Rocky Mountain Tool Collectors Welcomes You


Rocky Mountain Tool Collectors (RMTC) is a regional club incorporated in Colorado as a non-profit corporation. There are no specific geographical boundaries; however, its regional character is intended to make communications among its members easy.

The purpose is to promote the collection, restoration, study, and understanding of the tools of early trades and crafts and to share this understanding with interested people and institutions.  Members' interests cover all areas and trades, from carpenter & cooper to wainwright & wheelwright. Some members specialize in collecting tools of one trade, or even one brand of tool, while some have collections that are more general in nature. But having a collection is not a requirement for membership; all you need is an interest in old tools.

Contact RMTC: Mark Koons, 307-322-2127 or


Joseph Henry Liebert July 15, 1924 – May 29, 2014

Joe was born in Colorado and raised in Taos. He attended Bernalillo high school and worked at the Mercantile. Drafted in into WWII, he served from 1943–45 and served in the Normandy landing and the Battle of the Bulge. Wounded in France, he received the Purple Heart and a medal of appreciation from the French government. In 1955, he received his B.S. in Education and in 1960 an M.A. in Education Administration. He taught and was department head of Industrial Arts at Valley High from 1955–83.

A founding member of the Bernalillo Rotary Club and active in the Alb. Corral of Westerners, Joe served as president in both. He was active in Rocky Mtn. Tool Collector’s, the Alb. Tool Club, and was a major supporter of the Bernalillo Public Library and the Sandoval County Historical Society. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha, and sons: Paul, Thor and Mark and his wife Charlie, and four grandchildren: Chris, Erica, Leona and Frank. The family extends their gratitude and thanks to Zia and De La Luz Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Martha Liebert Library or the Sandoval Co. Historical Society.

A private service will be held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque, 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE, (505) 764-9663.


April 2014 Newsletter is here!