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A Bullish Look at Bull Collectibles

A Bullish Look at Bull Collectibles

By Robert Reed Historians will tell you that the bull was a sign of good economic news even back in the 18th century. The unanswered question really is why it was so. Dealers on the London Stock Exchange were called bulls if they though the value of stocks and bonds would be rising. They believed stocks and bonds they had […]

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Comfort Food Goes Fancy in Old Tureens

Comfort Food Goes Fancy in Old Tureens

By Anne Gilbert Its time to bring the almost forgotten tureen back to the dinner table. Give a little elegance to crock pot food with a vintage or antique tureen. When they were first introduced in the late 17th century, tureens of silver and fine porcelain graced royal tables. At the same time pottery tureens appeared on peasant’s tables, primarily […]

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What Is It? May 2017

What Is It? May 2017

We had several correct guesses for our May’s What Is It. Yes, these are pharmacist measurers. Tapered glass graduates with calibrations in ounces and drams are easy to find. They are still made, but most modern ones have metric markings in addition to the apothecary measures. These are from about 1875.   Our winners are: Dottie Unruh of Lakewood, Colorado (Dottie […]

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Electricity Makes Women Free

Electricity Makes Women Free

By Carol Mobley   Nothing has changed the modern kitchen more than the introduction of electricity.   The early 1900’s kitchen had the ice box on the back porch and wood stove in the kitchen.  With electricity the refrigerator was moved inside the kitchen and it became the focal point instead of the stove.  By 1930 Westinghouse Electric boasted that “electricity makes women […]

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About Table Mountain Treasures Doll Club

About Table Mountain Treasures Doll Club

Chartered in 1977,  Table Mountain Treasures Doll Club is a non profit group of doll collectors and enthusiasts who are dedicated to the history and preservation of antique and collectible dolls. The club has sponsored a very successful annual doll show. This year is their 40th. Proceeds go to charitable and club activities, such as the annual Christmas party for children […]

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