The Rogue's Gallery

The Insulators of Andrew Gibson

History of a Collector
The Virtual Collections
The Displays
The Want List
The Favorites
Recent Acquisitions
Go Withs
Insulator Shows
Reference Books
I've been collecting for over 35 years now, and have had a lot of fun both with the insulators and the people. The picture up top is of what I called my "Rogue's Gallery". It was a bunch of my best and favorite insulators. It always used to include just integral CDs, but towards the end it got invaded a bit. It had a point (I've always had a soft spot for the CD 135.5 ERW, but only managed to get one towards the end of this display's life), a threadless (Brookfield with the Cauvet's patent for threads), and even a porcelain (one of the unglazed teapots from Southern Porcelain). The Liquid and the Chicago CD 109 have always been two of my favorite shapes, right from the beginning when I discovered Milhollands and saw the amazing variety of designs. The rest of them I just like! When I moved (around 2001), the Rogue's Gallery was disassembled, and when I put my insulators back on display, they were all integrated into their "correct" spots in order by shape. But I still love this display.

Since about 2002, I have been collecting baby signals, both glass and porcelain. I'm very interested in acquiring any that I don't have, as well as any unusual or odd variations. If you've got some that you'd like to get rid of, let me know!

If you got here by accident and are wondering what insulators actually are, check out the Glass Insulators Reference Page maintained by Bill Meier. Any and all questions you have can probably be answered by info there.

Please Note

Many of the pages, especially in the Virtual Collections, make use of the Insulator Arial font designed by Bill Meier. If these symbols -- ¸ Á ¨ » Ð ¬ -- look like the trademarks of Whitall Tatum, Armstrong, Lynchburg, and others, you're all set. Otherwise, you might want to consider getting this font installed on your computer.
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