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What Is It? January 2017

What Is It? January 2017

January’s What Is It is a piece of Carnival Glass, “the poor man’s Tiffany.” In an article written by Martie Grubenhoff in 2008 we learned that Carnival glass has been around for over one hundred years, gaining popularity in the collecting world from the 1950’s. The pressed and iridized glass was dubbed carnival glass when it was given as prizes […]

by · January 9, 2017 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? December 2016

What Is It? December 2016

  We had two correct answers for our December’s What Is It. Vicky Kellen of Castle Pines, Colorado guessed that the item is some sort of mold. Her mother-in-law has a cast iron rabbit mold and this reminds her of it. Suzanne Lee of Centennial,     Colorado believes this is an ice cream mold. She is right! Yes, this is a […]

by · December 4, 2016 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? November 2016

What Is It? November 2016

We had three correct answers to our November’s What Is It. Terry Cook of Fort Morgan, Colorado; Patty Echel-meyer of Denver, Colorado and Fred Clark of Colorado Springs, Colorado all correctly identified the objects as prehistoric stone axes. These are all lower grade tools. Two lack the shape and workmanship of finer examples. The two celt type axes are much […]

by · November 6, 2016 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? October 2016

What Is It? October 2016

We had several correct guesses for our October’s What Is It. Walter McKinstry, Jr. of Julesburg, Colorado captures the description. He writes, “Many hat pins from the Victorian period up to 1920s, 1930s have long steel points that went through large hats and piled up hair on ladies of style. Some used as defensive weapons. Smaller pins for pill box […]

by · October 3, 2016 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? September 2016

What Is It? September 2016

William Gibson of Littleton, Colorado thought the “what is it” might be a clothes pin and Terry Cook of Fort Morgan, Colorado thought this item might be used to hold a cloak together. Maybe it could be used in those ways. Technically, the item is a tent hook.  It was used in the American Revolution. It was used between 1778 and […]

by · September 7, 2016 · 0 comments · What Is It?