The patience of a 6-year old!

Brandon waited for over a year to have this Star Wars X-Wing fighter picture by NW Limited…History in VogueTM!
He saw it at Astoria’s Sunday Market in 2007 before his 6th birthday. He mentioned it to his parents just before the 2008 Sunday Market opened.
Before it went there, though, it was acquired and put away for his 7th birthday gift (then more than 5 months away)!
Brandon continued to ask about “that Star Wars picture”, but waited patiently.

Cant fake a smile like this!  Brandon loves his Star Wars #23 X-Wing Fighter with USPS Stamps and first-day-issue postmark

Can't fake a smile like this! Brandon loves his Star Wars #23 X-Wing Fighter with USPS Stamps and first-day-issue postmark

Video of Brandon opening his most anticipated birthday gift.

Here’s where to find something like it:
NW Limited…History in VogueTM

Published in: on September 30, 2008 at 6:02 am  Leave a Comment  
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Oh, what a feeling! Happy Birthday!

Bill is one lucky guy: His 80th birthday will be unforgettable by virtue of this one superlative gift:

Autographed (COA included) by Rod Martin, the hero of 1980 Superbowl XV  Oakland Raiders vs. Philadelphia Eagles, featuring two original (one in the back to read) 1981 Sports Illustrated magazine (pre- and post-Superbowl), custom matted, framed and boxed by NW Limited...History in Vogue

Framed, matted and custom-boxed, this tribute to the Oakland Raiders' Rod Martin and his heroic 1980 Superbowl XV win vs. the Philadelphia Raiders features Martin's autograph, 2 original Sports Illustrated magazines and is a one of one by NW Limited...History in Vogue

Happy Birthday, Bill!

I’ll tell you something…

“I think you’ll understand.
When I’ll say that something…
I want to hold your hand…

I Want to Hold Your Hand original 45, Royal Mail first-day-issue postmark and stamps and original issue NEMS pins

I Want to Hold Your Hand original Parlophone 45, Royal Mail first-day-issue postmark and stamps and original issue NEMS pins #42 of 90 by NW Limited...History in Vogue (SOLD)

And when I touch you I feel happy inside.
It’s such a feeling that my love
I can’t hide, I can’t hide, I can’t hide.

Yeh, you’ve got that something,
I think you’ll understand.

I Want to Hold Your Hand Capitol Records original 45

I Want to Hold Your Hand Capitol Records original 45 with Royal Mail first day issue stamps and postmark from Liverpool, England...birthplace of the Beatles. # 6 of 20 by NW Limited...History in Vogue $500 as shown.

When I’ll feel that something
I want to hold your hand,
I want to hold your hand,
I want to hold your hand.”

 


Links:
The Beatles at NW Limited…History in VogueTM

In their footsteps…

“Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop begins its 2008-09 “In Their Footsteps” free speakers series. The first program in this monthly series is “Innovators and Traders: The Indigenous

Retrace Lewis & Clarks footsteps with a map of their route by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275

Retrace Lewis & Clarks' footsteps with a map of their route by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275

People of the Columbia River,” presented by Pat Courtney Gold held at 1 p.m. Sunday.
International commerce, diplomatic relations, cultural exchanges and tourism are hot topics today in the Pacific Northwest much as they have been for thousands of years among the indigenous people who live along the Columbia River.”

Other In Their Footsteps: speaker series programs include:

Oct. 19,  1 p.m.: “Becoming Oregon: A Printed History,” by Robert L. Hamm

Nov. 16, 1 p.m.: “Lewis and Clark and the International Competition for Oregon,” by Mark Eifler

This third-Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis and Clark National Park Association, Oregon Council for the Humanities, Officer’s Inn Bed & Breakfast, and the park. The programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center and are free.

For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.

Links:
Lewis & Clark maps at NW Limited…History in VogueTM
Lewis and Clark National Historic Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Heath Ledger & Christian Bale autographed

Two new ones, both autographed, one by deceased actor Heath Ledger alone, the other by both Ledger and Bale, the stars of DC Comics’ “Dark Knight” movie, arguably the best of the Batman movies and certainly acting performances worthy of note.

Joker/Dark Knight piece is #3 in our edition of only 7 $425 Christian Bale and Heath Ledger signed photo from The Dark Knight movie, and featuring USPS first-day-issue stamps and postmarks, this is #3 of 7 and sold

Joker/Dark Knight piece is #3 in our edition of only 7 Christian Bale and Heath Ledger signed photo from The Dark Knight movie, and featuring USPS first-day-issue stamps and postmarks, this is #3 of 7, it is sold but others are available

Autographed by Heath Ledger, this DC Comics Joker/Dark Knight piece is #3 in our edition of only 7

Autographed by "The Joker" Heath Ledger, this is #3 of only 7 pieces by NW Limited...History in Vogue this one is sold but others will be available

For ordering info: bill@nwlimited.com or call 503-338-6056

“Cock your hat…angles are attitudes.”

Frank Sinatra once said.
This piece is big on attitude, and you can’t help but sing along when you experience it in person!
Ol’ Blue Eyes was young in this photo, and had a legendary life ahead of him.
Celebrity icon, heart-throb, bad boy, singer/stylist of swing ballads, romantic leading man, and serious movie actor, there’s no doubt that Frank Sinatra is History in Vogue!
Said Stephen Holden in 1983 Rolling Stone Music Guide: “Frank Sinatra’s voice is pop music history….He virtually invented modern pop music phrasing”

Autographed by Frank Sinatra and including the USPS First-day-issue stamps and postmarks commemorating his life $475 as shown #8 of an edition of 50 by NW Limited...History in Vogue

Autographed by Frank Sinatra and including the USPS First-day-issue stamps and postmarks commemorating his life $475 as shown #9 of an edition of 50 by NW Limited...History in Vogue

This cocky piece features the USPS stamp and first-day-issue postmark of May 13, 2008, and the original autograph of Mr. Sinatra himself.
A snappy tribute to the life of such an influential American entertainer: Welcome to the family, “Chairman of the Board!”.

Links:
Frank Sinatra at NW Limited…History in VogueTM
Frank Sinatra official website

Published in: on September 15, 2008 at 4:33 pm  Leave a Comment  
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USCG Pterodactyls come to see the Graveyard

(reposted from The Daily Astorian’s website):
Astoria hosts Coast Guard’s Pterodactyl Roost
Annual meeting brings pilots and other flight-crew members to view the Graveyard of the Pacific

By KARA HANSEN
The Daily Astorian

About 200 U.S. Coast Guard aviators descended on Astoria as the annual Pterodactyl Roost began Thursday.

The annual meeting of the Coast Guard Aviation Association, a fraternal organization also known as Ancient Order of the Pterodactyl, brings together pilots and other flight-crew members for four days of sight-seeing at the Graveyard of the Pacific.

Vice Adm. Vivien Crea, vice commandant of the Coast Guard, will also attend part of the event. Second in command in the Coast Guard, Crea is the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. military.

Coast Guard Group Astoria competed against Air Station Barbers Point in Hawaii for the opportunity to play host to this year’s Roost, said Lt. Adam Davenport, an Astoria pilot.

“We sold the Pterodactyls on Astoria by showcasing its scenery, charm and high probability of breathtaking search and rescue,” he said, noting Coast Guard members cross the country to train in the rough waters at Ilwaco, Wash.’s National Motor Lifeboat School and at Astoria’s Advanced Helicopter Rescue School. “We are a destination for SAR training and experience for the entire Coast Guard, both afloat and air assets.”

Those attending the Roost will visit historic sites such as Fort Clatsop and the Doughboy Monument and filming locations from the “Goonies” and “Kindergarten Cop” movies, sample Oregon seafood and wine and explore Washington’s North Head Lighthouse and Cape Disappointment, overlooking the treacherous Columbia River bar.

They’ll also get to check out some of the Coast Guard’s newest and recently updated aircraft: the new MH-60T Thunderhawk helicopter, the HC-144 Casa search plane, an MH-65 helicopter from Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., a C-130 plane from Air Station Sacramento, Calif., and one of Air Station Astoria’s three HH-60 Jayhawk helicopters.

The event was coordinated by a committee of Coast Guard Lt. Rob Potter, Lt. Brooks Crawford, Rear Adm. Ed Nelson, Capt. Rod Leland, Cmdr. Ron Larsen and Cmdr. Malcolm Smith under the direction of Capt. Peter Troedsson, Coast Guard Group Astoria’s commander. It ends Sunday with a business meeting.

Davenport said the organization offers numerous benefits for members, mainly by helping them stay connected with Coast Guard aviation, enjoy camaraderie of former and current colleagues, network for future jobs “and promote recognition and historical preservation of all things Coast Guard aviation.”

All 19 pilots at Air Station Astoria have been members at some point. “We get invited to join upon receiving our wings,” Davenport said.

Links:
Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard at NW Limited…History in VogueTM
Article at Daily Astorian

162 years ago, the USS Shark

sank (Sept. 10, 1846) on the Columbia River Bar after spending several weeks at Ft. Vancouver.
The crew survived, but the Pacific Graveyard consumed the 86 ft. Navy survey schooner.

Click to see where to buy the whole thing!

Click to see where to buy the whole thing!

Pieces of the wreck were salvaged as far south as Arch Cape and as recently as Winter, 2008. (click underlined links to see previous articles about the Shark with pictures posted on this blog)
The history of this one ship has captured global attention, and reminded us all of our long-standing fascination with shipwrecks and maritime history.
While the carronades which were uncovered by the 2007-2008 Winter’s ravages are yet to be restored or fully proven to be from the Shark, they are periodically displayed at Nehalem Bay State Park in Manzanita, OR and have been the topic of historic presentations at local museums.

Links:

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site featuring an article on the Shark
Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard at NW Limited…History in VogueTM
Columbia River Maritime Museum

Hammer Horror debut

Autographed by Dave Prowse starring in Frankenstein and The Monster From Hell a Hammer film production

Autographed by Dave Prowse starring in Frankenstein and The Monster From Hell a Hammer film production 11" X 14" framed - $250

Autographed and inscribed by David Prowse (COA included)

Autographed and inscribed by David Prowse (COA included-click for larger)

Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell is a 1974 British horror film from Hammer Film Productions. It was directed by Terence Fisher and starred Peter Cushing and David Prowse. It was the final chapter in Hammer’s Frankenstein series of films, and director Fisher’s final feature.

It was filmed in 1972 at Elstree Studios, but was not released until 1974.”
(from Wikipedia)

Royal Mail first day of issue postmark for Hammer Horror

Royal Mail first day of issue postmark for Hammer Horror

For purchasing info contact Bill: bill@nwlimited.com or 503-338-6056

 

 

Links:
Hammer Horror at NW Limited…History in VogueTM
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell at Wikipedia
Hammer Films

The Beatles: A Magical Memory Tour

Do you remember what you were doing when you heard your first Beatles song?
The Beatles‘ music evokes clear and significant memories.
Since their arrival The Beatles’ influences have been woven throughout our history, and they promise to be around for generations to come.
The Beatles All You Need is Love
What’s your favorite Beatles memory?
We have a terrific selection of them for you to choose from.
Call 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com.
To see them, click here:
The Beatles at NW Limited…History in VogueTM
The Magical Memory Tour, add your Beatles memory
NW Limited’s Beatles gallery- framed, original 45s

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