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Linda Stamberger

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Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

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Lang Antiques

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Atlanta Painting Service The Painting Company Encourages Atlanta Homeowners to Seal Garage Floors -

Atlanta Painting Service The Painting Company Encourages Atlanta Homeowners to Seal Garage Floors -

    ATLANTA, GA, May 29, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Atlanta painting contractors at The Painting Company encourage Atlanta homeowners to seal porous concrete garage floors.

"When we use our garages day in and out, they can become very dirty," explains Chris Camp, owner of Atlanta painting service The Painting Company. "Oil and fluid leaks combine with exhaust fumes and road filth to make our garages less than pristine. And when your garage floor isn't properly sealed, trying to clean that accumulated grime out can be a nightmare. The Painting Company and I strongly recommend having your garage floors sealed for this reason."

Garage floor epoxy Atlanta experts The Painting Company offer full epoxy sealing for any concrete flooring that needs it. Garages are especially important to epoxy seal in order to keep automobile fluids, grime, and fumes from causing permanent disfiguring stains. Because we use our garages for more than just storing our cars, an epoxy floor coating can also help with any cleanup you might need to do, from project debris to oil and antifreeze spills.

Atlanta painters The Painting Company offer a wide selection of colored epoxies and can even create a granite finish for your Atlanta garage floor epoxy sealing. Even previous stains can be disguised or covered by The Painting Company's Atlanta painting contractors, so there is no excuse not to have your garage floor sealed.

To learn more about the garage floor epoxy services and the Atlanta house painting services The Painting Company offers, please visit their website at

About The Painting Company

The Painting Company is an award-winning, full service painting company specializing in home improvements for residential homeowners and commercial businesses. A BBB accredited business, The Painting Company offers quality products and courteous, professional service to clients in Atlanta, GA, and the surrounding metro area.

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All Clocks Repaired Brings a Businessman with Old Fashioned Charm to Rochester Hills - Emailwire
(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 29, 2012 ) Rochester Hills All Clocks Repaired is local family owned company that has been in the business over 40 years. Owner, Fred Bartholomew, began his training in the early 70s and worked as an associate of Raymond Weil, one of the foremost clock and watch repair men in the world.

When it comes to clock repair, Fred has stayed current on modern technology while also specializing in handling the most intricate antique designs. No clock is too challenging for the expert also known in the area as Mr. Clock Repair ( Fred can repair any timepiece, from small pocket watches to the big grandfather clocks which must be handled with care.

No matter how quickly time passes, clocks repaired by All Clocks Repaired will reflect an accurate and precise time. With technology quickly advancing, Fred has no problem keeping up, but when it comes to customer relations, old-fashioned service is timeless. Why try to change or improve something that has worked since the beginning of time? said Bartholomew. I dont rely on an answering service or automated telephone attendant. I answer most calls as they come in and return calls as soon as possible if a customer should be greeted by voicemail.

One clock repair customer said, when I think of quality old fashioned service and great workmanship, I think of Fred Bartholomew, Mr. Clock Repair. Mark Maupin, founder of National Real Estate Network.

Mr. Bartholomew has a wealth of experience in repairing and restoring all types of clocks, including antiques and modern. Mark said, I had the opportunity to observe Fred while he worked on some amazingly beautiful French clocks, which he handled with expert care. Fred also works on grandfather clocks, wall, mantle, 400 day and so many others. He can handle the most intricate and delicate parts of the movements that an Atmos clock requires.

Mr. Fred Bartholomews goal is customer satisfaction, and he delivers. He gets referrals from the Howard Miller corporate office for clock set up, annual servicing, and any other specialty repairs that are needed. He is a professional that can handle from the simple repair to the most elaborate. He specializes in repairing all types of clocks, including Howard Miller/Ridgeway, Sligh, Seth Thomas, Colonial, Atmos, Ridgeway, Howard Miller, Herschede, Chelsea, Bulova, Boston, Grandfather, Wall, Mantle, Mantel, 400-Day, Anniversary, Battery, Electric, Tower, French, English, German, Swiss, American One Day, Eight Day, 1000 Day, 31 Day, Time Peace, Antique, Modern, Cuckoo, Battery, Grandfather, Atmos, Wall, One-Day, Eight-Day, 30-Day, And 400-Day. Visit to learn more.

About All Clocks Repaired: Fred Bartholomew began his formal clock repair training in 1971 at the Seth Thomas repair center in Dallas, Texas. He became a craftsman for the company that began in 1917. Fred has also worked as an associate of Raymond Weil who is considered to be one of the foremost clock and watch repair men in the world. From pocket watches and antique time pieces to grandfather clocks, all clock repair service is handled professionally with close attention to detail to keep time moving forward, accurately and precisely.

All Clocks Repaired
155 Henrietta
Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: 248-988-6509

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Painting over history in Tahrir Square -

Toronto, Canada - In Cairo's Tahrir Square, ground zero of the democratic uprising which overthrew the brutal 42-year dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak, the history of the 2011 revolution is literally drawn on the walls. Down Mohamed Mahmoud Street, along the sides of the American University of Cairo (AUC) compound and all around the Square there are stunning and oft-emotional testaments to the historic events which led to the fall of the Mubarak regime and which galvanised the attention of the world.

Pharaohnic imagery, written messages of inspiration, artistic depictions of soldiers, politicians, protestors and the ordinary Egyptians from all walks of life who came into the streets to finally lift the heavy weight of dictatorship from their nation - all these are painted on the walls around Tahrir in recognition of the transcendent events which took place there only so recently. In addition, what are painted are tributes to those young and old who gave their lives to the cause of bringing freedom to Egypt. Depictions of the martyrs of Tahrir Square with angel wings and words of commemoration adorn the walls, and it is these historic images, among others, that the Egyptian military came this week to wipe away.

'They want us to forget'

On an early Monday morning a work crew commissioned by the Egyptian government began covering the revolutionary murals in Tahrir with white paint, in what seemed to many to be a calculated and deliberate effort to erase the living history of the 2011 revolution. They succeeded in covering over the paintings on the front wall of the American University of Cairo compound facing Qasr Al-Ainy Street, as well as the corner directly facing the square which had previously displayed the iconic image of Hosni Mubarak as half-politician half-general, painted by the legendary Egyptian street artist Omar Fahmy.

As they continued their work and began to paint over the long stretch of artwork on Mohamed Mahmoud Street, a group of passing students, shocked by what they were witnessing, prevented them from continuing. Ahmed Kamel, 19, was among those who stopped the painters.

"We did not use any violence to make them stop, we just told them that they can not do this and we will not let them keep painting."

Uncensored street art

The painters were ordinary contractors hired by the government to do a job, not politically motivated in their work but simply among those of the millions of Cairenes trying to eke out an existence in the sprawling North African megacity. They left quietly and without incident, leaving behind them some whitewashed revolutionary artwork and a growing crowd of youths who had come to survey what had been lost and to stand guard over the walls of paintings which remained.

Since the first days of the revolution Egyptians have found their democratic voice through impromptu street art in Cairo and beyond. Denunciations of the corrupt military dictatorship as well as illustrations of their own aspirations for freedom and self-determination have taken graphic form on city walls from Cairo to Alexandria to Suez. This week's effort by the SCAF to destroy the most prominent and visceral of these displays was not the first attempt to wipe out revolutionary street art. In other urban centres across Egypt, graffiti murals have been defaced and destroyed and their creators imprisoned. Mohammed Fahmy, who goes by the name Ganzeer, is among those who have been detained by the military for his work.

"I chose graffiti over other types of artistic expression because there was a need for alternative media... Uncensored street art is the only way we can tell our story."

Far from the stereotypical portrayal of graffiti as vandalism; in a closed and repressive society such as Mubarak's Egypt it often constituted the only uncorrupted means of personal and communal expression. The revolution was widely seen by Egyptians, especially the youth, as a time of upheaval and inspiration in which an entirely new world suddenly seemed attainable, and the graffiti produced in its wake reflected the transcendence of this vision. Existentialist depictions of masked protesters dancing with ballerinas amid tear gas being fired in the square, Pharoahnic montages depicting the role played by women during the uprising and graphic exhortations towards all strata of society to bring social justice to Egypt; all these were painted and remain on the walls around Tahrir as testament to the herculean energy which was brought forth by the Egyptian people during their revolution.

For Karim Usef, 25, the paintings adorning Tahrir Square and throughout Cairo are not only political but deeply personal. Karim, a soft spoken young man who holds a degree in social work but has been unable to find steady work for the past two years was actively involved in the protests against the Mubarak regime from their early days. Walking through Tahrir and the surrounding streets of downtown Cairo, he points to many spray-painted tributes commemorating his friend Ramy Sharkawi, a 28-year old graphic designer who had joined the protests and was shot to death by armed men hired by the regime to attack pro-democracy protesters.

"When he was alive I would see him every day in the Square, but after he died I would see him in my mind everywhere."

Remembering martyrs

He had been shot in the side and chest and died there in Tahrir. After his death his close friends and those who had come to know him in the protest movement held a birthday party for him in the Square. Karim and others spray painted his smiling image in stencil along many of the walls of surrounding buildings, including those of the AUC which the government had this week attempted to paint over.

"We celebrated his birthday right there in the Square, we wanted him to be remembered for what he did for us."

Ramy's death would not be the last which Karim witnessed - days later while standing in the centre of the Square, he watched another young fellow protester die in front of his eyes, struck in the head by a bullet fired by a government sniper from the adjacent Mogamma government building.

"He was standing only a few metres away from me when he was shot, I watched him die as people tried to help him... I will never forget this as long as I live."

For Karim, the graffiti painted on the AUC walls and elsewhere in memory of Ramy and the others who died serves as a reminder and testament to the cost that was paid to overthrow Egypt's dictatorship, as well as a tribute to his friends whose young lives were violently cut short by the military regime. To this day he cannot bring himself to walk through the centre of the Square, the memories of what took place there being too much for him to bear.

'We will never forget'

After halting the work of the government painters, the crowd of youths surveyed the destruction of their revolutionary artwork. Two entire walls had been covered in white and a third partially as well, but luckily they had arrived in time to preserve the majority of the paintings. As crowds of fellow student activists as well as onlookers and journalists came to view the scene, several young men earnestly began the work of painting the walls once again. Asked whether he thought the government would again try to destroy their work, Ahmed Kamel said, "They will come but it doesn't matter. If we have to we will paint again and again." 

As the crowds grew so too came officials from the SCAF, screaming at the activists and at gathered reporters to disperse from the scene and to cease repainting the walls. Across the street, police operatives took photos of all those on the corner.

"They are angry because it makes them look bad, they want us to forget what happened." Kamel said.

As the scene grew more tense and as the government officials grew more hysterical and threatening in their anger, some activists tried to form a cordon while one young man continued to paint - a depiction of an Egyptian general as a grim reaper atop a pile of skulls. With chaos seemingly building around him he continued to work, focused on his painting alone as though he was the only one in the Square.

As minutes turned into hours and day into night, and as the SCAF left, frustrated in their attempts to paint clean the walls, the crowd brought him more supplies and he continued to paint back over the whitewash the government had made of the revolutionary graffiti. By the end of the night there were more paintings back on the walls, including one of Khaled Said; the first martyr whose death had sparked the revolution. Like him and all those who died for the cause afterwards, their sacrifice has not been forgotten by their fellow Egyptians despite the best effort of the SCAF to whitewash his death both from memory and from the walls of Egyptian city streets.

On every blank canvas is painted and repainted from memory a tribute to him and the others who paid the ultimate price, as well as to the incredible events which changed the country forever and made freedom at last seem attainable in Egypt. No attempt at whitewashing by the government seems able to wipe away the collective memory of the Egyptian people, a memory which continues to manifest itself time and again in artistry on the streets where the battles of the revolution were fought and won.

"We will never forget these things," said Karim.

Murtaza Hussain is a Toronto-based writer and analyst focused on issues related to Middle Eastern politics and the "Global War on Terror".

The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera's editorial policy.


South Africa: Drop Art Court Challenge - FXI -

Johannesburg — The ANC should drop its court challenge to ban the controversial painting "The Spear", the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) said on Tuesday.

It said it recognised that the painting had caused much hurt and offence to a large number of people in the country.

The ANC also had the right to mobilise its constituency to publicly protest and show its disapproval at the display of the image.

"But we cannot support calls for the banning of artwork, nor threats to the artist and gallery, nor any attempt to narrow the space artists have to do their work freely and critically," FXI spokesman Anton Harber said in a statement.

The painting by artist Brett Murray was part of his "Hail to the Thief II" exhibition on show at the Goodman Gallery in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

The painting was defaced a week ago and was removed from the exhibition.

The ANC and its affiliate organisations marched on the gallery on Tuesday to demand that the work be removed from the gallery's website and that it publicly apologise for displaying the work.

The ANC had called for a boycott of City Press newspaper for publishing a picture of the painting and for displaying it on its website. The boycott was called off after the newspaper removed the image and apologised.

Harber said the institute decried the fact that City Press was targeted in the debacle over the painting, as the newspaper had a "very crucial right to report on the exhibition and painting in question".

The FXI condemned threats of violence directed at the newspaper's Editor-in-Chief Ferial Haffajee and her staff.

"The City Press was a messenger in this instance. While readers are entitled to choose to buy or boycott a newspaper, a call to withdraw government advertising is a call to break the law governing government expenditure, which obliges it to be used in a neutral and cost-effective way and make it an offence to use it as a political weapon."

Harber said the ANC should desist from demanding an apology from the newspaper, as it was performing its duty of informing its readers about what has turned out to be an art exhibition of great public interest.

"The right to protest and the right to express unpopular opinions or produce unpopular and even offensive art are both freedoms of expression that we defend."

This was a healthier route to nation building than resorting to the courts and emerging as winners or losers over rights that should be enjoyed by all, said Harber.


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