Archive for September, 2019

The 1930s Collectible Colors: Change During the Great Depression

The 1930s Collectible Colors: Change During the Great Depression

By Tom Cotter Fenton photos by Barb Garrison; Fenton Mandarin Red Roberta Hankins, Cambridge and New Martinsville photos by Tom Cotter    This article continues my exploration into the grand era of color in the U.S. glass industry between 1920 and 1940 (see Mountain States Collector, September, 2018, The Colorful 20s). What could possibly happen to the U.S. glass industry during […]

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Florence’s Baker’s Rack All Things Kitchen Grand Opening Sept. 21

Florence’s Baker’s Rack All Things Kitchen Grand Opening Sept. 21

By Mary McGrail    A new gadget and gift shop has opened in Florence at 118 East Main. Bakers Rack is an all-encompassing shop for kitchen utensils, home decor, placements, and much more!    Owners Mary McGrail and Debbie Price are two friends that saw a need for a home goods store in Fremont County. McGrail owned Classic Catering for 10 years […]

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What Is It? September 2019

What Is It? September 2019

Send your answers to the What Is It contest, postmarked by September 20, to the Mountain States Collector, P.O. Box 1003, Bailey, CO 80421. At least three winners will be drawn. Winners will receive a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector.

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Furniture: America’s Romance with the Armchair

Furniture: America’s Romance with the Armchair

By Robert Reed    It might be difficult to determine the fairest armchair of all in historical America. There were many styles with many origins.    According to one expert writing many decades ago it could have been the Windsor armchair. Initially such chairs, with and without arms, were made in small villages in a certain region of England. However, the American […]

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Antique Detective: Vintage & Antique Tex-Mex Items Interesting

Antique Detective: Vintage & Antique Tex-Mex Items Interesting

By Anne Gilbert    It’s been a couple of decades since antique and vintage objects from Mexico and New Mexico were “HOT” collectibles. This included rare Spanish Colonial furniture and religious pieces. However, once again there is a growing interest in the craftsmanship of those eras.    New-Mexican furniture was made until about 1850 by skilled Spanish and Indian “carpinteros” with shops […]

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