What Is It?

What Is It? October 2015

What Is It? October 2015

We had two correct answers for our October What Is It. Judy Hess of Greeley, Colorado and Jerome McLaren of Conifer, Colorado both identified the item as a foot warmer. This particular foot warmer is from the 1890s. It is lined with raccoon fur. It served a dual purpose: closed, it kept a lady’s feet toasty, when the tooled Moroccan-leather […]

by · October 7, 2015 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? September 2015

What Is It? September 2015

We had one correct answer for our September’s What Is It. Carol Vilkaitis of Loveland, Colorado identified the object this way: “What a nice surprise when I saw the Sept.’s What Is It in your recent issue. I actually have one of these Spanish Galleon wall pockets hanging on my wall. I always admired it when it was hanging in […]

by · September 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article, What Is It?
What Is It? August 2015

What Is It? August 2015

Send your answers to the What Is It contest, postmarked by August 20, to the Mountain States Collector, P.O. Box 1003, Bailey, CO 80421. Three winners will be drawn. Winners receive a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector.

by · August 2, 2015 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? July 2015

What Is It? July 2015

Though we had several guesses for our July’s What Is It, no one was able to identify these pretty turtles for what they are.  These are hotel turtle desk bells. Usually brass, when the head or tail is pressed down, a bell rings. These are another example of the many collections of our friends Dixie and Larry Kilborn. In a reference […]

by · July 2, 2015 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? June 2015

What Is It? June 2015

 Our friends, Dixie and Larry Kilborn,  provided last month’s What Is It. Devoted collectors, Dixie and Larry have several wonderful collections. One is a toy collection which includes these cute little fellows. They are Ramp Walkers. These fun little characters waddle down a ramp. They can be raced or just walk alone. There have been many manufacturers of this traditional toy […]

by · June 5, 2015 · 0 comments · What Is It?