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The Appraiser’s Diary – Day at the Museum

The Appraiser’s Diary – Day at the Museum

By Rachel Hoffman Several times a year, I donate my time and expertise to local museums as part of an “Antiques Roadshow” type of event for fundraisers. Recently, I did one for the Aurora History Museum. One of my favorite appointments was a sweet elder man named Carl. He was my second of the day. He gently came up to my table and sat […]

by · April 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? April 2015

What Is It? April 2015

We had several correct guesses to our April’s What Is It. The medal pictured is the Victoria Cross. It is a British decoration awarded for conspicuous bravery and begun by Queen Victoria in 1856. (Photo courtesy of the British Royal Mint.) What makes this “military medal” so valuable? To answer that question, we must look at the story behind the […]

by · April 5, 2015 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Colorado Antique Gallery Turns 23

Colorado Antique Gallery Turns 23

The Colorado Antique Gallery is turning 23, and to celebrate they are having a giant, month long sale starting Friday, February 27th, until Sunday, March 31st.  Their 285 dealers have been restocking since the holidays…scouring the four corners of the earth to find unique treasures…and now their dealers are ready to move merchandise!  During this storewide sale, most booths are […]

by · March 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Historic Antique Row’s Restaurants

Historic Antique Row’s Restaurants

By Jon DeStefano The next time you visit Denver’s Historic Antique Row, 1100’s through 1800′ South Broadway, be sure to dive into their wide variety of restaurants and eateries. They offer great food and great shopping. The following is a brief summary of what is there. Maria Empanada Restaurant 1298 S. Broadway 303-934-2221 Homemade everything. Baked from scratch deliciousness is […]

by · March 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? March 2015

What Is It? March 2015

We had several correct guesses for our March What Is It. Jack Chang, M.D. of Englewood, Colorado; Patty Echelmeyer of Denver, Colorado; Dottie Unruh of Lakewood, Colorado; Ronald Moreschini, D.D.S. of Pueblo, Colorado and Fred Clark of Colorado Springs, Colorado all correctly identified the object as a Japanese netsuke. Here is the story of this netsuke. It is carved by […]

by · March 4, 2015 · 0 comments · What Is It?