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U.S. Trading With China Has A Long History

U.S. Trading With China Has A Long History

By Anne Gilbert    As any antiques collector will tell you there is nothing new about America trading with China. Even though the Dutch East India Company began China trade around 1609, it wasn’t till 1784, when the Empress of China sailed from New York with a load of ginseng that launched trade. After a 16 months voyage they returned with […]

by · June 6, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? June 2018

What Is It? June 2018

Send your answers to the What Is It contest, postmarked by June 20, to the Mountain States Collector , P.O. box 1003, Bailey, CO 80421. Three winners will be drawn. Winners will receive a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector.

by · June 6, 2018 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Dealer Feature: Historic Evergreen’s Unique Bain Lake Antiques

Dealer Feature: Historic Evergreen’s Unique Bain Lake Antiques

By Jon DeStefano    Tim and Melanie Flanagan, the owners of Bain Lake Antiques in historic downtown Evergreen, didn’t just jump into the antique business. They were very thoughtful and deliberate about the decision. Two years ago they were living in Texas and had decided to sell their family business for thirty-five years, a very successful Nissan car dealership.    Wanting to […]

by · May 8, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The ‘Cool’ Beauty of Artful Antique Fans

The ‘Cool’ Beauty of Artful Antique Fans

By R. Reed      Once the elegant hand-held fan was as artful as it was fashionable. It was a nod to style and a ‘cool’ wave to elegance.    For a long time now the fancy fan of the past has been treasured as an heirloom of grander eras.    “Here is where collectors go wild,” noted antiques historian Ann Cole nearly […]

by · May 8, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Old Silver Baskets Add Affordable Glitz

Old Silver Baskets Add Affordable Glitz

By Anne Gilbert      You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to decorate your table. Think silver! It doesn’t have to be sterling. The Victorians weren’t that picky. From the 19th to early 20th century fancy baskets were made in gussied up silver plate as well as sterling. They were made in the prevailing fashion designs of the day. […]

by · May 8, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article