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Baseball Memorabilia

Baseball Memorabilia

By Rachel Hoffman    Baseball is considered the national sport of the United States. Its history reaches back over a hundred years. Almost anything associated with the game’s past and present has been, is, and will be collected. People collect baseball memorabilia even without much knowledge of its history or fully realizing the game’s popularity.    Most Americans have watched or played […]

by · May 8, 2018 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
The Merry Month of May in Florence

The Merry Month of May in Florence

By Sandy Dale I love May not because of all the usual things like budding trees and flowers, baby goats, lambs and calves in the fields and fabulous weather, but because it is time for the 2018 Florence Car Show. I’m going to let the car show organizers tell you about it:    “The annual Florence Merchants’ Colorado Car Show is […]

by · May 8, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? May 2018

What Is It? May 2018

   We had several correct answers to our May’s What Is It. The device is 1/2 of a block and tackle which was used with a rope to lift heavy objects. This is a pulley-holding block from an early 20th Century Chesapeake Bay fishing boat. It was used for many jobs, from raising sail to hoisting cargo. The example is […]

by · May 8, 2018 · 0 comments · What Is It?
4000 Buffalo Robes

4000 Buffalo Robes

   By Carol Mobley    The old west wasn’t that long ago. Montana Territory was established in 1864 and became a state in 1889, only 129 years ago. Personal letters and other documents tell the story of the taming of Montana Territory. Living conditions were harsh and many people lived in fear of Native Americans.    One such personal letter was recently […]

by · April 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
‘Antiquese’ A Must for Beginning Collectors

‘Antiquese’ A Must for Beginning Collectors

By Anne Gilbert    The antiques world is filled with fancy names and descriptions, many in French, even for Asian antiques. What appears to be the simplest object, may not be described in a simple way on the internet or in an antique shop. For instance you see a small, silver spoon in an unusual shape. It is labeled “caddy” spoon. […]

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