What Is It?

What Is It? November 2017

What Is It? November 2017

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. Three winners will be drawn. Winners will receive a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector.  

by · November 6, 2017 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? October 2017

What Is It? October 2017

We had no correct answers for our October’s What Is It. We were thinking with Thanksgiving around the corner certainly some pie baking individual might know the answer. In the photo you see tools for pie making which include chains and a pie weight.  

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What Is It? September 2017

What Is It? September 2017

Denise Collins of Colorado Springs, Colorado guessed that the item is an anenometer, a gauge for measuring the pressure or velocity of the wind. Nancy Johnson of the Vintage at the Hangar show tells us it is a Velometer, used to measure air current. It is from the 40s to 50s. Her dealer Amy Fegely of Los Angeles provided this […]

by · September 5, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article, What Is It?
What It Is? August 2017

What It Is? August 2017

Surprisingly, we had no correct answers for our August What Is It. The item pictured is a late 19th century, cast iron, store string holder. The ball of twine was placed on the spike that pierced the bowl. The perforated top was put on and the string was pulled through the holes. This cast iron configuration is 7” high. The […]

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What Is It? July 2017

What Is It? July 2017

July’s What Is It picture snuff boxes. Smoking related memorabilia is a popular theme to many collectors, Some of the earliest pieces come from the time of Washington and many wonderful examples come in the 1820-1870 range. Several of our readers were able to identify the What Is It. Congratulations to Christine Green of Westminster, Colorado; Dede Horan of Englewood, […]

by · July 6, 2017 · 0 comments · What Is It?