The Luecke Collection features thousands of pieces of Jewel food store memorabilia including the extensive collection of Autumn Leaf & other Hall China pieces. Extra care and attention were given to the collection in storing and displaying their pieces. The majority of these lots feature many highly sought-after pieces and Carolyn did a great job in putting them together and how she would buy them.
A message from the seller Carolyn Luecke,
My husband and I started collecting Autumn Leaf in the early 90s. We moved to Trinidad, Colorado in 1991. On a trip to an antique store in Raton, New Mexico we saw a dining room table set for dinner all in Autumn Leaf. Recognizing the pattern as a match to the Ball Jug that was prominently displayed on top of our refrigerator at home, we began researching the history. We slowly started buying pieces as we saw them at auctions and antique stores. In 1996 we learned of the National Autumn Leaf Collectors Club (NALCC) when we went to the Shirley Mae Easley auction in McHenry, Illinois. It was still a couple of years before we joined the club and attended our first national convention in Oklahoma City. Needless to say, we became avid collectors and expanded our horizon to include Jewel Tea Products andeventually salesman’s awards & supplies, other patterns and products sold through the Jewel Tea Company and non-Hall Autumn Leaf patterns.
We also became active in the NALCC. In 2009 we hosted the national convention in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 2010 I became the Secretary-Treasurer for the club, a position I still hold today. We attended many auctions from 2009-2013 when we were in charge of purchasing the items for the door prize drawings at the national conventions. After my husband passed in 2015, I needed to relocate closer to family. Of course, that included downsizing from five China hutches to one and disposing of the excess collection that was in storage in Colorado. When I moved back to Wisconsin in 2019 our collection went into storage in Illinois in anticipation of having an auction in late 2019 or early 2020. The pandemic threw everything off course
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