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  • Feb 25 2008
  • 25 Feb 2008

Republic of Kosovo

“Kosovo is a republic — an independent, democratic and sovereign state,” Kosovo’s parliament speaker Jakup Krasniqi declared on February 17, 2008.

The new flag of Independent Kosovo is a dark blue field with a map of Kosovo in yellow centered on the field with an arc of six five-pointed white stars in an arc above the map each star representing one ethnic group within Kosovo.

  • Feb 25 2008
  • 25 Feb 2008

The Comic Speculator

This week in the Comic Speculator I’m taking a look at the legendary work of Alex Toth in the classic Zorro Dell Four Color comics. For more on Zorro’s latest comic series check out my other blog, This Week in Geek, where I discuss new comics that are destined to be tomorrow collectible back issues.

  • Feb 25 2008
  • 25 Feb 2008

The Terrell House: A Collector’s Dream Guest House

Terrell House
1441 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA
866-261-9687

  • Feb 24 2008
  • 24 Feb 2008

Victorians Mourning Their Dead Monumental To Mundane

Although paying hommage to the dead goes back as far as recorded time, we are probably most familiar with the widow in mourning, all dressed in black, of the mid 19th century, who was destined to wear black for the rest of her life, or at least a significant part of it.

  • Feb 23 2008
  • 23 Feb 2008

Diminutive Audio Equipment as Collectible

Musical toys are some of the most sought-after audio equipment in avant garde music genres. This phenomenon has made primitive, electronic instruments into collectibles. In addition to the sheer novelty of collecting poor quality, low-fi objects, the idea of toy keyboards from the eighties as collectibles speaks to the high-speed rate of progress in audio.

  • Feb 22 2008
  • 22 Feb 2008

Presidential Portraits

My son’s school is celebrating President’s Month and before the month has ended I would celebrate by showing some presidential engravings or photos in my collection.

An early George Washington, our first president, steel engraving by G. R. Hall with his signature and official items, including a nice thirteen star flag in the background, dated 1856.

  • Feb 22 2008
  • 22 Feb 2008

Collecting

A question I get from novice arms collectors is “What should I collect?”. My constant answer is “Collect What You Like”.

If you have an abiding interest in The Civil War, collect Civil War Arms. The diversity is amazing! There were over 600 types of firearms used by both sides during that War and you will never collect them all! But it’s fun to try!

  • Feb 20 2008
  • 20 Feb 2008

This Week in Geek 2/20 Zorro returns!

If you’re a nerd in your late 20’s to early 30’s like me then you probably spent last Sunday night watching the American Gladiator finals (hosted by Hulk Hogan) and the premiere of Knight Rider. Now when I first heard that NBC was bringing back American Gladiators I thought to myself “dear god, what new horrors will the writer strike unleash next?”.

  • Feb 19 2008
  • 19 Feb 2008

Bush Antiques: A Big New Orleans Find

Bush Antiques
2109 Magazine
New Orleans, LA

  • Feb 19 2008
  • 19 Feb 2008

Barbie’s™ First Pet

1964 was a good year for Barbie™. There were many exciting changes and there were a few new faces added. Among these was a set called “Dog ‘n Duds” (stock #1613)