Antiques And The Arts Weekly
The Bee Publishing Company has been in business since 1877, more than 130 years. Antiques and The Arts Weekly first came into being in 1963, as the “C-Section” of The Newtown Bee. In 1974 Antiques and The Arts Weekly received its own postal permit. It is still owned and operated by The Bee Publishing Company.
8:30 am to 5 pm Monday–Friday.
Call our circulation staff at 203-426-3141 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5 pm EST; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here to access our print and website ad rates and deadlines. Our advertising manager, Cindie Niemiera, will be happy to answer any of your questions. Contact her at 203-426-8036 or email@example.com.
Our Online Newspaper
Our online paper is free and accessible to all. Just click the cover of the paper you would like to read from the “Read Our Current Issues” section on our home page or click on “E-Edition” in the menu bar and begin reading. No payment or password is required. To read our current desktop E-Edition, click here.
Our online paper is in color, comes with adjustable font sizes for easy reading, can be translated into more than 90 languages and has hot links to hundreds of websites from both articles and ads. It is also completely searchable. The online paper is published every Wednesday and is available 24/7. You are welcome to share articles, images and ads with your friends.
Our Website Features
Just click here to subscribe to our email updates, and select your preferences: Headline News (weekly); Weekend Events (weekly); Antiques Show Previews (when applicable); The Gallery (twice a year); or Special Offers (when applicable).
We do not sell or rent our mailing list or email lists.
Click here to access the thousands of articles we have published online since the mid-1990s. If you do not find what you are looking for in our archive of articles that were published online, you are welcome to browse through the library of bound volumes at our offices.
Click here to check out the auctions, flea markets, tag/estate sales, antiques shows and exhibitions in our online events calendar. You can also sign up for our free Weekend Events email update that we send out each Thursday.
My A&A is a way for you to have your own private “locker” on our website. You can save your favorite articles for easy reference, keep a customized calendar of events that interest you and manage your Personal Picker keywords for items you’d like to be notified about in upcoming auctions. To set you up, we’ll need a functional email address, which is kept private. We will also ask for your first and last name. Registering on the site through My A&A gives you instant access to free membership level benefits.
Personal Picker helps find things you might want to buy in upcoming auctions. Our customized Picker program does the searching for you, “picking” (scouting out antiques, collectibles and fine artworks) not only the big sales and prominent auctioneers, but also the little estate auctions that get advertised in Antiques and The Arts Weekly at the last minute. If you have an email address, stop looking for the needle in the haystack and enroll in Personal Picker today! It’s free. We will notify you of any matches with a private, customized email each week.
Go browsing in Marketplace, and you might not ever want to leave. In Marketplace, dealers show prime examples from their holdings as well as new finds. Rich with photographic pans of dealers’ booths, educational video clips of experts discussing their wares and fingertip access to dealer contact information and social media buttons, Marketplace is wonderful for shoppers, as well as designers and collectors. If you are seeking out an auctioneer in order to bid or to consign, Marketplace will help you find just the auctioneer you need. Marketplace has its own search feature, which allows you to zero in on the particular specialty or item you are looking for.
First on scene during dealer setup, A&A Live Show presents panoramas of dealers’ booths, photographs of antiques and art being offered and informative video clips of dealers taken on the show floor. You can browse a show at your convenience even if it’s after hours or hundreds of miles away.
Antiques Show Previews are a sneak peak of dealer offerings planned for specific antiques shows across the country. Unlike LiveShow, which captures actual booths, Antiques Show Previews present items which could be sold before the truck is even unloaded at the show. Antiques Show Previews are a privileged first glimpse for eager buyers — usually two to three weeks before a show opens to the public.
Based on a theme chosen by our editorial staff, Showroom is published online and in our paper to present wonderful items that are for sale from dealers. Showroom is up on our site for a limited period of time, accessible to all.
The Gallery is our biannual fine arts publication, published in the spring and fall. It is full of news from dealers, galleries and museums from around the country, as well as original research and essays on artists and artworks, and it often presents rare opportunities. Sign up here to receive our free email of The Gallery.
The Social Hub is a way for everyone to see our exciting, real-time posts from antiques shows, auctions and more, without having to set up a social media account. You can begin to view our photos, see comments and watch our videos just by clicking on the Social Hub button or Social Hub “window” on our home page. However, if you’d like to start interacting with our social content, leaving comments, “liking,” etc., you’ll need to be logged into your own Twitter or Facebook account to do so.
Much of our video coverage is available on this website, however, you may also access our video archive on Vimeo by clicking here.
Advertise your event in the paper, and it will automatically be listed in the online events calendar. If your ad is too late for the paper and will only be presented as a website ad, please ask your ad representative to make sure it gets picked up for the online calendar. A press release or a calendar listing submission to our editorial staff will not be considered.
Please contact Laura Beach, at 203-426-3141 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are especially interested in covering events of importance to our audience as well as supporting our advertisers.
Please download our Press Release Guidelines here.
If you are a professional writer and would like to submit writing samples, please contact our Managing Editor Laura Beach by email: email@example.com. In the subject line of the email, please write: “Writing sample for Laura Beach.”
Depends on who you ask. According to the US Customs Department, an antique must be at least 100 years old. Some prestigious antique shows set the requirement as pre-1980.
We have a policy of not recommending a particular dealer or an auctioneer; however, a search of our Marketplace could turn up just the dealer or auctioneer you need.
We do not sell items directly through our site, whether pictured within editorial coverage, in an ad, in LiveShow or in Marketplace, but in each instance there is almost always a specific dealer or auction house associated the item — either in the photo caption, or on the same page. Once you have the business’s name and location, you may contact it directly to acquire the item you want.
While we do not recommend specific businesses, there are many dealers looking for certain types of antiques and art, and they make their preferences known in their Marketplace storefront under “Seeking.” Auctioneers may also be seeking specialty consignments. Make sure you understand the sales or consignment agreement completely before making a decision.
We do not conduct appraisals. Certified appraisers of antiques and art can be found through trade organizations such as the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) www.appraisers.org; International Society of Appraisers (ISA) www.isa-appraisers.org; or the Appraisers Association of America (AAA) www.appraisersassociation.org.
We pride ourselves in helping people recover valuable antiques and art that have been stolen. We ask that you provide a copy of the police report, the name and phone number of the law enforcement personnel handling your case, photo(s) of the item(s) stolen, a brief description of the stolen goods and some details about the theft (if available) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Because our publication is widely read by people in the antiques and art trade, sometimes the stories we publish result in stolen items being spotted and subsequently returned to their owners. For art thefts, we also suggest you contact the Art Loss Register at www.artloss.com. (The Art Loss Register is the largest private international database of stolen, missing and looted artworks).
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