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The Beauty of Buckles

The Beauty of Buckles

By Maureen Timm    Buckles have been used by both men and women since ancient times. History and archeology books tell of buckles used to fit harnesses on animals and to hold weapons and garments in place. The popularity of buckles as adornments fluctuated according to fashion and politics. Archaeologists have discovered primitive belts with buckles dating back to the Bronze […]

by · April 3, 2021 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? April 2021

What Is It? April 2021

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

by · April 3, 2021 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? March 2021

What Is It? March 2021

   We had several correct guesses for our March What Is It. Michele Pontious of Belleair, Florida; Elsie Loyle of Wichita, Kansas; Jerome McLaren of Conifer, Colorado, (who pointed out that these are ancient Roman ring keys. Circa 100-400 A.D. Made of bronze and iron); Terry Cook of Ft. Morgan, Colorado, added these keys were “used for homes, gates, etc., around […]

by · March 3, 2021 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Colorado Antique Gallery Is Now 29 Years Old

Colorado Antique Gallery Is Now 29 Years Old

 The year was 1992 when the Colorado Antique Gallery first opened their doors. Gas was $1.12 a gallon and a stamp was 29 cents. Guns N Roses, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Boyz 2 Men were at the top of the music charts. The median household income was $30,000, and the average house cost $144,000. The oldest Baby Boomers were still […]

by · March 3, 2021 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Brass Armadillo Mall Celebrates 22 Years

Brass Armadillo Mall Celebrates 22 Years

   To celebrate their 22nd Anniversary, Brass Armadillo will be having an Anniversary Sale March 12, 13, and 14—15% off of everything in the Mall. (The “Antique Army” gets an additional $5 off every purchase over $20.) Then on March 27th, they will have a Case Sale, which will be 25% off of anything in a locked case. These sales promise […]

by · March 3, 2021 · 0 comments · Feature Article