• 1
    Aug

‘Hey, Taxi!’ Cab Service on a Small Scale

[caption id="attachment_2475740" align="alignright" width="150" caption="1964 Chevrolet Impala sedan by Matchbox"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2475741" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Maxi Taxi (Ford Capri) by Matchbox"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2475742" align="alignright" width="150" caption="1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL by Matchbox"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2475743" align="alignright" width="150" caption="1987 Ford LTD by Matchbox"][/caption] The taxi cab is a common sight on the streets of any city. For small-scale die-cast collectors, the humble...

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  • 1
    Aug

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – August 1, 1943

Sunday, August 1, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2485927" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Aug. 1, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] The captain has an idea. That is we don’t have breakfast until nine on Sundays so I slept until eight thirty. It was a nice cool morning and I thoroughly enjoy the extra time in bed. Finally I crawled out and...

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  • 31
    Jul

After Six Months in Business, Amenia, N.Y., Antique Shop to be Liquidated at Auction

[caption id="attachment_2484925" align="alignright" width="392" caption="Happy Endings Antiques, in Amenia, N.Y., will sell off its entire collection before shutting its doors after only six months in Business. The owner says combination of factors—chief among them the poor economy—are forcing her to close the shop."][/caption] AMENIA, N.Y. – The entire contents of Happy Endings Antiques—featuring some 500 lots in a...

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  • 31
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 31 1943

Saturday, July 31, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2485927" align="alignright" width="150" caption="July 31, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Today I took some lessons in Carboration. I didn’t think there were so many jets in the world as there is in a Jeep carburetor and they all come out. Most carburetors we work on you can’t take the vets and...

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  • 30
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 30 1943

Friday, July 30, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This morning I got a phone call from H.Q. and was told to go down to III SAC to see Col Thomas. I got dressed and hopped in the “Ginny G” and took off. I had been wondering what kind of a fella Col Thomas was for quite some time....

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  • 29
    Jul

This Week in Geek 7/29/09

This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by WorthPoint comic book Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday, Matt takes a look at the week's new comics from a collector's point-of-view and discusses which books may be hard to find in the near future and why. Make sure to click on the hot links for...

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  • 29
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 29 1943

Thursday, July 29, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Tonight we had a party. There had been quite a bit of talk about one for quite some time and I was really looking forward to it. Of course I didn’t know what I was getting into. We were having a bunch of our nurses ? and after 2 months...

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  • 28
    Jul

Circus Programs: Souvenir Magazines a Colorful and Plentiful Collectible

[caption id="attachment_2484957" align="alignright" width="219" caption="An early Ringling Bros. program."][/caption] Souvenir circus programs vary widely in content, size and quality, but most have one thing in common: they provide patrons with a colorful, chronological list of the acts that will be appearing in the performance. A program can be as simple as a single sheet with a list of...

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  • 28
    Jul

Weekly News Roundup: July 27-31, 2009

Topping art, antiques and collectibles news, we find bankrupt Lehman Brothers unloading its art collection, Brandeis University returning fire, stolen sports memorabilia and the Hermitage director banning the sale of nesting dolls. From Bloomberg: Lehman Mounts Art Bargain Auction With Lichtenstein, Bourgeois More news on the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy—the biggest one in American history—front. Freeman’s of Philadelphia will...

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  • 28
    Jul

Auction Report: 8.22 Carat Diamond Ring Hits $77,000 at Multi-Estate Sale

[caption id="attachment_2484916" align="alignright" width="314" caption="This nearly flawless diamond and platinum ring, registering in at 8.22 total carat weight, fostered an intense bidding war before selling for $77,000 at an auction held by Hal Hunt Auctions on June 28 in Northpoint, Ala. "][/caption] NORTHPORT, Ala. – Multiple bidders in the room battled for a magnificent, nearly flawless diamond and...

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