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  • 27 Apr 2016
    I found some very interesting bargains and very interesting unusual vintage & antique pieces at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver yesterday, so I've devoted this week's show to showing you what I found! There's a large Pepsi Cola radio from the '50's, a Miller Brothers 101 Ranch booklet from the '20's, a great grain painted pie safe c. 1850, a 20" x 16" studio photo c. 1870, and many other items. Please join us on Sunday evening, May 1, 2016, at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Some of the questions we'll be trying to answer are: can you have collectible advertising pieces made long after the company doing the advertising has gone out of business? ( is that a trick question?), why does anything "Western" sell for far more than relative comps even those from the old Confederacy?, what's a double camel saddle & who cares?. Hope you can tune in. Gary
    70 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • I found some very interesting bargains and very interesting unusual vintage & antique pieces at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver yesterday, so I've devoted this week's show to showing you what I found! There's a large Pepsi Cola radio from the '50's, a Miller Brothers 101 Ranch booklet from the '20's, a great grain painted pie safe c. 1850, a 20" x 16" studio photo c. 1870, and many other items. Please join us on Sunday evening, May 1, 2016, at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Some of the questions we'll be trying to answer are: can you have collectible advertising pieces made long after the company doing the advertising has gone out of business? ( is that a trick question?), why does anything "Western" sell for far more than relative comps even those from the old Confederacy?, what's a double camel saddle & who cares?. Hope you can tune in. Gary
    Apr 27, 2016 70
  • 20 Apr 2016
    You can't watch even 1 epidode of Antiques Roadshow without learning that anything that has the word "Tiffany" in it, whether Tiffany Studios or Tiffany & Co., has value added just for having been sold at Tiffanys. But what about other retailers? What about department stores like Marshall Field and Liberty of London? What about clothiers like Jacob Reed's & Sons? What about art galleries? Join us on Sunday evening to consider the value that the seller adds to price. We're on at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT, April 24, 2016. Gary 
    267 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • You can't watch even 1 epidode of Antiques Roadshow without learning that anything that has the word "Tiffany" in it, whether Tiffany Studios or Tiffany & Co., has value added just for having been sold at Tiffanys. But what about other retailers? What about department stores like Marshall Field and Liberty of London? What about clothiers like Jacob Reed's & Sons? What about art galleries? Join us on Sunday evening to consider the value that the seller adds to price. We're on at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT, April 24, 2016. Gary 
    Apr 20, 2016 267
  • 17 Apr 2016
    Tonight's Sunday Night Broadcast will begin in an hour and fifteen minutes   First, at 6PM MST, Gary asks, 'Are The 70's Vintage?" Read his blog on the subject: http://www.iantique.com/blogs/12/848/is-the-1970-s-vintage   Next, Reel Design demonstrates pet collectibles after watching Lassie Come Home.   Then, Bottles, Relics, and Junkets takes a new trip to Pueblo!   Finally, The Coffee Club takes a look at a strange washing machine, more Native American items, rare books, and more!   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
    122 Posted by Denver Brass Armadillo
  • Tonight's Sunday Night Broadcast will begin in an hour and fifteen minutes   First, at 6PM MST, Gary asks, 'Are The 70's Vintage?" Read his blog on the subject: http://www.iantique.com/blogs/12/848/is-the-1970-s-vintage   Next, Reel Design demonstrates pet collectibles after watching Lassie Come Home.   Then, Bottles, Relics, and Junkets takes a new trip to Pueblo!   Finally, The Coffee Club takes a look at a strange washing machine, more Native American items, rare books, and more!   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
    Apr 17, 2016 122
  • 13 Apr 2016
    '60's is definitely "vintage" now, don't you think? The '80's may never be anything but used and eventually old! But what about the 1970's--is stuff from the '70's now considered vintage? We'll look at examples from several categories--women's clothes, furniture, advertising and try to answer that question in this week's show. If a piece of factory made furniture from 1915 is now technically an antique, is a plastic something from the '70's from Sears now vintage, and possibly worthy of being collected??? Please join us at the usual time this coming Sunday evening, April 17, 2016 and weigh in with your opinion. We're on at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
    149 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • '60's is definitely "vintage" now, don't you think? The '80's may never be anything but used and eventually old! But what about the 1970's--is stuff from the '70's now considered vintage? We'll look at examples from several categories--women's clothes, furniture, advertising and try to answer that question in this week's show. If a piece of factory made furniture from 1915 is now technically an antique, is a plastic something from the '70's from Sears now vintage, and possibly worthy of being collected??? Please join us at the usual time this coming Sunday evening, April 17, 2016 and weigh in with your opinion. We're on at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
    Apr 13, 2016 149
  • 10 Apr 2016
    Hi, everyone! Tonight's Sunday Night Broadcast will begin in just over an hour First, at 6PM MST, The Stover Hour explores some of the newest E&A entries. on iAntique. Be sure to check these questions for yourself to see if you can lend any insight! http://www.iantique.com/forums/30/ask-questions-here Next, Reel Design continues its Millionaire kick with How to Steal a Million. Next, Jeff and Dan continue their trip to the Victor Trading Company. Finally, Ski presents his collection of cast penny banks! 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
    125 Posted by Denver Brass Armadillo
  • Hi, everyone! Tonight's Sunday Night Broadcast will begin in just over an hour First, at 6PM MST, The Stover Hour explores some of the newest E&A entries. on iAntique. Be sure to check these questions for yourself to see if you can lend any insight! http://www.iantique.com/forums/30/ask-questions-here Next, Reel Design continues its Millionaire kick with How to Steal a Million. Next, Jeff and Dan continue their trip to the Victor Trading Company. Finally, Ski presents his collection of cast penny banks! 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
    Apr 10, 2016 125
  • 08 Apr 2016
    What is Peanut Wood? - Well, it’s not from peanuts. To look at it, it appears to be a stone of some kind but it’s not that either. It’s a fossil that formed over 120 million years ago! While attending the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show this year, I found some beautiful pieces of peanut wood jewelry and was intrigued by not only the beauty of the fossil but its history as well. Turns out, Peanut Wood is a variety of petrified wood that is dark brown to black with white to cream color markings. It’s a tree that was swept into the ocean, tumbled about, cleaned and turned into something that kind of looks like driftwood. That’s where the uniqueness begins. Shipworms created little bore holes and tunnels in the wood and as the wood got heavier, it sank to the bottom of the ocean. The bore holes filled with sediment and over time, and the petrification process began. I hope this isn’t too much information for you, however, the history of how it came about is pretty incredible. Found in Australia above sea level, it’s made into jewelry, spheres, clocks, etc. Prices for this unique fossil are very reasonable. The Brass Armadillo in Denver, CO, has several fine pieces of jewelry made with Peanut Wood.  I hope you will find its beauty and history as fascinating as I do.    
    148 Posted by Betty Jean Shearin
  • What is Peanut Wood? - Well, it’s not from peanuts. To look at it, it appears to be a stone of some kind but it’s not that either. It’s a fossil that formed over 120 million years ago! While attending the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show this year, I found some beautiful pieces of peanut wood jewelry and was intrigued by not only the beauty of the fossil but its history as well. Turns out, Peanut Wood is a variety of petrified wood that is dark brown to black with white to cream color markings. It’s a tree that was swept into the ocean, tumbled about, cleaned and turned into something that kind of looks like driftwood. That’s where the uniqueness begins. Shipworms created little bore holes and tunnels in the wood and as the wood got heavier, it sank to the bottom of the ocean. The bore holes filled with sediment and over time, and the petrification process began. I hope this isn’t too much information for you, however, the history of how it came about is pretty incredible. Found in Australia above sea level, it’s made into jewelry, spheres, clocks, etc. Prices for this unique fossil are very reasonable. The Brass Armadillo in Denver, CO, has several fine pieces of jewelry made with Peanut Wood.  I hope you will find its beauty and history as fascinating as I do.    
    Apr 08, 2016 148

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