Blogger:  The Dean

The Dean

A lifelong resident of Wisconsin, he found a love and interest in antiques early in adulthood.
Background: Electronics, Navy trained
Occupation: Sales Engineer, Industrial Metrology Equipment
Married to Wifey. (first wife)
Two daughters, five grandkids.
Hobbies besides antiques: photography and travel
First collection: vintage cameras.
Current collections: Measured by space it takes up, it would have to be old broken computer parts. Any foundry item, with a preference for Neenah Foundry, Depression era ice buckets, any industrial collectible and brewery items. Always looking for Allis Chalmers, J.I. Case and other Wisconsin manufacturers advertising, trade show giveaways, company newsletters and employee badges.

Dean can be reached at dean@collectorsquest.com.

Dean's Recent Posts

Print Blocks, Add to Your Favorite Collection

I’ve collected print blocks for a long time now. On my desk is a print block advertising a very old oil and gas station company, Pate, with their once famous motto “Hello... more

The Best Part of Waking Up is Collecting Coffee Cups

Some collections are pure accidents. The intent is pure function and usefulness. Then one day you look in your cabinet and there sits a collection. You still use each and every one... more

Music to My Ears: Collecting Music, From 45s to MP3s

I would like to think that collecting music has found its final form. My Apple is loaded with CDs we have collected, downloaded and saved. If I load in more, I may have... more

A Sign of the Times and Other Breweriana Collectibles

Auctions are always exciting and enjoyable for the winning bidder. We try to attend several each month, when schedules permit. Our favorite auctioneer is Carol Miller of Baileys Honor Auctions, the first... more

Getting The Jump On A New Year Of Collecting

My collections grew since New Year’s Day. Wow, that was fast work. How could I resist two annual events that offer great antique hunting in this cold and gloomy season? Right on... more