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The Paper Memories of Thanksgiving

The Paper Memories of Thanksgiving

By Robert Reed    The grand holiday of Thanksgiving has been celebrated in many ways over the decades, and a surprising amount of it remains in memories of paper.    Trade cards, holiday postcards, magazine covers, menus, and colorful decorations have all faithfully carried the enduring Thanksgiving theme nationwide.    Historians have long noted that President George Washington delivered an address proclaiming the […]

by · November 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
A New Spin on the Industrial Age Fuels Collectors

A New Spin on the Industrial Age Fuels Collectors

By Anne Gilbert    I forget who first said “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” It certainly is true these days when it comes to what is catching the eyes and purse strings of collectors and decorators these days. These objects range in age from antique to vintage, and take many forms from furniture and decorative accessories to lighting. […]

by · November 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? November 2017

What Is It? November 2017

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.  

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Rare Corkscrews Come In Many Shapes

Rare Corkscrews Come In Many Shapes

Provided by Paul Luchsinger      Collectible corkscrews are many and varied— a Romanian corkscrew museum with over 25,000 different corkscrews has the largest collection in the world. Most corkscrew users are familiar with simple straight pull “T” type corkscrew we all know (but dread to use on today’s frequently used plastic and composite corks).    There are 3 broad variations on […]

by · October 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
History of Pumpkin Pie Days: Don’t Miss Pumpkin Pie Days October 14 & 15

History of Pumpkin Pie Days: Don’t Miss Pumpkin Pie Days October 14 & 15

   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 facing the […]

by · October 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article