by Client Care
on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 10:51am.
If you are an antique collector, your idea of paradise is probably walking through narrow aisles and rummaging through its piles of collectables and old things in the hope of finding a genuine treasure. And, if you do find something, it’s probably going to make your day. The Front Range in Colorado has plenty of places where you can rummage to your heart's content whether you collect antique furniture, dolls or old musical instruments. Here are some good places to visit.
The Antique Exchange is located at 1500 S. Broadway in Denver, Colorado. It is an antique dealer cooperative in the heart of Antique Row and has around 20 high quality shops many of which deal in furniture. You will find beautiful bits of furniture made out of a variety of woods such as mahogany, pine and cherry all of which is usually in great condition. They specialize in items that do not require upholstery or any kind of refurbishment. In addition, you will find plenty of tabletop accessories and home decorations tucked among the furniture.
The Colorado Antique Gallery is located at 5501 S. Broadway in Littleton, Colorado. It was opened in 1992 in a converted supermarket and offers 51,000 ft.² of space which houses 275 dealers. This is the largest antiques mall in the state. Here you can find military patches and pins next to model racing cars, Barbie dolls and ceramics from Asia. One booth is devoted entirely to blue and white objects for the household while another stocks only snowshoes, wooden skis and golf clubs. Other booths stock collectibles such as jeweler and silver spoons.
The Hampden Street Antique Market is located at 8964 E. Hampden Ave. in Denver. At first sight, this place seems to be a little small but it is actually much larger than it looks. Crammed into every corner of this antique shop are hidden treasures all priced to move! Unlike many other “antique” stores, you will find more true antiques than collectibles items here. This place does have wide aisles so there is plenty of space for the whole family to walk between the huge collection of furniture made from gorgeous wood, fine silver and china.
The Brass Armadillo is located at 11301 West I-70 Frontage Rd. in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. This is the largest collectibles mall in Denver with 49,000 ft.² of space containing more than 450 dealers. It is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day except Christmas. You can easily cover a couple of miles as you make your way around to the different spaces. The smaller items in the mall are housed in glass showcases and you ring a bell to summon an employee to open them for further assistance.