Properly Framing your documents, prints and maps
Properly Framing Your Documents, Prints and Maps
By Rick Badwey
Flags: collectibles that are keys to art and politics
When seven-year-old Tom Carrier watched the 1963 televised funeral of the assassinated President John Fitzgerald Kennedy what caught young Carrier’s eye was not the black-draped caisson or the rider-less horse, boots inserted backwards in the stirrups, or the color guard – it was the solider marching behind the coffin with the Presidential flag.
Queen’s stockings roll up big sale
The art, antiques and collectibles news mention Queen Victoria’s unmentionables, a charred Hendrix guitar and a sad auction of slain football star’s belongings.
Selling My Vintage Vans Shoe Collection
A few months ago, I decided to redirect some of my collecting energy towards new frontiers. In doing so, I made the decision to liquidate my collection of vintage Vans shoes. Skateboarding was a big part of my adolescence, and I always loved placing my order for a customized pair of Vans, made to my exact color specifications.
Desecrate the American Flag? Free Speech or Offensive?
“The Congress and the states shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States”
For the amendment:
In his dissenting opinion in Texas v. Johnson, the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist wrote,
hankerchief from war
if anyone knows anything regarding silk hankerchief titled “STARS AND STRIPES PACIFIC” please e-mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Clean Antique Table Linen
I personally have a passion for antique table linen and usually can find great pieces in less august settings. Therefore, these pieces are sometimes in less than perfect condition. Double, triple and quadruple damask (categories which denote successive levels of thread quantity, the higher the better) in less than perfect condition are usually redeemable.
Hat Pins, A Deadly Weapon?
Hat Pins, a Deadly Weapon?
The Royal Flags and Honors of Queen Elizabeth II
Her formal title is “Her Majesty, Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.” She ascended the throne after the death of her father, King George VI on February 6, 1952 and her Coronation followed on June 2, 1953.
Zhuang Embroidery Balls
In China’s southwest province of Guangxi, the Zhuang nationality comprises the largest ethnic minority with about 14 million people. I was fortunate to meet types of people from this ancient tribe – men and women and little babies – while touring the region. Wherever I found examples of Zhuang collectibles, the one that struck me as particularly unusual was the embroidered ball.