Antique Stanhope Archive

Stanhope Archives - Key to Collecting StanhopesTake a peep at our Stanhope MicroWorks stanhope archives. Explore, discover and research vintage and antique stanhopes sold by Stanhope MicroWorks throughout our history. Stanhope MicroWorks Archives are your key to learning about vintage and antique stanhopes and will help you locate those really "hard to find" rare stanhope pieces. This blog is updated frequently to include all of our latest and most recently sold items.
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Stanhopeless No More

Stanhopeless No More - Stanhope MicroWorks restores old Anheuser Busch KnivesStanhopeless No More by Howard Melnick
First published by Knife World Magazine© December 2001

A closer look at how Stanhope MicroWorks repairs and restores collectible Anheuser- Busch Bartender Pocketknives with Stanhope lenses in the handles. This interesting and informative articles provides insight into the most successful and sought after commercial collectibles ever produced by the Anheuser Busch Company. Republished with Photos by ©Michael Sheibley.


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The Real Rochard Revealed

Rare Antoine Rochard Porcelain Bisque Jeweled Stanhope DollRochard dolls are prized and revered for their stunning and sometimes elaborately designed "stanhope jeweled necklaces". Michael Sheibley and his skilled team of conservators at Stanhope MicroWorks recently worked to restore and conserve, not one, but two very rare dolls made in the 1860's by A.E. Rochard in Paris. This highly informative article provides an unprecedented historic & forensic examination of these extremely rare & unique French fashion dolls and the over-size "stanhopes" adorning their shoulder-plates. Discover the "tiny" secrets that have been well preserved in these dolls for over a century and a half.

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Collectible Anheuser Busch Pocketknives Unearthed

Mint Budweiser Corkscrew KnifeRescued rare & collectible Anheuser Busch Co. pocketknives were nearly destroyed by Anheuser Busch when they ordered the demolition of one of their buildings. Certainly an oversight, an estimated 1069 pocketknives, all with a stanhope peeps showing company founder Adolphus Busch were saved by demolition workers when they removed two abandoned & locked vaults left to be destroyed. Workers eventually opened the vaults to find a cache of mint condition Anheuser Busch corkscrew pocketknives. Each one in it's original package and like a "proof" grade coin, untouched by human hands for over 50 years.

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