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What Is It? March 2019

What Is It? March 2019

   We had three correct answers for our March What Is It. This device with its different blades was used for bloodletting. Loene McIntyre of Fort Collins, Colorado; Judy Hess of Greeley, Colorado; and Jerome McLaren of Conifer, Colorado all correctly identified the objects. As Jerome pointed out, “This looks like an oriental 3 blade bleeder and its holder plus the […]

by · March 12, 2019 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Bucket Brigade Collectibles

Bucket Brigade Collectibles

By Anne Gilbert    America’s firemen have a long and exciting history that dates before the American Revolution when they were volunteers. It wasn’t until after the steam engine came into use in 1852 that fire fighters became paid professionals. Fortunately for historians and collectors many of their early artifacts have survived. Surprisingly, when they make a rare auction appearance prices […]

by · February 11, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Homestead Antique Mall Continues to Flourish

Homestead Antique Mall Continues to Flourish

By Kim Ramer    Wow! Homestead Antique Mall has been open for 6 years! When we opened we had no idea that we would be voted best antique mall in Arvada year after year. We feel so blessed.    If you ask the owners Andy and Leanne they will tell you that they attribute their success to all the great customers, dealers […]

by · February 11, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Rare Ships Figureheads Set Sail

Rare Ships Figureheads Set Sail

By Rosemary McKittrick    And there’s many a story that could be told    Of the fine figureheads that were chiseled of old    On the dreary sands they crumble today    From Terra del Fuego to Baffins Bay.          –19th century naval officer    The golden-haired figurehead in her white and green gown seems confident and casual about her ability to calm Neptune. Battling the […]

by · February 11, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Beating the Blahs

Beating the Blahs

By Sandy Dale    The Christmas tree’s gone, the decorations put away, the last of the holiday candy and frozen leftovers consumed. The sky is smoky gray and it’s snowing bloody hell. What now? Ah, time for a trip to the Bahamas, right? I’m sure that would beat the winter blahs, but I’m not quite in the percent of folks that […]

by · February 11, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article