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Crown Jewels of the Wire

Published monthly

Howard BanksView Icon Profile, Editor

Crown Jewels, the insulator hobby's premiere monthly magazine, is under new ownership starting in January. Our first issue will feature a colored insert depicting CD 123 EC&M insulators; an article about how to identify which of 14 molds your EC&M was made from; several show reports; over thirty advertisements for shows and insulators, including insulators not being offered anywhere else; and a surprising article about a threadless Buzby! (see photos at the Crown Jewels of the Wire Photo Page).

Established in 1969, this internationally circulated magazine is devoted exclusively to insulator collecting, telephone/telegraph history and related collectibles. Columns feature porcelain, foreign and glass insulators, go-withs, Ma Bell's Place, Mac's Believe It Or Not, Walking the Lines, Ask Woody, Patent Office and Advertising Through the Ages, articles and letters from collectors, show reports, collector profiles and club news. FREE Coming Events listings and a Classified Ad Section are regular features. A directory of all subscribers and National Insulator Association members is available annually.

To see some of the stories and photographs that have appeared in the magazine, see the Crown Jewels Photographs section.

For a complimentary copy, write to the address below, or send them Email.

Subscription Rates:

First Class: $38.00
Periodical postage: $30.00

Canada: US $42.00 air mail only

Overseas: US $60.00 air mail only

The Annual Subscriber/NIA member Directory is available for $6.00 in addition to the regular subscription price; $8.00 if mailed to Canada and $9.00 if mailed overseas. The directory is mailed in November.

Canadian/International Subscribers please remit U.S. Funds Only!

Please provide your name, mailing address, an optional telephone number and email address. If you do not want this information included in the annual subscribers' directory, please indicate that with your order.

The $5.00 donation for each new subscription is our gift to ICON for its valued service to our hobby. When you send payment, you must note that you saw this promotion on ICON. (Using Dept WWW as noted below is sufficient)

    Howard Banks

Order from:
Crown Jewels of the Wire
65028 Granger Rd, Dept. WWW
Lostine, OR 97857 Email:

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Last updated Sunday, July 1, 2018