'Mantiques' could be a ticket to more cash


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  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    May 23, 2013 7:46 a.m.

    There was a time. When quality made to last hand carved built with integrity, was our history. that old stuff is proof.

  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    May 21, 2013 4:49 p.m.

    "The dirtier, the better," she said. "That's when you know it came from somewhere good."

    Such metal items are mostly from Mexico, then dragged through the fields a few times - and covered with dirt for a year.

    We heard about this trick years ago at the Sun Valley antique markets, from a dealer who hauled in lots of "antique metalwork" from Mexico and sold most of it.