• 21
    Jun

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

Monday, June 21, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa 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 sailing up into the sky in […]

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  • 20
    Jun

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

Sunday, June 20, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa 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 for a couple weeks. Well we […]

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  • 19
    Jun

This Week in Geek 6/17/09

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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  • 19
    Jun

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

[voxant 3725250] Saturday, June 19, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa 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 truck drivers were ordered to carry […]

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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 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 all live and learn. Today has […]

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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. […]

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  • 17
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 17, 1943

Thursday, June 17, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This has been a dull day and it looks like more to follow. We got up at six and ate breakfast down with another MM company with whom we are attached for rations. I don’t think I will ever get used to dehydrated eggs. They are much […]

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  • 16
    Jun

Restoring the ‘Rock’ in Antique Platform Rockers

As a nation, we Americans are particularly devoted to a number of artifacts and icons from our past. On the domestic front there is a category of national passion—comfort—and one of the primary instruments of American comfort is the venerable rocking chair. There is even the reassuring fable that we actually invented that handsome little […]

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  • 16
    Jun

All in a Name: Titanic Items (Genuine and Phony) Chase Movie’s Popularity

The Wisteria creamer image (above right) is courtesy of Titanic Mementos. One thing that can really raise values for antiques & collectibles across the board and in a hurry are anniversaries of historic events or intense media exposure, such as a television special or block buster movie. One of the memorable major occurrences of this […]

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  • 16
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 16, 1943

Wednesday, June 16, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This morning we woke up about 6:30 and watched a gorgeous day break forth. It had sprinkled a few drops last night so the town looked fresh & clean. The air was fairly brisk so we all hated to climb out from between the warm blankets but […]

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