Friday, June 28, 2013
Unopened boxes of cartridge ammunition and other artifacts from the WWI or earlier era were recently found in possession of a local family whose ancestors probably participated in the Great War. Especially attractive was a Frankford Arsenal cartridge belt, which is shown and described on the Vicksburg's Treasures website. The cartridges shown here are the Remington .41 Short and a 10MM (10.4MM) cartridge (dated April 4, 1892) apparently designed for an early European rifle.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The Westside Theater Foundation (WTF) has made significant progress in the renovation of the old Strand Theater, which is a part of the Adolph Rose building (in which Adolph Rose Antiques is located). The theater opened in the 1930s and closed in the 1960s. The foundation presents live plays and many foreign and domestic films in the beautifully revamped facility, which has seating for over one hundred. Ask for a tour when you visit the antique shop; if someone from the shop or rhe WTF are available, we'll show you the progress. You'll be impressed!
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Picture sleeves for 45 RPM records had a way of disappearing or self-destructing when they were issued years ago with the records within. Collectors now value the sleeves - especially those in mint condition - as highly as the records themselves. In fact, many sleeves sell for prices higher than the records they once contained. We have a few - second floor - if you find yourself in need of a cover for that valuable record you've added to your collection.