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What Is It? May 2021

What Is It? May 2021

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

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What Is It? April 2021

What Is It? April 2021

We had three correct answers for our April’s What Is it. Bill Evans of Elizabeth, Colorado tells us this is a Dobbs & Co. Fifth Avenue Hat Box from the 1950s/1960s. The company was located at 242 Fifth Ave. in New York City starting in 1908. Dobbs & Co. was designed from the start to be a retail outlet for […]

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What Is It? March 2021

What Is It? March 2021

   We had several correct guesses for our March What Is It. Michele Pontious of Belleair, Florida; Elsie Loyle of Wichita, Kansas; Jerome McLaren of Conifer, Colorado, (who pointed out that these are ancient Roman ring keys. Circa 100-400 A.D. Made of bronze and iron); Terry Cook of Ft. Morgan, Colorado, added these keys were “used for homes, gates, etc., around […]

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What Is It? February 2021

What Is It? February 2021

We had several correct guesses for our February’s What Is It!    Congratulations to Dennis Dahl, Denver, Colorado; Terry Cook, Ft. Morgan, Colorado, who says, “This is a dropside toaster from the 1920s to 1930s. I believe it is electric even though no cord is visible. Sometimes you can see one in a table scene in an old movie;” Jerome McLaren […]

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What Is It? January 2021

What Is It? January 2021

   We had quite a few guesses for our January What Is It. Briefly as Serge Silver of Golden said, “This is a sterling silver Victorian-era chatelaine with seven implements.” Suzanne Capra of Wheat Ridge adds, “Victorian women wore this attached to a belt and it contained sewing items or any other thing the lady chose to wear.” Jean Helzer of […]

by · January 4, 2021 · 0 comments · What Is It?