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The Allure of Antique Jewelry      

The Allure of Antique Jewelry      

One of my favorite ways to ring in a new year is by sporting a ‘new to me’ piece of jewelry that I can wear in the coming year. The allure of antique jewelry is a mysterious one. Is it the story the piece carries or the fact that this piece of jewelry has survived decades, or even centuries? That […]

by · January 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
What Is It? January 2016

What Is It? January 2016

We had two correct answers for our January’s What Is It. Jean Roller of Boulder, Colorado suggests that it is probably a flag standard for a fraternal group called the “Owls.” This group was formed about 1904 and only Master Masons could join. Jean is right that it belongs to a fraternal organization. This item is a staff carried by […]

by · January 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article, What Is It?
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?