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  • Dec 27 2007
  • 27 Dec 2007

Flag Etiquette Around the World

The Flag Code of the United States is rather precise when it comes to dealing respectfully with the flag of the United States.

  • Dec 23 2007
  • 23 Dec 2007

The Movie That Changed Militaria

“Pre – SPR” is a term commonly read on web boards, or heard from the mouths of militaria collectors at shows. It signifies a romanticized time period prior to the 1998 release of the movie Saving Private Ryan (or SPR). This Spielberg masterpiece revived so much interest in WWII and military history that overnight, countless new collectors were born.

  • Dec 23 2007
  • 23 Dec 2007

Drugs, Baseball, and Collecting

With recent news of the Mitchell Report accusing 86 baseball players of using steroids and other performance enhancing drugs, people have been talking about the players and the sport, but what is going to happen to the value of cards and memorabilia?

  • Dec 22 2007
  • 22 Dec 2007

Distinctive Patches of the Office of President of the United States

There are many support agencies dedicated to the office of president of the United States.

  • 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.