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  • 11 Oct 2017
    In our program this coming Sunday evening, October 15, 2017 we'll take a look at some antique European ceramics made at high quality but perhaps lesser known factories. We've discussed Meissen, Dresden, Villeroy & Boch, Sevres, Chantilly, Royal Copenhagen... through the years, but in this show I'll feature an exquisite vase made by Fischer J of Budapest, Hungary, an unmarked German tankard, and a Gouda art pottery vase made by PZH, and we'll compare them with comps currently offered for sale online. Please join us at the usual time, Sunday at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Hope to see you then. Gary
    32 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • In our program this coming Sunday evening, October 15, 2017 we'll take a look at some antique European ceramics made at high quality but perhaps lesser known factories. We've discussed Meissen, Dresden, Villeroy & Boch, Sevres, Chantilly, Royal Copenhagen... through the years, but in this show I'll feature an exquisite vase made by Fischer J of Budapest, Hungary, an unmarked German tankard, and a Gouda art pottery vase made by PZH, and we'll compare them with comps currently offered for sale online. Please join us at the usual time, Sunday at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Hope to see you then. Gary
    Oct 11, 2017 32
  • 04 Oct 2017
    Many who watch our programs on antiques on youtube don't know that this content originates on www.iAntique.com. Members can view the programs "live," ie when first shown + there are many other features of our website that are of interest to antique buffs & collectors. We have a Q & A section, blogs, video archive for all our programs over the past 7+ years, and a Classified Ads section in which members can list items for sale (no listing fees or commissions). Members and non-members can buy the items, and there's preferred placement in the search engines for listings. All of this and more is absolutely free!! Just go to the website and sign up. In our show this coming Sunday, October 8, 2017, I'll navigate through the website to demonstrate all the features. Please join us at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
    55 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Many who watch our programs on antiques on youtube don't know that this content originates on www.iAntique.com. Members can view the programs "live," ie when first shown + there are many other features of our website that are of interest to antique buffs & collectors. We have a Q & A section, blogs, video archive for all our programs over the past 7+ years, and a Classified Ads section in which members can list items for sale (no listing fees or commissions). Members and non-members can buy the items, and there's preferred placement in the search engines for listings. All of this and more is absolutely free!! Just go to the website and sign up. In our show this coming Sunday, October 8, 2017, I'll navigate through the website to demonstrate all the features. Please join us at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
    Oct 04, 2017 55
  • 30 Sep 2017
    Tomorrow evening, Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the usual time we'll feature another show highlighting exceptional bargains in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. Our purpose in doing these occasional programs on bargains is not really to sell individual pieces, but more to show how wide spread bargains are in virtually every category throughout the antique malls and stores of America, if only you take the time to look. So, I try to select pieces from many categories, hoping that everyone will find something that is interesting to them, and hopefully provide a little new information about the pieces. If anyone would like for me to focus on a particular category that you find interesting, I'll try to work it into a future program. Please join us at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Hope to see you then. Gary
    66 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Tomorrow evening, Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the usual time we'll feature another show highlighting exceptional bargains in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. Our purpose in doing these occasional programs on bargains is not really to sell individual pieces, but more to show how wide spread bargains are in virtually every category throughout the antique malls and stores of America, if only you take the time to look. So, I try to select pieces from many categories, hoping that everyone will find something that is interesting to them, and hopefully provide a little new information about the pieces. If anyone would like for me to focus on a particular category that you find interesting, I'll try to work it into a future program. Please join us at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Hope to see you then. Gary
    Sep 30, 2017 66
  • 21 Sep 2017
    TIPS ON IDENTIFYING VINTAGE GLOVES – 1900’s-1930’s Finding and, even more importantly, being able to identify vintage gloves can be quite a challenge – believe me! If you’re just starting out, you may want to select a particular style of glove or maybe just a timeframe that interests you. After that, do your homework! It’s not an easy task but really helps in making smarter decisions and your money will definitely go farther. Here are a few tips to get you started. Early 1900’s – Fabrics: cotton lisle, silk, kid leather and suede. More expensive gloves were lined in silk and winter gloves lined in wool or fur. Look for tight-fitting gloves with buttoning from the wrist to the top of the glove. Evening gloves typically had 12-20 buttons. Many had stitched embroidery on the top of the glove or all over. 1920’s – Gloves were beginning to be worn less and they were not as fancy with the exception of the Gauntlet glove (folded-down cuffs).Open mesh gloves were worn in summer and leather or wool in winter. Buttons were less evident and elasticized panels were introduced. 1930’s - Gloves were worn even less. Crochet and knit gloves were hand made. There were also fabric gloves and plain leather gloves for winter. Scallops, petals and embroidery were popular in Gauntlet gloves. You’ve heard a picture is worth a thousand words and it’s so true - especially with collecting most anything. “Ladies Vintage Accessories” by LaRee Johnson Bouton is a wonderful book that combines ladies’ accessories by decade.  You can start looking for your treasures at The Brass Armadillo.  We have a number of vendors who specialize in gloves, hats, purses and scarves. After that, just have fun! In my next blog, I’ll share some tips on identifying gloves in the 1940’s-1960’s.  
    90 Posted by Betty Jean Shearin
  • TIPS ON IDENTIFYING VINTAGE GLOVES – 1900’s-1930’s Finding and, even more importantly, being able to identify vintage gloves can be quite a challenge – believe me! If you’re just starting out, you may want to select a particular style of glove or maybe just a timeframe that interests you. After that, do your homework! It’s not an easy task but really helps in making smarter decisions and your money will definitely go farther. Here are a few tips to get you started. Early 1900’s – Fabrics: cotton lisle, silk, kid leather and suede. More expensive gloves were lined in silk and winter gloves lined in wool or fur. Look for tight-fitting gloves with buttoning from the wrist to the top of the glove. Evening gloves typically had 12-20 buttons. Many had stitched embroidery on the top of the glove or all over. 1920’s – Gloves were beginning to be worn less and they were not as fancy with the exception of the Gauntlet glove (folded-down cuffs).Open mesh gloves were worn in summer and leather or wool in winter. Buttons were less evident and elasticized panels were introduced. 1930’s - Gloves were worn even less. Crochet and knit gloves were hand made. There were also fabric gloves and plain leather gloves for winter. Scallops, petals and embroidery were popular in Gauntlet gloves. You’ve heard a picture is worth a thousand words and it’s so true - especially with collecting most anything. “Ladies Vintage Accessories” by LaRee Johnson Bouton is a wonderful book that combines ladies’ accessories by decade.  You can start looking for your treasures at The Brass Armadillo.  We have a number of vendors who specialize in gloves, hats, purses and scarves. After that, just have fun! In my next blog, I’ll share some tips on identifying gloves in the 1940’s-1960’s.  
    Sep 21, 2017 90
  • 08 Sep 2017
    Our programs for the next 3 weeks will feature undoubtedly the world's most important collection of artifacts associated with one of the last Ching Dynasty rulers, the Empress Dowager Cixi. Chris' collection includes 30 paintings done by her, some in collaboration with her teacher, some entirely in her own hand. Included also are paintings done by her son and by her nephew, both emperors in their own right. We have extraordinary pieces of mid-19th century porcelain from the royal kilns that rival the best of Ming porcelain, elegant carved lacquer from the early 20th century that shows that the Imperial workshops were continuing to turn out masterpieces late in the Imperial period, a magnificent cloisonne vase that nothing ever done in France surpasses, and much more. Every expert on Chinese art and antiques will be overwhelmed and amazed that such a collection exists. Please tune in  the next 3 Sunday evenings, beginning this Sunday, September 10, 2017, at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT.  
    121 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Our programs for the next 3 weeks will feature undoubtedly the world's most important collection of artifacts associated with one of the last Ching Dynasty rulers, the Empress Dowager Cixi. Chris' collection includes 30 paintings done by her, some in collaboration with her teacher, some entirely in her own hand. Included also are paintings done by her son and by her nephew, both emperors in their own right. We have extraordinary pieces of mid-19th century porcelain from the royal kilns that rival the best of Ming porcelain, elegant carved lacquer from the early 20th century that shows that the Imperial workshops were continuing to turn out masterpieces late in the Imperial period, a magnificent cloisonne vase that nothing ever done in France surpasses, and much more. Every expert on Chinese art and antiques will be overwhelmed and amazed that such a collection exists. Please tune in  the next 3 Sunday evenings, beginning this Sunday, September 10, 2017, at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT.  
    Sep 08, 2017 121
  • 30 Aug 2017
    Are Confederate monuments simply symbols of a racist past or are they relics of a bygone era we'd be better off remembering? What about monuments in cemeteries? Didn't Lincoln and Andrew Johnson pardon the rebels? Does that matter? Does this whole discussion open up an opportunity for us, as a society, to confront the issue of racism in a way we never have? This week's show follows on a program I did a few weeks ago entitled, "Are Historical Artifacts Ever too Reprehensible to Collect." That show is in the Videos section and on youtube. I certainly don't claim to have the answers to these questions, and, as always, I welcome comments and critiques. Please join us at the usual time this coming Sunday evening, September 3, 2017 for this week's show on "Confederate Monuments." Gary
    116 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Are Confederate monuments simply symbols of a racist past or are they relics of a bygone era we'd be better off remembering? What about monuments in cemeteries? Didn't Lincoln and Andrew Johnson pardon the rebels? Does that matter? Does this whole discussion open up an opportunity for us, as a society, to confront the issue of racism in a way we never have? This week's show follows on a program I did a few weeks ago entitled, "Are Historical Artifacts Ever too Reprehensible to Collect." That show is in the Videos section and on youtube. I certainly don't claim to have the answers to these questions, and, as always, I welcome comments and critiques. Please join us at the usual time this coming Sunday evening, September 3, 2017 for this week's show on "Confederate Monuments." Gary
    Aug 30, 2017 116

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