John Haley Bellamy’s iconic style of carving eagles became so well known that they soon were labeled the “Bellamy Eagle.” They were highly prized for their quality and attention to detail. Bellamy’s eagles were intricately carved in a stylistic manner, to show each individual feather and crease. Even after the height of his career, the Bellamy style continued to be carved as a popular way to depict eagle decor.
Hundreds of thousands of men risked their lives to support the war efforts in both world wars. Yet, what was a woman’s role in all of this? With men gone off to fight, the women and the children that stayed back were often left to fend for themselves, and for the country that their family members swore to protect. Rather than sit and wait, women took up important roles during World Wars I and II.
The James Bond series was written by British author Ian Fleming during the middle of the 20th century. Ever since the first release of Casino Royale, the franchise has been exceedingly successful with adaptations for television, film, radio, and games. Here, we delve deeper into Fleming's Bond and showcase newly available first edition books from the popular spy series.
Tough and rugged leather has been a fashion choice for centuries. This martial of our ancestors is used in clothes, shoes, and other decorative accessories. While it’s commonly tough as nails, leather is in fact skin and needs to be cared for as such. So, it’s crucial to practice consistent leather care to keep your leather goods looking like new, or the rugged used-but-not-too-used look that you’re aiming for. Here, we give some of our tips for quality leather care!