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What Is It? August 2019

What Is It? August 2019

Send your answers to the What Is It contest, postmarked by August 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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Our Unforgettable Gettysburg Experience

Our Unforgettable Gettysburg Experience

Compiled by Peggy DeStefano    Our trip to Gettysburg this July opened up our consciousness to the enormity of the affect of our Civil War. When trying to understand what happened there between July 1 and 3 of 1863, just consider the number of casualties from this 3 day battle. We learned that it claimed 27,000 Confederates and 23,000 Union soldiers […]

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History-Making Women’s World Cup — 4th Win for U.S. National Team

History-Making Women’s World Cup — 4th Win for U.S. National Team

   The United States has retained the Women’s World Cup, winning the biggest prize in international soccer for a record fourth time after beating the Netherlands 2-0 in the final.    The number one-ranked team in the world justified its pre-tournament favorite’s tag to win all seven of its matches in France.    Sports memorabilia collectors have a whole new area of treasures […]

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Collections of Memories

Collections of Memories

By Paula Svincek    The opportunity to have been reared under the tutelage of a collector and storyteller is an experience many have not enjoyed or don’t appreciate until memories are jogged by an artifact or a painting. The rich history of our nation is apparent in almost every shop in Florence.    Clay has been used for thousands of years, still […]

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What You Should Know About Old Toys Before You Buy or Throw Them Away

What You Should Know About Old Toys Before You Buy or Throw Them Away

By Anne Gilbert    Read this and shed a tear with me! Back in the late 1950s my son received one of the hottest toys on the market for Christmas. It was a bright red, tin plate robot named “Machine Man” that ran on a battery. It was one of a set of five different designs produced in Japan. The box […]

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