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The hardest part of being an antique dealer!

Posted 11 Mar 2013, by Don

I found it in the 1980s. Until that moment I did not really know that antiques existed. It was made about the time of the Revolution. Paul Revere probably touched it. George Washington too. I put it next to my bed. I later bought pieces with rose head nails intact. Back then it only had to be early. Now I seek the finest forms, surfaces, conditions. Especially with vivid color. And like that nail they must have witnessed history. I now have a lifetime of learning, of knowledge, of relationships, customers in 43 states. I dont chase fads. Only early Americana here.   Lets do this.

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Mother Nature's "Paint" as the Primary Surface

Posted 21 Feb 2013, by Don

I found it in the 1980s. Until that moment I did not really know that antiques existed. It was made about the time of the Revolution. Paul Revere probably touched it. George Washington too. I put it next to my bed. I later bought pieces with rose head nails intact. Back then it only had to be early. Now I seek the finest forms, surfaces, conditions. Especially with vivid color. And like that nail they must have witnessed history. I now have a lifetime of learning, of knowledge, of relationships, customers in 43 states. I dont chase fads. Only early Americana here.   Lets do this.

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Why is provenance important?

Posted 17 Feb 2013, by Don

I found it in the 1980s. Until that moment I did not really know that antiques existed. It was made about the time of the Revolution. Paul Revere probably touched it. George Washington too. I put it next to my bed. I later bought pieces with rose head nails intact. Back then it only had to be early. Now I seek the finest forms, surfaces, conditions. Especially with vivid color. And like that nail they must have witnessed history. I now have a lifetime of learning, of knowledge, of relationships, customers in 43 states. I dont chase fads. Only early Americana here.   Lets do this.

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Is it art? How does being art impact value?

Posted 14 Feb 2013, by Don

I found it in the 1980s. Until that moment I did not really know that antiques existed. It was made about the time of the Revolution. Paul Revere probably touched it. George Washington too. I put it next to my bed. I later bought pieces with rose head nails intact. Back then it only had to be early. Now I seek the finest forms, surfaces, conditions. Especially with vivid color. And like that nail they must have witnessed history. I now have a lifetime of learning, of knowledge, of relationships, customers in 43 states. I dont chase fads. Only early Americana here.   Lets do this.

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The Real Reason behind President's Day: It was not for auto and mattress ads!

Posted 10 Feb 2013, by Don

I found it in the 1980s. Until that moment I did not really know that antiques existed. It was made about the time of the Revolution. Paul Revere probably touched it. George Washington too. I put it next to my bed. I later bought pieces with rose head nails intact. Back then it only had to be early. Now I seek the finest forms, surfaces, conditions. Especially with vivid color. And like that nail they must have witnessed history. I now have a lifetime of learning, of knowledge, of relationships, customers in 43 states. I dont chase fads. Only early Americana here.   Lets do this.

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