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  • Bargain Show August 2018

    Posted August 15, 2018 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 August 12, 2018 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 August 8, 2018 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...

  • THE FANTASY OF ELVES

    Posted August 1, 2018 by Betty Jean Shearin

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    THE FANTASY OF ELVES   Way, way back before “Elf on a Shelf” became a sensation, elves existed in fairy tales, plays, stories and mythology.  In the 1500's, it was typical for elves to be embraced i Read More...

  • Rule 8 Never Trust the Experts

    Posted July 31, 2018 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 July 24, 2018 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 July 22, 2018 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 July 15, 2018 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...

  • Gambling Memorabilia

    Posted June 16, 2018 by Betty Jean Shearin

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    Gambling Memorabilia - Gambling has been around since ancient times and continues to be popular today. Gambling artifacts, from playing cards to dice to chips to actual gaming tables, are collected by thousands of people Read More...

  • Appraisal Show Brass Armadillo June 2018

    Posted June 11, 2018 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...