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  • 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...

  • Rule 9 Beauty Lies Not in the Eye of the Beholder

    Posted June 5, 2019 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    At the end of each year that iAntique has been in operation, I put forth a "rule" or suggestion for antique dealers to follow. We've just concluded our 9th year, and so here goes Rule #9: Beauty Lies Not in the Eye of th Read More...

  • Are the 1980's Vintage?

    Posted May 8, 2019 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    This is the first of 2 shows on collectibles from the 1980's. The first question to ask is: are the keywords (tags) listed above collectible or not? If so, how much are the individual items worth? The General Manager of Read More...

  • Bargain Show April 2019

    Posted May 1, 2019 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    April's Bargain Show features a real variety of bargain priced collectibles at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. To qualify for the Bargain of the Month the item must be priced under $100, and the best bargain Read More...

  • Prices of Pre-Victorian Furniture

    Posted April 24, 2019 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Dealers, collectors, and owners of Victorian furniture have been bemoaning the decline in values for many years now, and until the last few years it seemed to me that pre-Victorian furniture was holding up fairly well. I Read More...

  • Weller Pottery

    Posted April 17, 2019 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    There's currently a great collection of Weller Pottery from the Early & Middle Period lines in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, and so this week's show profiles that collection. Included are a number of pieces Read More...

  • Looking Close and Seeing Far

    Posted April 12, 2019 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    "Looking Close and Seeing Far" is the title of an art history book that I found to be a profound commentary not only on the works of the artists it describes, but also on a methodology for considering works by any other Read More...

  • Bargain Show March 2019

    Posted April 3, 2019 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    You won't be surprised that we found many bargains in the Mall for this month's Bargain Show. We always do! How about a 4 piece silver plate tea set made in 1915 for $45? How about an 1863 lock with key and 2 porcelain h Read More...

  • ARTIST: MICHAEL NISPEROS

    Posted April 2, 2019 by Betty Jean Shearin

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    ARTIST – MICHAEL NISPEROS    Michael Nisperos’ expressionist paintings are simply phenomonal!  I’ve had the privilege to speak with him on several occasions and admire a number&nbs Read More...

  • Canadian Antiques

    Posted March 27, 2019 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    In this week's show we seek out antiques and collectibles that were "Made in Canada." I had never even thought of this as an interesting topic until I acquired a gorgeous dining table & chairs that were handmade in Quebe Read More...