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National Insulator Association 2016 Commemorative

“Now in the 47th year of continuous production”


Dome embossing

2016 Commemorative for the Muncie, IN

47th National Show


Hemingray "Electric" blue


All proceeds for the benefit of the NIA

Base embossing


Base Embossing

Pricing:   Regular commemoratives:  $40 for the first and $35 for each additional postpaid (US)
Solid pours (limited production) with no base markings - $50 each postpaid (US)



Some Previous Years are available for the same pricing

National Year Regular Commemorative Solid Pour Commemorative
2010 Available Sold Out
2011 Sold Out Available
2012 Sold Out Available
2013 Sold Out Sold Out
2014 Sold Out Available
2015 Available Available


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Dome embossing



2016 Commemorative






2016 Commemorative Solid Pour

{Note: solid pours are not plunged and are solid glass - they vary in size and can be crude. They may lean or have flaws, and this is typical for these. As they are not plunged, they have no base markings}

Link To: History of the National Show Commemoratives:  "Collecting Our History"

Being an enthusiastic insulator collector, Frank Miller of Tulsa, Oklahoma went home from the First National Insulator Meet (that’s what the "national" show was referred to in 1970) held in New Castle, Indiana with an idea that collectors should have something by which they could remember the national meets. After months of struggling, he managed to have an insulator mold made. Frank said it was often referred to as "Frank's Last Folly" since he retired from teaching shortly thereafter. He also said it was worth the struggle. The commemorative insulator he designed replicated the early threadless "pilgrim hat" (CD 736) and is almost 4 inches high and is 3 1/4 inches across at the base. Since 1970, the glass commemorative has marked the national show event with new embossing for the location and a new color of glass.  In 1979, the project was continued by John & Carol McDougald of Sedona, AZ.  John and Carol produced the yearly commemoratives through 2009 at which time they donated the production to the National Insulator Association starting with the 2010 version.  Any profits made from the commemoratives benefits the not for profit National Insulator Association.

During the first two years of production, the commemorative was embossed on the small 2" flat dome.  In 1972 the show embossing was moved from the dome top to the base ring of the insulator.  In 1988 embossing configuration was again changed so that each year used both the base ring and the dome top.  It has continued for 28 years with this embossing pattern.

Payment Options: Postpaid to US addresses, contact us if you are outside the US.

Payment by mail:  

Please make check or money order in U.S. funds payable to National Insulator Association (NIA) to:

Carolyn Berry
Commemorative Committee
1010 Wren Court
Round Rock, TX  78681-2741 

(512) 255-2006

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Note: If you want more than listed here - please contact us at NIA Commemorative

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