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Published on June 5, 2010, by in Uncategorized.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A collection of curiosities. Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign War medal of a Chief’s profile, Ancient Peruvian merit medal first prize, A vintage compass made in France, 1959  1st place long jump medal from Surrey, “Ride ‘em cowboy” Fob, Byer Transportation return key fob. Some things are connected and some are not.

 
 
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Published on May 24, 2010, by in Uncategorized.

A relic from Peru (1) is both timeless and new.

This Belgian nouveau medal (2) is cause for celebration…

as is the Belgian piece commissioned by Prince Albert for efforts in the Congo created (1909) in commemoration (3/4).

The Yellowood trail is remembered with a buck (5).

First Prize is a stellar affair with this Peuruvian treasure (6) for merit rather than luck.

A reminder of the 1939 Golden Gate Exposition (7/8) causes one to reflect on the beginnings of Treasure Island.

Found in Monterey, this jackknife (9) must have been one memorable dive…

As was the Peruvian student honored in this silver prize (10).

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Published on April 6, 2010, by in Uncategorized.

A custom cow from Belgium. A chief found in Chicago, a birthday gift to myself! Finally, “show”ing off in Oakland with new displays…

 
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Published on March 30, 2010, by in Uncategorized.

A turn of the century compass will guide us to a many an adventure. The second medal honors the Uruguay France School for the orphans of World War I with a timeless image of a young girl sewing by the famed French medal maker Pautot. A Early twentieth century  Bronze Royal Scots Fusiliers King’s crown

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Published on March 3, 2010, by in Uncategorized.

Some medals commemorate A day in the ring ~ Others a day on the shore ~ A key to a door ~ A rooster for pride and for conduct like never before…

 
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Published on March 2, 2010, by in Uncategorized.

A vintage girl scout compass has led me to many odd finds including a beautiful new book from the Sebastopol flea market! An old friend has come to model a vintage Revolver Association medal. Loads of hunting and gun medals are making their way out of my collection.  Of peculiar interest is the Napa Rifle

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Published on February 7, 2010, by in Uncategorized.

The first series of Archery inspired pieces were made as a Valentine’s theme of work. This beautiful equestrian medal was found in Paris. The silver mother medal was awarded in celebration of motherhood and was granted by the French Minister of the Interior for successfully raising large families. The starburst Al Merito medal is from

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Published on February 2, 2010, by in Uncategorized.

Please feel free to contact me if anything on my blog ever catches your eye… or visit me at my next show this Saturday February 2nd at La Dolce Vita Winebar 151 South Petaluma Blvd in theatre square from 2-5 p.m. For more information please visit my Upcoming Shows page.