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Book and Ephemera Collecting

Book and Ephemera Collecting

By Linda Lebsack     Book collecting can be as fun and flexible as the collector wants. Polar bears, Stickley furniture, ranching, South America, 19th century cookbooks, etc. For many standard or even wacky categories there are reference books useful to provide information about your subject. Fans of western outlaws refer to Ramon Adams’ Six-Guns and Saddle Leather describing almost 2500 books […]

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Do Not Miss the Antique Row Block Party!

Do Not Miss the Antique Row Block Party!

By Rachel Hoffman    One of my favorite events of the summer is the annual Antique Row Block Party. This year the event is slated for Saturday, August 12th from 10AM-5PM. It is a chance to get out and explore some of Denver’s unique shopping and dining opportunities.    My mothership is Turn of the Century Antiques which is located on 1475 […]

History: Sitting Bull — and they called him ‘Slow’

History: Sitting Bull — and they called him ‘Slow’

By Mel Tharp    He was born in what is now South Dakota. As a boy he was known as Hunkensi, which means slow. After showing great bravery in a battle against the Crow Indians, however, he received the name Sitting Bull. His father chose to call him by that name.    Historians believe Sitting Bull was born around 1834, although there […]

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Hand-painted China Once a Popular Hobby

Hand-painted China Once a Popular Hobby

By Anne Gilbert    If you are lucky you had a great grandmother whose favorite pastime was painting china. It was considered an accomplishment for young ladies in mid-Victorian England and Europe. After the Civil War it became popular in America. Prices vary these days, depending on if they are signed, and quality and uniqueness of the item. Gold trim adds […]

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What Is It? July 2017

What Is It? July 2017

July’s What Is It picture snuff boxes. Smoking related memorabilia is a popular theme to many collectors, Some of the earliest pieces come from the time of Washington and many wonderful examples come in the 1820-1870 range. Several of our readers were able to identify the What Is It. Congratulations to Christine Green of Westminster, Colorado; Dede Horan of Englewood, […]

by · July 6, 2017 · 0 comments · What Is It?