Monday, August 16, 2010
Clarence and Grace Woolsey were an Iowa couple who grew famous after they passed away and their entire collection of bottlecap art was auctioned off in 1993 for almost nothing. An individual piece today can cost several thousand dollars. I bought this tall thing from the late Jane Cieply who, with her husband Dick, operated Hypoint Antiques in Illinois. It has the look of an old water-pumping windmill, like the ones that used to dot the Midwest, but the wheel is stationary. For more on the Woolseys, go here and here.