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Antique Detective: Collectors Discovering Old and New Woodenware

Antique Detective: Collectors Discovering Old and New Woodenware

By Anne Gilbert Whether you call it treen or woodenware, turned wood objects have come a long way from their functional, humble beginnings. Over the centuries they have evolved into a variety of decorative forms. Many are now displayed in museum collections. Before Americans set their tables with pottery, porcelain and pewter, there were plates, bowls and mugs made from […]

by · October 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Antique Detective
What Is It? October 2016

What Is It? October 2016

We had several correct guesses for our October’s What Is It. Walter McKinstry, Jr. of Julesburg, Colorado captures the description. He writes, “Many hat pins from the Victorian period up to 1920s, 1930s have long steel points that went through large hats and piled up hair on ladies of style. Some used as defensive weapons. Smaller pins for pill box […]

by · October 3, 2016 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Don’t Miss Pumpkin Pie Days October 8 & 9

Don’t Miss Pumpkin Pie Days October 8 & 9

During the summer of 1969, the nation marveled as man first set foot on the moon, young people from across the nation gathered in Woodstock to celebrate the Age of Aquarius, and young mothers introduced their children to a new TV show called Sesame Street. Here in Longmont, the members of the St. Vrain Historical Society were facing the huge […]

by · September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The Appraiser’s Diary: Visit Colorado Springs

The Appraiser’s Diary: Visit Colorado Springs

By Rachel Hoffman Colorado is the state that has been calling you to discover its riches. Colorado has so many places of natural beauty and historic interest it seems unfair to name a single city in it to visit. Denver is an incredible destination. It is famous for its beautiful weather and fresh air. You can see lofty mountain peaks […]

by · September 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
Scandinavian Antiques: Anatomy of a European Shipment

Scandinavian Antiques: Anatomy of a European Shipment

By Jon DeStefano Henrik Follin began a business journey some thirty years ago when he was just 19 years old and it has led him to America and to developing one of the finest antique furniture businesses in the country, Scandinavian Antiques. Henrik is a very good businessman. He explains, “95% of what we have here is brought in from […]

by · September 7, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article