• 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
  • 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
  • Have Prices for Antiques Really Declined 80%? - Antiques with Gary Stover

    On the Vintage Antiques Roadshow program that aired this week one of the appraisals taken from an Antiques Roadshow event in Albuquerque in 2002 was for the pearwood tea caddy, c.1810, that is shown with this blog. In 2002 it was appraised for $7,000-8,000. They now appraise it in 2017 for $1,200-1,800, a decline in value of 80%. But is that real?? We'll explore the issues this raises in this week's show. Hint: it's not an apples to apples comparison even though it's the same tea caddy! I'll take a few examples of pieces in other categories to do the same sort of comparison with. The problem with this kind of sensationalism is that people who don't follow the market for antiques closely might think that prices across the board (or even if they think it's just for tea caddies) are declining...

    published: 26 Jun 2017
  • Prices for 19th Century Porcelain What Happened? - Antiques with Gary Stover

    If you've watched pricing for Victoriana over the last few years (or is it decades?), then you probably have the same opinion I have about it--it's been a one-way street down. In this week's show, I've taken porcelain as an example, to try to see if that perception is correct in that category. So, I'll look at some late 19th century German, English, Chinese, American, and Danish pieces, and while the general proposition does seem to hold true--prices have gone down, I think I've found a few exceptions. Let me know whether you agree with my take on why some values for 19th century porcelain have bucked the trend.

    published: 01 Jul 2015
  • Antique Boxes Good, Better, and Best - Antiques with Gary Stover

    everal weeks ago we did a show on antique tilt-top tripod tables, and analyzed them according to the approach of Albert Sack, one of the foremost names in the antiques world in the 20th century. His book, "Fine Points of American Furniture: Good, Better, and Best" is a classic known to all serious antique dealers. I've tried the same approach in this week's program on Antique Boxes. We've got 4 pieces to consider: 2 tea caddies, a dressing box, and a bank box. All are English, 1 is 18th century while the other 3 are 19th century; and each has a different primary wood: rosewood, mahogany, walnut, and yew. They're similar, but they're different, so I hope they'll provide good examples to compare against each other.

    published: 09 Dec 2014
  • 2016 Repurposing Contest - Antiques with Gary Stover

    February is Design Month at the Brass Armadillo Antique Malls, so to kick off our annual repurposing competition among the dealers, I've selected 12 pieces that are repurposed and that are for sale before the competition even begins. There are always many items already repurposed or primed for repurposing at any time of the year, and these are just a few at present. The competition does, however, bring out some great creative ideas (last year the winner was an incredible house for a cat made out of a 1950's tv). So, during the month I'll be highlighting some of the entries. Check out the iAntique Classifieds for some ideas: search "repurposed." The photo accompanying this blog is a Casket Wine Rack offered for sale at the Brass Armadillo in Des Moines.

    published: 01 Feb 2016
  • Current State of Antique Market 2016 (Part 1) - Antiques with Gary Stover

    On Monday the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq Composite, and the S&P 500 all hit all-time highs. There is less than 5% unemployment. Inflation is less than 2%. Interest rates have been historically low for 9 years. Gas is cheap. So what is everybody, not only many antique dealers, complaining about?? Maybe people just always complain, no matter what. Certainly no politician is going to come out & say that if you're not doing well it's your own fault! You've got to blame somebody else, right? So, for years I've been making the case that prices for antiques are rising & that they continue to rise. It's just that the game is now played differently. So in this week's show and continuing next week in Part II I'll be looking at current prices in many categories & comparing them to price...

    published: 22 Aug 2016
  • 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
  • Living in Luxury ft Gary Rubinstein Antiques

    published: 06 Feb 2013
  • 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
  • Membership in iAntique - Antiques with Gary Stover

    Many who watch our programs on antiques on youtube don't know that this content originates on www.iAntique.com. Members can view the programs "live," ie when first shown + there are many other features of our website that are of interest to antique buffs & collectors. We have a Q & A section, blogs, video archive for all our programs over the past 7+ years, and a Classified Ads section in which members can list items for sale (no listing fees or commissions). Members and non-members can buy the items, and there's preferred placement in the search engines for listings. All of this and more is absolutely free!! Just go to the website and sign up. Check it out at www.iantique.com

    published: 10 Oct 2017
  • Has The Market for Postcards Tanked? - Antiques with Gary Stover

    5 years ago my guest on the show was Carl Weber, who is the most knowledgeable dealer in ephemera that I have ever met. We discussed his postcard collection, and I commented that I thought that a person who devoted himself or herself to dealing exclusively in postcards could earn $35-40,000/year. Specifically, I said that if you paid about $.30-35 per card on average buying pre-chrome cards in bulk, and then sold the cards individually on ebay, so could make that sum after paying all acquistion & selling costs. A couple of weeks ago Carl told me that the market for postcards had collapsed. It's news to me. But if that what Carl thinks, it's certainly worth my time to try to find out if it's true. So, that's what I'm going to do over the next few weeks--devote a lot of my time to selling th...

    published: 31 Oct 2016
  • 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
  • Tilt Top Tables - Good, Better, and Best - Antiques with Gary Stover

    For this week's show I'll be discussing 3 tilt top tripod tables from the early 19th century, trying to compare their attibutes & deficiencies, using the bible in our industry, Albert Sack's "Fine Points of American Furniture: Good, Better, and Best" as my guide. Before Mr. Sack turns over in his grave, let me just say that I do understand that my analysis will not rise to anything close to his level. The program is basically a tribute to his impact on antique dealers in now several generations. I do think that it can be informative to make these kinds of comparisons, though, even if we don't have Superior or Masterpiece examples. In this show all 3 tables are valued at less than $1,000 each, but they do allow me to touch on the various elements that add and detract from value in this cate...

    published: 17 Nov 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bargains in the Mall September 2017 Antiques with Gary Stover

    On this episode, we'll feature another show highlighting exceptional bargains in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. Our purpose in doing these occasional programs on bargains is not really to sell individual pieces, but more to show how wide spread bargains are in virtually every category throughout the antique malls and stores of America, if only you take the time to look. So, I try to select pieces from many categories, hoping that everyone will find something that is interesting to them, and hopefully provide a little new information about the pieces. If anyone would like for me to focus on a particular category that you find interesting, I'll try to work it into a future program.

    published: 02 Oct 2017
  • High End Pocket Watches - Antiques with Gary Stover

    I first had Vern Playton as a guest on my show 7 years ago. That program has always been one of our most popular--Vern's a lifelong collector of antique pocket watches, and in that show 7 years ago he showed us part of his collection and explained the ins & outs of the category. Then a little over a year ago we did a show on Vern's beginning collector sets--very reasonably priced pocket watches that Vern put together in sets of 4 to appeal to those just wanting to get started collecting. In this week's show Vern will show us 4 spectacular high-end pocket watches that any collector would love to have. A Waltham, a Howard, and 2 Elgins. Each has its own particular attributes that make it special, and Vern will describe each in detail. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, February 26, 2...

    published: 27 Feb 2017
  • 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
  • Antique Tins - Antiques with Gary Stover

    Antique tins are a great way to collect advertising memorabilia, and they consitute a very important collecitlbe category. Most are inexpensive, but some will surprise you with their higher values (and this goes not only for antique pieces--petroliana from the '40's is very hot). So, in this week's show I've gone through the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver and found many prime examples of antique tins to profile: coffee tins, tobacco tins, molasses tins, and many other types. - Gary

    published: 02 Jan 2017
  • 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
  • Bargains in the Mall July 2017 - Antiques with Gary Stover

    Connect with Gary on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ http://www.iantique.com/videos http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/

    published: 24 Jul 2017
  • Midcentury Designer Furniture - Antiques with Gary Stover

    This week's program will profile a number of pieces of Micentury Modern designer furniture. Rare items like George Nelson combination chairs/end tables, a Kurt Versen floor lamp, Paul McCobb Planner Series coffee table, Saarinen #71 arm chair, Jean Prouve Standard Chair, Leslie Diamond Modernmates end tables for Conant Ball, Wolfgang Hoffmann laminated table, pair of Jens Risom chairs, swivel arm chairs by Overman of Sweden, Russel Wright spun brass torchere lamp, and a pair of Danish modern end tables/consoles sold by Moreddi of Long Beach, CA. -Gary

    published: 12 Sep 2016
  • Lalique Glass Antiques with Gary Stover

    It's not often that I find a sensational $10,000+ piece of glass to work my show around, but this week I did! It's a Charmilles vase designed by Rene Lalique in 1926, and I found a couple of other great pieces of Lalique glass to compare with it: a 1930's ice bucket in clear glass, and a 1950's or '60's frosted dresser jar. We'll follow Rene Lalique's career from Art Nouveau jewelry designer in Paris through his transition to glass designer and manufacturer in the early 20th century to his pivotal role in defining Art Deco style at the 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels. We follow him to the rest of Europe and to the U.S., where his fabulous glass from the 1920's and '30's was sold at major American department stores, such as Ovington's in New York, Wanamaker's in Philadelp...

    published: 01 Sep 2015
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Stoneware Pottery - Antiques with Gary Stover

Stoneware Pottery - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 28 Nov 2016
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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
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Increasing Importance of Provenance - Antiques with Gary Stover

Increasing Importance of Provenance - Antiques with Gary Stover

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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
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Have Prices for Antiques Really Declined 80%? - Antiques with Gary Stover

Have Prices for Antiques Really Declined 80%? - Antiques with Gary Stover

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On the Vintage Antiques Roadshow program that aired this week one of the appraisals taken from an Antiques Roadshow event in Albuquerque in 2002 was for the pearwood tea caddy, c.1810, that is shown with this blog. In 2002 it was appraised for $7,000-8,000. They now appraise it in 2017 for $1,200-1,800, a decline in value of 80%. But is that real?? We'll explore the issues this raises in this week's show. Hint: it's not an apples to apples comparison even though it's the same tea caddy! I'll take a few examples of pieces in other categories to do the same sort of comparison with. The problem with this kind of sensationalism is that people who don't follow the market for antiques closely might think that prices across the board (or even if they think it's just for tea caddies) are declining in value. Gary Connect with Gary on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ http://www.iantique.com/videos http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/
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Prices for 19th Century Porcelain What Happened? - Antiques with Gary Stover

Prices for 19th Century Porcelain What Happened? - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 01 Jul 2015
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If you've watched pricing for Victoriana over the last few years (or is it decades?), then you probably have the same opinion I have about it--it's been a one-way street down. In this week's show, I've taken porcelain as an example, to try to see if that perception is correct in that category. So, I'll look at some late 19th century German, English, Chinese, American, and Danish pieces, and while the general proposition does seem to hold true--prices have gone down, I think I've found a few exceptions. Let me know whether you agree with my take on why some values for 19th century porcelain have bucked the trend.
https://wn.com/Prices_For_19Th_Century_Porcelain_What_Happened_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Antique Boxes Good, Better, and Best - Antiques with Gary Stover

Antique Boxes Good, Better, and Best - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 09 Dec 2014
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everal weeks ago we did a show on antique tilt-top tripod tables, and analyzed them according to the approach of Albert Sack, one of the foremost names in the antiques world in the 20th century. His book, "Fine Points of American Furniture: Good, Better, and Best" is a classic known to all serious antique dealers. I've tried the same approach in this week's program on Antique Boxes. We've got 4 pieces to consider: 2 tea caddies, a dressing box, and a bank box. All are English, 1 is 18th century while the other 3 are 19th century; and each has a different primary wood: rosewood, mahogany, walnut, and yew. They're similar, but they're different, so I hope they'll provide good examples to compare against each other.
https://wn.com/Antique_Boxes_Good,_Better,_And_Best_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
2016 Repurposing Contest - Antiques with Gary Stover

2016 Repurposing Contest - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 01 Feb 2016
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February is Design Month at the Brass Armadillo Antique Malls, so to kick off our annual repurposing competition among the dealers, I've selected 12 pieces that are repurposed and that are for sale before the competition even begins. There are always many items already repurposed or primed for repurposing at any time of the year, and these are just a few at present. The competition does, however, bring out some great creative ideas (last year the winner was an incredible house for a cat made out of a 1950's tv). So, during the month I'll be highlighting some of the entries. Check out the iAntique Classifieds for some ideas: search "repurposed." The photo accompanying this blog is a Casket Wine Rack offered for sale at the Brass Armadillo in Des Moines.
https://wn.com/2016_Repurposing_Contest_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Current State of Antique Market 2016 (Part 1) -  Antiques with Gary Stover

Current State of Antique Market 2016 (Part 1) - Antiques with Gary Stover

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On Monday the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq Composite, and the S&P 500 all hit all-time highs. There is less than 5% unemployment. Inflation is less than 2%. Interest rates have been historically low for 9 years. Gas is cheap. So what is everybody, not only many antique dealers, complaining about?? Maybe people just always complain, no matter what. Certainly no politician is going to come out & say that if you're not doing well it's your own fault! You've got to blame somebody else, right? So, for years I've been making the case that prices for antiques are rising & that they continue to rise. It's just that the game is now played differently. So in this week's show and continuing next week in Part II I'll be looking at current prices in many categories & comparing them to prices back in the good old days. When I've done this kind of show before, I took examples from auction houses. This time I'll be going through the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver to find representative pieces to examine & compare. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, August 21, 2016, for a look at The Current State of the Antiques Market. -Gary
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Polishing Your Brass - Antiques with Gary Stover

Polishing Your Brass - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 26 Nov 2014
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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
Living in Luxury ft Gary Rubinstein Antiques

Living in Luxury ft Gary Rubinstein Antiques

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Sterling Silver - Antiques with Gary Stover

Sterling Silver - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 16 Jan 2017
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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
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Membership in iAntique - Antiques with Gary Stover

Membership in iAntique - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 10 Oct 2017
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Many who watch our programs on antiques on youtube don't know that this content originates on www.iAntique.com. Members can view the programs "live," ie when first shown + there are many other features of our website that are of interest to antique buffs & collectors. We have a Q & A section, blogs, video archive for all our programs over the past 7+ years, and a Classified Ads section in which members can list items for sale (no listing fees or commissions). Members and non-members can buy the items, and there's preferred placement in the search engines for listings. All of this and more is absolutely free!! Just go to the website and sign up. Check it out at www.iantique.com
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Has The Market for Postcards Tanked? - Antiques with Gary Stover

Has The Market for Postcards Tanked? - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 31 Oct 2016
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5 years ago my guest on the show was Carl Weber, who is the most knowledgeable dealer in ephemera that I have ever met. We discussed his postcard collection, and I commented that I thought that a person who devoted himself or herself to dealing exclusively in postcards could earn $35-40,000/year. Specifically, I said that if you paid about $.30-35 per card on average buying pre-chrome cards in bulk, and then sold the cards individually on ebay, so could make that sum after paying all acquistion & selling costs. A couple of weeks ago Carl told me that the market for postcards had collapsed. It's news to me. But if that what Carl thinks, it's certainly worth my time to try to find out if it's true. So, that's what I'm going to do over the next few weeks--devote a lot of my time to selling the 500+ cards I now have in inventory using ebay, and then doing the calculation based on the number of hours I expend. In this week's show I'll show you how I'm getting started and how I think the cards should be valued & then marketed.If you missed that earlier show on postcards, it's in the Videos section. -Gary
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Valuing Antiques - Antiques with Gary Stover

Valuing Antiques - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 19 Aug 2015
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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.
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Tilt Top Tables - Good, Better, and Best - Antiques with Gary Stover

Tilt Top Tables - Good, Better, and Best - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 17 Nov 2014
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For this week's show I'll be discussing 3 tilt top tripod tables from the early 19th century, trying to compare their attibutes & deficiencies, using the bible in our industry, Albert Sack's "Fine Points of American Furniture: Good, Better, and Best" as my guide. Before Mr. Sack turns over in his grave, let me just say that I do understand that my analysis will not rise to anything close to his level. The program is basically a tribute to his impact on antique dealers in now several generations. I do think that it can be informative to make these kinds of comparisons, though, even if we don't have Superior or Masterpiece examples. In this show all 3 tables are valued at less than $1,000 each, but they do allow me to touch on the various elements that add and detract from value in this category.
https://wn.com/Tilt_Top_Tables_Good,_Better,_And_Best_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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  • Updated: 25 Aug 2015
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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
Exceptional Bargains - Antiques with Gary Stover

Exceptional Bargains - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 27 Mar 2017
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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/
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Bargains in the Mall   September 2017   Antiques with Gary Stover

Bargains in the Mall September 2017 Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 02 Oct 2017
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On this episode, we'll feature another show highlighting exceptional bargains in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. Our purpose in doing these occasional programs on bargains is not really to sell individual pieces, but more to show how wide spread bargains are in virtually every category throughout the antique malls and stores of America, if only you take the time to look. So, I try to select pieces from many categories, hoping that everyone will find something that is interesting to them, and hopefully provide a little new information about the pieces. If anyone would like for me to focus on a particular category that you find interesting, I'll try to work it into a future program.
https://wn.com/Bargains_In_The_Mall_September_2017_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
High End Pocket Watches - Antiques with Gary Stover

High End Pocket Watches - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 27 Feb 2017
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I first had Vern Playton as a guest on my show 7 years ago. That program has always been one of our most popular--Vern's a lifelong collector of antique pocket watches, and in that show 7 years ago he showed us part of his collection and explained the ins & outs of the category. Then a little over a year ago we did a show on Vern's beginning collector sets--very reasonably priced pocket watches that Vern put together in sets of 4 to appeal to those just wanting to get started collecting. In this week's show Vern will show us 4 spectacular high-end pocket watches that any collector would love to have. A Waltham, a Howard, and 2 Elgins. Each has its own particular attributes that make it special, and Vern will describe each in detail. Please join us this coming Sunday evening, February 26, 2016 for this week's show on High End Antique Pocket Watches. Gary If you are interested in any of the watches shown, please contact the mall and ask to be put in contact with Vern. Antique Pocket Watches - http://iantique.com/videos/7/694/antique-pocket-watches Antique Pocket Watch Collections for Beginners – http://iantique.com/videos/7/1810/antique-pocket-watch-collections-for-beginners-gary-stover-hou http://www.iantique.com/videos http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/
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Creating Shops in an Antique Mall - Antiques with Gary Stover

Creating Shops in an Antique Mall - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 13 Jul 2015
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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
Antique Tins - Antiques with Gary Stover

Antique Tins - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 02 Jan 2017
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Antique tins are a great way to collect advertising memorabilia, and they consitute a very important collecitlbe category. Most are inexpensive, but some will surprise you with their higher values (and this goes not only for antique pieces--petroliana from the '40's is very hot). So, in this week's show I've gone through the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver and found many prime examples of antique tins to profile: coffee tins, tobacco tins, molasses tins, and many other types. - Gary
https://wn.com/Antique_Tins_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Good, Better, Best 2016 - Antiques with Gary Stover

Good, Better, Best 2016 - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 11 Feb 2016
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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
Bargains in the Mall July 2017 - Antiques with Gary Stover

Bargains in the Mall July 2017 - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 24 Jul 2017
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Connect with Gary on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ http://www.iantique.com/videos http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/
https://wn.com/Bargains_In_The_Mall_July_2017_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Midcentury Designer Furniture - Antiques with Gary Stover

Midcentury Designer Furniture - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 12 Sep 2016
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This week's program will profile a number of pieces of Micentury Modern designer furniture. Rare items like George Nelson combination chairs/end tables, a Kurt Versen floor lamp, Paul McCobb Planner Series coffee table, Saarinen #71 arm chair, Jean Prouve Standard Chair, Leslie Diamond Modernmates end tables for Conant Ball, Wolfgang Hoffmann laminated table, pair of Jens Risom chairs, swivel arm chairs by Overman of Sweden, Russel Wright spun brass torchere lamp, and a pair of Danish modern end tables/consoles sold by Moreddi of Long Beach, CA. -Gary
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Lalique Glass   Antiques with Gary Stover

Lalique Glass Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 01 Sep 2015
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It's not often that I find a sensational $10,000+ piece of glass to work my show around, but this week I did! It's a Charmilles vase designed by Rene Lalique in 1926, and I found a couple of other great pieces of Lalique glass to compare with it: a 1930's ice bucket in clear glass, and a 1950's or '60's frosted dresser jar. We'll follow Rene Lalique's career from Art Nouveau jewelry designer in Paris through his transition to glass designer and manufacturer in the early 20th century to his pivotal role in defining Art Deco style at the 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels. We follow him to the rest of Europe and to the U.S., where his fabulous glass from the 1920's and '30's was sold at major American department stores, such as Ovington's in New York, Wanamaker's in Philadelphia, and Alexander & Oviatt's in Los Angeles. And we conclude with a discussion of the company, Lalique, which has continued since Rene's death in 1945 to the present day.
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gary in antique mall

gary in antique mall

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  • Updated: 10 Jul 2016
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Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels - Dean and Gary

Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels - Dean and Gary

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  • Updated: 08 Mar 2016
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Antiques
https://wn.com/Lock,_Stock_Two_Smoking_Barrels_Dean_And_Gary
GARY;S ANTIQUES

GARY;S ANTIQUES

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  • Updated: 14 Oct 2016
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GARY;S ANTIQUES - Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kJsP2EFhCBj
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Gary Ulery Antique Dealer

Gary Ulery Antique Dealer

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  • Updated: 10 Mar 2012
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Gary Summers From Antique Road Show

Gary Summers From Antique Road Show

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  • Updated: 04 Feb 2016
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