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Seeing Red


Dear Howard. Thank you for the excellent CJOW article on red insulators in the February 2004 issue. I had long anticipated someone's highlighting these gems.

Frequently in 2002 and 2003, I recorded final Ebay bids for reddish and red amber insulators, mostly CD 272' s and CD 154' s. Some insulators were obviously ...                    [more]


Kids Korner


Andrew Larson found the suspension bell in the Leavenworth, WA area according to his Mom. Surrounding it are insulators donated to Andrew through the "Insulators for Kids" program.                                                                                                             
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Open Wire Auction #17


Open Wire Insulator Services Auction #17 offered 114 items in an auction which closed June 3rd. Dwayne Anthony's posting of auction results shows that 112 of the listings sold.

Crown Jewels this month continues our new feature reporting on the results of insulator auctions. 13 of the insulators sold in the auction are shown in color ...                    [more]


Swirls & Streaks


Every since Crown Jewels introduced the monthly feature "Insulator of the Month", collectors have time and again told us their favorite insulators are those with special character. Quite frequently, that character involves swirls and streaks of color in the glass.

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Left Coast Lines - News From The Western Region

   By Mike Doyle


The 8th annual Rohde Roundup was held on Saturday, May 15th, 2004, near Fresno, California. Saturday morning broke feeling brisk and looking a bit bleak and rainy as Uriah and I finished loading up for the show. The hour long drive to Don and Camille's ranch seemed to go by quickly and we encountered ...                    [more]


Insulator of the Month - Close to Home


James "Pete" Dennis describes this CD 130 Cal Elec Works as his favorite insulator. True, the amber swirls make this piece unique and highly desirable. But that's not the only reason it's his favorite. Pete found many great insulators in Northern Oregon and Southern Washington States decades ago. ...                    [more]


Bostons in the Southwest


National Insulator Association President Tom Katonak sent Crown Jewels the following letter regarding insulators made by Boston Bottle Works that have been found in the American Southwest.

A marvelous article on the Boston Bottles (June issue)! This note is just to ...                    [more]


Diggin' Deep


Minutes after digging it up, Rick Hall poses with a CD 123 EC&M insulator. Rick and friends were digging for bottles in an outhouse hole when they found the gem in the inset picture. It appears to be an F mold EC&M, an extremely rare find in emerald green.                                          ...                    [more]

   A Magazine for Collectors

   Photos from "Crown Jewels of the Wire," August 2004

CJ In Color!

The following photos are from the August 2004 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]

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