• Antique Ink Wells - Antiques with Gary Stover

    In the show I did a couple of weeks ago on antique candlesticks I tried to make the case that there was such variety in the category that a collection could be almost unlimited, and that was very much a part of the appeal. I think you could say the same thing about antique inkwells. But don't take my word for it! Join us and have a look at 4 great examples I found here in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, and then we'll compare them with 4 examples currently offered for sale on Ebay. If you have missed a show, check out the iAntique video archive: http://www.iantique.com/videos Check out the Facebook Page for tips, tricks, giveaways and more!!! https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/

    published: 27 Nov 2017
  • Gary R. Sullivan Antiques Inc. Booth at The American Antiques Show 2011 (TAAS)

    This is a video from Gary R. Sullivan Antiques Inc. Showing our booth at The American Antique Show [TAAS] held in Manhattan January 19-23, 2011. Filmed during the opening night gala which was well attended. We had a number of fine antique clocks and important pieces of early American furniture.

    published: 28 Apr 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Effective Display - Antiques with Gary Stover

    Scott Gottula, General Manager of the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver for the past 18 years, joins me for a walk through the Mall in search of effective displays in the booths & showcases. And believe me, we find some great presentations that prove that if you do this right, you'll be rewarded for your efforts! It's no coincidence that the store fronts that look the best sell the most merchandise. Scott has tips for all mall dealers about how to position & merchandise your offerings. As GM he sees what sells & how quickly things sell, and he has a staff that constantly monitors display, not just to report violations of Mall policy in display, but also to report what is working & what isn't. It's a huge mall--about 600 dealers & we're all fighting for eyeballs. Tune in Sunday evening...

    published: 08 Aug 2016
  • Living in Luxury ft Gary Rubinstein Antiques

    published: 06 Feb 2013
  • Antique Shows - Antiques with Gary Stover

    This coming weekend the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver will be represented with a booth at the World Wide Antique & Vintage Show in Denver. Several years ago we had a booth at the Modernism Show in Denver, and that proved to be a great success, and it was a lot of fun! So I decided to devote this week's program to antique shows. When I lived in New York we never missed the Pier Shows, then when we lived in Florida we attended the Extravaganzas at Renninger's in Mount Dora. The World Wide in Denver is a major event in the antiques world calendar, and we're looking forward to participating this year. Check out the Facebook Page for the Monthly Contest! https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour http://www.iantique.com/videos

    published: 24 Oct 2017
  • Fakes, Forgeries, Copies, Reproductions - Antiques with Gary Stover

    Fakes, Knockoffs & Repros - http://www.iantique.com/videos/7/1572/gary-stover-presents-fakes-knockoffs-repros So You Want To Be an Art Dealer - http://www.iantique.com/videos/7/1676/gary-stover-asks-so-you-want-to-be-an-art-dealer The Importance of Provenance - http://www.iantique.com/videos/7/1733/the-importance-of-provenance-antiques-with-gary-stover Unsigned & Unmarked Pieces - http://www.iantique.com/videos/7/1779/unsigned-and-unmarked-pieces-antiques-with-gary-stover Marriages that Work - http://www.iantique.com/videos/7/1859/marriages-that-work-antiques-with-gary-stover Increasing Importance of Provenance - http://www.iantique.com/videos/7/2154/increasing-importance-of-provenance-antiques-with-gary-stover The antiques & collectibles market is being affected as never before by fakes, ...

    published: 21 Aug 2017
  • 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
  • The Importance of Provenance Antiques with Gary Stover

    This week's show is entitled, "The Importance of Provenance," but maybe it would be better to say "The Joy of Provenance." If you like antiques, you probably enjoy history, and what could be more interesting than researching your own possessions to establish a line of ownership thru the years? So, I've taken a few pieces that I own and some that I see for sale in the Mall, and show how I was or was not able to establish ownership back to when the pieces were made. In every case the attempt was worth the effort, even if the chain is broken in some places. I do this more for myself than for any future owner, but I do think that buyers enjoy knowing the most they can about whatever they buy. I did a show a few years ago entitled, "People Buy Stories," which is in the Videos section, and in it...

    published: 21 Oct 2014
  • Bargains Under $100 November 2017 Antiques with Gary Stover

    It's time for our monthly Bargain Show, and I've found quite a few real bargains selling for less than $100 at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. The Windsor chair pictured is one of them. If you've liked my Facebook page, then you're automatically entered into our monthly contest in which we select someone to receive the Find of the Month. Please join us this coming Sunday, December 3, 2017 to see all the great bargains I found, then rejoin us the following week, when we announce the winner. If you haven't yet liked my Facebook page, you still have time, and once entered you'll be eligible for each month's contest. Check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ If you have missed a show, check out the iAntique video archive: http://www.iantique.com/vid...

    published: 04 Dec 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
  • Antique and Vintage Candlesticks - Antiques with Gary Stover

    I just acquired a collection of antique candlesticks, and it struck me how varied they are! There are pewter ones, brass ones, glass ones, porcelain ones, wooden ones, silver plate ones, sterling silver ones, candelabras, etc. This would be an interesting category to collect not just because they're candlesticks, but also because you can have such variety in a collection. If you have missed a show, check out the iAntique video archive: http://www.iantique.com/videos Check out the Facebook page for Monthly Contests, buying/selling tips and much more! https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/

    published: 13 Nov 2017
  • Victorian Furniture Pricing - Antiques with Gary Stover

    Conventional wisdom leads us to believe that prices for "brown" Victorian furniture have been declining for years. We'll put that proposition to the test in this week's show by examining about 10 pieces currently for sale at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. We'll then try to back up in our thinking 10 years or so and compare what comparable pieces would have been then. The Mall has been in existence for more than 18 years, and the highest sales day in its history was Memorial Day, a couple of days ago. Previous high sales days have been in the traditional retail high season around Christmas. Furniture sales make up a high percentage of total sales at the Mall. Maybe conventional wisdom about Victorian furniture pricing trends need to be reexamined. Gary http://www.iantique.co...

    published: 05 Jun 2017
  • Decorative or Collectible Prints Antiques with Gary Stover

    Almost all the prints you'll find in a typical antique store or mall are purely decorative. They have no real collectible value. But not all! In tonight's show we'll examine a few that do have collectible value, and often these finds are very underpriced, as people sometimes think "it's just a print." Let's see if we can identify these gems hidden in plain sight.

    published: 24 Feb 2015
  • American Silver Plate - Antiques with Gary Stover

    When I did the show on sterling silver a couple of weeks ago I promised to show some silver plate for comparison. So, in this week's show I've taken some examples to profile that came from the same estate as the sterling. This silver plate is really gorgeous, in great condition, and you won't believe how affordable. It's all 20th century but with historic styles. It's very showy, very heavy, but the silver content is so low that the price of silver doesn't figure into the values. Gary Sterling Silver http://iantique.com/videos/7/2292/sterling-silver-antiques-with-gary-stover Antique Sterling Silver Flatware http://iantique.com/videos/7/1256/antique-sterling-silver-flatware Candelabras http://iantique.com/videos/7/1148/candlesticks-candleabras Gary’s iAntique Listings http://www.iantique....

    published: 06 Feb 2017
  • Gary R. Sullivan Antique Clock lecture at Christie's Auction House

    This is a lecture that clock specialist Gary R. Sullivan gave at Christie's Auction house in New York to a group of students from Winterthur Museum, in January 2011. He explains the ways to handle and examine an Antique Aaron Willard grandfather / tall case clocks. For more antique clock information, visit www.garysullivanantiques.com

    published: 29 Apr 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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Antique Ink Wells - Antiques with Gary Stover

Antique Ink Wells - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 27 Nov 2017
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In the show I did a couple of weeks ago on antique candlesticks I tried to make the case that there was such variety in the category that a collection could be almost unlimited, and that was very much a part of the appeal. I think you could say the same thing about antique inkwells. But don't take my word for it! Join us and have a look at 4 great examples I found here in the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver, and then we'll compare them with 4 examples currently offered for sale on Ebay. If you have missed a show, check out the iAntique video archive: http://www.iantique.com/videos Check out the Facebook Page for tips, tricks, giveaways and more!!! https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/
https://wn.com/Antique_Ink_Wells_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Gary R. Sullivan Antiques Inc. Booth at The American Antiques Show 2011 (TAAS)

Gary R. Sullivan Antiques Inc. Booth at The American Antiques Show 2011 (TAAS)

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This is a video from Gary R. Sullivan Antiques Inc. Showing our booth at The American Antique Show [TAAS] held in Manhattan January 19-23, 2011. Filmed during the opening night gala which was well attended. We had a number of fine antique clocks and important pieces of early American furniture.
https://wn.com/Gary_R._Sullivan_Antiques_Inc._Booth_At_The_American_Antiques_Show_2011_(Taas)
Antique Humidors & Cross Collecting   Antiques with Gary Stover

Antique Humidors & Cross Collecting Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 16 Sep 2014
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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
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
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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  • Updated: 26 Jun 2017
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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/
https://wn.com/Have_Prices_For_Antiques_Really_Declined_80_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
  • views: 5199
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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
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
https://wn.com/Stoneware_Pottery_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
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
  • views: 1203
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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
Effective Display - Antiques with Gary Stover

Effective Display - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 08 Aug 2016
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Scott Gottula, General Manager of the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver for the past 18 years, joins me for a walk through the Mall in search of effective displays in the booths & showcases. And believe me, we find some great presentations that prove that if you do this right, you'll be rewarded for your efforts! It's no coincidence that the store fronts that look the best sell the most merchandise. Scott has tips for all mall dealers about how to position & merchandise your offerings. As GM he sees what sells & how quickly things sell, and he has a staff that constantly monitors display, not just to report violations of Mall policy in display, but also to report what is working & what isn't. It's a huge mall--about 600 dealers & we're all fighting for eyeballs. Tune in Sunday evening at the usual time for this week's program devoted to Scott's insights. The half hour you'll spend will be repaid in increased sales immediately! -Gary
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Living in Luxury ft Gary Rubinstein Antiques

Living in Luxury ft Gary Rubinstein Antiques

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Antique Shows - Antiques with Gary Stover

Antique Shows - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 24 Oct 2017
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This coming weekend the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver will be represented with a booth at the World Wide Antique & Vintage Show in Denver. Several years ago we had a booth at the Modernism Show in Denver, and that proved to be a great success, and it was a lot of fun! So I decided to devote this week's program to antique shows. When I lived in New York we never missed the Pier Shows, then when we lived in Florida we attended the Extravaganzas at Renninger's in Mount Dora. The World Wide in Denver is a major event in the antiques world calendar, and we're looking forward to participating this year. Check out the Facebook Page for the Monthly Contest! https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour http://www.iantique.com/videos
https://wn.com/Antique_Shows_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Fakes, Forgeries, Copies, Reproductions - Antiques with Gary Stover

Fakes, Forgeries, Copies, Reproductions - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 21 Aug 2017
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Fakes, Knockoffs & Repros - http://www.iantique.com/videos/7/1572/gary-stover-presents-fakes-knockoffs-repros So You Want To Be an Art Dealer - http://www.iantique.com/videos/7/1676/gary-stover-asks-so-you-want-to-be-an-art-dealer The Importance of Provenance - http://www.iantique.com/videos/7/1733/the-importance-of-provenance-antiques-with-gary-stover Unsigned & Unmarked Pieces - http://www.iantique.com/videos/7/1779/unsigned-and-unmarked-pieces-antiques-with-gary-stover Marriages that Work - http://www.iantique.com/videos/7/1859/marriages-that-work-antiques-with-gary-stover Increasing Importance of Provenance - http://www.iantique.com/videos/7/2154/increasing-importance-of-provenance-antiques-with-gary-stover The antiques & collectibles market is being affected as never before by fakes, forgeries, copies, and reproductions. Even experts are being fooled. It seems like the faster we develop new technologies to uncover fakes, the faster crooks develop technology to outsmart us. So, how should we confront this attack on our business? In this week's show I try to begin to tackle this issue. We all know that reproductions tend to drive down values for antiques. That's not new. But did you know that high quality digital images can now replicate an oil painting's texture, and that the resultant print can often fool people who have dealt in art for their entire career? Can you believe that the market for arrowheads is being undermined by new imports? But it's a complex issue. There are reproductions done in the 19th century that replicate 18th century pieces. Are these reproductions worthy of collecting? I did a show on this subject in 2013, entitled, "Fakes, Knockoffs, and Repros" (it's in the Videos section). But things have gotten worse since then. In this week's show we'll begin to look at fakes, forgeries, copies, and reproductions in an effort to distinguish the real from the unreal. Gary Connect with Gary on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/ http://www.iantique.com/videos
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Flow Blue Pottery - Antiques with Gary Stover

Flow Blue Pottery - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 21 Nov 2016
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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
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The Importance of Provenance   Antiques with Gary Stover

The Importance of Provenance Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 21 Oct 2014
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This week's show is entitled, "The Importance of Provenance," but maybe it would be better to say "The Joy of Provenance." If you like antiques, you probably enjoy history, and what could be more interesting than researching your own possessions to establish a line of ownership thru the years? So, I've taken a few pieces that I own and some that I see for sale in the Mall, and show how I was or was not able to establish ownership back to when the pieces were made. In every case the attempt was worth the effort, even if the chain is broken in some places. I do this more for myself than for any future owner, but I do think that buyers enjoy knowing the most they can about whatever they buy. I did a show a few years ago entitled, "People Buy Stories," which is in the Videos section, and in it I give a few examples of how histories can give value to objects.
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Bargains Under $100 November 2017   Antiques with Gary Stover

Bargains Under $100 November 2017 Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 04 Dec 2017
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It's time for our monthly Bargain Show, and I've found quite a few real bargains selling for less than $100 at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. The Windsor chair pictured is one of them. If you've liked my Facebook page, then you're automatically entered into our monthly contest in which we select someone to receive the Find of the Month. Please join us this coming Sunday, December 3, 2017 to see all the great bargains I found, then rejoin us the following week, when we announce the winner. If you haven't yet liked my Facebook page, you still have time, and once entered you'll be eligible for each month's contest. Check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ If you have missed a show, check out the iAntique video archive: http://www.iantique.com/videos
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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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Antique and Vintage Candlesticks - Antiques with Gary Stover

Antique and Vintage Candlesticks - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 13 Nov 2017
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I just acquired a collection of antique candlesticks, and it struck me how varied they are! There are pewter ones, brass ones, glass ones, porcelain ones, wooden ones, silver plate ones, sterling silver ones, candelabras, etc. This would be an interesting category to collect not just because they're candlesticks, but also because you can have such variety in a collection. If you have missed a show, check out the iAntique video archive: http://www.iantique.com/videos Check out the Facebook page for Monthly Contests, buying/selling tips and much more! https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/
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Victorian Furniture Pricing - Antiques with Gary Stover

Victorian Furniture Pricing - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 05 Jun 2017
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Conventional wisdom leads us to believe that prices for "brown" Victorian furniture have been declining for years. We'll put that proposition to the test in this week's show by examining about 10 pieces currently for sale at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. We'll then try to back up in our thinking 10 years or so and compare what comparable pieces would have been then. The Mall has been in existence for more than 18 years, and the highest sales day in its history was Memorial Day, a couple of days ago. Previous high sales days have been in the traditional retail high season around Christmas. Furniture sales make up a high percentage of total sales at the Mall. Maybe conventional wisdom about Victorian furniture pricing trends need to be reexamined. Gary http://www.iantique.com/videos http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/
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Decorative or Collectible Prints   Antiques with Gary Stover

Decorative or Collectible Prints Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 24 Feb 2015
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Almost all the prints you'll find in a typical antique store or mall are purely decorative. They have no real collectible value. But not all! In tonight's show we'll examine a few that do have collectible value, and often these finds are very underpriced, as people sometimes think "it's just a print." Let's see if we can identify these gems hidden in plain sight.
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American Silver Plate - Antiques with Gary Stover

American Silver Plate - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 06 Feb 2017
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When I did the show on sterling silver a couple of weeks ago I promised to show some silver plate for comparison. So, in this week's show I've taken some examples to profile that came from the same estate as the sterling. This silver plate is really gorgeous, in great condition, and you won't believe how affordable. It's all 20th century but with historic styles. It's very showy, very heavy, but the silver content is so low that the price of silver doesn't figure into the values. Gary Sterling Silver http://iantique.com/videos/7/2292/sterling-silver-antiques-with-gary-stover Antique Sterling Silver Flatware http://iantique.com/videos/7/1256/antique-sterling-silver-flatware Candelabras http://iantique.com/videos/7/1148/candlesticks-candleabras Gary’s iAntique Listings http://www.iantique.com/marketplace/other/68/seller.html http://www.iantique.com/videos http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/
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Gary R. Sullivan Antique Clock lecture at Christie's Auction House

Gary R. Sullivan Antique Clock lecture at Christie's Auction House

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  • Updated: 29 Apr 2011
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This is a lecture that clock specialist Gary R. Sullivan gave at Christie's Auction house in New York to a group of students from Winterthur Museum, in January 2011. He explains the ways to handle and examine an Antique Aaron Willard grandfather / tall case clocks. For more antique clock information, visit www.garysullivanantiques.com
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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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Fenton Art Glass - Antiques with Gary Stover

Fenton Art Glass - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 10 Mar 2015
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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.
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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.
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