Happy Birthday Stan “Spiderman” Lee

autographed by Stan Lee this one is sold

This is sold, but we have other Stan Lee signed Marvel Comics framed comics and photos for future builds 503-338-6056 for more info or bill@nwlimited.com


Stan Lee is 87 today!
The former president and chairman of Marvel Comics,  Stan is the co-creator of Spiderman, Hulk, X-Men, Thor and other Marvel icons.

He’s acted in several movies, planning to cameo on the upcoming “Thor” adaptation, and is scheduled to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
From NW Limited…History in VogueTM
Happy Birthday!

Published in: on December 28, 2009 at 10:35 am  Comments (1)  

Christmas cheer

Tin Tin Herge

Michael Desmond fulfills a year-long quest he didn't even realize he was on, with the birthday gift of a Tin Tin original Seven Crystal Balls framed book

A visit this week to the world headquarters of NW Limited…History in VogueTM will disclose a cache of custom builds which are complete and ready to be put under the Christmas Tree ready for their lucky recipients.
These customs consist of gatherings of items that become the ultimate collage.
Our regular lines (those within the edition of postmarked mats) run the gamut from Superman to Lewis & Clark; shipwrecks to Star Wars.
We have the ability to create the ultimate custom, personalized gift.
Your history, your favorite memories are within our grasp:
Celebrity photos, autographs, shipwreck pictures, music and movie memorabilia, concert tickets, frames, mats, vintage pins, comics, even the maps.
Don’t forget the stamps and postmarks!
All of these things will become History in VogueTM!
Every single item is fine and dandy in its own right, but when it gets the “treatment” it will seem as if it was meant to be exactly that, its destiny finally fulfilled.
Waiting for you, or someone you’d like to WOW?
You won’t know unless you visit!
What’s built and ready to go within the “Custom” category:
Brandon Routh signed Superman, Marge Simpson’s Playboy centerfold, Clayton Moore signed Lone Ranger “TV Memories”, an autographed Farrah Fawcett, and a signed Crosby, Stills & Nash album framed with an unused, Sunday ticket to attend Woodstock, a Martha Stewart roast piece and MORE!

Don’t miss out. And stay tuned for what’s next: your history awaits.
You could always call to find out, or reserve the next build.
503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com

Published in: on December 23, 2009 at 9:34 am  Comments (1)  

Dungeness crab season 2009-2010

As the West Coast’s deadliest catch, Oregon Dungeness crab season 2009 is maintaining its status.
Despite calm, steady seas during the first week, casualties and mishaps have punctuated the first few days:

On Saturday, November 28, the first day crabbers were allowed to set their pots for “pre-soak”, the Terry F nearly rolled completely over, losing most of their pots on the Columbia River bar, creating a hazard to other vessels navigating the waters and necessitating a trip in to Ilwaco, WA to regroup. 

Tuesday, Dec. 1, the 38′ F/V Manatee broke up on the Southern Oregon coast while crossing the bar into Coos Bay.  Neither of these incidents resulted in loss of life.

Thursday, Dec. 3 around 1 p.m., a deckhand abard the fishing vessel Ballad, a 56′ aluminum crabber/longliner out of Warrenton, Oregon, was pulled overboard after becoming snagged in line attached to a pot.  The line was wrapped in the boat’s propeller and swiftly pulled both the man and approx. 100 lb. crab pot into the propeller beneath the boat. 

crab boat deadliest catch astoria oregon dead reckoning

The F/V Ballad at dry dock in 2006 in Astoria.

Astoria, Ilwaco and North Bend Coast Guard helicopters, boats and Clatsop County rescue crews eventually located the 32-year-old man and retrieved his body.  Weather at the time was calm and visibility good.

Most of the fishing vessels on our list were lost during “crab season” which runs from Dec. 1 through late Summer, although the first few weeks are always the most critical.

Columbia River the most deadly bar

Our lost fishing vessels list is the most complete ever gathered. It is available as part of our assemblage of Maritime history called Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard, a tribute to the deadliest region in the world and those who have lost or survived its trials.

Often rough weather and heavy surf contribute, punishing the smaller boats and challenging the larger ones.  Knowledge of equipment and the elements is vital to survival let alone success in this industry.
Adding to the risk is the stacks and stacks of heavy crab pots loaded onto the decks in order to get them out and "fishing" as early as possible.  Each pot weighs in the neighborhood of 100 lb. and loads of 100-300 are not unheard of.
crab boat loaded with pots

A 62-foot steel fishing boat, the Lady Laura heading out loaded with approximately 150 Oregon Dungeness crab pots

Fish holds or "tanks" are flooded with water to facilitate keeping the crustaceans alive until they can be delivered to the canneries, and this adds another element to the delicate balance of vessel stability. 
Additionally, thick, fast-moving lines, hydraulic equipment, sharp tools and heavy gear all contribute to this dangerous way of life.

Published in: on December 4, 2009 at 10:28 am  Comments (2)  
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Or woo hoo?

Everyone’s favorite doughnut-loving Dad Homer Simpson is back in the form of #24 of 89 framed, limited History in Vogue greatness.

 This one’s out the door already (sold):

Matt Groening signed
Signed by creator Matt Groening, our limited edition of 89 pieces carries the USPS first day of issue stamps and postmarks $350

503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com for more info

Published in: on December 1, 2009 at 2:20 pm  Leave a Comment