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What Is It? May 2018

What Is It? May 2018

Send your answers to the What Is It contest, postmarked by May 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 · May 8, 2018 · 0 comments · What Is It?
4000 Buffalo Robes

4000 Buffalo Robes

   By Carol Mobley    The old west wasn’t that long ago. Montana Territory was established in 1864 and became a state in 1889, only 129 years ago. Personal letters and other documents tell the story of the taming of Montana Territory. Living conditions were harsh and many people lived in fear of Native Americans.    One such personal letter was recently […]

by · April 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
‘Antiquese’ A Must for Beginning Collectors

‘Antiquese’ A Must for Beginning Collectors

By Anne Gilbert    The antiques world is filled with fancy names and descriptions, many in French, even for Asian antiques. What appears to be the simplest object, may not be described in a simple way on the internet or in an antique shop. For instance you see a small, silver spoon in an unusual shape. It is labeled “caddy” spoon. […]

by · April 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Florence’s B & B Pawn and Antiques

Florence’s B & B Pawn and Antiques

   By Jon DeStefano    Florence, the Antique Capitol of Colorado is known for its many outstanding and unique antique shops and B & B Pawn and Antiques at the beginning of town is certainly one of them. When Allen and Sara bought the building nearly three years ago this September, it had been there since the 1960’s but had never […]

by · April 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Yessiree, Folks, Spring It Is

Yessiree, Folks, Spring It Is

   By Sandy Dale     I just returned from my morning stroll along Main Street. It is, indeed, SPRING. The more courageous flowers in the sidewalk planters are popping their little periscope heads up to check the weather. It could still snow next week, but today we must celebrate the warm sunshine. I like to do that by visiting my favorite […]

by · April 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article