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  • 22 Jul 2018
    Our monthly Bargain Show for the month of July 2018 features many great buys, but I was really stumped to choose the very best bargain out of 2: a 1966 poster from the Avalon Ballroom and a 12" Roseville vase. If you've liked my Facebook page, then you're automatically entered into this month's drawing to receive for the best bargain in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. Check out which item and which lucky participant won!
    0 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Our monthly Bargain Show for the month of July 2018 features many great buys, but I was really stumped to choose the very best bargain out of 2: a 1966 poster from the Avalon Ballroom and a 12" Roseville vase. If you've liked my Facebook page, then you're automatically entered into this month's drawing to receive for the best bargain in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. Check out which item and which lucky participant won!
    Jul 22, 2018 0
  • 15 Jul 2018
    Often owners of interesting collections will ask antique dealers to sell their collections for them. All dealers have to allocate their time and resources wisely, and sometimes it's difficult to decide whether or not to take on the work. I've had 2 such collections come my way in the last 2 weeks: 40 antique masks originating from Tibet, Nepal, Sri Lanka, different parts of Africa, Mexico, Russia and elsewhere; and boxes of correspondence and photos from the late 1950's and '60's relating to the Titan program for NASA. Neither is an area that I have dealt with before. In this week's show I'll profile the collections and describe why I decided to sell the collections for their owners. Then when each project is complete I'll do a program showing how it all turned out.
    20 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Often owners of interesting collections will ask antique dealers to sell their collections for them. All dealers have to allocate their time and resources wisely, and sometimes it's difficult to decide whether or not to take on the work. I've had 2 such collections come my way in the last 2 weeks: 40 antique masks originating from Tibet, Nepal, Sri Lanka, different parts of Africa, Mexico, Russia and elsewhere; and boxes of correspondence and photos from the late 1950's and '60's relating to the Titan program for NASA. Neither is an area that I have dealt with before. In this week's show I'll profile the collections and describe why I decided to sell the collections for their owners. Then when each project is complete I'll do a program showing how it all turned out.
    Jul 15, 2018 20
  • 16 Jun 2018
    Gambling Memorabilia - Gambling has been around since ancient times and continues to be popular today. Gambling artifacts, from playing cards to dice to chips to actual gaming tables, are collected by thousands of people throughout the US and the world. Gambling items can range in price from under a dollar to thousands of dollars. Playing cards are extremely collectible even by persons who do not gamble.   Casino memorabilia has become very popular as legalized gambling has spread throughout the US. Many people collect poker chips from casinos and sometimes collect various denomination chips from the same casino. Today, one of the more popular gaming items to collect are monogrammed ashtrays from casinos, even though smoking has declined rapidly over the past few years. The next time you are in the Brass Armadillo, be sure to look for gambling items, you may find something that peaks your interests.
    75 Posted by Betty Jean Shearin
  • Gambling Memorabilia - Gambling has been around since ancient times and continues to be popular today. Gambling artifacts, from playing cards to dice to chips to actual gaming tables, are collected by thousands of people throughout the US and the world. Gambling items can range in price from under a dollar to thousands of dollars. Playing cards are extremely collectible even by persons who do not gamble.   Casino memorabilia has become very popular as legalized gambling has spread throughout the US. Many people collect poker chips from casinos and sometimes collect various denomination chips from the same casino. Today, one of the more popular gaming items to collect are monogrammed ashtrays from casinos, even though smoking has declined rapidly over the past few years. The next time you are in the Brass Armadillo, be sure to look for gambling items, you may find something that peaks your interests.
    Jun 16, 2018 75
  • 11 Jun 2018
    This past weekend we held our bi-monthly Appraisal Show at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. People from thoughout the Denver metro area brought heirlooms, collectibles, and unknown objects (to them!) for appraisal by Tom Davis, Heather Eckels, and me. We had a great variety of pieces: an antique Jones sewing machine, a pair of Harry Eliott pochoirs, a George Nelson model 4950 tray table, a Paris oil on canvas signed "Burnett," and a very special Persian tile from the 16th century. We hold these Appraisal Shows on the second Saturday of every other month, so our next show will be the second Saturday of August. If you're in the Denver area and would like for us to appraise something you own, please let me know ahead of time. I'll schedule you in. You'll be able to watch last Saturday's show in the Videos section and on youtube in a few days. Gary
    109 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • This past weekend we held our bi-monthly Appraisal Show at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. People from thoughout the Denver metro area brought heirlooms, collectibles, and unknown objects (to them!) for appraisal by Tom Davis, Heather Eckels, and me. We had a great variety of pieces: an antique Jones sewing machine, a pair of Harry Eliott pochoirs, a George Nelson model 4950 tray table, a Paris oil on canvas signed "Burnett," and a very special Persian tile from the 16th century. We hold these Appraisal Shows on the second Saturday of every other month, so our next show will be the second Saturday of August. If you're in the Denver area and would like for us to appraise something you own, please let me know ahead of time. I'll schedule you in. You'll be able to watch last Saturday's show in the Videos section and on youtube in a few days. Gary
    Jun 11, 2018 109
  • 11 Jun 2018
    In this week's show I'll interview Vern, the antique pocket watch expert at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. You may have seen other shows I've done with Vern, on Antique Pocket Watches for Beginners and on High Value Pocket Watches. The watches that Vern describes in this current show are the most valuable in his extensive world-class collection--they are antique private label pocket watches. He'll describe how value increases dramatically, even for somewhat pedestrian models, when the right private label appears on the watch. Please watch for the show, which will be out in a few days. Gary
    86 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • In this week's show I'll interview Vern, the antique pocket watch expert at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. You may have seen other shows I've done with Vern, on Antique Pocket Watches for Beginners and on High Value Pocket Watches. The watches that Vern describes in this current show are the most valuable in his extensive world-class collection--they are antique private label pocket watches. He'll describe how value increases dramatically, even for somewhat pedestrian models, when the right private label appears on the watch. Please watch for the show, which will be out in a few days. Gary
    Jun 11, 2018 86
  • 10 May 2018
    Oftentimes several runs of prints were produced over the years all "after" some one original painting. That can make identifying the specific print run difficult, but often necessary in order to properly value the item. For instance, there must have been at least 10 different print runs all based on the original Lansdowne Portrait of George Washington, and it's that example that I use in this week's program. Prints in the various print runs of comparable quality can vary in price from $150 or so to more than $1,200. It's important to know what you're looking at! Please check the website or youtube for this week's show. Gary
    169 Posted by Gary & Carol Stover
  • Oftentimes several runs of prints were produced over the years all "after" some one original painting. That can make identifying the specific print run difficult, but often necessary in order to properly value the item. For instance, there must have been at least 10 different print runs all based on the original Lansdowne Portrait of George Washington, and it's that example that I use in this week's program. Prints in the various print runs of comparable quality can vary in price from $150 or so to more than $1,200. It's important to know what you're looking at! Please check the website or youtube for this week's show. Gary
    May 10, 2018 169