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Keeping Cupid Busy

Keeping Cupid Busy

By Michael Remas The Holiday of Love, that ancient custom that keeps Cupid busy linking the world’s lovers, is upon us again — Valentine’s Day. Men buy greeting cards, flowers and chocolates for their sweethearts, the gals select ties for their fellows, and kids send valentines to their “secret pals,” favorite teachers and parents in a custom that will find […]

by · February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
A Kiss Is Just a Kiss?

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss?

By Henry J. Pratt The young and the old did it and still do it. Egyptians, Romans and Greeks did it, as did the Puritans in Colonial New England. Romantics perfected it; chimpanzees do it; the Victorians long ago in England dreamed about it—and then when no one was looking, did it—even on Valentine’s Day. They all kissed romantically, passionately […]

by · February 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Brass Armadillo Offers Historic Iconic WWII Archive in February

Brass Armadillo Offers Historic Iconic WWII Archive in February

By Jon DeStefano Once again Brass Armadillo is offering an historic archive for sale. You may not remember Technical Sergeant George R. “Bob” Caron offhand but no one will ever forget his iconic photo of the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima which ushered in the atomic age. Caron was the tail gunner on the famous bomber Enola Gay on August 6,1945 […]

by · February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The Appraiser’s Diary: The Collecting Instinct    

The Appraiser’s Diary: The Collecting Instinct    

In the depth of the subconscious mind, everyone wants to collect and preserve something. Collecting objects is one of the oldest forms of human activity. A normal child is born with a collecting “instinct.” Every boy’s box of stamps, coins, and toy cars confirms this notion — as does every girl’s jewelry box or shelf of dolls and figurines. You […]

by · February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary, Feature Article
What Is It? February 2016

What Is It? February 2016

February’s What Is It is a Russel Wright ceramic swan nut dish. Several readers guessed that it might be an ashtray. Mary and Russel Wright introduced new designs to everything from furniture to dinnerware. Their whole approach encouraged casual entertaining since the late 1930s. In the 70’s and ‘80s people searched everywhere for Russel Wright’s work as they loved the […]

by · February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · What Is It?