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McGuffey, Schoolmaster of America

McGuffey, Schoolmaster of America

By Henry J. Pratt      More than 180 years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio, the publishing firm of Truman and Winthrop B. Smith signed a textbook contract with William Holmes McGuffey, a dour disciplinarian and relatively unknown homespun philosophy professor. The contract obligated McGuffey to prepare six school books—a primer, a speller and four readers.      When the now-famous contract was […]

by · September 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? September 2017

What Is It? September 2017

This month’s What Is It is provided by Nancy Johnson. Her show “Vintage at the Hangar” is September 15-17 at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver. (See ad on front page.) A correct answer can provide you free admission to a future show. Send your answers to the What Is It contest, postmarked by September […]

by · September 5, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article, What Is It?
Labor Day Collectibles Gaining Recognition

Labor Day Collectibles Gaining Recognition

By Robert Reed      Then hail to labor! everywhere, Honor to those who do their share. Labor Day poem by Clara Denton, 1928 Long unnoticed, the collectibles of the Labor Day holiday are gradually gaining in recognition. After all it is an event that has been celebrated nationally since the latter part of the 19th century.      Some true treasures […]

by · August 3, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Heirlooms Antique Mall Celebrates Two Years With Month-Long Sale

Heirlooms Antique Mall Celebrates Two Years With Month-Long Sale

   Congratulations to Heirlooms Antique Mall. They are celebrating two years under new ownership. It is frightening to start a new venture. The love the owner has for the Mall and all the dealers who believed in him deserve accolades for their accomplishments.      The Mall is located at 1947 S. Havana in Aurora. Scott Davenport, the new owner, is […]

by · August 3, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Appraiser’s Diary: Art Deco Furniture; A Quick Study

Appraiser’s Diary: Art Deco Furniture; A Quick Study

By Rachel Hoffman As progress and industrialization took over the world, Art Noveau fell out of favor. The world was become more fast paced and dangerous, and the things that inhabited the world did, too. Art Deco, short for Arts Dècoratifs, began to emerge along with other styles of modern art after about 1914. The Art Deco movement really began […]

by · August 3, 2017 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary, Feature Article