• 6
    Feb

Unique 37 star U.S. flag

The 37 star U.S. flag was created in 1867 for the admission of Nebraska as a state. It lasted until the admission of Colorado in 1876.

This flag, though, was quite unique. It was made using a patented resist-dye process on wool bunting. You can see the silk screen-like look in the stars in the closeup photos.

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  • 5
    Feb

British National Flag of World War II

There’s a mystery to this flag.

Here is what we do know. It is definitely the flag of Great Britain and that it is definitely of World War II vintage. It is truly a big flag measuring 50 x 70 inches or about 4′ to almost 6′. We know that it was made in Belgium and appears to be completely hand made using a standard home-based sewing machine, not a commercial one.

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  • 5
    Feb

Magna Carta For Sale

Recently, a historical document made big news when it surpassed all estimates at auction. Sotheby’s conducted the sale of the sole, privately owned copy of England’s Magna Carta. This landmark, 13th-century document was auctioned-off to Carlyle Group founder David Rubenstein, for $21.3 million. Billionaire Ross Perot was the previous owner of the highly historic document. […]

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  • 4
    Feb

Political Cartoons of Clifford Berryman

Sometimes you’re remembered for only one thing even though you’ve done so much more. We know Clifford Berryman as having created a bear named for President Theodore Roosevelt. Yep, the teddy bear.

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  • 4
    Feb

Living Glory, Collecting Pain

Injuries are a part of any professional player’s day. Much has been made of the injuries to quarterback Tom Brady before Super Bowl XLII on Sunday, February 4th. But, rest assured, he will play, injured or not. And that what’s worrying former NFL players like Dave Pear. A hero in the 1980 Super Bowl, Pear […]

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  • 3
    Feb

Rookwood Pottery

Like many successful businesses, one of the most prominent late 19th and early 20th century ceramics and pottery companies was created from a hobby.

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  • 2
    Feb

Good Flag, Bad Flag: Five Ways to Design a Good Flag

There really is no such thing as a bad flag. Any time a community reaches out to symbolize their past, their achievements, and their people is a good thing. Still, there are ways for your community to be remembered more easily when it comes to your flag design.

So, here are five basic things to remember:

1. Keep it Simple: A flag should be so simple a child can draw it from memory…

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  • 1
    Feb

Geek Speak 1/1/08

So, hello all. My name is Matt and this semi-weekly blog is going to focus on the comic book universe. I’m not going to bore you with a list of my credentials, you can read my worthologist bio for that exciting info, but I will say (proudly) that I am Worthpoint’s head-comic-book-nerd. As I stated this blog will mainly concentrate on comic news, (ie.

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  • 1
    Feb

Concentration Camp Symbols of World War II

During the NAZI era of 1930-1940 Germany, the World War II era, the government created a state policy where ‘undesirable’ groups within Germany and any of its occupied territories were isolated from the general population. These groups were identified as Jews, homosexuals, gypsies, Jehovah’s Witnesses, criminals, political prisoners, and emigrants.

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  • 1
    Feb

SA Dagger Imposter

Curiously enough, this SA dagger came into the shop recently and only after careful examination after the fact revealed that in fact this official looking SA dagger was an imposter.

Here’s how I can now tell:

– the color of the handle and the scabbard should be brown, not black,

– the handle itself could be a reproduction and the scabbard changed to reflect the reproduction,

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