Movie and Television Merchandise as Collectibles
The box office tally isn’t the whole story of a film’s profit margin – “It’s the merchandise, silly.” So says Mel Brooks in his 1987 science fiction parody Spaceballs, as his character displays merchandise from the film – within the film – including bed sheets and a cereal box.
Geek Speak New Comic Day Edition 1/23
Ok it’s not Wednesday, it’s Friday but, better late than never. This week was a rather small one for new books, I found myself bringing home only six. Shameful I know but I until I can convince the Worthpoint overlords to buy my books for me on a weekly basis, my own pocket book will have to do all the heavy lifting. Anyway lets get to it:
The Cabildo: A Walk Through Louisiana’s Past
701 Chartes St.
Jackson Square, New Orleans LA
Admission $6 Adult/$5 Student
Military General Staff Collar Insignia
The U.S. military, like any military around the world, identifies its military specialties by uniquely designed patches, ribbons, badges, pins and other items.
Below are the general staff and higher rank collar insignia as described by the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry:
Flag of Iraq to Change
The Associated Press today announced that Iraq’s parliament voted to change the national flag of Iraq. The current national flag (on the top far left) consists of three horizontal stripes of red, white, and black with three green stars in the white stripe with the Takbir, the words ‘Allahu Akbar’ or ‘God is Great’, in green stylized Arabic calligraphy in between the stars.
The campaign biography has been with us in some form or fashion since the beginning of American politics.
It is well known that the United States Mint manufacturers the currency and coinage of the United States. What isn’t well known is that there are skilled craftsman who also shape American history in bronze medals and medallions for everyone to own and share.
Created in 1792, the U.S. Mint has been the primary source of coinage in the United States, but in their own words:
The National WWII Museum: A Modern Experience of the Historical Part 2
WWII Museum: Pacific Front Exhibit
945 Magazine, New Orleans LA
Adult Admission $14
Student Admission $8
Something Old, Something New: The French Market
The French Market
New Orleans, LA
Making Paper from Paper
Magazines can be one of those collections that just happened – you weren’t planning on collecting but you just couldn’t get rid of those great issues. There were articles you still planned to read or great writing you might need to reference in the future – recipes, an editorial, beautiful pictures. Next thing you know, you’ve become a collector!