This exclusive excerpt is from the new book Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2011 Price Guide
by Dan Brownell (Krause Publications, 2010). Brownell has edited more
than 50 books covering a wide range of subjects, including advertising,
ceramics, glass, clocks, bottles, records, toys, coins, tools, and
, a reality television show featuring antique and collectible treasure hunters Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, debuted on the History Channel
on Jan. 18, 2010, with 3.2 million viewers and was the highest rated
new cable series for viewers aged 25 to 54. The two “pickers” (buyers
who typically resell to dealers) operate their business Antique
from their van as they travel around the country hunting for overlooked
treasures in old barns and other out-of-the way places.
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