• 22
    Jun

Pair of Prominent Panama City Estates to be Sold at Auction Saturday, June 27

[caption id="attachment_2483778" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="This fine green opaque vase on an Oriental-style stand is sure to spark keen bidder interest."][/caption] PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Some 300 fresh-to-the-market lots from a pair of prominent southern estates will be sold on Saturday, June 27, in a live and Internet auction to be held by Specialists of the South, Inc. Offered...

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  • 22
    Jun

Vintage Motorcycles, Petroliana Lots Highlight Don Fielder Estate Sale

CEDAR POINT, Ill. – The lifetime single-owner collection of Don Fiedler—comprising over 700 lots of vintage toy trucks, cast-iron and tin motorcycle toys, full-size antique motorcycles and bicycles, advertising signs and displays, petroliana items, coin-op machines and more brought strong prices at a recent auction. “The final hammer prices on many of the lots surpassed initial estimates,” said...

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  • 22
    Jun

Weekly News Roundup: June 22-June 26, 2009

In art, auction and collectibles headlines is the sale of a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece that has been featured frequently in movies and TV shows, a poor showing for Christie’s, a very pricey straw bag and the Fab Four show their star power again. From Reuters: Frank Lloyd Wright's famed Ennis House to be sold It was “The...

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  • 22
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 22, 1943

[voxant 3726542] Tuesday, June 22, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483754" align="alignright" width="200" caption="June 22, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Things are getting pretty tense around here now and nearly everything is frozen as far as supplies and spare parts are concerned. These are being sent to the five places that have been selected for the debarkation of our...

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  • 21
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 21, 1943

Monday, June 21, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483737" align="alignright" width="200" caption="June 21, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning about three o'clock I was awakened by the A.R. siren and when that sounds over here you scat. They didn't come over our area but dropped a few eggs up near Mateur sector. We could see the Ack Ack...

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  • 20
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 20, 1943

Sunday, June 20, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483729" align="alignright" width="200" caption="June 20, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning Sgt. Enright woke me with the news that the Major had called last night and ordered us to send twenty-five men on D. S. to an amunition (sic) dump where they would act as part of a labor battalion...

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  • 19
    Jun

This Week in Geek 6/17/09

[caption id="attachment_2483743" align="alignright" width="197" caption="Captain America #600"][/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 sure...

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  • 19
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 19, 1943

[voxant 3725250] Saturday, June 19, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483722" align="alignright" width="200" caption="June 19, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Last night about ten o clock (sic) I was awakened by a soldier from headquarters. His story was that paratroopers had been dropped in the vicinity of Tunis and that all outfits should be on the alert. Today, all...

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  • 18
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 18, 1943

[voxant 3724162] Friday, June 18, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483714" align="alignright" width="200" caption="June 18, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] The temperature tonight would never lead one to believe a person was in Africa. You need a field jacket and then you are a little uncomfortable. Ye gods, when I think of my previous ideas of Africa. Well we...

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  • 17
    Jun

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Tin Soldiers, M1 Helmet, Semaphore Light, ‘Family Circle’

QUESTION: I have five lead figures that my mother acquired from her grandfather when living in Macedonia around 1950. Her grandfather was born before 1890s, so the figures have to be quite old. Four figures appear to be English soldiers and one a princess dressed in a dress. Some are three-dimensional and others are flat. All are marked...

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