Appraiser’s Diary

Betty Boop Captured the Jazz Age

Betty Boop Captured the Jazz Age

By Rachel Hoffman   Betty Boop is one of the most popular and beloved fictional characters in the world. She is a caricature of a young woman of the 1920’s Jazz Age, known as a “flapper.” Betty Boop’s large head and black curly hair give her a striking appearance because her head is set upon a cute curvy body.   […]

by · May 3, 2017 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
From Flea Markets to Antique Shops

From Flea Markets to Antique Shops

By Rachel Hoffman In cities and towns all across the country amazing sales are happening bringing people together to shop for antiques and vintage items and to socialize. While shopping on the Internet is convenient, there is no substitute for the pleasure and experience you’ll gain frequenting antique shops and flea markets. You can enjoy meeting people from various walks […]

by · April 1, 2017 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
The Appraiser’s Diary: The Old Poodle and the Old Painting

The Appraiser’s Diary: The Old Poodle and the Old Painting

Guest Article by Eron Johnson I have been in the antique business since I was a teenager. I have discovered that you find yourself attracted to many old things that may not seem of interest but some things just call out for a second look. I have discovered many rare and valuable pieces by stopping to see the detail, look […]

by · February 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary, Feature Article
The New Year Gives Antiques Special Meaning

The New Year Gives Antiques Special Meaning

By Rachel Hoffman   January 1st is a holiday in many countries and waiting up on December 31 to welcome in the New Year at midnight is a great tradition. Around the world, in each time zone, exciting happenings are taking place with joyous celebrations with fireworks in the air.   World-famous landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower in France, […]

by · January 9, 2017 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
The Appraiser’s Diary: Toothless Murray

The Appraiser’s Diary: Toothless Murray

During the last week of November, I found myself near the Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden, Colorado. I had no plans to see any dogs up for adoption that day but decided to walk through. It was very nostalgic for me. As a child, I remember going to the local shelter to adopt several dogs throughout my childhood that turned […]

by · December 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary