• Stoneware Pottery - Antiques with Gary Stover

    Antique malls across America display hundreds of examples of every conceivable shape, size, age, condition, and decoration of American stoneware pottery, and among them are extremely valuable pieces that might go unnoticed, unless you know how value is determined in today's marketplace. There have been several recent sales of cobalt decorated stoneware that have sold for more than $400,000! In the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, Colorado I've found a couple of really special examples that we'll discuss in this week's show. One is a 5 gallon salt glaze crock by Cooper & Power of Maysville, Kentucky (one of their 1/2 gallon pitchers recently sold at auction for more than $17,000), and the other is a great 3 gallon beehive jug from Wheeling, West Virginia. I haven't been able to find ...

    published: 28 Nov 2016
  • Antique and Vintage Lamps in the Mall - Antiques with Gary Stover

    In this week's show I highlight about 20 antique & vintage lamps that are currently for sale in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. We'll look at oil lamps not converted, oil lamps converted to electric, chandeliers, table lamps, floor lamps, lamps made up by creative people, midcentury modern lamps, Tesla lamps--basically any kind of lamp you can think of! Prices range from $42 to $3,995. There's a $53 chandelier that I think is a steal! I believe you'll see that converting lamps from oil to electric is a real art--some of these were artfully done, some maybe not.

    published: 25 Aug 2015
  • Increasing Importance of Provenance - Antiques with Gary Stover

    You find something in a flea market, and you know that it's actually something that's worth a lot of money. What a find! Now all you have to do is sell it. But nobody believes what you've found is valuable because you found it in a flea market. You don't know where it came from before that. It used to be that experts would examine pieces and pronounce on their authenticity on the basis of their experience and knowledge. Now they won't. Too many fakes and forgeries have proliferated, especially in the online auctions, and the old line auctioneers are scared to death for fear of saying something that can't be proven--they don't want to be sued. In this week's show I'll profile 2 prominent Western collectilbes that have recently come out of the woodwork and compare how the experts & the marke...

    published: 25 Jul 2016
  • Creating Shops in an Antique Mall - Antiques with Gary Stover

    I sell in an antique mall that has 600+ dealers, an acre of space, 250+ booths, & 500+ showcases--the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, CO. For this week's show I've selected 7 booths that I think are really shops in their own right. The vendors have created, often with the assistance of mall management, memorable selling spaces that enhance customers' enjoyment of the mall experience and serve to present merchandise in an effective manner. There are many more than 7 booths that do a good job in creating a shop-like environment, but time & my own personal preferences limited me to these 7. Join us on Sunday evening at the usual time for a stroll through the Mall, as we try to pick up some ideas about how we might improve the image of our own shops & mall spaces.

    published: 13 Jul 2015
  • Where Bargain Hunters Search - Antiques with Gary Stover

    We're doing a Bargain Show with a difference. I've picked out 4 dealers that are known by customers as places to go for bargains to highlight some of their merchandise, and discuss their pricing strategies. One's a vintage clothing dealer, one a general merchandise antique dealer who only stocks authentic pieces, one an ephemera dealer, and one an antique furniture refinisher and dealer. Hope you can join us for a look at how these successful dealers bring customers into their booths & showcases. -Gary http://www.iantique.com/videos Shabby Chic with Kaci http://www.iantique.com/videos/7/1842/shabby-chic-antiques-with-gary-stover http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/

    published: 23 Jan 2017
  • Antique Humidors & Cross Collecting Antiques with Gary Stover

    OK, so you're not all that interested in antique humidors, but are you interested in Arts & Crafts metal, or Roycroft, or Handel, or Heintz, or general store collectibles? Humidors make a great category to consider for their cross collectibility, and there happen to be at this time a number of great examples for sale here in the Brass Armadillo, so I decided to devote this coming Sunday's show to examining these Antique Humidors & Cross Collecting. Don't get me wrong--there are still many collectors of antique humidors, for their own sake. I think that the bias against tobacciana is overblown, and if you don't believe me, check out recent sales on ebay. There's an Alfred Dunhill humidor, c. 1908, listed for sale on ebay at $250,000.

    published: 16 Sep 2014
  • Fenton Art Glass - Antiques with Gary Stover

    This show highlights a collectible category in which the price trends are all positive--Fenton Art Glass. Curtis Silbaugh, investor & collector of Fenton, brings a number of his most interesting pieces to the show & discusses quality, rareity, age, marks, and all else about this iconic American glass company that went out of business a couple of years ago after more than a century in the business. In fact, Curtis believes that one reason for the continuing rise in prices for Fenton is the fact that they're no longer producing glass. Curtis also thinks that Fenton is now being appreciated by collectors in the way that Tiffany's has been for years! If he's right, then maybe this is a place to park investment funds! You won't believe the variety of beautiful colors that Fenton produced.

    published: 10 Mar 2015
  • Good, Better, Best 2016 - Antiques with Gary Stover

    Albert Sacks is probably the most famous American antiques dealer ever, and he wrote the Bible on American antique furniture entitled, "Good, Better, and Best." He employed a methodology of comparing pieces describling what makes one piece better than a comp, and what makes the best you can get in any category. I did a show a little over a year ago in which I compared 3 tilt-top tables using his approach. In this week's show I selected about 10 pieces currently for sale in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver to apply this technique to. I looked at stoneware crocks, early American painted furniture, a Western American landscape, 2 great signs, a beautiful walnut dresser, a Louis XVI marble top commode, a William & Mary chest, a turn of the century banquet lamp,and several other piece...

    published: 11 Feb 2016
  • Eastlake Furniture - Antiques with Gary Stover

    Eastlake furniture, normally in walnut, normally with spoon carved designs, was made primarily in the U. S. in the 1870's and 1880's. During our generally depressed market in Victorian furniture over the past 20 years, Eastlake has held up fairly well. The style really owes very little to Charles Eastlake, the British architect & writer, who wrote his influential "Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery, and Other Details" in 1868. American furniture makers used his name to market a style which was particularly American. In this week's show we'll examine several pieces of Eastlake furniture to see how they fit in with the furniture designs of the late Victorian era. The iAntique Classifieds currently show 10 pieces of Eastlake furniture: 6 have recently sold, and 4 are currently ...

    published: 18 Jul 2016
  • Flow Blue Pottery - Antiques with Gary Stover

    Flow Blue pottery remains one of the bright spots for collectors of Victoriana. In this week's show we'll take a look at the history of Flow Blue beginnng in the Regency period in Staffordshire and continuing up through the mid 20th century in America. It was always most prized in the U.S., not in its home country, and sometime in the 1960's collectors began to bid up prices, particularly for the early pieces. We'll look at a few representative examples, both British & American, and analyze qualities & values. It was very surprising to me that so few pieces of true Flow Blue are for sale here at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. If you check out prices being paid on ebay, you can begin to understand why it's so scarce. - Gary

    published: 21 Nov 2016
  • Where Antiques & Art Are Sold - Antiques with Gary Stover

    In this week's show we'll look at how & where antiques & art are sold and how what's done today differs substantially from the way antiques & art were sold 40, 30, 20, 10 years ago. And it's not only the internet that caused these changes. Auction houses have proliferated and expanded their offerings, new selling venues that often use brick & mortar + online have appeared and taken a large chunk of the market, shows have declined dramatically in importance, ... Also I think that different regions of the country have developed differently. Gary http://www.iantique.com/videos http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/

    published: 20 Mar 2017
  • Exceptional Bargains - Antiques with Gary Stover

    I thought I would do a Bargains in the Mall show similar to the ones I do every few months, but when I started looking I found 4 or 5 pieces that I thought were so outstanding that I decided to profile just these pieces instead of the usual 10-12 items I find. Spend a little more time with each of these in the time we have for the program. So, what did I find that's so special? Well, you'll just have to tune in to get the details, but here are some clues: ever hear of the Kookaburra pattern?, what about a bird dog planter?, what about an architect named Paul Letarouilly?, ever try to compare Van Briggle with Grueby or Teco head to head? If any of this sound intriguing to you, tune in. Gary http://www.iantique.com/videos http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/

    published: 27 Mar 2017
  • GARY;S ANTIQUES

    GARY;S ANTIQUES - Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kJsP2EFhCBj

    published: 14 Oct 2016
  • Sterling Silver - Antiques with Gary Stover

    I did a show a few years ago on identification of silver, sterling silver marks, and how to calculate melt down value. That show is in the Videos section. In this week's program I'll discuss some recent acquisitions: a 3 piece tea set by S. Kirk & Son of Baltimore exhibiting their extraordinary repousee work, a kettle on stand with burner by Gorham of Providence, a 113 piece flatware set by Wallace, ice cube tongs also by Kirk, and others. I'll use the flatware set, which is in a matching pattern called Stradivari, to assess the pros & cons of selling it as scrap or as a useable set. Stradivari is a fairly plain pattern, not like the more collectible Grand Baroque, but this is a huge, great matching set, and it would be a shame to see it melted down. Gary http://www.iantique.com/videos/7/...

    published: 16 Jan 2017
  • Valuing Antiques - Antiques with Gary Stover

    Selling art & antiques differs from selling anything else for several reasons, but I think that one of the most distinguishing things about the way we do business is that so many people who sell antiques don't know what they're selling, and consequently are unable to tell potential buyers what they would be buying. If you don't know what you've got, how can you set a legitimate price? Other retailers do know and do tell customers what they're selling--they are required to do that. Think Walmart, Costco, your local Ford dealership, etc. Auction houses take pride in telling us that they are agents for the sellers, and they often take absolutely no responsibilty for properly describing what they sell. Yet they tell us what they think a piece should sell for (their estimates), and they try to ...

    published: 19 Aug 2015
  • Polishing Your Brass - Antiques with Gary Stover

    A how-to-do-it on polishing brass, using a huge antique Russian samovar & a mid-century modern sculpture as examples--that's this week's show on Sunday. The samovar was a yard sale find last week, and it was so totally uncared for that my wife said don't even think about buying it. It's now bright & shining & for sale for $385, and it's a steal at that price! The sculpture was sold to us as bronze by a high end gallery in Los Angeles. They should have watched my show on "Distinguishing Metals." Had they done so, they might have been able to identify the sculptor, as the piece is unsigned! We finish off by polishing our mascot, a brass armadillo. The poor little thing had gone long unattended and had turned a very ugly brown on us. Now he's also bright & shining & a very happy little guy.

    published: 26 Nov 2014
Stoneware Pottery - Antiques with Gary Stover

Stoneware Pottery - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Duration: 28:00
  • Updated: 28 Nov 2016
  • views: 96
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Antique malls across America display hundreds of examples of every conceivable shape, size, age, condition, and decoration of American stoneware pottery, and among them are extremely valuable pieces that might go unnoticed, unless you know how value is determined in today's marketplace. There have been several recent sales of cobalt decorated stoneware that have sold for more than $400,000! In the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, Colorado I've found a couple of really special examples that we'll discuss in this week's show. One is a 5 gallon salt glaze crock by Cooper & Power of Maysville, Kentucky (one of their 1/2 gallon pitchers recently sold at auction for more than $17,000), and the other is a great 3 gallon beehive jug from Wheeling, West Virginia. I haven't been able to find comps by this maker, a Richard Nolan. Both are very reasonably priced to sell. We'll also examine about 12 other pieces of stoneware pottery currently for sale in the Mall, and discuss value on them as well. - Gary
https://wn.com/Stoneware_Pottery_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Antique and Vintage Lamps in the Mall - Antiques with Gary Stover

Antique and Vintage Lamps in the Mall - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Duration: 31:30
  • Updated: 25 Aug 2015
  • views: 1266
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In this week's show I highlight about 20 antique & vintage lamps that are currently for sale in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. We'll look at oil lamps not converted, oil lamps converted to electric, chandeliers, table lamps, floor lamps, lamps made up by creative people, midcentury modern lamps, Tesla lamps--basically any kind of lamp you can think of! Prices range from $42 to $3,995. There's a $53 chandelier that I think is a steal! I believe you'll see that converting lamps from oil to electric is a real art--some of these were artfully done, some maybe not.
https://wn.com/Antique_And_Vintage_Lamps_In_The_Mall_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Increasing Importance of Provenance - Antiques with Gary Stover

Increasing Importance of Provenance - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Duration: 34:04
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2016
  • views: 772
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You find something in a flea market, and you know that it's actually something that's worth a lot of money. What a find! Now all you have to do is sell it. But nobody believes what you've found is valuable because you found it in a flea market. You don't know where it came from before that. It used to be that experts would examine pieces and pronounce on their authenticity on the basis of their experience and knowledge. Now they won't. Too many fakes and forgeries have proliferated, especially in the online auctions, and the old line auctioneers are scared to death for fear of saying something that can't be proven--they don't want to be sued. In this week's show I'll profile 2 prominent Western collectilbes that have recently come out of the woodwork and compare how the experts & the market has treated them. One is the Billy the Kid tintype that is shown in this blog. It sold at auction in 2011 for $2.3 million. The other is a tintype reputedly of Billy the Kid that the experts won't accept as authentic because there is no provenance. National Geographic did a 2 hour show on this second piece last year, and the producer of that show certainly thinks it's real. This new reality of requiring rock solid provenance for antiques and art is something that affects not only Western collectibles, but every other category of antiques as well. So, are the days of searching for sunken treasure over? - Gary
https://wn.com/Increasing_Importance_Of_Provenance_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Creating Shops in an Antique Mall - Antiques with Gary Stover

Creating Shops in an Antique Mall - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Duration: 23:02
  • Updated: 13 Jul 2015
  • views: 2975
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I sell in an antique mall that has 600+ dealers, an acre of space, 250+ booths, & 500+ showcases--the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, CO. For this week's show I've selected 7 booths that I think are really shops in their own right. The vendors have created, often with the assistance of mall management, memorable selling spaces that enhance customers' enjoyment of the mall experience and serve to present merchandise in an effective manner. There are many more than 7 booths that do a good job in creating a shop-like environment, but time & my own personal preferences limited me to these 7. Join us on Sunday evening at the usual time for a stroll through the Mall, as we try to pick up some ideas about how we might improve the image of our own shops & mall spaces.
https://wn.com/Creating_Shops_In_An_Antique_Mall_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Where Bargain Hunters Search - Antiques with Gary Stover

Where Bargain Hunters Search - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Duration: 31:18
  • Updated: 23 Jan 2017
  • views: 258
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We're doing a Bargain Show with a difference. I've picked out 4 dealers that are known by customers as places to go for bargains to highlight some of their merchandise, and discuss their pricing strategies. One's a vintage clothing dealer, one a general merchandise antique dealer who only stocks authentic pieces, one an ephemera dealer, and one an antique furniture refinisher and dealer. Hope you can join us for a look at how these successful dealers bring customers into their booths & showcases. -Gary http://www.iantique.com/videos Shabby Chic with Kaci http://www.iantique.com/videos/7/1842/shabby-chic-antiques-with-gary-stover http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/
https://wn.com/Where_Bargain_Hunters_Search_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Antique Humidors & Cross Collecting   Antiques with Gary Stover

Antique Humidors & Cross Collecting Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Duration: 23:57
  • Updated: 16 Sep 2014
  • views: 823
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OK, so you're not all that interested in antique humidors, but are you interested in Arts & Crafts metal, or Roycroft, or Handel, or Heintz, or general store collectibles? Humidors make a great category to consider for their cross collectibility, and there happen to be at this time a number of great examples for sale here in the Brass Armadillo, so I decided to devote this coming Sunday's show to examining these Antique Humidors & Cross Collecting. Don't get me wrong--there are still many collectors of antique humidors, for their own sake. I think that the bias against tobacciana is overblown, and if you don't believe me, check out recent sales on ebay. There's an Alfred Dunhill humidor, c. 1908, listed for sale on ebay at $250,000.
https://wn.com/Antique_Humidors_Cross_Collecting_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Fenton Art Glass - Antiques with Gary Stover

Fenton Art Glass - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Duration: 38:42
  • Updated: 10 Mar 2015
  • views: 9354
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This show highlights a collectible category in which the price trends are all positive--Fenton Art Glass. Curtis Silbaugh, investor & collector of Fenton, brings a number of his most interesting pieces to the show & discusses quality, rareity, age, marks, and all else about this iconic American glass company that went out of business a couple of years ago after more than a century in the business. In fact, Curtis believes that one reason for the continuing rise in prices for Fenton is the fact that they're no longer producing glass. Curtis also thinks that Fenton is now being appreciated by collectors in the way that Tiffany's has been for years! If he's right, then maybe this is a place to park investment funds! You won't believe the variety of beautiful colors that Fenton produced.
https://wn.com/Fenton_Art_Glass_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Good, Better, Best 2016 - Antiques with Gary Stover

Good, Better, Best 2016 - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Duration: 38:36
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2016
  • views: 619
videos
Albert Sacks is probably the most famous American antiques dealer ever, and he wrote the Bible on American antique furniture entitled, "Good, Better, and Best." He employed a methodology of comparing pieces describling what makes one piece better than a comp, and what makes the best you can get in any category. I did a show a little over a year ago in which I compared 3 tilt-top tables using his approach. In this week's show I selected about 10 pieces currently for sale in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver to apply this technique to. I looked at stoneware crocks, early American painted furniture, a Western American landscape, 2 great signs, a beautiful walnut dresser, a Louis XVI marble top commode, a William & Mary chest, a turn of the century banquet lamp,and several other pieces.
https://wn.com/Good,_Better,_Best_2016_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Eastlake Furniture - Antiques with Gary Stover

Eastlake Furniture - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Duration: 26:45
  • Updated: 18 Jul 2016
  • views: 172
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Eastlake furniture, normally in walnut, normally with spoon carved designs, was made primarily in the U. S. in the 1870's and 1880's. During our generally depressed market in Victorian furniture over the past 20 years, Eastlake has held up fairly well. The style really owes very little to Charles Eastlake, the British architect & writer, who wrote his influential "Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery, and Other Details" in 1868. American furniture makers used his name to market a style which was particularly American. In this week's show we'll examine several pieces of Eastlake furniture to see how they fit in with the furniture designs of the late Victorian era. The iAntique Classifieds currently show 10 pieces of Eastlake furniture: 6 have recently sold, and 4 are currently for sale. The style sells very well in Denver, Colorado, where I am. One reason, I think, for that is that Denver still has many houses built in the 1870's-'80's. Some are in the Queen Anne style, which is particularly well suited for Eastlake furniture. - Gary
https://wn.com/Eastlake_Furniture_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Flow Blue Pottery - Antiques with Gary Stover

Flow Blue Pottery - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Duration: 26:49
  • Updated: 21 Nov 2016
  • views: 399
videos
Flow Blue pottery remains one of the bright spots for collectors of Victoriana. In this week's show we'll take a look at the history of Flow Blue beginnng in the Regency period in Staffordshire and continuing up through the mid 20th century in America. It was always most prized in the U.S., not in its home country, and sometime in the 1960's collectors began to bid up prices, particularly for the early pieces. We'll look at a few representative examples, both British & American, and analyze qualities & values. It was very surprising to me that so few pieces of true Flow Blue are for sale here at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. If you check out prices being paid on ebay, you can begin to understand why it's so scarce. - Gary
https://wn.com/Flow_Blue_Pottery_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Where Antiques & Art Are Sold - Antiques with Gary Stover

Where Antiques & Art Are Sold - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Duration: 30:03
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2017
  • views: 226
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In this week's show we'll look at how & where antiques & art are sold and how what's done today differs substantially from the way antiques & art were sold 40, 30, 20, 10 years ago. And it's not only the internet that caused these changes. Auction houses have proliferated and expanded their offerings, new selling venues that often use brick & mortar + online have appeared and taken a large chunk of the market, shows have declined dramatically in importance, ... Also I think that different regions of the country have developed differently. Gary http://www.iantique.com/videos http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/
https://wn.com/Where_Antiques_Art_Are_Sold_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Exceptional Bargains - Antiques with Gary Stover

Exceptional Bargains - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Duration: 28:18
  • Updated: 27 Mar 2017
  • views: 605
videos
I thought I would do a Bargains in the Mall show similar to the ones I do every few months, but when I started looking I found 4 or 5 pieces that I thought were so outstanding that I decided to profile just these pieces instead of the usual 10-12 items I find. Spend a little more time with each of these in the time we have for the program. So, what did I find that's so special? Well, you'll just have to tune in to get the details, but here are some clues: ever hear of the Kookaburra pattern?, what about a bird dog planter?, what about an architect named Paul Letarouilly?, ever try to compare Van Briggle with Grueby or Teco head to head? If any of this sound intriguing to you, tune in. Gary http://www.iantique.com/videos http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/
https://wn.com/Exceptional_Bargains_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
GARY;S ANTIQUES

GARY;S ANTIQUES

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  • Duration: 0:03
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2016
  • views: 4
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GARY;S ANTIQUES - Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kJsP2EFhCBj
https://wn.com/Gary_S_Antiques
Sterling Silver - Antiques with Gary Stover

Sterling Silver - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Duration: 30:34
  • Updated: 16 Jan 2017
  • views: 722
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I did a show a few years ago on identification of silver, sterling silver marks, and how to calculate melt down value. That show is in the Videos section. In this week's program I'll discuss some recent acquisitions: a 3 piece tea set by S. Kirk & Son of Baltimore exhibiting their extraordinary repousee work, a kettle on stand with burner by Gorham of Providence, a 113 piece flatware set by Wallace, ice cube tongs also by Kirk, and others. I'll use the flatware set, which is in a matching pattern called Stradivari, to assess the pros & cons of selling it as scrap or as a useable set. Stradivari is a fairly plain pattern, not like the more collectible Grand Baroque, but this is a huge, great matching set, and it would be a shame to see it melted down. Gary http://www.iantique.com/videos/7/1464/tiffany-sterling-silver http://www.iantique.com/videos/7/1256/antique-sterling-silver-flatware http://www.iantique.com/videos
https://wn.com/Sterling_Silver_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Valuing Antiques - Antiques with Gary Stover

Valuing Antiques - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Duration: 33:07
  • Updated: 19 Aug 2015
  • views: 932
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Selling art & antiques differs from selling anything else for several reasons, but I think that one of the most distinguishing things about the way we do business is that so many people who sell antiques don't know what they're selling, and consequently are unable to tell potential buyers what they would be buying. If you don't know what you've got, how can you set a legitimate price? Other retailers do know and do tell customers what they're selling--they are required to do that. Think Walmart, Costco, your local Ford dealership, etc. Auction houses take pride in telling us that they are agents for the sellers, and they often take absolutely no responsibilty for properly describing what they sell. Yet they tell us what they think a piece should sell for (their estimates), and they try to talk the audience into buying by describing how great something is! Yet they don't stand behind what they say--they often don't guarantee or warranty anything. When auctions used to be primarily attended by professional dealers, maybe not much harm was done. Let the buyer beware works for dealers. But does it work when auctioneers aggressively market to retail buyers? In this week's show we'll examine how relying on auction results for establishing appraisal values is not only risky, but it often leads many participants to false conclusions. And we'll try to show how you can use these discontinuities in pricing to benefit your business.
https://wn.com/Valuing_Antiques_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Polishing Your Brass - Antiques with Gary Stover

Polishing Your Brass - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Duration: 28:21
  • Updated: 26 Nov 2014
  • views: 58646
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A how-to-do-it on polishing brass, using a huge antique Russian samovar & a mid-century modern sculpture as examples--that's this week's show on Sunday. The samovar was a yard sale find last week, and it was so totally uncared for that my wife said don't even think about buying it. It's now bright & shining & for sale for $385, and it's a steal at that price! The sculpture was sold to us as bronze by a high end gallery in Los Angeles. They should have watched my show on "Distinguishing Metals." Had they done so, they might have been able to identify the sculptor, as the piece is unsigned! We finish off by polishing our mascot, a brass armadillo. The poor little thing had gone long unattended and had turned a very ugly brown on us. Now he's also bright & shining & a very happy little guy.
https://wn.com/Polishing_Your_Brass_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
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