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  • Garnet (?) 10K Gold Ring - Size 10

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    This vendor states that this is a garnet.  According to an internet search they can appear blue.  It's a lovely ring.  This item can be found in locked case #198. Is garnet blue? The rarest color-change <strong>garnet</strong> appears <strong>blue</strong> in daylight, and changes to purplish-red under torch light. <strong>Garnet</strong> is not a single mineral, but a group containing closely related, isomorphous minerals that form a series with each other. <strong>Garnet</strong> is a gem group that occurs in over twenty varieties.

    March 28, 2017 4:50 PM CDT
  • Farmer-Labor Candidates Political Advertisment

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    This is a neat, old political card from the early 1900's.  It seems that th Farmer-Labor had a slate of candidates for offices in Minnesota. <strong>Henrik</strong> <strong>Shipstead</strong> (January 8, 1881 – June 26, 1960) was an American politician. He served in the United States Senate from March 4, 1923, to January 3, 1947, from the state of Minnesota in the 68th, 69th, 70th, 71st, 72nd, 73rd, 74th, 75th, 76th, 77th, 78th, and 79th Congresses. <strong>Henrik</strong> <strong>Shipstead</strong> (January 8, 1881 – June 26, 1960) was an American politician. He served in the United States Senate from March 4, 1923, to January 3, 1947, from the state of Minnesota in the 68th, 69th, 70th, 71st, 72nd, 73rd, 74th, 75th, 76th, 77th, 78th, and 79th Congresses. Although this card lists him as Candidate for Governor of Minnesota.  Very interesting condensed platform statement. Prepaired and issued by Ralph Harmon, 901 Glove Bldg.  St. Paul, Minn. This item can be found in locked case #190.

    March 28, 2017 4:44 PM CDT
  • Baby Dish from Slovenia

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    This is a nice baby dish with raised edges and cute design on it.  It has a stamp on the bottom from Czechslovenia.  Nice picture of children in center.  This item can be found in locked case #190

    March 28, 2017 4:24 PM CDT
  • Heisey Papa Elephant - Trunk Raised

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    Heisey is a great glass company and this is certainly a great piece from their collection.  It's Papa Elephant who has his trunk raised.  Actually the significance of an <strong>Elephants</strong> <strong>trunk</strong> being <strong>raised</strong> up is a symbol of good luck, fortune, and basically optimistic. Heisey made this one between 1944-1953.  This item can be found in locked case #169.

    March 28, 2017 4:20 PM CDT
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  • 27 Mar 2017
    OBSESSED WITH COLLECTING VINTAGE QUILTS ? If you’re reading this, you may already have an obsession for collecting quilts. If not, some of you may have been lucky enough to have inherited a quilt or blanket from a friend or someone in your family. If you did, then you undoubtedly treasure it as the wonderful heirloom it is. Quilts offer us a reminder of the past and bring back wonderful memories of the quilter or just simply the history of the quilt. If you’ve been thinking about buying a vintage quilt, a little knowledge is not only helpful but can save you from making purchases that aren’t worth what you paid. As with starting any collection, the old adage of buy what you love and then buy the best you can. There is a whole community of quilt lovers out there, ladies and gents too, that are dedicated to preserving quilt-making traditions, and are happy to share the knowledge they’ve gained over the years. Check out The International Quilt Study Center and Museum at http://www.quiltstudy.org/about/history/. They have a wonderful interactive and user-friendly website. And there are many books on quilting that delve into how the popular styles of quilts evolved over the years, the family traditions of quilting and so much more. There are Quilting Guilds in nearly all towns/cities that you can contact. Most have monthly meetings you might really enjoy. By the way, be on the lookout for Quilting Guilds that have quilt identification days and workshops. The Denver, Colorado Brass Armadillo is just a few miles from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado A really cool quilt to collect is the “Signature Quilt”. It was very popular during World War II. I won’t go into further details about it as I don’t want to ruin the surprise as you research it. This is a bit of America at it’s finest.
    11 Posted by Betty Jean Shearin
  • OBSESSED WITH COLLECTING VINTAGE QUILTS ? If you’re reading this, you may already have an obsession for collecting quilts. If not, some of you may have been lucky enough to have inherited a quilt or blanket from a friend or someone in your family. If you did, then you undoubtedly treasure it as the wonderful heirloom it is. Quilts offer us a reminder of the past and bring back wonderful memories of the quilter or just simply the history of the quilt. If you’ve been thinking about buying a vintage quilt, a little knowledge is not only helpful but can save you from making purchases that aren’t worth what you paid. As with starting any collection, the old adage of buy what you love and then buy the best you can. There is a whole community of quilt lovers out there, ladies and gents too, that are dedicated to preserving quilt-making traditions, and are happy to share the knowledge they’ve gained over the years. Check out The International Quilt Study Center and Museum at http://www.quiltstudy.org/about/history/. They have a wonderful interactive and user-friendly website. And there are many books on quilting that delve into how the popular styles of quilts evolved over the years, the family traditions of quilting and so much more. There are Quilting Guilds in nearly all towns/cities that you can contact. Most have monthly meetings you might really enjoy. By the way, be on the lookout for Quilting Guilds that have quilt identification days and workshops. The Denver, Colorado Brass Armadillo is just a few miles from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado A really cool quilt to collect is the “Signature Quilt”. It was very popular during World War II. I won’t go into further details about it as I don’t want to ruin the surprise as you research it. This is a bit of America at it’s finest.
    Mar 27, 2017 11
  • 22 Mar 2017
    I thought I would do a Bargains in the Mall show similar to the ones I do every few months, but when I started looking I found 4 or 5 pieces that I thought were so outstanding that I decided to profile just these pieces instead of the usual 10-12 items I find.  Spend a little more time with each of these in the time we have for the program. So, what did I find that's so special? Well, you'll just have to tune in to get the details, but here are some clues: ever hear of the Kookaburra pattern?, what about a bird dog planter?, what about an architect named Paul Letarouilly?, ever try to compare Van Briggle with Grueby or Teco head to head? If any of this sound intriguing to you, tune in this coming Sunday evening, March 26, 2017 for the show. We're on at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
    26 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • I thought I would do a Bargains in the Mall show similar to the ones I do every few months, but when I started looking I found 4 or 5 pieces that I thought were so outstanding that I decided to profile just these pieces instead of the usual 10-12 items I find.  Spend a little more time with each of these in the time we have for the program. So, what did I find that's so special? Well, you'll just have to tune in to get the details, but here are some clues: ever hear of the Kookaburra pattern?, what about a bird dog planter?, what about an architect named Paul Letarouilly?, ever try to compare Van Briggle with Grueby or Teco head to head? If any of this sound intriguing to you, tune in this coming Sunday evening, March 26, 2017 for the show. We're on at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. Gary
    Mar 22, 2017 26
  • 15 Mar 2017
    In this week's show we'll look at how & where antiques & art are sold and how what's done today differs substantially from the way antiques & art were sold 40, 30, 20, 10 years ago. And it's not only the internet that caused these changes. Auction houses have proliferated and expanded their offerings, new selling venues that often use brick & mortar + online have appeared and taken a large chunk of the market, shows have declined dramatically in importance, ... Also I think that different regions of the country have developed differently. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, March 19, 2017 at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT for this week's program. Gary
    62 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • In this week's show we'll look at how & where antiques & art are sold and how what's done today differs substantially from the way antiques & art were sold 40, 30, 20, 10 years ago. And it's not only the internet that caused these changes. Auction houses have proliferated and expanded their offerings, new selling venues that often use brick & mortar + online have appeared and taken a large chunk of the market, shows have declined dramatically in importance, ... Also I think that different regions of the country have developed differently. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, March 19, 2017 at the usual time: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT for this week's program. Gary
    Mar 15, 2017 62
  • 09 Mar 2017
    Spanish bullfighting memorabilia is one of the most popular collecting categories, but unfortunately almost all the material you see in antique stores & online is flawed in some way--it's either a reproduction or a fake or damaged, etc. We'll talk about that in this week's show, but we'll also profile 2 absolutely legitimate pieces, while we discuss the famous bullfighters of the 20th century and what to look for when searching for the real thing. Running with the bulls in Pamplona is still as popular as ever, and the bullfighting season opens during La Semana Santa in Sevilla in a few weeks. I've got a great story about a Basque bullfighter who turned artist who was a friend of Ernses Hemingway and of Antonio Ordonez. Antonio and his rival and brother-in-law, Dominguin, were the antagonists in Hemingway's "The Dangerous Summer" of 1959. Please join us this coming Sunday evening for this week's program: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. (For those members outside the U.S. Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday)
    66 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Spanish bullfighting memorabilia is one of the most popular collecting categories, but unfortunately almost all the material you see in antique stores & online is flawed in some way--it's either a reproduction or a fake or damaged, etc. We'll talk about that in this week's show, but we'll also profile 2 absolutely legitimate pieces, while we discuss the famous bullfighters of the 20th century and what to look for when searching for the real thing. Running with the bulls in Pamplona is still as popular as ever, and the bullfighting season opens during La Semana Santa in Sevilla in a few weeks. I've got a great story about a Basque bullfighter who turned artist who was a friend of Ernses Hemingway and of Antonio Ordonez. Antonio and his rival and brother-in-law, Dominguin, were the antagonists in Hemingway's "The Dangerous Summer" of 1959. Please join us this coming Sunday evening for this week's program: 5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT. (For those members outside the U.S. Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday)
    Mar 09, 2017 66
  • 06 Mar 2017
    Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most important American architects and while he is credited with creating the Prairie School style of design, he also developed the American Craftsman style. His love of “organic architecture” took on new meaning as he combined exterior architecture with the interior design. His foresight of living with organic design was ahead of his time. Recently I had the opportunity to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter “camp” as he referred to it.  Located in Scottsdale, AZ, Mr. Wright named it “Taliesin West”.  Taliesin West is quite an expansive group of connected buildings that served not only as his residence and studio during the winters, but also included is a large area for an apprentice architectural school. Taliesin West has a wonderful display of furniture and decorative arts personally designed by Mr. Wright. To quote Wright, “Taliesin West is a look over the rim of the world”. The view is spectacular. Don’t miss visiting Taliesin West if you ever have the opportunity. While in the area, hop on over and visit the two Phoenix area Brass Armadillo stores.  You are likely to find craftsman and prairie-style furniture as well as decorative items. For more in-depth about this famous architect, take a look at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at http://franklloydwright.org                              
    68 Posted by Betty Jean Shearin
  • Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most important American architects and while he is credited with creating the Prairie School style of design, he also developed the American Craftsman style. His love of “organic architecture” took on new meaning as he combined exterior architecture with the interior design. His foresight of living with organic design was ahead of his time. Recently I had the opportunity to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter “camp” as he referred to it.  Located in Scottsdale, AZ, Mr. Wright named it “Taliesin West”.  Taliesin West is quite an expansive group of connected buildings that served not only as his residence and studio during the winters, but also included is a large area for an apprentice architectural school. Taliesin West has a wonderful display of furniture and decorative arts personally designed by Mr. Wright. To quote Wright, “Taliesin West is a look over the rim of the world”. The view is spectacular. Don’t miss visiting Taliesin West if you ever have the opportunity. While in the area, hop on over and visit the two Phoenix area Brass Armadillo stores.  You are likely to find craftsman and prairie-style furniture as well as decorative items. For more in-depth about this famous architect, take a look at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at http://franklloydwright.org                              
    Mar 06, 2017 68
  • 01 Mar 2017
    In this week's show I'll be profiling antiques & collectibles for sale in the Mall in showcases in categories I don't normally discuss in these shows. There's such a great variety in many categories that I really don't collect or deal in myself, that unless I have a guest who's knowledgeable about these things, I never mention them. So this week's show is not so much an in depth discussion of particular pieces, but more an overview of all that is available for sale at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver in the more than 600 showcases there. Fossils, gem stones, Native American jewelry, the list is almost endless. Please join us this coming Sunday evening at the usual time: 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST for our overview of what's hot in the collecibles market in Colorado (and maybe in your area too!). Gary
    85 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • In this week's show I'll be profiling antiques & collectibles for sale in the Mall in showcases in categories I don't normally discuss in these shows. There's such a great variety in many categories that I really don't collect or deal in myself, that unless I have a guest who's knowledgeable about these things, I never mention them. So this week's show is not so much an in depth discussion of particular pieces, but more an overview of all that is available for sale at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver in the more than 600 showcases there. Fossils, gem stones, Native American jewelry, the list is almost endless. Please join us this coming Sunday evening at the usual time: 5PM PST, 6PM MST, 7PM CST, 8PM EST for our overview of what's hot in the collecibles market in Colorado (and maybe in your area too!). Gary
    Mar 01, 2017 85