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Military General Staff Collar Insignia (1/25/08)
Aide to the General staff collar insigniaThe U.S. military, like any military around the world, identifies its military specialties by uniquely designed patches, ribbons, badges, pins and other items. Below are the general staff and higher rank collar insignia as described by the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry: More >>


Flag of Iraq to Change (1/24/08)
Proposed new flag of IraqThe Associated Press today announced that Iraq’s parliament voted to change the national flag of Iraq. The current national flag (on the top far left) consists of three horizontal stripes of red, white, and black with three green stars in the white stripe with the Takbir, the words ‘Allahu Akbar’ or ‘God is Great’, in green stylized Arabic calligraphy in between the stars. More >>


Campaign Biographies (1/24/08)
Choosing the President, 2008The campaign biography has been with us in some form or fashion since the beginning of American politics. More >>


Inaugural Medals (1/23/08)
Wm. Howard Taft official Inaugural Medal, 1909It is well known that the United States Mint manufacturers the currency and coinage of the United States. What isn’t well known is that there are skilled craftsman who also shape American history in bronze medals and medallions for everyone to own and share. Created in 1792, the U.S. Mint has been the primary source of coinage in the United States, but in their own words: More >>


The National WWII Museum: A Modern Experience of the Historical Part 2 (1/22/08)
American WWII PropagandaWWII Museum: Pacific Front Exhibit 945 Magazine, New Orleans LA Adult Admission $14 Student Admission $8 Child $6 More >>


Something Old, Something New: The French Market (1/22/08)
The French Market New Orleans, LA More >>


Making Paper from Paper (1/21/08)
Life Magazine cover from 1922Magazines can be one of those collections that just happened – you weren’t planning on collecting but you just couldn’t get rid of those great issues. There were articles you still planned to read or great writing you might need to reference in the future – recipes, an editorial, beautiful pictures. Next thing you know, you’ve become a collector! More >>


Geek Speak New Comic Day Edition 1/16/08 (1/21/08)
robin issue 170It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for the first “New Comic Book Day” edition of Geek Speak! Every Wednesday I’ll be ranting and raving about the new books and giving you an idea on what us geeks are reading/collecting. So, enough talk, lets get down to the meat of the matter! It’s new comic day! More >>


Secret Service Collectibles Part II (1/20/08)
Secret Service guest pin - 1980sThis is an expanded list of Secret Service collectibles, particularly as it relates to the declassified security pins worn by VIPs within the White House compound. They are occasionally numbered. More >>


Secret Service Collectibles (1/20/08)
US Secret Service lapel pin, Reagan eraWhat began as a special governmental protection unit responsible for the safety of US currency in 1865, the US Secret Service has expanded its role to include protection of the president, vice president, presidential candidates, and foreign leaders while visiting US soil. More >>


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