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Antique Detective: Children’s Early-Made Clothing a Hot Collectible

Antique Detective: Children’s Early-Made Clothing a Hot Collectible

By Anne Gilbert      Do you know that children’s clothing has a long and fascinating history dating back to the 16th century? Boys and girls wore gowns, robes or tunics. Totally sexless. Fast forward to your own early childhood! What did you wear when you were from six to ten years old? Maybe its’ collectible.    Clothing made for babies. little […]

by · October 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective, Feature Article
Train Collection Auctions – Thousands of Items – Gigantic Railroad Auction Oct. 28, Nov. 4 at Family Estate Auctions in Lakewood

Train Collection Auctions – Thousands of Items – Gigantic Railroad Auction Oct. 28, Nov. 4 at Family Estate Auctions in Lakewood

   Family Estate Auctions is hosting a GIGANTIC Railroad Auction on October 28 and November 4 featuring a gigantic railroad estate assembled from a single collector. The estate has thousands of unique and original items including:    Lanterns, Lamps, Signs, Badges, Tin Ware, Signals, Switches, Oil cans, Tools, Containers, Books, Magazines, Epherma, Ledgers, Original Documents, Railroad China, Locks and Keys, Rail […]

by · October 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Antique Detective: Antique Portrait Busts Have Long History

Antique Detective: Antique Portrait Busts Have Long History

By Anne Gilbert      There has always been a fascination for portrait busts, that continues. When they come up for auction prices are varied, depending on many factors. Age and subject are the most important. The sculpted heads of Egyptian and Roman rulers have never gone out of fashion. After all who wouldn’t like to display a sculpture supposedly dating […]

by · October 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective, Feature Article
Antique Detective: Old Car Mascots Can Be Costly

Antique Detective: Old Car Mascots Can Be Costly

By Anne Gilbert      Once upon a time an ultimate status symbol was a hood mascot for wealthy auto owners. A mascot wasn’t a pet dog. These days old car hood ornaments are an expensive collectible, and the pet name is Rene’ Lalique.    Probably the first hood ornament didn’t adorn a car, but a chariot. Credit Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen with […]

by · October 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective, Feature Article
What Is It? October 2017

What Is It? October 2017

Send your answers to the What Is It contest, postmarked by October 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 · October 6, 2017 · 0 comments · What Is It?