Booth # W405
Q: How long have you been in the antique business?
A: Actually, I am just starting with my booth here at the Gaslamp Antiques Mall. I have always enjoyed antiques; they remind me of days when I lived with my grandmother. In my travels to antique malls and garage sales, I see items that I used as a young boy.
Q: What is your favorite antique era and why?
A: The Civil War era, because it was a trying time for America.
Q: What are your favorite things to buy and sell?
A: Anything that portrays American history … folk art, old toys, airplanes. I like to sell wood carvings that I have created as one of a kind. Taking old items and cleaning them up so other people can enjoy them.
Q: Without giving away any "family secrets," where are your favorite places to treasure hunt?
A: Small town garage sales and auctions.
Q: What is your booth known for having?
A: Wood carvings that were carved my me of my own expression of folk art. Unique crystal, that always amazes me. And lamps of different eras.
Q: Do you have any personal collections? What are they?
A: Not really, not one particular item.
Q: What is your most prized antique possession and where is it from?
A: My grandfather’s old 12-gauge shotgun from about 1940.
Q: What's something you passed on at the time, but now wish you'd bought – the "one that got away” so to speak?
A: A Wells Fargo stagecoach shotgun.
Q: What items do you never pass up when shopping for your booth? What do you walk on by?
A: Old lamps and unique items that you don't see anywhere else. I walk on by furniture and dolls; I don't know anything about either one.
Q: Can you give our readers an antique shopping tip?
A: What looks old isn't necessary old. Do your research.