• 17
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 17, 1943

Saturday, July 17, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This afternoon I saw a sight I will remember for a long time to come. Just after dinner four flights of over 100 planes each passed over in the direction of Sicily. They averaged about 70 bombers to 30 fighters. The B-17s seem to get all of […]

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  • 17
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 16, 1943

Friday, July 16, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa If it weren’t for this diary I would never in my life be able to keep up with the days over here. They go by like streaks of greased lightening for which I am very thankful. The last few nights certainly have been gorgeous. There is something […]

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  • 17
    Jul

Astounding Five-Pound Pearl to be Auctioned in September

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – Sometime in September, on a day and time still to be determined, Philip Weiss Auctions will offer a truly unique object—a pearl weighing an incredible five pounds and measuring six inches across. The brain-shaped specimen—officially a giant non-nacreous natural blister pearl—was found in the waters off the Philippines, in the giant clam […]

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  • 15
    Jul

This Week in Geek 7/15/09

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 sure to click on the […]

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  • 15
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 15, 1943

Thursday, July 15, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Well for the final time in over six months I pulled an O.D. Over here that is a duty that takes up many little of your time and outside of the fact that you lose about three hours sleep in the middle of the night you never […]

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  • 14
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 14, 1943

Wednesday, July 14, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Today I think we _______this time lag that we have had between the times we tear a motor down and when we get the parts. This sometimes takes as many as three or four days which means that shop is cluttered up with dead parts and the […]

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  • 14
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 13, 1943

Tuesday, July 13, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This was a hot one but still nothing like last week so we have no room to complain. The news of the battle of Sicily is in our favor from the report of the “Stars & Stripes” which is the paper put out by the armed forces. […]

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  • 14
    Jul

A Range of Artistic Styles Offered at Christie’s Prints & Multiples Sale

NEW YORK – Christie’s will be presenting its mid-season “Prints & Multiples” sale—comprised of a cross section of movements and styles, this well selected offering includes work by James Jacques Joseph Tissot, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Paul Gauguin, Joan Miró, Sam Francis, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha and Rachel Whiteread, among others—on […]

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  • 14
    Jul

The People Who Inspired the Names of Antique Furniture Pieces

In our modern culture, which embraces a slipshod approach to the English language, we have a habit of taking proper names and turning them into generic, non-capitalized descriptive words for an entire class of objects or products. The one that comes immediately to mind is “Kleenex.” That is a proprietary brand name of facial tissue […]

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  • 14
    Jul

Sheffield and Silver Plate: What to Look For

The social background for the discovery of the methods of plating on copper used in the Sheffield process is quite interesting. It was a time of rising expectations for an emerging merchant class distinct for the upper class in England. These newly wealthy families wished to live with silver luxuries befitting their new status. Unfortunately […]

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