2000 >> May  

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Glass Junk From Harrisburg

   by Gus Stafford


So there I am, logged onto the daily insulator show on eBay. I checked out all the usual suspects by searching for "insulator*" (including descriptions, of course!). I almost went for a beautiful purple crackle glass Hemingray 42 that had been shaped into a one-of-a-kind candle holder, but I ...                    [more]


Likes & Dislikes of Digging Hemingray

   by Roger Lucas


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Mac's Believe It Or Not!

   by John McDougald


New Finds and Old Stories

One of the blessings of being in the business of trying to keep up with all the known listings of insulators is the number of contacts that are generated through the magazine, the mail and now the electronic media from collectors who ...                    [more]


Fake & Altered Insulators - Artificially Induced Colors

   by Dwayne Anthony, NIA #3619


Forgeries, fakes and physical alterations appear to be an escalating concern for nearly all categories of collectibles and antiquities. The prestigious and "electrifying" hobby of insulator collecting is, unfortunately, no exception. Of particular concern is the recent escalation of color altered ...                    [more]


Porcelain Insulator News

   by Elton Gish


In July 1999, we discussed two rather large wall entrance tubes. The white tube was about two feet long, six inches in diameter and dated 1906. The smaller brown-glazed tube was nearly three feet long and 2-1/2" in diameter. It had the "THOMAS" marking on one end. We now know that this is actually the ...                    [more]

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