Pasaje la Defensa
Stepping through the entrance of the quiet arcade-style Pasaje La Defensa is like stepping a hundred years back into history. Once a grand bi-level estate of the influential Ezeiza family, the mansion is now a crumbling, though still stately, grid work of rooms, passageways, staircases, and courtyards, housing a gallery of antiques and curiosity shops.
Cuban 1897 Contribution Issue
The Junta Or Delegation of the Cuban Revolutionary Party established in New York City in 1892 decided to issue coins besides bonds and stamps. In 1897 the designs were created by Philip Martiny in conjunction with the Gorham Manufacturing Company. Because of the urgency the words “un peso” were replaced by “souvenir” as patents were being awaited.
This Week in Geek 2/26
Hey hey, it’s new comic Wednesday… Well actually it’s Thursday and I’m a little late. I was busy ok! Please don’t tell my Worthpoint bosses, the beatings… Oh the beatings, and my wrists are so sore from the chains that hold me at my desk. Please send help…
Fund Your Retirement Years With Fine Art & Antiques. I’ll Show You How.
Will you have enough funds set aside for your “Golden Years?” You know, those years that you can finally kick back a little, maybe do some traveling, or indulge your grandkids a bit. What’s the magic number you’ll have set aside to lead a flourishing life in those years? Experts say you should be able to live on 70-80% of your current income. Will that be enough for you?
The American Girl Doll
Collecting dolls is a popular pastime among females young and old. From Raggedy Ann to Barbie, dolls are a part of growing up and often remain a part of the home through collections. A doll that has really made a splash in the media recently is the American Girl Doll.
Early Americana, Hand-Painted Furniture and Fabulous Fantasies
I recently visited one of my favorite New England towns, Salem, Massachusetts, and stumbled upon this fabulous, early American, hand-painted, dressing screen. It is a decorative item now on display at “Sophia’s Gifts of Artistry & Elegance,” www.sophiasofsalem.com. I spoke with the shop proprietor, Marie Cardillo, and we both learned something new.
Vice President Cufflinks Misrepresented
Recently on Ebay I noticed an unusual change to the official seal of the vice president, 50 gold stars surrounding the central eagle on a white background. Everything was correct except for the 50 gold stars.
The Seal and Flag of the Vice President of the United States
Much has been written about the seal of the president of the United States. It is a more powerful, more visible office, of course, but in many ways the influence of the vice president can be just as significant. Yet, recognizing the symbols of the office isn’t that high on a collector’s radar.