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  • 18 Apr 2018
    Please join us for this month's Bargain Show from the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. The program will be uploaded in a few days--watch this site + youtube. There were some very interesting items in the Mall at real bargain prices: some c. 1800 pewter pieces one made by Thomas Danforth Boardman & his brother Sherman Boardman, a Sleepy Eye barrel cover, a Sears & Roebuck standing hair dryer, some purple glass, a c.1785 Irish mahogany chair, a porcelain doll by Swarovski in a case, a  Robinhood Ware tray, & much more. If you've liked my facebook page, then you're automatically entered into the drawing for the item I select as Best in the Mall. Gary
    7 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Please join us for this month's Bargain Show from the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. The program will be uploaded in a few days--watch this site + youtube. There were some very interesting items in the Mall at real bargain prices: some c. 1800 pewter pieces one made by Thomas Danforth Boardman & his brother Sherman Boardman, a Sleepy Eye barrel cover, a Sears & Roebuck standing hair dryer, some purple glass, a c.1785 Irish mahogany chair, a porcelain doll by Swarovski in a case, a  Robinhood Ware tray, & much more. If you've liked my facebook page, then you're automatically entered into the drawing for the item I select as Best in the Mall. Gary
    Apr 18, 2018 7
  • 23 Mar 2018
    Cranberry Glass is not just for Thanksgiving. Although red “cranberry glass” has been known to exist since early Roman times, it is believed that what we know today as Cranberry Glass was first made by Antonio Neri in 1612 A.D.   That is when he first added a bit of gold to molten glass to produce the red cranberry color. By the mid 1800’s, glass blowers frequently added gold chloride to the molten glass to produce the brilliant red colors in glass. The art of glass blowing soon was able to produce all types of cranberry glass objects including pitchers, vases, decanters and matching glass ware, and even lamps and lamp shades.   During the 1800’s in the United States, several well-known glass companies began mass-producing cranberry glass items. Among these were Pilgrim Glass and Fenton Glass, each of which sold their cranberry glass items in department and gift stores up until discontinuing operations in the early 2000’s. Today cranberry glass items are mostly produced only by individual glass blowers. Items of cranberry glass are becoming more and more scarce and the older items keep increasing in value.   The next time you are in The Brass Armadillo, be sure to keep your eye out for items made of cranberry glass. Remember when you see a piece of sparkling red cranberry glass, there is an extraordinary history, craftsmanship, and a “touch of gold” in that beautiful color.    
    119 Posted by Betty Jean Shearin
  • Cranberry Glass is not just for Thanksgiving. Although red “cranberry glass” has been known to exist since early Roman times, it is believed that what we know today as Cranberry Glass was first made by Antonio Neri in 1612 A.D.   That is when he first added a bit of gold to molten glass to produce the red cranberry color. By the mid 1800’s, glass blowers frequently added gold chloride to the molten glass to produce the brilliant red colors in glass. The art of glass blowing soon was able to produce all types of cranberry glass objects including pitchers, vases, decanters and matching glass ware, and even lamps and lamp shades.   During the 1800’s in the United States, several well-known glass companies began mass-producing cranberry glass items. Among these were Pilgrim Glass and Fenton Glass, each of which sold their cranberry glass items in department and gift stores up until discontinuing operations in the early 2000’s. Today cranberry glass items are mostly produced only by individual glass blowers. Items of cranberry glass are becoming more and more scarce and the older items keep increasing in value.   The next time you are in The Brass Armadillo, be sure to keep your eye out for items made of cranberry glass. Remember when you see a piece of sparkling red cranberry glass, there is an extraordinary history, craftsmanship, and a “touch of gold” in that beautiful color.    
    Mar 23, 2018 119
  • 19 Mar 2018
    "Turn of the Century"--a very broad term to describe everything between Victorian and the '20's. In this week's program we'll examine pieces made during the Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Edwardian, Fin de Siecle, Jugendstil, Modernismo periods. It was a time of great scientific and industrial advancement: we'll look at a Kahn & Bros parlor stove possibly designed by Rudolph Thiem, a spool cabinet made by Merrrick Thread Co, a Loetz vase, a 40 drawer store hardward cabinet made by A. R. Brown of Irwin, Tennessee, and many more representative examples. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, March 25, 2018, at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
    131 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • "Turn of the Century"--a very broad term to describe everything between Victorian and the '20's. In this week's program we'll examine pieces made during the Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Edwardian, Fin de Siecle, Jugendstil, Modernismo periods. It was a time of great scientific and industrial advancement: we'll look at a Kahn & Bros parlor stove possibly designed by Rudolph Thiem, a spool cabinet made by Merrrick Thread Co, a Loetz vase, a 40 drawer store hardward cabinet made by A. R. Brown of Irwin, Tennessee, and many more representative examples. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, March 25, 2018, at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
    Mar 19, 2018 131
  • 13 Mar 2018
    Heywood Brothers was established in 1826, Wakefield Company in 1855, and they merged in 1897. In the beginning it was mainly wicker furniture and accessories, but nowadays Heywood-Wakefield is mainly known for its midcentury modern blond furniture, in wheat or champagne. In this week's program we'll look at a few wicker pieces, but primarily we'll examine the midcentury furniture: a corner bookcase, a 9 drawer dresser with mirror, a headboard, and a 2-tier side table; and we'll compare the HW pieces with other pieces of midcentury furniture. I think you'll see why there's a premium for Heywood-Wakefield. We'll be on at the usual time, this coming Sunday evening, March 18, 2018: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Hope you can join us! Gary
    147 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Heywood Brothers was established in 1826, Wakefield Company in 1855, and they merged in 1897. In the beginning it was mainly wicker furniture and accessories, but nowadays Heywood-Wakefield is mainly known for its midcentury modern blond furniture, in wheat or champagne. In this week's program we'll look at a few wicker pieces, but primarily we'll examine the midcentury furniture: a corner bookcase, a 9 drawer dresser with mirror, a headboard, and a 2-tier side table; and we'll compare the HW pieces with other pieces of midcentury furniture. I think you'll see why there's a premium for Heywood-Wakefield. We'll be on at the usual time, this coming Sunday evening, March 18, 2018: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Hope you can join us! Gary
    Mar 13, 2018 147
  • 07 Mar 2018
    This month's Bargain Show at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver will highlight Bennington pottery with a Rockingham glaze, an 1820's mahogany arm chair, a c.1800 child's chair with wicker seat, a huge advertising collectible, some German porcelain, a limited edition print, a map from a 1579 atlas, and a few other pieces, all bargains, and all priced at under $100. If you've liked by Facebook page, then you're automatically entered into a drawing for the item I select as the best bargain in the Mall. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, March 11, 2018, for this month's Bargain Show. We'll be on at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Hope to see you then. Gary
    199 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • This month's Bargain Show at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver will highlight Bennington pottery with a Rockingham glaze, an 1820's mahogany arm chair, a c.1800 child's chair with wicker seat, a huge advertising collectible, some German porcelain, a limited edition print, a map from a 1579 atlas, and a few other pieces, all bargains, and all priced at under $100. If you've liked by Facebook page, then you're automatically entered into a drawing for the item I select as the best bargain in the Mall. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, March 11, 2018, for this month's Bargain Show. We'll be on at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Hope to see you then. Gary
    Mar 07, 2018 199
  • 01 Mar 2018
    Stephanie Davidson (you know her from Reel Design) joins me for this week's program on how the antiques business can make effective use of all the new Social Media tools. This is NOT an easy subject! There are such wide choices, difficult decisions to make on how to spend your time and money, and on a practical level it's still really more art than science. We're all still feeling our way on how to employ Facebook Live effectively, deciding whether to use Instagram or Pinterest or both, how to incorporate videos with still photos, how to reach our intended audience but not overburden them with redundant content. Stephanie's been doing this for a long time, and she's got some great ideas about what to emphasize and what not to emphasize. This is only the beginning of a conversation that we at iAntique and the Brass Armadillo Antique Malls and everyone else in the industry is having. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, March 4, 2018, for this week's show on Social Media for the Antiques Industry. We're on at the usual time: 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST. Gary
    210 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Stephanie Davidson (you know her from Reel Design) joins me for this week's program on how the antiques business can make effective use of all the new Social Media tools. This is NOT an easy subject! There are such wide choices, difficult decisions to make on how to spend your time and money, and on a practical level it's still really more art than science. We're all still feeling our way on how to employ Facebook Live effectively, deciding whether to use Instagram or Pinterest or both, how to incorporate videos with still photos, how to reach our intended audience but not overburden them with redundant content. Stephanie's been doing this for a long time, and she's got some great ideas about what to emphasize and what not to emphasize. This is only the beginning of a conversation that we at iAntique and the Brass Armadillo Antique Malls and everyone else in the industry is having. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, March 4, 2018, for this week's show on Social Media for the Antiques Industry. We're on at the usual time: 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST. Gary
    Mar 01, 2018 210

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