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Heraldry of Modern Militaria

Heraldry of Modern Militaria

Every area of life has its own language. I remember when my wife began working as a State Historian, she began using acronyms I had never heard before- and I had to ask for translations. By the way, TCP translates as “Traditional Cultural Property!” I have been...
Place in Collecting

Place in Collecting

Soon after moving to Sacramento, I began exploring Old Town, our historic district in Sacramento, right along the river front. I was intrigued by its combination of old and traditional, and new and touristy. I concluded that it had managed to keep a lot of its charm,...
I wanted to be a Cowboy

I wanted to be a Cowboy

I wanted to be a cowboy. In fact, I could claim to already being a part time cowboy. I had the outfit: chaps, boots, rawhide vest, gun belt and six-shooter, hat- I was ready to go. I think I even called my Mom “school marm.” The fact that I was five years old did not...
Why Lindbergh?

Why Lindbergh?

A Life Long Collection Recently Brian and I had the opportunity to view an amazing life time collection. It had been started when the late owner had been a small child, back in 1927, and added to over the years until his passing, just four years ago. It was clear,...