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Small Business Saturday November 25

Small Business Saturday November 25

   Small Business Saturday is a way for people to support small businesses that are a large part of our community. So if you are looking for antiques, ”made in Colorado” merchandise, home decor, or for that special treasure, these small businesses can give you a friendly environment in which to shop. Supporting small businesses boosts our local economy and […]

by · November 7, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Antique Detective: Tips for Antique Art Glass Collectors

Antique Detective: Tips for Antique Art Glass Collectors

By Anne Gilbert      Prices for 19th and early 20th century examples of Art Glass sell for thousands of dollars when they come to auction. Just because you can’t afford them doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know the many terms and techniques describing them. As “Antiques Road Show” often proves, people who inherit them have no idea of what they have […]

by · November 7, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective
Antique Detective: Collectors Remember the Typewriter

Antique Detective: Collectors Remember the Typewriter

By Anne Gilbert      To the computer generation the typewriter is an all but forgotten object. Not so for its many collectors, mostly over 40 years of age. For them, and me, typewriter history is fascinating, even though names like Sholes and Glidden and Oliver are no longer remembered. Actor Tom Hanks recently appeared on TV displaying his collection of […]

by · November 7, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective
The Appraiser’s Diary: Small Business Saturday is November 25

The Appraiser’s Diary: Small Business Saturday is November 25

By Rachel Hoffman      Each year more people discover something special about the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s Small Business Saturday. This year Small Business Saturday is November 25th.    First observed in 2010, the shopping event has grown strong. Shops and shoppers are uniting to make the day a huge success. Small business is what American commerce and liberty are about. […]

by · November 7, 2017 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
The Magic of Mahogany

The Magic of Mahogany

By Robert Reed    Centuries ago, mahogany was considered almost magical. Elegant but expensive, it added an entirely new dimension to fine Colonial furniture and furniture made elsewhere.    During what some consider the Age of Mahogany, amid the 18th and 19th centuries, the amazing wood cast its charm in America, as well as England, France, Italy and Spain. It was vital […]

by · November 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article