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Worthpoint is for you (11/15/07)
Worthpoint is for you. Whether you know it or not, everyone is a collector of something. With the aging of the American populous, every individual tends to become an afficionado of something; what follows from that is your propensity to collect that of which you have a liking. What you collect says something about your personality, your goals, your passions. More >>


What Do you Find While Going to Garage Sales? (11/14/07)
82 Airborne MedallionI am a profound shopper at garage and estate sales. I suspect that many of us end up buying and selling collectibles and antiques because we can not pass up the bargains. More >>


The Eisenhower Birthday Plate (11/12/07)
Eisenhower Birthday Plate, official reverseSometimes in the world of collectibles there is an event item that is made specifically and only for that special time and then there is a commemorative item that was not made officially for the event, but instead honors the event itself.  For example, the official inaugural medal for a president’s swearing in recognizes the event officially.  Another company produces its own inaugural medal More >>


The Inaugural Medal of Warren G. Harding (11/12/07)
Woodrow Wilson 2d Inaugural Medal, 1917President-elect Warren G. Harding wanted "…the most dazzling celebration in the memory of the present generation." Fireworks, concerts, balls, parades, and the return of the inaugural medal. However, with the economy approaching deep depression, the political climate did not warrant an extravagent celebration. More >>


The Inaugural Clothing Buttons of George Washington (11/12/07)
George Washington Inaugural clothing buttonsIn the first inauguration of a freely chosen president of the United States in 1789, President-elect George Washington appeared in  New York "…dressed in deep brown, with metal buttons, with an eagle on them…", according to William Maclay, a Pennsylvania Senator.   As would happen in decades to come, merchants saw a chance to sell souvenirs of the occasion and they would be clothi More >>


What A Great Looking Site!!!! Put Those Collections Up Folks!!!! (11/11/07)
With this beautiful new website we are blessed with we all should be posting our treasures on it.  Everyone has something they have bought because it is or will be "worth" something. More >>


Not all Visor Caps are “Crushers” (11/8/07)
There is rampant misuse of the term “crusher cap” in reference to US visor caps in the WWII militaria collecting market. A crusher cap is a type of visor cap that is intended to be soft and pliable. Germans also had a crusher cap designed for field use, but that is another topic. US crusher caps were designed for pilots and air personnel to comfortably wear under their headset. More >>


Are Shows Still Worth the Effort? (11/3/07)
A dealer setup for the DC Big FleaJust returned from the "D.C. Big Flea Market" at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA. This is a relatively big show held 5 weekends a year. With about 600 dealers, it really makes for a fun afternoon. Despite its name, this is anything but a flea market of tables piled with old clothes, books, and children’s toys. More >>


2007 Great Falls Studio Tour (11/3/07)
Last Sunday I was tooling around the back roads in Great Falls, Virginia in my husband’s aging Corvette when I spotted a sign, "Great Falls Studio Tour." The local area newspaper elaborated that Great Falls Studios was having their 4th annual studio tour Oct. 19 – 21, 2007. More >>


WWII Airborne Reinforced M42 Jump Jacket ID’d To Vet (11/3/07)
I recently acquired my first M42 Reinforced jump jacket. This jacket was even CC-2′d (Chemical impregnation to protect skin from gas), which led me to believe that it was used on the Normandy jump. Based off the canvas used and the rigger sewing construction, I could tell that it was 82nd Airborne. More >>


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