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  • 16 Oct 2014
    This week's show is entitled, "The Importance of Provenance," but maybe it would be better to say "The Joy of Provenance." If you like antiques, you probably enjoy history, and what could be more interesting than researching your own possessions to establish a line of ownership thru the years? So, I've taken a few pieces that I own and some that I see for sale in the Mall, and show how I was or was not able to establish ownership back to when the pieces were made. In every case the attempt was worth the effort, even if the chain is broken in some places. I do this more for myself than for any future owner, but I do think that buyers enjoy knowing the most they can about whatever they buy. I did a show a few years ago entitled, "People Buy Stories," which is in the Videos section, and in it I give a few examples of how histories can give value to objects. Hope you can join us at the usual time on Sunday evening, 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT for this week's shows. Gary
    21119 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • 06 May 2015
    Michael Murray, the Comic Consultant, is back on iAntique with an update on trends in the market for comic books. Regular viewers will undoubtedly remember Mike from his 3 previous appearances in 2010, 2011, and in 2013 when he appeared on a panel with me in which we interviewed famous comic book artist, Neal Adams. We'll discuss the major events in the comic book world since 2013, which includes a new record high price paid for a comic book, movies driving collectiblity at an ever increasing rate, comic books that a year ago sold for $2-3 now commanding prices north of $100. Most interesting of all will be Mike's predictions for the near future (but we won't hold him responsible if he doesn't make us rich!) This year's Denver Comic Con is coming up over Memorial Day weekend, and Mike will give us a preview of what to expect. These events become more lavish & influential every year. Please tune in Sunday night, May 10, 2015 for this week's show. We're on at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Hope to see you in the Chatroom. Gary
    9849 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • 09 Aug 2012
    On Saturday Ski & I will host our monthly Classified Ads Show, which will be followed 1/2 hour later by our bi-monthly Appraisal Day. We've selected a great & varied assortment of interesting listings from the Classified Ads section of the website, which we will discuss. As always, viewers can participate with comments & questions. If any of you have items listed in the Classifieds that you would like for us to highlight, please send me a message before the show, and we'll include it. There've been a number of extremely interesting recent listings, and we're all gratified to see the increasing participation of members in posting classified ads. Believe me, they work! By including items I have for sale in the Mall in the classified listings, and then sharing the listings to Craigslist, I've sold at least an additional $6,000 in the last few months (that I know of). Sometimes customers see the ads online and then visit the store & buy direct from the Mall. Normally I don't know about how they found their purchases, so no doubt, sales from the Classifieds probably exceed the $6,000. Following the Classified Ads Show, which lasts an hour & begins at 10AM PDT, 11AM MDT, Noon CDT, 1PM EDT on Saturday, Ski & I will appraise items that people in the Denver area will bring in. The Appraisal Day last about 2 hours and will also be broadcast live. Tune in for it too, as we've uncovered some stuff that would make Antiques Roadshow proud. See everyone on Saturday. Gary
    7247 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • 02 Dec 2015
    The Mall is always filled with pieces of our industrial past that are now being purchased, mainly by young home owners & loft dwellers, to decorate their interiors. For me it's a new category--these are not antiques, some are functional but most are certainly not being used for their original purpose, most are made primarily of metal, they're often rusted and "damaged," and they are one of the hottest items in our business. So, in this week's show I profile a few of these great "collectibles"--I found 3 rusted out pickup truck tailgates, other automotive remnants, several industrial shelves, racks & displays, repurposed tables, factory carts, and a lot more. Please tune in at the usual time on Sunday evening, December 6, 2015, for this week's show on Industrial Artifacts. We're on at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
    6436 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
8,292 views Mar 08, 2011
Identifying Metals

 This evening I'll be discussing how to identify the metals used in antiques. I did a show on Pewter and one on Silver, in which we examined characteristics, marks, etc. Videos of both of those shows are in the Archive. Today I want to cover, particularly, bronze, brass, copper & spelter. We'll also look at a few items made of iron, steel, tin, nickel, and gold. We'll have one "what is it?" item--bet nobody can tell us what it is! Also, I want to give you an update on last week's chat, "Book Collecting." Hope you can join us at 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST today, Tuesday. Gary


  • Amie Martin
    Amie Martin Sounds good! I'll take your challenge Gary! Remember that if you can join us live tonight that I'll be taking questions for Gary thru the chat-room. And, if you can't catch the show tonight watch for the Archirved version in the "Weekly Shows" Video section.
    March 8, 2011
  • Colm O'Leary
    Colm O'Leary Hi Gary, I've posted some pictures of that silver on copper bowl that I mentioned at the end of last nights show in an album. It looks hand made and the only marks on it is D.S.C.G below a coronet on the bottom. I'm hoping that as you have a particular...  more
    March 9, 2011
  • Gary & Carol Stover
    Gary & Carol Stover Hi Colm, the D.S.C.G. mark with crown is the mark of "The Duchess of Sutherland's Cripples Guild", which produced silver plate from 1898 to 1922. Check out the following link, I can't...  more
    March 10, 2011
  • Colm O'Leary
    Colm O'Leary Thanks Gary! That really helps and what a great link that is. It's definitly one to bookmark as it's easy to find books with the silver marks but so few of them give more than a nod to electroplated items. It also explains why it's much better...  more
    March 10, 2011