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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?
“Colonial Heroes” Patriotic Postcards

“Colonial Heroes” Patriotic Postcards

By Roy Nuhn   Patriotic postcards have long been a favorite topical with many collectors. Always included in this category are the several great historical sets published in the years between 1904 and 1910. These include “Donaldson’s American Heroes,” “Paul Revere’s Ride,” and the two presidential sets by Raphael Tuck & Sons.   But the best of all may well […]

by · July 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The ARC Thrift Store — Brightening Up South Broadway

The ARC Thrift Store — Brightening Up South Broadway

By Rachel Hoffman I have been a shopper of the ARC Thrift store on South Broadway for a number of years. Not only is it a great place to find the perfect chambray shirt or lightly used office chair or piece of home décor, it is a special part of our community on South Broadway’s Antique Row. The ARC is […]

by · July 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Ephemera, you say? Why should I collect it?

Ephemera, you say? Why should I collect it?

By Dede Horan Ephemera (ĭ-fĕm′ər-ə) is defined by Merriam Webster’s as “things that are important or useful for only a short time: items that were not meant to have lasting value.” These are paper items such as labels, tickets, menus, broadsides (sheet of paper with a printed message on the front side such as a poster announcing an event) and […]

by · July 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? July 2015

What Is It? July 2015

Though we had several guesses for our July’s What Is It, no one was able to identify these pretty turtles for what they are.  These are hotel turtle desk bells. Usually brass, when the head or tail is pressed down, a bell rings. These are another example of the many collections of our friends Dixie and Larry Kilborn. In a reference […]

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