Q: Where can I find fine reproductions of American country furniture and accessories approved by prominent museums?
A: Write to the Workshops of David T. Smith, 3600 Shawhan Road, Morrow, Ohio 45152, enclosing $3.50 for a catalog or $3.50 for a packet of color photos, or phone (513) 932-2472.
Q: I collect old and interesting kitchen tools of all types. Is there a club or newsletter for kitchen collectors?
A: From 1984 to 1986, extensive information appeared in the quarterly Kitchen Collectibles News, and copies are available for $25 postpaid from Linda Campbell Franklin, 2716 Northfield Road, Charlottesville, Va.: 22901. Franklin's "300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles -- An Identification & Value Guide" is $25.50 postpaid. The newsletter and book contain different information.
Q: Where can I find information on, and examples of, banks shaped like different buildings?
A: Many fine building banks will be offered at the second Penny Door Collection of the Andy and Susan Moore Bank Auction at 10 a.m. Saturday (preview noon to 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday), at the Ramada Hotel at 17400 Halsted St., Homewood, Ill. Catalogs (from which one may bid by mail or phone) picturing and describing the banks are available (along with a prices-realized list sent after the sale) for $25 postpaid from Michael Henry, 1456 Carson Court, Homewood, Ill. 60430; phone (708) 799-1732.
A hardcover book with pictures and descriptions of the complete Moore collection of 1,670 still banks in the "Penny Bank Book: Collecting Still Banks," by Susan and Andy Moore, is $40 postpaid from Russell's Antiques, 2404 W. 111th St., Chicago, Ill. 60655, which also offers "Architectural Souvenir Buildings -- A Collection of Identified Building Banks," by Dort Fratzke Brown, for $12.95 postpaid. Phone (312) 233-3205 for information.
Q: Is there a club for collectors of Tea Leaf decorated china?
A: Write to Tea Leaf Club International, Box 904, Mount Prospect, Ill. 60056, enclosing $20 for an annual membership and bimonthly newsletter. "Grandma's Tea Leaf Ironstone -- A History and Study of English and American Potteries," by Annise Doring Heaivilin, is available for $21.95 postpaid from JO-D Books, 81 Willard Terrace, Stamford, Conn. 06903; phone (203) 322-0568. Such china can be seen at the Highland Park Historical Society, 326 Central Ave., Highland Park, Ill. 60305. Admission is free, but an appointment is required by phoning (708) 432-7090. Tea Leaf china can be found at the Antique Center, 4712 W. Diversey, Chicago, Ill. 60639; phone (312) 282-6116.
Anita Gold can be reached by writing Anita Gold, Maryland Living, The Sun, Baltimore 21278. Selected questions will appear in her column. The volume of mail makes individual replies impossible. When writing sources listed in this column, enclose an addressed, stamped envelope for replies.
Q: Where can I find old glass target balls and related collectibles?
A: To get a catalog for an auction that was held Sept. 13 and 14 offering more than 1,200 lots, including glass target balls, gunpowder cans, shell boxes, Parker and Winchester items, write to Circus Promotions Corp., 614 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, Texas 77388 -- phone (713) 350-9635 -- enclosing $15 for a copy of No. 14 Auction Catalog and a list of prices the items sold for. Also available from the same address for $25 postpaid is the "Encyclopedia of American Paper Shotshells," with numerous photos and more than 3,100 individual listings and prices.