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Killer Stuff And Tons Of Money: Seeking History And Hidden Gems In Flea-Market America
June 22, 2011

The inside life of flea markets—the antiques world. The dealers, the fakes, the deals, the gems.

“Antiques Roadshow” gave Americans the thrill of the treasure in the attic.

The History Channel’s “American Pickers” got down and dirty with the stuff of flea markets and back road garage sales.

Now, Maureen Stanton rips the lid off the whole business of antiques, hidden gems, dealers and auctions and the fevered American trade in objects of the past. “Killer Stuff and Tons of Money,” is her new book. 

Shaker furniture. Navajo rugs. Heirloom jewelry. Whale bone and weathervane. She takes us deep into the antiques biz.  Scott Chalfant provides a dealer perspective on her experiences with the antiques market.

This hour On Point: Owning the past. Killer stuff and tons of money.

- Tom Ashbrook

A link to the radio show where you can listen to the interview can be found at:

HL CHALFANT: American Fine Art & Antiques Wins "Best of Main Line"
July 1, 2011

Early American Antiques >>>

H.L. Chalfant: American Fine Art & Antiques
In navigating the Brandywine Valley’s world of antiques, it helps to have a guide like H.L. “Skip” Chalfant. A 40-year veteran who grew up surrounded by family heirlooms, Chalfant has a deep respect and knowledge of nearly every aspect of the business, from early decorative arts to late-20th-century paintings. In fact, his shop resembles a museum of key periods of American decorating styles. But it may be the early pieces—the beds, boxes, chairs, silver, chests, needlework and more—that best illustrate his belief that antiques should be used and enjoyed on a daily basis. 1352 Paoli Pike, West Chester; (610) 696-1862,

Best Early American Antiques: H.L. Chalfant: American Fine Art & Antiques. (Photo by Jared Castaldi)

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