Joe Satriani, the “Silver Surfer”

This custom encompasses more than 27 years of Silver Surfer and Joe Satriani history...

This custom encompasses more than 27 years of Silver Surfer and Joe Satriani history...

The focus of this Silver Surfer/Joe Satriani custom is the original relase 45 “Surfing with the Alien” off of the album with the same name. 

The artwork for the album, released August 1987 was “borrowed” from Marvel Comics’ issue #1 June of 1982 Silver Surfer, page 6, panel 1.  No permission was ever granted for this although the album was re-issued in August 2007 for its 20th anniversary.  That  Legacy Edition artwork is displayed with the 45 and the comic is on the left surrounded by the USPS first day of issue stamps and postmarks commemorating Marvel Comics.

On the right, a photo of Joe Satriani is autographed and displayed with a Limited Edition “Silver Surfer” guitar pin.

In sleeves on the back you will find each item’s provenance as well as a duplicate comic to read.  No other gathering of entertainment fine art will you find to match this History in Vogue original and one of a kind.  It is the pinnacle of assemblage.

Everything is contained within a custom-built wood frame and protected by conservation glass.

We build customs occasionally by special request.  We have several pieces already finished and ready for purchase at www.nwlimited.com so come claim your piece of History in VogueTM!

The shipwreck that saved Jamestown or “The Tempest”

The wreck of the Sea Venture on Bermuda on July 28, 1609 and the role its survivors played in the eventual rescue of the failing colony at Jamestown are dramatic tales from the founding years of our nation. A little-known but well-speculated fact is that Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest” gathered inspiration from the event also.

NW Limited...History in Vogue carries this framed historic map of Jamestown created for the quadricentennial in May 2007 with the USPS first day of issue stamps and postmark commemorating the event - click on the image to visit our site

NW Limited...History in Vogue carries this framed historic map of Jamestown created for the quadricentennial in May 2007 with the USPS first day of issue stamps and postmark commemorating the event - click on the image to visit our site

The Sea Venture, sailing from England to the desperately needy Jamestown with supplies, was wrecked off the future colony of Bermuda.   Although believed lost, the castaways survived for 10 months and then reluctantly finished the sail to Jamestown. 
Upon their arrival, they found a starving, almost completely decimated colony. 
Nearly successful in convincing Gates to abandon the endeavor, the fates intervened when another Virginia Company fleet vessel arrived as they were exiting the James River bound for England, and Gates turned around to salvage the Jamestown colony as well as England’s interest in the New World.

“As the battered Sea Venture headed for an island grounding on July 28, 1609, the voyagers guessed that they were landing on haunted Bermuda.”

 

From the History News Network article; “Thus it may be said that July 28, 2009 marks two quadricentennials. One is the unintended founding of Bermuda by castaways who came ashore on a rain-whipped day in 1609. The other is the birthday of a sprite, a wild man, and a mercurial magician, characters given life when a Jamestown shipwreck captured the imagination of a literary master and inspired an enduring tale called The Tempest”
Links:
Jimson Harvest
Virtual Jamestown
Historic Jamestown
History News Network article “A Jamestown Shipwreck 400 Years Ago this Month Awakened Shakespeare’s Muse”

50’s Fins & Chrome by way of American Graffiti

What are we on about?
The first Fifties Fins and Chrome piece is finished and ready for sale!

Each authentic autograph is displayed behind conservation glass in an 11 X 14 Framerica frame custom-built and ready to hang. $300

All autographs, stamps and first day issue postmarks are displayed on acid-free mats and behind conservation glass using Framerica frame moulding. $300

Here it is, a scene from the movie American Graffiti starring Ron Howard and Cindy Williams leaning against a 1958 Edsel, matted with the first day of issue postmarks (both digital and hand cancel) and stamps commemorating America’s love affair with classic cars; notably the decades of 1950-1960 where the cars looked like they could fly or swim and gleamed as they cruised the blacktop, decked out in all their finny, chromed glory.

Keep an eye on this edition, or drop us a line and let us know which 1950’s memory you’d like to own. 

503-338-6056 for inquiries.

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 bill@nwlimited.com

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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Superman: The Movie

In 1978, Christopher Reeve defined the role of Superman and Clark Kent in Superman: The Movie

Autographed by Christopher Reeve  $500

Autographed by Christopher Reeve $500


Bill located a People magazine dated January 8, 1978 autographed by the late actor, and matched it up with a pin from the same year, creating a micro-edition of just 15 Christopher Reeve DC Comics Superman signed pieces by NW Limited…History in VogueTM

Three, two, one…

(Click on the images to see them up close, but remember they’re even better in person!)
THREE Star Wars:

Autographed photo of Darth Vader first day of issue stamps and postmarks make it truly limited

Autographed photo of Darth Vader first day of issue stamps and postmarks make it truly limited

Signed by all three stars, the only thing more limited is the first day of issue postmark on the mat surrounding!

Signed by all three stars, the only thing more limited is the first day of issue postmark on the mat surrounding!

Autographed by Hayden Christensen portraying Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars movies

Autographed by Hayden Christensen portraying Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars movies

Signed by Sean Connery and postmarked by the Royal Mail - click for larger

Signed by Sean Connery and postmarked by the Royal Mail - click for larger

TWO James Bond:

Signed by Roger Moore

Signed by Roger Moore COAs always included for autographs these are the ultimate collector gift James Bond fan tribute with style!

 

 

ONE MARVEL:

Signed by Tobey Maguire and surrounded by the USPS first day of issue stamps and postmarks this is a totally unique collectible - click for larger and visit our website for details on ordering

Signed by Tobey Maguire and surrounded by the USPS first day of issue stamps and postmarks this is a totally unique collectible - click for larger and visit our website for details on ordering

Contact us at: 503-338-6056 or bill@nwlimited.com
See our website at http://www.historyinvogue.com

Stars of a different kind

You’ve likely seen the range of celebrity-autographed, framed events, but these stars are also now included within the range of History in Vogue.

Click for a larger view of this amazing framed graduation gift, a photo of the W-5 region taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope 11 X 14

This is a custom gift commissioned for celebrating the earning of a Master’s degree in Physical Science (summa cum laude!)…

A photo of the W-5 region taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope is the centerpiece to this clever and dynamic mat display. Included in the lower right is a sterling silver tie pin with the seal of the college where the degree was received, West Chester University.
The hand-built frame molding is Spanish, and conservation glass is used to preserve all.
On the back is a plastic sleeve containing a letter of ownership for this one of one.

Congratulations, Don!

Published in: on December 15, 2008 at 1:46 pm  Comments (1)  

Christmas shopping

The holidays are upon us.
Time to start thinking about Christmas if you haven’t already.
Why not find something that feels custom-made, like it was built just for that special person?
Chances are that we have something built that will appeal to those hardest to buy for in a way that nothing else could.
Due to the tremendous effort and logistics of gathering components, time is up for a custom, though we can print a gift certificate for you for any within our editions.
Every piece is an event unto itself, and destined to become treasured family heirlooms, and designated favorite.
Here are a few suggestions, and a range for every budget,  these represent pieces that are currently in stock and ready to ship:  

Lewis & Clark small States Map with USPS first day issue stamps and postmarks 10 X 17 $85 as shown (click for more information at our site)

Lewis & Clark small States Map with USPS first day issue stamps and postmarks 10" X 17" $85 as shown (click for more information at our site)

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard shipwreck chart 22 X 44 $500 as shown, available unframed for $50 or framed only $225 (click for more information on our website)

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard, $500 as shown, $50 unframed or $225 framed only (click image to visit our website for more information on purchasing)

The USS Ronald Reagan $200 comes with t-shirt, stickers, patch and official documentation

The USS Ronald Reagan $200 comes with t-shirt, stickers, patch and official documentation

Jamestown, VA quadricentennial historic map matted and framed with USPS stamp and postmark commemorating the four hundred year anniversary of Americas oldest settlement  $225 as shown (click for website)

Jamestown, VA quadricentennial historic map matted and framed with USPS stamp and postmark commemorating the four hundred year anniversary of America's oldest settlement $225 as shown 17 X 20 (click for website)

For more information or to purchase:
503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com

Ryne Sandberg – Take Me Out to the Ballgame…

Ryne Sandberg

Ryne Sandberg $400

#11 of 198, Ryne Sandberg kicks off our “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” edition of 198 pieces commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the song’s birth.
Included in this loaded piece are the USPS first-day-issue stamp and Washington, DC postmark dated July 18, 2008 commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the song “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”, and custom-matted and framed is a March 16, 1992 edition of Sports Illustrated (color, readable article is included), an originally autographed (COA also included) Upper Deck Baseball Heroes card #15 of 99 which celebrates his home run record, a 2006 comeback pin #0446 of 5000 AND a Hall of Fame induction postmark (the year Sandberg’s number was retired) of Cooperstown, NY dated July 31, 2005.
Hard-backed, all of the provenance items will be included in a sleeve and your piece is ready to hang! The ultimate Ryne Sandberg tribute, ever.

For more, see our website at www.historyinvogue.com call 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com