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  • 20 Jul 2016
    You find something in a flea market, and you know that it's actually somthing that's worth a lot of money. What a find! Now all you have to do is sell it. But nobody believes what you've found is valuable because you found it in a flea market. You don't know where it came from before that. It used to be that experts would examine pieces and pronounce on their authenticity on the basis of their experience and knowledge. Now they won't. Too many fakes and forgeries have proliferated, especially in the online auctions, and the old line auctioneers are scared to death for fear of saying something that can't be proven--they don't want to be sued. In this week's show I'll profile 2 prominent Western collectilbes that have recently come out of the woodwork and compare how the experts & the market has treated them. One is the Billy the Kid tintype that is shown in this blog. It sold at auction in 2011 for $2.3 million. The other is a tintype reputedly of Billy the Kid that the experts won't accept as authentic because there is no provenance. National Geographic did a 2 hour show on this second piece last year, and the producer of that show certainly thinks it's real. This new reality of requiring rock solid provenance for antiques and art is something that affects not only Western collectibles, but every other category of antiques as well. So, are the days of searching for sunken treasure over? Please join us this Sunday evening, July 24, 2016, for this week's show on The Increasing Importance of Provenance. We're on at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
    47 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • You find something in a flea market, and you know that it's actually somthing that's worth a lot of money. What a find! Now all you have to do is sell it. But nobody believes what you've found is valuable because you found it in a flea market. You don't know where it came from before that. It used to be that experts would examine pieces and pronounce on their authenticity on the basis of their experience and knowledge. Now they won't. Too many fakes and forgeries have proliferated, especially in the online auctions, and the old line auctioneers are scared to death for fear of saying something that can't be proven--they don't want to be sued. In this week's show I'll profile 2 prominent Western collectilbes that have recently come out of the woodwork and compare how the experts & the market has treated them. One is the Billy the Kid tintype that is shown in this blog. It sold at auction in 2011 for $2.3 million. The other is a tintype reputedly of Billy the Kid that the experts won't accept as authentic because there is no provenance. National Geographic did a 2 hour show on this second piece last year, and the producer of that show certainly thinks it's real. This new reality of requiring rock solid provenance for antiques and art is something that affects not only Western collectibles, but every other category of antiques as well. So, are the days of searching for sunken treasure over? Please join us this Sunday evening, July 24, 2016, for this week's show on The Increasing Importance of Provenance. We're on at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
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  • 17 Jul 2016
        First, at 6PM MST, Gary discusses the Eastlake Furniture in the mall.   Next, Reel Design have a thrill with Midnight Lace.   Then, Bottles, Relics & Junkets continue on with sole Colorado license plates.   Finally, a history and display of Aprons by Jeananne for Wednesday Discussion Group.   All of this starts Sunday Night at 6PM. Tune in by clicking the link below!   http://www.iantique.com/live/   Also, have you missed a show? Check out the iAntique Video Archive to see any of our past events and webcasts!   http://www.iantique.com/videos
    69 Posted by Denver Brass Armadillo
  •     First, at 6PM MST, Gary discusses the Eastlake Furniture in the mall.   Next, Reel Design have a thrill with Midnight Lace.   Then, Bottles, Relics & Junkets continue on with sole Colorado license plates.   Finally, a history and display of Aprons by Jeananne for Wednesday Discussion Group.   All of this starts Sunday Night at 6PM. Tune in by clicking the link below!   http://www.iantique.com/live/   Also, have you missed a show? Check out the iAntique Video Archive to see any of our past events and webcasts!   http://www.iantique.com/videos
    Jul 17, 2016 69
  • 13 Jul 2016
    Eastlake furniture, normally in walnut, normally with spoon carved designs, was made primarily in the U. S. in the 1870's and 1880's. During our generally depressed market in Victorian furniture over the past 20 years, Eastlake has held up fairly well. The style really owes very little to Charles Eastlake, the British architect & writer, who wrote his influential "Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery, and Other Details" in 1868. American furniture makers used his name to market a style which was particularly American. In this week's show we'll examine several pieces of Eastlake furniture to see how they fit in with the furniture designs of the late Victorian era. The iAntique Classifieds currently show 10 pieces of Eastlake furniture: 6 have recently sold, and 4 are currently for sale. The style sells very well in Denver, Colorado, where I am. One reason, I think, for that is that Denver still has many houses built in the 1870's-'80's. Some are in the Queen Anne style, which is particularly well suited for Eastlake furniture. Please join us for this week's show, Sunday, July 17, 2016, at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
    84 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Eastlake furniture, normally in walnut, normally with spoon carved designs, was made primarily in the U. S. in the 1870's and 1880's. During our generally depressed market in Victorian furniture over the past 20 years, Eastlake has held up fairly well. The style really owes very little to Charles Eastlake, the British architect & writer, who wrote his influential "Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery, and Other Details" in 1868. American furniture makers used his name to market a style which was particularly American. In this week's show we'll examine several pieces of Eastlake furniture to see how they fit in with the furniture designs of the late Victorian era. The iAntique Classifieds currently show 10 pieces of Eastlake furniture: 6 have recently sold, and 4 are currently for sale. The style sells very well in Denver, Colorado, where I am. One reason, I think, for that is that Denver still has many houses built in the 1870's-'80's. Some are in the Queen Anne style, which is particularly well suited for Eastlake furniture. Please join us for this week's show, Sunday, July 17, 2016, at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
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  • 10 Jul 2016
    with the AC and our stream in an hour!   First, at 6PM MST, Gary discusses strategy for selling to tourists.   Next, Reel Design has a lot to say abiut the greatest Show on Earth!   Finally, we have a presentation of the Coffee Club.   All of this starts Sunday Night at 6PM. Tune in by clicking the link below!   http://www.iantique.com/live/   Also, have you missed a show? Check out the iAntique Video Archive to see any of our past events and webcasts!   http://www.iantique.com/videos
    99 Posted by Denver Brass Armadillo
  • with the AC and our stream in an hour!   First, at 6PM MST, Gary discusses strategy for selling to tourists.   Next, Reel Design has a lot to say abiut the greatest Show on Earth!   Finally, we have a presentation of the Coffee Club.   All of this starts Sunday Night at 6PM. Tune in by clicking the link below!   http://www.iantique.com/live/   Also, have you missed a show? Check out the iAntique Video Archive to see any of our past events and webcasts!   http://www.iantique.com/videos
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  • 07 Jul 2016
    I sell out of The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, Colorado, which is located directly on the interstate highway leading from Denver to the Rocky Mountains. Thousands of vehicles pass by the Mall every day, and many of them are carrying tourists. Some of them find their way to my booths & showcases in the Mall, and I try to have somethings for sale that might appeal to them. I don't know what % of my sales are to customers from out of state, but I think it's high. I carry the usual postcards, stereoview cards, and pennants from all the states, but I think that there's a better way to target people on vacation. We have 2 distinct tourism seasons in the Rockies, but for us at the Brass, summertime is the major tourist season, and we're in the middle of it now. For that I'm glad, as all the natives seem to be visiting other states, perhaps a place near you! Please join us this coming Sunday evening, July 10, 2016 at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT for this week's show on Selling to Tourists. Gary
    128 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • I sell out of The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, Colorado, which is located directly on the interstate highway leading from Denver to the Rocky Mountains. Thousands of vehicles pass by the Mall every day, and many of them are carrying tourists. Some of them find their way to my booths & showcases in the Mall, and I try to have somethings for sale that might appeal to them. I don't know what % of my sales are to customers from out of state, but I think it's high. I carry the usual postcards, stereoview cards, and pennants from all the states, but I think that there's a better way to target people on vacation. We have 2 distinct tourism seasons in the Rockies, but for us at the Brass, summertime is the major tourist season, and we're in the middle of it now. For that I'm glad, as all the natives seem to be visiting other states, perhaps a place near you! Please join us this coming Sunday evening, July 10, 2016 at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT for this week's show on Selling to Tourists. Gary
    Jul 07, 2016 128
  • 29 Jun 2016
    Baseball collectibles always seem to be the hottest game in town, and we've got a few really interesting items to examine Sunday evening. In particular one of our vendors here at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver has a baseball diorama, probably from the '20's or '30's, that we'll take a close look at. I've never seen one like it. We'll also consider how to sell baseball collectibles most effectively: send to auction, ebay, put out in the Mall & list in the iAntique Classifieds. For this truly rare diorama the dealer has decided to put it in her showcase in the Mall and, of course, list in the Classifieds. Watch for it--it's well worth the $850 she's asking. Hope you can tune in Sunday evening, July 3, 2016, at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. We always guarantee a fun time for all! Gary
    201 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Baseball collectibles always seem to be the hottest game in town, and we've got a few really interesting items to examine Sunday evening. In particular one of our vendors here at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver has a baseball diorama, probably from the '20's or '30's, that we'll take a close look at. I've never seen one like it. We'll also consider how to sell baseball collectibles most effectively: send to auction, ebay, put out in the Mall & list in the iAntique Classifieds. For this truly rare diorama the dealer has decided to put it in her showcase in the Mall and, of course, list in the Classifieds. Watch for it--it's well worth the $850 she's asking. Hope you can tune in Sunday evening, July 3, 2016, at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. We always guarantee a fun time for all! Gary
    Jun 29, 2016 201

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