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Homestead Antique Mall Leads Holiday Shopping with Small Business Saturday

Homestead Antique Mall Leads Holiday Shopping with Small Business Saturday

 Nestled in the Fair lanes Shopping Center at 64th and Wadsworth is Homestead Antique Mall. Since Homestead’s opening in February 2013 it has been voted the “Best Antique Store in Arvada” for two years running. With over 12,000 square feet, and 76 great dealers Homestead is large enough to have the variety of merchandise we all seek but it is […]

by · November 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Appraiser’s Diary: I Love and Approve of Myself

Appraiser’s Diary: I Love and Approve of Myself

As a person that makes part of her living while living on the internet, it seems like lately there has been a lot of negativity surrounding current events. It is easy to get swept up in it and involved or just turn it all off. I find the best way for me to cope with pretty much anything going on, […]

by · November 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
What Is It? December 2015

What Is It? December 2015

We had several correct guesses for our December’s What Is It.  Carolyn Kundel, Roland, Iowa; Fred Clark, Jr., Colorado Springs, Colorado; Nancy Richards, Littleton, Colorado; Jeannie Reynolds, Nederland, Colorado and Suzanne Capra, Wheat Ridge, Colorado all correctly identified the object pictured as a fluting machine. Congratulations! You have all won a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector. The American Machine […]

by · November 25, 2015 · 0 comments · What Is It?
The Paper Memories of Thanksgiving

The Paper Memories of Thanksgiving

By Robert Reed The grand holiday of Thanksgiving has been celebrated in many ways over the decades, and a surprising amount of it remains in memories of paper. Trade cards, holiday postcards, magazine covers, menus, and colorful decorations have all faithfully carried the enduring Thanksgiving theme nationwide. Historians have long noted that President George Washington delivered an address proclaiming the […]

by · November 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The Appraiser’s Diary: START NOW!

The Appraiser’s Diary: START NOW!

Passionate collectors of all kinds have taught me some vital lessons about success and motivation that I would like to share with you, especially from my doll collectors. They get their minds fixed on something and then they GO FOR IT. They figure out any way to make it happen. They might call the doll shop 15 times and finagle […]

by · November 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary