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Colorado Pickers Investment Grade Antiques Florence Antiques Shares a Find

Colorado Pickers Investment Grade Antiques Florence Antiques Shares a Find

Last month we introduced this column to share with our readers some of the finds that different antique dealers and collectors have been so excited to discover. Larry Nelson, owner of Florence Antiques in Florence, Colorado recently found a Chinese Sedan Chair. It is circa 1833. It is meant for a Chinese Wedding. Donors are listed in calligraphy on the […]

by · February 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? February 2017

What Is It? February 2017

These are ancient Roman keys. They were generally crafted from bronze or brass and were often designed to be worn as finger rings as these were. Locks and keys are often caked with dust and dirt when you find them. Do not do more than a rudimentary cleaning since they are worth more if they retain their antique patina. A […]

by · February 4, 2017 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Remembering the American Revolution

Remembering the American Revolution

Remembering the American Revolution, 1776-1890, a recent exhibit at the DAR Museum in Washington, D.C. explored how citizens of the new United States maintained a connection to the Revolution by saving and creating objects.   How do you create a collective memory?   The new nations’ first three generations of citizens shaped our memories of the American Revolution. People saved […]

by · January 9, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Colorado Pickers: Finding Investment Grade Antiques

Colorado Pickers: Finding Investment Grade Antiques

By Jon DeStefano   Finding investment grade antiques is not as rare as some people think. Consider how often we experience the event on current antique television shows like Antique Roadshow or American Pickers programs or even going to great antique and collectible shows like Colorado’s World Wide Antique show where dealers are not just selling antiques but buying them, […]

by · January 9, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The New Year Gives Antiques Special Meaning

The New Year Gives Antiques Special Meaning

By Rachel Hoffman   January 1st is a holiday in many countries and waiting up on December 31 to welcome in the New Year at midnight is a great tradition. Around the world, in each time zone, exciting happenings are taking place with joyous celebrations with fireworks in the air.   World-famous landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower in France, […]

by · January 9, 2017 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary