A Tussie Mussie
It’s called a Tussie Mussie, a Posey Holder, Nose Gay, or a Porte-Bouque. The names are different, but they are the same thing – a small, cone-shaped flower holder that holds a very small bouquet.
Antique American Flags
Hello fellow Worthpointers and visitors. I hope you find the photos and descriptions of some of my more interesting flags to your liking. I would be happy to correspond with others regarding collecting antique flags.
Soiling of Old Glory
The Soiling of Old Glory
If you can’t use the American flag as a weapon, then what’s freedom of speech all about, anyway?
That could very well be the way some interpret the actions of the flag-wielding young man in the above photo. In reality, most everyone was horrified by the image.
Collectible Handbags and Purses
Nowadays, you might see a man with a purse or handbag, but in yesteryear, it was the genteel women who carried these small purses. And for good reason. You might not know why they carried them or what they contained, but often times it was for protection. Remember in the old time Westerns when the […]
How to Care for Old Flags
HOW TO CARE FOR OLD FLAGS
Flags manufactured before the age of synthetics were generally made whole or in part from wool, cotton and linen, all natural fibers.
Chesapeake Bay Flag Association Meeting, Feb 23, 2008
It was a relatively nice day in February, a little cool with possible rain later, but better than the ice storms and occasional snowstorms of the days before. That made it possible to view the large flag display set up by our host, Dale Grimes of Baltimore, Maryland in his backyard.
Vice President Cufflinks Misrepresented
Recently on Ebay I noticed an unusual change to the official seal of the vice president, 50 gold stars surrounding the central eagle on a white background. Everything was correct except for the 50 gold stars.
The Seal and Flag of the Vice President of the United States
Much has been written about the seal of the president of the United States. It is a more powerful, more visible office, of course, but in many ways the influence of the vice president can be just as significant. Yet, recognizing the symbols of the office isn’t that high on a collector’s radar.
Presenting to 1st Graders
I own an overly large naval standard for the president of the United States. At 10 by 16 feet it takes up the entire living room at home. My 8 x 12 U.S. flag with 45 stars from about 1900 is big enough for anywhere, too. But, they are hard to appreciate all folded up. They both, though, have one other thing in common besides being oversized. First graders love ’em.