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The Mace of the House of Representatives (2/19/08)
The Mace of the House of Representatives One of the oldest symbols of the United States, the Mace is the symbol of one of the first officers of the United States House of Representatives, the Sergeant at Arms, the chief enforcement officer of the House. More >>


Presidential Commemoratives Once a Month (2/14/08)
The advertisementPresidential spoons. That is what the advertisement was trying to sell me, 42 presidents with a color photo on the stem and an engraving on the bowl. Silver plated, of course. More >>


Travelling the President (2/11/08)
Air Force One - Reagan eraIt is said that wherever the president is, so goes the White House. On land, at sea or in the air, the power of the presidency travels well. At least it does now. It wasn’t always like that. More >>


Celebrity Collectors (2/11/08)
Dolly PartonJust learned after reading the ‘Personality Parade’ in Parade magazine for December 16, 2007 that Emily Procter, the blonde on ‘CSI: Miami’ collects exotic bugs. That certainly fits her role as a crime scene investigator, very sciency. More >>


The Service Banner (2/9/08)
Gold over blue star bannerUnited States Army Captain Robert L. Queissner of the Fifth Ohio Infantry was proud of his two sons. They, like him, were serving in the military during World War I, most likely overseas. To honor their commitment in service, he designed a simple small banner in 1917 that showed two blue stars on a white background and displayed it at home. More >>


Unique 37 star U.S. flag (2/6/08)
37 star U.S. flag using a forerunner of the silk screened process, c. 1870s, closeupThe 37 star U.S. flag was created in 1867 for the admission of Nebraska as a state. It lasted until the admission of Colorado in 1876. This flag, though, was quite unique. It was made using a patented resist-dye process on wool bunting. You can see the silk screen-like look in the stars in the closeup photos. More >>


Living Glory, Collecting Pain (2/4/08)
Super Bowl XV ticket stubInjuries are a part of any professional player’s day. Much has been made of the injuries to quarterback Tom … More >>


Good Flag, Bad Flag: Five Ways to Design a Good Flag (2/2/08)
Bad Flag - State of New HampshireThere really is no such thing as a bad flag. Any time a community reaches out to symbolize their past, their achievements, and their people is a good thing. Still, there are ways for your community to be remembered more easily when it comes to your flag design. So, here are five basic things to remember: 1. Keep it Simple: A flag should be so simple a child can draw it from memory… More >>


Viktor Schreckengost Dies at 101 (2/1/08)
The Murray Torpedo pedal carHe wasn’t particularly well known, but he liked it that way. Yet, Viktor Schreckengost was considered an American Da Vinci because, as an industrial designer over 70 years, he is personally responsible for many of our collectibles today. More >>


Camp David (1/28/08)
Camp David cuff linksIt is hard to get away if you’re the president of the United States, at least so I’ve heard. I have no trouble getting away myself. But then, I don’t have an entourage of people following me around everywhere I go, some with firearms. More >>


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