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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
looking for what a 1957 general mills wheatties international coin collection is worth
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.
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.
waltham watch company
american waltham watch open face gold pocket watch
Carnival Glass – Adventures in Antiquing
Photo: European Carnival Glass/Eda Glasbruks Floral Sunburst is offered at http://www.carnival-glass.net/for $995 – £567