Colin Jung Biography
I grew up
in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1958 where I currently reside with my wife
May. We have been married 21 years
and have two great, college-age daughters, Alesia and Christina.
I work as a city planner for the City of Cupertino and May is a
registered nurse for a local children’s hospital.
As a youth
I collected many things: coins, stamps and baseball cards, but did not discover
insulators until many, many years later. In
1998, I discovered Ebay and went to a garage sale to seek things I could sell.
There I purchased an old bucket of bottles and insulators.
I did some on-line insulator research and the rest is history.
I got off to a fast start, purchasing two estate insulator collections
before I really knew anything about insulators and attend my first show as a
specialized in collecting insulators made by the California Glass Insulator
Company/California Glass Works and porcelain fogbowl insulators.
I have immensely enjoyed my time in the hobby and try to contribute as
much as I can as a collector, dealer, club member and NIA member.
I am a lifetime member of the Golden State Insulator Club and serve as
president for three years when it was the Nor-Cal Insulator Club.
Currently, I am the club’s newsletter editor.
In 2003, I helped organize the NIA Western Regional and served as co-host
of the 2005 San Jose National. I
have been the NIA Executive Secretary since the 2008 National under the Bob
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