Crown Jewels of the Wire is dedicated to the collectors of historic glass and porcelain insulators used by telegraph,
telephone, and electric power utilities. Insulators are the "crown jewels of the Wire."
What Are Insulators? "Insulators? You mean those glass things on the top of telephone poles?
I must have shot at hundreds of those things when I was a kid!" Insulator collectors hear that a lot,
as we attempt to explain just what it is that we collect. Hearing it usually makes us cringe,
wondering just what rare treasure that person shot off the crossarm those many years ago.