Before it was acquired by publisher F+W Media, Krause Publications was one of the leading publishers of magazines and books aimed at hobbyists and collectors. Among the company's periodical titles were Antique Trader Weekly, Numismatic News (coin collecting), and Sports Collectors Digest. Other interests covered included records, comic books, toys, firearms, knives, and old cars. The company also published many books on antiques, collecting, model railroading, and other interests. In addition, Krause operated Collect.com, an online community for buyers and sellers of collectibles. Founder Chet Krause started publishing Numismatic News in 1952. The company became a part of F+ W in 2002.