Astoria Crab and Seafood Festival 2009

the Beatles Michelle framed 45 limited edition

the Beatles Michelle framed 45 limited edition

this week!
If you’re in the area (North Coast Oregon, South Coast/Long Beach Peninsula, Washington),
then come by NW Limited…History in VogueTM at booth #35 to find the ultimate gift (or spoil yourself!), locally-made (in the USA!) with pride.
We will have Lewis & Clark maps, Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard shipwreck charts (3 framed versions and a select few tubed lithographs), celebrity autographed DC Comics, Marvel Comics, The Beatles and lots more.  From Heath Ledger to Brad Meltzer, we have the stars signed up for you.
Check back over the most recent posts to see the newest of them, visit the websiteor click here to see a sampling of what we’ve already accomplished, or what’s possible!
See you at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds! (Click to visit the official website of the Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival at the Chamber of Commerce site)
Crab and Seafood Fest Fills North Oregon Coast with Fun this Weekend

Published in: on April 21, 2009 at 4:51 am  Leave a Comment  
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A happy customer

Oliver has every right to be proud of his gallery of Hammer Horror limited editions by NW Limited...History in Vogue!

Oliver has every right to be proud of his gallery of Hammer Horror limited editions by NW Limited...History in Vogue!

Hey, it’s Oliver of London!
Ollie sent us this photo showing his smiling self in front of three of his four to date
History in Vogue purchases: Hammer Horror #s 3, 5 and 15 respectively.
Thanks for the picture, and for being a part of the History in Vogue family!

Published in: on April 19, 2009 at 9:42 am  Leave a Comment  
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27th Astoria-Warrenton Seafood and Wine Festival April 24-26, 2009

27th Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival (April 24-26, 2009)

The Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival is always held during the last full weekend of April. This year’s Festival is April 24-26, 2009.

The Festival website invites patrons to “enjoy a great spread of northwest cuisine, myriad arts and crafts, a selection of Oregon and Washington’s finest wineries, the beer garden and more.” Last year’s Festival is reported to have hosted over 200 vendors, and this year the Festival will expand beyond just wine to include three local breweries.

There will be live music in the Exhibit Hall and several musical performances in the tent. In addition, the Rotary Club of Astoria will serve their traditional crab dinner throughout the weekend.

The Festival hosts a number of contests, including a wine competition (open to their winery vendors, of which there are expected to be about 50). This year’s top three Best of Show titles were awarded to: Terra Vina – 2006 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, Zerba Cellars – 2006 Syrah, and Sweet Cheeks – 2007 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.

The Festival will be open on Friday, April 24, from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM; and Sunday, April 26, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Daily general admission prices are as follows: Friday – $8, Saturday – $10, and Sunday – $5. (Children under 12 are free.) Alternatively, a weekend pass may be purchased for $18 at the Astoria & Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce or on Friday at the Festival.

According to the Festival website, shuttles will be available from many of the area’s lodging properties, as well as at the Port of Astoria park and ride (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and the “Lum’s” lot at 5th & Marine (Friday and Saturday only). The cost is $1 each way. Visitors coming from Seaside on Saturday can take a shuttle to the Festival for $6. (Call Seaside’s Best Tours at 503.738.9898 to reserve a spot.)

Published in: on April 14, 2009 at 8:10 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Awaiting the antibiotics' effect...

Awaiting the antibiotics' effect...

Our fearless leader Bill is in the hospital due to an unexpected encounter with a nasty bacteria that seemed intent on making off with a limb if not his very life.
How could a simple whack in the shin turn into a week-long sojourn at the hotel de hospital?
Tune in for the next episode…

Email Bill to send him get-well wishes. History in Vogue is not history! Not yet!

Published in: on April 11, 2009 at 8:31 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Tall ships to visit Astoria, Ilwaco April 26, 2009

The HMS Bounty tall ship at anchor in the Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon

Tall ships are no stranger to this port. Providing a glimpse of Astoria

Tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaii Chieftan are scheduled to visit the Astoria, Oregon and Ilwaco, Washington harbors on April 26, 2009. They will stay until April 27, 2009 and return in June. 

Ports, followed by Dates:

Astoria April 26-27

Kalama May 1-4

Hood River May 15-17 

 The Dalles June 4-8

Stevenson June 12 

 St. Helens June 17 

 Astoria June 23 

 On days of public availability, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will invite the public for walk-on tours of the vessels. Each tour is hosted by crew in 18th-century costume. The ships will also invite the public on three-hour sailing adventures at each port. The ships may also make brief overnight stops at many of the ports as they progress upriver and downriver. Visit the Sailing Schedule page of the Historical Seaport website,, for ticket pricing, availability, and a complete schedule.
Lady Washington is a replica of a ship that accompanied Capt. Robert Gray’s vessel Columbia Rediviva, for which the Columbia River was named in 1787. Designated Washington State’s official ship in 2007, she and Hawaiian Chieftain visit more than 40 ports a year in Washington, Oregon, California, and British Columbia. Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, the Aberdeen-based agency that owns and operates the ships, employs 30 people and has a budget of $1.2 million.

Published in: on April 7, 2009 at 8:57 am  Comments (2)  

2 one of ones for one of a kind!

This one of one includes an original concert ticket, pendant and an autographed piece of concert memorabilia within an 11 X 14 frame

Chris Tomlin autographed the "Hello Love" memorabilia included is a concert ticket and pendant

Signed by the cast of CBS' Las Vegas, also displayed are three poker chips used in the show's filming

These two custom builds were picked up Sunday at the Astoria-Warrenton airport as their lucky new owner (hiya, Brad!) flew in especially to pick them up.

If you’d like to inquire about a custom, call 503-338-6056 or email

Emerald City Comic Con 2009 in Seattle

We were at the Emerald City Comic Con this past weekend in Seattle, Washington.
We had autographed DC and Marvel Comics pieces for sale; also the likes of Brad Meltzer signed Justice League of America comics, Heath Ledger signed Joker pics, autographed Jack Nicholson, a Hellboy piece signed by Mignola (who was at the event, by the way) and Perlman and MORE!
Here is a link to an article at the Seattle Times with a photo gallery of some of the attendees and features even though they missed our tower of WOW!

Ledger/Bale autographed framed photo w/DC Comics stamps and postmarks SOLD

Ledger/Bale autographed framed photo w/DC Comics stamps and postmarks SOLD

Congratulations to the new owners of these pieces sold at Comic Con this weekend:

  • Marvel “Iron Man” signed by Robert Downey, Jr.
  • DC Comics’ Dark Knight “Joker” signed by the late Heath Ledger
  • Bruce Campbell signed “Army of Darkness” 1 of 1
  • Star Wars signed by Hayden Christensen
  • Yoda signed by Frank Oz
  • Hellboy 1 of 1 signed by Perlman and Mignola

See our website for a full appreciation of what you can find.

Link to Digital Joystick’s blog post about the Comic Con w/great pics

Call for details: 503-338-6056, or email

Published in: on April 3, 2009 at 11:12 am  Leave a Comment  
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