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American folk art weathervanes grace new postage stamps

The U.S. Postal Service today issued the 45-cent weathervanes first-class mail stamps in five designs featuring a photograph of eye-catching 19th century weathervanes made in the United States. All the weathervanes featured are part of Shelburne Museum’s collection: a cow, an eagle, two roosters and a centaur.

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Berks County’s Charming Forge Mansion, once home to a Civil War cannonball forge, will change hands in October

Cordier Auctions has been selected to auction the Charming Forge Mansion in Womelsdorf, Berks County, Pennsylvania Oct. 4, 2011. Set on approximately 49 acres overlooking the village of Charming Forge, the 8,200 square foot, seven bedroom, four bath Georgian style home dates to 1749 with a later addition completed in 1780.

Historical society finds room for antique telephone collection

At the Wisconsin location, this Eiffel Tower telephone, SSN 3109, with black cords, is listed at $2,500. (Ref. #225.) Photo courtesy Creator’s Touch Ministry. A permanent location has been found for the H.G. Allen Telecommunications Historical Museum (Read Antique Trader, “Calling for help”); that is, a home for the museum’s antique telephone collection has...