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  • Apr 30 2008
  • 30 Apr 2008

Shopping in Pingyau

While staying in Shanxi Province in China, I was able to visit Pingyao Ancient City. Pingyau was built in 1370 AD during the Ming Dynasty and declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1997. It is the largest built and most preserved ancient city in Shanxi Province.

  • Apr 30 2008
  • 30 Apr 2008

A Clandestine Army: A Book Review

I was excited to obtain a copy of SOG: Team History and Insignia of a Clandestine Army, the much-anticipated book written by SOG authority Jason Hardy (www.thedogtag.com) with help from author/dealer Mike Tucker (www.authenticmilitaria.com). Jason is well known in the militaria collecting community as a specialty dealer focused on SOG and Special Forces memorabilia from the Vietnam War.

  • Apr 30 2008
  • 30 Apr 2008

A Flick of Cold Steel…

My earliest recollection of wanting to own a switchblade came after seeing the film The Outsiders, where the character Johnny Cade (played by Ralph Macchio) uses a lever-lock switchblade to defend himself during a fight scene with rival “Socs” (short for socialites). The camera cuts to Johnny Cade on ground, then zooms to his hand as he discretely draws his blade from his jean pocket.

  • Apr 30 2008
  • 30 Apr 2008

Mantiques: A Promising Store Name!

On my return trip from the Fort Leavenworth Militaria Collectibles Show last Saturday, I stopped in Weston, MO to visit a few antique shops. Weston is a town known for antique hunting, but it also offers a nice historic home tour every year in December.

  • Apr 30 2008
  • 30 Apr 2008

Striking Gold at the Hastings Military Collectibles Show

As I loaded my car early Friday morning, I was relieved to see that it had only snowed an inch or so the night before. While I was in college, there were four consecutive years the Hastings Nebraska Militaria Show was canceled due to blizzard conditions. Show co-promoter Mike Bockman was beginning to think the Lord was trying to send him a message.

  • Apr 30 2008
  • 30 Apr 2008

Ft Leavenworth Militaria Show Review

I just got back from the 14th annual Fort Leavenworth Militaria Collectibles show located at the Frontier Conference Center. I have attended this event 5 or 6 times and enjoy making the drive. This show (like most) is an opportunity to meet up with collecting friends I only see once or twice a year and to network with dealers.

  • Apr 30 2008
  • 30 Apr 2008

Official Kentucky Derby Glasses

People start collecting Kentucky Derby glasses for a variety of reasons; maybe they ride horses, their mother may have had one, they could be from Kentucky, or simply enjoy the thrill of a race (not to mention a good Mint Julep!). No matter the reason, Kentucky Derby glasses are a hot collectible.

  • Apr 30 2008
  • 30 Apr 2008

Collecting Kentucky Derby

It is billed as the most exciting two minutes in sports. And it is for 3-year olds only. We’re talking about the ultimate horse race known as the Kentucky Derby.

  • Apr 30 2008
  • 30 Apr 2008

Introductions

Hi fellow comic aficionados.

I’ve been lurking here and enjoying Matt’s articles over the past few weeks. He has a wealth of information to share but so far its mainly been a one-sided conversation. In the hopes of opening up participation I figured an introduction thread would be in order.

  • Apr 29 2008
  • 29 Apr 2008

The power of the past…

The power of the past in design, desire, money, art, furniture and most everything else of value is echoed in reproductions.