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  • 26 Apr 2018
    A couple of years ago I did a show in which I discussed a large 36" x 22" photograph that I thought was of Western lawman, Wyatt Earp, but I wasn't sure. The owner of that photograph, Marshall Bulle, and I have spent the last 2 years researching the photo further. Our final report was finished today, and you can read it online at  http://frontiershadows.com/WyattReportWeb.pdf  In the end we did conclude that it is Wyatt. The report runs to 80 pages, and I think that if you have the patience to read it through to the end, you will be convinced too. I'll be interviewing Marshall on my weekly program in a couple of weeks. Please watch for it! Gary
    4 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • A couple of years ago I did a show in which I discussed a large 36" x 22" photograph that I thought was of Western lawman, Wyatt Earp, but I wasn't sure. The owner of that photograph, Marshall Bulle, and I have spent the last 2 years researching the photo further. Our final report was finished today, and you can read it online at  http://frontiershadows.com/WyattReportWeb.pdf  In the end we did conclude that it is Wyatt. The report runs to 80 pages, and I think that if you have the patience to read it through to the end, you will be convinced too. I'll be interviewing Marshall on my weekly program in a couple of weeks. Please watch for it! Gary
    Apr 26, 2018 4
  • 25 Apr 2018
    We're now uploading our programs as soon as they're edited, so please watch the website & search youtube for new programs. In this week's show I'll discuss antique Mexican retablos. These oil paintings on tin of religious subjects were hung in houses, often as a way of giving thanks to a particular Saint, who, in the minds of the believers interceded on behalf of the family. The works are charming and evocative. They remind me of Pre-Renaissance Italian paintings. They have a genuineness similar to hand crafted antiques. You want to touch them, and I think that family members did touch them often. Hope you enjoy the program, and please let me know what you think. Gary
    9 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • We're now uploading our programs as soon as they're edited, so please watch the website & search youtube for new programs. In this week's show I'll discuss antique Mexican retablos. These oil paintings on tin of religious subjects were hung in houses, often as a way of giving thanks to a particular Saint, who, in the minds of the believers interceded on behalf of the family. The works are charming and evocative. They remind me of Pre-Renaissance Italian paintings. They have a genuineness similar to hand crafted antiques. You want to touch them, and I think that family members did touch them often. Hope you enjoy the program, and please let me know what you think. Gary
    Apr 25, 2018 9
  • 18 Apr 2018
    Please join us for this month's Bargain Show from the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. The program will be uploaded in a few days--watch this site + youtube. There were some very interesting items in the Mall at real bargain prices: some c. 1800 pewter pieces one made by Thomas Danforth Boardman & his brother Sherman Boardman, a Sleepy Eye barrel cover, a Sears & Roebuck standing hair dryer, some purple glass, a c.1785 Irish mahogany chair, a porcelain doll by Swarovski in a case, a  Robinhood Ware tray, & much more. If you've liked my facebook page, then you're automatically entered into the drawing for the item I select as Best in the Mall. Gary
    35 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Please join us for this month's Bargain Show from the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. The program will be uploaded in a few days--watch this site + youtube. There were some very interesting items in the Mall at real bargain prices: some c. 1800 pewter pieces one made by Thomas Danforth Boardman & his brother Sherman Boardman, a Sleepy Eye barrel cover, a Sears & Roebuck standing hair dryer, some purple glass, a c.1785 Irish mahogany chair, a porcelain doll by Swarovski in a case, a  Robinhood Ware tray, & much more. If you've liked my facebook page, then you're automatically entered into the drawing for the item I select as Best in the Mall. Gary
    Apr 18, 2018 35
  • 23 Mar 2018
    Cranberry Glass is not just for Thanksgiving. Although red “cranberry glass” has been known to exist since early Roman times, it is believed that what we know today as Cranberry Glass was first made by Antonio Neri in 1612 A.D.   That is when he first added a bit of gold to molten glass to produce the red cranberry color. By the mid 1800’s, glass blowers frequently added gold chloride to the molten glass to produce the brilliant red colors in glass. The art of glass blowing soon was able to produce all types of cranberry glass objects including pitchers, vases, decanters and matching glass ware, and even lamps and lamp shades.   During the 1800’s in the United States, several well-known glass companies began mass-producing cranberry glass items. Among these were Pilgrim Glass and Fenton Glass, each of which sold their cranberry glass items in department and gift stores up until discontinuing operations in the early 2000’s. Today cranberry glass items are mostly produced only by individual glass blowers. Items of cranberry glass are becoming more and more scarce and the older items keep increasing in value.   The next time you are in The Brass Armadillo, be sure to keep your eye out for items made of cranberry glass. Remember when you see a piece of sparkling red cranberry glass, there is an extraordinary history, craftsmanship, and a “touch of gold” in that beautiful color.    
    143 Posted by Betty Jean Shearin
  • Cranberry Glass is not just for Thanksgiving. Although red “cranberry glass” has been known to exist since early Roman times, it is believed that what we know today as Cranberry Glass was first made by Antonio Neri in 1612 A.D.   That is when he first added a bit of gold to molten glass to produce the red cranberry color. By the mid 1800’s, glass blowers frequently added gold chloride to the molten glass to produce the brilliant red colors in glass. The art of glass blowing soon was able to produce all types of cranberry glass objects including pitchers, vases, decanters and matching glass ware, and even lamps and lamp shades.   During the 1800’s in the United States, several well-known glass companies began mass-producing cranberry glass items. Among these were Pilgrim Glass and Fenton Glass, each of which sold their cranberry glass items in department and gift stores up until discontinuing operations in the early 2000’s. Today cranberry glass items are mostly produced only by individual glass blowers. Items of cranberry glass are becoming more and more scarce and the older items keep increasing in value.   The next time you are in The Brass Armadillo, be sure to keep your eye out for items made of cranberry glass. Remember when you see a piece of sparkling red cranberry glass, there is an extraordinary history, craftsmanship, and a “touch of gold” in that beautiful color.    
    Mar 23, 2018 143
  • 19 Mar 2018
    "Turn of the Century"--a very broad term to describe everything between Victorian and the '20's. In this week's program we'll examine pieces made during the Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Edwardian, Fin de Siecle, Jugendstil, Modernismo periods. It was a time of great scientific and industrial advancement: we'll look at a Kahn & Bros parlor stove possibly designed by Rudolph Thiem, a spool cabinet made by Merrrick Thread Co, a Loetz vase, a 40 drawer store hardward cabinet made by A. R. Brown of Irwin, Tennessee, and many more representative examples. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, March 25, 2018, at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
    152 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • "Turn of the Century"--a very broad term to describe everything between Victorian and the '20's. In this week's program we'll examine pieces made during the Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Edwardian, Fin de Siecle, Jugendstil, Modernismo periods. It was a time of great scientific and industrial advancement: we'll look at a Kahn & Bros parlor stove possibly designed by Rudolph Thiem, a spool cabinet made by Merrrick Thread Co, a Loetz vase, a 40 drawer store hardward cabinet made by A. R. Brown of Irwin, Tennessee, and many more representative examples. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, March 25, 2018, at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
    Mar 19, 2018 152
  • 13 Mar 2018
    Heywood Brothers was established in 1826, Wakefield Company in 1855, and they merged in 1897. In the beginning it was mainly wicker furniture and accessories, but nowadays Heywood-Wakefield is mainly known for its midcentury modern blond furniture, in wheat or champagne. In this week's program we'll look at a few wicker pieces, but primarily we'll examine the midcentury furniture: a corner bookcase, a 9 drawer dresser with mirror, a headboard, and a 2-tier side table; and we'll compare the HW pieces with other pieces of midcentury furniture. I think you'll see why there's a premium for Heywood-Wakefield. We'll be on at the usual time, this coming Sunday evening, March 18, 2018: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Hope you can join us! Gary
    168 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Heywood Brothers was established in 1826, Wakefield Company in 1855, and they merged in 1897. In the beginning it was mainly wicker furniture and accessories, but nowadays Heywood-Wakefield is mainly known for its midcentury modern blond furniture, in wheat or champagne. In this week's program we'll look at a few wicker pieces, but primarily we'll examine the midcentury furniture: a corner bookcase, a 9 drawer dresser with mirror, a headboard, and a 2-tier side table; and we'll compare the HW pieces with other pieces of midcentury furniture. I think you'll see why there's a premium for Heywood-Wakefield. We'll be on at the usual time, this coming Sunday evening, March 18, 2018: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Hope you can join us! Gary
    Mar 13, 2018 168

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