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My Obsession

   by Marvin Suggs


It all began back in 1976. The Nation was celebrating the bicentennial and I was a fourteen year old boy growing up in the East Texas town of Port Arthur. Other kids my age were interested in sports, girls or getting their driver’s license. I somehow became fascinated with insulators. From that first clear ...                    [more]


H.G.Co. Petticoat Beehives

   by H.G. "Bea" Hyve


A Closer Look - Part 4


It was once said, "Color can be a nutrient to the mind, just as vitamins are to the body." Colors do indeed delight us, and they bring satisfaction and pleasure when we see them. H. G. CO. PETTICOAT beehives come in a ...                    [more]


Not Just Another Box of 42's

   by Roger Lucas


The ad read:
Insulater collectors, many varieties $30

The first thought in my mind, especially since “insulater” was spelled wrong in the ad, was that it was probably a box of Hemingray 42’s, Hemingray 40’s, Hemingray 45’s, Whitall Tatum No. 1’s, H.G.Co. beehives, etc.

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The new information on the CD 782 in “The CD 782 - What Is It?”, by Morgan Davis (January 1996, p. 30) is indeed a great piece of news. Over ten years ago I obtained some pieces of insulators from the site of the Hamilton Glass Co. including an aqua Baby Battleford. One of the pieces turned out to be ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish


The Value Guide for Unipart and Multipart Porcelain Insulators that I introduced last year has met with very good success. About 200 have found their way into collector’s hands. The book could not have been written without the help of about 30 collectors who donated large amounts of time and energy ...                    [more]


A Most Incredible Journey & Reunion

   by Mike Guthrie, West Coast Correspondent


The First Leg of the Journey

About October of 1989 I met some folks at the Bakersfield Antique Show who collected Fry glass in various forms. Sometime after the meeting, I received a call from them asking if I would be interested in purchasing some Fry insulators ...                    [more]

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