Christmas Truce

A Moment of Peace during a Time of War: The Christmas Truce of 1914

By Bryan Booher Christmas is a magical time of year for me.  I come from a fairly German family (my mother hails from a small town near Ludwigsburg in the German state of Baden-Württemberg) and there is no time of year that I feel more “German” than around Christmas.  While we celebrate like most Americans […]

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1879 Flowing Hair Stella, XF Details Judd-1635, Pollock-1833

Condition Significance in Collectible Coins

By Sarah Miller When we happen upon a pile of old coins in an estate’s closet or safe, usually our first reaction is to look for the oldest coins in the cache. It may be counterintuitive however, that age is not always the biggest determinant of value. While coins minted in the mid 20th century and […]

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Why Elvis Presley is called “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”

By Jim Steele Elvis Presley is known as “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” – what does that mean, exactly? It’s not that he was the first to be associated with the term Rock and Roll; in fact, Rocking and Rolling had been around since the early 1900s as a descriptive of the spiritual excitement of […]

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Hermes Scarves

Hermès Scarves: Ties That Bind

By Holly Culbreath My love affair with scarves began at the age of eleven when I inherited my grandmother’s collection.  The rest of her clothes were given to charity when she died, but her scarves seemed too full of memory to let go – the many times had I seen her drape her shoulders or […]

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