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American Advertising Treasures: HALLOWEEN  BLOTTERS

American Advertising Treasures: HALLOWEEN BLOTTERS

By Roy Nuhn One of the wondrous things about early 20th-century advertising blotters, those miniature billboards once handed out to customers by local stores and manufacturers of all sorts of goods, is their diversity.  Many topicals can be found, including Uncle Sam, automobiles, Disney characters, presidential, political and military.  The artwork of many American artists, such as Norman Rockwell and […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? October 2014

What Is It? October 2014

  We had one correct answer for our October’s What Is It. Dennis Thode of Broomfield, Colorado correctly identified the object as a holder for powder papers. It is a 19th Century pharmacy tool —a powder folder used to hold meds in the days before solid tablets. He is correct! It is a brass powder folder which was listed in […]

by · October 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Feature Article, What Is It?
Sonachi Navajo Weaving Company presents Inventory Closeout

Sonachi Navajo Weaving Company presents Inventory Closeout

The Navajo weavings for sale at the October 4 & 5 Show at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel in Lakewood are from the 1930′s to the 21st century and include all styles, colors and sizes. The weavers are as young as 14 and as old as 71. Many so-called “master weavers” will be represented. A small selection of weavings for […]

by · September 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? September

What Is It? September

We had several correct answers for our September’s What Is It. Congratulations to Jeanne Reynolds of Nederland, Colorado; Jacque Rutledge, Northglenn, Colorado; Carolyn Kundel, Roland, Iowa; Jonathan Bond, Franktown, Colorado; Sylvia Robertson, Evergreen, Colorado; and Violet Easterling, Edgewater, Colorado. You have all correctly identified the objects as pestles to grind things in a mortar or mashers. Called beetles, the beaters […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? August 2014

What Is It? August 2014

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

by · September 3, 2014 · 0 comments · What Is It?