Bank worth about $85


Q: How can I find out more about Roy Rogers and Dale Evans items and their value? I have a Roy Rogers and Trigger savings bank I saved from my childhood days.

A: The Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Collectors Association (Box 1166, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662) offers an annual membership for $15 that includes a quarterly newsletter and a photograph of the couple. Or phone (614) 353-2146 for information on the ninth annual Roy Rogers Festival to be held Wednesday through Saturday in Portsmouth. A metal and plastic Roy Rogers and Trigger horseshoe bank is valued at $85 in "Warman's Americana & Collectibles Price Guide," edited by Harry L. Rinker ($17.45 postpaid from Wallace-Homestead Book Co., One Chilton Way, Radnor, Pa. 19089).

Q: I love old New England stories, legends and lore. Is there a publication I'd find interesting?

A: Yankee Magazine is loaded with New England-related articles, activities, lifestyles, recipes and legends and lore. The monthly magazine is $22 a year from Yankee, Box 10531, Des Moines, Iowa 50340-0531.

Q: I want to collect old fruit jars. How can I learn more about the various types and their values?

A: The Fruit Jar Newsletter is available for $14 a year from FJN Publishers Inc., 364 Gregory Ave., West Orange, N.J. 07052-3743, or send $1.25 for a single copy.

Q: Where can I find information on Desert Storm trading cards and their values?

A: Write to After the Storm, 208 6th St. N.W., Waukon, Iowa 52172, enclosing an addressed, stamped envelope for Desert Storm cards price guide and newsletter information.

Q: How can I learn more about Swatch watches?

A: The "Swatch Collector's Guide" is available for $22.95 postpaid from Timesavers, Box 13, Algonquin, Ill. 60102 (phone [708] 658-2266).

Q: How can I find out more about my mother's Stangl bird collection?

A: Information about Stangl Pottery Birds can be obtained from the Stangl Bird Collectors Association, which offers an annual membership for $25: Box 419, Ringoes, N.J. 08551.

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