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Old-School Baits: Antique Fishing Lures and Why They’re Collectible

Old-School Baits: Antique Fishing Lures and Why They’re Collectible

By Robbie Pavey    Best Imitation of a Catfish: The Bullhead, made by Paw Paw Bait Co. of Paw Paw, Michigan, dates to the 1930s. The bait was short-lived — probably due to the difficulty in shaping its elaborate body. The Bullhead baits even had carved lips and hand-painted whiskers.    Most Artistic Rendition of Frogskin: The wooden “Wotta Frog” was made […]

by · July 8, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The Appraiser’s Diary: American Eagle Emblem of Our Republic

The Appraiser’s Diary: American Eagle Emblem of Our Republic

By Rachel Hoffman    The American eagle is the emblem of our republic and one of the most beloved collectibles to be found in every state. The collecting of American eagles promotes an interest in the history of the United States and unites us as a people.    In 1782 the United States Congress chose the bald eagle as the national emblem. […]

by · July 1, 2018 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
Romance Is In the Air

Romance Is In the Air

By Sandy Dale   It is definitely too hot to work in the garden. Time to go inside where it’s cool, sip a lemonade and read a romance novel. Well, probably not a romance novel for me, but I did pick up a great decorating book at one of our thrift shops called Romantic Style. Every year about this time […]

by · July 1, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Bastille Day Celebration

Bastille Day Celebration

Celebrate Bastille Day in an old, Norman-style inn July 14! Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, live music, silent auction. Proceeds help support Hotel de Paris Museum. Hotel de Paris 409 6th St. Georgetown, CO 80444 303-569-2311

by · July 1, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article

What Is It? July 2018

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

by · July 1, 2018 · 0 comments · What Is It?