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Nadi v Piller, 1931

Nadi v Piller, 1931

It came, with only a minimum of delay, all the way from Italy.  As I wrote in my last outing, I was awaiting the arrival of an Ebay purchase.  This Ebay purchase:

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The Mirror of Sport, 1922

The Mirror of Sport, 1922

I don’t seem to be able to escape the gravitational pull of Aldo Nadi.  Every time I think, “Ok, I don’t need to buy another bit of Aldo Nadi memorabilia”, I find something irresistible and I can’t help myself.

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My Idea of Treasure

My Idea of Treasure

My treasure hunting has been refined to a sharper focus that has proven no less fortunate to me than those who find spectacular Saxon hoards in Middlesex with a $60 metal detector.

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Land of the Lost Trophy

Land of the Lost Trophy

I’ve been perusing the pages of “The California Fencer”, later just “The Fencer”, a West Coast publication that circulated for a few years following WW2 and prior to the start of the national American Fencer magazine.

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What’s the Rumpus?

What’s the Rumpus?

There’s been a bit of hiatus around here.  Perhaps you’re one who noticed.  I’m sure someone must have.  The overriding catchall reason for the long layoff since our last story is all about how much effort it takes to make a feature documentary.  “What?” I hear you...

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Flea Market, Budapest Style

Flea Market, Budapest Style

While visiting Budapest this past summer to record interviews with a number of people for our forthcoming documentary on fencing great George Piller, we made one very interesting trip to a popular flea market in the southeast of the city, the Ecseri Flea Market.

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Unforgettable: Jan Romary

Unforgettable: Jan Romary

Janice Lee York Romary was the US National Foil Champion ten times in a span of 18 years from the first win to the last. She represented the United States at the Olympic Games a then-record six times.

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