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  • RINGLING BROTHERS "THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH"

    Posted July 10, 2017 by Betty Jean Shearin

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    RINGLING BROTHERS – THE END OF AN ERA  The closing of Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus is a double-edged sword. It’s sad that this wonderful family entertainment is at an end; however, a benefit Read More...

  • Antiques for a Cabin in the Mountains

    Posted July 8, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Please join us tomorrow evening, July 9, 2017 at the usual time for this week's program entitled, "Antiques for a Cabin in the Mountains." In earlier programs we've featured furnishings & furniture for loft conversions, Read More...

  • Great Inexpensive Design

    Posted June 30, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    A few years ago I did a show on Great Inexpensive Design, and it proved popular, so I'll revisit that theme in this week's show, profiling a variety of pieces now for sale at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. W Read More...

  • Have Prices for Antiques Really Declined 80%?

    Posted June 21, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    On the Vintage Antiques Roadshow program that aired this week one of the appraisals taken from an Antiques Roadshow event in Albuquerque in 2002 was for the pearwood tea caddy, c.1810, that is shown with this blog. In 20 Read More...

  • Cast Iron Antiques

    Posted June 14, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Cast iron has been used for centuries for a variety of goods, and pieces in some of the categories have become quite collectible. We'll search the mall for interesting & representative antique cast iron items in man Read More...

  • Showcases in the Mall

    Posted June 7, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    I've always thought that the most important factor in the success of the antique mall that I work out of, the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, is their system for handling sales of items in the locked showcases. T Read More...

  • "Jelly Belly" Pins and Brooches

    Posted June 1, 2017 by Betty Jean Shearin

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    JELLY BELLY PINS AND BROOCHES What a cute name “Jelly Belly Pins”!!! These adorable vintage costume jewelry pins and brooches were stylish yet unusual, quirky and just plain fun. “Jelly Belly’s) c Read More...

  • Victorian Furniture Pricing

    Posted May 31, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Conventional wisdom leads us to believe that prices for "brown" Victorian furniture have been declining for years. We'll put that propostion to the test in this week's show by examining about 10 pieces currently for sale Read More...

  • Bargains in the Mall

    Posted May 24, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    Please join us this coming Sunday evening, May 28, 2017 for this week's talk on antiques in which we profile bargains under $100 at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. We found many items in several different cat Read More...

  • Rule #7

    Posted May 17, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    We've just completed our 7th year online, and at the conclusion of each year I propose a "rule" or suggestion for art & antique dealers. Rule #1 was "You make your money when you buy, not when you sell;" Rule #2 was "Hav Read More...