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What Is It? October 2015

What Is It? October 2015

We had two correct answers for our October What Is It. Judy Hess of Greeley, Colorado and Jerome McLaren of Conifer, Colorado both identified the item as a foot warmer. This particular foot warmer is from the 1890s. It is lined with raccoon fur. It served a dual purpose: closed, it kept a lady’s feet toasty, when the tooled Moroccan-leather […]

by · October 7, 2015 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Sonachi Navajo Weaving Company presents a Combined Estates Sale

Sonachi Navajo Weaving Company presents a Combined Estates Sale

Combined Estates Sale at the Sheraton Denver West, 360 Union in Lakewood will be October 3rd and 4th from 9 to 5 in the Red Rocks Room. This sale is sponsored by Sonachi Inc. and includes Native American jewelry, pottery and beadwork. Of special mention is Navajo weaving from the 19th through the 21st century in all sizes and styles. […]

by · September 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Rustic Relics, a Most Unique Rock and Antique Shop

Rustic Relics, a Most Unique Rock and Antique Shop

By Jon DeStefano Every geologist has the first mineral they fall in love with. Linda Barton Cronoble was in her mid twenties visiting the Northern peninsula of Michigan when she found her first Katiki stone, which was an ancient fossil coral. It really captured her imagination. She was raised a fundamentalist Christian and her belief taught her that the world […]

by · September 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The Appraiser’s Diary: Handwritten Letters

The Appraiser’s Diary: Handwritten Letters

By Rachel Hoffman Last month, I received a hand written letter from Fred. He wrote to me to say that he appreciates my articles every month and looks forward to them and that he is a longtime friend of my mother from back in the days of doing shows at the Denver Merchandise Mart. How neat it was to open […]

by · September 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary, Feature Article
What Is It? September 2015

What Is It? September 2015

We had one correct answer for our September’s What Is It. Carol Vilkaitis of Loveland, Colorado identified the object this way: “What a nice surprise when I saw the Sept.’s What Is It in your recent issue. I actually have one of these Spanish Galleon wall pockets hanging on my wall. I always admired it when it was hanging in […]

by · September 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article, What Is It?