All Insulators Crown Jewels of the Wire

Our Heritage

Published since 1969

Dora Harned created Crown Jewels of the Wire in March of 1969. Dora served as editor until May 1985.
Carol McDougald edited the publication from June 1985 through December 2002.
Howard Banks became the magazine’s third editor for the period of January 2003 through December 2018.
Shaun Kotlarsky became the 4th editor of the magazine in January of 2019, the 50th anniversary of the magazine.

For 50 years Crown Jewels of the Wire has been the leading publication for glass and porcelain insulator hobby news, history, articles with columns devoted to worldwide insulators, show reports, in-depth research articles, meeting announcements, photos and other insulator information. There is something for everyone who enjoys insulators!

Starting with the March 2019 edition, Crown Jewels has become a full-sized, 8.5” x 11”,  full color magazine that will be published quarterly.

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