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  • Apr 22 2008
  • 22 Apr 2008

Symbols and Flags of Earth Day

To paraphrase a famous Clinton-era campaign slogan, “It’s the Environment, Stupid.”

That could have been the basis for Earth Day as conceived by Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1969. Originally created as a teach-in about environmental problems facing Earth, it grew into the basis for the worldwide environmental movement.

  • Apr 22 2008
  • 22 Apr 2008

Top 10 Golden-Age Comics of 2008

For 38 years the Overstreet Comic Book price guide has been the standard price guide of the comic book back issue market.

  • Apr 22 2008
  • 22 Apr 2008

This Week In Geek 4/16

Welcome back to This Week in Geek, your weekly guide to the wilds of a new comic day and where I try to give you a little insight into what nerds, like myself, are reading and collecting.

  • Apr 22 2008
  • 22 Apr 2008

The Comic Speculator: Simonson’s Thor

Last Sunday was perfect. The weather was beautiful and so my niece, my two dogs and myself were on our way to the dog park when I received a phone call.

  • Apr 22 2008
  • 22 Apr 2008

German World War One Pilot’s helmet

During the First World War flight was in it’s infancy. Many people had only read about airplanes and the many new inventions relating to flight. New aviation inventions were develped by Germany, France Great Briton, Italy, Austria-Hungary Russia and the U.S. Airplanes at the begining of the war were used mainly for reconnaissance of the enemies supply lines and trench forifications.

  • Apr 22 2008
  • 22 Apr 2008

Antique Silver Napkin Rings – Beauty and Value

Do you know a single napkin ring can bring up to $5,000? But be careful, because there are reproductions. Napkin Rings were fashionable from about 1860 to 1900, and no formal table would have been set without them. Where did the days of the formal table go, now that we are in the disposable age where everything goes into the trash as soon as the meal is completed?

  • Apr 21 2008
  • 21 Apr 2008

Derbybilia – Kentucky Derby Collectibles

Where else in the world do children get out of school the day before a horse race? Only in Louisville, so far as we know.

  • Apr 21 2008
  • 21 Apr 2008

wheatties

looking for what a 1957 general mills wheatties international coin collection is worth

  • Apr 21 2008
  • 21 Apr 2008

Antique & Vintage Book Marks

I was looking for a way to be lazy today and I found one. You see, my partner, Cindy, asked if I could do a simple blog today, because she has family in town and isn’t going to have a lot of time to devote to it. Along came Howie. Howie Schechter is a collector of silver bookmarks and has a collection of over 1,000 antique and vintage bookmarks.

  • Apr 21 2008
  • 21 Apr 2008

Shell Cameo, Jewelry History

Cameos are jewelry carved with a raised image. The word cameo comes from the Hebrew/Arabic word “kameo” meaning amulet or charm. They come in several materials and date back to Ancient Greece and Rome. They were usually were carved from a hard stone like agate, as well as glass.