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  • 12 Oct 2012
    There is a frenzy going on amongst the Denver Brass Armadillo Antique Mall venders this week....and as well there should be!   We had more great success with the Classified Listing Program within the Mall.  It brought in some really great sales and got multiple venders excited about getting their own items posted and up on the internet.   Back in May of 2012 a couple of venders came to me and asked me to post an item that they had stored in one of our back rooms.  The item was too large for them to display in their space in the Mall, but depite its size and "unique vibe", we knew that the item would make the right buyer a happy camper....if we could only find them, or better yet, help them find us!     This 1920's antique medical exam table is oak with all the fixings:  2 sets of stir-ups, the original leather, height & foot adjustments,  blood pan and 4 pass through drawers.   The item was originally listed on May 2, 2012 and reposted approximately every 60 days with no success in finding a buyer for this unique item. But just after reposting it at the end of September, a couple of gentlemen came into the Mall and asked us to pull the table out of storage.  They looked it over and happily took it home with them on Wednesday of this last week.    As if this weren't already a great enough story.....    Shortly after I was asked to post the medical exam table, the same set of venders asked if I could come out to their shop and storage unit and list some additional  items that they wanted to sell.  Due to the collectability, rarity & value of the items, I happily obliged.  Again, I continued to repost the items as they expired and just this last Tuesday, after reposting it just two days before, we received a call from an interested buyer for this beautiful quarter sawn oak Early Murphy Bed with desk and beveled mirror.     People, I have seen this happen time and time again.  I'll list an item and nothing happens, but then I'll repost it and we make a connection.  It's all a matter of finding that one person and what better way to do that than by listing your items and being persistent.        Amie Martin Social Networking Coordinator Denver Brass Armadillo Antique Mall
    45255 Posted by Denver Brass Armadillo
  • There is a frenzy going on amongst the Denver Brass Armadillo Antique Mall venders this week....and as well there should be!   We had more great success with the Classified Listing Program within the Mall.  It brought in some really great sales and got multiple venders excited about getting their own items posted and up on the internet.   Back in May of 2012 a couple of venders came to me and asked me to post an item that they had stored in one of our back rooms.  The item was too large for them to display in their space in the Mall, but depite its size and "unique vibe", we knew that the item would make the right buyer a happy camper....if we could only find them, or better yet, help them find us!     This 1920's antique medical exam table is oak with all the fixings:  2 sets of stir-ups, the original leather, height & foot adjustments,  blood pan and 4 pass through drawers.   The item was originally listed on May 2, 2012 and reposted approximately every 60 days with no success in finding a buyer for this unique item. But just after reposting it at the end of September, a couple of gentlemen came into the Mall and asked us to pull the table out of storage.  They looked it over and happily took it home with them on Wednesday of this last week.    As if this weren't already a great enough story.....    Shortly after I was asked to post the medical exam table, the same set of venders asked if I could come out to their shop and storage unit and list some additional  items that they wanted to sell.  Due to the collectability, rarity & value of the items, I happily obliged.  Again, I continued to repost the items as they expired and just this last Tuesday, after reposting it just two days before, we received a call from an interested buyer for this beautiful quarter sawn oak Early Murphy Bed with desk and beveled mirror.     People, I have seen this happen time and time again.  I'll list an item and nothing happens, but then I'll repost it and we make a connection.  It's all a matter of finding that one person and what better way to do that than by listing your items and being persistent.        Amie Martin Social Networking Coordinator Denver Brass Armadillo Antique Mall
    Oct 12, 2012 45255
  • 23 Sep 2012
    Recently we've touched on some wonderful sales that were made due to use of the Classified Listings.  I think that it is pretty obvious that putting in the time to get your items on the internet and out there for the world to see is important.  But what is the value of having items listed online?   Last weekend at the Denver Brass Armadillo Antique Mall, we experienced a busier than normal weekend.  Of course, this is a wonderful thing, but it makes a person stop and question why?  We were not running any sales or promotions last weekend, but in talking with some of the customers coming through the Mall, we made another significant discovery.    Last weekend, September 14-16, The 45th Annual Denver Gem and Mineral Show took place.  Now you may be asking what this has to do with increased traffic and sales at the Mall.  Well, I'd like to tell you that once again, the use of Classified Listings paid off for us.  Not only did we have people visiting the Mall that already knew about us and that try to make a point of visiting us when they are in town for events such as the Gem and Mineral Show, but I'm sure that we brought in NEW customers.    Every item that you list online, if done properly, can be brought up in a Google search and this adds GREAT value to having items listed online!  So, while people visiting from out of town for one event in search of something to fill an open evening, or perhaps in search of a particular item or type of item can locate you, your items and your location online.  And, though they may only come in for one particular item, you may find them buying additional items once they arrive.  And I'm sure that this is what happened last weekend at the Denver Brass Armadillo Antique Mall. 
    1150 Posted by Denver Brass Armadillo
  • Recently we've touched on some wonderful sales that were made due to use of the Classified Listings.  I think that it is pretty obvious that putting in the time to get your items on the internet and out there for the world to see is important.  But what is the value of having items listed online?   Last weekend at the Denver Brass Armadillo Antique Mall, we experienced a busier than normal weekend.  Of course, this is a wonderful thing, but it makes a person stop and question why?  We were not running any sales or promotions last weekend, but in talking with some of the customers coming through the Mall, we made another significant discovery.    Last weekend, September 14-16, The 45th Annual Denver Gem and Mineral Show took place.  Now you may be asking what this has to do with increased traffic and sales at the Mall.  Well, I'd like to tell you that once again, the use of Classified Listings paid off for us.  Not only did we have people visiting the Mall that already knew about us and that try to make a point of visiting us when they are in town for events such as the Gem and Mineral Show, but I'm sure that we brought in NEW customers.    Every item that you list online, if done properly, can be brought up in a Google search and this adds GREAT value to having items listed online!  So, while people visiting from out of town for one event in search of something to fill an open evening, or perhaps in search of a particular item or type of item can locate you, your items and your location online.  And, though they may only come in for one particular item, you may find them buying additional items once they arrive.  And I'm sure that this is what happened last weekend at the Denver Brass Armadillo Antique Mall. 
    Sep 23, 2012 1150
  • 06 Sep 2012
        SOLD!!  What a good reminder to us all to do our internet listings!  This piece was listed in April and sold to an interior design firm in Beverly Hills at $1625 recently. The buyer found it on a google search & the listing was the one in the iantique classifieds.   Another recent great sale made due to internet listings is this beautiful Moses Frances Fretwork.  This piece was brought into the Denver Brass Armadillo Antique Mall back in April 2012 and immediately listed in the Classifieds.  Since then, this piece was discovered by a couple traveling across country.  They found it listed online during their travels and they changed their route to stop by the Mall!   Both of these incredible sales were made soley due to the use of the internet & Social Networking tools that we have available and I assure you that these are only some of the biggest sales made.  If your not using these tools and listing your items online, I would like to strongly advise you to do so.  Listing your items for sale online pays.   Blog Written by: Amie Martin Social Networking Coordinator Denver Brass Armadillo Antique Mall
    2088 Posted by Denver Brass Armadillo
  •     SOLD!!  What a good reminder to us all to do our internet listings!  This piece was listed in April and sold to an interior design firm in Beverly Hills at $1625 recently. The buyer found it on a google search & the listing was the one in the iantique classifieds.   Another recent great sale made due to internet listings is this beautiful Moses Frances Fretwork.  This piece was brought into the Denver Brass Armadillo Antique Mall back in April 2012 and immediately listed in the Classifieds.  Since then, this piece was discovered by a couple traveling across country.  They found it listed online during their travels and they changed their route to stop by the Mall!   Both of these incredible sales were made soley due to the use of the internet & Social Networking tools that we have available and I assure you that these are only some of the biggest sales made.  If your not using these tools and listing your items online, I would like to strongly advise you to do so.  Listing your items for sale online pays.   Blog Written by: Amie Martin Social Networking Coordinator Denver Brass Armadillo Antique Mall
    Sep 06, 2012 2088
  • 04 Sep 2011
    Shipping Advice 101: Okay- so you have been eagerly awaiting that special item that you won or ordered on-line. This is the one piece that you have been dyeing to add to your collection. The mail truck drives up to your door… you greet the mail person and tell her how much you have waited for this package to arrive. As you are holding this coveted package in your hands, you get a sinking feeling from the heft of the package lobbing to one side of the box. It could be the same sinking feeling if you hear rattling pieces. Opening up the package, you find that a precious antique that has survived a century or more has now been destroyed because of careless packaging. You are devastated……. I am writing this entry as I know many of us have experienced this loss. I have seen antiques crammed into tiny corn dog boxes with parts of a cast iron bank poking out of the sides . I have seen beautiful horse drawn fire wagons that have survived 100 years lay in shambles in dilapidated boxes without bubble wrap or packing peanuts.   This all could have been avoided if the proper techniques were used for shipping:   Box must be bigger than the item and packing material. Nothing worse than seeing part of your newly purchased antique poking out of the side of the box. Or the item imploded upon the pressure of being crammed into too small of a space.   Use bubble wrap that has not been over used. Sheets of Bubble wrap have seen plenty of mileage by being used over and over again. If majority of bubbles have been popped, then don’t use. The same goes for cardboard boxes. Pull them out of circulation if they are torn, bent, crushed etc….   If the item consists of several pieces- wrap each piece individually- not all together. Use packing peanuts all around wrapped items.    Double-box heavy items. Heavy items tend to shift through packing peanuts because of their weight.  Pack the heavy item as in steps listed above and then place that box inside a larger box. After placing in a larger box surround interior box with more packing peanuts.   Sellers-By following these techniques, many an antique can be saved. By taking the time package carefully, buyers will be pleased and willing to purchase from you again. Buyers- if you know your item is a heavy item, request the item to be double boxed.   Thanks for taking the time to read my Shipping advice.
    1250 Posted by Acorn Hill Antiques
  • Shipping Advice 101: Okay- so you have been eagerly awaiting that special item that you won or ordered on-line. This is the one piece that you have been dyeing to add to your collection. The mail truck drives up to your door… you greet the mail person and tell her how much you have waited for this package to arrive. As you are holding this coveted package in your hands, you get a sinking feeling from the heft of the package lobbing to one side of the box. It could be the same sinking feeling if you hear rattling pieces. Opening up the package, you find that a precious antique that has survived a century or more has now been destroyed because of careless packaging. You are devastated……. I am writing this entry as I know many of us have experienced this loss. I have seen antiques crammed into tiny corn dog boxes with parts of a cast iron bank poking out of the sides . I have seen beautiful horse drawn fire wagons that have survived 100 years lay in shambles in dilapidated boxes without bubble wrap or packing peanuts.   This all could have been avoided if the proper techniques were used for shipping:   Box must be bigger than the item and packing material. Nothing worse than seeing part of your newly purchased antique poking out of the side of the box. Or the item imploded upon the pressure of being crammed into too small of a space.   Use bubble wrap that has not been over used. Sheets of Bubble wrap have seen plenty of mileage by being used over and over again. If majority of bubbles have been popped, then don’t use. The same goes for cardboard boxes. Pull them out of circulation if they are torn, bent, crushed etc….   If the item consists of several pieces- wrap each piece individually- not all together. Use packing peanuts all around wrapped items.    Double-box heavy items. Heavy items tend to shift through packing peanuts because of their weight.  Pack the heavy item as in steps listed above and then place that box inside a larger box. After placing in a larger box surround interior box with more packing peanuts.   Sellers-By following these techniques, many an antique can be saved. By taking the time package carefully, buyers will be pleased and willing to purchase from you again. Buyers- if you know your item is a heavy item, request the item to be double boxed.   Thanks for taking the time to read my Shipping advice.
    Sep 04, 2011 1250
  • 13 Jul 2011
    Click on the following link to view Josh Miller's moving tribute to Betty Ford, which was published today in the op-ed section of the Denver Post. http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_18464167#comments. What a great letter! Gary
    1580 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Click on the following link to view Josh Miller's moving tribute to Betty Ford, which was published today in the op-ed section of the Denver Post. http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_18464167#comments. What a great letter! Gary
    Jul 13, 2011 1580