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What Is It? June 2014

What Is It? June 2014

We had several correct guesses for June’s What Is It. Our winners are: Jean Helzer of Arvada, Colorado; Joan Bond, Franktown, etc. All three of these items are miniature sculpture cases for mea- suring tapes which are rewound manually, by turning a knob on top of the inexpensive German-made coach, winding the crank in the brass mandolin’s base or twisting […]

by · September 3, 2014 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? July 2014

What Is It? July 2014

We had several correct answers to our July’s What Is It. Congratulations to Jean Roller, Boulder, Colorado; Ronald Moreschini, D.D.S., Pueblo, Colorado; Patty Echelmeyer, Wheat Ridge, Colorado; Sharon Filzen of Monument, Colorado and Jerome McLaren of Conifer, Colorado. You have all won a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector. The object pictured above is a wonderful old butter mold. […]

by · September 2, 2014 · 0 comments · What Is It?
The Games People Played

The Games People Played

By Carol J. Perry I was a lucky little kid. My Dad worked for Parker Brothers, the famous Salem, Massachusetts game manufacturer. I was raised, it seems now, amidst a cheerful, colorful clutter of wonderful games. Sometimes I was allowed to visit the big old rambling factory where Daddy was foreman of the Box Department. I watched, fascinated, as bright, […]

by · September 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Red Cross Left Impressive Record In Deed, Postcards

Red Cross Left Impressive Record In Deed, Postcards

The American Red Cross has an enduring as well as an endearing record in American history. Just less than 110 years ago, in 1905, Congress authorized the charter for that remarkable organization which remains in effect today. In addition to setting forth the organization’s purpose during wartime, the charter also provided for international or national disaster relief. Not long after […]

by · September 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Moveable Figurines Span The Centuries

Moveable Figurines Span The Centuries

By Anne Gilbert A single touch and they move, almost by magic. Call then nodders, bubble-heads or bobbin-heads, these fanciful figures have been fascinating collectors for centuries. When they were first made by Johann Joachim Kandler for the Meissen porcelain factory around 1730 they were known as “Pagoda figurines” or “Chinese nodding figurines.” The figurines had moving heads, hands and […]

by · August 12, 2014 · 1 comment · Feature Article