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What Is It? April 2016

What Is It? April 2016

We had many correct guesses to our What Is It for April. The official description is that it is a bronze hemming bird. It is probably 19th Century English. It clamps to a table. The beak opens to grip cloth—and free a hand—when the tail is pinched; delicate fabrics are pinned to the cushion at the top. Denny Dahl of […]

by · April 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article, What Is It?
An Irish-American Tradition Early 20th Century St. Patrick’s Day Postcards

An Irish-American Tradition Early 20th Century St. Patrick’s Day Postcards

By Roy Nuhn Legend has it that many an Irishman, upon departing his native village to go to America, would pause for a second and tuck a bit of turf into his slender luggage. Thus, though in time he became an American citizen, a piece of his beloved Emerald Isle would always be near his heart. This love for both […]

by · March 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Colorado Antique Gallery Celebrates 24 Glorious Years

Colorado Antique Gallery Celebrates 24 Glorious Years

                  For 24 years, antique enthusiasts have been flocking to 5501 South Broadway to peruse the “Miles of Aisles” at the Colorado Antique Gallery.  This March, they are celebrating their 24th Anniversary with a month long super sale. Many of their 285 vendors are offering up to 50% off.  The Annual Anniversary […]

by · March 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? March 2016

What Is It? March 2016

It is so interesting to know that so many readers know what these items are.      Yes, they are ocarinas. These pictured include a bass (top), a tenor (right), a red alto and a soprano. The rare bass, probably Russian-made, is valuable.      Ceramic ocarinas have been around more than 12,000 years. Ancient examples have been cited —small whistles shaped […]

by · March 2, 2016 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Keeping Cupid Busy

Keeping Cupid Busy

By Michael Remas The Holiday of Love, that ancient custom that keeps Cupid busy linking the world’s lovers, is upon us again — Valentine’s Day. Men buy greeting cards, flowers and chocolates for their sweethearts, the gals select ties for their fellows, and kids send valentines to their “secret pals,” favorite teachers and parents in a custom that will find […]

by · February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article