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  • 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF BARBIE DOLL

    Posted Mar 16 by Betty Jean Shearin

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    60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BARBIE DOLL    Wow!  It’s hard to imagine that Barbie has been around 60 years.  Her creator was Ruth Handler who named Barbie, and Ken as well, after her daughter and Read More...

  • Antique Frames Revisited

    Posted Mar 14 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    In last week's show I left viewers with a question. Were the sheep painting & the frame that encloses it 19th century, or were they modern reproductions/copies? This week's program answers that question, and in the proce Read More...

  • Antique Frames

    Posted Mar 6 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Over the years we've done a number of programs on painting, and as part of the discussion we've addressed issues relating to the framing, including dating and value, but we have never done a show exclusively on antique f Read More...

  • THE BEAUTY OF PEARLS – WHAT’S REAL AND WHAT’S FAKE?

    Posted Mar 4 by Betty Jean Shearin

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    Natural or cultured pearls are quite beautiful, unique and officially the world’s oldest gem. They are created from a living organism when an irritant, such as a parasite or piece of the shell, becomes accidentally Read More...

  • Bargain Show February 2019

    Posted Feb 27 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Check out the tags for clues to what we found for this month's Bargain Show. For newcomers, we do a Bargain Show every month originating from the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, CO. If you've liked my Facebook pa Read More...

  • What's A Good Painting II

    Posted Feb 20 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    A couple of weeks ago I initiated a discussion of What's A Good Painting with a video of that name. I promised to continue the discussion with a follow-up video, and here it is. Please let me know what you think. Some of Read More...

  • Interview with Dan Briddle

    Posted Feb 14 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Dan Briddle, Operations Director of The Brass Armadillo and iAntique.com & former General Manager of the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Goodyear, AZ was in town for a few days, and I corralled him for an interview. Dan Read More...

  • Appraisal Show February 2019

    Posted Feb 11 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Our bi-monthly Appraisal Show at the Brass Armadillo in Denver yielded some surprises, some treasures, and a great variety of pieces in many categories that challenged the knowledge of the 3 appraisers, but to find out w Read More...

  • TETSUBIN TEAPOTS

    Posted Feb 9 by Betty Jean Shearin

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    If you shop around for unusual items, you may have run into a Japanese "Tetsubin" teapot.  The Japanese call them "tetsu kyūsu" (鉄急須) - teapots to distinguish them from kettles. They came to my attention on on Read More...

  • What's a Good Painting? (I)

    Posted Feb 6 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    If beauty's in the eye of the beholder, then how does any one person decide what's a good painting? Actually many people decide jointly--it's called the marketplace. There are a few great paintings that almost everyone w Read More...