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Unique 37 star U.S. flag (2/6/08)
37 star U.S. flag using a forerunner of the silk screened process, c. 1870s, closeupThe 37 star U.S. flag was created in 1867 for the admission of Nebraska as a state. It lasted until the admission of Colorado in 1876. This flag, though, was quite unique. It was made using a patented resist-dye process on wool bunting. You can see the silk screen-like look in the stars in the closeup photos. More >>


British National Flag of World War II (2/5/08)
British National Flag hand made in Belgium, WWII, closeupThere’s a mystery to this flag. Here is what we do know. It is definitely the flag of Great Britain and that it is definitely of World War II vintage. It is truly a big flag measuring 50 x 70 inches or about 4′ to almost 6′. We know that it was made in Belgium and appears to be completely hand made using a standard home-based sewing machine, not a commercial one. More >>


Magna Carta For Sale (2/5/08)
Magna Carta sealRecently, a historical document made big news when it surpassed all estimates at auction. Sotheby’s conducted the sale of the … More >>


My first blog (2/5/08)
I have a lot of coins to share.. More >>


Political Cartoons of Clifford Berryman (2/4/08)
Berryman cartoon, another lame duck session ends, 1915Sometimes you’re remembered for only one thing even though you’ve done so much more. We know Clifford Berryman as having created a bear named for President Theodore Roosevelt. Yep, the teddy bear. More >>


Living Glory, Collecting Pain (2/4/08)
Super Bowl XV ticket stubInjuries are a part of any professional player’s day. Much has been made of the injuries to quarterback Tom … More >>


Rowena (2/4/08)
I am new to the world of worthpoint and am trying to find values for some antiques I have. I am about to renovate my home and my grown up children aren’t interested in my collectibles so I am going to sell them off. I guess I am joining the SKI Club,(spending kids inheritance). What I want to do first is value our family heirloom Shelley Tea Set and sell it. More >>


Krewe D’etat: Live to Ride, Ride to Live (2/3/08)
Krewe DKrewe D’etat Mardi Gras, New Orleans More >>


Rookwood Pottery (2/3/08)
Rookwood pottery in blueLike many successful businesses, one of the most prominent late 19th and early 20th century ceramics and pottery companies was created from a hobby. More >>


Good Flag, Bad Flag: Five Ways to Design a Good Flag (2/2/08)
Bad Flag - State of New HampshireThere really is no such thing as a bad flag. Any time a community reaches out to symbolize their past, their achievements, and their people is a good thing. Still, there are ways for your community to be remembered more easily when it comes to your flag design. So, here are five basic things to remember: 1. Keep it Simple: A flag should be so simple a child can draw it from memory… More >>


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