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What do we cover?
The focus of Collector Network is the antique and collectible business, with it’s primary emphasis on California. However, we cover worldwide auctions and other news affecting the industry. Many of our articles take a philosophical approach, showing the relevance between antiques and historic figures, or modern life.
- Latest Show News
- Flea Markets
- Updates on indoor shows
- Date changes
- Interesting Auction stories
- Record Prices
- Upcoming sales
- The people of the industry
- Dealer Profiles
- Who’s hired; who’s fired
- Classic Rock
- Updates on concerts
- New Releases
Collector Network is a full color glossy magazine, distributed primarily in California through antique stores, malls and shows. Its readers include: antique dealers, collectors, auctioneers, and other professionals working within the antique industry.
4.5 tall x 3.5 wide $145
4.5 tall x 7.5 wide $260
9.25 tall by 7.5 wide $435
PREMIUM PAGES $600 (waiting list)
Inside front cover, inside back and back cover
Payment: annual advertisers are billed after the magazine is published.
(Deadline: the 10th)
- $35 for 25 words
- $200 for the same ad to run for one year
- Send email or through mail
- Pay through PayPal or send check
- (see bottom of page for contact info)
Subscription (12 issues) $99 a year.
Single copy $10.
Free at leading antique businesses.
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Then send email to that address and provide your name and mailing address.
Collector Network accepts professionally written press releases about news that affects the antiques and collectible business.
- Word limit 275
- Must be expressed in objective terms
- Avoid all superlatives; stick to facts
- Opinions should be in quotes and attributed to a specific individual
- If any item is mentioned, include the date it was made, who made it, the country of origin; if it’s for sale, the price.
- Avoid arcane abbreviations (spell them out, the first time used)
- Every photo needs to have a caption associated with it
- Imagines need to be at least 250 dpi
- Photos of antiques should be free of any extraneous items, against a plain background
About the Publisher
Frank! founded the publication in 1980. Originally it was intended on being a local community newspaper. The first issue was financed from the proceeds of selling a 1957 VW Bus, which had been converted into a mobile counseling center, which was the publisher’s profession prior to publishing. Although Frank! was a philosophy major, he worked his way through college by aiding in the administration of “Peer Counseling” programs at LACC and Cal State, L.A.
In 1975 he founded the “American Paraprofessional Association” and published a monthly newsletter called “Paraprofessional” for several years. Later he was contracted by Congressman John H. Rousselot to run a “Jobmanship” program, which included career decision-making, job search, preparation for employment interviews and resume writing.
In 1978 Frank! published an avant garde career education newspaper, called “Career,” which strove to put some dazzle in the subject with detailed illustrations and stories about exciting career opportunities.
Career education morphed into antique education; throughout the 90s Frank! staged ten single focused one-day symposiums and ten multi-subject two-day Collectors’ Conferences.
Collector, Box 8367, La Verne, CA 91750 –
Call Frank! (909) 593-1018