Textiles of the West

by Jim Olson  When collecting textiles associated with the West, a few different styles come to mind. Hudson Bay and other “Trade” blankets, including Pendleton, were traded on the frontier and are still collected today. Chimayo weavings were woven in … READ MORE

Handmade vs. Handcrafted

Collectors’ Corner by Jim Olson Why is it important to know the difference between handmade and hand-assembled (or handcrafted)? Value! The differences can sometimes be slight but it’s worth knowing if you want to be an informed collector. As savvy … READ MORE

Collecting for Investment

Recently I was asked into the home of collectors to assess their collection. These folks wanted to liquidate their items by sending them to auction. They had been collecting for years. They believed in the philosophy of putting their extra … READ MORE