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Are you familiar with the website billandjillinsulators? They have an upcoming auction. And you can view the past auctions, and what they sold for.
There was a baby teapot, that sold for 30 grand!
 

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Check out my ugly mount, for insulators.
I carved it out of a dry cottonwood root. The wood is super soft, strong, and very lightweight. It’s a pleasure to carve with. It’s some good walking stick/ cane material. Apparently some SW Native American tribes use cottonwood root to carve “kachina” dolls..
 

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My intention is not derogatory, but out of curiosity I ask a question. In my experience collectors really don't sell their collections unless circumstances ie old age, illness, moving, job loss, etc. occur. When I attended college I HAD TO sell my beer can collection as I needed the funds. I regret that as I had a magnificent collection. Why are you selling your collection if you consider yourself a collector?
 

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I guess I need to clarify... I don't WANT or NEED to sell my collection....... I am giving someone the opportunity to purchase ONE if they want it more than I.
I dont want to sell everything.......
 

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Check out this cool Duquesne insulator CD 106.1 “peak top”. In cornflower blue.. it has interesting diamond shapes below the wire groove, not sure of the purpose...

And this adorable Surge brand insulator made by hemingray for the Babson Bros. co. In Chicago. Cd 100. And it is sitting next to a full size aqua hemingray 42, for size comparison.
 

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I cut a hemingray 42 in half with my slab saw. I wanted to see how the blade would handle glass. It cuts very easily, the glass is a lot softer than agates. Lol
 

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