What Is It?

What Is It? December 2019

What Is It? December 2019

Send your answers to the What Is It contest, postmarked by December 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 · December 6, 2019 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? November 2019

What Is It? November 2019

We had no correct guesses for our November What Is It. Since it was Thanksgiving time, we thought surely you would know it is a tool to lift the turkey from the baking pan onto the cutting board. Thanks to those who ventured a guess. Why not try to identify our Dec. What Is it?

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What Is It? October 2019

What Is It? October 2019

After the November Mountain States Collector went to press we had a call from John Dietrich of Westminster, Colorado. He identified the October What Is It! Yea! He tells us he, in fact, has three of them himself. It is a hot lid lifter especially for a metal lid. Thanks, John, we are so glad you were able to help […]

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What Is It? September 2019

What Is It? September 2019

   This mysterious object is a netsuke. These finger-sized carvings are Japanese. This netsuke is of woven cane and is a box perhaps intended for flower petals. Although made in the 19th Century it is still in fine condition. We had no corect guesses for the September What Is It. See if you can help Sherry Gregg know what the October […]

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What Is It? August 2019

What Is It? August 2019

 We had no correct answers for our August What Is It. This item is an ancient baby-feeding device. Roman terra-cotta bottles, such as the rare Third Century A.D. nurser pictured above have been uncovered, with dried milk inside, at infant burial sites. It may have been the very thing that caused the baby’s death. The mortality rate for bottle-fed children […]

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