Newsletters aim at elephant collectors


February 21, 1993|By Anita Gold | Anita Gold,Chicago Tribune

Q: Where can I find information on elephant collectibles? Are there any clubs I can contact?

A: The Ultimate Trunk offers an annual membership and quarterly newsletter for $20, or $2 an issue, from the Ultimate Trunk, Box 1532, Melrose Park, Ill. 60160; or phone Donna Stamatakos at (708) 450-1184 for information.

The Jumbo Jargon quarterly newsletter is $6 a year from editor and publisher Joan Huegel, 1002 W. 25th St., Erie, Pa. 16502.

Q: Is there a tinsmith who makes new or reproductions of old-fashioned cookie cutters?

A: Tinsmith L. Winckler makes reproductions in shiny or antiqued tin. Contact Mr. Winckler at Hand crafted Colonial Lighting & Utinsils of Tin, 612 S. Fourth St., Aurora, Ill. 60505; (708) 892-4941. Enclose addressed, stamped envelope for reply.

Q: Where can I find information on yard-long prints with pictures of women dressed in long gowns?

A: "More Wonderful Yard-Long Prints -- An Illustrated Value Guide, Book II" is $17.45 postpaid from Bill and June Keagy, Box 106, Bloomfield, Ind. 47424; (812) 384-3471. Q: Are drinking glasses with pictures of characters collectible? If so, how can I find out more about them and their value?

A: Collector Glass News quarterly is $10 a year, or $3 a copy, from Box 308, Slippery Rock, Pa. 16057. In it are a variety of sources for such glasses.

Q: Where can I find information on old letter openers?

BA: An illustrated article, "On the Cutting Edge -- Letter Openers" by Diane Levin, is featured in the February/March 1993 issue of the bimonthly Antique Trader Price Guide to Antiques and Collectors' Items, available for $3.25 postpaid for a single issue, or $13.50 for an annual subscription, from the Antique Trader Price Guide, Box 1050, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-1050; (800) 334-7165.

Q: Where can I get the scoop on the miniature villages issued by Dept. 56?

A: Write to the Village Press newsletter for Dept. 56 collectors, published eight times a year for $24 from Roger & Khristine Bain, 1625 Myott Ave., Rockford, Ill. 61103; (815) 965-0901.

Write to Anita Gold at the Chicago Tribune, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60611. The mail volume precludes a personal response.

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