BRITISH HISTORICAL PERIODS

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ENGLISH HISTORICAL PERIODS Anglo-Saxon period (927–1066) Norman period (1066–1154) Plantagenet period (1154–1485) Tudor period (1485–1603) Elizabethan era (1558–1603) Stuart period (1603–1714) Jacobean era (1603–1625) Caroline era (1625–1649) The Interregnum (1649–1660) Restoration era (1660–1800) Georgian era (1714–1830) Victorian era (1837–1901) Edwardian era (1901–1910) World War I (1914–1918) Interwar Period (1918–1939) World War II (1939–1945) Modern Britain 1945-Present Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/english-regency#ixzz1sy6mKynA

Cakes, Donations, and Giclées?

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Giclée (French): Pronounced zhee-clay, was an invented term created to identify the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. Jack Duganne, a printmaker working in the field, coined the term in 1991 to represent any inkjet-based digital print used as fine art. RE: Wikipedia. What are they worth? Well,… Read more »

Magazine Antiques: Portrait Miniatures

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In the Magazine Antiques, April 2009 issue, there is an excellent article by Elle Shushan, Portrait Miniatures in the New Republic.  Portrait miniatures are very small paintings on ivory, vellum, or porcelain. They are usually oval or rectilinear in shape and are small enough to fit in one’s pocket. In the 18th and 19th centuries,… Read more »

Is a Taxmageddon tsunami coming?

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Is a Taxmageddon tsunami coming? Unless Congress does something before the end of this year, YES! And it will be an actual out of pocket cost to all Americans totaling $500 billion. If you think money is tight now…. You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. Higher taxes are coming to your neighborhood, soon! So, do we really… Read more »

Virginia Festival of the Book: Charlottesville 21-25 MARCH 2012

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Virginia Festival of the Book is a congress of authors, publishers, sellers, and collectors that gather in Charlottesville, Virginia, annually to promote their respective interests. Many authors do readings followed by book-signings and question & answer sessions. Writers fly in from all over the country, and some local celebrities, like John Grisham, hop into their… Read more »

Book Condition

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Grading the Condition of Collectible Books: As New: A book that appears just as it came from the publisher, without blemish or flaw. The dust jacket (DJ) if issued with the book is perfect, without blemish or flaw. “As New” books has never been read. Fine: Book approaches “As New” but is not as crisp and tight… Read more »

Book Sizes

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The Size Nomenclature of Books: 4to – A book that is up to 12″ tall. See Quarto. 8vo – A book that is up to 9 ¾” tall. See Octavo. 12mo – A book that is up to 7 ¾” tall. See Duodecimo. 16mo – A book that is up to 6 ¾” tall. See Sextodecimo. 24mo – A book… Read more »

DEADBEATS: Virginia Small Claims Court

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Small Claim Court Procedures in Virginia. JAN 16th 2012, RE: http://www.courts.state.va.us/resources/small_claims_court_procedures.pdf . Don’t let deadbeats get away with thievery. No matter how small the amount, a thief is a thief. Go after them. Make them pay what is owed plus legal fees, Court costs, interest, their time, and public embarrassment.