This Week in Geek 6/11
This week new comics day comes on the eve of the premiere of the new Hulk movie and the and man-oh-man the fanboys are rumbling. There seems to be two schools of thought on Hulk; “I’m excited” or “I’m scarred”. Count me in the second school. What worries me is that Marvel has already leaked every cool moment of the film in the multiple trailers.
At the 2008 Whitman Coin and Currency Convention
Gold and silver, platinum and kids. The 36th Annual Coin and Currency Convention in Baltimore, Maryland last weekend had quite a lot of all that, plus so much more. This is where you can both be a long time collector and still enjoy learning like a kid. That’s what I found out when I followed the kids to see Patti Jagger Finner at the Kid’s Korner.
The Comic Speculator: The Death of Kitty Pryde
Welcome to The Comic Speculator 2.0. From now on you’ll be able to click on the hyperlinks I’ve embedded in this article to learn more about the subjects I discuss here. Let me know what you guys think of the new format.
How To Clean Silver–Buyer Beware
There are many products out there on the market assuring you that their quick and easy method will not only clean your silver to its original pristine color and condition but will provide testimonials attesting to the efficaciousness of the product supplied by museums, cathedrals and “as seen on TV.” Ultimately, when done, they’ll have you convinced that your piece of silver will be whistlin
Baltimore Coin Show: Bits And Bytes
Baltimore Show: Bits & Bytes
Show Sales Top $6.2
A History of The Sandwich Glass Company
Deming Jarvis started the Boston and Sandwich Glass Factory in 1825. Sandwich was a small town on Cape Cod that was rich in fuel, had easy access to major waterways, and was located only 50 miles from Boston. When Jarvis purchased the land for the factory, he purchased the surrounding 20,000 acres of forest so that the company would not have to pay for wood to burn in the furnaces.
31 Club Newbie Strikes Again and Gets Help Purchasing Painting Through 31 Club Associates Program
The Art of the Deal — Fine Art Paintings Located by 31 Club Member and Purchased Using our Associates Program.
What’s in your basement?
Recently, rummaging through my basement, I put two and two together and came up with twenty-two. OK, I realize that this is improper math, that only an accountant could make happen, but I once toiled in life as an accountant, so I feel justified on the math.
This Week in Geek 6/4
I know I know. I’m late. New comic day was yesterday and I was coming home from a short vacation. I beg your collective forgiveness and promise it won’t happen again, mainly because I’m not paid enough to vacation more than once every five years or so. Plenty of news this week.
1940 B&W 20″ Television
I don’t know about all of you, but I can honestly wonder what my Aunt and Uncle watched on TV back in the 1940’s. I know as a child growing up in the early 1950’s I remember Howdy Doody, Rin Tin Tin, The Lone Ranger, my eldest brother was on the Freddy Friehofer show, and got to make a squiggly line, and that is all I remember. Brings back memories.