• 15
    Jun

E. Howard & Co. #61 Astronomical Clock Leads Fontaine Auctions

[caption id="attachment_2483581" align="alignright" width="241" caption="The top lot from the Fontaine’s Auction Gallery two-day clock & watch auction was this E. Howard & Co. #61 astronomical floor standing regulator clock, which sold for $161,000 (including a 15-percent buyer’s premium)."][/caption] PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A rare and fine E. Howard & Co. #61 astronomical floor standing regulator clock sold for $161,000...

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  • 15
    Jun

Collecting Boy Scout Patches and Insignia 101

[caption id="attachment_2483557" align="alignright" width="297" caption="This green long-sleeved Boy Scout shirt, dating from the 1954, displays several patches and pins, including a Westlake “red and white” council name patch, a key and a wheel patch, a rank patch and service pins."][/caption] Many of us collect things that connect us to happy times in our childhood. Collecting Boy Scout patches...

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  • 15
    Jun

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

[voxant 3721458] Tuesday, June 15, 1943 Tabarka, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483544" align="alignright" width="200" caption="June 15, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Tonight we are in Tabarka of Tunisia. It's nearly the time for the full moon so the night is beautiful. I'm am (sic) writing this by the lights of a truck and it is fresh & cool. We are...

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  • 14
    Jun

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

Monday, June 14, 1943 Algiers, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483540" align="alignright" width="200" caption="June 14, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] We are definately (sic) under British control. Every control point has, what they call their "pointers" who check your convoy and direct you further on your way. They are all very polite chaps and go out of their way to help you...

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  • 13
    Jun

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

Sunday, June 13, 1943 Algiers, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483536" align="alignright" width="200" caption="June 13, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Today has been obviously Sunday. In every village and town we passed through the people were all dressed up in their best and walking out along the country roads. The population has shown a decided increase in whites and they are a...

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  • 12
    Jun

Reference Books for the Scrimshaw Collector

In life, you can learn from your own mistakes & successes, or learn from the mistakes & successes of others. Collectors fall into this same dilemma, but the smart collector learns from his more successful peers. Eventually, these successful collectors are considered experts in their field, and many of them write & illustrate books. Scrimshaw collectors are no...

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  • 12
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 12, 1943

Saturday, June 12, 1943 Algiers, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483501" align="alignright" width="200" caption="June 12, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Today I came to the definate (sic) conclusion that there can hardly be any more beautiful place in the world then some of these spots in N. Africa. This morning we climbed out of the town of ____________ high into the mountains....

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  • 11
    Jun

This Week in Geek 6/11/09

[caption id="attachment_2483488" align="alignright" width="197" caption="Dark Avengers second printing"][/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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  • 11
    Jun

Sometimes the Difference Between a Copy and an Original Isn’t Much

[caption id="attachment_2483479" align="alignright" width="300" caption="An original Gustave Stickley recliner. The seats have been recovered; originally they would have been dark brown/black."][/caption] We are often asked about "Mission Style" furniture, people see a piece of Mission furniture by well known makers such as Stickley, Limbert or Roycroft on one of the many Roadshow-type television series and wonder what makes...

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  • 11
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 11, 1943

[voxant 3719060] Friday, June 11, 1943 En Route to Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483472" align="alignright" width="200" caption="June 11, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning we got up at six and got ready to pull out. We had breakfast at 7 and it was good. I had a big dish of hot cereal and three good size hot cakes with...

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