Looking for the old activity feed?   Click Here

Recent Classifieds

Recent Classifieds

  • 1982 US Stamp Postal Mint Set

    027.JPG Description:
    This is a 1982 US Stamp postal mint set. This item can be found in open case #371.

    September 19, 2017 4:55 PM CDT
  • 1930's Fisher Peanut Bag

    029.JPG Description:
    This is a unique piece. It's a 1930's Fisher peanut bag. This item can be found in open case #371.

    September 19, 2017 4:51 PM CDT
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton Stamps

    025.JPG Description:
    These are Bill and Hillary Clinton stamps in the theme of American Gothic. These can be found in open case #371.

    September 19, 2017 4:46 PM CDT
  • Lionel Operating & Signal New in Box

    022.JPG Description:
    This is new in box Lionel Operating & Signal. This item can be found in open case #371.

    September 19, 2017 4:44 PM CDT
  •  
    » More

Profile Pic Needed

Ask A Question

  Click Here

Recent Resource Links

Statistics

  • 15,429
    members
  • 1,811
    friendships
  • 27,939
    posts
  • 5,591
    comments
  • 758
    blogs
  • 468
    forum topics
  • 1,721
    videos
  • 3
    polls
  • 25
    poll votes
  • 434
    listings
  • 56
    groups
  • 117
    antique tips
  • 1,336
    events
  • 6,981
    photos

New Blogs

  • 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.  
    48 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 48
  • 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
    61 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 61
  • 24 Aug 2017
    No matter what you’re looking for when shopping at The Brass Armadillo stores, it’s always a good idea to seek out a vendor who carries the particular style or types of vintage items you’re interested in. They have a wealth of knowledge and are just waiting for you to ask. Many of the vendor’s at The Brass Armadillo have been selling vintage items for decades and enjoy helping customers with being better shoppers. You would be amazed at how many vendors have a great following of customers that seek out their case or booth each time they come in. Why? Because they’ve gotten to know them, trust in the information they provide and know they stand behind their merchandise. Remember: you don’t have to buy from them just to get information. They’re a bunch of talkers and happy to take the time to get to know you. Just seek them out. This can really pay off for you in the long run. Every Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. (MST), The Brass Armadillo hosts a live show called the "Stover Hour".  If you're looking for in-depth information about a particular subject, it's the place to be.  There is also the Coffee Club hosted by some really knowledgeable folks at the Brass Armadillo in Denver - held every other Friday at 11:00 a.m. (MST).  You can search on the iAntique.com website to catch past videos on any number of topics of both of these shows.  It's just a click away for a wealth of information.  P.S. In case you can’t locate a particular vendor, just ask the folks at the customer checkout counter. They’ll be happy to find a friendly and knowledgeable vendor for you.    
    100 Posted by Betty Jean Shearin
  • No matter what you’re looking for when shopping at The Brass Armadillo stores, it’s always a good idea to seek out a vendor who carries the particular style or types of vintage items you’re interested in. They have a wealth of knowledge and are just waiting for you to ask. Many of the vendor’s at The Brass Armadillo have been selling vintage items for decades and enjoy helping customers with being better shoppers. You would be amazed at how many vendors have a great following of customers that seek out their case or booth each time they come in. Why? Because they’ve gotten to know them, trust in the information they provide and know they stand behind their merchandise. Remember: you don’t have to buy from them just to get information. They’re a bunch of talkers and happy to take the time to get to know you. Just seek them out. This can really pay off for you in the long run. Every Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. (MST), The Brass Armadillo hosts a live show called the "Stover Hour".  If you're looking for in-depth information about a particular subject, it's the place to be.  There is also the Coffee Club hosted by some really knowledgeable folks at the Brass Armadillo in Denver - held every other Friday at 11:00 a.m. (MST).  You can search on the iAntique.com website to catch past videos on any number of topics of both of these shows.  It's just a click away for a wealth of information.  P.S. In case you can’t locate a particular vendor, just ask the folks at the customer checkout counter. They’ll be happy to find a friendly and knowledgeable vendor for you.    
    Aug 24, 2017 100
  • 23 Aug 2017
    I began a discussiion last week on fakes, forgeries, copies & reproductions, but I didn't even scratch the surface of how the antiques business is being impacted by this problem. In this week's show I focus on 2 categories: women's vintage clothes & advertising (with the emphasis on advertising). We'll examine a piece that marries 2 very separate Union Pacific Railroad collectibles, a "Big Boy" statue, several signs, and other advertising collectibles (or are they really collectible?) Please join us this coming Sunday evening, August 27, 2017 at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT for this week's program on Fakes. Gary
    59 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • I began a discussiion last week on fakes, forgeries, copies & reproductions, but I didn't even scratch the surface of how the antiques business is being impacted by this problem. In this week's show I focus on 2 categories: women's vintage clothes & advertising (with the emphasis on advertising). We'll examine a piece that marries 2 very separate Union Pacific Railroad collectibles, a "Big Boy" statue, several signs, and other advertising collectibles (or are they really collectible?) Please join us this coming Sunday evening, August 27, 2017 at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT for this week's program on Fakes. Gary
    Aug 23, 2017 59
  • 16 Aug 2017
    The antiques & collectibles market is being affected as never before by fakes, forgeries, copies, and reproductions. Even experts are being fooled. It seems like the faster we develop new technologies to uncover fakes, the faster crooks develop technology to outsmart us. So, how should we confront this attack on our business? In this week's show I try to begin to tackle this issue. We all know that reproductions tend to drive down values for antiques. That's not new. But did you know that high quality digital images can now replicate an oil painting's texture, and that the resultant print can often fool people who have dealt in art for their entire career? Can you believe that the market for arrowheads is being undermined by new imports? But it's a complex issue. There are reproductions done in the 19th century that replicate 18th century pieces. Are these reproductions worthy of collecting? I did a show on this subject in 2013, entitled, "Fakes, Knockoffs, and Repros" (it's in the Videos section). But things have gotten worse since then. In this week's show we'll begin to look at fakes, forgeries, copies, and reproductions in an effort to distinguish the real from the unreal. Please join us at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Hope to see you then. Gary
    75 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • The antiques & collectibles market is being affected as never before by fakes, forgeries, copies, and reproductions. Even experts are being fooled. It seems like the faster we develop new technologies to uncover fakes, the faster crooks develop technology to outsmart us. So, how should we confront this attack on our business? In this week's show I try to begin to tackle this issue. We all know that reproductions tend to drive down values for antiques. That's not new. But did you know that high quality digital images can now replicate an oil painting's texture, and that the resultant print can often fool people who have dealt in art for their entire career? Can you believe that the market for arrowheads is being undermined by new imports? But it's a complex issue. There are reproductions done in the 19th century that replicate 18th century pieces. Are these reproductions worthy of collecting? I did a show on this subject in 2013, entitled, "Fakes, Knockoffs, and Repros" (it's in the Videos section). But things have gotten worse since then. In this week's show we'll begin to look at fakes, forgeries, copies, and reproductions in an effort to distinguish the real from the unreal. Please join us at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Hope to see you then. Gary
    Aug 16, 2017 75
  • 09 Aug 2017
    On July 24 the Government released 3810 documents relating to the JFK assassination. Included among them are 17 audio files of interviews with Soviet defector, Yuri Nosenko. 441 documents had never been released before, and 3,369 had been released but had portions redacted, but are now unredacted. The Government is required by a 1992 law to release the remaining files concerning the assassination by October 26, 2017, but at least 2 government agencies are asking President Trump to withhold some materials. In this week's show I discuss what we've learned so far, and I provide a list of what I hope we'll get by October 26. This is the 7th program we've done on the Kennedy assassination, beginning in May 2011 with an interview with Mary Ann Moorman, the woman who took the famous polaroid of the fatal shot with the grassy knoll in the background. The 6 shows already done are in the Videos section & on Youtube: :"Cameras Important to the JFK Assassination," "Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?", "If Oswald Didn't Do It, Who Did?", "Interview with Mary Ann Moorman", "Interview with Assassination Researcher, John Kelin," and an "Update on the JFK Assassination" in May 2015. This week's program is on at the usual time, Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Please join us. Gary
    98 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • On July 24 the Government released 3810 documents relating to the JFK assassination. Included among them are 17 audio files of interviews with Soviet defector, Yuri Nosenko. 441 documents had never been released before, and 3,369 had been released but had portions redacted, but are now unredacted. The Government is required by a 1992 law to release the remaining files concerning the assassination by October 26, 2017, but at least 2 government agencies are asking President Trump to withhold some materials. In this week's show I discuss what we've learned so far, and I provide a list of what I hope we'll get by October 26. This is the 7th program we've done on the Kennedy assassination, beginning in May 2011 with an interview with Mary Ann Moorman, the woman who took the famous polaroid of the fatal shot with the grassy knoll in the background. The 6 shows already done are in the Videos section & on Youtube: :"Cameras Important to the JFK Assassination," "Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?", "If Oswald Didn't Do It, Who Did?", "Interview with Mary Ann Moorman", "Interview with Assassination Researcher, John Kelin," and an "Update on the JFK Assassination" in May 2015. This week's program is on at the usual time, Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Please join us. Gary
    Aug 09, 2017 98