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BRAD HORN/Nevada Appeal Steve and Kim Sipe, owners of Sipe's Antiques, offer antiques along with custom restoration at their North Carson City store.

BRAD HORN/Nevada Appeal Steve and Kim Sipe, owners of Sipe's Antiques, offer antiques along with custom restoration at their North Carson City store.

Sipe's Antiques

3917 N. Carson St.

884-3900

Name: Steve Sipe

Position: Owner

The store: Antiques, especially furniture items, are sold. He also does custom restoration.

When it opened: The Carson City store opened in May, but he has been in the antique business over 20 years.

How he got interested in the business: He was injured in a forklift accident and started fixing up horse saddles and antiques on the side while he was recovering. An antique dealer noticed his work, and he started to get more serious about the profession.

His favorite kind of antiques: Things made between 1860 and 1910. "I love that Victorian period," he said.

Why he thinks he's drawn to antiques: "There was always something in my blood taking me to something old," he said.

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