License and registration, please.

Don’t be planning any bank heists this weekend.
Bill’s riding along with the Astoria Police Department as they patrol the streets.

He doesn’t take bribes, and shows no mercy to evildoers.

Keep your hands where I can see ’em!

Fighting crime by night, Sunday Market vendor by day.  Want to see what’s new?
Stop by our booth!

Happy Birthday, Cindy!

Cindy Mohler of Albuquerque, NM has 46 candles on her birthday cake, today!
What’s in the box?

This handsome 1 of 1 with an autograph of Leonard Bernstein, a first-day-issue stamp and postmark, signed by the man who assembled and built it all: your brother, William D. Brooks III!

Happy Birthday, strike up the band!

History is happenin’

Visiting Clatsop County (Seaside, Astoria, Warrenton) this weekend?  Vacationing on the Long Beach Peninsula?
Maybe you live here and want to find something interesting to experience, or immortalize your memories for posterity.
These events will interest you:

The Oregon Encyclopedia Project is seeking Astoria residents to contribute ideas to their online Encyclopedia from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Astoria’s Public Library.
The 50th Anniversary of Ft. Clatsop is being celebrated at the Lewis & Clark National Historic Park.
Columbia River Maritime Museum has a “Steamboats of the Columbia” exhibit that will intrigue all ages.
Hands-on History Tours of Battery Russell at Ft. Stevens.
There’s also Victorian Vogue at Astoria’s Heritage Museum.
History in VogueTM is at Astoria’s Sunday Market for a piece of history you can take home with you.
History in Vogue
Ft. Stevens Information
Astoria’s Heritage Museum
Coast Weekend
Oregon Encyclopedia asks “What is Oregon?”


Approaching ten thousand hits here in blogville!

 Email Bill and say “I saw it on the blog! Have to have it!” (You’re always welcome to call)
You’ll find out there’s an extra something in it for your efforts.

Speaking of numbers: Within our limited editions, Bill is very accomodating to customers who have a particular interest in a certain number.  
An anniversary date, “lucky” number, or often the lowest possible number left within the edition!

For example: You were born in 1962, and you see a stunning #62 small Indian Nations map right there in front of you.  You know you want it.
Serendipitous, no?
How could you pass that one up?
Won’t find anything like it, anywhere, at any price.
Not even down the road
Have yours: or 503-338-6056


Ian Fleming’s 100th

The author of the James Bond novels was born May 28, 1908.
He passed away August 12, 1964 at the age of 56.
He is best known for creating Agent 007, though he also wrote the children’s story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

James Bond #8 of 39 by NW Limited…History in VogueTM
Royal Mail first-day-issue stamps and postmarks commemorating the publication of the first James Bond novel.

Thanks, Ian, for your enduring contribution to history…

James Bond by NW Limited…History in VogueTM

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Respectfully remembered…

To many, the true meaning of this holiday is forgotten as we worry about kicking off the Summer season with a barbecue, or who will win the Indy 500.
Lost in the overwhelming flood of sales ads, what to wear, where to go, and concern over the cost of fuel to get there as we drive to see the in-laws.
Our founding principle is Made in the USA, and as such, we must give sacred respect for the real reason that we have a day set aside to remember those who gave it all, and the families left behind.
From Wikipedia:
“Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed in 2008 on May 26). It was formerly known as Decoration Day; and for many years observed on May 30, regardless of the day of the week. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it was expanded to include those who died in any war or military action.”

NW Limited…History in VogueTM would like to join you in honoring these men and women who died protecting our freedom.
No matter who you want to vote for, how you want to celebrate this Memorial Day Weekend, the ones we honor in remembrance will always be the true heroes.
Our Armed Forces, The United States Navy, The United States Army, The United States Marine Corps, The United States Coast Guard are all given our sincere respect, deepest honor, and continuing support.
Many people observe this holiday by visiting cemeteries and memorials.
A national moment of remembrance takes place at 9 p.m. US Eastern time.
Another tradition is to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff from dawn until noon local time.
Every other day we exist in this country that we call home is a true holiday because of the lives given in the line of duty.
Thank you!

US Memorial Day

Batman Begins

(click image to see more)
#6 of 15, originally autographed by Christian Bale and Katie Holmes, stars of the movie “Batman Begins”.
DC Comics first-day-issue stamps and postmark, and a bonus first-day-issue postmark from Comic Con in San Diego, California!
Great for graduation, or a Father’s Day WOW!
$200 plus shipping
503-338-6056 or

Getaway to the beach

If you will be on the coast this weekend, look us up at the Grays Harbor Street Market in Aberdeen, Washington and, as always, at Astoria’s Sunday Market where you can find us across from the Elliot Hotel.
We’ll have Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard shipwreck charts available as lithographs, or taking orders for framed ones.
Also, Lewis & Clark maps and plenty of wow to be had.
Travel is expensive, but we’ll find you a souvenir that was worth the trip.

Lewis & Clark are alive and well

and they’ll be at Dismal Nitch this weekend:
(excerpt from Destination the Pacific website):
Saturday and Sunday, May 24 & 25
Special Living History programs at Dismal Nitch, one of the newest units of the Lewis and Clark State and National Historical Parks.

Dismal Nitch was possibly one of the worst times during the expedition. Pinned in a tiny “nitch” for six days along the Columbia River and near their destination in November of 1805, the Corps of Discovery could only wait until the fierce winds and rain let up until they could continue to the Pacific Ocean.
Another monumental milestone for Fort Clatsop will be celebrated the following weekend: The 50th Anniversary of its status as a National Historic Park.

Lewis & Clark framed map with first-day-issue stamps and postmark

If you’re at the coast this weekend or the next, you can always drop in to Sunday Market to pick up a souvenir map (these make great gifts for Dad, too!) from NW Limited…History in VogueTM.

Lewis & Clark Maps at NW Limited…History in Vogue
Destination the Pacific
Lewis & Clark National Historic Park (US Park Service)


ous and new:

Ironman Comic from the movie signed by Robert Downey, Jr.
Marvel Comics “Ironman” #5 including an authentic autograph
by Robert Downey, Jr. (COA included) 11″ X 14″ $225


Marvel Comics' Wolverine signed by Hugh Jackman
Marvel Comics’ Wolverine #6 by NW Limited…History in VogueTM
11″ X 14″ $225

Want these? Does your Dad want one?
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