• 1 Feb
    2008

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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  • 1 Feb
    2008

Viktor Schreckengost Dies at 101

He wasn’t particularly well known, but he liked it that way. Yet, Viktor Schreckengost was considered an American Da Vinci because, as an industrial designer over 70 years, he is personally responsible for many of our collectibles today.

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  • 30 Jan
    2008

This Week in Geek! 1/30

Welcome back to blog formerly known as “Geek Speak”. As it would turn out, I recently discovered there is a comic themed podcast that already had claim to the name “Geek Speak“. So rather than attack the nice guys at Geek Speak radio with the full force of the pit bulls that represent Worthpoint’s legal team I have to decided to be the bigger man and concede the title of Geek Speak.

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  • 30 Jan
    2008

Tools of the Trade

While sailors, carpenters, doctors, masons, and farmers all have tools designed specifically for their needs, spies and detectives seem to have the best tools. Like James Bond or Sherlock Holmes, you too can have a set of tools that will help you be a sleuth – as a furniture, art and decorative arts detective.

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  • 30 Jan
    2008

Gone in 45 seconds…

Everyone is fascinated by the auctioneers’ chant and wonders, “What do they do when they’re not selling items at auction? Do they have a real job? They only work 4 to 8 hours a week! They really have it easy!”

Today’s auctioneer is far more involved in the making and breaking of an auction and the company’s success than you could ever imagine.

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  • 29 Jan
    2008

Bon Marche’: Keepin It Local

Bon Marche’ Antique Mall
2014 Magazine St., New Orleans
504.679.6600

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  • 28 Jan
    2008

Camp David

It is hard to get away if you’re the president of the United States, at least so I’ve heard. I have no trouble getting away myself. But then, I don’t have an entourage of people following me around everywhere I go, some with firearms.

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  • 28 Jan
    2008

Political Buttons of Brian Campbell

We don’t even have any of these special campaign buttons in the store, because they are so collectible.

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  • 28 Jan
    2008

Hey, what’s this comic worth?

Welcome to a blog I’m calling the Nerdy Speculator (TNS). TNS will be a semi-weekly blog that examines the comic book back issue marketplace. I’ll be talking about trends in the back issue market; what’s hot in both new and old comics, what’s going to be hot, what’s selling and what’s not.

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  • 28 Jan
    2008

The Choctaw Parade: Taking You Around the World

The Choctaw Parade
January 26, 2008
Terrytown, LA

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