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1936 Berlin Olympic Games Silver Medal

Here’s the latest installment of American Chimera’s e-archeology project of digging up old Manion’s International Auction House listings I wrote in the early 2000’s, in an effort to…

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Gathering the Eagles, Marching to Glory

(Originally published in Trendline Magazine, January 2001; updated April 2015) Philosopher Immanuel Kant once called music the “quickening art,” because nothing stirs the emotions more effectively than a…

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Saddled With Insignia: Shabraque Badges

The world of collectibles is full of rare and unique items, as every serious collector knows. Finding these items is the “spice” of collecting – those inspired little moments of satisfaction…

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Out From Obscurity

(Reprinted from Trendline Magazine, February 2000, updated April 2015) Though there will always be mysterious theater-made pieces of clothing, insignia, and equipment emerging from any war, it is especially gratifying to…

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