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‘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 >>


The El Camino in 1:64 (2/11/08)
The El Camino in 1:64by Doug Breithaupt For many years, fans of Chevrolet’s El Camino have had little to collect in small-scale diecast. That has … More >>


Shareable Collections (2/11/08)
1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays Rookie Card PSA 9 (Price Fetched at auction: $79,500)By nature people collect and accumulate based on need – food, clothing, and friends, for example, are necessary items that we gather and hold onto because we need them to get by. We also collect things we’d prefer to avoid, like bills, wrinkles, and worries. Sometimes we keep things when we’d do better to get rid of them; things that clutter our living space or our minds. More >>


The Nerdy Speculator: Iron Man #1 (2/11/08)
iron man 1Welcome to the Nerdy Speculator where I’ll be taking a look at some older comics that are or will soon be hot items on the comic book back issue market. For news on newer books that are soon to be collector’s items be sure to check out my other blog, This Week in Geek, every Wednesday. More >>


Celebrity Collectors (2/11/08)
Dolly PartonJust learned after reading the ‘Personality Parade’ in Parade magazine for December 16, 2007 that Emily Procter, the blonde on ‘CSI: Miami’ collects exotic bugs. That certainly fits her role as a crime scene investigator, very sciency. More >>


Campaign Trading Cards (2/10/08)
1896 Trade CardTo advertise your bread, laundry powder or clothing shop, perhaps you could include an image of Hillary Clinton or John McCain and an American flag in the background. If even bad publicity is good publicity, you’ll certainly get noticed all right, by the press and by the summons. More >>


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