HITTING THE ANTIQUES TRAIL by Ann Kilborn Cole

HITTING THE ANTIQUES TRAIL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here's- for the addicts- a new kind of travel and holiday project, following the routes, the length and breadth of the seaboard states, in search of antiques. From Maine to Florida, and Island as far as western New York and Pennsylvania, Ann Cole, who runs a column on antiques for the Philadelphia Inquires and has written two other practical books on antiques, shares her personal experiences, and the conclusions at which she has arrived. This is a touring guide to be sure, and the extensive geographical directory at the end will be a constant source of information and inspiration. But she writes of how antiques are bought and sold, where they come from, what are the new trends now that there's a dwindling source of supplies of early American. She tells how to prepare for such a trip of exploration, what to read, how to combine sightseeing (museums and old houses particularly), how to know your areas, the best time to go, the ways in which dealers and shops can be sized up, the dangers in reproductions, rebuilt pieces, ignorance- or deliberate misinformation. She writes, too, of the hazards of the trade, and the difficulties encountered with the tourists. Useful and entertaining.

Pub Date: May 24th, 1961
Publisher: McKay