The Ultimate White House Collectible
After all of that pomp and ceremony, you would think that at least one of the people who attended the laying of the cornerstone of the President’s House would remember where they put it.
If you weren’t one of the Freemasons who attended the ceremony on October 13, 1792 to lay the cornerstone at the President’s House, then let me tell you what happened.
Are you wearing the real George W. Bush?
You look good. Very good. Crisp, white shirt with cobalt blue studs and cobalt blue, official presidential George W. Bush cuff links to match. Black tie and tux. Wonderful overcoat and cashmere scarf. Your new shoes shined to perfection. Limousine waiting. Your date is matching perfection. Ready to attend the President’s State of the Union speech?
Movie and Television Merchandise as Collectibles
The box office tally isn’t the whole story of a film’s profit margin – “It’s the merchandise, silly.” So says Mel Brooks in his 1987 science fiction parody Spaceballs, as his character displays merchandise from the film – within the film – including bed sheets and a cereal box.
Geek Speak New Comic Day Edition 1/23
Ok it’s not Wednesday, it’s Friday but, better late than never. This week was a rather small one for new books, I found myself bringing home only six. Shameful I know but I until I can convince the Worthpoint overlords to buy my books for me on a weekly basis, my own pocket book will have to do all the heavy lifting. Anyway lets get to it:
Military General Staff Collar Insignia
The U.S. military, like any military around the world, identifies its military specialties by uniquely designed patches, ribbons, badges, pins and other items.
Below are the general staff and higher rank collar insignia as described by the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry:
Flag of Iraq to Change
The Associated Press today announced that Iraq’s parliament voted to change the national flag of Iraq. The current national flag (on the top far left) consists of three horizontal stripes of red, white, and black with three green stars in the white stripe with the Takbir, the words ‘Allahu Akbar’ or ‘God is Great’, in green stylized Arabic calligraphy in between the stars.
It is well known that the United States Mint manufacturers the currency and coinage of the United States. What isn’t well known is that there are skilled craftsman who also shape American history in bronze medals and medallions for everyone to own and share.
Created in 1792, the U.S. Mint has been the primary source of coinage in the United States, but in their own words: