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A Wine Lovers Perfect Gift | The Antique Silver Corkscrew | Milwee Antique Silver | Historic Georgetown

A Wine Lovers Perfect Gift | The Antique Silver Corkscrew | Milwee Antique Silver | Historic Georgetown

The Perfect Gift for a Wine Lover Gifting an Equestrian Wine Drinker? Ahh, the antique silver fox corkscrew!   Allow us to produce a fabulously brilliant Silver Fox Corkscrew.     Frank Milwee Antiques | Specializing in Antique Silver 2912 M Street, NorthwestWashington, District of Columbia 20007 +1.202.333.4811 Georgetown Silver Antique Dealer Frank Milwee Offering the Corkscrew Collector a Refreshing Twist by Joseph L'Africain © originally published in Wine Spectator Magazine  When asked how many corkscrews he has in his Washington, D.C., antique shop, Frank Milwee momentarily draws a blank. "Hundreds, unduplicated; hundreds and hundreds," he guesses.  This comes as no surprise, considering that his shop overflows...

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Queen Elizabeth and her Mascots

Queen Elizabeth and her Mascots

The Queen seems to have someone mount a very special type of ornament on the hood of the car. It’s not even fitted in the front part of the hood, as was customary with older models of Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce or Jaguar, but in the centre of the hood.The Queen and the Royal Family have an obsession with car hood ornaments called car mascots.  Each and every one of them has been obtained from our foundry in England called Louis LeJeune.The foundry was set up in 1910, when it went by a slightly different name, AE Lejeune (AEL). In 1933, it was...

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The Elegant Guest Book | U.S. Mission to the United Nations

The Elegant Guest Book | U.S. Mission to the United Nations

Classic, Traditional, Heirloom Quality Leather Goods and Books Handmade in England by Charing Cross STUDIO BURKE DC | 1619 K Street, NW | Washington, DC | 1.202.331.4224 | Enquiries@StudioBurkeDC.com"

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Flag Code regarding the Flag Pole or Flag Pole Toppings?

Flag Code regarding the Flag Pole or Flag Pole Toppings?

Are there any specifications regarding the flag pole or flag pole toppings?   The Flag Code is silent in regard to the makeup, size, and structure of the flagpole. The flagstaff topping ornaments are also not subject to any restrictions under the code. As with many of the traditions and customs associated with the display of the flag, the standard flagstaff topping ornaments in common use come from the assortment allowed by military regulations. These include the eagle, acorn, gilt lance, ball, gilt star (Navy), spear, or flat truck (Navy). Most commonly used and encountered is the eagle. STUDIO BURKE...

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The Classic Blue Blazer from Benson and Clegg

The Classic Blue Blazer from Benson and Clegg

“WE HAVE A LONG ASSOCIATION WITH THE BLAZER, AND IT’S IMPORTANT TO ME THAT WE DRAW UPON OUR HERITAGE AS BLAZER EXPERTS AND BESPOKE TAILORS FOR INSPIRATION, WHILE REMAINING TRUE TO THE GARMENT’S UNIQUE ORIGIN.” MARK GORDON - MANAGING DIRECTOR, BENSON & CLEGG  AN ICON OF STYLE It is a rare thing in the often fleeting world of fashion, for a garment to endure as impressively as the navy blazer. Yet here we are, over a century after its appearance, celebrating a true icon of men’s tailoring. Don’t call it a comeback though, because it simply never went away. Since...

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