Fisher Poets 2009 in Astoria, Oregon

This weekend, February 27, 28 and March 1, Fisher Poets schedule for the 2009 event includes poetry readings, slide shows,  music, workshops, an open boat tour and more.

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard features a list of lost fishing vessels from the Oregon and Washington coasts (click to see it on a chart)

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard features a list of lost fishing vessels from the Oregon and Washington coasts (click to see it on a chart)


Stay abreast of the happenings at the website above, don’t miss the rare gathering of those that live life on the edge and the writings inspired by their unique lifestyle.

Published in: on February 24, 2009 at 7:07 am  Comments (3)  
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Oscar night 2009

Autographed by the late Heath Ledger this DC Comics #3 of 7 is sold though reservations on future builds are available

Autographed by the late Heath Ledger this DC Comics #3 of 7 is sold. Reserve a future build now. 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com

Congratlations to Heath Ledger on his achievement of a posthumous Oscar for best supporting actor.

If you’re a Heath Ledger fan (or know one), we can build just about anything even though the most recent build has sold we still have one Ledger Joker in stock…visit our website for more. Very limited availability on these (for obvious reasons).
bill@nwlimited.com or 503-338-6056
Visit our Oscar-award-winners of past years, a parade of History in Vogue

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Coldplay ticketed and signed

This custom began with concert tickets for Seattle, WA dated January of 2007.

Bill sourced a mint condition 45 w/picture sleeve of their hit, “Yellow.”  Add to that a photograph signed by the band and you’ve got an unsurpassed gathering of Coldplay memorabilia.

Colplay autographed photo, pristine 45 of Yellow and the picture sleeve with concert tickets

Colplay autographed photo, pristine 45 of Yellow and the picture sleeve with concert tickets

All of it is presented behind conservation glass, hard-backed and with a sleeve on the back for the extra “goodies” like COA, and a letter of ownership.

Congratulations, Chris, on owning this superlative piece of History in VogueTM!

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Peter Gearin pleads guilty

Peter Gearin

Peter Gearin

Former Port of Astoria director admits a felony charge

By CASSANDRA PROFITA
The Daily Astorian

Former Port of Astoria director Peter Gearin pleaded guilty to a felony violation of the Clean Water Act Thursday in the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse in Portland.

Gearin, who was fired from the Port in 2007, appeared in court and admitted to knowingly violating the terms of a federal dredging permit in March 2005, when he was the Port’s executive director. He was to be booked in the U.S. Marshal’s Office and conditionally released Thursday.

Gearin declined to comment on the case.

Judge Ancer L. Haggerty set Gearin’s sentencing hearing for 9:30 a.m. May 8.

Gearin’s charge carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison and fines between $5,000 and $50,000.

Haggerty told Gearin that as a felon he will not be able to possess firearms and some other weapons.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Neil Evans presented the facts of the case earlier at the plea hearing.

Because the Columbia River bottom to be dredged had tested positive for contaminants, the Port’s permit required that the dredge spoils be stored on land. The Port was required to allow that material to settle and to have it tested for contaminants before releasing it back into the river.

“The defendant was fully aware of those conditions,” said Evans. “On March 10, 2005, the defendant knowingly allowed water in the settling pond on Pier 3 to flow back into the Columbia River in violation of permit conditions.”

The Environmental Protection Agency conducted a two-year criminal investigation into Gearin’s role in the circumstances of the Port of Astoria’s 2005 dredging violation, Evans said.

Gearin had signed a plea agreement in April 2008, but the agreement had been sealed until Thursday morning.
Click here to read the rest of the article hosted at the Daily Astorian’s website
Astoria’s Peter Gearin saga featured a series of bad decisions

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New builds – Heath Ledger & Easy Rider

Autographed by the late Heath Ledger this DC Comics #3 of 7 is $525

Autographed by the late Heath Ledger this DC Comics #3 of 7 is sold

Number 38 in the edition this one is sold signed by Hopper, Fonda and Nicholson 14 X 11

Number 38 in the edition this one is sold signed by Hopper, Fonda and Nicholson 14 X 11


503-338-6056 or bill@nwlimited.com for info on upcoming or past builds, or see our website at www.historyinvogue.com

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Presidents past and present (we have ’em):

On this holiday, we would like to acknowledge or Commanders-in-Chief and perhaps provide to you, our viewers, a little tour of History in Vogue, White House style:

USS Ronald Reagan $200 - click for info

USS Ronald Reagan $200 - click for info

JFK one of one

JFK one of one

Thomas Jefferson was the reason behind the Corps of Discoverys great journey Lewis & Clark States map $275 click for info

Thomas Jefferson launched the Corps of Discovery's great journey Lewis & Clark States map $275 click for info

Up and coming: An edition of 44 Barack Obama w/inaugural postmark and Abraham Lincoln. Stay tuned, or give a call: 503-338-6056 email: bill@nwlimited.com for more information or to reserve yours.

Happy President’s Day from NW Limited…History in VogueTM!

Published in: on February 16, 2009 at 10:29 am  Leave a Comment  
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Sinatra and Martin

Just finished:

Together again, signed by both $600

Purchase info: 503-338-6056 bill@nwlimited.com

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Can you say sesquicentennial?

Celebrate statehood with a Lewis & Clark map from historinvogue.com click pic for more info $275 as shown

Celebrate statehood with a Lewis & Clark map from historinvogue.com click pic for more info $275 as shown


February 14th is 150 years of Oregon statehood, that is what it means to us, and of course History in VogueTM is planning something great (too bad yo have to wait nearly two more years to find out just how great…)!
We have some stellar party favors, now, though…celebrations of the rugged history of this pioneering state:
Events are planned all around the state, including the display of the most important document in Oregon history, the constitution of the state of Oregon. You can read a copy online or go to Salem to see this rarity in person on Saturday, February 14 (the official date of Oregon’s birth).
Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard celebrates the NW Oregon/Lower Columbia River’s maritime heritage, and makes a great way to demonstrate your love of Oregon.
Happy Birthday, Oregon…blow out your candles, make a wish and have your cake!

Published in: on February 13, 2009 at 8:36 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Pete Rose signed

He didn’t make the Hall of Fame, but Pete Rose has joined the elite ranks of History in Vogue:

Signed by Pete Rose and Bob Friend

Signed by Pete Rose and Bob Friend

This piece, number 63 in our edition of 198 “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” pieces, is centered around an autographed photo of Bob Friend, the pitcher who threw Pete Rose’s first hit on 4-13-63.  The focus, however, is that of the career of Pete Rose, nicknamed “Charlie Hustle.” Bill has assembled an impressive array of mementos with which to illustrate Rose’s impressive career and its highlights.
The first card is dated 1963 and features Pete as the All Star Rookie. Next up is a 1986 card (year of retirement as an active player).
The card mounted with the autographed First Day Cover is 1978 along with the postmark of may 5, 1978 which was the date Rose collected his 3,000th career hit.
Also featured is a lifetime achievement pin, 4,526 hits from 1963-1986.
Finally, the “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” first day of issue stamp and postmark are what ensures this limited status paying tribute to the 100th anniversary of the song we all associate with the American pastime of Baseball.

Pete Rose has a lifetime Batting Average of .303 making him a natural to be included in History in Vogue‘s Take Me Out to the Ballgame edition.

From Wikipedia:

Pete Rose’s Records and achievements

  • Major League records:
    • Most career hits – 4,256
    • Most career outs – 10,328
    • Most career games played – 3,562
    • Most career at bats – 14,053
    • Most career singles – 3,215
    • Most career runs by a switch hitter – 2,165
    • Most career doubles by a switch hitter – 746
    • Most career walks by a switch hitter – 1,566
    • Most career total bases by a switch hitter – 5,752
    • Most seasons of 200 or more hits – 10
    • Most consecutive seasons of 100 or more hits – 23
    • Most consecutive seasons with 600 or more at bats – 13 (1968-1980)
    • Most seasons with 600 at bats – 17
    • Most seasons with 150 or more games played – 17
    • Most seasons with 100 or more games played – 23
    • Record for playing in the most winning games – 1,972
    • Only player in major league history to play more than 500 games at five different positions – 1B (939), LF (671), 3B (634), 2B (628), RF (595)
  • National League records:
    • Most years played – 24
    • Most consecutive years played – 24
    • Most career runs – 2,165
    • Most career doubles – 746
    • Most career games with 5 or more hits – 10
    • Modern (post-1900) record for longest consecutive game hitting streak – 44
    • Modern record for most consecutive hitting streaks of 20 or more games – 7
  • NL MVP Award (1973)
  • NL Rookie of the Year Award (1963)
  • 17 All-Star selections
  • Three World Series rings (1975, 1976, 1980)
  • World Series MVP Award (1975)
  • Two Gold Glove Awards (1969 and 1970, both as an outfielder)
  • Roberto Clemente Award (1976)
  • The Sporting News Player of the Year (1968)
  • The Sporting News Sportsman of the Year (1985)
  • The Sporting News Player of the Decade (1970s)
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Pssst…look what’s new!

Signed by Heath Ledger and Christian Bale, stars of DC Comics Dark Knight and surrounded by the USPS first day of issue stamps and postmarks...number 7 of 7 SOLD

Signed by Heath Ledger and Christian Bale, stars of DC Comics Dark Knight and surrounded by the USPS first day of issue stamps and postmarks...number 7 of 7 SOLD

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