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  • Using Outside Experts

    Posted March 30, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

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    We've all asked people their opinions because we think that they might know more than we do about something. I ask Vern if I've got a question about pocket watches. I ask Dan or Jeff if I've got a question about advertis Read More...

  • Obsessed With Collecting Vintage Quilts

    Posted March 27, 2017 by Betty Jean Shearin

    892 Views

    OBSESSED WITH COLLECTING VINTAGE QUILTS ? If you’re reading this, you may already have an obsession for collecting quilts. If not, some of you may have been lucky enough to have inherited a quilt or blanket from a Read More...

  • Exceptional Bargains

    Posted March 22, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

    790 Views

    I thought I would do a Bargains in the Mall show similar to the ones I do every few months, but when I started looking I found 4 or 5 pieces that I thought were so outstanding that I decided to profile just these pieces Read More...

  • Where Antiques & Art Are Sold

    Posted March 15, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

    793 Views

    In this week's show we'll look at how & where antiques & art are sold and how what's done today differs substantially from the way antiques & art were sold 40, 30, 20, 10 years ago. And it's not only the internet that ca Read More...

  • Spanish Bullfighting Memorabilia

    Posted March 9, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

    886 Views

    Spanish bullfighting memorabilia is one of the most popular collecting categories, but unfortunately almost all the material you see in antique stores & online is flawed in some way--it's either a reproduction or a Read More...

  • Showcases at the Mall

    Posted March 1, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

    947 Views

    In this week's show I'll be profiling antiques & collectibles for sale in the Mall in showcases in categories I don't normally discuss in these shows. There's such a great variety in many categories that I really don't c Read More...

  • National Book Month

    Posted February 26, 2017 by Betty Jean Shearin

    1,066 Views

    National Reading Month March is National Reading Month and with winter still hanging on, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a great book. It’s also a wonderful time to share your love of reading with your Read More...

  • High End Antique Pocket Watches

    Posted February 22, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

    818 Views

    I first had Vern Playten as a guest on my show 7 years ago. That program has always been one of our most popular--Vern's a lifelong collector of antique pocket watches, and in that show 7 years ago he showed us part of h Read More...

  • High End Antique Pocket Watches

    Posted February 22, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

    917 Views

    I first had Vern Playten as a guest on my show 7 years ago. That program has always been one of our most popular--Vern's a lifelong collector of antique pocket watches, and in that show 7 years ago he showed us part of h Read More...

  • U.S.S. Houston

    Posted February 15, 2017 by Gary - Carol Stover

    855 Views

    Many of you will be familiar with the tragedy of the U.S.S. Houston, a Navy cruiser which was sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait in the Java Sea in 1942. What you will not believe is that a log from the ship and an autog Read More...