RJG Antiques in the News

"Q&A with Russ and Karen Goldberger," Interview with Antiques and the Arts Weekly, May 4, 2016.

"Show Stoppers and Great Starters," Antiques Week in New Hampshire, New England Antiques Journal, November 2013. "Editor's Pick: The ingenuity and attention to detail shows that the man who made this made it simply for the love of making. What is it? A sand toy..." More »

"Annual Maritime and China Trade Auction," by Clayton Pennington, Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 17, 2013. "'They are very rare,' said Rye, New Hampshire, dealer Russ Goldberger of RJG Antiques. He was the underbidder on this pair of 11 1/4" long Mason passenger pigeon decoys, incorrectly identified in the catalog as doves. Goldberger pointed out that passenger pigeons became extinct in 1915, which meant the pair was an early Mason product..." More »

Taghkanic Basket"Tips and ideas for decorating with antiques," by Debbie Kane, New Hampshire Home Magazine, May - June 2012, features "a rare nested set of nine round ash and oak splint baskets was made in the first half of the nineteenth century in Taghkanic, New York. The baskets − ranging in size from ¾ inch to 6 inches in diameter − are highly sought by collectors. This set was sold by Russ and Karen Goldberger / RJG Antiques of Rye." See photo on right.

Antique Auction Forum Podcast featuring Russ Goldberger, February 4, 2011. Martin interviews Russ Goldberger about his road to success and how he has utilized the power of the internet to promote antiques.

"How effective is your website?" features an interview with Russ Goldberger in Northeast Antiques' "Talk of the Trade" column, January 2011.

Russ and Karen Goldberger were interviewed by Randall Decoteau in "Decoys and Folk Art since 1977: An Interview with Russ and Karen Goldberger," in Northeast Antiques' "Talk of the Trade" column in October 2010.

In January 2009, RJG Antiques was one of several exhibitors at the American Antiques Show featured on The Martha Blog.

Russ Goldberger is quoted frequently about decoys and folk art in national media, and RJG Antiques has been featured in leading print publications across the country including:

Architectural Digest, June 2007, pp. 46 and 78
Country Living, May 2007, p. 60
The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 13, 2007
The New York Times, January 19, 2007, p. E24
Country Living, July 2006, p. 47
Foster's Sunday Citizen (Dover, NH), July 24, 2005, p. C2
Country Living, January 2001

"Antique Decoys: Carving a Place in Collectors' Hearts," by Judy Penz Sheluk, New England Antiques Journal, November 2007.

"Prices for Decoys Are Rising," by Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson, Scripps Howard News Service, July 16, 2007.

"Website of the Month: www.rjgantiques.com," by Noah Fleischer, New England Antiques Journal, 2007.

"Selling Quality Antiques on the Internet", by Randall Decoteau, New England Antiques Journal, January 2006.

"Old Paint: Warmth and Patina of Painted Wares Entrances New Hampshire Couple," by Steven Marks, Antique Trader, March 24, 2004.

Charles Hart's Penguins"The American Antiques Show: Three Times a Charm," by R. Scudder Smith, Antiques and the Arts, January 27, 2004.

"The most extraordinary story involved collectors who saw Russ and Karen Goldberger's life-sized carved and painted penguins . . . pictured in the Friday edition of The New York Times . . . Returning from two weeks in Antarctica, John and Barbara Wilkerson - he serves as president of the Board of Trustees of the American Folk Art Museum - picked up the paper when they landed in Miami and, rather than heading home, made a beeline for the show, where they bought the birds. The penguins, now rather famous, were subsequently pictured in the Times again on Sunday, as well on a weather report that NBC television broadcasted throughout the day on Friday." Read more »

"ART REVIEW; Where The Wild Things Are (Made By Hand)," by Grace Glueck, New York Times, January 16, 2004.

"Stirred by Adm. Richard E. Byrd's trips to Antarctica and the South Pole in the early 1930's, a stonemason and decoy maker named Charles Hart began obsessively turning out carved penguins. His creations range in height from one-inch paperweights to birds four feet tall . . . The four-footers are life-size emperor penguins. And a pair of them carved in wood in 1935, which once flanked the doorway of a home in Essex, Mass., are now the chief attraction at RJG Antiques, one of 45 invited dealers at the American Antiques Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion through Sunday." Read more »

"Interview with Russ and Karen Goldberger," by Harold Hansen, Northeast, 2002.