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.

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Speed Racer

New today, and currently available for purchase:

Speed Racer Seri-Cel autographed by Corinne Orr (voice of Trixie, Spritle and Mom Racer) and Peter Fernandez (voice of Speed, Racer X and composer of the theme song)
Speed Racer Seri-Cel autographed by Corinne Orr (voice of Trixie, Spritle and Mom Racer) and Peter Fernandez (voice of Speed, Racer X and composer of the theme song) 14″ X 11″ $225
Jimmy Stewart #28 of 50 by NW Limited...History in Vogue, originally autographed (PSA/DNA COA included) Ziegfield Girls photo, framed and matted with USPS first day issue stamp and postmark 11 X 14 $250
Jimmy Stewart #28 of 50 by NW Limited…History in Vogue, originally autographed (PSA/DNA COA included) Ziegfield Girls photo, framed and matted with USPS first day issue stamp and postmark 11″ X 14″ $250

 and an improved, Jimmy Stewart #28 “Ziegfield Girls” movie promo photo w/autograph and reproduction movie memorabilia.  Limited to only 50, no two will be exactly alike, but all will have the USPS first day issue stamp and postmark commemorating James Maitland Stewart.

Commune with the Dead

This weekend at Ocean View Cemetary in Warrenton, Oregon, the Clatsop County Historical Society will be hosting the fifth rendition of their popular “Talking Tombstones” event.  If you love history, it’s an event not to be missed.
From the Historical Society’s website:

Talking Tombstones V, “Friends In Low Places”

Ocean View Cemetery, Warrenton, OR
10/26/2008
Event Fee: FREE

The Clatsop County Historical Society with sponsorship from Astoria Granite Works is excited to once again present Talking Tombstones. This year’s sequel, “Talking Tombstones V, Friends In Low Places” will be held on Sunday, October 26th from 1:00 p.m. until dusk at the Ocean View Cemetery, SW 18th Street, Warrenton.

Ten former citizens are expected to return from the great beyond for a graveside chat with any and all willing to visit their tombstone.This is a FREE event, however donations are welcome.

Visitors should plan to arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. as the deceased begin to fade from view as the darkness of night draws near.

To learn more about Talking Tombstones or how you might assist with the event, please call 503-325-2203 or e-mail: cchs@cumtux.org.
 

 

Links:
Talking Tombstones Coast Weekend – Daily Astorian
Talking Tombstones at the Clatsop County Historical Society’s Website
Where’s Grim
Tales of the dead written in stone Daily Astorian article w/video

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

Alive or Dead?

Great website with definitive answers to these questions: Dates, and living or dead status of celebrities, political and sports figures.

In case you were wondering…

Ron Perlman - alive (click to see more at our website)

Ron Perlman - alive (click to see more at our website)

Jimmy Stewart - Dead

Jimmy Stewart - Dead

Frank Sinatra - Dead

Frank Sinatra - Dead

James Earl Jones - Alive

James Earl Jones - Alive

Christian Bale - Alive.  Heath Ledger - Dead

Christian Bale - Alive. Heath Ledger - Dead (this piece is sold)

 These are just a sampling of the historic events we have included in our limited editions.
Alive or dead, they are super-exclusive with original autographs (COAs always included) the USPS first day-issue stamps and postmarks as the limiting factor.
Interested in learning more? 
Click on any of the above images to be transported to the category they belong to, or email bill@nwlimited.com or call 503-338-6056

Mickey Mouse

and his squeeze, Minnie, on ice:

USPS stamp and first-day-issue postmark create a limited edition of only 50 pieces by NW Limited...History in Vogue.  This ones number 21 and features a limited edition cel from the 1935 short On Ice  $300

USPS stamp and first-day-issue postmark create a limited edition of only 50 pieces by NW Limited...History in Vogue. This one's number 21 and features a limited edition cel from the 1935 short "On Ice" $300

The Disney edition has arrived, and what better way to kick it off than with a limited edition cel from the circa September, 1935 cartoon “On Ice”
Watch the original, here:

To find out how to arrange shipping for this piece, call 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com
Disney at NW Limited…History in VogueTM

Yoda

Star Wars wildly popular Jedi Master, Yoda autographed by (COA included) Frank Oz, presented as part of a very exclusive edition of 80 pieces with USPS first day issue stamp and postmark 11 X 14 $225 as shown - click on the pic for more info

Star Wars' wildly popular Jedi Master, Yoda autographed by (COA included) Frank Oz, presented as part of a very exclusive edition of 80 pieces with USPS first day issue stamp and postmark 11" X 14" $225 as shown - click on the pic for more info

Contact info:
bill@nwlimited.com or 503-338-6056

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US Coast Guard Cutter EAGLE to visit Astoria

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle tall ship under sail off the coast of Oregon
The Coast Guard Academy’s three masted training Barque, Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (WIX 327), sets sails off the coast of Oregon during the 1999 summer trip. The cutter, which is homeported in New London, Conn., holds the distinction of being the largest tall ship to fly the Stars and Stripes. USCG photo by BORTHWICK, BRUCE YN1

ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle will be in Astoria and open for public tours from June 12 until June 16. This is Eagle’s first visit to Astoria since 1999, and a unique opportunity to climb aboard an extremely unique Tall Ship. Public tours are tentatively scheduled as follows:
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Thursday June 12: 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Friday June 13: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Saturday June 14: 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Sunday June 15: 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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The USCGC Eagle (WIX-327) is a 295′ barque used as a training cutter for future officers of the United States Coast Guard. She is the only active commissioned sailing vessel in American government service. She is the seventh U.S. Navy or Coast Guard ship to bear the name in a line dating back to 1792.
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Each summer, Eagle conducts cruises with cadets from the United States Coast Guard Academy and candidates from the Officer Candidate School for periods ranging from a week to two months. These cruises fulfill multiple roles; the primary mission is training the cadets and officer candidates, but the ship also performs a public relations role. Often, Eagle makes calls at foreign ports as a goodwill ambassador.
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“U.S. Coast Guard, when things are at their worst, we’re at our best. ”
Link to NW Limited’s Pacific Graveyard shipwreck chart:
Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard

History is happenin’

Visiting Clatsop County (Seaside, Astoria, Warrenton) this weekend?  Vacationing on the Long Beach Peninsula?
Maybe you live here and want to find something interesting to experience, or immortalize your memories for posterity.
These events will interest you:

The Oregon Encyclopedia Project is seeking Astoria residents to contribute ideas to their online Encyclopedia from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Astoria’s Public Library.
The 50th Anniversary of Ft. Clatsop is being celebrated at the Lewis & Clark National Historic Park.
Columbia River Maritime Museum has a “Steamboats of the Columbia” exhibit that will intrigue all ages.
Hands-on History Tours of Battery Russell at Ft. Stevens.
There’s also Victorian Vogue at Astoria’s Heritage Museum.
History in VogueTM is at Astoria’s Sunday Market for a piece of history you can take home with you.
Links:
History in Vogue
Ft. Stevens Information
Astoria’s Heritage Museum
Coast Weekend
Oregon Encyclopedia asks “What is Oregon?”