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Rustic Relics, a Most Unique Rock and Antique Shop

Rustic Relics, a Most Unique Rock and Antique Shop

By Jon DeStefano Every geologist has the first mineral they fall in love with. Linda Barton Cronoble was in her mid twenties visiting the Northern peninsula of Michigan when she found her first Katiki stone, which was an ancient fossil coral. It really captured her imagination. She was raised a fundamentalist Christian and her belief taught her that the world […]

by · September 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The Appraiser’s Diary: Handwritten Letters

The Appraiser’s Diary: Handwritten Letters

By Rachel Hoffman Last month, I received a hand written letter from Fred. He wrote to me to say that he appreciates my articles every month and looks forward to them and that he is a longtime friend of my mother from back in the days of doing shows at the Denver Merchandise Mart. How neat it was to open […]

by · September 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary, Feature Article
What Is It? September 2015

What Is It? September 2015

We had one correct answer for our September’s What Is It. Carol Vilkaitis of Loveland, Colorado identified the object this way: “What a nice surprise when I saw the Sept.’s What Is It in your recent issue. I actually have one of these Spanish Galleon wall pockets hanging on my wall. I always admired it when it was hanging in […]

by · September 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article, What Is It?
Beekeeping Depictions Date to 4,500 Years Ago

Beekeeping Depictions Date to 4,500 Years Ago

Editor’s Note: Hard to believe but life is teeming around us. The latest excitement regards the bees. We knew we had bees going in and out of our house near the garage, we just didn’t know how many we had. We called a beekeeper who was more than happy to help relocate the creatures. It turns out we had between […]

by · August 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? August 2015

What Is It? August 2015

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

by · August 2, 2015 · 0 comments · What Is It?