• 5
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 5, 1943

Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. [voxant 3690944] Wednesday,  May 5, 1943 Aboard the Train Heading East [caption...

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  • 4
    May

Weekly News Roundup: May 4- May 8, 2009

Closing out this week's headlines in art, antiques and collectibles is a vast African art collection, pieces from a Chicago landmark, a rare chess set in England and antique torture devices go on sale to benefit Amnesty International. From The New York Times: Auction of African Art From Gross Collection Thirty pieces from late sculptor and collector Chaim...

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  • 4
    May

Auction Report: Heritage Has Original Dr Pepper Formula

[caption id="attachment_2482131" align="alignright" width="188"] The Dr Pepper formula.[/caption] When what is widely considered to be the original formula for Dr Pepper crosses the auction block at Heritage Auction Galleries on May 13 , the world will finally get a chance to see just what it was that originally gave one of America's three greatest soft drinks—and certainly its...

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  • 4
    May

A Mother’s Day to Remember—1965

[caption id="attachment_2482086" align="alignleft" width="174" caption="Art Deco greeting card"][/caption] You remember the days when a lady never went to church without a hat, gloves, handbag and matching shoes? My mother was not the glamorous daughter. That label was deservedly bestowed on her elder sister, the statuesque, nearly 6-foot blonde, who could cause traffic accidents by merely crossing the street....

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  • 4
    May

Longines’ World War Two Pilot’s Wristwatch

[caption id="attachment_2482089" align="alignright" width="173" caption="This Longines World War Two Pilot's Wristwatch, with a Wheem's aircraft navigational calculation bezel, is an early and quite rare Longines Aircraft Navigation watch. "][/caption] This Longines' World War Two Pilot's Wristwatch, with a Wheem's aircraft navigational calculation bezel, is an early and quite rare Longines Aircraft Navigation watch. This type of watch was...

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  • 4
    May

Cleaning Your Brass Furniture Hardware

Most traditional furniture hardware is brass or brass looking, but that covers a multitude of sins. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc and is a nonferrous (no iron or steel) metal. Brass that is 70-percent copper is known as bright brass or high brass and shines up to be bright yellow. A higher copper content produces...

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  • 4
    May

Seven Tips for Collecting Militaria

1. Invest in Reference Books Collecting militaria can be a minefield (pun intended), filled with misrepresented items and down right fakes. A good reference book can cost upwards of $60-100, but it will save you money in the long run. Many reference books are self-published or printed in small runs and become collectible in their own right. Having...

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  • 4
    May

Display and Care of Your Decoy Collection

Decoys were subjected to extremes of temperature and weather conditions in their working life. In your collection, keeping them away from such extremes is important. As with any antique or collectible, you want to keep them away from direct sunlight as well. Decoys can be displayed anywhere in your home. On shelves, on top of highboys or ceiling...

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  • 4
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 4, 1943

Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. [voxant 3689514] Tuesday,  May 4, 1943 Aboard the Train Heading East [caption...

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  • 3
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 3, 1943

Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. [voxant 3689505] Monday,  May 3, 1943 Aboard the Train Heading East [caption...

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