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What Is It? March 2015

What Is It? March 2015

We had several correct guesses for our March What Is It. Jack Chang, M.D. of Englewood, Colorado; Patty Echelmeyer of Denver, Colorado; Dottie Unruh of Lakewood, Colorado; Ronald Moreschini, D.D.S. of Pueblo, Colorado and Fred Clark of Colorado Springs, Colorado all correctly identified the object as a Japanese netsuke. Here is the story of this netsuke. It is carved by […]

by · March 4, 2015 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Art Deco Glass of the United States

Art Deco Glass of the United States

By Tom Cotter, January 13, 2015 Born in Europe, migrating to the United States, and, arguably, climaxing with either a 1925 exhibit in Paris or with the New York World’s Fair in 1939 and the beginning of World War II, Art Deco was a glimpse into the past shot through with the 20th Century conversion to mechanization. According to Wikipedia, […]

by · February 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? February 2015

What Is It? February 2015

We had quite a few correct guesses for our February’s What Is It! We think everyone is already dreaming of getting on the links. Yes, they are old golf balls! These golf balls tell the history of golf. A pre-1850 leather-covered featherie is at left, a guttie, used between 1845 and 1900 is at right. And a rubber ball (bottom) […]

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The Story Behind the Cards

The Story Behind the Cards

by Dede Horan Anyone who collects vintage postcards has probably come across ones of illustrated highway maps. If these maps were from the Midwest with detailed small illustrations, they may well have been designed by Gene McConnell, an artist and photographer from North Platte, Nebraska. He received his art training at the Denver Art Institute which he attended on the […]

by · January 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? January 2015

What Is It? January 2015

We had several correct answers to our January’s What Is It contest. Yes, the item is a toast holder or rack. This one is silver-plated from Cunard’s second Caronia, launched in 1947. It was bought in 1974 for five dollars at a shipboard sale after the vessel’s retirement. Congratulations to Cheryl Miller of Ft. Collins,  Colorado; Dottie Unruh of Lakewood, […]

by · January 4, 2015 · 0 comments · What Is It?