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Message to readers about contents for this month....



Shades of Greatness

   by Howard Banks & Dave Hall


We're calling this month's featured color section "Hall's Helmets... Shades of Greatness." Insulators displayed on the following pages are varieties of CD 260 California cable insulators, fondly referred to by collectors as "helmets". These examples are from the collection of ...                    [more]


Sidepin Profile

    By Gayner "Ted" Armstrong


David R. Wiecek 
Home: Warren, New Jersey 
Born: January 8, 1966 
Collecting Since: 1979

Specialty: Threaded colored glass, early threaded glass, 
glass with milk and ...                    [more]


Insulator of the Month - "The BLIZ"


The winter of 2003 has been just nasty in parts of the country, but not for collector Ray Heim. Ray obtained this "blizzard in an insulator" from a bottle collector who acquired it in the purchase of a small bottle collection in Northern Illinois. It's an 1871 & 1893 dated CD 134 Hemingray with the ...                    [more]


Letters to Editor, continued


Tobacco Road (More memories from Ed Hollar)

Ed writes, I had been collecting for about two years (1960's) when one day a foreman named Ted asked me if I had been down to the old cable yard. It was about two miles way from where we were working, in a small town nearby. I didn't ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Richard Wentzel


What determines if an insulator should be classified as foreign? Simply put, it's a matter of perspective -- global perspective. For example, the insulators contained in the trucks shown below would not be considered foreign by American collectors, but they would by Brazilian ...                    [more]

   A Magazine for Collectors

   Photos from "Crown Jewels of the Wire," March 2003

CJ In Color!

The following photos are from the March 2003 Crown Jewels of the Wire magazine. These have been provided by the publisher for those wishing to see a color rendition of the black and white photos ...                    [more]




Editor's note: A collector who wishes to be called "The Rhino" has agreed to answer questions sent in by readers. If you want to know more about an insulator related topic, write Crown Jewels or send an email to: editor@cjow.com                                                                               
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