• 3
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 2, 1943

Friday, July 2, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa Tonight is Atabrine night. For those of you who have not enjoyed the pleasure of a tour of North Africa under the auspices of Uncle Sam’s army, Atabrine is a little yellow pill that tastes like the bitterest fruits of evil. Evil, in fact is not the […]

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  • 3
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 1, 1943

Thursday, July 1, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa July 1, 1943 Diary Page Today I felt much better, in fact almost human. The heat here doesn’t go out of its way to make you feel good but there is nothing you can do about that. Today even the breeze is like the breath of a […]

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  • 3
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 30, 1943

Wednesday, June 30, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa This morning I felt a lot better. I don’t know what it was they gave me but it sure did something. I was weak as hell and spent the whole day lying on a cot in the dispensary but there was a decided improvement. This evening I […]

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  • 1
    Jul

Collectors Shine a Light on Early Lanterns Varieties

When we see lanterns used as decorative objects, it’s hard to imagine that they were once among the only sources for lighting. As such, they were made to be hung, carried, placed on a table or applied to a wall. Each was designed for a specific use inside and out. Most also had one panel […]

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  • 1
    Jul

This Week in Geek 7/02/09

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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  • 30
    Jun

The Workhorse of the Early American Banking System: Half Eagles, Part One

Half Eagles, or five dollars gold pieces as there are often called, were the workhorse of the early American banking system, as there were so very few quarter eagles manufactured. In fact, of the roughly 2.3 million gold coins made by the United States Mint between the years of 1795 and 1834, 2.1 million were […]

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  • 30
    Jun

Mitchell & Rammelsberg Bedroom Suite Highlights Katherine Creamer Estate Sale

ABERDEEN, Miss. – A stunning five-piece rosewood Victorian bedroom suite, signed Mitchell & Rammelsberg (circa 1860), soared to $51,700 at the living estate sale of Katherine Creamer, a discerning collector from Mobile, Ala., whose stately mansion was built to contain her vast collections. The bedroom suite was the top achiever of the 500 lots that […]

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  • 30
    Jun

Weekly News Roundup: June 29-July 3, 2009

In art, antiques and collectibles news, Michael Jackson makes the headlines, a cigarette butt brings in hundreds of dollars and Sotheby’s makes what could be a costly mistake. From Bloomberg: Jackson Items Fetch $205,000 in Sale, Top Estimates Michael Jackson’s death sent waves through the collectibles world along with the rest of the world. Julien’s […]

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  • 30
    Jun

The Computer: Friend or Foe for Antiques Enthusiasts

I have lived through two information revolutions in the antiques and collectibles field. The first occurred in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The number of regional antiques and collectibles trade papers tripled. Several regional papers, e.g., the Tri-State Trader, assumed national importance. Antiques and collectibles publishers expanded their titles to include specialized price guides […]

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  • 30
    Jun

‘Neat’ Set of Apothecaries Measures

People become antique dealers for various reasons. Some do so when their personal collection becomes too big for their home and, at retirement, opening a shop seems a good idea. Others start collecting and trading at a young age and at some point realizes they are a “dealer.” However we come to it, we all […]

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