A Welcome to NW Limited…History in Vogue

January, 2008

Astoria, OR.  NW Limited…History in VogueTM had a busy year in 2007.
We were at Sunday Market through the monsoons and the heat wave, and will be there again in 2008. 
NW Limited could be found at the Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival as well as various other local and regional events. More importantly, our History in VogueTM line has expanded greatly this past year:

2007 saw the culmination of four years of arduous research for “Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard” shipwreck chart. Produced right here in Astoria, Oregon, and printed in Portland, this is the quintessential shipwreck chart and a beautiful display as well.

The Beatles, the Jamestown, Virgina map (a celebration of the quadricentennial), Star Wars, Yoda, and Jimmy Stewart joined the lineup, also. When you consider the custom aspect of each of these subjects, that adds up to a lot of work! Each of the underlined links should take you to an example of the pieces mentioned. Many are available for sale, though some have been sold. Please feel free to inquire as to availability. bill@nwlimited.com or 503-338-6056
The Lewis & Clark maps, a/k/a “the map that started it all” all three variations, are nearing the end of their availability. DC and Marvel comics are still available with many new events included in their respective editions.

The Beatles pieces, which debuted in 2007, continue to be extremely popular.





The Beatles “Back in the USSR”
This one includes vintage pins
$400 to purchase.  (click for a larger image)





    American Motorcycle  just  keeps getting better.
(click on the girls to the left to see more)



The USS Ronald Reagan tributes are also still available for purchase.

2008, however, has brought the shipwreck chart full circle, and it is now complete, ready to be presented to the public afterfour years of research and development.
The lithographs, at $50 each, are ready to go right now.
A substantial 33″ long by 17″ wide, the chart
is the largest piece to date.
They will be shipped in a 4″ tube along with a
letter signed by the creator, Bill Brooks.
Contact Bill at bill@nwlimited.com to find out how you can score one for yourself, though they also make a stellar gift.
“Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard” is the ultimate representation of north coast and lower Columbia River history, spanning the earliest years of maritime history on up to present day. 500 of these beautiful charts are available as lithographs.
For the serious enthusiast, the framed, matted and custom version of Dead Reckoning (prototype visible to the right, click for readable lithograph version) will be available very soon for purchase. When framed, they will be an impressive 44″ X 22″ of unparalleled maritime history. (click link to see detail area of the prototype)
We are taking reservations for those, now. There will only be 500 framed to go around as well, for a total of 1000 in the first printing.  The framed version will be $500, and the lithographs $50.

To see our Hollywood-related pieces, you can go to Video Horizons in Astoria. While you’re looking for a couple hours’ entertainment to rent, take home a piece of Hollywood history forever. There are Star Wars, Yoda and Jimmy Stewart currently on display as well as the Easy Rider variation of American Motorcycle.
Don’t forget that NW Limited pieces include USPS first-day-issue stamps and postmarks. A postmark is only available once in a lifetime.  This, as you can imagine, creates an ultra-limited aspect which is impossible to duplicate. 
We always start with high-quality or rare images, and (in some instances such as the Beatles) vintage memorabilia. They are completely unique in that they encompass a wide range of collectability as well as being singularly beautiful displays.
Some of these editions will have authentic, original autographs available, so if you’re looking for something special in these categories, contact Bill Brooks.
These tributes are the epitome of History in VogueTM!

Thank you for visiting.
Come back frequently to stay abreast of developments, new releases, and where you can find NW Limited…History in VogueTM to experience the WOW for yourself.

Note: Underlined links are clickable so you can see examples of these pieces. Some are still available,though in many cases they have been sold. Inquiries are always welcome!

All images and text are copyright NW Limited…History in VogueTM, and we reserve the right to prevent their duplication without express permission.

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  1. […] Once a postmark expires (they have a 30-day lifespan), they will never be made available again.  Each piece to date by NW Limited includes a postmark as well as the stamps relevant to the piece they grace. For example, there are just 119 American Motorcycle pieces with the postmarks on their mats, which also have the stamps issued by the USPS. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. The edition will be closed. First Day of Issue postmark on an American Motorcycle. This is a pictorial postmark issued for the American Motorcycle series of stamps, issued August 7, 2006 at Sturgis, SD, home of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.  119 are available by NW Limited…History in VogueTM […]

  2. […] term. The US Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier bearing his name is a fitting tribute. Limited…History in VogueTM chose to produce the following piece in recognition. At the risk of being redundant, these pieces […]

  3. […] On Presidents Day, two cannons were discovered near Arch Cape, Oregon. They are believed to be from the USS Shark, a war ship/survey schooner which attempted to cross the Columbia River bar in 1846, and sank there. The ship is listed in her rightful place on Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard which is the most detailed, most beautiful shipwreck chart created to date by Bill Brooks of NW Limited…History in VogueTM. […]

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