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Baseball Cards of the 1950s: A Kid’s View Looking Back

Baseball Cards of the 1950s: A Kid’s View Looking Back

By Tom Cotter   While I am not sure what got us started, about 1955 we began collecting baseball cards (my brother was eight, I was five).  I suspect it was reasonably inexpensive and we were certainly in love with baseball.  We lived in Wichita, Kansas, which in the 1950s had minor league teams (Milwaukee Braves AAA affiliate 1956-1958), although I don’t […]

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Cowboy Memorabilia With Premium Value

Cowboy Memorabilia With Premium Value

By Barry Krause   Age, workmanship and provenance (ownership history) give added value to American cowboy collectibles. If it’s old, beautifully crafted by hand of the best materials, or can be traced as owned and used by famous cowboys, the price escalates.   When all cowboys still rode horses to get around on their jobs, the saddle was their most […]

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Antique Detective Collectible Hook Rugs Can Be Costly

Antique Detective Collectible Hook Rugs Can Be Costly

By Anne Gilbert I know you love your dog or cat, but could they be sleeping on a hooked rug worth several hundred dollars? Is such a rug where you wipe your feet when you come in the front door? These days, even with repairs, an antique pictorial hooked rug can fetch several thousand dollars at auction; more from a […]

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Florence — Quaint, Charming

By Sandy Dale What makes a dusty old southeast Colorado town into the quaint, charming Antique Mecca that it is?  It didn’t happen overnight.  When oil and coal were discovered in Fremont county, the mining industry flourished. Miners flocked here as well as those hoping to make a better life than they’d had “back east.” They didn’t just throw up shacks to […]

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Around Town

Florence has much news to share: A Military Art Show in Florence The Florence Merchants Association is sponsoring the First Annual Armed Forces Art Show in May. It is open to all active duty, Veteran, and retired military personnel in the state of Colorado. They are excited to have this opportunity to show our appreciation to our military men and […]

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