Fishing for words?

If you’re in town for the 11th annual Fisher Poet’s Gathering, you might come on up to NW Limited…History in VogueTM and have a look at our newest offering of Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard, featuring a list of the lost fishing vessels from the region. We are just two minutes from downtown on the hillside overlooking the Columbia River. Call for your appointment: 503-338-6056
The commercial fishing industry is a dangerous one, and while many of the boats on the list went down without a life lost (and often thanks to the heroic United States Coast Guard), there will always be those vessel names associated with the sudden loss of peers.
The list of fishing vessels is featured on handmade paper, and printed using an antique letter press; giving a tactile depth to the dates and the names which are so evocative of a way of life on the edge.
This is just one aspect of this magnificent gathering of maritime history, one which encompasses the lives of those we lost while working on the sea, and the memories we all share as part of this community. 
The list of lost vessels in itself speaks volumes of the ultimate price paid for the living made on the sea.  Where words fail, all that is needed are the dates and the names…most of us know the rest.
Custom tributes within this run of 500 matted, framed charts are more than welcome, since each framed chart is hand-built and assembled right here in Astoria, Oregon.
Call or email Bill to see how we can immortalize your memories. 503-338-6056

Welcome to 2008

NW Limited…History in VogueTM has had a busy year in 2007.  We were at Sunday Market through monsoons and heat waves, 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 been expanded greatly this past year.

2007 saw the final phases of  “Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard” shipwreck chart.  The Beatles, the Jamestown, Virgina map (a celebration of the quadricentennial), Star Wars, Yoda, and Jimmy Stewart have joined the lineup also. Whew!
The Lewis & Clark maps, 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 continue to be extremely popular.  American Motorcycle just keeps getting better, and the USS Ronald Reagan is also still available for purchase.
2008, however, has brought the shipwreck chart full circle, and it is now complete, and ready to be presented to the public after four years of research and development.  The  lithographs 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 will be available very soon for purchase.  When framed, they will be an impressive 44″ X 22″ of unparalleled maritime history.  (click 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. 

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.  We always start with high-quality or rare images, and (in some instances) 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. 

(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!)