• 6
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 6, 1943

Tuesday, July 6, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa [caption id="attachment_2484116" align="alignright" width="200" caption="July 6, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] In the 26 years of my life I’ve never seen a day like this one turned out to be. It started out nice and cool and calm and we thought we were going to have a let-up from this hot spell...

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  • 5
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 5, 1943

Monday, July 5, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa [caption id="attachment_2484109" align="alignright" width="200" caption="July 5, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning we had another air raid and it was a lovely sight to see from the distance we were. So far they have never gotten closer than 20 miles so all we have is a fourth of July on the...

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  • 4
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard WWII Diary – July 4, 1943

Sunday, July 4, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa [caption id="attachment_2484102" align="alignright" width="200" caption="July 4, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] A diary is a pretty wonderful thing if you are honest in what you put down and read back over it once in a while to see how you change: if for its worse then correct it. Of course like any...

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  • 3
    Jul

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

Saturday, July 3, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa [caption id="attachment_2484096" align="alignright" width="200" caption="July 3, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] One year ago today I received my commission. It doesn’t seem that long yet in some reports I feel like such an old hand at the game that it must be about ten years. I can remember that morning so distinctly....

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  • 3
    Jul

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

Friday, July 2, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa [caption id="attachment_2484086" align="alignright" width="200" caption="July 2, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Tonight is Atabrine night. For those of you who have not enjoyed the pleasure of a tour of North Africa under the auspices of Uncle Sam's army, Atabrine is a little yellow pill that tastes like the bitterest fruits of evil....

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  • 3
    Jul

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

Thursday, July 1, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa July 1, 1943 Diary Page Today I felt much better, in fact almost human. The heat here doesn't go out of its way to make you feel good but there is nothing you can do about that. Today even the breeze is like the breath of a furnace. If its...

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  • 3
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 30, 1943

Wednesday, June 30, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa [caption id="attachment_2484074" align="alignright" width="200" caption="June 30 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning I felt a lot better. I don't know what it was they gave me but it sure did something. I was weak as hell and spent the whole day lying on a cot in the dispensary but there was...

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  • 1
    Jul

Collectors Shine a Light on Early Lanterns Varieties

[caption id="attachment_2484053" align="alignright" width="132" caption="An example of a pierced “Paul Revere” lantern. This one is made of copper."][/caption] When we see lanterns used as decorative objects, it's hard to imagine that they were once among the only sources for lighting. As such, they were made to be hung, carried, placed on a table or applied to a wall....

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  • 1
    Jul

Saving the World: How to Restore Antique and Vintage Globes

[caption id="attachment_402" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Antique and vintage globes, even if they are damaged, can have a useful and productive second life with a little work."][/caption] Globes were initially engraved or painted directly on spherical shells. In the late 16th century, globe-makers began printing maps and pasting them onto round shells made of solid wood or hollow wood stuffed...

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  • 1
    Jul

This Week in Geek 7/02/09

[caption id="attachment_2484026" align="alignright" width="201" caption="Captain America Reborn #1"][/caption] 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...

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