Sunday, January 29, 2017

A New Coin for Virginia Confederates.

I got a new coin to reproduce, this one is for VA Confederates ---

Virtus- Spear Up !
The seal,( Of Virginia) designed by George Wythe, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was first adopted in 1776.  ***
The state's seal was placed on the flag at the start of America's Civil War in 1861.

I'm making some of them in a Soft Silver color.
They will tend to Blend in with most grave stones.

I'm also trying gold --

The original on the left cost $17.00 I'll sell my copies for $1.00

I've been making coins to place on Confederate Veterans 
Graves for some time now,
I'm really happy with my latest batch 

( Copper spray paint works magic)


It's a shame that in 1930 the Image was officially modified to the Spear Down design !

This is the Proper Image --

Pre-Yankee Occupation Virtus was in her full suit of armor with the tyrant supine.
The spear up represents Virtus ready to attack again.

After the war, occupying forces exposed her breast, and had her weapon placed down to indicate that she admitted defeat to the union, and that she wouldn't take up Arms against the Federal Govt again.

Thanks to Donald Caul for help with this information !

*** Fred Taylor offers more information --
The flag actually pre-dates the start of the War, as the seal was first placed on a blue field/flag by Virginia Governor John Floyd, who served from 1830-34. It was to mirror what is known as the Burnet Flag that traces its history to the Republic of West Florida (1810), then the Republic of Texas (1836)... aka the Bonnie Blue Flag, simply replacing the single star with the Virginia seal. However, it was first made the "official" flag and adopted by the Virginia secession convention in April of 1861.

Thank you Fred !!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Flag #26, 168 Battle Flag Raising Pictures.

Well Flag #26 is up and flying proud in Great Bridge,
(Chesapeake VA)

Video (part of it ) HERE !

Flag Prep !

I placed a Remember coin !

Early Arrivals !

Waiting for the moment !

Jean Spencer

John Sharrett

Guess Who ?

Firing the Salute !

Flying Proud !

Dog Gone That's Pretty !

This view is from across the Toll Road.

Not as large as some, but just as beautiful and highly visible !

Good Job Everyone !

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


While editing my last post I was all thumbs and Deleted it !

I was adding additional research on Stamped Pennies.

Like this one ---

I got a number of comments and was SWAMPED with requests.

After all if you can do this --

How can it be illegal to stamp one ?

But I have to be careful  don't want to get Uncle Sam on my Back.

I had a friend send me this link --

They openly sell Stamped Pennies like these

 --Personalized 1 Year Anniversary Key Chain/ Hand Stamped Penny/ 2016 Couple Gift/ Wedding /1 Year Anniversary/ Gift for Her Gift For Him   Personalized Penny Keychain, Couples Keychain, Lucky Penny, Anniversary Gift, Husband Wife Key Chain, Boyfriend Girlfriend Gift, Customized

Hand stamped 2016 lucky penny charm  with small shamrock stamp Penny for Your Shoe - Wedding Penny - Personalized Penny Charm

I did contact an attorney for advice.

So for now I'm on hold !

  We all know anything Confederate,

 is subject to a different set of rules !



Specifically, Section 331 of Title 18 of the United States code provides criminal penalties for anyone who “fraudulently alters, defaces, mutilates impairs, diminishes, falsifies, scales, or lightens any of the coins coined at the Mints of the United States.”
This statute means that one may be violating the law if the appearance of the coin is changed and represented to be other than the altered coin that it is with the intent of fraud.
 As a matter of policy, the U.S. Mint does not promote coloring, plating or altering U.S. coinage, however, there are no sanctions against such activity unless the intent is to be fraudulent.

Hmmmmmm ?


Found on E-Bay
click HERE

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Been There, Done That / Got the T- Shirt

Roadside rebel flag violates zoning ordinance.

Story HERE !

Yep this ain't the first time the issue has been raised.
I remember when the first roadside flag went up along I-95 in Chester.
The VDOT right of way issue was raised, as were claims of
"Disturbing Confederate Burial Grounds"
Same old Same Old, nothing new.

I myself had a complaint when I put up my Monument -
The local paper made mention of it
My blog post is Here !

I still have a copy --

Yep put up anything "Confederate" and somebody is gonna gripe about it !

As for the Flag in Lexington, the land owner says

"Brian Rowsey, who runs the 60 West Pawn Shop where the flag is located just north of city limits, vowed Tuesday: “That flag is not coming down.”

Well we shall see, Eddie Inman said it best --

"Worse thing that happens is the pole gets moved a few feet. Flag will just as visible."

And another Flag is coming in Chesapeake VA, 
Gotta be there for that !

"OH Yea Life goes on" --


Victory in Charlottesville!

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The motion failed on a 2-2 vote, with Bellamy and Szakos voting to move the monument, Galvin and Mayor Signer voting to keep it in place, and Fenwick abstaining.

This decision will save the citizens of Charlottesville millions in wasted legal fees. Lawyers were standing by with injunctions and law suits, ready to file should Bellamy's motion have passed. City Councillors knew this and opinions from their own City Attorney and the Commonwealth's Attorney General confirmed that moving the monuments would have violated state law.

Now that the monument matter is settled, the Va Flaggers call on Wes Bellamy to resign immediately. It is obvious that he does not have the support of his peers or his constituents. He is out of touch and unfit for office, and if allowed to remain on City Council, will continue to be a distraction and impediment.

This victory follows on the heels of a similar decision in Alexandria, where state delegates refused to seek permission from the State legislature to remove the Confederate monument there, and the defeat of Mayoral candidates in Portsmouth and Richmond who had called for the removal of Confederate Monument.

On the heels of the Lee-Jackson Day holiday in Virginia, and on the eve of his birthday, the Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville will remain.

God bless the eternal memory of Robert E Lee...and God Save the South!

( from The VA Flaggers web page )

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Spear Up Coin's.

I love making Tokens / Coins to be left on the graves of Confederate soldiers,
I had given up finding one like I wanted, The "Spear Up" VA Seal.
While I was looking for a wall sized Spear up Seal, 
My Son in law sent me a link to a coin sized seal. 
Won't be long til I start making Spear Up coins for our Confederate Soldiers from Virginia !

Staying Positive !


Nailing Jell-O to the Wall.

What's it like trying to get a DIRECT answer from Kevin Levin ?

This picture says it all !

Trying to get a Direct answer from him is kinda like nailing Jello to a wall.
Unless it's an anti-Confederate statement.

Then it's like placing concrete.

I visited his blog the other day,
And true to form his spotlight on slavery was as bright as ever !

Typical Levin, nothing new there.

 In the comments section Kevin said ---

"Ending slavery was certainly not the primary goal of the United States from the beginning to the end. The goal was preserving the Union. Slavery became a way to do that by 1863. The goal of the Confederacy from beginning to end was the preservation of slavery and white supremacy."

So that statement prompted me to ask a question --

"Wouldn’t that imply that the North was fighting for a Union 
that included the preservation of slavery ?"

Well Jell-O Man did reply but indirectly, and of course had to spin his reply --

"If the war had ended before the end of 1863 it is likely that the United States would have continued as a slaveholding nation. Of course, the war continued and slavery ended with it. That is something that all of us can celebrate. If the Confederacy had proved victorious the enslavement of roughly 4 million people would have continued. We can all be thankful that it failed."

Like I said getting Levin to admit that the North was  fighting for a Union that included
The Preservation of Slavery, is like nailing Jell-O to a wall !


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Lee - Jackson day 2017

I was sent a few pictures of the on goings in Lexington VA.

One of them made  me a tad "Warm and Fuzzy"

This picture shows an M-10, one of the coins I make, placed to thank and honor Stonewall Jackson.

This is an M-10

I've made over 1000 M-10 coins and they are on the graves of Confederate Soldiers
from VA Beach. VA to California.

I want to thank the people who use the coins'
weather it's an M-10  a Remember coin
or a Crossed Flag marker

( The original REMEMBER Coin )

I am honored that folks use them to honor our Confederate heroes !

Doesn't matter if it's a Private or a General, they all deserve recognition.

Again Thanks folks for using the coins I make.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Dylan Roof my Solution

Well he's been found guilty, as if there were any doubt.
But everyone is entitled to a fair trial that's the American way.

I say hang him !
Not a drop and neck break hanging (too fast)
But a kick the stool out from under him and let him dance.
I'll kick the stool !

Nine innocent lives were lost due to this Sick Bastard.
(I know I've said that there is no place for profanity but I'm making an exception)

Not only were nine lives lost, but the families of the nine were devastated,
 and the community and nation were appalled.

This is the first time I've mentioned this but -
A few days following the murders I sent a set of ribbons to the Church.
In a plain envelope with no return address.
I had to do something !

Now then ---
A secondary result of his actions was the backlash over the Confederate Battle Flag.
Due to pictures like this --
Another example of the Battle Flag being abused.

I have no control over what flag people choose to use for any given reason. 

Nor can I control the media's spin on the Battle Flag.

But what I can control is my use of the Flag.

I have always displayed it to Honor the Southerners who
 Defended their homes from an invading army.

Nothing will change in my determination to Honor the 
Confederate Solider.