I wouldn't consider myself a HUGE antique fan. I enjoy the roadshow as my hope is to someday buy something for nearly nothing and find out it's worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. I don't think it will happen. I recently purchased an old Tide Rips. "Tide Rips, LITS?" you may ask, "what is that?". The yearbook from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy is called the Tide Rips. While I have four Tide Rips of my own (with my mug in 'em), I recently found a much older one. I purchased a 1908 U.S. Revenue Cutter School of Instruction Tide Rips. That's right, before the Coast Guard became the "Coast Guard" in 1915, it was called the Revenue Cutter Service, and before the Coast Guard Academy became the "Coast Guard Academy" it was the Revenue Cutter School of Instruction. I'm looking forward to the day it arrives in the mail, but there's something special about looking back 100 years at the guys who came to an institution before you. Same interesting inside stories shine through on those pages from 100 years ago, but with far less political correctness.