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  • 22 Feb 2017
    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 his collection and explained the ins & outs of the category. Then a little over a year ago we did a show on Vern's beginning collector sets--very reasonably priced pocket watches that Vern put together in sets of 4 to appeal to those just wanting to get started collecting. In this week's show Vern will show us 4 spectacular high-end pocket watches that any collector would love to have. A Waltham, a Howard, and 2 Elgins. Each has its own particular attributes that make it special, and Vern will describe each in detail. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, February 26, 2016 for this week's show on High End Antique Pocket Watches. We're on at the usual time: 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST. Gary
    17 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • 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 his collection and explained the ins & outs of the category. Then a little over a year ago we did a show on Vern's beginning collector sets--very reasonably priced pocket watches that Vern put together in sets of 4 to appeal to those just wanting to get started collecting. In this week's show Vern will show us 4 spectacular high-end pocket watches that any collector would love to have. A Waltham, a Howard, and 2 Elgins. Each has its own particular attributes that make it special, and Vern will describe each in detail. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, February 26, 2016 for this week's show on High End Antique Pocket Watches. We're on at the usual time: 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST. Gary
    Feb 22, 2017 17
  • 22 Feb 2017
    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 his collection and explained the ins & outs of the category. Then a little over a year ago we did a show on Vern's beginning collector sets--very reasonably priced pocket watches that Vern put together in sets of 4 to appeal to those just wanting to get started collecting. In this week's show Vern will show us 4 spectacular high-end pocket watches that any collector would love to have. A Waltham, a Howard, and 2 Elgins. Each has its own particular attributes that make it special, and Vern will describe each in detail. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, February 26, 2016 for this week's show on High End Antique Pocket Watches. We're on at the usual time: 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST. Gary
    13 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • 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 his collection and explained the ins & outs of the category. Then a little over a year ago we did a show on Vern's beginning collector sets--very reasonably priced pocket watches that Vern put together in sets of 4 to appeal to those just wanting to get started collecting. In this week's show Vern will show us 4 spectacular high-end pocket watches that any collector would love to have. A Waltham, a Howard, and 2 Elgins. Each has its own particular attributes that make it special, and Vern will describe each in detail. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, February 26, 2016 for this week's show on High End Antique Pocket Watches. We're on at the usual time: 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST. Gary
    Feb 22, 2017 13
  • 15 Feb 2017
    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 autograph album compiled by one of the sailors was sent home to the seaman's parents in Loveland, Colorado shortly before the sinking, and thus survives to this day. This album belongs to a fellow dealer at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, and he was gracious enough to lend it to me so that I could share it with all of you in this week's show. Seaman First Class Tommy Manion, Jr. joined the Navy in 1939 and sailed on the Houston to Pearl Harbor arriving December 7, 1939. The ship was in the environs of Honolulu until November 1940, when it sailed south to Manila. It was in the Philippines when war broke out. When the Houston went down on the night of February 28-March 1, 1942, more than 700 sailors were killed outright or later died in Japanese prison camps. Tommy Manion was captured, but he died in the camp at Moulmein, Burma (Myanmar) in August 1943. But his photo & autograph album remains as a memorial to him. Please be sure to join us this coming Sunday evening, February 19, 2017 at the usual time for this very special show: 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST.
    32 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • 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 autograph album compiled by one of the sailors was sent home to the seaman's parents in Loveland, Colorado shortly before the sinking, and thus survives to this day. This album belongs to a fellow dealer at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, and he was gracious enough to lend it to me so that I could share it with all of you in this week's show. Seaman First Class Tommy Manion, Jr. joined the Navy in 1939 and sailed on the Houston to Pearl Harbor arriving December 7, 1939. The ship was in the environs of Honolulu until November 1940, when it sailed south to Manila. It was in the Philippines when war broke out. When the Houston went down on the night of February 28-March 1, 1942, more than 700 sailors were killed outright or later died in Japanese prison camps. Tommy Manion was captured, but he died in the camp at Moulmein, Burma (Myanmar) in August 1943. But his photo & autograph album remains as a memorial to him. Please be sure to join us this coming Sunday evening, February 19, 2017 at the usual time for this very special show: 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST.
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  • 12 Feb 2017
    First, at 6PM MST, Gary Stover has a collection of American Silver Plate. Then, Reel Design view A Perfect Murder. Next, Bottles, Relics & Junkets celebrate their 100th Episode with Dan's Denver Tokens. Finally, this week's 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
    32 Posted by Denver Brass Armadillo
  • First, at 6PM MST, Gary Stover has a collection of American Silver Plate. Then, Reel Design view A Perfect Murder. Next, Bottles, Relics & Junkets celebrate their 100th Episode with Dan's Denver Tokens. Finally, this week's 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
    Feb 12, 2017 32
  • 08 Feb 2017
    Folks you have to check this out. I was so intrigued when I saw this “thing” I had to know what it was and where it came from. After lots of research, turns out it comes from an amazing plant called Devil’s Claw. Many believe it was first cultivated by the Hohokams a thousand years ago. The name came about because the inner woody capsule splits open at one end and produces two curved claws. It’s a perennial plant and grows wild throughout the Sonoran Desert into Texas and parts of Mexico. It has been cultivated for food, medicinal purposesand for making baskets. A cluster of devil's claw seed capsules provide the black designs you see in Native American made baskets. To preserve the black color of the claws for basket making, it is stored in a dark area and treated with ashes. The dried claws are sharp but when soaked in water and striped into long strands it provides a strong pliant fiber.  It's a very time-consuming which was very utilitarian for any years.  Now these baskets are a highly-prized art form.  The history of Devil’s Claw is such an interesting piece of Native American life.              
    54 Posted by Betty Jean Shearin
  • Folks you have to check this out. I was so intrigued when I saw this “thing” I had to know what it was and where it came from. After lots of research, turns out it comes from an amazing plant called Devil’s Claw. Many believe it was first cultivated by the Hohokams a thousand years ago. The name came about because the inner woody capsule splits open at one end and produces two curved claws. It’s a perennial plant and grows wild throughout the Sonoran Desert into Texas and parts of Mexico. It has been cultivated for food, medicinal purposesand for making baskets. A cluster of devil's claw seed capsules provide the black designs you see in Native American made baskets. To preserve the black color of the claws for basket making, it is stored in a dark area and treated with ashes. The dried claws are sharp but when soaked in water and striped into long strands it provides a strong pliant fiber.  It's a very time-consuming which was very utilitarian for any years.  Now these baskets are a highly-prized art form.  The history of Devil’s Claw is such an interesting piece of Native American life.              
    Feb 08, 2017 54
  • 08 Feb 2017
    February is Vintage Decorating & Design Month at all the Brass Armadillo Antique Malls, and there are contests among the dealers for best repurposed items & best design of a space (booth or showcase). In this week's show I've selected some really inventive pieces to profile: a garden flower arrangement built from farm implements, a pair of street sign end tables, a Berkey & Gay bedstead converted into a bench, and many more. Check out the photo accompanying this blog--it's a bench made from a car hood. Some of the dealers spend a lot of time arranging their spaces into pleasing ensembles--there's one that really stood out to me. See what you think! Another theme that's gaining traction here in Colorado is using a small amount of space efficiently. This appeals to young people looking to economize on rent, and all of us dealers are looking for ways to appeal to Millennials. We're on at the usual time this coming Sunday evening, February 12, 2017: 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST. Please join us for this week's lineup. Gary
    48 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • February is Vintage Decorating & Design Month at all the Brass Armadillo Antique Malls, and there are contests among the dealers for best repurposed items & best design of a space (booth or showcase). In this week's show I've selected some really inventive pieces to profile: a garden flower arrangement built from farm implements, a pair of street sign end tables, a Berkey & Gay bedstead converted into a bench, and many more. Check out the photo accompanying this blog--it's a bench made from a car hood. Some of the dealers spend a lot of time arranging their spaces into pleasing ensembles--there's one that really stood out to me. See what you think! Another theme that's gaining traction here in Colorado is using a small amount of space efficiently. This appeals to young people looking to economize on rent, and all of us dealers are looking for ways to appeal to Millennials. We're on at the usual time this coming Sunday evening, February 12, 2017: 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST. Please join us for this week's lineup. Gary
    Feb 08, 2017 48

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