• 4
    Aug

The History of the Roskopf Watch

I am telling the story of Georges Fredric Roskopf not only because it is a fascinating history, but to make a point to watch collectors and enthusiasts: collections of watches don’t necessarily have to be high grade, bejeweled, gold, or “high falutin’” to be interesting and collectible. A collection of Roskopf and Roskopf-type watches can […]

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  • 4
    Aug

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – August 4, 1943

Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This evening I received a letter from the Rotary Club back home. It seems they set aside an evening every now and then to write to the boys in the service. It’s a good idea. My “Marylander and Herald” are now coming in pretty regular and they […]

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  • 3
    Aug

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Noah’s Ark Toy, World War One Letter from King George V

QUESTION: I would like your help with an antique wooden Noah’s Ark that I have been asked to sell on behalf of a client. I have done some research, but am torn as to what sales approach might bring the best results. What is your advice? – K&S, via e-mail ANSWER: The pictures attached to […]

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  • 3
    Aug

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – August 3, 1943

Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Ambition must be catching up with me. I wrote fine letters tonight. Of course that is the advantage of “V-Mail.” There is only so much room to fill out yet it counts as a letter and gets an answer. Did I say ambition was invading my shores. […]

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  • 2
    Aug

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – August 2, 1943

Monday, August, 2, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This morning I woke up to hear some of the boys talking and asked what the trouble was. Sgt. F____ said he had heard someone calling his name and thought it was the guard. He had gotten up and looked for him but found no one. I […]

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  • 1
    Aug

‘Hey, Taxi!’ Cab Service on a Small Scale

The taxi cab is a common sight on the streets of any city. For small-scale die-cast collectors, the humble cab has been made available over the years in many forms. At any given time, most die-cast manufacturers have at least one cab in their regular line-up. The examples shown here are by no means all […]

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  • 1
    Aug

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – August 1, 1943

Sunday, August 1, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa The captain has an idea. That is we don’t have breakfast until nine on Sundays so I slept until eight thirty. It was a nice cool morning and I thoroughly enjoy the extra time in bed. Finally I crawled out and ate breakfast then came back to […]

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  • 31
    Jul

After Six Months in Business, Amenia, N.Y., Antique Shop to be Liquidated at Auction

AMENIA, N.Y. – The entire contents of Happy Endings Antiques—featuring some 500 lots in a broad array of categories—will be sold at an on-site auction slated for August, ending the business after just a six-month existence. The sale will be a total liquidation of country pieces, painted furniture, 20th century modern, vintage toys, lighting, architectural […]

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  • 31
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 31 1943

Saturday, July 31, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa 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 so that simplifies matters immensely. Well […]

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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 […]

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