• 26
    Jul

Watch & Clock Collectors Descend on Grand Rapids for the ‘National’

[caption id="attachment_2485091" align="alignright" width="300" caption="A collection of clocks on sale at the National Watch & Clock Collectors Association's annual show in Grand Rapids, Mich."][/caption] This year the National Watch & Clock Collectors Association (NAWCC) had its annual event/show at the prestigious Devos Convention Center, adjacent to the Grand Amway Hotel in downtown in Grand Rapids, Mich. The "National"...

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  • 25
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 20, 1943

Tuesday, July 20, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2484771" align="alignright" width="200" caption="July 20, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Well it’s a cinch I didn’t sleep much last night. This morning the boys were full of helpful suggestions such as ground glass and a shooting accident. I think Laurie is taking it harder than I am. This morning about 9:00...

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  • 25
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 19, 1943

Monday, July 19, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2484766" align="alignright" width="200" caption="July 19, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Today is the day I’ve dreaded for a long time. This evening when I came out from Tunis after hunting our weapons carrier which had been stolen there were some orders sitting on my desk stating that a Capt. So &...

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  • 25
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 25, 1943

Sunday, July 25, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2485058" align="alignright" width="200" caption="July 25, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Today turned out to be old home week. I took the “Ginnie G.” and went up to Mateur about ten thirty this morning to see if I could locate Lew Waters. I went to A.B.8. Hqs (Headquarters) and dropped in on...

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  • 24
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 24, 1943

Saturday, July 24, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2485050" align="alignright" width="200" caption="July 24, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Today stayed cool until about two o’clock as the sky stayed overcast. This is very unusual as the clouds generally clear off about eight or nine each day. I think I could have slept all day. When its nice and cool...

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  • 23
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 23, 1943

Friday, July 23, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2485041" align="alignright" width="200" caption="July 23, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] As I said last night I went to work and we really put it out. It is a military secret and would (not?) interest you any how to know how much we unloaded. It is sufficient that you knew we got...

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  • 22
    Jul

This Week in Geek 7/22/09

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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  • 22
    Jul

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Rin Tin Tin, Cola-Cola Poster, Collector Plates

QUESTION: I own a wood plaque featuring a hand-carved image of Rin Tin Tin that measures approximately 7 inches by 3 ½ inches. Rin Tin Tin looks more like a wolf than a German shepherd, one of the n’s in his name is carved backward, and “Andenken,” “Wien D. P. Camp,” and initials—possibly those of the carver—also appear...

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  • 22
    Jul

Napkin Rings the Final Touch on a Finely Set Table

Sterling silver napkin rings in Rococo design (left), engraved flowers and scrolls with an entwined C and P (center) and with pie crimp edges and engraved foliage and the name “Aroha” (right). During the height of the Victorian era, many dining tables across America were elegantly set, with find china and magnificent silver services. They were not complete,...

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  • 22
    Jul

Binnacles 101: Get Your Bearings with Nautical Collectibles

[caption id="attachment_2484697" align="aligncenter" width="394" caption="Fancy yacht binnacle with compensating balls and lanterns and decorative lion feet."][/caption] Many people who come into my shop are confused by the nature of the nautical instruments called binnacles that I have artistically scattered about. Without looking in the large glass port to see the compass inside, many assume they are diving helmets!...

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