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  • Antique Copper Collectibles

    Posted August 31, 2019 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    In our last program I discussed metals used in antiques, but I didn't discuss copper. That's why I'm doing it in this show! Have you ever seen a copper fish poacher? I found one in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Den Read More...

  • VINTAGE CEREAL BOXES

    Posted August 24, 2019 by Betty Jean Shearin

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    Would you believe Cereal Boxes have become highly collectible items!  You probably realize that Wheaties boxes with famous athletes on the box front have always been desirable, but you probably did not realize that Read More...

  • Metals Used in Antiques

    Posted August 14, 2019 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    In this show we discuss antiques made with the various metals. We've used pieces found for sale at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. I just noticed that I left out a discussion of copper, and I have a great ant Read More...

  • Bargain Show July 2019

    Posted August 7, 2019 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    This is our Bargain Show for July. Ever seen a Gambler's Holdout? I hadn't, and I would never have guessed what is was. Some of this month's bargains are recognizable: vintage firemen's hydrant wrenches, an Asian (Chines Read More...

  • Updates on Antiques Pricing

    Posted July 31, 2019 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Are most collectibles bought by collectors? Can going shopping be a form of entertainment, like going to a concert or a ball game? Who buys more stuff--women or men? Young or old? Has the internet brought about uniform p Read More...

  • Antique Country Collectibles

    Posted July 29, 2019 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    In this week's show I'm unloading from my vehicle a great collection of antique cast iron & other "country" collectibles that I bought at an estate sale over the weekend. I priced all the items and am bringing them into Read More...

  • The Self Portraits of Frida Kahlo

    Posted July 16, 2019 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    In this show we profile a heretofore unknown self portrait done by Frida Kahlo in 1946. It's an oil on canvas, and about 30" x 24" sight. It is signed & has a remarkable inscription on the back of the canvas. It was purc Read More...

  • Genealogical Research

    Posted July 10, 2019 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    In this program we discuss how genealogical research can reward antiques collectors and dealers. There are so many online tools now available to further our research into the past, and I've done shows on some of them: im Read More...

  • Bargain Show June 2019

    Posted July 7, 2019 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Our monthly Bargain Show yielded some interesting finds, none more so than the item I selected as the Best Bargain in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. You'll just have to watch to find out what that special pi Read More...

  • Anecdotes (War Stories)

    Posted June 26, 2019 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    I thought I'd tell a few tales about some of the humorous and not so humorous events in my life as an antique dealer (none of them were that humorous at the time!) Have you ever taken a piano out of a basement into a bac Read More...