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 Spring 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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All Insulators - Crown Jewels of the Wire

All insulators - Crown Jewels of the Wire Magazine is published quarterly. Subscription is for 1yr / 4 issues. Your first issue will be the current issue (while supplies last), If supplies of current issue run out, your subscription will start with the next issue. Payment system accepts either PayPal or Credit card (via Stripe)

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Hemingray Glass Company
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Hemingray Glass Co
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Auburn Hills, MI 48321


Sample PDF of spring 2019

To view a complementary sample copy click on the image of the cover.

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:



  • Threadless insulators
  • Porcelain insulators
  • Insulators from around the world
  • North American glass insulators
  • Lightning rod insulators
  • Research on historic lines
  • Hunts and finds
  • Upcoming insulator show information

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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!


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Back Issues (Print): All Insulators - Crown Jewels of the Wire

Back issue: SPRING 2019 - 50.1 - 50th anniversary

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$8.00

Back issue: SUMMER 2019 - 50.2

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$8.00

Back issue: FALL 2019 - 50.3

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Back issue: WINTER 2019 - 50.4

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Back issue: 2019 - Set of 4

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Back issue: SPRING 2020 - 51.1

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Back issue: SUMMER 2020 - 51.2

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Back issue: FALL 2020 - 51.3

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Back issue: WINTER 2020 - 51.4

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Back issue: SPRING 2021 - 52.1

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Back issue: SUMMER 2021 - 52.2

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Publishing Schedule

MonthsDeadline for articlesRelease date (Digital)Mailing date (Print)
SpringMarch - April - MayFebruary 10thMarch 1stBefore March 10th
SummerJune - July - August May 10thJune 1stBefore June 10th
FallSeptember - October - NovemberAugust 10thSeptember 1stBefore September 10th
WinterDecember - January - FebruaryNovember 10thDecember 1stBefore December 10th

NOTE: Please allow up to 30 days for delivery of print edition (Most are received within 14 days)

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