ALL OF MY SITES
Built and Maintained
by Vernon Kostohryz
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is the Border Antiques site of Vernon Kostohryz. Formerly selling
Mexican Antiques in Texas and New Mexico, the owner/collector is now
retired in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (the shining light on the logo
marks the spot). The largest part of the business is online with the
unique position of being close to the source of the now diminishing
supply of authentic antiques. The business stocks colonial iron
including spurs, bits, stirrups,and other ranch oriented items. Art
works include retablos, santos, and a large collection of
ex-votos. There is a large collection of Mexican ceremonial
dance masks and puppets..
authentic Mexican ceremonial dance mask collection is one section of
the Border Antiques site. There is usually 100 to 200 quality
masks on hand. Most are of museum quality. The greatest part of
the masks come from the highlands of the states of Mexico and Veracruz.
Also included in the collect are puppets that are unique to the region
that I search.
is what I call the "compadre" links. It lists a few select sources of
items similar to the products sold by Border Antiques.
I last visited this carver of masks, he was in his late nineties. The
link leads to one interesting visit and interview with this very
|This site lists
masks collected and chosen by me on
a monthly basis for a Mexican mask wall of fame. The list was begun in
2005. After a few
years, and fewer and less productive trips to my source of quality
masks, I then selectedt only one mask at the end of each year. As of 1 January 2015, after a completed decade, I no longer add more selections. I have renamed the site Mexican Masks of the Decade (2005-2014) Wall of Fame.
is my personal genealogy site called:
Kostohryz -- Rydel
Looking Back 400 Years
||As a part of the
genealogy study of my ancestors we made this trip to the Czech Republic
for the old Homesteads
Trip to the Czech Republic
||A friend in San Miguel de
Allende Guanajuato Mexico asked that I assist his family sell a
valuable piece of property located downtown, two and
one-half blocks from the Jardin. Click on the picture for more details.