Barbara Crews


  • Longtime collector who has contributed to Antique Trader, Today’s Vintage, Collector’s Mart, Antique & Collectibles Showcase, and Collectors News
  • Profiled on A&E's Incurable Collector
  • Founder of the American Cookie Jar Association


Barbara Crews is a former writer for LiveAbout who contributed articles on collecting, collectibles, and memorabilia for more than 16 years. She has written for many of the most prestigious antiques and collectibles magazines in the antiquing industry, including The Antique Trader, Today's Vintage, Collector's Mart, Antique & Collectibles Showcase, and Collectors News. A&E featured Barbara and her collections on the show Incurable Curators. Barbara is also the founder of the American Cookie Jar Association (ACJA).


Barbara is currently studying to become a certified antiques appraiser.

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