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Yankee Pole Cat - Spring 2006 Show


The Yankee Pole Cat Spring Show and Sale was held on March 26, 2006. Once again, the American Legion Post in Enfield, Connecticut was our host. The day started early for me with a 4AM departure from home. I arrived at the hall shortly after 5AM and was met by Kevin Johnson. We began to organize the ...                    [more]


Up in the Air... This Month's Cover

   By Scott Morrell


I work at the Registrar's Office of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. I keep an insulator display atop a row of filing cabinets that is visible from the front counter. It draws many comments from students and colleagues. One of those colleagues is Ken Royce.

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David Myrick, in 1962, wrote two large books (about 450 pages each) about the railroad lines in Nevada. The book are... well... about railroads. But it was along Nevada's railroads that many fabulous insulators were originally placed in ...                    [more]


Cambodia Update


Missionaries Kris and Marianne Young are back in the States this summer, renewing friendships and being re-energized for the ministry. They work with Cambodian people, teaching them not only the ways of Christianity but also helping them develop skills, find jobs and pursue enterprises that will make ...                    [more]




Recently came across this while going through our warehouse - a keg that has the original hardware attached in the bottom wire groove - and in the thread area has a metal pin cemented in with a porcelain wheel that comes down off it. Have never run across one of these before and wondering if there would be any ...                    [more]


Triple Ridge Club Get Together

   By Mike Green


Under glorious clear blue Colorado skies the Triple Ridge Insulator Club enjoyed its annual spring get together. This year the event took place at the home of Ray Curiel in Castle Rock. Ray was a gracious host and a good time was had by all. Collectors from as far away as Alamosa made the journey to enjoy ...                    [more]


Picture Quality


Here at Crown Jewels we just love it when collectors email us their photographs to use in the magazine.

But for various reasons, we often have to write back and ask that the pictures be sent again. We don't want to discourage anyone; and so we thought we'd publish examples of the problems we often write back about.                                                                                  
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Canadian Forum

   By Robin Plewes


The OVIC 2006 insulator show and sale was held in Perth Ontario on April 22. This year's show had all the tables filled with both displays and sales items. Collectors from several states and provinces were in attendance. The long distance award has to go to Dave French who made it up from MN. Rick Soller ( ...                    [more]




Here's an interesting observation about insulators and insulator collecting. The more I learn about the subject, the more I realize how little I actually know. The CD 120 pony insulators manufactured for California Electric Works are a perfect illustration. Please enjoy this article... out of curiosity ...                    [more]

   A Magazine for Collectors

   Photos from "Crown Jewels of the Wire," July 2006

CJ In Color!

The following photos are from the July 2006 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]





This milky CD 162 HG Co. signal is a favorite of collector Joe Warmuth. Joe writes,

'A lineman gave me some heavy painted H.G.'s and after the lye bath this was the result with beautiful milky ribbon band's going up and over the dome loaded ...                    [more]

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