Collectible Corn Items: The Corn Item Collectors Association

Corn Items Collectors display varied category at regional meet.

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Thermometers mounted on decorative mirrors were a popular premium in rural America in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Bob Chamberlain has a broad array of corn collectibles, but these are among his favorites. His collection of more than 750 seed corn sacks includes half-bushel sacks and sample bags. “They gave the sample bags to the farmer who was going to try out just a little seed,” he says. “He could put it in his 2-row planter and see how it worked.”