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  • Engineering Drawings Archive

    Posted November 17, 2018 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...

  • How to identify an item just by taking a picture of it

    Posted November 5, 2018 by Daniel Briddle

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    Have you tried the eBay image search tool?   Just take a picture of an item on your smart phone in the eBay app and search.  It’s not perfect, but may give you just the info you’re looking for Read More...

  • PRESERVING YOUR VINYL RECORD COLLECTION

    Posted October 16, 2018 by Betty Jean Shearin

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    PRESERVING YOUR VINYL RECORD COLLECTION Some of you may own a one-of a-kind record and maybe some of you own records that you listened to when you were growing up. They are wonderful to collect. As I have and you may hav Read More...

  • Analysis of a c.1700 Portrait

    Posted September 27, 2018 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 September 19, 2018 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 September 12, 2018 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 September 6, 2018 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 August 29, 2018 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...

  • Wire Ware

    Posted August 25, 2018 by Betty Jean Shearin

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    Vintage wire ware has been collected for decades. Now it seems there is a resurgence of interest as collectors of wire ware appears to be increasing. Wire tells the story of America and how it shaped the lives of people Read More...

  • 1960's & '70's Posters

    Posted August 21, 2018 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...