• 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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  • 28
    Jul

1971 High Crop Diesel Tractor Soars to $64,000 at John Deere Collectibles Auction

[caption id="attachment_2484903" align="alignright" width="384" caption="This extremely rare 1971 John Deere 2520 high crop diesel tractor was the top lot in the two-day sale of John Deere vintage tractors and related collectibles held July 8-9 in Le Mars, Iowa, selling for $64,000."][/caption] LE MARS, Iowa – An extremely rare 1971 John Deere 2520 high crop diesel tractor with syncro-range...

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  • 28
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 28, 1943

Wednesday, July 28, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This morning I went in town to see Lt. Ferguson about this trial. He gave me all the details and we soon got our business over with. He’s a pretty decent chap and we had quite a bit of talk afterward. I still can’t figure why so many of our...

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  • 28
    Jul

Bugs with an Eye for Art: Insects Can Destroy Art and Antique Treasures

[caption id="attachment_3142" align="alignright" width="336" caption="Damage done by insects to the frame and stretcher of an oil painting."][/caption] I have had customers come to me with oil painting on which they recently noticed small holes developing near the edges of the canvas and also found small piles of wood dust on the floor under the paintings. They took the...

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