First Spouse $10 gold coin
Well, it is just possible we may have more than just a First Lady in our country’s future and the U.S. Mint is ready for that eventuality by issuing First Spouse $10 gold coins.
Aladdin Lamps by Model
The Aladdin Mantel Lamp Co. was established by Victor S. Johnson in 1908. He enjoyed reading about the Arabian Nights series of books while young. As an adult he introduced a particular kind of indoor lamp that produced a rather soft white light and named the lamp Aladdin.
The Collectible Oil and Kerosene Lamp Reference Library
In the collectible world of oil, kerosene, and electrical lamps there is an abundant of detailed books explaining the history, type, color, manufacturer, values and other specific details needed to verify any lamp.
We highlight only a select few here, but there are so many others to consider when starting your own lamp collection.
You never know what you will find… And when…
I was driving to get gas at 7:30 this morning here in Maine. The temperature was a brisk 3 degrees. We have an outdoor flea market at an antique mall where dealers sell their wares just about year round. I was so surprised to see a dealer out in front of the flea market on such a cold day, so I stopped to show my interest in his craziness.
In my experience there are three things that matter most in Antique Guns, Swords and Militaria. Condition, Condition and CONDITION. Buy the best quality item you can afford.
Why do you collect?
I meet a lot of people in my travels as a Salesman. I have met people that collect the strangest items, some really valuable, some pretty much worthless. After seeing random collections of everything, I have become fascinated with why we collect the things we do. I collect for the history and feel of an item.
Letter to Rush Limbaugh Sells for $2.1 million
Recently on Ebay, a letter signed by 41 Democratic Senators including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joe Biden and Barbara Boxer. It sold on Ebay for $2.1 million to benefit the Marine corps Law Enforcement Foundation. They will provide scholarships for children of those killed in action, according to the buyer, the Eugene B. Casey Foundation.
Primary and Caucus Schedule
Just so everyone can keep track, I include a complete official primary and caucus season for the 2008 presidential election cycle.
Date State Primary/Caucus/Convention
Jan 3 Iowa caucus
Jan 5 Wyoming (R) convention
Jan 8 New Hampshire primary
Jan 15 Michigan primary
Jan 19 Nevada caucus
Ron Paul Dollars
Ron Paul, the former Libertarian turned Republican candidate for president in 2008 has an energetic following to say the least. They are very creative when it comes to getting funds for his long shot campaign. Recently, they set a record for the most money raised at an event, some $14 million in one day!