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Costly Horn Furniture & Accessories Attracting Collectors

Costly Horn Furniture & Accessories Attracting Collectors

By Anne Gilbert    While furniture using animal horn and hide may upset animal lovers these days, there was a time when it was a decorative status symbol and costly.    Furniture and decorative horn accessories were made in Germany as early as 1833. They came to international interest when it was displayed at the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibit in London. Its […]

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Antique Gallery of Colorado Springs Celebrates 28 Years

Antique Gallery of Colorado Springs Celebrates 28 Years

By Jon DeStefano    The Antique Gallery, well known as Colorado Springs’ Oldest and Downtown’s Largest Antique Mall, is celebrating their 28th Anniversary this month. The Antique Gallery opened on May 21, 1991 at the Historic Ute 70 Theatre on Nevada Ave.       In September 2000, Tina & Jason Carr bought the business. They saw an ad in the paper listing the […]

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Delightful Australia, Site of Doll Convention

Delightful Australia, Site of Doll Convention

By Rachel Hoffman    I am fortunate that through my career in antique dolls, I have been able to travel the world to lecture and attend conventions and shows. My last adventure took me to Australia to speak and attend a doll-making convention. It’s quite a long trek with about 24 hours of traveling and three flights to where my adventure […]

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49th Annual Strawberry Festival May 18 & 19

49th Annual Strawberry Festival May 18 & 19

   The 2019 Strawberry Festival Antique Show – the 49th since the St.Vrain Historical Society began to sponsor the annual spring show — will be held on Saturday, May 18th, and Sunday, May 19th in the Exhibit Building at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO. Hours for the event are Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and […]

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Old Iron Fences and Gates Still Find Buyers

Old Iron Fences and Gates Still Find Buyers

By Anne Gilbert    Once upon a time salvage yards were budget-priced treasure troves for antique and vintage fences and gates. That all changed a couple of decades ago.    A new category was born as “architectural artifacts.” Specialty dealers began offering them with high price tags, along with other architectural remnants. These days there are even expensive reproductions.    Historically, decorative ironwork […]

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