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Brass Armadillo Offers Historic Iconic WWII Archive in February

Brass Armadillo Offers Historic Iconic WWII Archive in February

By Jon DeStefano Once again Brass Armadillo is offering an historic archive for sale. You may not remember Technical Sergeant George R. “Bob” Caron offhand but no one will ever forget his iconic photo of the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima which ushered in the atomic age. Caron was the tail gunner on the famous bomber Enola Gay on August 6,1945 […]

by · February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The Appraiser’s Diary: The Collecting Instinct    

The Appraiser’s Diary: The Collecting Instinct    

In the depth of the subconscious mind, everyone wants to collect and preserve something. Collecting objects is one of the oldest forms of human activity. A normal child is born with a collecting “instinct.” Every boy’s box of stamps, coins, and toy cars confirms this notion — as does every girl’s jewelry box or shelf of dolls and figurines. You […]

by · February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary, Feature Article
What Is It? February 2016

What Is It? February 2016

February’s What Is It is a Russel Wright ceramic swan nut dish. Several readers guessed that it might be an ashtray. Mary and Russel Wright introduced new designs to everything from furniture to dinnerware. Their whole approach encouraged casual entertaining since the late 1930s. In the 70’s and ‘80s people searched everywhere for Russel Wright’s work as they loved the […]

by · February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Cowboys and Cowgirls – January Is Here!

Cowboys and Cowgirls – January Is Here!

– by Dede Horan January is the month for cowboys and cowgirls, roping and riding, and showing of livestock.  Yep, the much-loved National Western Stock Show is setting up in January.  January is also the month of the much-awaited Denver Postcard & Paper Show.  And if you’re interested in western-themed memorabilia then you’ll want to attend the postcard show. In the early 1900s […]

by · January 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Mary Eastman’s Old Warehouse Antiques, A Sterling Landmark

Mary Eastman’s Old Warehouse Antiques, A Sterling Landmark

By Jon DeStefano   Mary Eastman was a cattle buyer at one time and she liked auctions. About thirty years ago when she could no longer buy cattle she walked into an auction and it was an antique auction. “That was it,”she said, “It bit me.” She tried a number of different things including running a mall but discovered it […]

by · January 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article