Geek Speak 1/1/08
So, hello all. My name is Matt and this semi-weekly blog is going to focus on the comic book universe. I’m not going to bore you with a list of my credentials, you can read my worthologist bio for that exciting info, but I will say (proudly) that I am Worthpoint’s head-comic-book-nerd. As I stated this blog will mainly concentrate on comic news, (ie.
Concentration Camp Symbols of World War II
During the NAZI era of 1930-1940 Germany, the World War II era, the government created a state policy where ‘undesirable’ groups within Germany and any of its occupied territories were isolated from the general population. These groups were identified as Jews, homosexuals, gypsies, Jehovah’s Witnesses, criminals, political prisoners, and emigrants.
SA Dagger Imposter
Curiously enough, this SA dagger came into the shop recently and only after careful examination after the fact revealed that in fact this official looking SA dagger was an imposter.
Here’s how I can now tell:
– the color of the handle and the scabbard should be brown, not black,
– the handle itself could be a reproduction and the scabbard changed to reflect the reproduction,
Viktor Schreckengost Dies at 101
He wasn’t particularly well known, but he liked it that way. Yet, Viktor Schreckengost was considered an American Da Vinci because, as an industrial designer over 70 years, he is personally responsible for many of our collectibles today.
This Week in Geek! 1/30
Welcome back to blog formerly known as “Geek Speak”. As it would turn out, I recently discovered there is a comic themed podcast that already had claim to the name “Geek Speak“. So rather than attack the nice guys at Geek Speak radio with the full force of the pit bulls that represent Worthpoint’s legal team I have to decided to be the bigger man and concede the title of Geek Speak.
Tools of the Trade
While sailors, carpenters, doctors, masons, and farmers all have tools designed specifically for their needs, spies and detectives seem to have the best tools. Like James Bond or Sherlock Holmes, you too can have a set of tools that will help you be a sleuth – as a furniture, art and decorative arts detective.
Gone in 45 seconds…
Everyone is fascinated by the auctioneers’ chant and wonders, “What do they do when they’re not selling items at auction? Do they have a real job? They only work 4 to 8 hours a week! They really have it easy!”
Today’s auctioneer is far more involved in the making and breaking of an auction and the company’s success than you could ever imagine.
Bon Marche’: Keepin It Local
Bon Marche’ Antique Mall
2014 Magazine St., New Orleans
It is hard to get away if you’re the president of the United States, at least so I’ve heard. I have no trouble getting away myself. But then, I don’t have an entourage of people following me around everywhere I go, some with firearms.
Political Buttons of Brian Campbell
We don’t even have any of these special campaign buttons in the store, because they are so collectible.