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The Finding of a Classic

   by Bernard L. Warren


& CO

Imagine stumbling around in brush and high grass along an abandoned railroad grade and almost tripping over an undiscovered style of an 1870ís to 1880ís classic porcelain insulator in mint condition. Nice! Imagine that insulator ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish


The Marlborough National show was very exciting for porcelain collectors. A lot of interesting porcelain could be found scattered around and a number of rare insulators, too. Naturally it was close to Fred Locke country and several different styles could be found on dealerís tables such as several brown U-925ís, ...                    [more]


The Great CD 123 E.C.& M. Discovery!

   by Dwayne Anthony


It was the summer of í94, in Northern California, that an astonishing discovery occurred. Construction workers, excavating in an area that was once a late 1800ís refuse dump, unearthed one of the most incredible finds in the history of insulator collecting. Buried several feet below the surface for 100 ...                    [more]


Bea Lines

   by H.G. "Bea" Hyve


Last time ďBea LinesĒ went to Washington, so letís go clear across the country this time, to Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, to interview Claude Wambold. Usually I choose collectors I know well, which isnít the case with Claude, but from all accounts, he is a nice guy and a dedicated insulator buff. ...                    [more]


The Hidden Value of Insulator Reference Material

   by Mark Lauckner


Until taking on this book project, I never really understood or appreciated the huge amount of work that is involved in providing reference material for the hobby.

In early 1991 I started working on a visual reference for the many kinds of Canadian railway insulators. This was to be for my own personal use, as I had ...                    [more]

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