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Auctions, Images, Press Releases and Other Stuff

This post is going to be in several parts. First off some good links for you to follow up, then a bit about yesterday’s auction, then an account of an evening’s bridge, then today, all interleaved with some pictures. 521 more words

19th Century Rajasthan Painted Hide Shield - Part 1

It’s a shame I didn’t start this blog about 6 weeks ago when I got this beautiful painted hide shield from India.  While there were some minor losses to the paint – maybe 5% loss at most – the colours and detail were astounding. 1,152 more words


Long and Loyal Service

Back in Victorian times, the Loyal Volunteers were ready to serve their country as armed soldiers if need arose. They practised regularly and certainly had skills as marksmen. 123 more words