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  • 14 Feb 2018
    Mid-century modern furniture has been popular for years, and it's a great seller here at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. It this week's show I'll highlight some designer pieces from the '50's & '60's. There's a pair of Moreddi teak end tables, a Crawford Furniture maple desk, a Paul McCobb Planner Group coffee table, a set of 4 Conant Ball bar stools designed by Leslie Diamond, and much more. I always thought that mid-century was a trend that would eventually go out of style--that definitely has not happened! Please join us this coming Sunday evening, February 18, 2018 for our program. We'll be on at the usual time: 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST. Gary
    12 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Mid-century modern furniture has been popular for years, and it's a great seller here at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. It this week's show I'll highlight some designer pieces from the '50's & '60's. There's a pair of Moreddi teak end tables, a Crawford Furniture maple desk, a Paul McCobb Planner Group coffee table, a set of 4 Conant Ball bar stools designed by Leslie Diamond, and much more. I always thought that mid-century was a trend that would eventually go out of style--that definitely has not happened! Please join us this coming Sunday evening, February 18, 2018 for our program. We'll be on at the usual time: 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST. Gary
    Feb 14, 2018 12
  • 07 Feb 2018
    30 years ago Western American Art had not gained a foothold in the art market's consciousness. Now it's big business not only Out West but in New York and everywhere else. Still, I think the market's got a long way to go to truly gain acceptance among art buyers. If it does gain that acceptance, then I think that values will more closely mimic values in other categories, such as Contemporary, Abstract Expressionism, and Impressionism. And why not? In this week's show I try to make the case that Western American Art deserves its place among the world's great art genres. For too long the market has more closely resembled the market for memorabilia, rather than art. Nothing wrong with memorabillia, but when a Clyfford Still can sell for $62 million, and a Christopher Wool for $30 million, then why is the market for western painting capped at under $10 million? My favorite western painting is Maynard Dixon's "Wild Horses of Nevada." In fact I think it's my favorite American painting. How much is it worth? Please join us for this week's show on Western Art, as we look at several examples of what I see as substantial undervaluation for some of the world's great paintings. We're on at 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Gary
    32 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • 30 years ago Western American Art had not gained a foothold in the art market's consciousness. Now it's big business not only Out West but in New York and everywhere else. Still, I think the market's got a long way to go to truly gain acceptance among art buyers. If it does gain that acceptance, then I think that values will more closely mimic values in other categories, such as Contemporary, Abstract Expressionism, and Impressionism. And why not? In this week's show I try to make the case that Western American Art deserves its place among the world's great art genres. For too long the market has more closely resembled the market for memorabilia, rather than art. Nothing wrong with memorabillia, but when a Clyfford Still can sell for $62 million, and a Christopher Wool for $30 million, then why is the market for western painting capped at under $10 million? My favorite western painting is Maynard Dixon's "Wild Horses of Nevada." In fact I think it's my favorite American painting. How much is it worth? Please join us for this week's show on Western Art, as we look at several examples of what I see as substantial undervaluation for some of the world's great paintings. We're on at 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Gary
    Feb 07, 2018 32
  • 29 Jan 2018
    Fountain Pens - “What you write with reflects who you are” so the saying goes, and fountain pens were a reflection of a person’s education and status in days gone by. Up until the mid-Twentieth Century, fountain pens, or ink pens as some people call them, were the primary way for people to communicate the written word. The smooth even flow of ink from a vintage fountain pen adds delicacy, beauty, and flair to what is written on paper. Even today, writing with a vintage fountain pen is to write with a quality instrument having a rich history and legacy. While there were many manufacturers of fountain pens, there are four recognized as the most prominent leaders in the industry, those being Parker, Waterman, Sheaffer, and Conklin. Each of these companies made significant contributions to fountain pens. Waterman’s #52 Pen was the first level-filled pen to become popular. Sheaffer’s “Balance Pen” was the first to use a torpedo-shape which fit the hand very nicely. Parker’s #51 Pen had clean lines and sleek style and had sales of around 20 million. Conklin’s “Crescent Filler System” allowed the pen to be filled using only one hand. Regardless of the manufacturer, fountain pens were marvelous works of engineering and art. Collecting vintage fountain pens has become quite popular in recent years as fountain pens represent a great way to own a piece of history at reasonable costs. Be sure to look for vintage fountain pens the next time you visit the Brass Armadillo Antique Store.
    58 Posted by Betty Jean Shearin
  • Fountain Pens - “What you write with reflects who you are” so the saying goes, and fountain pens were a reflection of a person’s education and status in days gone by. Up until the mid-Twentieth Century, fountain pens, or ink pens as some people call them, were the primary way for people to communicate the written word. The smooth even flow of ink from a vintage fountain pen adds delicacy, beauty, and flair to what is written on paper. Even today, writing with a vintage fountain pen is to write with a quality instrument having a rich history and legacy. While there were many manufacturers of fountain pens, there are four recognized as the most prominent leaders in the industry, those being Parker, Waterman, Sheaffer, and Conklin. Each of these companies made significant contributions to fountain pens. Waterman’s #52 Pen was the first level-filled pen to become popular. Sheaffer’s “Balance Pen” was the first to use a torpedo-shape which fit the hand very nicely. Parker’s #51 Pen had clean lines and sleek style and had sales of around 20 million. Conklin’s “Crescent Filler System” allowed the pen to be filled using only one hand. Regardless of the manufacturer, fountain pens were marvelous works of engineering and art. Collecting vintage fountain pens has become quite popular in recent years as fountain pens represent a great way to own a piece of history at reasonable costs. Be sure to look for vintage fountain pens the next time you visit the Brass Armadillo Antique Store.
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  • 24 Jan 2018
    In this week's program we profile some repurposed antiques that display real ingenuity in design. February has traditionally been Repurpose Month at the Brass Armadillos, and there's a contest on for dealers. Over the past few years the winner (and a lot of close seconds and thirds) have demonstrated great functionality, inventiveness, uniqueness, and all at bargain prices! I'm sure that this year will be no different. We're getting a head start this year by showing repurposed pieces that are already in the Mall. (Repurposed vintage and antique items actually sell extremely well throughout the year.) We'll be on at the usual time this coming Sunday evening, January 28, 2018 at 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST. Hope you can join us. Gary
    99 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • In this week's program we profile some repurposed antiques that display real ingenuity in design. February has traditionally been Repurpose Month at the Brass Armadillos, and there's a contest on for dealers. Over the past few years the winner (and a lot of close seconds and thirds) have demonstrated great functionality, inventiveness, uniqueness, and all at bargain prices! I'm sure that this year will be no different. We're getting a head start this year by showing repurposed pieces that are already in the Mall. (Repurposed vintage and antique items actually sell extremely well throughout the year.) We'll be on at the usual time this coming Sunday evening, January 28, 2018 at 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST. Hope you can join us. Gary
    Jan 24, 2018 99
  • 24 Jan 2018
    In this week's program we profile some repurposed antiques that display real ingenuity in design. February has traditionally been Repurpose Month at the Brass Armadillos, and there's a contest on for dealers. Over the past few years the winner (and a lot of close seconds and thirds) have demonstrated great functionality, inventiveness, uniqueness, and all at bargain prices! I'm sure that this year will be no different. We're getting a head start this year by showing repurposed pieces that are already in the Mall. (Repurposed vintage and antique items actually sell extremely well throughout the year.) We'll be on at the usual time this coming Sunday evening, January 28, 2018 at 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST. Hope you can join us. Gary
    76 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • In this week's program we profile some repurposed antiques that display real ingenuity in design. February has traditionally been Repurpose Month at the Brass Armadillos, and there's a contest on for dealers. Over the past few years the winner (and a lot of close seconds and thirds) have demonstrated great functionality, inventiveness, uniqueness, and all at bargain prices! I'm sure that this year will be no different. We're getting a head start this year by showing repurposed pieces that are already in the Mall. (Repurposed vintage and antique items actually sell extremely well throughout the year.) We'll be on at the usual time this coming Sunday evening, January 28, 2018 at 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST. Hope you can join us. Gary
    Jan 24, 2018 76
  • 18 Jan 2018
    Last week's program was devoted to describing some of the ways that blacklight can help identify, authenticate, and provide condition details on various categories of antiques. In this week's show I'll discuss ways in which use of the blacklight must be augmented with other tools in order to better understand quality and condition. And when blacklight does help you identify a condition issue, what are some of the considerations in deciding whether to pursue a repair or restoration. Most of the program will focus on whether restoration of oil paintings might make sense for a particular work of art. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, January 21, 2018 at 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST. Gary
    99 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Last week's program was devoted to describing some of the ways that blacklight can help identify, authenticate, and provide condition details on various categories of antiques. In this week's show I'll discuss ways in which use of the blacklight must be augmented with other tools in order to better understand quality and condition. And when blacklight does help you identify a condition issue, what are some of the considerations in deciding whether to pursue a repair or restoration. Most of the program will focus on whether restoration of oil paintings might make sense for a particular work of art. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, January 21, 2018 at 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST. Gary
    Jan 18, 2018 99

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