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The Appraiser’s Diary: Explore Colorado This November

The Appraiser’s Diary: Explore Colorado This November

By Rachel Hoffman    We all want to have fun. It’s a well-known fact, but it’s an unexplained instinct. What is fun? And how do we have it? Our personality, values, and age influence what we consider and do for fun. Some people always stay within their comfort zone thereby maintaining a certain dignity. Others are risk-takers and will try new […]

by · November 10, 2018 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
Fitzhugh Porcelain — Separating the Legend of Fitzhugh Porcelain from Fact

Fitzhugh Porcelain — Separating the Legend of Fitzhugh Porcelain from Fact

 By Anne Gilbert   If you are a beginning collector of Chinese export porcelain the name Fitzhugh can be confusing and important. While Fitzhugh is an English name, it is also the pattern name for some very expensive Chinese export porcelain. Among the patterns’ claim to fame is its rarity. It is one of the most expensive examples of porcelain exported […]

by · November 10, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? November 2018

What Is It? November 2018

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 9, 2018 · 0 comments · What Is It?
The Corkscrew — A Thing of Beauty

The Corkscrew — A Thing of Beauty

By Paul Luchsinger “We are but temporary custodians of everything that we collect.” This philosophy reflects the decision made by all antiquities collectors.    As he approaches the healthy age of 90, Paolo de Sanctis, the doyen of Italian corkscrew collectors, and publisher of several books on the subject, is selling the collection he started 60 years ago. Like most major […]

by · October 11, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
St. Vrain’s Pumpkin Pie Days Celebrates 49 Years

St. Vrain’s Pumpkin Pie Days Celebrates 49 Years

By Dale Bernard    During the summer of 1969, the nation marveled as man first set foot on the moon, young people from across the nation gathered in Woodstock to celebrate the Age of Aquarius, and young mothers introduced their children to a new tv show called Sesame Street. Here in Longmont, the members of the St. Vrain Historical Society were […]

by · October 11, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article