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Bush Antiques: A Big New Orleans Find (2/19/08)
Even something modernBush Antiques 2109 Magazine New Orleans, LA More >>


Barbie’s™ First Pet (2/19/08)
Dog n Duds & Accessories1964 was a good year for Barbie™. There were many exciting changes and there were a few new faces added. Among these was a set called “Dog ‘n Duds” (stock #1613) More >>


The Mace of the House of Representatives (2/19/08)
The Mace of the House of Representatives One of the oldest symbols of the United States, the Mace is the symbol of one of the first officers of the United States House of Representatives, the Sergeant at Arms, the chief enforcement officer of the House. More >>


Civil War and Patriotic Tradesmen’s Tokens (2/17/08)
 Joneswood Hotel N.Y. TradesmanAt the onset of the Civil War, US pennies were scarce and hoarded as well as metal shortages. People did not like the fractional paper currency, consequently copper tokens were made by private individuals and companies. This not only served as change for the company but also as an advertisement. I have demonstrated a few types of these tokens. Below is the rarity scale and metals scale: More >>


The Comic Speculator (2/15/08)
Marvel Super-Heroes 12No you’re not confused or in the wrong place, I just changed the name. The Nerdy Speculator is now “The Comic Speculator”! I mean that’s what I do here, speculate on back issue comics right? So here we go… More >>


‘Tis A Blessing To Count Your Valentine’s On One Hand (2/15/08)
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<div style="float: left; width: 110px;"><a href="http://www.worthpoint.com/files/263/235dd63a1322c35d5ea951702ad95ced.JPG" tarAs I thumb through books and sift through information resources, I am coming to the resounding conclusion that the history of Valentines is unclear. What is clear however, is that this tradition of “A Day for Lovers” dates back to the Roman Empire. Pope Galesius appointed St. Valentine as the patron Saint of Valentines Day in 496 A.D. More >>


Presidential Commemoratives Once a Month (2/14/08)
The advertisementPresidential spoons. That is what the advertisement was trying to sell me, 42 presidents with a color photo on the stem and an engraving on the bowl. Silver plated, of course. More >>


This Week in Geek 2/13 (2/13/08)
interior art from Wolvie 62Well here we are on another thrilling New Comic Wednesday for yet another edition of This Week In Geek! It’s days like today that make me glad to be a nerd and not a professional baseball player. Did you see Clemens on CNN this morning? The guy looked like he was going to cry. What have I learned from the MLB steroid scandal? More >>


19th century glass lamps (2/12/08)
Blown glass top with a pressed bottom lamp sealed with a cork, c. 1820sTo keep light in a home during the 1800′s required the use of oil lamps, for the most part. The glass lamps were functional, put out enough candlepower to light a small room, and served as night lights for the kids. More >>


Travelling the President (2/11/08)
Air Force One - Reagan eraIt is said that wherever the president is, so goes the White House. On land, at sea or in the air, the power of the presidency travels well. At least it does now. It wasn’t always like that. More >>


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