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  • Jan 18 2008
  • 18 Jan 2008

Charms of the President

When speaking of the charms of the president of the United States, it is usually more of a warm feeling than a physical item. But, no, I am referring to the small commemorative item worn on a bracelet. For a while, presidents gave these out as well as cuff links and tie bars.

The examples of charms I have go back to the Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan eras.

  • Jan 18 2008
  • 18 Jan 2008

Flags of Oz

Many generations have read the children’s book series “The Wizard of Oz” ever since L. Frank Baum published his first book in 1900. He wrote a total of 14 books for the series until his death in 1919 (his last book was published pothumously in 1920).

  • Jan 18 2008
  • 18 Jan 2008

The National WWII Museum: A Modern Experience of the Historical

WWII Museum: European Front Exhibit
945 Magazine, New Orleans LA
Adult Admission $14
Student Admission $8
Child $6

  • Jan 18 2008
  • 18 Jan 2008

How Much Per Fume?

A tasteful perfume bottle can be a work of art and has long been a popular collectible. Here’s a quick run through of the scent bottle lexicon to help you make sense of it all!

• A Commercial bottle is a perfume bottle available at the perfume counter, as opposed to a handmade, one of a kind.
• A Signed bottle is a commercial bottle signed by the designer.

  • Jan 16 2008
  • 16 Jan 2008

Goodbye to the Mess Kit

If it is true that an Army marches on its stomach, then the mess kit was the way the Army marches.

The examples of mess kits I have belong to World War I and the Vietnam Era. The first is heavy gauge steel and has some heft to it. Its design survived through the Second World War. The ‘chow’ was added unceremoniously into uncompartmented sections where everything eventually ran together.

  • Jan 16 2008
  • 16 Jan 2008

Buckle Up, Soldier

Confederate belt buckles can be valued at thousands of dollars – a fact which has spurred an interesting pastime – digging for buckles. While record collectors refer to searching for valuable vinyl at stores or sales as “digging in the crates,” “digging for buckles” in the southern United States literally means grabbing a shovel and unearthing a specific part of, say Tennessee, for example.

  • Jan 16 2008
  • 16 Jan 2008

Carnival Season: Mardi Gras from a Local’s Perspective

Carnival season has officially begun! The first parade looms around the corner!

  • Jan 16 2008
  • 16 Jan 2008

Geek Speak Supplimental, X-men Messiah CompleX checklist

Below you will find a X-Men: Messiah Complex Checklist taken from Marvel.com to help you catch up on the best X-Men crossover in recent memory. Now Start shopping while you can still afford the books!

X-Men Messiah Complex #1A Cover by David Finch

  • Jan 14 2008
  • 14 Jan 2008

Sputnik Ranch: A Refuge for Designer Toy Collectors

Sputnik Ranch
3029 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA
www.sputnikranch.com

  • Jan 13 2008
  • 13 Jan 2008

The Presidential Service Badge