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The Golliwogg Character: Historical Icon or Racist Symbol ?(4/1/08) Created in the 1870s by Florence Upton in England, the Golliwogg was a caricature used in advertisements all over Europe. It seldom appeared in the United States, however.
It was made into a doll by Steiff of Germany in 1902. If you have one of these dolls today it could be worth upwards of $10,000.
Near-Flawless 1907 St. Gaudens $20 Sells for $517,500(3/26/08) A near-flawless 1907 Saint Gaudens High Relief double eagle sold for $517,500 in Heritage’s American Numismatic Association National Money Show on March 6-7 in Phoenix. The coin was graded PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) MS-69 (mint state 69.)
Victorians Mourning Their Dead Monumental To Mundane(2/24/08) Although paying hommage to the dead goes back as far as recorded time, we are probably most familiar with the widow in mourning, all dressed in black, of the mid 19th century, who was destined to wear black for the rest of her life, or at least a significant part of it.
‘Tis A Blessing To Count Your Valentine’s On One Hand(2/15/08) As I thumb through books and sift through information resources, I am coming to the resounding conclusion that the history of Valentines is unclear. What is clear however, is that this tradition of “A Day for Lovers” dates back to the Roman Empire. Pope Galesius appointed St. Valentine as the patron Saint of Valentines Day in 496 A.D.