Oscar night 2009

Autographed by the late Heath Ledger this DC Comics #3 of 7 is sold though reservations on future builds are available

Autographed by the late Heath Ledger this DC Comics #3 of 7 is sold. Reserve a future build now. 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com

Congratlations to Heath Ledger on his achievement of a posthumous Oscar for best supporting actor.

If you’re a Heath Ledger fan (or know one), we can build just about anything even though the most recent build has sold we still have one Ledger Joker in stock…visit our website for more. Very limited availability on these (for obvious reasons).
bill@nwlimited.com or 503-338-6056
Visit our Oscar-award-winners of past years, a parade of History in Vogue

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Posthumous Oscar for Ledger

Exactly a year to the day since Heath Ledger died of a prescription drug overdose, has received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 2009 Academy Award Celebration.
His death at age 28 sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry, and left fans mourning a premature ending to an already promising acting career.
It has been speculated that the rigorous demands of portraying the Joker in the Dark Knight led him to bouts of insomnia which were the reason he required prescriptions for anti-anxiety medication as well as pain killers.
The performance was indeed globally popular, assisting the Dark Knight in earning top film honors and nearly $1 billion in ticket sales.

Heath Ledger has already received a Golden Globe award, and a BAFTA nomination for best supporting actor. An Oscar for the same seems unquestionable.
NW Limited…History in VogueTM has honored Ledger with very small editions of signed, framed pieces in their DC Comics line. Many of them can be seen here.

Links:
Oscar nominations 2009: Heath Ledger expected to be shortlisted for posthumous award The London Telegraph
One year on, Ledger the Oscar favourite
Heath Ledger earns BAFTA nomination
NW Limited…History in VogueTM

In Portland, Oregon

Happy Leap Day from NW Limited…History in VogueTM!

Our weekend at the Portland Expo-Mart is now complete.

There was lots of greatness displayed to the teeming masses, including Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard shipwreck chart:   The ultimate in shipwreck memorabilia; tales of tragedy and intriguing mysteries are presented within this four-year gathering of history.
The Beatles, James Bond, American Motorcycle, Jamestown, VA, Lewis & Clark, DC and Marvel Comics, USS Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Stewart…and the boxes!!! (Click for a slideshow of examples of each)
Each piece is off the chart cool, and it’s as always: First-come, first-served!
Call for your chance to view, and have:
503-338-6056 or email Bill: bill@nwlimited.com

(Paul sends a shout-out to his homies…’cuz)

Wreck of the Lupatia – Jan. 3, 1881

An excerpt from NW Limited’s ‘Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard’ chart reads:
“Lupatia -1/3/1881- British bark: A south-easterly gale throws Lupatia onto Tillamook reef; a dog survives -16 dead”

One can imagine her final hours. A bleak, January night with the wind and surf shattering her against the rocks mere weeks before the Tillamook Lighthouse, a/k/a “Terrible Tilly” was to be lit.
The crew working on construction of that lighthouse saw Lupatia’s running lights as she approached.  In the near-miss incident,  they could hear Lupatia’s crew shouting orders of “Hard apart!” as they scrambled to keep her off the rock which so desperately needed a light as warning. 
 The construction crew kindled fires, and used lanterns to try and assist the captain as he navigated the rock-strewn reef.   Narrowly missing the rock itself, she disappeared into the darkness.
Lupatia’s debris littered the rocks below the nearly complete lighthouse the following morning.  16 lives lost…
 Would her fate have been the same had her captain had that light to use as guide?
 Unlike the Peter Iredale, or the George L. Olson, nothing remains of the Lupatia, no structure to climb and explore, no resting place to visit.
NW Limited’s historic achievement of the most detailed and complete shipwreck chart to date, immortalizes her.
The lithograph alone is a great place to start when looking for shipwreck history, but the framed and matted version  (left) is an adventure of its own with its photographs of shipwrecks, United States Coast Guard insignia and USPS stamp, the lost fishing vessels and more, all displayed within a high-quality, hand-finished frame.

Each chart is custom-built by Bill Brooks of NW Limited in Astoria, Oregon and no two will be exactly alike.
While you can’t take home the George L. Olson,
or the bowsprit of the Peter Iredale, you can
have “Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard,” your own magnificent gathering of maritime history in the Pacific Northwest.
bill@nwlimited.com or 503-338-8215

N3W!

Three’s a charm:


American Motorcycle #33 w/autographs by
Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson! COA included…(SOLD)


James Bond #22
Autographed by Sean Connery w/COA…$225


Star Wars #30
Autographs by Frank Oz (Yoda’s voice) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) 
(SOLD)

Thrilling!

The Tao of Wow…

Wow is a word that crosses language barriers; there is no mistaking what it means.
For those that aren’t so sure:

wow 1 (wou) Informal
interj.
Used to express wonder, amazement, or great pleasure.
n.
An outstanding success.
tr.v. wowed, wow·ing, wows
To have a strong, usually pleasurable effect on: a performance that wowed the audience.

We specialize in “WOW“.
For giving or getting, NW Limited…History in VogueTM is in a class by itself.
Book your ticket : Email bill@nwlimited.com or call 503-338-6056 

See us this weekend at America’s Largest Collectible & Antique Show in Portland, Oregon at the Portland Expo Center just off I-5 near Delta Park/Jantzen Beach.

Best picture

Hollywood.
Glamor and excess; bright and beautiful the name shines in our culture.
It is a fantastic creation, an escape from the everyday:  Lighting, sets, special effects.
All is about the drama and mystique surrounding the movies and their stars.
As the 80th Academy Award celebration draws near, we have heard all about the pageantry surrounding this event.  Film is a medium in which historic and cultural events are often expressed.  The movies themselves, as well as their stars, have made histories of their own.  We’ve all got our favorite movie moment, actor or actress, and would love to be part of this prestigious event.
An exclusive event of your own is much more attainable than a ticket to the Oscars, more limited, and every bit as worthy of the honor of “BEST“:


(SOLD)
Who can forget the Jedi Master, Yoda?

Jimmy Stewart autographed PSADNA framed pic for sale a great gift
Available: $350
Jimmy Stewart is a silver-screen legend, embodying wholesome American ideals. His real life seemed an easy match for the man we saw and loved on screen.  James took home his Oscar for Best Actor in 1941 for Philadelphia Story, also taking a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1985.


(SOLD)
Star Wars is one of the biggest movie legacies of all time.  Eight Oscars for the 1977 release, and multiple record-breaker. 


(SOLD)
Perhaps 007 is your preference.  Not the biggest taker of gold statues, but a proven winner nonetheless.
Ultra-sharp piece with an authentic, original hand-signed autograph by Sir Roger Moore!

Audreys signature is displayed alongside a first day of issue stamp and postmark dated June 11, 2003 in Los Angeles, CA click image to see a larger version

Audrey won Best Actress for Roman Holiday in 1953

Frank Sinatra signed photo

Frank Sinatra - Multiple Academy Award winner, presenter and host - this piece is available at $500

The above are examples of NW Limited…History in VogueTM‘s 11″X14″ limited edition tributes to entertainment history.
These all feature custom-built frames, and acid-free mats which carry the first-day-issue stamps and postmarks issued by the USPS for these celebrities.
You’ll never find anything else like it.
So if you ‘d like to roll with Tinseltown style, give the master of ceremonies a call, or click! bill@nwlimited.com / 503-338-6056
Remember you can visit Video Horizons in Astoria, Oregon to see some of these and other pieces.

Congratulations to the winners at the 80th Academy Awards celebration.

Bird fans

Paul, turn around!

Fresh

There’s that spanking thing again (new)!
No need to ask what Bill’s been busy with.  Here’s a sample, but look quick because this pair are spoken for.
As always, you may click to see a larger image for your viewing pleasure.
    
 Star Wars #9 (of 77) with         Yoda #21 (of 80) featuring original
 original autograph  by star         autograph by the voice of Yoda
   David Prowse (with COA)              Frank Oz  (with COA)
                 (SOLD)                                        (SOLD)
Each individual piece features a pin released in the same era as the movies as well as the autographs, and as always, the first-day issue stamps and postmarks.   These postmarks ensure that there will only ever BE 77 Star Wars and 80 of Yoda.  Made in the USA and custom framed, matted and ready to hang.  High-quality acid-free materials ensure that your collectible from NW Limited will stay just as fine-looking as the day it was born.

Question: where does YOUR eye rest when contemplating the set? 
Your own Star Wars or Yoda tribute by NW Limited…History in VogueTM can be built for you.  
Or you could always email or call to see what’s available.  bill@nwlimited.com or 503-338-6056

Sean Connery in Astoria?

Astoria’s no stranger to celebrity sightings.  More than a handful of movies have been filmed here, and during those times it’s interesting to hear the gossip around town relating to locals’ experiences with these usually distant icons. 
A few stars have even shown up sporadically just to take in the beauty of the Sunset Empire, a/k/a Astoria, or do a little whale watching along the coast.  Maybe they heard about the legendary beachcombing following our winter storms. Just maybe they are scouting the location of their next big production.
This latest inuendo is of great interest, considering the debut of NW Limited’s James Bond tribute series:
Rumor has it that none other than Academy Award winner, recipient of the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and oft-voted sexiest man alive, Sean Connery, also the star of multiple James Bond movies, as well as other Hollywood greats, was spotted in none other than Astoria, Oregon.  Who was the lady on his arm?  Further speculation arrived at the conclusion that it was his once-costar, Lana Wood who played Plenty O’Toole in the James Bond classic, Diamonds Are Forever. It wasn’t just her name that left audiences enchanted, and sources say that though she and Mr. Connery were in a rush, Ms. Wood still has “plenty” to talk about. Sean must have thought so, too, as they rushed off to their unknown destination.
No comments were made as to the reason for the visit to the north coast.
Astoria must be just far enough off the beaten path to provide respite from the paparazzi.  Unfortunately, no photos exist of their hasty stop.
It was surmised that they paused just long enough to sign a few autographs.  Who was that lucky fan that got those much-sought-after signatures?  If it was you, let us know!
503-338-6056 <—–(this guy has the signatures to prove it)