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What Is It? October 2021

What Is It? October 2021

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 4, 2021 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? September 2021

What Is It? September 2021

We had several guesses for our September’s What Is it. Marjorie McLaren of Anchorage, Alaska, knew exactly what it is. She writes: “It is a molded glass perfume bottle, and related box, produced in 1927 by Les Parfums de Rosine in Paris, France. The perfume was named “Spirit of Sant Louis” in honor of the plane flown by Charles Lindbergh […]

by · September 2, 2021 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? August 2021

What Is It? August 2021

   Golden Haired Woman Figurehead attributed to Louis Joubin, 1883; 73 inches high; sold for $98,600 in 2008. Photo courtesy of Northeast Auctions.    The golden-haired figurehead in her white and green gown seems confident and casual about her ability to calm Neptune. Battling the wind she embodies the spirit of the sailing ship as she looks down over the waves. Soothing […]

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What Is It? July 2021

What Is It? July 2021

   We had no correct answers for our July’s What Is It. Perhaps if we had shown the front view it would have been easier to identify.    This object is a combination lock made in 1869. The exquisite workmanship, even its brass mechanism, visible in this rear view, is decorated.    It was made by the Herring Company of New York City. […]

by · July 8, 2021 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? June 2021

What Is It? June 2021

   William McLaren of Anchorage, Alaska correctly identified the June’s What Is It pictured to the left. He tells us it is “a German-made, 1950’s Schuco Elektro Ingenico 5311 battery-operated, remote-controlled, tin maroon sedan with chrome accents. The sedan was modeled from the Buick V-8 of that period.    Schuco began in Nuremberg, Germany in 1912, as Schreyer & Co. In 1921 […]

by · June 5, 2021 · 0 comments · What Is It?