Thursday, May 12, 2011

Museum of Curiosities + all about jello - Daily News Online

Opening 'Le Roy's attic' - The Daily News Online: Entertainment:
Opening 'Le Roy's attic'
"The 'Museum of Curiosities' is filled with unusual items including many Le Roy 'icons,' sayd Lynne Belluscio curator of Le Roy House and director of the Le Roy Historical Society.
There are boxes of 'crazy Jell-O flavors' such as seasoned tomato, celery, Mystery Jell-O and Barbie Jell-O. The true story of the 'Le Roy flamingos' is revealed.

The centerpiece is Christopher the Giraffe, a circus animal that died in Le Roy in 1985, was stuffed by a local taxidermist, and displayed at Pontillo's before the pizzeria closed."

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Finest 'Classic Car Collection' between Chicago and Denver - 130 Vintage Cars for New Kearney Attraction | Nebraska TV

Car Collector Donates Over 130 Vintage Cars for New Kearney Attr - KHGI-TV/KWNB-TV/KHGI-CA-Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings, Lincoln:

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"130 pristine cars from the early 1900s to the 1980s is being donated by Omaha resident Bernie Taulborg. Taulborg has spent the last 50 years restoring and collecting vintage cars.

The collection will be housed in a newly remodeled 50,000 square foot facility in the Cabela's building in Kearney, and will open in late summer or early fall."

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Auction: Primitives, vintage furniture, tools, decorative items sold June 11 in Fla. |

The living estate of James Commander will be sold June 11 in Fla.:
The living estate of James Commander will be sold June 11 in Fla.
"Hundreds of lots of quality primitives and furniture items will cross the block. Many tools owned by Mr. Commander will also be sold. At press time, additional items from a separate residence owned by Mr. Commander were being inventoried and these will also be included in the auction."

Bidders will be able to view images of most lots by May 23 at

“It was actually my late wife who got us started collecting primitives,” Mr. Commander said. “She was from a small town in Tennessee and was surrounded by such items from a very early age. After she passed away, I kept the collection going. My current wife, Irene, has taken an active interest in the items. But we’re downsizing now, so I feel the time is right to sell them.”

vintage wooden rolling pins (no reproductions), Tom’s Peanut jars, can openers, clothing irons, and a large collection of blue and white splatter ware (pie plates, mixing bowls and coffee pots).

Also ... rooster weather vane c.1920, gingerbread mantle clock, table-top butter churns, shadow boxes, beaded purses, vintage clothing...

...period furniture: oak ice box, a white Hoosier cabinet oak pedestal dining room table and side table, tiger oak side-by-side bookcase (bowed glass) and fall front desk with cubby holes (over serpentine drawers). Tools,

[The list goes on...]

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