Just In: USS Rochester ship newspaper 1930-1933

Aug 13, 2015

We found an extraordinary five-volume bound set of the official newspaper of the United States Ship “The Rochester” that span from Aug. 23, 1930 to March 25, 1933. The collection was originally compiled by the ship newspaper’s editor, W.H. Humphrey, whose family we have been working with. There are three volumes of “The Rocky” bound in green boards and two in brown. Some issues are duplicates but the set of five tells the full story of the lives of the men and the mission of the ship. This is truly an exceptional find that should be of tremendous interest to military collectors, historians, descendants of the U.S.S. Rochester and anyone with a love for the U.S. Navy. We have thoroughly enjoyed reading the set and are now making them available for others to love....

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Find your collecting groove at Arlington estate sale

Jul 13, 2015

Collectors of all stripes can find your collecting groove at our Arlington estate sale on July 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  at 4020 25th Street North, Arlington VA.  The people who lived in this home for decades were passionate people who believed in building large collections — and it’s all priced to entice! You will find more than 1,200 records, several hundred pieces of sheet music, probably more than 1,000 books, hundreds of cat figurines, hundreds of elephant figurines, many pounds of vintage jewelry, countless pieces of china, more than 125 porcelain and ceramic figurines by Royal Doulton and others, 500 CDs, more than 50 vintage comic books, stacks of vintage magazine advertisements, perfume bottles, vintage ladies’ hats and so much more. (See hundreds Arlington estate sale photos.) The house is also filled...

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Please your eyes at Potomac estate sale June 13-14

Jun 1, 2015

Our next big estate sale on June 13-14 at 9604 Sotweed Drive in Potomac, Maryland will provide all kinds of pleasure for your eyes – and chances to pump up your muscles, too. This humongous home is brimming with a wide array of fine art from oil on canvas paintings to art glass and countless other signed pieces of eye candy. It also houses an impressive home gym that compliments a collection of sports gear and memorabilia. Love Asian art? Potomac has it. Love Mid-Century Modern? Covered. Fine jewelry including gold, silver and high quality watches? Of course. And don’t forget the tools and hardware. There’s a mini Home Depot in the basement. Wrap that all up with a fascinating mix of collectibles, kitchenware, rugs, vintage cameras, clocks, books, records and a smattering of...

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Bon voyage on the S.S. Great Northern in 1916

Apr 27, 2015

Relive the glamour of old-fashioned steamship travel with this colorful passenger list from the S.S. Great Northern, a ship of the Great Northern Pacific Steamship Company. Now in our Orion’s Attic eBay store (Historical Memorabilia section), the passenger list unfolds into a panoramic view of luxury travel at its finest. Lounge in the sun or cut a rug on the dancing deck. Listen to sweet melodies in the music room. Spend an afternoon on the beach at Waikiki. This passenger list was for Voyage No. 4, which left Honolulu on February 4, 1916 and arrived in San Francisco on Feb. 9, 1916. What makes our latest piece of historical ephemera so great is the typed note that is hand-signed. It was written to Miss M. Miller in care of The City Hall, Kansas City, Missouri....

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