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  • Bargain Show March 2018

    Posted March 7, 2018 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    This month's Bargain Show at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver will highlight Bennington pottery with a Rockingham glaze, an 1820's mahogany arm chair, a c.1800 child's chair with wicker seat, a huge advertising Read More...

  • Social Media for the Antiques Industry

    Posted March 1, 2018 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Stephanie Davidson (you know her from Reel Design) joins me for this week's program on how the antiques business can make effective use of all the new Social Media tools. This is NOT an easy subject! There are such wide Read More...

  • Antique Brass & Related Metals

    Posted February 21, 2018 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    I've done shows, which are in the Video Archives, on various antique metals, and one on polishing brass, however I haven't done one devoted to antique brass & the other copper alloys. So, that's the subject of this week' Read More...

  • Mid-Century Modern Furniture in the Mall

    Posted February 14, 2018 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Mid-century modern furniture has been popular for years, and it's a great seller here at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. It this week's show I'll highlight some designer pieces from the '50's & '60's. There's Read More...

  • Western Art--Art or Memorabilia

    Posted February 7, 2018 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    30 years ago Western American Art had not gained a foothold in the art market's consciousness. Now it's big business not only Out West but in New York and everywhere else. Still, I think the market's got a long way to go Read More...

  • VINTAGE FOUNTAIN PENS

    Posted January 29, 2018 by Betty Jean Shearin

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    Fountain Pens - “What you write with reflects who you are” so the saying goes, and fountain pens were a reflection of a person’s education and status in days gone by. Up until the mid-Twentieth Century, Read More...

  • Repurposed Antiques

    Posted January 24, 2018 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    In this week's program we profile some repurposed antiques that display real ingenuity in design. February has traditionally been Repurpose Month at the Brass Armadillos, and there's a contest on for dealers. Over the pa Read More...

  • Repurposed Antiques

    Posted January 24, 2018 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    In this week's program we profile some repurposed antiques that display real ingenuity in design. February has traditionally been Repurpose Month at the Brass Armadillos, and there's a contest on for dealers. Over the pa Read More...

  • Limitations to Use of Blacklight

    Posted January 18, 2018 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Last week's program was devoted to describing some of the ways that blacklight can help identify, authenticate, and provide condition details on various categories of antiques. In this week's show I'll discuss ways in wh Read More...

  • Black Light Use for Antiques

    Posted January 10, 2018 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    A black light can often be a usefull tool for identifying and dating antiques and works of art, and it can often help determine whether repairs have been made. In this week's show we'll look at how a black light can be u Read More...