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  • Bargain Show January 2018

    Posted January 3, 2018 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Our first Bargain Show of the new year features antiques and vintage pieces that would be buys for dealers (who normally need to buy at about 35% of what they list merchandise for for resale). An antique brass box, an an Read More...

  • Sunken Treasure

    Posted December 20, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    During our Appraisal Show a couple of weeks ago a fellow dealer at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver asked us to appraise a picture he had bought at auction for $50. It was an original oil on canvas by renowned Read More...

  • Forensics for Antiques

    Posted December 13, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    If you missed our Appraisal Show on Saturday, which was aired live on Facebook, please check out the video of it in the Archives section or on Youtube. We had some extraordinary items in for appraisal, one of which, a 6t Read More...

  • Annual Review with the GM

    Posted December 8, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    My annual walk through the Mall show with Scott Gottula, GM of the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, took place this week during our Holiday Party for dealers. Check out the decor in the dining area. Scott's been t Read More...

  • Bargain Show December 2017

    Posted November 30, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    It's time for our monthly Bargain Show, and I've found quite a few real bargains selling for less than $100 at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. The Windsor chair pictured is one of them. If you've liked my Fac Read More...

  • Antique Inkwells

    Posted November 22, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Our program Sunday evening, November 26, 2017 will be on Antique Inkwells. In the show I did a couple of weeks ago on antique candlesticks I tried to make the case that there was such variety in the category that a colle Read More...

  • Transferware or Hand Painted?

    Posted November 15, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    In this week's show we'll look at many pieces of porcelain & pottery in an attempt to identify which are transfer decorated & which are hand painted. If you've watched the several programs I've done on identifying variou Read More...

  • VINTAGE ALUMINUM CHRISTMAS TREES

    Posted November 10, 2017 by Betty Jean Shearin

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    Depending on your personal preference, and perhaps your age, you either love or hate aluminum Christmas trees!  They were hugely popular in the early 1960's, considered quite modern, and were a drastic change from t Read More...

  • Variety in Antique Candlesticks

    Posted November 8, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    I just acquired a collection of antique candlesticks, and it struck me how varied they are! There are pewter ones, brass ones, glass ones, porcelain ones, wooden ones, silver plate ones, sterling silver ones, candelabras Read More...

  • JFK Assassination Files

    Posted November 4, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Chaos reigned on Friday afternoon, October 27, 2017 as the government scrambled to comply (well, not really comply) with the law passed in 1992 requiring it to make public all the remaining documents in the Kennedy assas Read More...