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.
Raven 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 Spring 2019 edition, Crown Jewels has become a full-sized, 8.5” x 11”, full color magazine that will be published quarterly.
All insulators - Crown Jewels of the Wire Magazine is published quarterly. Subscription is for 1yr / 4 issues.
Current Subscribers: Prevent missing an issue of the magazine by renewing before your expiration date (Printed on mailing label or on the main login page for digital subscribers).
New USA Subscribers: Your membership will start with the current issue.
New Canadian Subscribers: Your membership will start with the next issue.
Payment system accepts either PayPal or Credit card (via Stripe)
Prefer to pay by Check?
Note: Checks are ONLY accepted for current subscribers who get the Print only (US) or Print and Electronic (US) Editions. All Other membership types must be purchased electronically.
Make checks payable to:
Hemingray Glass Company
Hemingray Glass Co
P.O. Box 210145
Auburn Hills, MI 48321
All Insulators - Crown Jewels of the Wire Magazine has a wide variety of content for collectors of all types of insulators. We publish articles covering specific insulator-related topics in each quarterly issue, written by our regular contributors. We also have articles written by readers of the magazine!
Being a quarterly publication allows the contributors to create some amazingly rich, well-researched articles. It is like getting a new book on insulators four times a year rather than a newsletter. Some of the topics regularly covered are:
Ready to subscribe?
There are three options of subscription types
Print Only: This will get you the "Classic" Print Magazine delivered to your door every seasonal change (four times a year).
On-Line Only: This will get you access to the Members only area of the site. This not only includes the latest edition of the magazine, but access to PDF back issues. More are being added all the time with the goal being to have all 50+ years worth available to Electronic subscribers.
Print and Electronic: This is the premium offering, you will get the print edition mailed to your door. You will also have access to the above mentioned archives. Another benefit is the Electronic edition is available 1-2 weeks before the print!
|Months||Deadline for articles / subscription renewals||Estimated release date (Digital)||Estimated arrive date (Print)|
|Spring||March - April - May||February 10th||March 10th||March 20th|
|Summer||June - July - August||May 10th||June 10th||June 20th|
|Fall||September - October - November||August 10th||September 10th||September 22nd|
|Winter||December - January - February||November 10th||December 10th||December 21st|
NOTE: Please allow up to 30 days for delivery of print edition (Most are received within 14 days)
Share this page on: