I have a wide variety of antiques I enjoy. American Brilliant Cut Glass has been a favorite for over 30 years. In the opinion of many, this glass was the most beautI have a wide variety of antiques I enjoy. American Brilliant Cut Glass has been a favorite for over 30 years. In the opinion of many, this glass was the most beautiful and valuable ever produced in America. Cut Glass was also produced in Canada close to the time period as the American glass was made. This glass was cut in the exact manner as the American glass. Most of the blanks ( uncut glass in forms ready to be cut) used in Canada came from American factories such as Hawkes, Dorflinger and others. They also used blanks from Europe at times. 1876- 1915.
I enjoy collecting Bohemia art glass. It is such beautiful work. I have a collection of signed Czechoslovakian art glass in bright, bold colors. Neat stuff.
Victorian Walnut, Oak, Mahogany and Rose Wood furniture. One of my favorite
pieces is called a "Wooten Desk. An amazing piece of furniture. You can find examples on the net. Theses pieces can sell for thousands of dollars.
A new interest is the Mining industry that took place in the San Juan Mountains in SW Colorado. Visiting the old mine sites from the 1880's -1920's is very educational and you see how life was at 12,00o ft. Gold, Silver, Lead, Zinc and Copper, were the main metals for the miners. You can still find artifacts but most of the mining remains of been taken (stolen) by tourists over the years. However, I have found remains of Depression glass, Homer Laughlan sets, and most strangely, China from different company's in Limoges France .
Great fun being in the beautiful mountains! (Read more)