• 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
  • 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
  • Bargains in the Mall February 2018 - Antiques with Gary Stover 2

    Connect with Gary on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/ Check out the iAntique video archive for more: http://www.iantique.com/videos

    published: 05 Feb 2018
  • 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
  • Bargains in the Mall September 2017 Antiques with Gary Stover

    Check out our new Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Unsigned and Unmarked Pieces - Antiques with Gary Stover

    Think of the potential pitfalls in relying first on a signature or mark to identify a piece. It might be fake (think KPM plaques, Meissen, forged paintings); it might be an inferior piece to the norm for that artist or mark; maybe it doesn't have a mark but once did (refinished Gustav Stickley furniture); if it's unsigned, maybe it's a study by a known artist. In this week's show we'll examine the case for specializing in unmarked and unsigned pieces, on the premise that with diligence you can find unsigned items that with research you can attribute to known makers. The advantage, of course, is that you can buy cheaper, usually much cheaper. Have you ever watched the appraisers on Antiques Roadshow who specialize in Chinese art & artifacts? The marks are invariably earlier than when the pi...

    published: 06 Jan 2015
  • Antiques for Mountain Cabins - Antiques with Gary Stover

    In earlier programs we've featured furnishings & furniture for loft conversions, Victorian homes, Arts & Crafts houses, Mid-Century, etc., but we've never looked specifically at decor appropriate for second home mountain retreats. It's big business here in Colorado, and the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall always has some great examples (which tend to fly out the door, especially as ski season approaches!) But I guess dealers are gearing up early this year, as there are some great items now out for sale that will definitely appeal to the people who spend part of the year in the Rockies. Gary Connect with Gary on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ http://www.iantique.com/videos http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/

    published: 12 Jul 2017
  • Bargains in the Mall January 2018 - Antiques with Gary Stover

    Our first Bargain Show of the new year features antiques and vintage pieces that would be buys for dealers (who normally need to buy at about 35% of what they list merchandise for for resale). An antique brass box, an antique scales, a traveling desk dated 1888, rare railroadiana, and much more---all priced at under $100, most substantially under! If you've liked my Facebook page, then your in our monthly drawing for the item I pick as the best buy. (If you're not entered, it's easy to sign up). Last month's lucky winner received a brass and wood foot warmer, English c.1850. It would normally retail at about $150. Check out the Facebook page for tips, tricks, and giveaways! https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ Check out the iAntique Video Archive for more! http://www.iantique.com/vid...

    published: 08 Jan 2018
  • Gary Stover at the World Wide Antique and Vintage Show October 2017 - Antiques with Gary Stover

    We were present at the World Wide Antique & Vintage Show in Denver this past weekend, and we shot some footage of the event, including a Facebook Live opening and some interviews with vendors who had come from as far away as New York and California. We also had a variety of pieces for sale that came from the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. This week's program looks back at that event. I'll also tell you about a new contest in which you'll be eligible to win a great prize every month, just by liking my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ Check out more in the iAntique Video Archive: http://www.iantique.com/videos

    published: 30 Oct 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Use of the Blacklight in Identifying Antiques - Antiques with Gary Stover

    A black light can often be a useful tool for identifying and dating antiques and works of art, and it can often help determine whether repairs have been made. In this week's show we'll look at how a black light can be used to detect repairs to porcelain, determine whether glass is period or a reproduction, date textiles, authenticate dating on cast iron and painted wood furniture, and consider ways a black light can be used to examine works of art and other works on paper. In my experience use of a black light alone is almost never enough to give you all the information you need to date and authenticate antiques, but it has often been an essential tool in aiding in that process. Check out the Facebook page for tips, tricks, and giveaways! https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ Check...

    published: 15 Jan 2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Western Art: Art or Memorabilia? - Antiques with Gary Stover

    30 years ago Western American Art had not gained a foothold in the art market's consciousness. Now it's big business not only Out West but in New York and everywhere else. Still, I think the market's got a long way to go to truly gain acceptance among art buyers. If it does gain that acceptance, then I think that values will more closely mimic values in other categories, such as Contemporary, Abstract Expressionism, and Impressionism. And why not? In this week's show I try to make the case that Western American Art deserves its place among the world's great art genres. For too long the market has more closely resembled the market for memorabilia, rather than art. Nothing wrong with memorabillia, but when a Clyfford Still can sell for $62 million, and a Christopher Wool for $30 million, the...

    published: 12 Feb 2018
  • Great Inexpensive Design - Antiques with Gary Stover

    http://www.iantique.com/videos http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/

    published: 03 Jul 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
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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
Stoneware Pottery - Antiques with Gary Stover

Stoneware Pottery - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 28 Nov 2016
  • views: 5728
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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
Bargains in the Mall February 2018 - Antiques with Gary Stover 2

Bargains in the Mall February 2018 - Antiques with Gary Stover 2

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Connect with Gary on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/ Check out the iAntique video archive for more: http://www.iantique.com/videos
https://wn.com/Bargains_In_The_Mall_February_2018_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover_2
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
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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Check out our new Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ 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
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
https://wn.com/Bargains_Under_100_November_2017_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Increasing Importance of Provenance - Antiques with Gary Stover

Increasing Importance of Provenance - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 25 Jul 2016
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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
Antique Humidors & Cross Collecting   Antiques with Gary Stover

Antique Humidors & Cross Collecting Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 16 Sep 2014
  • views: 1355
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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
Unsigned and Unmarked Pieces - Antiques with Gary Stover

Unsigned and Unmarked Pieces - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 06 Jan 2015
  • views: 9198
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Think of the potential pitfalls in relying first on a signature or mark to identify a piece. It might be fake (think KPM plaques, Meissen, forged paintings); it might be an inferior piece to the norm for that artist or mark; maybe it doesn't have a mark but once did (refinished Gustav Stickley furniture); if it's unsigned, maybe it's a study by a known artist. In this week's show we'll examine the case for specializing in unmarked and unsigned pieces, on the premise that with diligence you can find unsigned items that with research you can attribute to known makers. The advantage, of course, is that you can buy cheaper, usually much cheaper. Have you ever watched the appraisers on Antiques Roadshow who specialize in Chinese art & artifacts? The marks are invariably earlier than when the pieces were actually made. Those appraisers have to be able to evaluate based on what the pieces look like, not on a signature or mark. That's the way it should be for all art & antiques. Signatures & marks can blind us to quality differences.
https://wn.com/Unsigned_And_Unmarked_Pieces_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Antiques for Mountain Cabins - Antiques with Gary Stover

Antiques for Mountain Cabins - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 12 Jul 2017
  • views: 252
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In earlier programs we've featured furnishings & furniture for loft conversions, Victorian homes, Arts & Crafts houses, Mid-Century, etc., but we've never looked specifically at decor appropriate for second home mountain retreats. It's big business here in Colorado, and the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall always has some great examples (which tend to fly out the door, especially as ski season approaches!) But I guess dealers are gearing up early this year, as there are some great items now out for sale that will definitely appeal to the people who spend part of the year in the Rockies. 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/Antiques_For_Mountain_Cabins_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Bargains in the Mall January 2018 - Antiques with Gary Stover

Bargains in the Mall January 2018 - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 08 Jan 2018
  • views: 274
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Our first Bargain Show of the new year features antiques and vintage pieces that would be buys for dealers (who normally need to buy at about 35% of what they list merchandise for for resale). An antique brass box, an antique scales, a traveling desk dated 1888, rare railroadiana, and much more---all priced at under $100, most substantially under! If you've liked my Facebook page, then your in our monthly drawing for the item I pick as the best buy. (If you're not entered, it's easy to sign up). Last month's lucky winner received a brass and wood foot warmer, English c.1850. It would normally retail at about $150. Check out the Facebook page for tips, tricks, and giveaways! https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ Check out the iAntique Video Archive for more! http://www.iantique.com/videos
https://wn.com/Bargains_In_The_Mall_January_2018_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
Gary Stover at the World Wide Antique and Vintage Show October 2017 - Antiques with Gary Stover

Gary Stover at the World Wide Antique and Vintage Show October 2017 - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 30 Oct 2017
  • views: 257
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We were present at the World Wide Antique & Vintage Show in Denver this past weekend, and we shot some footage of the event, including a Facebook Live opening and some interviews with vendors who had come from as far away as New York and California. We also had a variety of pieces for sale that came from the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver. This week's program looks back at that event. I'll also tell you about a new contest in which you'll be eligible to win a great prize every month, just by liking my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ Check out more in the iAntique Video Archive: http://www.iantique.com/videos
https://wn.com/Gary_Stover_At_The_World_Wide_Antique_And_Vintage_Show_October_2017_Antiques_With_Gary_Stover
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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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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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/
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Where Bargain Hunters Search - Antiques with Gary Stover

Where Bargain Hunters Search - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 23 Jan 2017
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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/
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Use of the Blacklight in Identifying Antiques - Antiques with Gary Stover

Use of the Blacklight in Identifying Antiques - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 15 Jan 2018
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A black light can often be a useful tool for identifying and dating antiques and works of art, and it can often help determine whether repairs have been made. In this week's show we'll look at how a black light can be used to detect repairs to porcelain, determine whether glass is period or a reproduction, date textiles, authenticate dating on cast iron and painted wood furniture, and consider ways a black light can be used to examine works of art and other works on paper. In my experience use of a black light alone is almost never enough to give you all the information you need to date and authenticate antiques, but it has often been an essential tool in aiding in that process. Check out the Facebook page for tips, tricks, and giveaways! https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ Check out the iAntique Video Archive for more! http://www.iantique.com/videos
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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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  • 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/
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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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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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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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Western Art: Art or Memorabilia? - Antiques with Gary Stover

Western Art: Art or Memorabilia? - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 12 Feb 2018
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30 years ago Western American Art had not gained a foothold in the art market's consciousness. Now it's big business not only Out West but in New York and everywhere else. Still, I think the market's got a long way to go to truly gain acceptance among art buyers. If it does gain that acceptance, then I think that values will more closely mimic values in other categories, such as Contemporary, Abstract Expressionism, and Impressionism. And why not? In this week's show I try to make the case that Western American Art deserves its place among the world's great art genres. For too long the market has more closely resembled the market for memorabilia, rather than art. Nothing wrong with memorabillia, but when a Clyfford Still can sell for $62 million, and a Christopher Wool for $30 million, then why is the market for western painting capped at under $10 million? My favorite western painting is Maynard Dixon's "Wild Horses of Nevada." In fact I think it's my favorite American painting. How much is it worth? Please join us for this week's show on Western Art, as we look at several examples of what I see as substantial undervaluation for some of the world's great paintings. Connect with Gary on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaryStoverHour/ http://www.brassarmadillo.com/shop/denver-co/ Check out the iAntique video archive for more: http://www.iantique.com/videos
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Great Inexpensive Design - Antiques with Gary Stover

Great Inexpensive Design - Antiques with Gary Stover

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  • Updated: 03 Jul 2017
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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.
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