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  • Dec 22 2007
  • 22 Dec 2007

The 2007 Official White House Christmas Card

Continuing a tradition that dates back to the first official White House Christmas card sent by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, the White House recently released the official 2007 White House Christmas card.

  • Dec 22 2007
  • 22 Dec 2007

Do You Know What Your President Signed?

The President of the United States is a very busy person. Their entire day is mostly meetings with staff, with constituencies, with groups, with the media, with government officials, with ambassadors, with other heads of state, along with ceremonies, bill signings, speeches, travel…whew. Who would want the job. Yet, many do.

  • Dec 19 2007
  • 19 Dec 2007

New Orleans, Meeting the Challenge

In August 2005 many thought New Orleans culture was gone forever. Two years later the rebirth of New Orleans continues at a snail’s pace, but many antique shop owners are feeling confident about the city’s future, or, rather, their place in the rebuilding process. A new market has emerged. Many antiques dealers are selling primarily to locals who want to refurnish their homes.

  • Dec 19 2007
  • 19 Dec 2007

A True Historical New Orleans Experience

Finding a person who is truly content with their job is not easy, but walk down to the Sword and Pen at 528 Royal Street and you will meet the happiest antique dealer in New Orleans, Larry Marsh. As manager of Sword and Pen, a French Quarter antique store, Larry has the opportunity to talk about his first love, history.

  • Dec 17 2007
  • 17 Dec 2007

Rare “Sac Dollar” Error Coin Discovered

It may come as a surprise to individuals outside the coin-collecting world that extremely rare and valuable US coins are still being minted today. These coins come in the form of mis-strikes or error coins caused by human or mechanical failure in the minting process. Billions of U.S. coins are produced annually.

  • Dec 16 2007
  • 16 Dec 2007

Origin of the Lighting Lamp

In the arcane world of oil lamps there are considered to be three distinct phases: simple olive oil lamps from prehistory to the 18th century, the Argand lamp created about 1780, and the kerosene lamp created about 1850.

  • Dec 16 2007
  • 16 Dec 2007

The Mark of Heisey Glass

Another interest we would like to intoduce you to is Heisey Glass, a favorite of Sheri for many years.

  • Dec 16 2007
  • 16 Dec 2007

Aladdin Mantel Lamp Co.

It has a long history of providing heat and warmth to generations of families since 1908. Today, many families around the world still rely on the Aladdin Mantel Lamp’s original use as a main source of light, as a secondary emergency source or as its main source of light in developing countries.

  • Dec 14 2007
  • 14 Dec 2007

Special Forces Beret With Provenance

I recently won a Vietnam era Special Forces beret from an online auction. Prior to bidding, I emailed the seller with specific questions because the auction description was vague and the accompanying image was not great. The seller never responded to my questions, but I could tell that the insignia was a desirable variation, so I took my chances and placed a bid anyway.

  • Dec 13 2007
  • 13 Dec 2007

What Auctions do for you!

From time to time everyone has thought or asked why do Auction Houses charge what they do just to sell an item and make all the money? Here are the basic answers.

The Overhead

A. Mortgage or lease payments for the building
B. Heat, air-conditioning and utilities
C. Insurance both for your items and liability
D. Payroll
E. Equipment
F. Advertising
G. Website cost
H. Photography