Made in the USA

If April Fool’s day was a day to facetiously suggest that our very exclusive, limited, custom and handmade products were to be mass-produced in China (for those that know, this is the ultimate in sarcasm), then today, April 4th, we will declare our red, white, and blue roots, our undying devotion to maintaining a business and product which has its roots firmly here in American soil.

Every component of our History in VogueTM product line (with rare exception), is produced here in America, is American-made (by just one American person), and those carefully-selected items are most usually the product of another small, often very local business. 
One of the founding concepts of NW Limited (formerly NW Columbia Map Company), is in fact, “American-made”, and we have never forgotten that. 
Every box bears its Made in USA stamp; each framed, matted and handmade bit of history has a sticker proclaiming the same, and they are placed there with pride.
Much of our original line is a celebration and in honor of this great nation’s history, beginning with the Lewis & Clark Maps, continuing through the 2007 quadirecentennial Jamestown, Virginia Map, and our newest, Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard, which pays tribute to those that lost their lives exploring, supplying and surviving the maritime industry from the earliest years of this nation to the most recent.
The maps and charts form the core of our company, and it is what it means to be “History in Vogue” to celebrate these historic events and pay tribute to them in a way that gives them new and current life.
We are Still Proud to Be An American
Think of the footprints you leave behind, and know that every step you take in this fragile economy has a ripple effect. 
Buy American, buy locally, and buy handmade, where ever possible.

We do enjoy our sense of humor, and if we caught any of you off-guard, well….get used to it!

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Presidential appeal

Today is Presidents Day . The observance of the holiday was originally inspired by our nation’s first president, George Washington’s birthday. The holiday has historically been quite subjective in its observance. It is also accepted as a day in which to remember and honor multiple presidents.
Perhaps your favorite president is Ronald Reagan, whose birthday of February 6, 1911 seems a natural inclusion in this holiday as well for his historic contributions.
Ronald Reagan, our 40th president, was worthy of honor and remembrance for many reasons, not the least of which includes his survival of an assassination attempt and the end of the Cold War during his second 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 also feature the first-day-issue stamps and postmarks released by the USPS in recognition of our 40th president.
These have multiple appeal in the form of historic significance as well as the obvious reference to Reagan himself, the United States Navy, and of course, the ship herself.

The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) (33″ X 44″ dimensions) was produced for the officers, the sailors, the plank owners, the builders and for any parents who are just proud of their sons and daughters. 760 signed and numbered, limited pieces are barely enough for a continuing crew of 5000.
Thank you to the US Navy for providing the original photograph and the Navy Seal!
To do away with reflections, all pieces are glassless and sealed with non-yellowing lacquer and vinyls.

“Navy Up” comes from the term “Cowboy Up” which means to toughen up! The animation for this catchphrase was drawn by retired Disney artist Dave High of Simi Valley California.
The bucking stallion represents the forever cowboy in Ronald Reagan.

Links:
President’s Day – United in Service

Clandestine transaction


What was it
that was exchanged in an over-the-border, just-off-the-freeway parking lot in hushed, yet excited tones,  passed between vehicles in black plastic bags? 
Furtive glances about the general vicinity ensure that no one waits, not the elements nor other unknown quantities, to thwart this much-anticipated event…
Casual observers would think it something criminal for the intensity involved, the swiftness, the planning with which the exchange took place. Rest assured, however, NW Limited…History in VogueTM is completely legal, harmless, though habit-forming, in all states.
The levels of happiness, satisfaction and excitement it brings might need to be regulated, though.  It could get out of control, quickly. NW Limited…History in VogueTM is fully responsible for overwhelming giddiness, tears of joy, and emotional outpourings of affection!
Anyone care to start a petition? (didn’t think so.)
In answer to that first question (and congratulations to the lucky recipient):


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This set is a one-of-a-kind, custom set which features
American Motorcycle #31, Easy Rider variation paired with a custom-framed, matted and numbered 1/1 original, authentic autograph of the star of Easy Rider, Peter Fonda
One hell of a gift for a riding buddy! WOW!
You, too, can experience the WOW!, and arrange your own transaction to achieve the above effects.
Contact your pusher connection: bill@nwlimited.com or
phone 503-338-6056