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A Marriage Of Glass



Display by:
Steve Schingler 
40 Spring Branch Court 
Newnan, GA 30265 770-253-7028 

1st Place N.I.A. Go-Withs

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Insulator Factories -- Part of the Community



Display by:
Rick Soller 
4086 Blackstone Avenue 
Gurnee, IL 60031 847-782-8602 

Usually when collectors think of insulator factories, the focus is on the products they manufacture, not the role the factory has in the community. ...                    [more]


Mickey's World



Display by:
Alan Stastny
P.O. Box 23
Arcanum, Ohio 453-0023

A world of Mickey Mice (CD 257) which includes the back row of 10th Anniversary N.I.A. (1983) commemoratives in 7-up green, amber, white milkglass, ...                    [more]


Researching the Road of Colors



Display by: 
Clay Bledsoe, age 7
1140 Ranchero Avenue 
Titusville, FL 32780 

1st N.I.A. Junior

Frank Miller of Tulsa, Oklahoma began the National Show glass commemorative ...                    [more]


Insulators of the Confederacy



Display by:
Doug MacGillvary
79 New Bolton Road 
Manchester, CT 06040-3722 

Dr. Fredrick Griffin Memorial Award 
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The Early Worm always gets the peaches!



Atlanta offered collectors a lot of interesting items -- for sale, not for sale, for trade, or just show and tell. 
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Thomas Edison and General Electric Company



Display by:
Will Havener
8785 Rosemark Road
Millington, TN 38053 

What makes this display exceptional is that Will is a first time displayer in ...                    [more]


"Kissin' Cousins"



Display by:
Tom and Alice Moulton
1911 Preservation Drive
Plant City, FL 33567-5745 
corkscru1@aol.com or amouI01954@aol.com

A perfect match of a couple's collecting interests - jars and insulator's. Beautifully ...                    [more]


A History of Show Directories from NIA Conventions



Display by:
Kevin Lawless
(with anecdotes from the shows!)
3363 Guilderland Avenue, Apt. 3
Schenectady, NY 12306-1820

For all but three of our insulator nationals, a show directory of some sort ...                    [more]


Editor's Pick



Wouldn't you have had a difficult time choosing the winners of the displays? However, the display that held the theme of the show was one that was not a winner, except in the exceptional glass and history shared about the glass from the southern states. Congrats, Jim Meyer.

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Brookfields in Clear, Purple, Gray and SCA



Display by:
James Frustieri 
5 Hillside Road 
Hackettstown, NJ 07840-4111 

1st Place N.I.A. Specialty

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Men of High Voltage - Elihu Thomson, Edwin Houston & Thomas Edison



Display by:
Kathleen Edwards 
1726 Rogers Road, Mt. Airy, NC 27030 
336-351-4850 gladsome@usa.net

1st Place N.I.A. General 
Milholland Education Award 
Best use of ...                    [more]


Somewhere Over the Rainbow



Display by:
Sally Smith

Only the paint brush of an artist could compliment the rainbow of colors found in the various lightning rod ball patterns with the appropriate, colorful signage.                                             ...                    [more]


Radio Antenna Insulators and Lightning Arrestors



Display by:
Lois Blair
105 State Route 56 
London, OH 43140 

A rainbow of color in both the glass and porcelain radio antenna insulators has been assembled by Lois Blair over a number of years. One ...                    [more]


Porcelain Spools



Display by:
Rick Soller 
4086 Blackstone Avenue 
Gurnee, IL 60031 847-782-8602 
com57 4@clc.cc.il.us

1st Place N.I.A. Porcelain 
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Variety is the Spice of Life and Insulators are so spicy!!



Display by:
Scott Pahl
195 Mt. Pisgah Road S.W. 
Supply, NC 28462-6307

1st Place N.I.A. Threaded

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CD Variety in Glass and Porcelain



Display by: 
Ben and Sabine Kelley 
714.1 Whitfield Drive 
Riverdale, GA 30296-2107 
770-997 -5790

Best use of Threaded CDs 
in memory of 
Jim Overstreet (DJIC)

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"Mr. Blob"



Display by:
James Doty
2026 Finch Court
Simi Valley, CA 93063-:3720 
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The People



"So, if I put it in the sun in AZ, will it turn darker?", Kevin Jacobson asked Dwayne Anthony.
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Hemingray Carnivals



Display by:
Bob Stahr 
11728 Leonardo Drive 
Saint John, IN 46373-9448 

1st Place N.I.A. Color

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Color South of the Border



Display by: 
Keith Roloson
6220 Carriage Court 
Cumming, GA 30040-9111 

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32nd Annual N.I.A. Convention

   by Carol McDougald


July 4th weekend was "sweet tea" time in "hot-Ianta" ...and if your excuse was "kudzu" couldn't come, you missed a great show!!

Dudley and Sandy Ellis exuded southern hospitality as they and members of the Dixie Jewels Insulator Club hosted the 2001 Atlanta national show. The Ellises ...                    [more]


Insulators Found in the Southern United States



Display by:
Jim Meyer
3310 State Road 40
Ormond Beach, FL 32174.-2537 

1st Place N.I.A. Threaded

My display is limited to insulators found in the southern United States. ...                    [more]


NO! These are not slag glass insulators!!



Display by:
Ken Roberts
1304 Huntsville Hills Drive
Huntsville, AL 35802 

Although they look like insulators, these multi-colored items are actually automobile ashtrays! They were used in cars during the 1925-1955 era. It is ...                    [more]


Spratt's Patent



Display by:
Glenn Drummond

1st Place N.I.A. Lightning Rod Equipment 
Bob and Phoebe Adams Showmanship Award
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Awards Banquet - Steve Marks, N.I.A. President



Two of the National Insulator Association's goals' are to promote the "insulator story" to the general public; and to educate existing collectors on various aspects of the hobby. 

By having these goals, the NIA hopes to increase interest in insulator collecting, so that new collectors will be ...                    [more]


Stubby's Insulators



Display by:
Jimmy Burns
16784 Ardmore
Conroe, TX 77302-5393 

At age thirteen, during my seventh grade year, I began to collect insulators. The same year, 1968, I won my friend Stubby for selling the most magazines in my ...                    [more]

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