Bob & Kate Gentile

Introduction Bob & Kate are retired and live in London, Ontario, Canada. When they worked, Bob was National Sales Manager for FACTS Management/Nelnet and Kate was a Registered Nurse. Bob…

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Alan Kafitz

A Little Background . . . Many of you know Alan Kafitz as our Club Convention auctioneer or if you attended the 2022 Convention in New Jersey you remember his…

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Kim & Gary Maddox

Introducing Kim & Gary Maddox Kim & Gary Maddox have been members of the club since 2007. They’re retired and as Kim put it “living our best lives.” They live…

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Effie Willson

A Little Introduction Effie Willson is from Sunbury, Victoria, Australia. She’s a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She’s a retired office worker who has been collecting shakers since 2006,…

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Louise Davis

A Little Background Louise is from Oregon City, Oregon where she lives with her husband, Del McChesney. She retired in 2016 after 31 years as a Federal employee. At the…

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Carol Detweiler

A Little About Carol Carol Detweiler is from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. Her late husband was a big Civil War buff so when he retired 25 years ago they moved…

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Sally J Sebert

A Little Background Sally was blessed to start out as a computer programmer in it’s early days and joined the Civil Service for the U.S. Navy in development of airborne…

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Jane & Horst Paetzold

A Little Personal Info. . .   Horst is a graduate Mechanical Engineer. He worked in coal-fired stations, nuclear power stations and head office for the Ontario Utility for 40…

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Susanna & Harald Knust

A Little Background Susanna worked as a kindergarten teacher in Germany until they moved to California in 1996. “There I stopped working, for money at least. There is always enough…

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Larry Carey

By Trish Claar How It All Started As a child, Larry was born and raised in the Midwest, in Rockford, IL. Every year his father would get two weeks off…

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Ruth & Ken Wittlief

Long Time Collectors Wisconsin members Ruth and Ken Wittlief have been collecting shakers for many years. But why shakers? Per Ruth “They are small and lots of varieties for a…

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Sylvia Tompkins

By Véronique Verbist It was my pleasure to get together with Sylvia Tompkins and learn about her journey as a novelty salt and pepper shaker collector. How It Started Sylvia…

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Hubert & Clara McHugh

By Laura Daniels It was my pleasure to get together with Hubert and Clara McHugh and learn about their journey as novelty salt and pepper shaker collectors. Original Members Hubert…

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Norma Montaigne

By Laura Daniels It was my pleasure to get together with Norma Montaigne and learn about her journey as a novelty salt and pepper shaker collector. How It All Started…

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Doris Atwater

By Trish Claar How It All Started Not too long after Doris married her husband Bob, he started collecting vinyl records. So together they started going to yard sales and…

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Joyce Schurk

by Laura Daniels It was my pleasure to get together with Joyce Schurk and learn about her journey as a novelty salt and pepper shaker collector. In the beginning. .…

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Noreen Neary

By Laura Daniels It was my pleasure to get together with Noreen Neary and learn about her journey as a novelty salt and pepper shaker collector. An Original Noreen was…

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Trish Claar & John Sirbaugh

By Trish Claar How It All Started When I was a kid growing up my mother had a small collection of figural salt and pepper shakers, about 25-30 sets that…

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Dianne Thorn

By Laura Daniels It was my pleasure to get together with Dianne Thorn and learn about her journey as a novelty salt and pepper shaker collector. How It All Started…

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Marjorie Keiser

Introduction Marjorie Keiser, a member from Omaha, Nebraska, joined the club in 1991 and right away became an active member. She attended the 1991 national convention, Shakerfest ’91, in Schaumburg,…

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