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

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Published in: on December 23, 2009 at 9:34 am  Comments (1)  
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Tall ship the Lady Washington visits Westport, Wa and Astoria, OR

Aberdeen, WA – The tall ship Lady Washington will stop in Westport Sunday Oct. 4 before she begins her 11-week “2009 Columbia River Fall Education Tour.” The ship is scheduled to arrive at the Westport Marina at approximately 1 p.m. and open to the public for walk-on tours from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
A $3 donation per person is appreciated. On Monday, Oct. 5, Lady Washington departs Westport for Astoria, Ore.
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, which owns and operates Lady Washington, had initially planned for a major restoration project on the ship after completing its annual Puget Sound tour this month. A change in the restoration planning opened up the opportunity for a fall voyage. The warm welcome by Columbia River port communities last spring encouraged the Seaport to schedule a fall voyage up river rather than south down the Oregon coast.

The tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain, which normally accompanies Lady Washington on her voyages, will sail south and offer educational programs to coastal Oregon and California schools. She is currently in Aberdeen. Hawaiian Chieftain is scheduled to visit Westport Oct. 10 before sailing for Oakland, Calif.
Like maritime history and tall ships? Visit our website and check out the newest, most complete gathering of shipwreck and fishing vessel as well as myths, legends and maybe-true tales about the Pacific Graveyard region, “Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard.”

The fall Columbia River tour is an encore of the ship’s spring 2009 tour and the Lady Washington will visit many of the same ports, emphasizing its mission of hands-on education for young people. Scheduled ports-of-call include: Astoria, Cathlamet, Hood River, Ilwaco, Kalama, Pasco, Rainier, St. Helens, The Dalles, Umatilla, Vancouver, and Washougal.

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!

Civil War Re-Enactment this weekend at Ft. Stevens in Hammond, Oregon


Visiting the Oregon North coast this Labor Day weekend?

Love History?
Don’t miss the Civil War Re-Enactments and living history exhibits Sept. 5-7 at Fort Stevens (Oregon’s only link with the Civil War, by the way) with artillery demonstrations, battle re-enactments, medical, cavalry exhibits and band concerts to name a few.
A schedule is available at the Northwest Civil War Council link which also has directions and other information.
If you can’t be here, enjoy the video above taken at last year’s re-enactment!

Finished…two Jokers, a “King” and Iron Man

Click on any image to be transported to their category at our website, historyinvogue.com:

Autographed by the president, this is number 5 of 44 available for $350

Autographed by the president, this is number 5 of 44 available for $350

Autographed by Robert Downey, Jr. this Marvel Iron Man 6 of 8 is available for $300

Autographed by Robert Downey, Jr. this Marvel Iron Man 6 of 8 is available for $300


DC Comics Heath Ledger Dark Knight Joker 6 of 7 - SOLD and thank you C. Barth of the UK

DC Comics Heath Ledger Dark Knight Joker 6 of 7 - SOLD and thank you C. Barth of the UK


Autographed by Jack Nicholson, this DC Comics' Joker piece is number 4 of 7 $350

Autographed by Jack Nicholson, this DC Comics' Joker piece is number 4 of 7 available for $350


Contact: 503-338-6056 or bill@nwlimited.com for more information

The Curse of the Werewolf

Signed by stars of the Hammer Horror production "Curse of the Werewolf" produced in 1961, this is #13 of 50 by NW Limited...History in Vogue and features the Royal mail's first day of issue stamps and postmark 11X14

Signed by stars of the Hammer Horror production "Curse of the Werewolf" produced in 1961, this is #13 of 50 by NW Limited...History in Vogue and features the Royal mail's first day of issue stamps and postmark


Click the pic to visit our website category devoted to Hammer Horror. Currently available is this wildly appealing picture from the 1961 classic “The Curse of the Werewolf” which starred Oliver Reed and Yvonne Romain.
The Royal Mail issued a set of stamps and first day of issue postmark on 10 June, 2008 to commemorate British Cinema. Our edition is limited to just 50 and this is the newest!
As always, we use archival quality methods and materials, conservation glass all enclosed within custom-built frames. Custom-boxed and fully documented. $350 plus shipping.
For more information, dial 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com

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.

Hey, hey, it’s the Monkees!

Over a month in the making, this one’s done now that Bill’s back on his feet:

The original Colgems 45 an autographed photo, the picture sleeve and a pin all framed with Framerica frame moulding and preserved in conservation glass 15 wide X 35 long

The original Colgems 45 an autographed photo, the picture sleeve and a pin all framed with Framerica frame moulding and preserved in conservation glass 15" wide X 35" long

Includes a MINT 45 of the hit song, “Pleasant Valley Sunday” the original picture sleeve, pin and a signed photo of the American pop quartet including Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork.

Click on the pic above to see a larger version.  For more information call 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com

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.)

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Fishing boats at dry dock – work wanted

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

This crab boat also fishes in Alaska longlining for Halibut and Black Cod her hull is aluminum and she features twin propellers

Unwieldy-looking out of water, this old tuna boat waits for paint
Unwieldy-looking out of water, silhouetted against a Springtime sky, this old tuna boat waits hopefully for paint

Boats of all kinds:
In dry dock, stored for the Winter, for repair and restoration, or for good:

Another side of the tuna troller - fish out of water

Another side of the tuna troller - a fish out of water

Here, out of the water, surrounded by pavement, they appear as monuments to their trade, sentinels of countless storms of the Pacific Graveyard, and showing the effects of work and weather.

The Raven rests in dry dock a veteran survivor of the Pacific Graveyard?

The Raven rests in dry dock, a veteran survivor of the Pacific Graveyard?

Slated for demolition and disposal, this old hull sits waiting

Slated for demolition and disposal, this old hull waits. A sleek, newer version can be seen in the background.

Some of these may have been salvaged, the remnants of a disaster awaiting disposal.

The ones that didn’t make it won’t be found here…

Gillnetter, troller and charter sit side by side out of the water and in storage

Gillnetter, troller and charter sit side by side out of the water and in storage

…instead swallowed by the surf and consumed by the elements.

A sailboat hull sits up on blocks, the Astoria-Megler bridge is backdrop

A sailboat hull sits up on blocks, the Astoria-Megler bridge is backdrop

A fiberglass crabber's name says it all

This fiberglass crabbers name says it all

A diminutive gillnetter

A diminutive Columbia River gillnetter

The Raven, a wooden fishing vessel, sits approximating her water-borne stance on blocks, the car in the background gives a little perspective for size

The Raven, a wooden fishing vessel, sits approximating her water-borne stance, the car in the background gives a little perspective for size