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Brass Armadillo Offers Historic Iconic WWII Archive in February

Brass Armadillo Offers Historic Iconic WWII Archive in February

By Jon DeStefano Once again Brass Armadillo is offering an historic archive for sale. You may not remember Technical Sergeant George R. “Bob” Caron offhand but no one will ever forget his iconic photo of the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima which ushered in the atomic age. Caron was the tail gunner on the famous bomber Enola Gay on August 6,1945 […]

by · February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The Appraiser’s Diary: The Collecting Instinct    

The Appraiser’s Diary: The Collecting Instinct    

In the depth of the subconscious mind, everyone wants to collect and preserve something. Collecting objects is one of the oldest forms of human activity. A normal child is born with a collecting “instinct.” Every boy’s box of stamps, coins, and toy cars confirms this notion — as does every girl’s jewelry box or shelf of dolls and figurines. You […]

by · February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary, Feature Article
Cowboys and Cowgirls – January Is Here!

Cowboys and Cowgirls – January Is Here!

– by Dede Horan January is the month for cowboys and cowgirls, roping and riding, and showing of livestock.  Yep, the much-loved National Western Stock Show is setting up in January.  January is also the month of the much-awaited Denver Postcard & Paper Show.  And if you’re interested in western-themed memorabilia then you’ll want to attend the postcard show. In the early 1900s […]

by · January 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Mary Eastman’s Old Warehouse Antiques, A Sterling Landmark

Mary Eastman’s Old Warehouse Antiques, A Sterling Landmark

By Jon DeStefano   Mary Eastman was a cattle buyer at one time and she liked auctions. About thirty years ago when she could no longer buy cattle she walked into an auction and it was an antique auction. “That was it,”she said, “It bit me.” She tried a number of different things including running a mall but discovered it […]

by · January 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Pickup rebuild wins Conifer parade, pays tribute to McNabb

Pickup rebuild wins Conifer parade, pays tribute to McNabb

By Arlene Shovald, Special to The Mail An old pickup tow truck honoring a fallen Salida warrior recently had the honor of pulling the Best of Parade float in the Conifer Christmas parade. The story began when Mark and Sandy Fisher of Conifer were driving past the home of Steve and Georgia McNabb in Salida and spotted an old 1955 […]

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