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Antique Detective: Metal Hardware & Inserts Defined Arts and Crafts Furniture

Antique Detective: Metal Hardware & Inserts Defined Arts and Crafts Furniture

By Anne Gilbert Among the most sought after pieces of Arts and Crafts design are those either made of various metals or furniture with metal insets. For example, Stickley Brothers often used hardware inlays in pewter and ebony with a rose design. Some of the decorative accessories were of bronze and hammered silver. Many combined more than one metal. Copper, […]

by · February 8, 2018 · 0 comments · Antique Detective

Love Spoons

By Lou Walther    Are you a spoon collector? If so, do you have a Welsh love spoon?    The Welsh love spoon dates back to the Vikings, over 1,000 years ago. An ardent suitor might carve twin spoons out of a piece of wood, then connect them with a wooden chain to show his love. Often spoons were given as a […]

by · February 8, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Book Collecting for Love and Money

Book Collecting for Love and Money

By Anthony Accetta Finding or “discovering” a good upper-end rare book is like finding a needle in a haystack. It is difficult but not impossible. My discovery came a few years ago while traveling the back roads of central Vermont near Randolph Center. Out of habit, I pulled over when I noticed a garage sale being conducted by a young […]

by · February 7, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? February 2018

What Is It? February 2018

Send your answers to the What Is It contest, postmarked by February 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 · February 7, 2018 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Homestead Antique Mall Turns Five

Homestead Antique Mall Turns Five

   On February 1st, 2013 Andy and his wife Leanne followed their dreams and opened Homestead Antiques.    After many years of selling antiques out of their garage and various antique malls they made the leap to open their own mall. It has been an amazing and successful five years.    Through the years, Andy & Leanne have met and worked with […]

by · January 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article