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What Is It? October 2020

What Is It? October 2020

Send your answers to the What Is It contest, postmarked by October 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 · October 5, 2020 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? September 2020

What Is It? September 2020

   We had one guess for our September What Is It. Carol Klomp of Boulder, Colorado thinks it might be a yerba mate gourd. We think that is a good possibility.    Another idea is that it looks like a Victorian, English, hinged container with silver trim. If it is wood it could be a humidor or tobacco jar. Thanks for helping […]

by · September 6, 2020 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? August 2020

What Is It? August 2020

  We had two correct guesses for our August What Is It. Dennis Thode of Broomfield, Colorado says, “The vessels displayed are pharmaceutical graduates-conical used by “druggists” for measuring liquids.” Terry Cook of Fort Morgan, Colorado says, “I am thinking the glass resembles chemistry beakers. But the pic is so shaded it is hard to see if the glass is […]

by · July 30, 2020 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? July 2020

What Is It? July 2020

    We had several correct answers for our July’s What Is It. This picture is from the book by Margaret Lynn Rosack called The Expanded Guide to Collecting Trivets. In the book she had this bit of advice:    “During hard times the prevailing thought is to hunker down, be frugal, continue to save, and hope that the economy improves soon, […]

by · July 1, 2020 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? June 2020

What Is It? June 2020

   We had several guesses for our June What Is It. Jerry Michals of Aurora and Byron Roderick of Broomfield, Colorado correctly identified the object as a Muffin Bell, so called for two brass dome bells with an interior clapper. Mr. Michals tells us the muffin bell (ca early 1800s) was originally used by volunteer fire companies in the Eastern USA […]

by · June 1, 2020 · 0 comments · What Is It?