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  • Engineering Drawings Archive

    Posted Sat at 10:13 AM by Gary - Carol Stover

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    This program highlights 58 engineering drawings done in 1917-1918 by a 15-16 year old high school student, who went on to become President of Colorado School of Mines. They depict designs done by him (Ben H. Parker, Sr.) Read More...

  • Analysis of a c.1700 Portrait

    Posted Sep 27 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    I was recently asked by the owners of an Old Masters painting to tell them about it. What's the date, where was it painted, who is the subject of the portrait, who was the artist, etc. This work offers an opportunity to Read More...

  • Sometimes You Just Don't Know

    Posted Sep 19 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    We all like certainty, and we expect to know what something is when we buy it. If we don't, then at least we expect to be able to find out what it is after we've researched it. What happens, however, if, after research, Read More...

  • Deciding Which Projects To Take On II

    Posted Sep 12 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    A couple of months ago I did a show entitled, "Deciding Which Projects to Take On." The idea is that it is sometimes difficult to determine in advance whether to take the time and make the effort to take on the sale of a Read More...

  • Values of 4 Paintings

    Posted Sep 6 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    I really didn't know how to title this show. What I'm trying to do in this video is compare prices for living artists vs dead artists, gallery prices vs mall prices, prints vs original works of art, and pretty much every Read More...

  • Antique & Vintage Enamelware

    Posted Aug 29 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    This week's show profiles antique & vintage enamelware in all its various forms, including graniteware. For all its defects, most notably rusting, these colorful kitchen items have remained popular through the years. The Read More...

  • 1960's & '70's Posters

    Posted Aug 21 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Many vintage posters from the 1960's & '70's have increased in value as younger collectors have joined the collectors who grew up in that era. In this week's show I'll profile 2 outstanding collections of vintage posters Read More...

  • Bargain Show August 2018

    Posted Aug 15 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    This month's Bargain Show profiles great buys from several categories: an antique or vintage handmade carved wooden ship (probably the Nina, Pinta, or Santa Maria), a c.1920 belt with a tennis motif made by the Martin Co Read More...

  • Appraisal Show August 2018

    Posted Aug 12 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    This is our bi-montly Appraisal Show at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. People from the metro area brought in a great variety of antiques & collectibles for Tom, Chris, and Gary to appraise. The oldest item w Read More...

  • Wildlife Photography

    Posted Aug 8 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    In this week's program we take a look at Wildlife Photography. I've done a number of shows on various aspects of photography for collectors, and I think that wildlife photography offers very real opportunities, for it se Read More...

  • Rule 8 Never Trust the Experts

    Posted Jul 31 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    At the conclusion of every year of my doing shows on antiques I put forth for your consideration a rule to guide antique dealers. I'm late with this year's rule (our anniversary comes in May), but I'm glad I waited, as r Read More...

  • Digital Imaging for Antiques

    Posted Jul 24 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Digital imaging has become an important tool for dealers in the antiques business. Google Image Search, Facial Recognition Technology, FTIR, XRF, AI--all these new technoogies have become almost essential components of a Read More...

  • Bargain Show July 2018

    Posted Jul 22 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Our monthly Bargain Show for the month of July 2018 features many great buys, but I was really stumped to choose the very best bargain out of 2: a 1966 poster from the Avalon Ballroom and a 12" Roseville vase. If you've Read More...

  • Deciding Which Projects to Take On

    Posted Jul 15 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Often owners of interesting collections will ask antique dealers to sell their collections for them. All dealers have to allocate their time and resources wisely, and sometimes it's difficult to decide whether or not to Read More...

  • Appraisal Show Brass Armadillo June 2018

    Posted Jun 11 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    This past weekend we held our bi-monthly Appraisal Show at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. People from thoughout the Denver metro area brought heirlooms, collectibles, and unknown objects (to them!) for appra Read More...

  • Antique Private Label Pocket Watches

    Posted Jun 11 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    In this week's show I'll interview Vern, the antique pocket watch expert at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. You may have seen other shows I've done with Vern, on Antique Pocket Watches for Beginners and on Hi Read More...

  • Identifying 19th Century Prints

    Posted May 10 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Oftentimes several runs of prints were produced over the years all "after" some one original painting. That can make identifying the specific print run difficult, but often necessary in order to properly value the item. Read More...

  • Victor Talking Machines

    Posted May 2 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    In this week's program we'll highlight examples of Victor Talking Machines, or Victrolas, made between 1901 & 1929. These non-electronic acoustical record players sometimes had external horns, sometimes internal. They ca Read More...

  • Antique Mexican Retablos

    Posted Apr 25 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    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 religiou Read More...

  • Bargain Show April 2018

    Posted Apr 18 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    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 r Read More...

  • Turn of the Century

    Posted Mar 19 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    "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, Jugendsti Read More...

  • Heywood Wakefield Midcentury

    Posted Mar 13 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    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 midcen Read More...

  • Bargain Show March 2018

    Posted Mar 7 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    This month's Bargain Show at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver will highlight Bennington pottery with a Rockingham glaze, an 1820's mahogany arm chair, a c.1800 child's chair with wicker seat, a huge advertising Read More...

  • Social Media for the Antiques Industry

    Posted Mar 1 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Stephanie Davidson (you know her from Reel Design) joins me for this week's program on how the antiques business can make effective use of all the new Social Media tools. This is NOT an easy subject! There are such wide Read More...

  • Antique Brass & Related Metals

    Posted Feb 21 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    I've done shows, which are in the Video Archives, on various antique metals, and one on polishing brass, however I haven't done one devoted to antique brass & the other copper alloys. So, that's the subject of this week' Read More...

  • Mid-Century Modern Furniture in the Mall

    Posted Feb 14 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    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 Read More...

  • Western Art--Art or Memorabilia

    Posted Feb 7 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    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 Read More...

  • Repurposed Antiques

    Posted Jan 24 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    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 pa Read More...

  • Repurposed Antiques

    Posted Jan 24 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    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 pa Read More...

  • Limitations to Use of Blacklight

    Posted Jan 18 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    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 wh Read More...

  • Black Light Use for Antiques

    Posted Jan 10 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    A black light can often be a usefull tool for identifying and dating antiques and works of art, and it can often help determine whether repairs have been made. In this week's show we'll look at how a black light can be u Read More...

  • Bargain Show January 2018

    Posted Jan 3 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Our first Bargain Show of the new year features antiques and vintage pieces that would be buys for dealers (who normally need to buy at about 35% of what they list merchandise for for resale). An antique brass box, an an Read More...

  • Sunken Treasure

    Posted December 20, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    During our Appraisal Show a couple of weeks ago a fellow dealer at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver asked us to appraise a picture he had bought at auction for $50. It was an original oil on canvas by renowned Read More...

  • Forensics for Antiques

    Posted December 13, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    If you missed our Appraisal Show on Saturday, which was aired live on Facebook, please check out the video of it in the Archives section or on Youtube. We had some extraordinary items in for appraisal, one of which, a 6t Read More...

  • Annual Review with the GM

    Posted December 8, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    My annual walk through the Mall show with Scott Gottula, GM of the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, took place this week during our Holiday Party for dealers. Check out the decor in the dining area. Scott's been t Read More...

  • Bargain Show December 2017

    Posted November 30, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    It's time for our monthly Bargain Show, and I've found quite a few real bargains selling for less than $100 at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. The Windsor chair pictured is one of them. If you've liked my Fac Read More...

  • Antique Inkwells

    Posted November 22, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Our program Sunday evening, November 26, 2017 will be on Antique Inkwells. In the show I did a couple of weeks ago on antique candlesticks I tried to make the case that there was such variety in the category that a colle Read More...

  • Transferware or Hand Painted?

    Posted November 15, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    In this week's show we'll look at many pieces of porcelain & pottery in an attempt to identify which are transfer decorated & which are hand painted. If you've watched the several programs I've done on identifying variou Read More...

  • Variety in Antique Candlesticks

    Posted November 8, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    I just acquired a collection of antique candlesticks, and it struck me how varied they are! There are pewter ones, brass ones, glass ones, porcelain ones, wooden ones, silver plate ones, sterling silver ones, candelabras Read More...

  • JFK Assassination Files

    Posted November 4, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Chaos reigned on Friday afternoon, October 27, 2017 as the government scrambled to comply (well, not really comply) with the law passed in 1992 requiring it to make public all the remaining documents in the Kennedy assas Read More...

  • World Wide Antique & Vintage Show

    Posted October 25, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    We were present at the World Wide Antique & Vintage Show in Denver this past weekend, and we shot some footage of the event, including a Facebook Live opening and some interviews with vendors who had come from as far awa Read More...

  • Antique Shows

    Posted October 18, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    This coming weekend the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver will be represented with a booth at the World Wide Antique & Vintage Show in Denver. Several years ago we had a booth at the Modernism Show in Denver, and th Read More...

  • Antique Continental European Ceramics

    Posted October 11, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    In our program this coming Sunday evening, October 15, 2017 we'll take a look at some antique European ceramics made at high quality but perhaps lesser known factories. We've discussed Meissen, Dresden, Villeroy & Boch, Read More...

  • Membership in iAntique

    Posted October 4, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Many who watch our programs on antiques on youtube don't know that this content originates on www.iAntique.com. Members can view the programs "live," ie when first shown + there are many other features of our website tha Read More...

  • Bargains in the Mall

    Posted September 30, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Tomorrow evening, Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the usual time we'll feature another show highlighting exceptional bargains in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. Our purpose in doing these occasional programs on ba Read More...

  • Empress Dowager Cixi

    Posted September 8, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Our programs for the next 3 weeks will feature undoubtedly the world's most important collection of artifacts associated with one of the last Ching Dynasty rulers, the Empress Dowager Cixi. Chris' collection includes 30 Read More...

  • Confederate Monuments

    Posted August 30, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Are Confederate monuments simply symbols of a racist past or are they relics of a bygone era we'd be better off remembering? What about monuments in cemeteries? Didn't Lincoln and Andrew Johnson pardon the rebels? Does t Read More...

  • Fakes, Reproductions II

    Posted August 23, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    I began a discussiion last week on fakes, forgeries, copies & reproductions, but I didn't even scratch the surface of how the antiques business is being impacted by this problem. In this week's show I focus on 2 categori Read More...

  • Fakes, Forgeries, Copies, Reproductions

    Posted August 16, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    The antiques & collectibles market is being affected as never before by fakes, forgeries, copies, and reproductions. Even experts are being fooled. It seems like the faster we develop new technologies to uncover fakes, t Read More...

  • JFK Records Release

    Posted August 9, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    On July 24 the Government released 3810 documents relating to the JFK assassination. Included among them are 17 audio files of interviews with Soviet defector, Yuri Nosenko. 441 documents had never been released before, Read More...

  • Early 18th Century Chinese Map

    Posted August 4, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Our program this coming Sunday, August 6, 2017, will provide the first opportunity for anyone to view one of the most important artifacts of Chinese history--a 24' long map of the Yellow River and surrounding towns and b Read More...

  • Colorado Artist Don Sahli

    Posted July 26, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    For this week's show we headed up to the top of Lookout Mountain outside Denver to visit the studio of renowned Colorado artist, Don Sahli. Don was gracious enough to show us around and discuss his current work. Don has Read More...

  • Bargains Under $100

    Posted July 22, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    There are bargains, and then there are some really crazy low prices. The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver is filled with bargains (otherwise it wouldn't have remained in business for 19 years!), but in this we Read More...

  • Selling to Tourists II

    Posted July 16, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    We have 2 very different tourist seasons in Colorado, but for antique dealers in Denver one clearly outshines the other--Summer is best. In this week's show, which will run in a little less than 3 hours from now, we'll l Read More...

  • Antiques for a Cabin in the Mountains

    Posted July 8, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Please join us tomorrow evening, July 9, 2017 at the usual time for this week's program entitled, "Antiques for a Cabin in the Mountains." In earlier programs we've featured furnishings & furniture for loft conversions, Read More...

  • Great Inexpensive Design

    Posted June 30, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    A few years ago I did a show on Great Inexpensive Design, and it proved popular, so I'll revisit that theme in this week's show, profiling a variety of pieces now for sale at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. W Read More...

  • Have Prices for Antiques Really Declined 80%?

    Posted June 21, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    On the Vintage Antiques Roadshow program that aired this week one of the appraisals taken from an Antiques Roadshow event in Albuquerque in 2002 was for the pearwood tea caddy, c.1810, that is shown with this blog. In 20 Read More...

  • Cast Iron Antiques

    Posted June 14, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Cast iron has been used for centuries for a variety of goods, and pieces in some of the categories have become quite collectible. We'll search the mall for interesting & representative antique cast iron items in man Read More...

  • Showcases in the Mall

    Posted June 7, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    I've always thought that the most important factor in the success of the antique mall that I work out of, the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, is their system for handling sales of items in the locked showcases. T Read More...

  • Victorian Furniture Pricing

    Posted May 31, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Conventional wisdom leads us to believe that prices for "brown" Victorian furniture have been declining for years. We'll put that propostion to the test in this week's show by examining about 10 pieces currently for sale Read More...

  • Bargains in the Mall

    Posted May 24, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Please join us this coming Sunday evening, May 28, 2017 for this week's talk on antiques in which we profile bargains under $100 at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. We found many items in several different cat Read More...

  • Rule #7

    Posted May 17, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    We've just completed our 7th year online, and at the conclusion of each year I propose a "rule" or suggestion for art & antique dealers. Rule #1 was "You make your money when you buy, not when you sell;" Rule #2 was "Hav Read More...

  • Wells Fargo Collectibles

    Posted May 10, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Wells Fargo is an iconic name in the field of Western collectibles, and in this week's show I'll profile some prime examples. There's a huge safe with great graphics, a directory for use by shippers, a wanted poster, and Read More...

  • Updates on Recent Shows--Postcards, etc

    Posted May 6, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    A few months I did a show in which I started a project to determine whether postcard prices had declined over the past several years. In this week's program I'll update you on what I've found. The original show was very Read More...

  • William Winer Cooke at the Little Bighorn

    Posted April 26, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    William Winer Cooke (1846-1876) was General George Armstrong Custer's Adjutant, and he died atop Last Stand Hill with Custer on June 25, 1876. This week's program is devoted to his story, as we are offering for sale at t Read More...

  • Pony Express Collectibles

    Posted April 19, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    The Pony Express operated for only the 19 months between April 1860 and October 1861, but its story remains an important part of Western lore. And as we saw in our previous 2 shows on Oregon Trail collectibles, we'll fin Read More...

  • Pony Express Collectibles

    Posted April 19, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    The Pony Express operated for only the 19 months between April 1860 and October 1861, but its story remains an important part of Western lore. And as we saw in our previous 2 shows on Oregon Trail collectibles, we'll fin Read More...

  • Oregon Trail Collectibles Part I

    Posted April 5, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    The Oregon Trail was our way west to Oregon & California from the 1830s til the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, and that's a period full of stories and objects associated with those stories. And some Read More...

  • Using Outside Experts

    Posted March 30, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    We've all asked people their opinions because we think that they might know more than we do about something. I ask Vern if I've got a question about pocket watches. I ask Dan or Jeff if I've got a question about advertis Read More...

  • Exceptional Bargains

    Posted March 22, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    I thought I would do a Bargains in the Mall show similar to the ones I do every few months, but when I started looking I found 4 or 5 pieces that I thought were so outstanding that I decided to profile just these pieces Read More...

  • Where Antiques & Art Are Sold

    Posted March 15, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    In this week's show we'll look at how & where antiques & art are sold and how what's done today differs substantially from the way antiques & art were sold 40, 30, 20, 10 years ago. And it's not only the internet that ca Read More...

  • Spanish Bullfighting Memorabilia

    Posted March 9, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Spanish bullfighting memorabilia is one of the most popular collecting categories, but unfortunately almost all the material you see in antique stores & online is flawed in some way--it's either a reproduction or a Read More...

  • Showcases at the Mall

    Posted March 1, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    In this week's show I'll be profiling antiques & collectibles for sale in the Mall in showcases in categories I don't normally discuss in these shows. There's such a great variety in many categories that I really don't c Read More...

  • High End Antique Pocket Watches

    Posted February 22, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    I first had Vern Playten as a guest on my show 7 years ago. That program has always been one of our most popular--Vern's a lifelong collector of antique pocket watches, and in that show 7 years ago he showed us part of h Read More...

  • High End Antique Pocket Watches

    Posted February 22, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    I first had Vern Playten as a guest on my show 7 years ago. That program has always been one of our most popular--Vern's a lifelong collector of antique pocket watches, and in that show 7 years ago he showed us part of h Read More...

  • U.S.S. Houston

    Posted February 15, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Many of you will be familiar with the tragedy of the U.S.S. Houston, a Navy cruiser which was sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait in the Java Sea in 1942. What you will not believe is that a log from the ship and an autog Read More...

  • Vintage Decorating & Design

    Posted February 8, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    February is Vintage Decorating & Design Month at all the Brass Armadillo Antique Malls, and there are contests among the dealers for best repurposed items & best design of a space (booth or showcase). In this week's show Read More...

  • American Silver Plate

    Posted February 2, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    When I did the show on sterling silver a couple of weeks ago I promised to show some silver plate for comparison. So, in this week's show I've taken some examples to profile that came from the same estate as the sterling Read More...

  • 1930's Mahogany Furniture

    Posted January 26, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    What I think of as one of the most unloved categories in all the collectibles/antiques market is Depression era furniture, but I could be wrong about that! In this week's show we'll take a hard look at the furniture made Read More...

  • Where Bargain Hunters Search

    Posted January 18, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    We're doing a Bargain Show with a difference. I've picked out 4 dealers that are known by customers as places to go for bargains to highlight some of their merchandise, and discuss their priciing strategies. One's a vint Read More...

  • Sterling Silver

    Posted January 10, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    I did a show a few years ago on identification of silver, sterling silver marks, and how to calculate melt down value. That show is in the Videos section. In this week's program I'll discuss some recent acquisitions: a 3 Read More...

  • 18th Century Engravings

    Posted January 5, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Please tune in this coming Sunday evening for this week's show on 18th Century British Engravings. I've done previous shows, which are in the Videos section, on how to distinguish among engravings, etchings, lithographs, Read More...

  • Antique Tins

    Posted December 29, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Antique tins are a great way to collect advertising memorabilia, and they consitute a very important collecitlbe category. Most are inexpensive, but some will surprise you with their higher values (and this goes not only Read More...

  • Black Forest Carvings

    Posted December 21, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    This coming Sunday is Christmas so the Sunday night shows will be uploaded to the Videos section early next week. Check the home page Tuesday or Wednesday. My show this week is on Black Forest Carvings. We happen to have Read More...

  • Individualize Your Look

    Posted December 14, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    3 years ago I did a show entitled, "What Is the Style of Today." It's in the Videos section. In that show I discussed some of the characteristics that I think will come to define our era--eco friendly materials, repurpos Read More...

  • What's Primitive?

    Posted December 6, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    If something is described as primitive, is that a compliment, is it derogatory? We're all affected by cultural bias, and those of us who grew up in Western culture with a built in love for the CLASSICAL, often think of n Read More...

  • Bargains Under $100

    Posted December 1, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Please join us this coming Sunday evening, December 4, 2016 for another installment of our Bargains Under $100 show. I've searched the showcases and booths of the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver for sensationa bar Read More...

  • Antique Stoneware Pottery

    Posted November 23, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Antique malls across America display hundreds of examples of every conceivable shape, size, age, condition, and decoration of American stoneware pottery, and among them are extremely valuable pieces that might go unnotic Read More...

  • Flow Blue Pottery

    Posted November 15, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Flow Blue pottery remains one of the bright spots for collectors of Victoriana. In this week's show we'll take a look at the history of Flow Blue beginnng in the Regency period in Staffordshire and continuing up through Read More...

  • Architectural Antiques

    Posted November 9, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Architectural antiques is a particularly popular category at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, and not just Victorian windows & doors. In this week's show we'll have a look at numerous examples of unusual archi Read More...

  • Cyber Monday at the Brass Armadillo in Denver

    Posted November 4, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver will celebrate Cyber Monday on November 28, 2016 with a huge sale. Items listed in the iAntique Classifieds selling for $75 or more will be discounted 20%, and items selling for Read More...

  • Has the Market for Postcards Tanked?

    Posted October 26, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    5 years ago my guest on the show was Carl Weber, who is the most knowledgeable dealer in ephemera that I have ever met. We discussed his postcard collection, and I commented that I thought that a person who devoted himse Read More...

  • Good, Better & Best II

    Posted October 19, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    This week's program will continue with last week's theme: find a good item for sale in the Mall, then find one in the same category that's better, then find the best item in that category currently for sale at the Brass Read More...

  • Good, Better & Best

    Posted October 13, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Albert Sacks wrote the bible on antique American furniture using the technique of comparing pieces on a scale of Good, Better & Best. In this week's show I'm stealing his methodology to compare pieces in several categori Read More...

  • Is It Worth More Because It's Antique?

    Posted October 5, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Is older better? Well, sometimes it is & sometimes it isn't. In this week's show we explore if age adds to or detracts from the value of collectibles. It's not as straightforward as you might think! We've loved Art Deco Read More...

  • RMS Carpathia, Rescue Ship of the Titanic

    Posted September 28, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    On April 15, 1912 the Titanic hit an iceberg. The closest ship to the Titanic was the RMS Carpathia, but it arrived 2 hours after the Titanic had sunk. Nevertheless, it was able to rescue the 705 passengers who were on t Read More...

  • Bargains Under $100 in the iAntique Classifieds

    Posted September 22, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    I've selected 10 items, all priced under $100, recently listed in the iAntique Classifieds & compared them with comparable items recently listed on ebay. You'll see why I call the iAntique listings bargains! I've previou Read More...

  • A Tribute to Gordon Rozanski (Ski)

    Posted September 14, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    909 Views

    Gordon Rozanski, "Ski" to his many friends & associates at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver & Antique Advisor to iAntique, died last week. This week's program is a tribute to his legacy. Ski enriched us all wit Read More...

  • Midcentury Designer Furniture

    Posted September 7, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 301 Views

    This week's program will profile a number of pieces of Micentury Modern designer furniture. Rare items like George Nelson combination chairs/end tables, a Kurt Versen floor lamp, Paul McCobb Planner Series coffee table, Read More...

  • Candlewick by Imperial Glass

    Posted August 31, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    359 Views

    The Candlewick pattern was Imperial Glass' most popular selling category from the mid-1930's through the 1950's, and today it is the most popular pattern among Imperial Glass collectors. I've just acquired more than 100 Read More...

  • Current State of the Antiques Market II

    Posted August 24, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    373 Views

    We'll continue our look at the current state of the antiques market in our program this coming Sunday evening, August 28, 2016. I've selected pieces from many different categories to highlight the sometimes divergent pri Read More...

  • Current State of Antique Market

    Posted August 17, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    350 Views

    On Monday the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq Composite, and the S&P 500 all hit all-time highs. There is less than 5% unemployment. Inflation is less than 2%. Interest rates have been historically low for 9 yea Read More...

  • Fiesta Dinnerware

    Posted August 11, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    386 Views

    In all the 6 years I've been doing these shows we've never featured Fiesta dinnerware "Fiestaware"! For years I tried to persuade 2 of the great Fiesta collectors to come on my show, but I think they were too bashful. So Read More...

  • Effective Display

    Posted August 3, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    299 Views

    Scott Gottula, General Manager of the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver for the past 18 years, joins me for a walk through the Mall in search of effective displays in the booths & showcases. And believe me, we find Read More...

  • Possible Early Photo of Wyatt Earp

    Posted July 28, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    543 Views

    A month or so ago I did a blog asking for information about a huge photograph that I believe is of Wyatt Earp's wife, Urilla Sutherland Earp. I have a Wanted Poster up online offering a reward for information about it. I Read More...

  • Increasing Importance of Provenance

    Posted July 20, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    444 Views

    You find something in a flea market, and you know that it's actually somthing that's worth a lot of money. What a find! Now all you have to do is sell it. But nobody believes what you've found is valuable because you fou Read More...

  • Eastlake Furniture

    Posted July 13, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    390 Views

    Eastlake furniture, normally in walnut, normally with spoon carved designs, was made primarily in the U. S. in the 1870's and 1880's. During our generally depressed market in Victorian furniture over the past 20 years, E Read More...

  • Selling to Tourists

    Posted July 7, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 415 Views

    I sell out of The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, Colorado, which is located directly on the interstate highway leading from Denver to the Rocky Mountains. Thousands of vehicles pass by the Mall every day, and ma Read More...

  • Baseball Collectibles

    Posted June 29, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    462 Views

    Baseball collectibles always seem to be the hottest game in town, and we've got a few really interesting items to examine Sunday evening. In particular one of our vendors here at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denve Read More...

  • Stories

    Posted June 23, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    487 Views

    I've got some stories to tell you Sunday evening. There's the story about a painting that was purchased by the first Senator from Wyoming for his daughter to give to a friend. That painting was subsequently donated to a Read More...

  • Watercolors, Gouaches, Pastels

    Posted June 15, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    461 Views

    I get more questions about how to tell whether a picture under glass is original or a print than all other questions I receive combined. It's very easy to figure it out, and as a dealer, knowing how to do it is probably Read More...

  • Bargains in the Mall Under $100

    Posted June 10, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    382 Views

    It's time (it's actually past time!) for our periodic (should be monthly) Bargain Show featuring finds in the Mall priced at less than $100. I've found some sensational bargains in a variety of categories at the Brass Ar Read More...

  • Carnival & Circus Collectibles

    Posted June 4, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    433 Views

    This week's show will feature carnival, state fair, and circus collectibles that I found in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver and in the iAntique Classifieds. This is more than just a subset of the toy category. Read More...

  • Country Store Collectibles

    Posted May 25, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    505 Views

    In the 6 years I've been doing weekly shows on iAntique I've never done one on Country Store Collectibles. Hard to believe! This week I make up for that oversight by highlighting some truly great & unique items currently Read More...

  • Researching Old Books

    Posted May 18, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    442 Views

    How many times have you come across an old book, possibly falling apart, possibly in a language you don't understand, just waiting for someone to buy it for a song? Maybe at an estate or yard sale, maybe in an antique st Read More...

  • Illustration Art

    Posted May 10, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    344 Views

    Illustration art is one of the hottest categories, and it has been for years--ever since the public decided that illustrations could actually be "ART." In this week's show we'll take a close look at the work of Colorado' Read More...

  • Cross Collectibles

    Posted May 5, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    372 Views

    I've always looked to deal in collectibles that would be attractive to buyers in more than one category. The reason is obvious--more potential customers. In this week's show I'll profile collectibles that I've found in t Read More...

  • Bargains in the Mall

    Posted April 27, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    550 Views

    I found some very interesting bargains and very interesting unusual vintage & antique pieces at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver yesterday, so I've devoted this week's show to showing you what I found! There's Read More...

  • Do Retailers Add Value?

    Posted April 20, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    672 Views

    You can't watch even 1 epidode of Antiques Roadshow without learning that anything that has the word "Tiffany" in it, whether Tiffany Studios or Tiffany & Co., has value added just for having been sold at Tiffanys. But w Read More...

  • Is the 1970's Vintage?

    Posted April 13, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    625 Views

    '60's is definitely "vintage" now, don't you think? The '80's may never be anything but used and eventually old! But what about the 1970's--is stuff from the '70's now considered vintage? We'll look at examples from seve Read More...

  • Rule #6 Share Your Knowledge

    Posted March 30, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    579 Views

    We've come to the end of my 6th year doing weekly shows on iAntique, and at the conclusion of each year I put forth for your consideration a "rule" to guide dealers in antiques. So, Rule #6--Share Your Knowledge, You Wil Read More...

  • Antique Hardware

    Posted March 25, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    499 Views

    We'll examine some truly great examples of French, English, and American antique hardware, some of which is brass, some iron, some porcelain, some elegant, some country--I bet you'll find something you really like. We'll Read More...

  • Relics of the Passion of Christ II

    Posted March 19, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    426 Views

    Please join us tomorrow, Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016, for a very special program in which Chris will show for the first time anywhere part of his collection of Relics of the Passion of Christ. A couple of years ago Chris Read More...

  • Early Pine Furniture

    Posted March 13, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    462 Views

    Please join us in about 2 hours for this week's lineup of shows. At 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT I'll discuss Early Pine Furniture, taking as examples pieces currently for sale at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall i Read More...

  • Chicago World's Fair 1933-34

    Posted March 2, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    422 Views

    The Chicago World's Fair of 1933-34 was titled, " A Century of Progress," and promoted the 100 years of Chicago's existence. But, it was far more than that. It was truly a WORLD'S Fair, which brought together exhibitors, Read More...

  • Is the Market Tanking?

    Posted February 24, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    511 Views

    The stock market's down, Sotheby's stock (the best proxy for the art & antiques market) has been cut in half, consignors are pulling pieces they had intended to auction. It's all pretty bad news, right? But then the auct Read More...

  • Proving Rules 2 & 4

    Posted February 17, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    495 Views

    Rule 2 is "Having 1 collectible valued at $10,000 is better than having 10 collectibles valued at $1,000 each..." and Rule 4 is "Never buy what you like." In several recent shows I've tried to demonstate Rule 2 by profil Read More...

  • Saint Valentine's Day

    Posted February 10, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    464 Views

    A Valentine's Day show with a difference--we're not so much focused on cards as on the Saint and his history. Chris has one of the only relics of Saint Valentine in the U.S. He'll  describe the relic to us and discu Read More...

  • Good, Better, & Best (II)

    Posted February 4, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    526 Views

    Albert Sacks is probably the most famous American antiques dealer ever, and he wrote the Bible on American antique furniture entitled, "Good, Better, and Best." He employed a methodology of comparing pieces describling w Read More...

  • Bargains in the Mall Under $100

    Posted January 20, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    446 Views

    I've spent a few hours in the Mall this morning looking for bargains that are priced under $100, and believe it or not, I've found quite a few! In fact I found about 50, but I've narrowed it down to 12, which I'll share Read More...

  • Roseville Pottery

    Posted January 14, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    426 Views

    We devote this week's show to Roseville Pottery, that great Ohio pottery company that produced such beautiful art & production wares from 1892 til 1954. There's a huge selection of Roseville for sale here at the Brass Ar Read More...

  • Hidden Treasures of the Black Range

    Posted January 7, 2016 by Gary - Carol Stover

    516 Views

    Marshall Bulle has written an amazing account of his 30 years exploring the Black Range of New Mexico, and he's my special guest on this week's show, "Hidden Treasures of the Black Range: The Real Story of the Lost Adams Read More...

  • Mantiques

    Posted December 30, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    518 Views

    Some people think that men think that antiques are mainly for women, so a few years ago some enterprising marketeers invented a new term & concept that would entice men to get involved--"Mantiques." Join us for this week Read More...

  • 19th Century Illustrated Newspapers

    Posted December 23, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    434 Views

    Those forerunners of today's tabloids, the 19th century illustrated newspapers, were the common man's way of learning about the world. Beginning with the Illustrated London News in Britain in 1842 and continuing with Fra Read More...

  • 2015 Christmas Show

    Posted December 19, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    405 Views

    Please join us for our annual Special Christmas Show this Sunday evening, December 20, 2015. Chris & I will profile several magnificent Christian works of art from the 14th to the 17th centuries, and Chris will show & di Read More...

  • Industrial Artifacts

    Posted December 2, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    6,528 Views

    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, som Read More...

  • A Painting, A Pinocchio, & The Manson Murders

    Posted November 27, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    526 Views

    Chris has a painting done in 1968 at the home of one of the victims of the Manson murders, Abigail Folger. He has a wooden pinocchio given to him by Sharon Tate and a book given to his brother by Abigail. You won't belie Read More...

  • Recent Antique Sales

    Posted November 18, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    1,439 Views

    I've been pretty much alone out there trying to make the case that prices for almost all categories of antiques are at all-time highs. In this week's show I try to prove it. I've taken recent sales in the following categ Read More...

  • 11 More Paintings for the Art Show

    Posted November 8, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    506 Views

    In tonight's show we'll preview 11 more exceptional paintings that will be offered in the Art Show & Sale at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver on Nov. 13 & 14. There's a new to market oil by perhaps the best kno Read More...

  • Alpen Art & Antiques Vail Gallery

    Posted October 31, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    707 Views

    Don't miss this week's show as we journey up over the Continental Divide to pay a visit to the Alpen Art & Antiques Vail art gallery for a look around & an interview with Judy Pearce's partner who runs the art business, Read More...

  • Art Show at Brass in Denver

    Posted October 21, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 615 Views

    The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver will be having an art show and sale on November 13 & 14, so I've devoted this week's show to previewing it + looking at art works currently for sale in the Mall. On Friday eveni Read More...

  • Lyubov Popova & the Russian Avant Garde

    Posted October 17, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    665 Views

    Since we began these shows more than 5 years ago, we've had several (actually 8) that featured collectibles that had values higher than anything ever brought into Antiques Roadshow in all its 18 years. I am the biggest f Read More...

  • Interesting New Listings in iAntique Classifieds

    Posted October 8, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    609 Views

    In this week's show I feature 10 to 12 new listings in the iAntique Classifieds, and there have been some very interesting new items listed! I normally check out the new listings about once a week, and over this past wee Read More...

  • Betty Jean Shearin's Collections

    Posted September 30, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    513 Views

    Betty Jean Shearin is a longtime member of iAntique, and she has written a number of very informative blogs on a variety of subjects. But this Sunday Betty Jean joins me online for a discussion of & a look at her collect Read More...

  • Unusual & Interesting Things in the Mall

    Posted September 16, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 790 Views

    I've been a dealer at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver for more than 9 years, and this week I've been struck by how many truly unusual and interesting pieces dealers now have out for sale. It's the best, most i Read More...

  • Depression Era Art from the 1930's

    Posted September 9, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    833 Views

    The WPA programs for artists didn't begin until 1935, and they lasted until 1943, but there's much more to 1930's American art than the post office and library murals that we all associate with the government programs th Read More...

  • Bob Caron Archive--The Enola Gay

    Posted September 2, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    773 Views

    We've uncovered some new material that relates to the life of George R. (Bob) Caron, the tailgunner of the Enola Gay & the man who took the famous photo of the mushroom cloud on August 6, 1945. 3 years ago we interviewed Read More...

  • Lalique Glass

    Posted August 27, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    743 Views

    It's not often that I find a sensational $10,000+ piece of glass to work my show around, but this week I did! It's a Chamilles vase designed by Rene Lalique in 1926, and I found a couple of other great pieces of Lalique Read More...

  • Antique & Vintage Lamps in the Mall

    Posted August 19, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    799 Views

    In this week's show I highlight about 20 antique & vintage lamps that are currently for sale in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. We'll look at oil lamps not converted, oil lamps converted to electric, chandeli Read More...

  • Valuing Antiques

    Posted August 12, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    2,030 Views

    Selling art & antiques differs from selling anything else for several reasons, but I think that one of the most distinguishing things about the way we do business is that so many people who sell antiques don't know what Read More...

  • Researching Values Part II

    Posted August 6, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    777 Views

    Hope you can join us this coming Sunday evening for Part II of Researching Values. If you saw Part I, then you've had a week to research the pieces we profiled in Part I, and so in Part II you can compare what you found Read More...

  • Researching Values Part I

    Posted July 29, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    693 Views

    One of our members, Tracy Baker, asked whether anyone could identify the artist of a painting she owns. I immediately thought I did recognize the artist, but the signature was wrong. That's the way I spend most of my tim Read More...

  • Rule #5

    Posted July 23, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    860 Views

    We've been doing shows on iAntique for more than 5 years now, and at the end of each year I suggest a rule that I believe dealers in art & antiques should follow in order to be as successful as they can. It's now that ti Read More...

  • Ask Questions Here

    Posted July 15, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 717 Views

    I think that the Q & A section of our website is under utilized. In the 5 years since we started I think that we've made great strides, and I'm very happy about how the Videos section has exploded with many quality shows Read More...

  • Creating Shops in an Antique Mall

    Posted July 8, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    654 Views

    I sell in an antique mall that has 600+ dealers, an acre of space, 250+ booths, & 500+ showcases--the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, CO. For this week's show I've selected 7 booths that I think are really shops Read More...

  • Appraisals at Hiwan Homestead

    Posted June 28, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    715 Views

    You may have seen our show a couple of months ago on the Hiwan Homestead Museum in Evergreen, CO. Well, we went back up the mountain from Denver this weekend to Hiwan Homestead to appraise antiques that local residents b Read More...

  • Prices for 19th Century Porcelain-What Happened?

    Posted June 25, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    634 Views

    If you've watched pricing for Victoriana over the last few years (or is it decades?), then you probably have the same opinion I have about it--it's been a one-way street down. In this week's show, I've taken porcelain as Read More...

  • Native American Painters

    Posted June 18, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    615 Views

    Our show this coming Sunday evening will examine paintings done by Native American artists. Among those discussed are the students of Dorthoy Dunn at the Studio School at the Santa Fe Indian School during the 1930's, the Read More...

  • Photographers of the Old West

    Posted June 10, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    577 Views

    I've selected some great photographs of the Old West to profile in Sunday evening's show. This category is red hot, and I think that there still are some great finds out there. We'll look at a couple of Detroit Publishin Read More...

  • Our Love Affair with Travel

    Posted June 4, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    710 Views

    For this week's show I've walked through the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver searching for interesting collectibles in the travel or transportation category, and I think I've found quite a few of interest. Whether Read More...

  • Marriages That Work!

    Posted May 27, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    629 Views

    The furniture experts on Antiques Roadshow will always look first to see if an 18th century chest on chest was married or if it's always lived its life as 1 piece. The value of a married piece is obviously substantially Read More...

  • Hiwan Homestead Museum, Evergreen, CO

    Posted May 20, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    668 Views

    For our next show we've journeyed up the mountain from Denver to Evergreen, CO to take a tour of the fabulous Hiwan Homestead Museum. John Steinle, History Education Supervisor of the facilty, is our knowledgeable tour g Read More...

  • JFK Assassination--My Interview on G5RADIO

    Posted May 15, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    743 Views

    The guys at G5RADIO in Los Angeles will be interviewing me later today on the JFK Assassination. They viewed the 5 shows iAntique did on the assassination, including most importantly, the interview we did with Mary Ann M Read More...

  • Pieces with Local or Regional Interest

    Posted May 15, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    638 Views

    We all know that antiques and collectibles that have a local or regional interest will sell for more in their local neighborhood. What I try to answer in this week's show is: how much more? So, I've taken a few pieces in Read More...

  • Michael Murray, The Comic Consultant

    Posted May 6, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    9,909 Views

    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 Read More...

  • Revisiting the JFK Assassination

    Posted April 29, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    607 Views

    In May 2011 we did 5 programs on the JFK assassination, culminating in an interview with Mary Ann Moorman, the woman who took the famous polaroid of the motorcade at the exact moment of the fatal shot. She was standing o Read More...

  • The Old Way Can Still Work

    Posted April 22, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    1,582 Views

    I've spent the last 5 years blogging & doing videos on the necessity for dealers in antiques to take full advantage of all the new technology--internet, image searching, etc, on both the buying & selling sides. But I kno Read More...

  • Shabby Chic By Kaci

    Posted April 15, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    801 Views

    Kaci Mulberry is a craftswoman who turns broken down, shabby, pieces of furniture ready for the trash heap into functional & beautiful vanities, tables, chairs, wardrobes, etc, and then she sells them at the Brass Armadi Read More...

  • Twilight of the Last Emperor of China Part II

    Posted April 12, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    812 Views

    In this evening's show we continue with the life of the Last Emperor of China, a story that we began last week with Twilight of the Last Emperor of China Part I. In tonight's final episode on this subject Chris will disc Read More...

  • The Last Emperor of China Part I

    Posted April 1, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    773 Views

    Please join us on Sunday for the first installment in Chris Yvez's presentation of his collection of art & antiques associated with the last emperor of China, Puyi. Among the pieces Chris discusses are: paintings exeucte Read More...

  • Pepsi Collectibles

    Posted March 25, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    855 Views

    Pepsi-Cola plays second fiddle to Coke as a collectible, but we've found some interesting & valuable Pepsi collectibles at the Mall, and in this Sunday's show we'll share them with you. We start at the L & M Cafe, that p Read More...

  • Artifacts of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

    Posted March 18, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    883 Views

    Please join Chris & me Sunday evening for a show on his world-class collection of Artifacts of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Among the extraordinary pieces are: a huge gouache by famed artist, Lin Fengmian, from the 1 Read More...

  • Bargains in the Mall

    Posted March 11, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    502 Views

    It's been a while since I did a show on Bargains in the Mall, but I'm glad I decided to do it, as I found several outstanding pieces to profile (and buy for myself if nobody beats me to it)! My self-imposed rules do not Read More...

  • Fenton Art Glass

    Posted March 5, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    1,381 Views

    Our show this Sunday evening highlights a collectible category in which the price trends are all positive--Fenton Art Glass. Curtis Silbaugh, investor & collector of Fenton, brings a number of his most interesting pieces Read More...

  • Antique Pocket Watch Collections for Beginners

    Posted February 26, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    583 Views

    On Sunday evening's show I'll be interviewing Vern Playton, a veteran pocket watch collector & dealer, who has put together sets of antique pocket watches designed for collectors just starting out in this category. Vern Read More...

  • Repurposing Contest

    Posted February 11, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    610 Views

    Every year during February the Brass Armadillo Antique Malls have contests among their dealers, giving prizes to the most innovative repurposed items that are for sale in the mall. Last year I entered 4 pieces, and I los Read More...

  • Vintage Design

    Posted February 3, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    754 Views

    My guest on Sunday evening's show is Stephanie Davidson, a former set designer in Hollywood who worked on movies, tv commercials, and music videos. Stephie is now a dealer in Midcentury Modern & Hollywood Regency collect Read More...

  • Antiques For Added Security

    Posted January 28, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    677 Views

    In honor of our mall's designation of February as Design & Repurposing Month, I'll do shows this month on that theme. On Sunday evening, February 1, our program is entitled, "Antiques for Added Security." It's based on t Read More...

  • Collecting Valentines

    Posted January 21, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    646 Views

    Who was Saint Valentine anyway, and why and when did we begin to associate him with a holiday for sweethearts? And when did we start commemorating February 14 by giving valentines to lovers and children? When did we tran Read More...

  • Flat Glass for Antiques

    Posted January 16, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    535 Views

    Paul Waldmann, who many of you know from the bi-weekly Coffee Club, spent an entire career working in the glass business in Colorado. Paul joins me in this week's show to discuss a topic that has probably never been adeq Read More...

  • Highlights from the World of Art & Antiques in 2014

    Posted January 8, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    548 Views

    It's our annual look at the major events that impacted the world of art & antiques over the past year. 3 stories dominated I think: the broadening out in the demand for antiques at the level just below "best of the best" Read More...

  • Unsigned & Unmarked Pieces

    Posted January 2, 2015 by Gary - Carol Stover

    574 Views

    Think of the potential pitfalls in relying first on a signature or mark to identify a piece. It might be fake (think KPM plaques, Meissen, forged paintings); it might be an inferior piece to the norm for that artist or m Read More...

  • T'was the Day After Christmas

    Posted December 27, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    528 Views

    T'was the day after Christmas, And all through the store, Customers were stirring, Looking for more! Who woud'a thunk it? It's the day after Christmas, and the Mall (and the parking lot!) is crowded. When I walked in and Read More...

  • Special Christmas Program

    Posted December 17, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    520 Views

    Chris & I will discuss 7 16th & 17th century religious paintings that are in our collections. Chris will bring 5 works that have been handed down in his family, the French Royal Houses of Valois and Bourbon, 3 since the Read More...

  • Antique Display Cabinets

    Posted December 10, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    610 Views

    This week's show on Sunday evening will feature an examination of 8 antique display cabinets. Most of them were china cabinets in their day, but now these pieces are used in ingenious ways by collectors to show their col Read More...

  • Antique Boxes--Good, Better & Best

    Posted December 3, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    617 Views

    Several weeks ago we did a show on antique tilt-top tripod tables, and analyzed them according to the approach of Albert Sack, one of the foremost names in the antiques world in the 20th century. His book, "Fine Points o Read More...

  • Lost to Revolution

    Posted November 28, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    566 Views

    Chris Yvez relates the sad story of the downfall of the house of his ancestors, the Bourbon family, who occupied the French throne for centuries. Chris, who you already know from his shows on Imperial Chinese Art, The Em Read More...

  • Polishing Your Brass

    Posted November 19, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    509 Views

    A how-to-do-it on polishing brass, using a huge antique Russian samovar & a mid-century modern sculpture as examples--that's this week's show on Sunday. The samovar was a yard sale find last week, and it was so totally u Read More...

  • Tilt Top Tables--Good, Better & Best

    Posted November 12, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    1,003 Views

    For this week's show I'll be discussing 3 tilt top tripod tables from the early 19th century, trying to compare their attibutes & deficiencies, using the bible in our industry, Albert Sack's "Fine Points of American Furn Read More...

  • Scott Gottula on the Antiques Industry

    Posted November 6, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    721 Views

    A can't miss show coming up on Sunday evening--my annual interview with Scott Gottula, General Manager of the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, on trends in the antiques industry. If you've been watching Read More...

  • Civil War Lithographs

    Posted October 30, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    1,341 Views

    A couple of weeks ago I did a show on 19th Century European Landscapes, and I selected just 2 examples to examine in great detail in the hopes that we could cover the topic by using just these 2 works to highlight all th Read More...

  • The Demise of Book Stores, NOT!

    Posted October 22, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    1,327 Views

    Book stores are dinosaurs as the online world has killed them of, and libraries have become places where you go online if you don't have a computer of your own and where you rent dvds. That's the conventional wisdom, but Read More...

  • The Importance of Provenance

    Posted October 16, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    21,165 Views

    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 researc Read More...

  • 19th Century European Landscapes

    Posted October 9, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    1,836 Views

    Almost every antique store, mall, or show has at least several 19th century European landscapes for sale. In Sunday's show we'll carefully examine 2 representative works that I have in an attempt to identify attribu Read More...

  • Getting the Most Out Of Craigslist

    Posted October 1, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    1,064 Views

    Craigslist has become one of the most important marketing tools available, and its record of improving its service over the years is really exemplary. My business of selling antiques in an antiques mall would be a lot mo Read More...

  • World's Wonder Tower Auction

    Posted September 24, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 519 Views

    Well, we went out to Genoa, CO for the 3-day auction at the World's Wonder Tower, and we managed to find a few bargains, I think. It was hot, dry, and dusty, so I hope we're going to get something out of this! Actually, Read More...

  • Great Inexpensive Design

    Posted September 17, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    401 Views

    In Sunday evening's show we'll attempt to find examples of great inexpensive design in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall, and we'll try to determine whether the pieces we select are trendy, ie the design of the moment or Read More...

  • Antique Humidors & Cross Collecting

    Posted September 10, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    658 Views

    OK, so you're not all that interested in antique humidors, but are you interested in Arts & Crafts metal, or Roycroft, or Handel, or Heintz, or general store collectibles? Humidors make a great category to consider for t Read More...

  • Bargains in the Mall--Sept 2014

    Posted September 3, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    4 Comments 583 Views

    We've done another Bargains in the Mall show, this time with a twist. We stroll through the aisles looking for stuff to highlight, and guess what? We found some really interesting things. A grain painted cupboard, an ant Read More...

  • Seasonality in the Antiques Business

    Posted August 28, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    447 Views

    In November 2012 I did a show on the seasonality we've traditionally experienced in the antiques business (it's in the Videos section). Recently I've thought that some of that extreme seasonality might be evening out a l Read More...

  • To Refinish or Not to Refinish

    Posted August 21, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    434 Views

    "To Refinish or Not to Refinish" is the question we'll be trying to answer in Sunday evening's show. How much importance does original finish have? We'll look at pieces where original finish can quadruple value over a re Read More...

  • Sunday Night This Week

    Posted August 15, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    441 Views

    Sunday night's shows this week will include video & interviews from the Car Show we had last Sunday at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver + special interest appraisals from the Appraisal Show we did at the Mall o Read More...

  • American Political Items Collectors Convention

    Posted August 7, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    549 Views

    We spent 3 great days this past week at the American Political Items Collectors National Convention, held for the first time in Denver, Colorado. Tune in this coming Sunday evening, August 10, for the highlights. We tape Read More...

  • South Park City Museum in Fairplay, CO

    Posted July 28, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    517 Views

    Our Sunday night line up is back on, and my show airs an hour earlier than before, at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. This week we take a tour through an extraordinary reconstruction of an 1880 Colorado mining town. Read More...

  • Windsor Chairs

    Posted June 14, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    568 Views

    This Sunday's show is all about Windsor Chairs. Did you know that some Windsor Chairs sell at auction for more than $10,000? Would you recognize a $10,000 Windsor Chair if you saw it for sale at $100 in an antiques mall Read More...

  • Condition Is Important, But . . .

    Posted June 5, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    556 Views

    We all live by the adage that condition is very important, and of course, it is, but is it all important? We've probably all bought things for salvage or with the idea that we could repair or have repaired something that Read More...

  • Uncovering Prints of Value

    Posted May 29, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    508 Views

    This week's show carries on a theme we developed last week in "The Devil's in the Details...", but this time we turn our critical eyes to prints in all their great variety, ie lithographs, engravings, etchings, dry point Read More...

  • The Devil's in the Details but What Are the Details?

    Posted May 22, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    1,232 Views

    We all know that the devil's in the details, but some antique "experts" would like for us to believe that the details are privileged pieces of information known only to a select few. Actually, I think that the Read More...

  • Bargains in the Mall May 2014

    Posted May 7, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    512 Views

    We've taped another Bargains in the Mall show for airing on Sunday evening. In this installment I found some great buys under $100, and I had a very hard time deciding what I could "buy" with my limited resources. Actual Read More...

  • So You Want to Be an Art Dealer?

    Posted April 30, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    499 Views

    A couple of weeks ago during my show on Hidden Treasures I said that I thought that there were great opportunities of finding real bargains in art, but that I thought the field was a little harzardous for most people, as Read More...

  • Hidden Treasures

    Posted April 17, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    422 Views

    Please tune in Sunday evening for this week's talk on antiques, entitled, "Hidden Treasures." Have you given up finding hidden treasures? What are the chances of finding an antique at a yard sale, in a store or mall, or Read More...

  • Antique American Cherry Furniture

    Posted April 12, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    577 Views

    Please join us this Sunday evening, April 13, 2014, for our weekly discussion of antiques, this week devoted to Antique American Cherry Furniture. We'll carefully examine several pieces of 18th century American cherry fu Read More...

  • Political Items Collectibles

    Posted April 3, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    483 Views

    A funny thing happened over the weekend while I was baby sitting the Harry S. Truman poker table at the Mall. Barb Zaczak, Colorado VP for the American Political Items Collectors Association stopped to talk & take photos Read More...

  • Bargains Under $100 March 2014

    Posted March 28, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    567 Views

    In Sunday evening's show I search the mall for bargains priced under $100, and guess what? I find a few. I think. Come along with me and see if you agree. I'd be particularly interested in what you think about a Weller v Read More...

  • Antique Oak Furniture Part II

    Posted March 23, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    512 Views

    Please join us this evening, Sunday, March 23, 2014, for the second part of our program on Antique Oak Furniture. We will be examining oak furniture from the 16th, 17th, & 18th centuries, using specific forms common in t Read More...

  • Antique Oak Furniture

    Posted March 15, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    485 Views

    Last week's first installment of Antique Oak Furniture was unfortunately interrupted by transmission problems, so we'll be re-airing Antique Oak Furniture Part I (19th & early 20th centuries) this Sunday evening, Ma Read More...

  • Antique Oak Furniture Part I

    Posted March 5, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    489 Views

    In Sunday's show we focus on antique oak furniture. I've walked throughout the Mall and found some great examples of golden oak, fumed oak, quarter-sawn oak, white oak, red oak, mortise and tenon oak joints, Larkin oak d Read More...

  • Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

    Posted February 25, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 450 Views

    Come along with us Sunday evening for a tour through the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in beautiful Golden, Colorado. The Museum is in a 1905 builiding on the main street in historic downtown. Executive Director, Karan Rox Read More...

  • iAntique Classifieds vs the Auction Houses

    Posted January 30, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    671 Views

    The major auction houses have raised their buyers' premiums and sellers' commissions to the point where they are claiming 40%+ of the selling price, leaving the consignors (sellers) less than 60%. They are successfully i Read More...

  • January Classified Ads Show

    Posted January 16, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    478 Views

    Our monthly program devoted to profiling recent listings in the Classifieds will be shown this coming Sunday evening, Jan. 19, 2014, at 6PM PST, 7PM MST, 8PM CST, 9PM EST. Heather Eckels and Tom Davis join me in dis Read More...

  • Using New Technology to Identify Works of Art

    Posted January 10, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    514 Views

    Please join us on Sunday evening, January 12, 2014 for this week's talk on antiques, this program entitled, "Using New Technology to Identify Works of Art." During last week's show on "Highlights from the World of Art & Read More...

  • Highlights From the World of Art & Antiques in 2013

    Posted January 3, 2014 by Gary - Carol Stover

    4,163 Views

    2013 was a banner year in the world of art & antiques, and it was a banner year for iAntique. Numerous pricing records in many categories were set, and for me there were 4 stories that stood out as extremely important, e Read More...

  • Architectural Antiques

    Posted December 26, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    422 Views

    On this coming Sunday evening's show, Dec. Dec. 29, 2013, we'll discuss Architectural Antiques. I'll be walking throughout the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, looking for unusual architectural antiques, such Read More...

  • Classified Ads Show Dec 2013

    Posted December 19, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    404 Views

    This month's Classified Ads Show will air this coming Sunday, Dec. 22, at 6PM PST, 7PM MST, 8PM CST, 9PM EST. Heather, Tom & I will profile about 12 recent listings in the iAntique Classifieds, pointing out which ones we Read More...

  • Appraisals Show

    Posted December 11, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    410 Views

    Please join us on Saturday for our bi-monthly Appraisal Show. Denver area residents will be bringing in family heirlooms and estate sale finds to ask Heather Eckels, Tom Davis, and me for verbal appraisals, which include Read More...

  • Bargains Under $100

    Posted December 8, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    413 Views

    In this evening's show, coming up at 6PM PST, 7PM MST, 8PM CST, 9PM EST we'll take a trip through the antique mall looking for bargains at under $100. Tonight's show is a little different from the bargain shows we've don Read More...

  • 18th Century Furniture

    Posted November 21, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    403 Views

    Sunday evening's show is on 18th Century Furniture. We examine pieces from the early 18th century beginning with William & Mary, then Queen Anne, thru the Georges to neoclassism; French pieces from Louis XIV to Louis XV Read More...

  • NO, It's Not Fostoria, It Just Looks That Way

    Posted October 13, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    561 Views

    In Tuesday's show we continue our look at fakes, with "NO, It's Not Fostoria, It Just Looks That Way," with Terrence Hill, one of the premier American glass experts. Terry has appeared in 3 earlier shows on iAntique, in Read More...

  • October Classified Ads Show + Appraisals

    Posted October 10, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    370 Views

    Hope everyone can join us live at the Brass Armadillo Denver or in the chat room this Saturday for our monthly Classified Ads Show, to be followed immediately by our bi-monthly Appraisal Show. Heather Eckels and Tom Davi Read More...

  • Fake Rust

    Posted September 2, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    532 Views

    I've spent an entire career trying to distinguish between fake Meissen & real Meissen, fake Sevres & real Sevres, fake KPM plaques, fake signatures & autographs, fake antique furniture (lawyer's bookcases, "French vitrin Read More...

  • A Stroll Through the Antique Mall

    Posted August 19, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    476 Views

    In Tuesday's show we'll take a leisurely stroll thru the antique mall looking at the way merchandise is presented, the prices, the variety & I'll bet we find some very good buys & really interesting pieces. We'll look at Read More...

  • Outstanding Bargains in the Mall

    Posted July 22, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    464 Views

    In Tuesday's show we'll evaluate some things that I've identified in the Mall that I think are outstanding values. Normally I look for bargains priced at less than $100, but last week our old friend, Carl Weber, who's ap Read More...

  • Analysis of Pricing Trends

    Posted July 15, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    481 Views

    In Tuesday's show we'll analyze the trends in pricing that we've identitied in the past 2 weeks shows in an effort to understand the reasons for the price movements, then to predict future trends based on those reasons, Read More...

  • Prices Now & Then Part II

    Posted July 8, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    516 Views

    In last week's show we began an analysis of pricing trends over the past 20 years, by focusing on the following categories: mechanical banks, postwar & contemporary art, midcentury modern furniture, and western American Read More...

  • Prices Now & Then

    Posted July 1, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    451 Views

    In Tuesday evening's show we'll look at prices paid for specific collectibles, both recently and at various times over the past 20 years or so in order to determine whether we can identify trends in certain categories. F Read More...

  • 19th Century Retailers

    Posted June 24, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    535 Views

    We all know how important a label can make to the value of an antique, but the label is often that of a maker, not a seller. It's also obvious that a label from the retailer can add interest to an item, but can it   Read More...

  • Magazines & Newspapers

    Posted June 17, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    480 Views

    Not a week passes that someone doesn't ask me if their copy of a Nov. 23, 1963, or a June 7, 1944, or a September 12, 2001 newspaper isn't worth a lot of money. Conversely everybody seems surprised when a pick out an old Read More...

  • Black Americana

    Posted June 10, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    494 Views

    I have bought & sold collectibles associated with the African American community for years, but I've been reluctant to do a show on the subject because, unfortunately, many of the collectibles are disparaging of blacks. Read More...

  • Classified Ads Show + Appraisals

    Posted June 7, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    512 Views

    We invite everyone to join us online on Saturday for our monthly Classified Ads Show, followed by our Appraisal Show, originating from the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, Colorado. We'll be featuring a numbe Read More...

  • Finding Bargains at Less Than $100

    Posted June 3, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    538 Views

    In Tuesday evening's show we'll again search throughout the antique mall for bargains priced at less than $100. Since we dedicated the month of May to Pop Culture Collectibles I've fallen behind again in doing this barga Read More...

  • Pop Culture--Comic Books/Neal Adams

    Posted May 26, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    609 Views

    This Tuesday's show will feature an interview with Mo Bollin on Comic Books with a focus on the work of renowned comic book artist, Neal Adams. Mo is a life long collector & dealer in comics, and we'll ask him to provide Read More...

  • Pop Culture--Illustration Art

    Posted May 20, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    527 Views

    Our month long look into the collectibles of Pop Culture continues Tuesday evening with an examination of Illustration Art. Illustration exploded in the mid to late 19th century, as cheap methods of printing led to mass Read More...

  • Pop Culture Design

    Posted May 13, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    549 Views

    We'll continue our discussion of Pop Culture Collectibles with this week's show on Pop Culture Design. Graphic design has heavily influenced pop culture, and of course, pop culture has influenced graphic design, and whil Read More...

  • Saturday's Classified Ads Show

    Posted May 10, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 514 Views

    Please join us in the chat room tomorrow, Saturday, for our monthly Classified Ads Show. We've selected a number of very interesting items listed for sale in the Classifieds and will profile them in the Show. Last month Read More...

  • Pop Culture--Celebrities

    Posted May 6, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    713 Views

    We'll continue our month long examination of Pop Culture in Tuesday evening's show on Pop Culture Celebrities. Who are the celebrities worth collecting? Who will stand the test of time? Marilyn, Elvis, Jackie, JFK, the B Read More...

  • Popular Culture Memorabilia

    Posted April 29, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    447 Views

    Where are the young collectors? Where is that new generation, that those of us who've been in the antiques & collectibles business for years keep expecting to show up at our shows & stores? Maybe they're online, and mayb Read More...

  • Recent Auction Results

    Posted April 22, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    506 Views

    In Tuesday evening's show we'll analyze recent prices for art & antiques at auction houses ranging from the well-known names in New York, Paris & London to regional houses throughout the U.S. It's been a year & a half si Read More...

  • Stereoview Cards

    Posted April 16, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    502 Views

    Stereoview cards (or stereo cards or stereographic cards or stereooptic or stereooptican cards) are really the first "3D" photographic images. I know you've seen these cards with 2 side by side images (just slightly diff Read More...

  • Classifieds Ads Show + Appraisal Day

    Posted April 12, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    674 Views

    Please tune in on Saturday for our monthly Classified Ads Show + our local Appraisal Day, held on the second Saturday of every month. Both shows will be webcast live & both are interactive. For the Classified Ad Show we Read More...

  • 19th Century Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks

    Posted April 7, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    576 Views

    I just acquired the Official Gazettes of the U. S. Patent Office for one quarter in 1893 & 2 quarters in 1897. It may not be what everyone likes to do on a Saturday night, but I haven't been able to put these books down. Read More...

  • Rare, Interesting & Valuable Collectibles

    Posted April 1, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    609 Views

    Not everything that's rare is interesting or valuable. Who wants a limited edition portrait of John McCain hanging on his wall? (Sorry, John, I could have chosen any number of Democrats for this example). But in Tuesday' Read More...

  • The Color of Antiques & Collectibles

    Posted March 25, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    601 Views

    In last week's show I commented that with Roycroft hammered copper items, everything else being equal, "the browner the better." Would you rather own a Teco or Grueby vase in green or in some other color? If brown's so g Read More...

  • Roycroft Copper

    Posted March 18, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    684 Views

    Several weeks ago I did a show entitled, "Building a Collection in Today's World," in which I argued that collectors needed to move up the value chain to survive. Then in last week's show I highlighted a category that I Read More...

  • Classifieds + Tiffany Sterling Silver

    Posted March 11, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 953 Views

    2 for Tuesday this week--first Ski & I will be in the chat room for our monthly Classified Ads show at 2PM PDT, 3PM MDT, 4PM CDT, 5PM EDT, then I'll be back for my usual Tuesday evening chat at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, Read More...

  • Classified Ads Show Postponed

    Posted March 8, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    583 Views

    Due to a snow strom that our trusty weatherpersons are calling a blizzard to end all blizzards, we've decided to postpone our monthly  Classified Ads show from tomorrow, Saturday, to this coming Tuesday. We'll be on Read More...

  • The Transition from Gas to Electric Lamps (1880-1920)

    Posted March 4, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    647 Views

    Thomas Edison didn't invent the incandescent bulb, but he did develop the entire integrated system of electric lighting that allowed the world to transition from gas lamps to electric lamps during the period from when th Read More...

  • Building a Collection in Today's World

    Posted February 25, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    701 Views

    The classic way of building a collection has been to buy items as you found them, as long as their condition & rarity allowed you the opportunity of selling them when you found a better example. For example, you might bu Read More...

  • Depression Era Art

    Posted February 18, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 595 Views

    Federal works programs associated with the WPA, including the Federal Arts Project, helped fund art projects throughout the Depression. Paintings and sculpture produced in this era, whether financed by one of the federal Read More...

  • Tobacciana

    Posted February 11, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    607 Views

    It's no secret that antique & vintage tobacco-related items have suffered a decline in interest & value among collectors, however many collectibles included in the broad category of tobacciana have maintained & inhanced Read More...

  • Classified Ads Show + Appraisal Show

    Posted February 8, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    713 Views

    Hope everyone can tune in tomorrow, Saturday, for our monthly Classified Ads Show and our every other month Appraisal Show. Unfortunately Ski is feeling a little under the weather and won't be able to join us, however, w Read More...

  • Q&A

    Posted February 5, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    658 Views

    I think that one of the most interesting & valuable parts of our website is the Q&A section. Nate was always very informative when fielding questions out of the Q&A on his weekly "What's It Worth" show, but now that he's Read More...

  • Restoring Historic Buildings

    Posted January 28, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    544 Views

    I once spent 7 years restoring an historic house in Florida. It was a project intended to take 3 years at most, but guess what happened? One of the lessons I learned was that you need to budget at least twice as much in Read More...

  • The Look of the 1950's

    Posted January 21, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    672 Views

    I guess everyone has his own idea about what the look of the 1950's was & is, but in Tuesday's show we'll examine the various looks of that era: high fashion, low fashion or kitsch, mid-century modern, country vs city, Read More...

  • Bargains Under $100

    Posted January 14, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 661 Views

    In Tuesday's show I'll again feature items I find in the mall that I consider to be great bargains, all priced at less than $100. I promised that I'd do a "Bargain" show once a month, but I've had such interesting guests Read More...

  • January Classified Ads Show

    Posted January 11, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    752 Views

    Don't forget to tune in tomorrow, Saturday, for our monthly Classified Ads Show. Ski & I will be on hand to discuss items listed for sale in the Classifieds. We've selected about 12 listings to highlight & would be happy Read More...

  • Social Media Update

    Posted January 8, 2013 by Gary - Carol Stover

    537 Views

    Dan Briddle, Administrator of Iantique & General Manager of the new Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in west Phoenix, joins me to discuss recent developments in social media technology & how these dramatic improvements have Read More...

  • How to Care For & Repair Antiques

    Posted December 31, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    641 Views

    In Tuesday's show Ski & I will discuss How to Care For & Repair Antiques. Ski is the most hands-on & accomplished antiques expert that I've met in my 40+ years in the business. We discuss how to care for all classes of m Read More...

  • Staffordshire Pottery

    Posted December 17, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    625 Views

    In Tuesday's show we'll consider the history, attributes, and collectibility of Staffordshire pottery. This great antique category encompasses the, mainly mass produced, wares from the Staffordshire area of the English m Read More...

  • Name Your Own Price Holiday Shopping

    Posted December 10, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    2 Comments 585 Views

    Name Your Own Price Holiday Shopping--what a concept! This coming Saturday the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver is having its annual Name Your Own Price Sale, and this year it coincides with a peak holiday shopping Read More...

  • Classified Ads Show + Appraisals

    Posted December 7, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    422 Views

    Tomorrow, Saturday, Ski & I will host our monthly Classified Ads Show, which we will follow with our Live Appraisals Show from the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. First up at 10AM PST, 11AM MST, Noon CST, 1PM EST Read More...

  • Collectible Posters

    Posted December 3, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    631 Views

    In Tuesday's show we'll look at the fascinating world of collectible posters, those cheap throw-away sheets that were pinned up, nailed up, and glued, and now have become collectible and sometimes valuable. It all starte Read More...

  • Seasonality in the Antiques Business

    Posted November 26, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    1,278 Views

    Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, the holiday season--we all know how important this time of year is to the retail trade. How important is it to the antiques business? And what about the summer season? Read More...

  • A Walk Thru the Antique Mall

    Posted November 19, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    494 Views

    We're finally getting around to doing the Walk Thru the Antique Mall show that we had to postpone a couple of weeks ago. On Tuesday evening I'll be walking up Michigan Avenue at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver Read More...

  • Classified Ads Show + Why Be an Antiques Dealer?

    Posted November 13, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    478 Views

    We're doing 2 shows this evening. First Ski & I will do our monthly Classified Ads Show, in which we feature a number of items recently listed for sale in the iantiques Classifieds. The Classified Ads section of our webs Read More...

  • A Walk Thru the Antique Mall

    Posted November 5, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 470 Views

    In Tuesday's show we'll take a walk thru the Mall looking for bargains, interesting items, booth and showcase design, lighting, etc. We examine the range of merchandise avaiable for sale, pricing, display. One of the iss Read More...

  • Art & Antique Pricing Trends

    Posted October 29, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    569 Views

    It's been a year and 1/2 since I've done a show on trends in the values of antiques, so I guess we're ready for an update. Is it still business as usual--the high end keeps going higher, middle & low level antiques keep Read More...

  • Lithographs & Other Prints

    Posted October 15, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    944 Views

    In Tuesday's show we'll discuss how to distinguish between original works of art, such as watercolors and oils, and reproductions. And we'll discuss how to distinguish among the various forms of reproductions or prints, Read More...

  • Classified Ads Show + Native American Artifacts

    Posted October 7, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    621 Views

    Join us in the chat room or online Tuesday afternoon for 2 shows: first Ski & I will be discussing items listed for sale on iantique in our monthly Classified Ads Show, then half an hour later we'll be back to look at so Read More...

  • Antiquing With Purpose

    Posted October 1, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    736 Views

    I'd really like to make Tuesday evening's show a collaborative effort, with everyone bringing ideas about how & why antiques can be re-purposed with purpose. We can discuss how to revive, refresh & repurpose, using image Read More...

  • Bargins Under $100

    Posted September 23, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    517 Views

    Have you been watching "Market Warriors" on PBS? 4 "experts" go to a flea market or antiques venue looking to find good deals that they can then sell at a profit at auction. If you want a good laugh, check it out. They'v Read More...

  • Antique Furniture--Have Prices Bottomed?

    Posted September 17, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    972 Views

    It's no secret that antique furniture prices have been declining for years. Victorian "brown furniture" has been particularly hard hit, but even good quality 18th century American has suffered. We'll look at the trends Read More...

  • Classifieds Ads Show & Frank Lloyd Wright

    Posted September 10, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    584 Views

    As we previously announced, the monthly Classified Ads Show has moved from Saturday to Tuesday. Tomorrow, Tuesday, will be our first show at the new time: 3:30 PM PDT, 4:30 PM MDT, 5:30 PM CDT, 6:30 PM EDT. Our weekly An Read More...

  • Bob Caron & the Enola Gay

    Posted September 3, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    555 Views

    Jane, the daughter of World War II hero, George Robert "Bob" Caron, will be my special guest on Tuesday's show. Bob Caron was the tailgunner on the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and it w Read More...

  • Iantique at the Denver Modernism Show

    Posted August 27, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    625 Views

    This last weekend iantique sponsored a booth at the annual Denver Modernism show, and the whole crew turned out to promote our website (and also to sell some of my wife's & my inventory)! The party started Friday night a Read More...

  • Classified Ads Show + Appraisal Day

    Posted August 9, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    7,294 Views

    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 Read More...

  • Bargains Under $100

    Posted August 6, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    512 Views

    I've had such great guests on the show for the past several months that I haven't had time to do a "Bargains Under $100" show, but that will change tomorrow night. I'll go into the mall tomorrow and spend the d Read More...

  • Dana Cain Events

    Posted July 30, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    831 Views

    Dana Cain is the most important show promoter in Denver, and she's my guest in the chat room tomorrow, Tuesday, at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT! Just during the month of August she has the following shows lined up: Read More...

  • John Macgilchrist Archive

    Posted July 23, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    611 Views

    Ski has an extensive collection of art works, correspondence, and WWI memorabilia from the estate of famed artist, architect, and aviator, John Macgilchrist. In Tuesday's show Ski will share this collection with us, and Read More...

  • Classifieds Show--Tuesday

    Posted July 16, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    603 Views

    As most of you know, technical difficulties prevented the airing of our monthly Classified Ads Show on Saturday. We've re-scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, at 4PM PDT, 5PM MDT, 6PM CDT, 7PM EDT. Ski & I look forward to se Read More...

  • Richard Kane: Author & Collector

    Posted July 16, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    657 Views

    In Tuesday evening's show I'll be interviewing Richard Kane, author of the historical novel, "Plantation: The Spanish Oaks Saga," which chronicles the exploits of the Kahane family on its move from Chester, PA to an inhe Read More...

  • Saturday's Classified Ads Show

    Posted July 12, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    552 Views

    Hope everyone can join us online or in the chat room this Saturday, the 14th, for our monthly Classified Ads Show. Ski & I will select items from the Classifieds to feature. The listings we've chosen for this month's sho Read More...

  • Vintage Perfume Bottles

    Posted July 9, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    648 Views

    Most of you know that when we had John Peters of Aristocrat Auctions on the show a couple of weeks ago, he discussed his then upcoming auction of a fabulous collection of vintage perfume bottles. My wife & I attended tha Read More...

  • Autographs: How to Identify & Value

    Posted July 2, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    874 Views

    In Tuesday evening's show we'll look at ways to identify legitimate autographs and answer questions, such as, is the signature secretarial?; is it done by auto pen?; is it a fake?; is it printed, not original? We'll cons Read More...

  • Dan Briddle on iantique Technology

    Posted June 26, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    660 Views

    About a year ago Dan Briddle, iantique Administrator & technology guru, appeared on my show to discuss the accomplishments of iantique's first year in operation & to set some goals & objectives for its second year & beyo Read More...

  • Titanic Memorabilia

    Posted April 16, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    575 Views

    To commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, we'll devote tomorrow's (Tuesday's) chat to a discussion of Titanic memorabilia. And who better to discuss this subject with than Josh McGinnity, that 21 year o Read More...

  • Classifieds Ads Show & Appraisals

    Posted April 11, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    573 Views

    Be sure to join Ski & me in the chat room or online Saturday for our monthly show on items listed for sale in the Classified Ads. I've selected some of the listings we'll be discussing, but if any else would like for us Read More...

  • Books: First Editiions

    Posted April 9, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 605 Views

    In Tuesday's chat we'll be discussing first editions, antique & modern, of collectible books. Topics will include: limited editions, signed by author books, first printings or impressions, bindings, condition as it affec Read More...

  • Afraid to Give Away Your Secrets?

    Posted April 2, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 712 Views

    I'm sitting in the Ikea restaurant, having just finished my free breakfast of bacon, eggs & fried potatoes, and I'm trying to think of an excuse I can give my wife for staying on til the 99?? pasta lunch is served. Also Read More...

  • Deco Design--It Doesn't Have to Be Expensive

    Posted March 26, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    674 Views

    Most people in the antiques or design professions think of Art Deco as that high style of French design associated with the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925. Pie Read More...

  • Scott Gottula, GM Brass Armadillo Denver

    Posted March 20, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    898 Views

    Scott Gottula, General Manager of the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, one of the largest & most successful antique malls in America, will be my guest in tonight's chat. We'll ask Scott about how the antique mall Read More...

  • Bargains at Under $100

    Posted March 12, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    627 Views

    I'll be going back to our monthly search for bargains under $100 at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver for Tuesday's chat. I spend the afternoon looking in the booths & cases for single items priced less than $10 Read More...

  • Classified Ads Show

    Posted March 9, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    473 Views

    Join us tomorrow for the monthly Classified Ads Show, in which Ski & I select & comment on items listed for sale in the iantique classifieds & auctions. If you'd like for us to discuss an item that you have listed or if Read More...

  • Antique Sterling Silver Flatware

    Posted March 6, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    760 Views

    In tonight's show I'll be discussing antique sterling silver flatware made by mostly American silver companies, such as Gorham and Wallace & Sons. We'll consider the value of silver melted down, the values of particular Read More...

  • Why Antiques?

    Posted February 27, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    501 Views

    Have you seen the new Woody Allen film, "Midnight in Paris?" Owen Wilson is writing a novel about a man who works in a "nostalgia shop." This is a real joke to Owen's fiancee and her parents, who think that nothing could Read More...

  • Prison Art + Postal Covers

    Posted February 20, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    554 Views

    My special guest in Tuesday's chat will be Josh McGinnity, who is an employee at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, and who in his spare time is a collector of prison art & ephemera. For those of you who hung in Read More...

  • Bargains OVER $100

    Posted February 13, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    625 Views

    The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver holds a 1-day only sale each year in which items priced at $100 or more are discounted 20%. The sale this year is this coming Saturday, so instead of my monthly show featuring b Read More...

  • Classified Ads Show

    Posted February 9, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    538 Views

    Ski & I will host our monthly Classified Ads Show (also to include items listed in the Auctions) this Saturday at the usual time, 10AM PST, 11AM MST, Noon CST, 1PM EST. I've selected a number of recently placed classifie Read More...

  • Wood Carving on Antique Furniture

    Posted February 6, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    548 Views

    The quality of the wood carving on antique furniture is often the primary determinant of value, and it certainly is always a major component of the beauty of antique wood. In Tuesday's show we'll examine several highly c Read More...

  • Works of Art Under Glass

    Posted January 30, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    569 Views

    You walk into an antique store and spot a painting that looks interesting. It's under glass. The tag says it's a watercolor by a famous artist. What a find! But is it? Maybe it's not a watercolor. Maybe it's a hand color Read More...

  • Fred Harvey & His "Indian Detours"

    Posted January 23, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    656 Views

    On Tuesday's show I have the pleasure of welcoming Mary & Raymond Koernig as guests. They are historians and the owners of RMK Tours, which provides guided tours to, among other venues, the Fred Harvey establishments in Read More...

  • Victorian Trade Cards

    Posted January 16, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    536 Views

    In Tuesday evening's chat I'll be discussing Victorian Trade Cards, a really interesting category of ephemera, that has withstood the onslaught of ebay particularly well. I just bought an entire collection of great cards Read More...

  • Classified Ads Show

    Posted January 13, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    409 Views

    Tomorrow morning Ski & I will host our monthly chat on items currently listed for sale in the Classifieds. We'll discuss the items, the way they are presented, and try to determine if the prices being asked are fair. Hin Read More...

  • Finding Bargains at Under $100

    Posted January 10, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 1,890 Views

    I'll be doing our monthly show on finding bargains at under $100 this evening. I spend the day searching the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver for what I think are great buys, but I'm only allowing myself a budget o Read More...

  • Iantique Auctions Vs Ebay

    Posted January 2, 2012 by Gary - Carol Stover

    4 Comments 611 Views

    Now that we've got auction functionality and our content is getting into the search engines in a matter of a few days, I think that we offer a very viable alternative to ebay auctions, Buy It Now, and classifieds. At thi Read More...

  • Stained & Painted Glass Windows

    Posted December 27, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 577 Views

    In this evening's chat I'll be discussing stained glass windows, painted glass windows, and stained glass windows that have been painted. Stained & painted glass has a long history, and, of course, is a major collecting Read More...

  • Buying & Selling Gold

    Posted December 19, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    472 Views

    In Tuesday's chat I'll be discussing buying & selling gold in various forms. We'll look at numismatic & melt-down values of some gold coins, several pieces of various karat gold jewelry and try to separate out gold value Read More...

  • Finding Bargains for Under $100

    Posted December 12, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    532 Views

    In Tuesday's show I'll discuss some items I've found for sale in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall that I think represent real bargains, and as usual, I'm limiting myself to spending only $100 max. So tomorrow I'll spend Read More...

  • Classifieds Show

    Posted December 7, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    508 Views

    In the Classifieds chat on Saturday morning Ski & I will be discussing a number of recently posted items in the Classifieds, including the Auctions. If anyone has an interest in any specific item, please let me know, and Read More...

  • Antique Trunks

    Posted November 28, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    2,248 Views

    My special guest on Tuesday's show will be Robert Oxley, an expert, enthusiast, and dealer in antique trunks. Robert will talk with us about how to select trunks, how to recondition them, and how to market them. I'm brin Read More...

  • Recent Auction Results

    Posted November 14, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    660 Views

    What do recent results from the world's major auction houses tell us about the state of the market for art & antiques? In last week's chat we discussed the market for Western American Art & made predictions for prices at Read More...

  • Classifieds Show

    Posted November 7, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    2 Comments 486 Views

    Ski and I will host our monthly show discussing items in the Classifieds this coming Saturday at 10AM PST, 11AM MST, Hign noon CST, 1PM EST. If you have items that you would like us to discuss that are in the Classifieds Read More...

  • The Market for Western American Art

    Posted November 7, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    540 Views

    The calendar for Western Art begins in February with the Autry Museum Masters of the American West Exhibition & Sale, then it's on to March in Montana, then Scottsdale in April, Denver in June, the Prix de West at the Na Read More...

  • 1830-1850: A Time of Transition

    Posted October 31, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    765 Views

    I think the period from 1830 to 1850 captures a change in attitude from formality to eclecticism, from the simplicity of the Regency period to the historicism of the Victorian age. In tomorrow night's show I'll highlight Read More...

  • Finding Bargains for Under $100

    Posted October 22, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    476 Views

    Due to popular demand I've decided to do one of these "Finding Bargains in the Mall for Under $100" shows once a month, so this coming Tuesday I'll spend the afternoon looking through all the booths, then in the evening Read More...

  • World War I & II Photos

    Posted October 17, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 534 Views

    In tomorrow night's chat (Tuesday), I'll be discussing World War I & World War II photos. Albums continue to surface at estate sales--what are they worth? Is WWI stuff worth more than WWII because it's older, or is WWII Read More...

  • 19th Century English Furniture

    Posted October 9, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    497 Views

    Tuesday's chat will feature 19th century English furniture in a comparison with furniture being produced in that same period in the U. S. I happen to have some great pieces of unusual English furniture in inventory at th Read More...

  • Staffordshire & Delft

    Posted October 3, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 543 Views

    In this week's chat we'll examine Staffordshire pottery of the 18th & 19th centuries and compare with true Delft pottery from Holland. I've got some great examples, including a signed blue & white Delft jar with lid from Read More...

  • $100 Budget for Shopping at the Antique Mall Part 2

    Posted September 27, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    1,765 Views

    A month ago I did a show on finding bargains at the antique mall. I gave myself a budget of $100 and spent the day looking through all the booths at the Mall, then showed what I found when we did our live chat. I ended u Read More...

  • 18th & 19th Century Wooden Boxes

    Posted September 12, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    684 Views

    18th & 19th century wooden boxes have probably appreciated in value more than any other category of antiques. There are several good reasons for this, which we will explore in Tuesday's show. We'll examine a couple of te Read More...

  • Candlesticks & Candelabra, Dating & Evaluating

    Posted September 5, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    1,520 Views

    They've been making candlesticks & candelabra for thousands of years & they're still making them, generally to pass of as antiques. They're made of sterling silver, silver plate, brass, pewter, ceramics, and many other m Read More...

  • Spending $100 at the Antique Mall

    Posted August 30, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    558 Views

    I'm going to spend the day searching the antique mall for bargains & I'm budgeting $100 total to acquire what I like best. In tonight's program I'll show you what I've found. I'll be looking for antiques that are functio Read More...

  • The Look of the Late Victorian Era (1880-1900)

    Posted August 23, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    2 Comments 601 Views

    Tonight we'll compare styles across categories: Mount Washington glass, Dresden porcelain, stained glass windows, factory made oak furniture, celluloid cabinet card albums, Chinese porcelain + many other examples--the on Read More...

  • Mountain States Collector

    Posted August 15, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    489 Views

    Tuesday's show will feature an interview with Jon & Peggy DeStefano, publishers of Mountain States Collector, one of the premier publications for the antiques community. Jon & Peggy will help us understand the current st Read More...

  • John Peters, Aristocrat Auctions

    Posted August 8, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    746 Views

    John Peters, who together with his wife, Anu, own & operate Aristocrat Auctions will be my guest on this week's very special program, which will highlight not only the auction business, but also their upcoming Modernism Read More...

  • A Walk Thru the Mall

    Posted August 2, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 602 Views

    In tonight's program I'm going to ask you to accompany me on a walk through the Brass Armadillo Antiques Mall in Denver. Let's see if we can find anything really interesting, any really good buys. Every time I step into Read More...

  • Advanced Auction Techniques

    Posted July 25, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    623 Views

    In last week's program I discussed some of the most important considerations for buyers & sellers at auction houses. Because I believe that in today's world it is not only important, but absolutely necessary, to use auct Read More...

  • Buying & Selling at Auction Houses

    Posted July 18, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 661 Views

    In the last few programs I've talked about how important it is to upgrade your collections & inventories by having high quality & high priced antiques. In Tuesday's show I'll be discussing the primary venues where these Read More...

  • How to Upgrade Your Collection/Inventory

    Posted July 11, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    4 Comments 639 Views

    Just buy better stuff! Well, no, we're not taking the easy way out. We're going to discuss how to upgrade without breaking the bank. Hint--buy 18th century that sellers price at 19th century values. You'd be surprised at Read More...

  • Rocky Mountain Antiques Fair

    Posted July 5, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    2 Comments 647 Views

    In Tuesday evening's chat I'll be joined by P.J. Dyon, founder of the Rocky Mountain Antiques Fair, and Cher Pascoe, Director of Marketing for the Fair. They'll be discussing this year's fair, held over the Labor Day wee Read More...

  • Impact of the Housing Market on Sales of Antiques

    Posted June 27, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    569 Views

    I went to an auction in Denver Saturday night where a 3" x 2" tintype of Billy the Kid sold for $2.3 million, against a pre-sale estimate of $300,000-400,000. Josh posted a link to the CNN story earlier today. A belt buc Read More...

  • Masonic Collectibles

    Posted June 20, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    887 Views

    On Tuesday's show I'll be discussing Masonic Collectibles as a category, and you won't believe some of the incredible examples we'll have to view. There's a beautiful, huge desk, c. 1875, with Masonic symbols now for sal Read More...

  • Labels, Leadville & Lore

    Posted June 13, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 935 Views

    Doug Rhoades, the man who found the stash of very early tin food cans in Leadville, CO & the author of the book describing his find, "Labels, Leadville, & Lore," joins me in Tuesday night's show for a discussion of what Read More...

  • Collecting Ephemera

    Posted June 6, 2011 by Gary - Carol Stover

    3 Comments 619 Views

    In this week's show I'll be talking with Carl Weber, past President of the Denver Postcard Club, on collecting ephemera, primarily photos, postcards, and historical documents. In my 40 years in the business I've never me Read More...