French World War One combination coffee grinder and mess kit
During the First World War, the French soldier was required to carry great deal of equipment inside or attached to his field pack. The type of gear carried by an average soldier today has changed from the equipment carried 90+ years ago. The weight on the other hand has remained about the same at roughly 75 pounds.
There’s A New Boy in Town, Ken Carson
Barbie™ was introduced to us in 1959, but what about her boyfriend Ken™ – full name, Ken Carson?
Pasaje la Defensa
Stepping through the entrance of the quiet arcade-style Pasaje La Defensa is like stepping a hundred years back into history. Once a grand bi-level estate of the influential Ezeiza family, the mansion is now a crumbling, though still stately, grid work of rooms, passageways, staircases, and courtyards, housing a gallery of antiques and curiosity shops.
Cuban 1897 Contribution Issue
The Junta Or Delegation of the Cuban Revolutionary Party established in New York City in 1892 decided to issue coins besides bonds and stamps. In 1897 the designs were created by Philip Martiny in conjunction with the Gorham Manufacturing Company. Because of the urgency the words “un peso” were replaced by “souvenir” as patents were being awaited.
This Week in Geek 2/26
Hey hey, it’s new comic Wednesday… Well actually it’s Thursday and I’m a little late. I was busy ok! Please don’t tell my Worthpoint bosses, the beatings… Oh the beatings, and my wrists are so sore from the chains that hold me at my desk. Please send help…
Roldán Subastas de Arte – Auction House
Roldán is a fine arts and antiques auction house located in the most exclusive art gallery district of Buenos Aires.
Fund Your Retirement Years With Fine Art & Antiques. I’ll Show You How.
Will you have enough funds set aside for your “Golden Years?” You know, those years that you can finally kick back a little, maybe do some traveling, or indulge your grandkids a bit. What’s the magic number you’ll have set aside to lead a flourishing life in those years? Experts say you should be able to live on 70-80% of your current income. Will that be enough for you?
The American Girl Doll
Collecting dolls is a popular pastime among females young and old. From Raggedy Ann to Barbie, dolls are a part of growing up and often remain a part of the home through collections. A doll that has really made a splash in the media recently is the American Girl Doll.
Early Americana, Hand-Painted Furniture and Fabulous Fantasies
I recently visited one of my favorite New England towns, Salem, Massachusetts, and stumbled upon this fabulous, early American, hand-painted, dressing screen. It is a decorative item now on display at “Sophia’s Gifts of Artistry & Elegance,” www.sophiasofsalem.com. I spoke with the shop proprietor, Marie Cardillo, and we both learned something new.
Vice President Cufflinks Misrepresented
Recently on Ebay I noticed an unusual change to the official seal of the vice president, 50 gold stars surrounding the central eagle on a white background. Everything was correct except for the 50 gold stars.