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What Is It? December 2015

What Is It? December 2015

We had several correct guesses for our December’s What Is It.  Carolyn Kundel, Roland, Iowa; Fred Clark, Jr., Colorado Springs, Colorado; Nancy Richards, Littleton, Colorado; Jeannie Reynolds, Nederland, Colorado and Suzanne Capra, Wheat Ridge, Colorado all correctly identified the object pictured as a fluting machine. Congratulations! You have all won a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector. The American Machine […]

by · November 25, 2015 · 0 comments · What Is It?
The Paper Memories of Thanksgiving

The Paper Memories of Thanksgiving

By Robert Reed The grand holiday of Thanksgiving has been celebrated in many ways over the decades, and a surprising amount of it remains in memories of paper. Trade cards, holiday postcards, magazine covers, menus, and colorful decorations have all faithfully carried the enduring Thanksgiving theme nationwide. Historians have long noted that President George Washington delivered an address proclaiming the […]

by · November 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The Appraiser’s Diary: START NOW!

The Appraiser’s Diary: START NOW!

Passionate collectors of all kinds have taught me some vital lessons about success and motivation that I would like to share with you, especially from my doll collectors. They get their minds fixed on something and then they GO FOR IT. They figure out any way to make it happen. They might call the doll shop 15 times and finagle […]

by · November 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
What Is It? November 2015

What Is It? November 2015

We had two correct answers to last month’s What Is It contest. Congratulations to Carolyn Kundel of Roland, Iowa and Vicky Kellen of Castle Pines, Colorado. You have won a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector. Vicky Kellen writes, “I have not entered your contest for quite a while, and the times that I did enter, I felt certain […]

by · November 4, 2015 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Heidelberg Antiques, European Quality and Charm

Heidelberg Antiques, European Quality and Charm

By Jon DeStefano After moving from Ohio, Diana Neisler started in the antique trade in Colorado with a booth in the Antique Guild. After awhile she moved out on her own and now operates Heidelberg Antiques at 1460 South Broadway on Historic Antique Row. Heidelberg Antiques is a unique shop in the heart of Antique Row at 1460 South Broadway, […]

by · October 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article