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Do You Know What Your President Signed? (12/22/07)
Printed sigature of John F. Kennedy on a White House response cardThe President of the United States is a very busy person. Their entire day is mostly meetings with staff, with constituencies, with groups, with the media, with government officials, with ambassadors, with other heads of state, along with ceremonies, bill signings, speeches, travel…whew. Who would want the job. Yet, many do. More >>


New Orleans, Meeting the Challenge (12/19/07)
In August 2005 many thought New Orleans culture was gone forever. Two years later the rebirth of New Orleans continues at a snail’s pace, but many antique shop owners are feeling confident about the city’s future, or, rather, their place in the rebuilding process. A new market has emerged. Many antiques dealers are selling primarily to locals who want to refurnish their homes. More >>


ebay Bummer (12/19/07)
A week ago, I listed item for auction on ebay. It did fairly well considering the economy and the time of year. After the auction closed, I sent an email to the bidder with payment instructions and thought it was a done deal. About 4 hours later, I received an email from ebay stating, “ebay Listing Cancelled – Results Null and Void”. More >>


A True Historical New Orleans Experience (12/19/07)
Finding a person who is truly content with their job is not easy, but walk down to the Sword and Pen at 528 Royal Street and you will meet the happiest antique dealer in New Orleans, Larry Marsh. As manager of Sword and Pen, a French Quarter antique store, Larry has the opportunity to talk about his first love, history. More >>


First Blog (12/18/07)
Yes, ’tis true!!! This is my very first blog! More >>


Rare “Sac Dollar” Error Coin Discovered (12/17/07)
It may come as a surprise to individuals outside the coin-collecting world that extremely rare and valuable US coins are still being minted today. These coins come in the form of mis-strikes or error coins caused by human or mechanical failure in the minting process. Billions of U.S. coins are produced annually. More >>


Origin of the Lighting Lamp (12/16/07)
Byzantine-era olive oil lampIn the arcane world of oil lamps there are considered to be three distinct phases: simple olive oil lamps from prehistory to the 18th century, the Argand lamp created about 1780, and the kerosene lamp created about 1850. More >>


The Mark of Heisey Glass (12/16/07)
Inferior Heisey Glass markAnother interest we would like to intoduce you to is Heisey Glass, a favorite of Sheri for many years. More >>


Aladdin Mantel Lamp Co. (12/16/07)
Symbol of the Aladdin Mantel Lamp Co.It has a long history of providing heat and warmth to generations of families since 1908. Today, many families around the world still rely on the Aladdin Mantel Lamp’s original use as a main source of light, as a secondary emergency source or as its main source of light in developing countries. More >>


Music = Memories (12/16/07)
My addiction to music began when I was about 10 years old, with my first transistor radio, listening to the WMCA Good Guys (on the air from late 1960 to 1970 out of NYC). The constant rotation of the Top 40 insured that I learned all the lyrics to “Wooly Bully”, “Help Me Rhonda”, “I Got You, Babe” and dozens of others. That’s when Cher became my idol. More >>


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