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Friday, November 30, 2012

War Of 1812 British Royal Artillery Button

As some of you know, this year marks the 200th Anniversary of the War Of 1812. In honor of the Bicentennial, I have been posting various videos pertaining to the conflict. Today, I am showing a button. It is from the British side and is specifically a Royal Artillery button. Close-up shots are included in the video. The button is missing the shank.


The url for the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPftiNfD_64

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

There Are Only 20 People From The 1800s Left In The World (As Of The Beginning Of November 2012)


If the video above does not embed properly, here is the url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFZlLz7vvTQ

Today is November 29, 2012. As some of you will recall, back in April of this year, I posted a video tribute in honor of the Final 25 living and verified human beings from the nineteenth century. At the start of this month, there were 20 surviving nineteenth century citizens remaining. While looking at the chart on http://grg.org/Adams/E.HTM, I noticed there were six people from the 1800s who had passed on while the total number of surviving people born in the 1800s was 20. I believe this is due to someone whose age was verified after the Final 25 list was established. The names of the six people who had passed away from April until the beginning of November are Ine Atarashiya (from Japan), Marie-Therese Bardet (of France), Emelie Weil (of the United States), Takeno Fujita (of Japan), Kame Takamiyagi (of Japan) and Kame Nakamura (of Japan). The individuals who comprised the top three oldest super-centenarians when I posted my Final 25 video in April are still living and they are Besse Cooper (of the United States), Dina Manfredini (of the United States although she was born in Italy) and Jiroemon Kimura (of Japan). I wish these remaining individuals of this very exclusive club of the 1800s well.

I know that two more people passed away this month (November 2012). I want to keep the tribute videos in blocks of five. I will reference their names in my next video.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hand-Crafted Wooden House And Wooden Tree Imported From Germany

I have two very nice items to show you today. I like them so much I figured I would blog about them.

Last year I went to the Cannstatter Volksfest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the event, I picked up a wooden house and wooden tree ... both German made. The house is made by Drechslerei Tilo Kempf and incense was included. The incense will not only provide a certain aroma, it also allows the effect of smoke leaving the chimney. The house and tree are very well done. The following photos show the two items from various angles ...

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Here I am holding the two hand-made souvenirs.
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I recorded a video too:

Here is the url in case the video does not embed properly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWoxnSZK4YU


Note: The photographs and the video are from August 10, 2012. I just got around to posting them now. These kinds of items will be seen at Christkndlmarkts and Weihnachtsmarkts all over the world at this time so it is fitting that I waited this long to post this material. They can be used in a German Christmas display or displayed all year 'round!

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