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New! Add Museum Stops to Your Antiques Road Trip By Admin

Our unique Trip Planner for Antiques already has a slew of great features, and now we’ve added another reason to use it – museums across the US and Canada. Simply enable the “Show … Museums” options on the map to view locations indicted by a green museum icon, and add…

Auction Highlights – Picasso’s Women of Algiers By Admin

The following is an excerpt from the “Setting Records on the Auction Block” article – World Class Antiques Magazine. It is no surprise that when a Picasso hits the auction rooms the stakes are going to be high. But when the famous painting, Women of Algiers, by the revolutionary Spanish…

It’s Official! World Class Antiques Magazine is Here By Admin

The response to our expert-level columns and blog posts has been so incredible that we decided to compile them together in a succinct, magazine-style format for our audience of collectors and dealers. Our free, bimonthly magazine is now available in a number of formats – on our website, in a…

Recognizing Hand Carved Antique Furniture By Admin

Can you tell when a furniture piece is hand carved? You might be surprised! Furniture hand carving is commonly misunderstood, and even savvy dealers make mistakes. A fascinating article from Wayne Jordan, a Virginia-licensed auctioneer, Certified Personal Property Appraiser and Accredited Business Broker who is a regular columnist for World…

Hot or Not? Predicting Antique Trends By Admin

In a recent post we discussed how the data from our spring sweepstakes showed which antiques the World Class Antiques audience is most interested in collecting. The most popular response to the question, “What type of collectibles are you most interested to collect?” was coins, followed by stained and blown…

Where to Open Your Antique Shop – and What to Sell By Admin

One of the many benefits of our relationship with Single Entry Point Marketing is their online sweepstakes platform and data collection and analysis capabilities. Aside from offering buyers and collectors of antiques fun and interactive contests with great prizes, we are able to learn a great deal about the audience…

Need a Pick Me Up? Have a Soda Pop! By Admin

Did you know that the common soda pop was introduced originally as a magic elixir in the late 19th century, which sold especially well in “dry” areas where one might desire a little pick me up?! From Coca-Cola to Canada Dry Ginger Ale, carbonated water with syrup has not changed…

New! Promote Your Antique Events with a Photo Gallery By Admin

Great news for Premium Directory Member! You can now promote your shows and events with our photo gallery functionality. Click here for a live demo. Photos of past shows, vendors, and antique items for sale will bring your show or event to life, and interested buyers will be more likely…

Beyond It’s Enjoyment, Is Fine Art a Good Investment? By Admin

After a Picasso sold recently for an all-time record price at auction, you might be thinking about collecting art as an investment. The painting, The Women of Algiers (Version ‘O’), which Pablo Picasso painted on Valentine’s Day in 1955, sold for $179.3 million at Christie’s, a record for a work…

New! Promote Your Antique Shop with a Photo Gallery By Admin

Great news for Directory Premium Members! A photo gallery feature for your shop listing is now live. Click here for a live demo. Promote your antique shop with a gallery of photos! Our simple, drag-and-drop tool makes it easy to upload and add photos to your shop listing, and displays…


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