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Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day

 Freedom comes at a high price when men and women have to risk and sacrifice their lives for the nation we have built and way of life we have come to enjoy. The men and women who have served our country in times of war and peace are some of our nation’s best citizens. We justly honor them on Veterans […]

by · November 2, 2022 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Florence: 1870’s – 1970’s

Florence: 1870’s – 1970’s

by · November 2, 2022 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Faded Glory of Advertising Almanacs

Faded Glory of Advertising Almanacs

By Robert Reed  People would probably guess that Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac is one of the most prized of historic almanacs in the country. And they would be right. A 1749 issue recently brought $3,000 at a leading auction gallery.  However a great many advertising almanacs are still out there – if not undiscovered at least at relatively reasonable […]

by · November 2, 2022 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? November 2022

What Is It? November 2022

Send your answers to the What Is It contest, postmarked by November 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.

by · November 1, 2022 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Military Playsets Produced by the Louis Marx Co.

Military Playsets Produced by the Louis Marx Co.

By Robert Reed  Over a period of approximately 15 years, from the late 1940s into the 1970s, military playsets were one of the nation’s most popular and prolific toys. Scores and scores of the sets were produced by the Louis Marx Company which was the leader in playset manufacturing and marketing. Military sets in particular probably outdistanced their space, farm […]

by · November 1, 2022 · 0 comments · Feature Article