For Immediate Release May 4, 2009
Leslie McManus, editor, 309-207-0700,
Brandy Ernzen, brand manager, 785-274-4304,


Inside the June issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands May 19



How Farm Toys Transformed into Collectible Treasures — Discover how farm toys made their slow progression from homemade pieces to mass-marketed cast-iron replicas during the 1920s and ’30s. Part 1 of two-part series. Page 34

Keep Your Collection Fresh — See how a Peru, Ind., couple has managed their ever-growing and changing collection of gas and steam engines that began 40 years ago. Page 40

Hog Oilers Protect Pigs from Pests — A Deerfield, Wis., couple shows off their collection of more than 150 hog oilers and explains how these pieces protected early 20th century hog operations. Page 26  

Cross-country Cruising on a Chamberlain — A group of Australian collectors plan to drive their vintage Chamberlain 9G tractors across the U.S. this summer. Page 20 

Family Restores 1963 Allis-Chalmers D-19 — When a Wisconsin dad decides it’s time for him and his teenage sons to get a hobby, they choose to restore a 1963 Allis-Chalmers D-19. The family now has seven AC tractors in their collection. Page 44


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About Farm Collector 
Farm Collector ( is a monthly publication celebrating vintage farm equipment. Since 1998, Farm Collector has featured unique collections, extensive renovation projects, early farm practices and related attractions. Enthusiasts also turn to Farm Collector for previews of notable shows and auctions, and extensive classified advertising.

About Ogden Publications Inc. 
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

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