04006-M0860EAEE- Bound Magazine- THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, OR UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE; Containing Essays on Agriculture, Commerce, Manufacturing, Politics, Morals, and Manners. Sketches of National Characters, Natural And Civil History, And Biography. Law Information, Public Papers, Proceedings of Congress, Intelligence; Moral Tales, Ancient And Modern Poetry, &c, &c. Carey, Stewart and Co, Philadelphia. Vol. VII, Jan to Jun 1790. This date is not a typo. It really is over 200 years old- the oldest selection we’ve offered in sometime. We bought this in 1960 at an estate sale in Alexandria, VA. We sometimes jokingly remark that we will sell no selection before it’s time, but this one has been around a little longer than we usually “age’’ them! Originally in The Valentine Museum, Richmond, VA and was released, presumably just before we bought it. Book has some penciled library markings in end papers dated 1914. Full leather covers have been refurbished. Extremities worn, some gilt on spine is evident, but not readable. Hinges are cracked and have been resewn and reinforced. Pages are rag stock and quite good. Some discoloration to end papers and foxing throughout. One article is illustrated. Several essays and letters by Benjamin Franklin. Dr. Franklin died April 17, 1790. The account is here of Franklin’s last illness by his attending physician. Much more! Rare. Appendix, index. 5-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 520pp. $374.00
04001-M0795ECEA- Book- THE SEASONS by James Thornsen. Published by R. & W. A. Bartow, NY.1821. Poems about the four seasons. Three great woodcut engravings. Spine flaked, boards missing, contents foxed. 100% rag stock and paper is generally well preserved considering its age. 3-3/4” x 5-3/4” x 192pp. $14.00
05113-M0796LEUS- Broadside- THEATER ROYAL, Drury-Lane (London). Wow, this is an old one! Program for "This Evening, Monday, February 26, 1827." "His Majesty's Servants will perform the Tragedy of King Richard III." And then has all the cast listed. "To concinde (sic) with (for the Forty-eighth time) the entirely New Comte Pantomime, called the Man in the Moon; or, Harlequin Dog-Star." Then is listed some seventeen scenes, etc, w/information about other performers and performances. All in black handset type on light blue paper. Corners are worn back appx 1/2" with minor edge chips. Not particularly fragile, however. Very small library mark. Everything clear and very legible. Would frame and display nicely. Single sheet measures 8-1/4" x 13-1/4". Rare. $86.00
04644-M0196CCOR- Book-ILLUSTRATIONS OF LYING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES by Amelia Opie. From the Second London Ed. Andrus, Judd & Franklin, Hartford, CT, 1837. Curious little book. She divides lies into about a dozen different categories with a story to illustrate each. Perhaps she hadn't much else to do? Cloth covered boards, marbleized end papers, gilt edge rag stock. Very good condition. 4" x 6-1/4" x 283pp. $32.00
05361-M0895EUEE- Engraving- PEACE AND WAR. Double page spread extracted from BALLOU'S PICTORIAL DRAWING-ROOM COMPANION, December 27, 1855. "Two allegorical and emblematical designs . . . drawn by Mr. Rowse . . . regarded as seasonable; for while, here in the West, we are enjoying all the blessings of peace, in the East, one of the most sanguinary wars of modern times is raging." Europe and Russia were at war. It would be a few years before the tragic Civil War (or War of the Rebellion, as it was called by the North) in our own country. A fantastic selection for framing and display. A sweeping and thoughtful study of the two states of human invention is captured here--War and Peace. Very large engravings with about fifteen column inches of explanatory text in the flowery prose of the time. Overall- 22" x 15-1/4". $74.00
02672-M1094LEEE- Woodcut- FORT SANDERS COLLEGE/VIEW OF KNOXVILLE FROM KEITH'S HILLS. Nov 1863. Hand colored. Very good condition. 10” x 16". $40.00
03278-M1194ELHC- Newspaper- LA FAYETTE DAILY JOURNAL, Lafayette, Ind. Apr 18, 1878. Heavy advertising, many engravings offering horseshoe nails, Strasburg clock, scales, bells, lawn mower, false teeth, writing pens, many more. Previously bound, cut at gutter and trimmed closely, otherwise excellent. 20-1/2” x 26-1/2” x 4pp. $18.00
03279-M1194ELHC- Newspaper- LAFAYETTE DAILY JOURNAL, Lafayette, Ind. April 19, 1878. Heavy advertising, some same as previous, some different. Previously bound, cut at gutter and trimmed closely into text at bottom. 20-1/2” x 26-1/2” x 4 pp. $16.00
04570-1295EALU- Booklet- WELLS, RICHARDSON & CO., Burlington, VT. ca 1880. Promotional booklet for Diamond Dyes, Dr. Warren's Female Lozenges, Kidney-Wort and Diamond Paint. Many directions, ad copy, etc. Beautiful chromolithograph cover of "Class In Economy" teacher demonstrating dying of fabrics. Back cover of little girl proudly stepping along in newly dyed dress and kids dying Easter eggs. Red ink inscription says: Sold by Aissel (?) Thayer, Pottsgrove, PA." Thread bound, very well preserved. 3-1/2" x 5" x 20pp. $32.00
03508-M0295EKLH- Newspaper- BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Boston, MA. Mar 25, 1881. Confession of "Dr." John Buchanan, A Bogus Diploma Vendor; Bold Post Office Robbery in VT; Suicide of a Stock Speculator; Prices Obtained for Autographs at Auction (Geo Washington--$11.50, Napoleon Bonaparte--$26.00, Verdi--$5.00, James Madison--$6.75, Sir Walter Scott--$5.00, many more well-knowns); Stage-Coaching Days; The Old Taverns; News of government, shipping, railroads, trade, financial, domestic, foreign, etc. Many ads including one soliciting bids for Indian Supplies by Dept of Interior (80,000 lbs bacon, 839,000 lbs wheat, 50,000 yds gingham, 475 wagons, 9,000 lbs lard, many more commodities). Very large dimensions--25-1/4" x 31" x 4 pp, on bright rag stock. Chipped gutter margin. $24.00
03553-M1294CHSK- Bound Volume-HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, Harper & Bros, NY. Jun to Nov, 1881. The White Mountains (illustrated by Wm. A. Rogers), Our Ruby Throat, The First Settlers Story (illustrated by A. B. Frost), Kentucky Farms, A Bicycle Era (great history!!), The Surrender Of Cornwallis, Cotton And its Kingdom, The Framing And Hanging of Pictures, Journalistic London, The Mormon Situation, Telegraph of Today, much more. Many articles are also illustrated. Three quarter black leather bound. Corner worn, small spine head chip, but in very good condition overall and very clean. 7" x 10” x 960pp. $74.00
03554-M1294CHSK- Bound Volume- HARPER’S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, Harper & Bros, NY. Jun to Nov 1882. The First American; Overthrow of French Power In America; Spanish Discoverers In America; Visit Of the Viking (to America); The Social Athens Of America (Baltimore); Wahlamet Valley Of Oregon; Virginia In the Colonial Period; Southern California; Canadian Pacific Railroad; History Of Wood Engraving; Father Of the Pueblos; The Vertical Railway (good history of the elevator); The Zunis; King William And His Armies (Illustrated by A. B. Grost); Early Quakers in England and Penn. (Illustrated by Howard Pyle); Rail Invasion Of Mexico; much, much more. 3/4 leather bound. Spine covering mostly gone, otherwise excellent. 7" x 10" x 970pp. $68.00
03566-M0495CEUE- Book- FAMOUS AMERICAN FORTUNES AND THE MEN (and one woman) WHO HAVE MADE THEM. A Series Of Sketches Of Many Of The Notable Merchants, Manufacturers, Capitalists, Railroad Presidents, Bonanza And Cattle Kings Of The Country, By Laura C. Holloway. Pub by Garretson & Co, Phila, PA, 1885. Copyrighted in 1883. Forty-eight engraved portraits and 108 biographical sketches. Gilt embossed red hardback. X-lib from Elizabethton School of Business. Some wear to spine ends and corners. 7-1/2" x 9-1/4" x 784pp. $64.00
05254-M0896CCLR- Catalogue- MAHER & GROSH, Toledo, OH. cprt 1886. "Price List. Hand Forged, Razor Steel Pocket Cutlery, Razors, Scissors, Axes, Butcher Knives, etc." Also has the illustrated article--"A Good Razor, How To Use It, How To Choose It, and How Many Men Abuse It." They used this delightful article in most of their catalogues through the years. Fantastic, large-sized engravings through out. On very light pink paper. Has chemical stains along lower gutter and in top margin. Of the hundreds of engravings, appx 14 are touched in some way by the stain. This catalogue never had a cover as such, simply a spine binding strip. Binding strip is quite worn and outside pages soiled. Contents very good except for the stain in some areas. 5-3/4" x 9" x 56pp. $125.00
04775-M0396CSKE- Company Journal- SACCHAROMETER, Vol.1, No.4, Mar 1887. Boston. Printed & Published by Chase & Co in the Interest of the Wholesale Confectionery Trade. Business Outlook, A Word About Colors, (Making) Carmine, Musk (for perfume), Flavors, Fortune Telling, What Our Friends Say Of Us, A Queer Story. Common and Poisonous Colors, Comparative Prices Of Sugar At The Refineries. Full page of Chases novelty candies w/complete description. Nice large ads of Chase, C. D. Boss Cracker Mfgrs, full pg from Smith Brothers' Cough Drops w/nice engravings of their likenesses, Thos. Burkhard Coopersmith, Albert M. Todd Distilling Chemist (for 'Crystal White' Oil Of Peppermint). More. Delightful typography. Library stamp, minimal corner wear. Rare! 8" x 11" x 8pp+ wraps. $117.00
02670-M1094REEE- Woodcut- KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE and SURROUNDINGS. From HARPERS WEEKLY, May 7, 1887. Drawn by Chas. Graham (1852-1911). Auction range of his work is $400 to $6100. Center page spread. Six vignettes, de1icately hand co1ored. Most1y panoramic views-- Knoxville From Across The River, Lyons View, Knoxville University, Marble Barges, An Old-Time Hut, Private Residence. Fantastic display piece! Excellent condition. 21-3/4” x 16". $80.00
04701-M0296EALE- Book- THE BEGINNINGS OF CIVILIZATION By Charles Woodward Hutson. John B. Alden, Pub, NYC. 1887. Xlib, hardback, index. Very good condition. 4-1/4" x 7-1/4" x 242pp. $28.00
04827-M0396EKEE- Journal- THE GRANITE MONTHLY NEW HAMPSHIRE MAGAZINE, Vol.1, Nos. 11 & 12, Nov & Dec 1888. Republican Press Assoc, Concord, NH. Devoted to Literature, History, and State Progress. Gen Gilman Marston (w/steel engraved portrait); On Lake Winnipiseogee; The Vermont Controversy; The Bulow Plantation; Hon. Wm. Simpson; Landmarks In Ancient Dover; Pembroke Academy (illustrated); Out Of The Past, much more. Full page ad. 2 nice engravings of "Boston's Grandest Hotels;" half page ad of the "New Mail" high wheel bicycle from Wm. Read & Sons in Boston, more. Some edge tears, covers age toned, spine chipped. 6-1/4" x 10-1/4" x 74pp. $28.00
00302-B0990- Catalogue Broadsheet- WELLS, RICHARDSON & CO., Burlington, VT. DIAMOND DYES, ca 1890. Offering Dress Book, Ribbon Book, Diamond Dye Crayons, American Bird Pictures. Many letters of testimony. 10-1/2"x 15" broadsheet folded to form 8 pages x 5-1/4" x 7-1/2". $10.00
04776-M0396EKRL- Journal- THE NORTHWESTERN FINANCIER, Denver, CO. Vol.1, No.7, Mar 1891. "Devoted to The Interests and Development of the Great Northwest." Ads from banks, investment companies, mortgage & real estate, etc. Denver Bank Stocks, Colorado Mining Stock Exchange quotations, Denver Items, Real Estate Notes, Colorado Annual Report of Immigration, Money in the Country and World, Railroads; complete news from Dakota, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Washington, Wyoming. Many articles on mining, farming, business, etc. Nice typography and head. Illustrated ad on Smith Premier typewriter. Blue wraps. Minimal wear & light folds, small library stamp. 9" x 11-3/4" x 16pp + wraps.$42.00
03969-M0795LKER- Journal- THE OILINGS, Excelsior Chemical Co., Sandusky, OH. Vol. 1, No.1, May 1893. Rare 1st issue of this publication. One of the company’s main products was oil (thus the name) and marketed to bicycle and typewriter interests. Articles along these lines. Ads for bicycles, typewriters, accessories, Caton’s Nerve Tonic and Vitalizer, baldness cure, hand loom, manual adding machine, curling irons, oil, many more. Pink wraps. Minor chips. May be only issue ever printed. 6-1/2" x 9" x 32 pp. $80.00
04908-M0496EEOK- Tabloid- THE YOUNG FOLK'S FRIEND, David C. Cook Pub. Co., Elgin, IL. Vol.14, No.6, Jun 1893. Eclectic selection of stories, poems, etc. Illustrated. Nice banner head. Archival tissue repairs to fold separations. 10-1/4” x 14-1/4” x 4pp. $17.00
03613-M0395CCSL- Catalogue/Instruction Booklet- PHILADELPHIA BIRD FOOD CO, Phila, PA. ca 1890s. Everything for cage birds. A number of medicine ads for other beasts and man. Illustrated. Stain along lower margin, back cover crease. 4-1/2" x 6" x 32pp. $22.00
04781-M0396ELCL-Broadsheet- E. E. BREWSTER, Holly, Mich. 1890s. One side has large graphics of Brewster's Lighting Soap (3 tins) and Needle Book with "Needles by The Million." Reverse has graphics of lady reading at leisure because she used Brewster's Laundry Soap and another of a poor woman doing it the old way. Copious promotional copy in nice typography. Great display piece. Folded, very good condition. 11" x 15-1/4". $54.00
04820-M0396ELLC- Journal- GLEANINGS IN BEE CULTURE, Vol. XXIII, No. 18, Sept. 15, 1895. The A. I. Root Co., Medina, OH. Illustrated. Ads from Root and many others. Beautiful Victorian cover graphics. Very minor chip and cover corner crease. 6-1/2" x 9-3/4" x 32pp. $18.00
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00670- Photograph- 1205 ROTHENBURG O. T. KLINGGASSE, 1896. Street scene in Darmstadt, Germany. (We think). Mounted. $10.00
02296-M1293EOOE- Newspapers- SHIPPENSBURG NEWS, Shippensburg, PA. Three issues: Feb 29, 1896; Mar 6, 1896; Mar 13, 1896. Very large size on heavy rag stock. Look almost new. Seal of PA in masthead. News and many engraved ads. Each is 19-1/2” x 25” x 4pp. Binding punch holes in gutter margin. Excellent condition. All $48.00
05659-M1296EURE- Journal- PUCK, Puck Building, Keppler & Schwarzmann. New York. Vol. XLIV, No.1121, Aug 31, 1898. Front is full page chromolithograph of "Mr. Mars, God Of War" sitting atop his trunk blubbering because peace had been declared between Spain and U.S.; full center spread of Uncle Sam sheathing his sword and a Red Cross nurse binding the wounds of a Spanish soldier w/ images of Spanish atrocities against native Americans hovering in clouds. Caption says: "Then And Now. We Have Not Only Given A Lesson In War, But A Lesson In Humanity." Back cover has full page w/domestic scene of Little Willie, Mama, and Grandma. Many other black and white illustrations throughout including one derogatory one by Gallaway of caricatured black gambler defending himself to his wife in dialect. Chromo artists are Dalrymple, Keppler and O'Neill Latham. A few corner and edge chips, some repaired edge tears. Generally good, however. Any of these illustrations would frame and display beautifully. 10-1/2" x 14" x 16pp. $38.00
01656-M0593CCC- DAVID C. COOK PUB CO., Chicago, IL, 1899. Holiday Annual & Complete Catalogue Of Publications And Supplies For Sunday Schools. Sunday school papers and quarterlies, scripture text buttons, Bibles, family classics, music books, maps, paper dolls, teacher's desk tools, motto cards, reward cards, medals, Christmas 'fillers', tree & room ornaments, candles, flags, calendars, Christmas cards and booklets, baby books, marriage certificates, two organs and one piano and more. Well illustrated throughout. Cover and margin stains, otherwise good. 6-1/2" x 8-1/4" x 48pp. $56.00
05927-M1097EAEE- Catalogue- THE LAND COMPANY, 67 & 68 Cheapside, E. C., (England). 1899. Auction sale announcement for lands in several locations in Rayleigh including The Crown Estate, London Hill (two freehold 4-roomed cottages), The Rayleigh Park Estate (78 freehold plots of land). Orange cover with 2 more pages of complete descriptions of a number of properties and a contract page by one B. Harrison for two lots for the sum of 12 pounds sterling. He made a deposit of 1-4 on 31 August, 1899 and had a balance of 10-16 to paid by 4th of September, 1899. This is a preprinted contract with blanks filled out and signed in ink. We've made some archival repairs to gutter and two folds. No repairs are evident from front. Orange, heavy paper covers. Nice Victorian typography. Unique and rare display piece. 8-1/2"x 10-3/4"x 5pp printed. $64.00
03961-M0795CSKE- Circular- JAMES W. TUFTS, Boston, ca 1900. He was a dealer in second hand soda fountains. This little single sheet circular was originally inserted in a catalogue of used equipment and features “The Crusader” Soda Fountain. Reverse encourages customer to contact company about other brands usually in stock. Quite rare. Very good condition. 4-1/4” x 6”. $28.00 (Sorry, we don’t have the entire catalogue. Wish we did!)
06760-M0796EERE- Book- THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP And Other Stories by Bret Harte, The Goldsmith Publishing Company, Chicago and New York. No date but early part of 20th century. The Goldsmith edition is somewhat more rare. Red cloth covered boards. Wear to extremities, circle and spots on front, pages consistently age toned, hinges starting. 5-1/2” x 8-1/8” x 232 pages. $12.00
04591-M0196EKEE- Pamphlet- THE TRIBUNE ASS'N, NY.1901. "A Dauntless Leader' of Summer Resort Guests is the New York Tribune. It leads hosts of refined, profitable guests to the hotels and boarding houses which advertise in its columns." Unusual piece with beautiful color cover of mounted U.S. Cavalryman and his banner on which is picture of a pretty young lady. Snapshot collage of typical summer camp scenes, summer resort advertising rates, and specimen ads. Stiff coated stock paper, red cord bound. Made like a little menu. Light wear. 4" x 9" x 8pp. $30.00
02360-M1193ECKE- Journals- PARK’S FLORAL MAGAZINE, Libonia, Frank County, PA, Three issues: One from Jan 1902 contains many ads including one from Sears, Roebuck for electric belt claiming cure for 50 ailments. Two issues from Jun 1902 each w/ads including Sears, Roebuck bicycle offered @ $8.95. First has light stains, bugged upper margin, one June issue has part of envelope flap stuck to front. All are darkened w/age. Ea approximately 5-1/2”x 8-1/2”x 24pp. All three. $36.00 Pictures
07048-M1203EEEE- Book- LOVEY MARY By The Author Of Mrs. Wiggs Of The Cabbage Patch, Alice Hegan Rice. The Century Co., NY. 1903. Apparently a 1st edition with 17 plates. Hardcover, color pictorial green cloth binding, no dust jacket. Light edge and spine wear. Inscription in front from May 9, 1903. 4-3/4”x 7-1/8”x 197pp. $18.00
03502- Newspaper- THE AMOL BANNER, Tobias, Nebraska. Vol. 1, No. 1, Aug 1905. "AMOL" was an acronym for "Anti-Mail Order League." Rare 1st edition, and may very well be the only one ever printed. What can we say about this little paper? It could be the basis for an entire book! Let's start with the town and, with a little imagination and what we know from other sources, set the scene for the introduction of "The Anti-Mail Order League" and its paper, The AMOL Banner.
Tobias is a community in southwestern Saline county about forty miles northwest of Beatrice. At the turn of the century it had a population of nearly 700 and was no doubt a thriving little town, with a newspaper (THE TOBIAS EXPRESS) and a number of merchants. The EXPRESS editor, Mr. F. H. Burdick, seeing all the catalogs flooding his town from "Shears & Sawbuck" and "Monkey Wards," and duly noting his declining ad linage from local merchants, after much thought, says, "It has remained for the editor of the TOBIAS EXPRESS, F. H. Burdick, to formulate a plan or system which, if properly carried into effect as set forth in his copyright, will sound the death knell of the mail order vampires." So, he prints up the first issue of the AMOL BANNER in which he details just how this is all to come about: "First; to create a concerted action among the people, especially the local merchant and dealers, against the iniquitous mail order trade.
"Second; to enlarge the circulation and usefulness of the local newspapers. Having formulated, perfected and obtained copyright for a plan to combat against this enormous evil to and hindrance of local enterprise, we herewith submit details of the system."
Well, to his mind, the system was a real stroke of genius, because it would insert his paper between the merchant and the consumer and, in the process, make a cut on the transaction! In a nutshell, the merchant would buy discount coupon space in the newspaper. The consumer would present this "trade order" to the merchant and be entitled to discount in trade with the merchant. The newspaper would collect a percent off the total sales induced by the brilliant scheme! Mr. Burdick was quite pleased with himself.
There was a problem, however--it didn't work. At the risk of oversimplifying the whole evolutionary process, suffice it to say that the folks kept right on ordering by mail. The newspaper and local merchants closed. The town died. And the Sears and Wards catalogues prospered until Wal-Mart et al. came along and scotched 'em.
We shouldn't be too hard on Mr. Burdick, though. It's easy to sit at our word processor and judge his actions in hindsight. We've been involved in our own share of "Shop at Home" campaigns through the years--not really a whole lot different from Mr. Burdick. Well--the paper! Mr. Burdick sent this first issue copy to the Library of Congress. They put a little archival stamp on the front and ninety years later sold it so we can, in turn, offer it to you. Others have looked at it through the years; it has a few minor wrinkles and we've repaired a few edge tears with archival tissue. There's a small hole in top margin on back page, but it doesn't touch any text. All in all, in pretty good shape and, although perhaps amateurish in concept and execution by today's standards, it very well represents a time when local merchants and newspapers offered a bounty for every mail order catalogue turned in to contribute to a big community bonfire! Extremely rare! 9-1/4" x 11-3/4" x 4pp. $240.00
07111-M0804ELEE- Booklets- SUPERIOR BANK CO., Chicago. Compiled, Published and Copyrighted, 1906. Three pieces of promotional material given by banks to encourage saving and thrift. All unused: 1) 6-1/8”x 6-7/8”x 16pp nicely done booklet entitled The Road to Wealth. Each page has a cameo picture and bio of a well-known business leader of the time including John Wanamaker, Marshall Field, W.L. Douglas, R.W. Sears, Chas. M. Schwab, Dr. D.V.C. Price, Sam. C. Schubert, Phillip D. Armour, Thomas J. Foster, Geo. W. Perkins, Henry J. Heinz, Otto Young, Nelson Morris, and A.C. Waters. One page pictures the Superior Pocket Bank, which they manufactured and banks used for a premium. Front has large dollar mark in gilt. Very good condition. 2) 3-3/8”x 6”x 8pp booklet entitled Save Money. Illustrated in line art. Features the little pocket bank. Small cover spots, otherwise very good condition. 3) Unused post card offering the pocket bank free if recipient brought it to bank. Very good condition. All three rare items. $28.00 Pictures
03615-M0495CHKH- Bound Magazines- MUNSEY’S MAGAZINES, Frank A. Munsey Co., NY & London. Oct 1906 to March 1907. Nicely illustrated. Many color plates, portraits and articles on all the ‘Somewhats’ of the day, including Teddy Roosevelt, Ethel Barrymore, Oscar Hammerstein, many other. Also 53 short stories. 3/4 leather bound. Some wear to extremities, but quite nice and clean, bindings in excellent shape. 7-1/4" x 9-3/4" x 798pp. $52.00
04893-M0598CCEE- Book- PREMIUM LIST, TENNESSEE STATE FAIR, Nashville. Sep 21-26, 1908. Premium List, Rules and Regulations for the Third Annual Exhibition of the Tennessee State Fair. Arranged by Frank D. Fuller. Great illustrated ads include: DeLaval Separator Co., Herbert Stock Farm, J. W. Russwurm Berkshire Hogs, Mill Creek Stock Farm (Jacks & Jennets), Giltner Bros Herefords, International Harvester (gas engine, baler, spreader, cream separator), Phillips & Buttorff Mfg Co. (cook stove), The Industrious Hen Co. (magazine out of Knoxville, shows pictuire of large loving cup to be given for prize), National Casket Co., Sharples Separator Co. (Tubular), Nashville Bridge Co., Chicago Scale Co., LaFayette Stock Farm (coach and heavy draft horses), Belle Meade Farm (Jersey bull), American Steel & Wire Co., (fencing), Carter Hough Tent & Awning Co., Live Stock Remedy Co, Ravenwood Stock Farm (Berkshire hogs). Many more w/nice typography but no illustrations. Linen-like cover w/blue ink. Cover has some bug track stains and minor chews at spine, otherwise very good. This one is difficult to find. 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" x 148pp. $52.00
06673-M0595EESC- Children’s Book- SILVERLOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS, Little Pet Series #07, Charles E. Graham & Co, New York. We are guessing this dates to about 1910. Well illustrated paper book with three beautiful chromolithographs and other line art in b/w and 2-color. Has some light foxing and a very small closed tear in cover edge, but generally in very good condition. We have seen this title in a few hard back issues from late 1800s from time to time but not in a paper book. 6-7/8" x 8-7/8" x 8pp plus cover. $32.00
01585-M0393EALE- Insurance Booklet- STOCK AND MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES. "What is their expectation for solidity and permanence?" No place, no date. (ca 1910 or '11), no publisher, but obviously pro-mutual. Consists of tables of all the stock and mutual companies, location, date founded, date ceased business or still active, and capital stock. Good research material. Small bug chews in cover and first 3 or 4pp, otherwise good. 5-1/4" x 8" x 23pp. $6.00
00143-B0990ERKE- Catalogue- WHITIN MACHINE WORKS, Whitsville, Mass. 1911. Whitin Cotton Yarn Machinery, Illustrated & descriptive Catalogue and Handbook of Useful Information for Overseers & Operators. Covers Quilling, Reeling, Spinning, Spooling, Twisting. Mostly tables and charts covering the operation of a cotton yarn mill. About 25pp illustrations. Excellent condition. 5-1/4" x 7-1/4" x 198pp Hardback. $18.00
05065-M0796EERE- Book- POPULAR MECHANICS YEAR BOOK FOR 1912. Vol. VIII. Pub by Popular Mechanics, Chicago. cprt 1911. "612 Easy Ways To Do the Hard Things in Every Trade and Calling. Of Daily Use To Every Mechanic." Everything imaginable from working in a wood or metal shop to household to automobile to firing a tree to a kettle lid retainer to non-skidding chain for bicycle wheels to fruit picker to well drilling to--on and on! Most have illustrations. Stiff covers dirty, small edge gap, corners worn, pages generally very good and clean. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" x 216pp. $45.00
04480-M1295HSKE- Catalogue- E. T. BURROWES CO., Portland, ME. Cat. No.41, 1914. Home Billiard And Pool Tables. They made tables more suitable for home use than the heavy and very expensive slate bed tables. Fully illustrated w/some sixteen models - all available with at least three different type bases. Also bases, legs, balls, cues, bridges, stops, racks, ball cabinets, cushions, markers and other parts/ accessories. Everything priced. Color covers. Coated stock. 1-1/4” x 3/8” abraded tear on cover at top staple, very light soil, otherwise very good. 7” x 10” x 32pp. $175.00
05252-M0896CCLR- Catalogue- FRANK W. WILLIAMS CO., Chicago, Ill. 1915. Wholesale Art Catalogue and Confidential Price List No.30. Five pieces: 1) 7-1/2" x 10-1/8" x 274pp catalogue-- red cover, coated stock pages w/great illustrations of frames, mouldings, bevel mirrors, picture frame tools, tray handles, hooks, etc. 2) Enclosed letter w/fantastic head in red, black, gilt. Their building is shown in break-away illustration of world globe. Reverse advertises solar prints and frame sample case with nice graphics. 3) 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" flyer headlined: "Murder! Murder! Murder! Yes, murder to the price of high Art Pictures" (he may have intended for it to read "..high price of..."). Graphics w/order blank reverse. 4) Another plain order blank. 5) BR envelope literally filled w/2-color typography and a picture of Frank Williams. Catalogue cover is a little faded and has a small chip at spine head, all else very good. All five pieces. $124.00
05066-M0796EERE- Book- POPULAR MECHANICS SHOP NOTES FOR 1916. Vol. XII. Pub by Popular Mechanics, Chicago. "529 Easy Ways To Do Hard Things. Of Daily Use to Every Mechanic." More of the same--chock full. How to make a Log Canoe (w/a full pg of art!), A Loud-Speaking Telephone, Fastening an Anvil to a Block, Chute to Pass Fish Over a Dam, Fireplace Construction, Making an Aerial Propeller, Rein Holder (on a buggy seat), Turning Over a Scow, Bookcase for Itinerants, Homemade Concrete Mixer and--you've got the idea. Most are illustrated. Soiled stiff covers w/corner chips. Contents generally very good except for a 3 column inch item clipped from one pg. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" x 218pp. $45.00
04890-M0496ELRE- Booklet- NEW YORK CITY AND THE JOHN WANAMAKER STORE, Compliments of John Wanamaker. 1916. All the fantastic things about NYC and the Wanamaker store. Nice halftones throughout. High quality piece on coated stock w/stiff 2-color covers. Very good condition. 5" x 7-1/2" x 64pp. $32.00
03967-M0795EKLL- Promotional Booklet- LOUISVILLE SOAP CO., Louisville, KY. ca 1916. Interesting little die-cut booklet on Clean & Easy Naptholeine Soap. Real photos demonstrate a "new way" to wash. Letters of testimony. Excellent condition. 3-1/2" x 5" x 12pp. $31.00
03842-M0695EKKU- Journal- THE WOMEN’S TRADE UNION REVIEW, London. No.106, Jul 1917. Quarterly Report of The Women’s Trade Union League. Women And The Munitions Act, Reconstruction Of Factory Life, Factories And Workshops In 1916, Notes From Munitions Tribunals, Parliamentary Notes, Questions In Parliament, Prosecutions By The Women Factory Inspectors, Prosecutions Under The Trade Board Act. Archival stamps, some tissue repairs, clean. 5-1/4” x 8-1/4” x 35pp. $17.00
00558-B0990EAEE- Journal- BUILDING ECONOMY, Chicago, IL. Sep 1919. Common Brick Manufacturers' Assoc of America. Trade news, etc. Nice drawing of a brick cottage that won first prize in competition at the 1916 Complete Building Exposition in Cleveland. Very good condition. 8-1/2" x 11'' x 12pp. $12.00
06418-M0399ERAU- Catalogue- THE YOUNGSTOWN STEEL PRODUCTS CO., Chicago, IL. General Catalogue No.14, ca late 'teens to early '20s. Illustrates, describes and prices well points, well screens, tubular and deep well cylinders and valves, leather pump packings and forged steel unions. Everything you always wanted to know about water wells. Much useful information for dealers and well diggers. Many nice colorized illustrations, coated stock paper; embossed, flexible, leather-like covers. Inscription on flyleaf, dampness has caused some waviness to last several pages but nothing stuck. 5-1/2"x 7-3/4"x 160pp. $32.00
04061-M0895LOLC- Catalogue- HAYDEN COSTUME CO, Boston, MA. Ca 1920. Theatrical Costumes for the Professional and Amateur Stage. Nearly ninety costumes depicted in character. Very nice graphics; some costumes somewhat ethnically derisive. Very good condition. 5-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 24pp. $68.00
01129-M0492EEHE- Catalogue- J. R. WATKINS CO., Winona, MN. WATKINS TIMELY SUGGESTIONS, ca 1920. Divided into seven comprehensive sections with well-illustrated products catalogues applicable to each: Watkins Tested Cooking Recipes, Secrets Of Beauty, The Home Doctor, Useful Hints On The Care Of The Car, Helps For The Housewife, The Care Of Livestock & Poultry, Miscellaneous. Center spread of "Watkins City," their offices and factories. Plus several loosely inserted pages and clippings from magazines of the era: 2pp from 1931 Hoard's Dairyman, a small flyer on Putnam Products from Monroe Drug Co., etc. Minor cover chips and toning. 5-3/4" x 8-3/4" x 96pp. $42.00
00111-B0990LRKE- Catalogue- STAR POINTER PUMP MFG. CO., CAT 'A'. Menasha, WI, 1920. Outstanding item. Many pumps, including wooden pumps, Althouse-Wheeler steel & wood windmills, windmill pneumatic water supply, nice selection of porcelain bath fixtures. Tools, supplies, gauges, boilers, etc. 1924 dealer's price list inserted. 6" x 8-3/4" x 390pp Hardback. $98.00
07491-M1008EE- Circular Broadsheet- ADVISORY SERVICE BUREAU, Chicago, ca 1920s. POLYGLANDOL. "The Gland Tonic Supreme for Men Who Have Lost Their Pep" , "MEN! Your Strength Depends On NORMAL GLANDS! "No 'Spanish Fly'", "Startling Gland Facts", "The Sex Glands". "Strengthen Your Glands With Polyglandol". Illustration on back of male specimen in fig leaf. Lots of letters of testimony. There you have it! It had a money back guarantee and free trial coupon. Printed in blue ink. Excellent condition. 8-3/4"x 11-1/4". $23.00
07492-M1008EE- Circular Broadsheet- D. S. KENT & CO., Chicago, ca 1920s. They are offering a book titled Safe Counsel. Their creed was: "We Believe---in the Eugenic Marriage License, in the sterilization of the unfit, in Prophylaxis, Moral, Educational, and Personal, in the single standard of morals, in the proper instruction of children in Eugenics". Much more on all proper mores of life and the teaching of children and the population in general. The negative +9 had it all pretty well figured out....just sterilize all "undesirables" and all our problems are solved. Hitler took negative eugenics to the extreme in his programs of holocaust and death. Printed in blue and red ink. Excellent condition. 8-3/4"x 11-1/4". $32.00
Books- INTERNATIONAL TEXTBOOK CO., Scranton, PA. A complete reference
library of sixteen volumes in almost new condition. They date from about 1921
to 1946. Trigonometry-Mechanics; Formulas-Cube Root-Logarithms; Mechanical
Principles; Combustion Engine Fuels & Heat; Stationary Diesel Engines;
Diesel Engine Details And Management; High Speed Diesel Engines; Electric
Ignition And Starting; Gas And Diesel Engine Auxiliaries & Testing;
Lubrication And Cooling Troubles & Remedies; No.8 ET Locomotive Brake
Equipment; Principles of Diesel Engines; Two Cycle Diesel Locomotives; Four
Cycle Diesel Locomotive Engines; Diesel Locomotive Auxiliaries. All are nicely
bound in black textured & embossed hardback and measure 5-1/4” x
7-1/2” x up to around 180pp. All. $50.00
Instruction booklet- HOW TO ADJUST AND OPERATE THE DEXTER COMBING PILE
FEEDER, Dexter Folding Co, New York, 1921. Well illustrated booklet on
use of this paper pile feeder for a printing press. Excellent. 5-1/4" x
7-3/4" x 32 pp. Stiff covers. $12.00
04748-M0395EEHC- Booklet- AMERICAN MISSIONARY ASSOC., NYC. FROM THE BOYS OF THE TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS TO THE BOYS OF AMERICA, ca 1922. Features the tragic story of young Gordon Roberts, a mountain lad and football star of Pleasant Hill (TN) Academy. He lost his life in a fire at the boy's dormitory on December 11, 1921. Pictures of young Roberts suited out, Ruins of Old Dormitory, A Typical Country Schoolhouse, Pleasant Hill Football Team, Gordon's Parents and Sisters, Emergency Barracks and Future Gym, Architect's drawing of Proposed Dormitory for Boys. The cost of the new building was to be $30,000. Rusty staples, light foxing along top of cover and a small pin hole. No art or text is effected. On cream coated stock paper, high quality photos. 4-3/4" x 6-3/4" x 8pp. $34.00
Journals- LA REVUE DU TOURING CLUB DE
FRANCE, Paris, France. Four issues: Aug/Sep
1922, Dec 1922, Jan 1923, Apr 1923. All in French. Delightful touring
accounts from around the country. Nice ads on wide variety of products such as
automobiles, accessories, sporting clothes, bicycles, motor bikes and
accessories, electric foot warmers, cameras, carbide lamps, canoes,
glyphoscopes, bathtubs, tour busses, two wheel trailers, razors, touring club
premiums and much more of general interest. Line art and half-tones. Sepia
tone covers. Light vertical fold, otherwise very good condition. Ea. 8” x
10" x 40 to 50pp. All. $48.00
07470- M0911)ULC- Catalogue – DENNISON MFG. CO. Framingham, Mass. DENNISON'S PARTY BOOK, 1922. "A Book Giving Suggestions for Home Parties and Dances, for St. Valentine's Day, Patriotic Occasions, After Easter Week, April Fool's Day, Also Ideas for Booths and May Day". Ordering information for their party supplies and crepe paper. Rare in this almost like new condition. 7 ¾"x 5 1/8"x 36pp. $135.00 Pictures
02145-M1093LLSK- Catalogue- R. A. FIFE CORP, Mamaroneck, NY, 1923. Playground Engineers. Designers and Builders of the Everwear Line of Public & Private Playground Equipment. The Everwear factory was located in Springfield, OH. Nicely done vignette illustrations of slides, merry-go-rounds, merry-go-round swings, rock-a-bye swings, flexible ladders, horizontal bars, parallel bars, vaulting horses and bucks, teeter ladders, basketball backdrops, kindergarten equip & more. Many different combinations & styles of each. Pictorials of playgrounds. Price lists and additional flyers tipped in. Embossed web design tissue end papers. Coated stock pages, 2-color stiff covers, silk cord bound. Oblong format. Excellent condition. 11" x 8-1/2" x 52 pp. $68.00
05269-M0896ECEE- Promo Booklet- SOCIAL CULTURE PUBLICATIONS, 151 Fifth Ave, NYC. Booklet entitled "What is Best Society?" promoting "The Book of Good Manners." 1923. Delightfully presented in picture & story vignette form: "It is not sinful to be common- but--what woman wants to be the gossip of her friends simply because she served thin sliced bread for dinner, and entered the dining room last when dinner was announced by her maid?"..... Covers it all--Ordering from menus, children's manners, courtships, engagements, weddings, honeymoons, introductions, being a hostess, eating corn on cob, using finger bowl, eating utensils, what to wear, and even "Should a man put on a woman's rubbers? and "Do you commit blunders that make porters smile?" Corner chip, light foxing, corner crease. It's 6-5/8" x 9-3/4" x 12pp. Inserted is 4pp flier which opens to nice broadsheet of 13-1/4" x 9-5/8" w/large color picture of the book and many additional vignettes of correct behavior and a free offer of "The Woman's Library" in five volumes. Both. $38.00
Circular- CHARLES R. SPICER CO., Memphis, TN. ca 1920s. Spicer's
Lucky horseshoe Incense @ 25 a tin (25 pastilles). Similar to a Prince Albert
tin. Has all the ingredients listed (Wild!). Colorful sheet measures 5-1/2”x
8”. great item for display. Excellent condition. $22.00
01200-M0592ERLS- Catalogue- BUCKEYE ALL METAL GARAGES & STEEL BUILDINGS, Thomas & Armstrong Co, London, OH, ca late 1920s. Half-tones of garages under construction and completed structures. Two-color covers. Very good condition. 5-1/2" x 8" x 12pp. $12.00
03629-M0295ELHL - Catalogue/Booklet - HARTZ MOUNTAIN PRODUCTS, NYC. ca 1920s. "CANARY CARE". Many Hartz products illustrated in red. Also items for dogs, goldfish, parakeets, tropical fish, turtles, cats. Very good. 5" x 6-3/4" x 30 pp. $28.00
04923-M0596COUO- Coupon Book- BLACK DIAMOND COLLIERIES, Coal Creek, TN. 1920s. An unused coupon book of 10¢ & 5¢ coupons worth a total
of $3.00. Front reads: "To any salesman employed in the stores of BLACK
DIAMOND COLLIERIES, Deliver to____________or family, Merchandise as called
for, to the total amount of Three Dollars, detaching coupons with figures
equal to amount of each purchase. __________ Bookkeeper." Second page is
agreement to be signed and witnessed: "Coupon
Book good for THREE DOLLARS in merchandise only at the company's stores, which
amount I hereby agree shall be charged to my account this date." Coupons
are printed in blue and red ink on salmon and pink paper and "not good if
detached." We've written
about Coal Creek, TN before. It's no longer on the map, but was a very active
little place up to the time of the dam building projects in Tennessee. At the
turn of the century it had a population of about 1,900. Name was changed to
Lake City in 1936 and then to Rocky Top in 2014. It’s about 25 miles north
of Knoxville along present location of I-75. Have you ever heard of the
“Coal Creek Wars”? The 1890s were a troubled time for little Coal Creek.
The state militia occupied the area, resulting in several deaths. With this
scarce selection, we’ll include the history of this miner’s war with the
coal operators. This little coupon book is oblong format, 5-1/8” x 2” x
06733-M0595EESC- Sales Pak- THE
AMERICAN MAGAZINE, Springfield, OH. 1923.
5 pieces: 1) 5-3/4”x 8-1/4”x 6pp unfolds to 8-1/4”x 16” broadside
printed in two colors. Has letter of introduction, price lists, people,
etc. Very nice. 2)
3-1/4”x 5-3/4” two color illustrated flyer promoting THE MENTOR
magazine. 3) 3-1/4”x 5-3/4” two color illustrated flyer promoting
COLLIER’S. 4) Little reply
envelope printed in brown ink. 5) Original
mailing envelope with green 1 cent Washington stamp. This envelope has end
torn off, all else excellent condition. All. $16.00
Journal- THE WORLD’S WORK, Vol. XVLII, No. 2, December 1923.
Doubleday, Page & Co., Garden City, NY. Popular magazine of its day.
Current events, social commentary. Some of these articles seem very timely
even for today:
The Immigration Peril: What the Aliens Are Doing to Us, Is The Church
Dividing (“Will the End be Two Churches, One Liberal the Other
Fundamentalist?”); American Liberty, More or Less; There Was a Captain by
the Name of Pershing, The Wardens of Cape Cod, The Ward Boss, Coolidge and
Congress, Can We Beat the Business Cycle?, A Bookkeeper’s Investment Story,
A Red Letter Book Guide, more. Heavy advertising, many in color: Steinway,
Standard Plumbing Fixtures, Texaco, Haynes Auto, Maxwell Auto, Robt. Burns
cigars, Aeolian Vocalion (4 delightful pages), Cadillac, Lincoln, Kodak, L.C.
Smith, Waterman’s Fountain Pen, Pall Mall, Holeproff Hosiery, Puralin,
Whiting & Davis Mesh Bags, Story & Clark, Jell-O, Kohler, Gillette,
Hupmobile, Allen Hosiery, DePollier Watches, Lionel Electric Trains, Stearns
Motor Cars, Nettleton Shoes, Ives Toy Train, Syracuse China. Much, much more.
Four holes are punched near spine. Spine has been covered with a fabric
tape—probably by a library? All else very good condition. 8-1/4”x 11”x
250pp (140 pages are advertising). $22.00
06109-M0495EEUA- Proclamation- from State of Connecticut by His Excellency JOHN H. TRUMBULL, Governor. 1925. Calls for a day of Fasting and Prayer for Friday, April 10. Quite framable. Small hole in one fold, small edge chip, otherwise excellent condition. 11"x 17". $22.00
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01730-M0693CECA- Catalogue/Care Booklet-
WEST'S MAGNESIA PRODUCTS CO.,
Milwaukee, WI, ca 1926. Canaries
For Pleasure and
Profit. Breeding and care information. Illustrations and description of
all their care and food products. Nice yellow tone cover. Very good condition.
3-3/4” x 5-3/4” x 31pp.
03968-M0795CLKL- Booklet- BON AMI CO., NY, 1926. "The Chick That Never Grew Up", a Bon Ami story. Nicely illustrated poem story about the little Bon Ami Chick Hasn’t Scratched Yet") interacting with the Bunny Rabbit Nation, by George W. Davey. This was a handout for enjoyment of children. Beautiful color and in excellent condition. 5" x 7-1/2" x 16pp. $36.00 Pictures
00156-B0990ELEE- Reference Book- THE DUPLEX HANGER CO. Cleveland, OH. 1927. Ed #27. A Reference Book of Mill Building Construction. Malleable iron joist, wall and concrete block hangers; wall plates, wall boxes. Steel wall, I beam hangers, post bases, post caps. Nice heavy timber construction details. Paperback. 8-1/2" x 11" x 62pp. $22.00
06456-M0599CREE-Catalogue-THE FISCHER & JIROUCH CO., Cleveland, OH.
(?) Interior and Exterior Decorative Ornament. Comprehensive selection,
well illustrated. Capitals, corbels, bosses, brackets, consoles, shells,
center pieces, friezes, ceilings, panels, corners, balcony fronts, beams,
mouldings, beads, pearls, wreaths, festoons, husks, tulips, pendants,
spandrels, ventilator grills, rosettes, heads, cartouches, door heads,
pilasters, gables, lunettes, figures, eagles, caryatides, more. Hardback.
Spine ends bumped, worn corners, 1-1/4" gap in spine covering. Contents
very good condition. 9-1/4"x 12-1/4" x 254pp. $84.00
Sales Pak- POSTAL LIFE INSURANCE CO., 511 Fifth Avenue, New York. Nov
21st, 1927. Four pieces: 1) Letter with embossed head
with exhortation to return a previously sent application. 2) Large
9”x 19” folded broadsheet with engraving of their building touting a
Full-Life Policy At Lowest Cost, records of claims paid, etc., and coupon to
fill out for particulars. In excellent condition.
3) Booklet measuring 3-1/2”x 6-3/4”x 8pp in brown ink with
orange highlights entitled, “special Safeguards for Policyholders in the
Postal Life Insurance Company”. Corner crease. 4) Original mailing
envelope with brown 1-1/2¢ stamp. Envelope has a little bug damage.
All four pieces. $22.00
Book- INTERNATIONAL TEXTBOOK CO. (ICS), Salesmanship, Book I, Scranton,
PA, 1928. Covers Essentials of Modern Salesmanship, Mental and Physical
Efficiency. Flexible leatherette w/marbleized end papers. Very good condition.
5" x 7-3/4” x 137pp. $32.00
06277-M0898ELOH- Catalogue- THE NEW ERA BUREAU AND ADVERTISER, F. A. Staniels & Co., Boston, Mass. Vol.4, April 1928. Ladies' and gentlemen's personal ads. Many commercial ads, also. A few photos. One full page ad from the "Al. Smith Ring Co offering "the Official Presidential Ring" promoting Al Smith for president in 1928. "Every Al. Smith Democrat Should Wear One." Engraving of ring. Very good condition. 6"x 9"x 20pp. $38.00
06276-M0898ELOH- Catalogue- THE BONAFIDE CO.,
Kansas City, Mo. "The Bonafide Club", No.23, small library stamp
says Jan 7, 1928. Presentation of
matrimony prospects or a catalogue of lonely hearts, if you will. These all
seem to be female, mostly young. A number of "widows by death" and
some "widows by law". Many state that they
are not flappers. Pictures interspersed throughout. Most interesting
cultural study! Folks do this on the Internet these days. Wraps have some
wrinkles and front two corners missing.
Archival tissue repairs to inside front wrap, else very good.
51/2"x 8"x 32pp. $32.00
Book- FIELD BOOK OF NORTH AMERICAN MAMMALS, Descriptions of every mammal
known north of the Rio Grande, together with brief accounts of habits,
geographical ranges, etc. With 32 coloured plates and 175 photographs, pen and
ink sketches and maps. By H. E. Anthony. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York &
1928, eighth impression. Quite comprehensive. Note and name inscribed on
end papers and page edges. Otherwise, very good condition.
Hardback. 4-1/4”x 7”x 674pp. $36.00
Broadside- THE CHICAGO CIVIC OPERA,
431 South Wabash. Telephone, Harrison 6122. Last Call for Season Tickets for
the 1928-1929 opera season. Price
range was from $11.00 to $66.00. No illustrations. Excellent condition. Great
display item. 8”x10-1/8”.
03586-M0395EEHC- Catalogue- MONARCH THEATER SUPPLY, Memphis, TN ca 1929. They compare their independence and pluck to that of Lucky Lindy, with picture of Lindbergh--"We Are Not A Trust". Holmes and other projectors, reflector arc lamps, actodectors, lens, screen coatings, auto generators (for touring theaters--it worked off a rear automobile wheel), portable power plants, transformers, lamps, carbons, picture machine motors, reels, condensers, stage lighting, opera chairs, etc. Pink self-mailer. Silverfish damage, primarily to outside sheets (touches some text but no art), edge tear. 8-1/2" x 11-1/4" x 16pp. Scarce from this mid-south company. $32.00
Sales Pak- ARTHUR T. WHITE, THE MAGAZINE BARGAIN MAN, Westfield, Mass. 1929.
Mr. White billed himself as the “Largest ‘Direct Subscriber Agency’ in
the World”. He was crippled and used a picture of himself on crutches in his
ads and mailing pieces. This assortment has 5 pieces: 1) Delightful
little catalogue measuring 3-3/8”x 6-1/8”x 40pp of “Magazine
Bargains for 1929-1930”. Well illustrated with red highlights. Has all the
magazines of the day with subscription prices. Great research piece.
2) Full page cover letter with dark blue graphics
announcing expiration of subscriptions and pushing for renewal.
3) 3-1/4”x 6” expiration notice on three magazines in
red ink. 4) Business Reply Envelope. 5) Original mailing
envelope with 2-cent red Washington stamp. Has some foxing.
All rest in excellent condition. All five pieces. $18.00
06756-M0495EEUO- Program, Field Day- DAVIDSON COUNTY SCHOOLS, Cumberland Park, (Nashville, TN), May 9th, 1930. Many well known Middle Tennessee firms are advertising sponsors: Phillips & Buttorff, Sterchi Bros., Clark Hardware, Tennessee Biscuit Co., Dury’s Home Craft Dept., Rose Seed Co., Donelson Cash Store, Goodletsville Mill and Feed Store, Gilbert’s On The Square, W. S. Riddle Notion Co., Paris School Supply, Southern Woodenware Co., Keith-Simmons, Peek’s Drug Store, Steger-Miller Printing Co., more. No illustrations except Duck Head logo from O’Bryan Bros. Back has some soiling and small corner missing. 6”x 8-3/4”x 12pp. $14.00
06735-M0595EESC- Miscellaneous Ephemera- 4 Items: 1)
Canceled check in amount of $375.00 on the Shenandoah
National Bank of Woodstock, VA.;
2) Uncashed check in amount of
$2.00 on The National Bank Of
3) Beautiful color ink
blotter with 1920 calendar. Picture is Spring Blossoms
by W. Haskell Cottin.
Blotter appears to have been used a couple of times. Corners and edges are
nice and sharp. 4) All in the
mailing envelope postmarked Sep 3,
1930. Envelope is torn off on end and bugged on back,
all else in fine condition. All. $17.00
Product Booklet- PATTERSON KELLY CO.,
Kelly Reclaimer. "Heats water without cost for laundries and
industrial plants." NY. 1930. Product booklet on heat exchanger
device to use waste hot water to preheat incoming water. Perhaps some ideas
for the inventor in today's energy crisis? Contains interesting photos,
engineering data, explanation, testimonial letters. Heavy paper. Slight cover
soiling; has been folded. 8-1/2" x 11" x 8pp. $12.00
01961-M0893EKEE- Promotional Piece- JACELLEN REALTY CORP, NY, 1931. Large promotional piece for sixteen floor and penthouse apartment bldg at 430 East 86th St. on the Upper East Side. "...adjacent to Carl Schurz Park and the East River, between York and Fifth Aves...building has appearance of a Park Ave residence and will be ‘Park Avenue’ quality throughout." Schurz Park is location of Gracie Mansion, official residence of mayor. Architectural renderings of building exterior, typical living room setting, environment map. Reverse side has large typical plan of floor layout. The prices for each type apartment are penciled in and for 1931, they are ‘Park Ave’ prices--from $2,200.00 to $3,200.00. The New York Historical Society tells us that the building is still there and still presumably of high quality. 36" x 50" folded to 9" x 12-1/2" on heavy buff stock in brown ink. Minor separation at couple of folds, otherwise excellent condition. Nice piece $36.00
Journal- THE MODERN BOY, Vol.7, No.162, Mar 14, 1931. The
Amalgamated Press, Ltd. London. Articles and adventure stories for boys:
Flying Scotsman (steam locomotive) cover, Model Plane Chat, New Rail &
Road Coach, Motor Racing Game, Shipmates Of The Dawn, What Plane Was That?,
Faster Than The Fastest, Pictorial News Pages, Double Your (radio) Set Range,
The Amir’s Ruby, more. Small edge tears, cover spot, age toned, staple rust.
7-1/2” x 10-1/2” x 28pp. $36.00
06370-M0199EUSA- Journal- THE FAKE KILLER AND NEW IDEAS MAGAZINE, Vol.1, No.2. October
Los Angeles, CA. Lewis W. Liddy, Pub & Ed.
His office was in Hollywood.
Strange magazine-- he says he... "published in the interest of
general public... inventors, promoters, writers and artists." The thrust
is exposure of..."fakers, humbugs, parasites, swindlers, and dead
Articles include, The Peruvian Mummy, National Campaign Against Fortune
Tellers and Fake Astrologers, The Hollydollar Coupon Scheme, Perpetual Motion
Does Work (he says it really does!), Riches Await Any Inventor Of Cold Light,
several photoplay synopses, much more. Deaccessioned from LOC. Archival notes
say that Vol.1, No.1 was called New Ideas, Oct 1931 and was continued after
this issue as Ideas Magazine with third issue in May of 1932. Seems like
publisher was searching for an identity.
Bound in archival boards. Excellent condition. 6"x 9"x 32pp.
04845-M0496COOU- Catalogue- COLUMBIA UMBRELLA CO., Lancaster, PA. Mail Order Dept. Cat No.2, ca 1930s. Umbrellas, walking canes, supplies, etc. for repair shops: Covers, large selection of handles, loops/tassels, caps, ties, puffs, cases, ribs, frames, runners, ferrules, shanks, rings, buttons, thread, tips, leathers, cane tips, etc. One price page scribbled out, some pencil notes, otherwise very good. Coated stock. Once upon a time, repairing one's umbrella was a foregone conclusion--then they got cheap--now the cheap ones are getting expensive and they still are not much good. Maybe it's time to take another look at higher quality umbrellas that can be repaired. 6" x 8-3/4" x 28pp. $46.00
03382-M1194ELEE- NAZI ITEM, ca early 1930s. This could be a ballot, if not official, at least some sort of propaganda straw ballot, perhaps. Or, it could be an invitation to a fund raiser?? Measures 5-3/4" x 8-1/4" and reads (all in German): "Day for Peace and Freedom", Mahlkreis Wurttemberg. Wurttemberg and Regierungsbezirk Sigmaringen (the towns and districts). Nationalist German Workers Party". Adolph Hitler’s name in large type and in smaller type, the last names of Hess, Frick, Goring, Goebble and Murr. A 1-3/16" circle has a crayoned ‘X’ mark in it. We think it probably dates from Hitler’s early outrages in his rise to power. The piece is age-toned; folds and small edge tears have archival tissue reinforcing and repairs to back side (do not show). There you have it. Maybe you know more exactly just what it is. $38.00
06758-M0495EEUO- Solicitation Letter- MASSANUTTEN ACADEMY, Woodstock, VA. October 24, 1932. Three pieces: 1) Letter with large illustration of a “proposed chair for the chapel” (a theater seat). Folded but very good condition. 2) Reply envelope. 3) Original mailing envelope with graphic of young cadet in dress uniform standing at parade rest. End is torn off this envelope. All. $12.00
06757-M0495EEUO- Sales Pak- NATIONAL
GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, Washington, DC. 1933.
Four pieces: 1) 8-1/2” x 7-3/4” unused Notice/Reinstatement form. 2) 6-1/4”x 3-3/4”x 8 panel flyer, green accents, with
“alluring treasures for mind and eye”
available to subscribers. Half-tone pictures. Excellent condition. 3) Unused reply envelope. 4) Original
mailing envelope with end torn off. All. $8.00
01428-M1292CEKO- Catalogue- DETTRA FLAG CO, Oaks, PA, 1933 with 4pp 1934 insert, 1936 discount sheet, and 6pp 1937 price and discount booklet. Also includes 4pp undated Bull Dog Bunting piece with actual material samples of red, white & blue stapled in. Beautiful, colorful catalogue of every kind imaginable: U.S., foreign, bumper, window, store front, fraternal, club, society, yacht, fireman’s, welcome, confederate, church, burgees, theater, advertising, VFW, etc. Last 13pp are a magnificent pictorial walk-thru of their entire manufacturing facility. Flag Etiquette, Flag Holidays. Silver, red, white, blue embellished stiff covers. Thumb indexed. Light cover soil. A rare find! 6" x 9" x 240 pp + all the inserts. $132.00
06605-M0300ELEE- Score Card- CUBS OFFICIAL SCORE CARD, Chicago National League, Wrigley Field. 1934. Cardboard stock printed in red, white, blue and black ink. Advertisers include Blue Valley Butter, Edelweiss Orange Soda, Green River Root Juices, Hires Root Beer, Prima Beers, Coca-Cola. This is the game between Chicago and Pittsburgh. Explains in detail how to score the game yourself with detailed chart. Great item for display. 6"x 9" and opens to 9"x 12" scorecard. Unused. A vertical indentation can be felt but hardly seen, slightly discolored on back, otherwise in very good condition. $38.00
06285-M0998EAEK- Product Sheets- ADCRAFT
MFG CO, Chicago, ILL. ca 1935.
Badges and "Good Will Advertising". Six pieces: 1)
8-1/2"x 11"x 4pp. Front is unused letter head, pgs 2 thru 3 are very
large illustrations of thermometer, egg timer, celluloid cigarette case and
other specialties, bridge score pad, brass ash tray, etc.
Pg 4 is badges of all kinds. 2)
12" sheet printed one side of emblems and badges. 3)
12" sheet printed one side of window badges in 2 color. 4)
12" sheet printed both sides of metal and ribbon badges in sepia.
12"x sheet printed one side of colorful badges. 6)
envelope with ADCRAFT return address. Flap is sealed down but unused. All
flyers have letter folds but excellent otherwise. All six pieces.
03935-M0795CAEE - Fan- AMERICAN SNUFF CO., Memphis, TN. 1937. Dental Scotch Snuff. Beautiful artist signed color lithograph of two hunters by the fireplace watching pups play with old jacket. "There Goes Your Old Hunting Coat." Snuff containers prominently displayed. Back has 1937, 1938 calendars imprinted, illustration of factory & advertising copy. Blade is 7-5/8" x 9-1/8". Rattan handle. Very good condition. A series of these hunter genre was published--not sure how many different. $34.00
02235-M1193EOKE- Catalogue- H. HOFFMAN CO, Chicago, IL, Catalogue no. 18, 1937. Locksmith Supplies. Luggage locks, tire locks, compartment locks, picks, pullers, auto lock springs, Plymouth locking hubcap, door handles, ignition set locks, master keys, tools, etc. 1” cover corner missing, light cover soil. 8-1/2” x 10-3/4” x 32pp. $18.00
03546-M0395EEHC- Labor Items- BASTIAN BROS CO, UNION BADGE & BUTTON DEPT, Rochester, NY. Feb 10, 1938. Sales letter with two union "Monthly dues" pin-back buttons attached. One 1" lavender and one 1-1/4" yellow. Attached price/order sheet. Almost like new. Inserted in old envelope with letter from National Council of Grain Processors and Allied Industries announcing that Postum Co. had been placed on unfair list for thwarting unionization. Letter and pins like new, envelope bug chewed. All. $32.00
Book- THE STANDARD BOOK OF FORMULAS, How to Make What You Use. Over 2,000
Practical Modern Working Formulas for Making Useful Products by Harvey
Bennett, F.A.I.C. Garden City Publishing Co., New York. New Revised Edition, 1938.
Calculations, working instructions: Adhesives, Agricultural & Garden
Specialties, Coatings, Protective & Decorative, Cosmetics & Drugs,
Emulsions, Food Products & Flavors, Inks, Carbon Paper, Crayons,
Mimeograph & Typewriter Specialties, Leather, Skins, Furs, etc.,
Lubricants, Oils, Plating, Polishes, Soaps, Cleansers, Textiles & Fibers,
more. Yellow cloth covered hardback. Very good condition. 5-3/4”x 8-3/8”x
06957-M0690ELEE- Book- HAWKINS MECHANICAL DICTIONARY. A Cyclopedia Of Words, Terms,
Phrases, And Data Used In The Mechanical Arts, Trades And Sciences. By N.
Published by Theodore Audel & Co. 1938
Impression. Flexible leatherette bindings in black pebble finish, red page
edges. Indispensable companion volume to any of the mechanical arts books. Has
been damped and stains in gutter, shaken
Nothing stuck and quite serviceable, however.
5-5/8”x 7-3/4”x 666pp. $16.00
THORNDIKE- CENTURY WORLD
NEIGHBOR STAMP ALBUM, Chicago, IL. 1938.
For grades 7-12. Unused, i1lustrated, inserted order blank. Very good
condition. 12” x 9” x 16pp. $12.00
Catalog- GROSSMAN STAMP CO., NYC. Wholesale Cat No.86, Part Eight, 1939.
Stamps from around the world. Well illustrated on coated stock. Excellent
condition. 6” x 9” x 32pp. $28.00
Journal- THE NIPPON MERCHANDISE, Vol. 6, No.1, Jan 1941.
Pub by The Nippon Merchandise Co, Osaka, Japan. In English. Lots of ads.
Promotes manufacturing machinery and consumer goods for world market. Japan
was emerging as an industrial powerhouse before WWII. She would disappear for
about twenty years before rising again to the status she occupies today.
Quality journal on heavy coated stock, some library marks, otherwise very
good. 9" x 12" x 80pp. 53.00
Book- TREASURES IN TRUCK AND TRASH by Morgan Towne, Doubleday & Co,
Garden City, NY. 1949. Indexed. Comprehensive coverage of all the items
bringing big money these days. Hardback, excellent condition. 5-1/4"x
7-5/8"x 205pp. $32.00
02565-M0594EKLO- COMMUNIST EAST GERMANY EPHEMERA: 1) "Der junge Agitator" by the "Agitation Section”,
for socialist action, 1952, 4” x
5-3/4” x 80pp;
2) "Fur den Propagandisten und Agitator" Society for
German-Soviet Friendship, Sep 12, 1958,
6"x 8-1/4" x 24pp;
3) “Frohlich seinund
singer”, children's indoctrination booklet in color. Cartoon-like with
games, crafts, songs, etc. Two pages are meant to be looked at through 3-D
glasses. Berlin, 1963, 11-1/2” x
8" x 32pp;
4) ”Die Wahrheit”
newspaper, Organ Der Kommunistischen Partei Steirmarks. Graz, Nov
4, 1945, 12-1/2” x 18-3/4” x 8pp. All
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03939-M0695AOUC- Catalogue- VOLAND & SONS, New Rochelle, NY. Cat ‘K’, 1939. Precision Balances & Weights, most in fancy wooden & glass cases. Weight and Vernier Models, Standard & Inverted Assay Balances, Metric Precision Weights, Troy Weights, Balance Accessories. Price list and several other sheets inserted. Excellent condition. 6" x 9" x 62pp. $98.00
Program- PROGRAMA TAURINO DE LUJO, Mexico, November 1941.
Complete story and history of the bull fight in Spanish and English. Many
advertisements in Spanish. Full-page photo of two bullfighters: Silverio Perez
and Paco Gorraez. Laid in are two more pieces: an advertising cartouche and a
little paper airplane with weighted nose. Neither appears to have ever been
used. 4-3/4”x 7-5/8”x 16pp. $32.00
Bio Booklet- Presentacion de SILVERIO PEREZ, Bull Fighter. Mexico,
November 1941. 2-color die cut cover with picture of Mr. Perez. Many
advertisements throughout including one with Cuban cigar pictured. Delightful
piece. Excellent condition. 6-7/8”x 4-1/2”x 16pp. $35.00
Catalogue- S. M. SPENCER MFG. CO, Boston, MA. 1942. Marking Devices For Every Purpose. Stamps, dies, stencils,
brands and supplies; badges, signs, tags, name plates, checks, dials, jig saw
work, numbering machines, time stamps, seals, self inking stamps, etc.
Beautiful graphics and typography throughout. Light cover soil, otherwise very
good. 7" x 10'' x 222pp. Stiff covers, coated stock. Plus two letters
with very nice heads dated 1949 and quote sheet on red fibre hotel key tags.
THE STORY OF INVENTION · Man,
the miracle maker,
by Hendrick Van Loon. The World Pub Co, Cleveland, OH and NY. Tower
Book Ed, 1942. Chronology of inventions and revelations that
have affected mankind through the ages. Illustrated. Grey
cloth hardback, some page age toning, otherwise excellent condition. Dust
jacket chipped, torn, some repairs. 5-3/4”x 8-1/4”x 252pp. $14.00
06658-M0694EEEE- Lard Tin- THE BRAUN BROS. PACKING CO., Troy, Ohio. "Inspected By Board of Health, Troy, O. Pure Lard Open Kettle Rendered". This is a 50 pound tin. Painted orange with large black, gold and orange painted label. Generally in pretty good shape but not mint by any means. Has scratches and some rust. Largest rust spot measures about 3-1/4"x long and 1-1/2" wide. It's on side. Bright tin coating on lid and bottom is obscured by rust coat. Overall measurements: 12-1/4"x 14-1/2" tall. Nice display piece. $45.00
04485-M1195EREE- Journal- THE CHAMPION AND TRIUMPH, Vol.47, No.1,199, Jan 20, 1945. The Amalgamated Press, Ltd. London. Great adventure yarns for boys: Rockfist Rogan, R.A.F.; Gusty Gale Gets Cracking; Punch McPhee, The Fighting Sea-Cook; Leader of The Lost Commandos; The Menace of the Mummy’s Hand. A few ads. Cover of fighters in ring. Minor cover spot. 7-1/2” x 11” x 16pp. $32.00
Letter & Brochure- SAVE-THE-REDWOODS
LEAGUE, Univ. of CA, Berkeley, Feb
14, 1945. Beautiful color brochure (6" x 9") w/view in color of
Redwoods along the "Avenue of the Giants." Letter to "Friend of
Conservation" appeals for matching funds to help preserve the Redwood
forests. Almost like-new condition.
05228-M0896EKRE- Book- THE MARSHALL FIELDS, A STUDY IN WEALTH. By John Tebbel, E. P. Dutton & Co, NY. 1948. 3rd printing. "...the dramatic tale of two controversial Americans-- of the founder of a great fortune and of its inheritor, who have come to represent old and new America (Marshall Field, founder, and his grandson, Marshall Field III). The first was a business genius who bent everything in his life to to the compiling of a $150,000,000 fortune. Along the road he left human wreckage: his son Marshall II, whom he completely overshadowed and who came to a tragic end; and his wife, the gentle Nannie Scott, who died abroad, where she searched for the romantic affection she never found in her marriage." Much, much more, but we can't tell you the entire story here. It's fascinating reading! Hardback, biblio, index. Inscription in front and private library bookplate. Near fine. Dust jacket is frayed at edges and has tape repairs. 6" x 8-3/4" x 320pp. $32.00
Instruction Booklet- SPECIFICATIONS
RECOMMENDED TO SECURE DRY BRICK WALLS, Louisville Cement Co. 1952.
AIA file booklet #5-M. Colorful, comprehensive
8-1/2" x 11" x 18pp Paperback. $7.00
Instruction Booklet- TYPE OF WORKMANSHIP RECOMMENDED FOR CONCRETE BLOCK
WALLS Louisville Cement Co. 1953. AIA file booklet #10.
Comprehensive and very instructive. Excellent. 8-1/2" x 11" x 14pp
04977-M0696EREE- Catalogue- WILLIAM H. DOOR, Hollywood, CA. 1950s. "Open This Door To Glamour." Cover has appearance of a wood door with glass panel through which is visible silhouette of a nude female form. Offers reels and slides of nude ladies. Well illustrated, many provocative poses. In blue and sepia tone. Inserted order blank with prices. Printed note on front indicates a sample, unmounted slide was originally included, but this is not present. Very good condition. 3-3/4'x 8-1/2" x 16pp. $32.00
01815-M0693EEOC- Catalogue- HELEN GALLAGHER FOSTER HOUSE, Peoria, IL, ca 1950s. Household and personal notions of all kinds. Color and black/white. Very good condition. 8-1/2" x 10-1/4" x 64pp. $22.00
Catalogue- MERIDITH’S OF EVANSTON,
Evanston, IN, 1955-56.Gift ‘N
Gadget Catalogue. The Season’s Most Sparkling Gifts. 2-color. Very good
condition. 8-1/2” x 11” x 32 pp.
04588-M1095ELHA-Catalogue-R. E. WALLACE, Ft Worth, TX. 1955
Price List. Stamps of The United States, Confederate States, U.S. Possessions,
Canada, Newfoundland. Many are illustrated. Coated stock paper. 2-color cover.
Very good condition. 4-1/4” x 7-1/4” x 112pp. $18.00
Catalogue- INDEPENDENT LOCK CO. (ILCO), Fitchburg, MA. Cat
No.17-1, 1959. Key Blanks, Locksmiths Supplies, Key Cutting Machines.
Well illustrated. Stiff 2-color covers, coated stock pages. Very good. 8-1/2”
x 11” x 120pp. $28.00
Book- INSIDE THE U.S. PATENT OFFICE.
The Story of the Men, the Laws, and the Procedures of the American Patent
System by Harry Kursh; W.W. Norton Co, NY. 1st. 1959.
Illustrated, Bibliography, Appendix, Index. Full cloth hardback bindings.
Excellent condition. 5-3/4” x 8-1/2” x 171pp.
Book- THEY LAUGHED WHEN I SAT DOWN. An Informal History of Advertising in
Words and Pictures by Frank Rowsome, Jr. Published by Bonanza Books, division
of Crown Pub. Copyright 1959.
Delightful browsing! Hardback near mint, dust jacket cut and laid in.
8-3/4"x 11-1/4"x 182pp.
INDEPENDENT LOCK CO. (ILCO), Fitchburg, MA. Cat No.18, 1962.
Key Blanks, Locksmiths Supplies, Key Cutting Machines. Well illustrated. Stiff
3-color covers, coated stock pages, 22-ring binder. Very good. 9-1/2” x
11-1/2” x 108pp. $28.00
Catalogue- INDEPENDENT LOCK CO. (ILCO), Fitchburg, MA. Cat No.20, cprt 1966,
revised 1970. Key Blanks, Locksmiths Supplies, Key Cutting Machines.
Well illustrated. Stiff 2-color covers,
plastic comb bound. Very
8-3/4” x 11” x 148pp. $22.00
04817-M0396EAEE- Journal- WBNS-TV TELE-CASTER, Columbus, OH. Vol.5, No.3, Oct, 1960. On coated stock. Lots of news and pictures from these early days of television-- Shirley Temple, Tarzan & Jane, "This Man Dawson," Jane Wyatt of "Father Knows Best," Bert Parks, Miss America Lynda Lee Mead, Amanda Blake, Dennis Weaver, Gary Moore, Alan King, Jayne Meadows & Steve Allen, Ann Southern, Janis Paige, Don Wilson, Danny Kaye, Richard Boone, Dobie Gillis, Jackie Gleason, Phil Silvers, Polly Bergen, more. Ads from Chocks Vitamins, Decaf Coffee, Hi-C, Coco Wheats, Jif Peanut Butter, Calgon. Minor wrinkles 9" x 12" x 8pp. $28.00
02897-M0794EKEE- Catalogue- NATIONAL LIGHTNING PROTECTION CO, Saint Louis, MO. Cat. No. 200, ca 1960. Catalog of Lightning Protection Materials. Copper and aluminum cables; fasteners, connectors, couplings; air terminals, braces, brackets; heavy duty stuff for smoke stacks; guards grounds, clamps; air terminal assemblies w/weather vane, ornaments, weather vanes, house signs, etc. Installation details. Clean and interesting catalogue. Plastic balls (no glass balls). Line art and half tones. Stiff yellow wraps. 8-1/2" x 11" x 16pp. $32.00
Journal- CAGE & AVIARY BIRDS, Published by Farmer and Stockbreeder
Publications, London. 14 May, 1964.
Professionally done bound tabloid format, well illustrated, many ads. Cover art
by R. A. Vowles. Semi-coated stock paper, some age toning, archival stamps.
9-3/4” x 12-1/2” x 24pp.
Catalogue- MYERS MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT, Myers Truck and Caster
Co, Nashville, TN, Cat No. 63, 1963, Distributor is Nook & O'Neill
of Cleveland, OH. Factory and Warehouse trucks, trailers; dumping hoppers, conveyor
trucks, caster wheels, etc. Of special interest are railroad baggage wagons
and airline carts/wagons of various kinds. Two-color on heavy coated stock.
Excellent. 8-1/2" x 11" x 52pp. $12.00
Booklet- LAUGH BOOK MAGAZINE, 20th Anniversary Issue. 1943-1963.
Published by Charles E. Jones, Wichita, KS. Vol.19, No.1, Aug 1, 1963.
Very good condition. 5” x 6-3/4” x 62pp. $11.00
Book- THE NINETEENTH OF APRIL, 1775. Sawtells of Somerset, Lincoln, MA.
1968. A Collection of First Hand Accounts Including Paul Revere’s
Ride, Battle Of Lexington, The Concord Fight, March Of The British. Being the
Depositions & Narratives of Persons Who Participated.
A number of old documents reproduced. Illustrated. Paperback. Very good
condition. 5-1/2” x
8-1/2” x . $12.00
Journal- TENNESSEE CONSERVATIONIST, Jan 1969.
Special Memphis Sesquicentennial Issue. Good. 8-1/2" x 11" x
Catalogue- SHIPS & SEA, S. T. Preston & Son, Long Island, NY, 1970.
Catalogue of Marine Prints and Pictures, Ship Models, Carved Whales,
Figureheads, Scrimshaw, Brassware and a Host of Nautical Items and Gifts.
5-1/4" x 8" x 126 pp, stiff covers. $14.00
05040-M0796EAEE- Book- THE PEN, NOT THE SWORD by Mary & Gordon Campbell, Aurora Publishers, Nashville, London. 1970. First(?). Hardback, elongated format. A study of the history of our country through the eyes of the political and social cartoonist. Devoted to reproductions in b/w & color, with explanations of the works of Keppler, Gillam, Graetz, Wales, Stum, Taylor, Dalrymple, et al. From the pages of Puck, Harper's Weekly, Leslie's, Weekly, Judge, etc. These old timers were merciless in their depictions of the foibles of Somewhats! Deals with Politics, Immigration, Social, Medicine, Religion, Tariffs, Civil Service, Labor, Silver Coinage, Monopolies, Spanish American War, Foreign Relations. Spine head chipped, cover has small spot, front free end paper corner clipped, else very good & clean on heavy stock. 12-12" x 9-1/4" x 263pp. $32.00
Catalogue- FARNAM CO., Phoenix, AZ. 1976. Westways Western Store
Fixtures & Merchandisers For Western & Farm Stores.
Colorful catalogue with price list. Barrel racks, giant fiberglass
store decor items and animal heads, full size fiberglass animals, interior and
exterior letters, showcases; rustic wood merchandisers (wagons, peddler’s
cart, buckboard, wishing well, watering trough, wheelbarrow, etc.); saddle
racks, tack and boot displays, mannequins, much more.
Excellent condition. 8-1/2" x 11" x 40 pages. $32.00
Journal- TENNESSEE CONSERVATIONIST, July 1976. Colorful, river flatboat
re-enactment covers. Good. 8-1/2" x 11'" x 24pp + covers. $7.00
Catalogue- PIERCE STORE EQUIPMENT. Nashville,
Featuring Reeve and Shure-Sell
& Merchandising Components.
Comprehensive w/price list. Colorful. Excellent condition. 11" x
8-1/2" x 106pp. $32.00
Catalogue- IPM CATALOGUE OF PICTURE
POSTCARDS, International Postcard Market, Ltd. London, England. 1978.
Compiled by J.H.D. Smith. Advertisements form all those in the field in
Great Britain, classification and price guide for volumes of postcards.
Looks definitive. Heavily illustrated. Color covers, coated stk. Light cover
soil and corner crease, otherwise very good. 6"x 8-1/4"x
05429-M1196EKOE- Book- KING OF THE CASTLE. The Making of a Dynasty: Seagram's and the Bronfman
Empire. By Peter C. Newman,
NY, 3rd printing, 1979.
Old Sam Bronfman started out as a
bootlegger in western Canada. They are now
Rothchilds of the New World" by many accounts. Completely
unauthorized, the book "...attempts to document for the first time the
controversial history and impressive influence of this supremely monied,
infinitely complex, and highly neurotic family."
Appendices of company brands and holdings, index, hardback.
Fascinating history! Some sun discoloration of front board, otherwise fine.
6-1/2" x 9-1/2" x 306pp. $28.00
Journal- NINETEENTH CENTURY, Vol V, No. 4. Winter 1979. New
York. “Nineteenth Century magazine is devoted to cultural and social history
from 1790 to 1917, with feature articles on architecture, fine
arts, decorative arts, interior design, lifestyles, and photography. Special
review sections for new books, important auctions, and exhibitions are
included in each issue.” Published by the Victorian Society in America as a
benefit for its members. Featured in this issue are three Victorian mansions.
High quality color and b/w photography on heavy coated stock paper. Inside
front cover is Alberto Vargas’ nude entitled “Yearning” in delicately
reproduced color. Very good condition. 8-1/2”x 11”x 64pp. $18.00
06835-M0102EEEE- Catalogue- JOAN
COOK, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Autumn
1981. All kinds of gifts, household jim cracks, toys, etc. Colorful
presentation. Colorful presentation.
Very good condition. 5-1/2”x 8-1/2”x 110pp.
Price Guide- PLATE COLLECTING
THE LAST 10 YEARS. R.J. Ernst Ent., San Marcos, CA, JULY 1982.
American Collector Supplement. Appx
half is analysis year by year, remainder
is listing of
price trends, color ads.
otherwise excellent. 7-3/4" x 10-3/4" x 62pp. $10.00
COUNTRY READER, JOURNAL FOR THE FARM, GARDEN AND FIRESIDE. VOL. 9, NO 1.
Cumberland General Store, Crossville, Tennessee. 1984. A tabloid
catalogue of mostly books on many subjects such as gardening, preserving,
cooking; beer, wine & cider making; country & homesteading skills,
building, livestock, etc. Two articles - one on the history of the general
store in America and one on Tennessee ghost stories. Very good. 11-1/2" x
13" x 16pp, Newsprint. $7.00
06324-M1197EEE- Calendar- GENERAL CORPORATION, Dallas, Texas. 1984. Wholesalers of Farm & Industrial Equipment. This is one of
those novelty calendars. All pads labeled 1888. They say in poem,
Greetings. This calendar, though nearly 96 years ‘late’ will help
you remember every important date. The year may look wrong,
upon first sight-- but for 1984-- every day is just right! You will read
about happenings of long ago...and of what the ‘future’ will hold for you!.
‘Good Old Days’ of years gone by...are back to show how time does
fly!" Fantastic color art of beautiful lady by J. Cooper. All complete.
Calendar is unused, clean and rolled. Lower edges have wrinkles and repaired
tear. Tin strip at bottom has a couple of crease marks. Very large -
00082-B0990ECKE- Catalogue- PARKER CUTLERY Chattanooga, TN, 1987 Close-out Prices, Cat No. 34. A wide selection on all kinds cutlery, all pictured, but photography is poor, as is the case with many catalogues now published. Good reference. Excellent condition. 8-1/2" x 11" x 56pp, self-covered. $6.00
06636-M0688EEEE- Scripophily Sales Pac- CORPEX
BANKNOTE CO., NY, NY. 1988.
Seven items: 1) Cover letter on laid stock paper with script typography. Wavy
edges. 2) Four actual stock samples
with "Specimen" printed across them. Folded one time, otherwise like
new. 3) Colorful gate folded cover
describing company and process. 8-1/2"x 12"x 6pp unfolded.
Like new condition. 4) Original mailing envelope with graphics.
Tears on end and edge. All items. $14.00
Catalogue- BLACKHAWK FILMS,
Commerce, CA. The Blackhawk Video Collector’s Choice. Vol.63, No.2, Summer 1990. Colorful presentation of all the old classics on video!
Very good condition. 8-1/2”x 10-7/8”x 32pp.
06830-M0693EEEE- Sample Album- CARLSON CRAFT, N. Mankato, MN. 1993. Wedding And Social Stationery Album. No expense was spared on this one! Beautiful actual samples in this huge album. Includes invitations, announcements, reception cards, respond cards and printed envelopes, at home cards, pew cards, map cards, lined inner envelopes, printed outer envelopes, informal notes, thank you cards, thank you scrolls and ribbons, programs, place cards, matchbooks, napkins. Everything appears to be priced. Sample pages of type, ink colors, etc. Almost new condition and it its original box. All samples present and in place. It’s huge- 15-1/4"x +15-3/4"x about 200pp. Weighs about 20 pounds. Padded large 7-ring binder. A real beauty! $96.00
02743-M1194ECEE- Catalogue- DOONEY
& BOURKE, Norwalk, CT. May 1994.
This is a fairly recent catalogue, but we feel compelled to list it because of
its beauty. They offer high quality leather bags and accessories. The trade
mark is an embossed leather seal depicting a duck and says, “All Weather
Leather”. They have two retail locations in New York, one on Madison Ave. and
one in Trump Tower at 5th Ave. & 57th St.
Catalogue is on heavy coated stock in full color and copy is in a script
hand. Destined to be a much-sought-after collectible. 6”
x 10” x 108pp.
06097-M0696EEE- Catalogue- OTTO-BURLINGTON'S HOME SHOPPING PVT. LTD., Noida, India (near New Delhi). Autumn/ Winter 1995. "Printed, Published, Edited and Owned by Mr. Nakui Kapur..." Colorful and well done on heavy coated stock. It appears that fewer Indian models are used in this one, but lovely Miss India of 1995, Ruchi Molhotra, appears on front. All text in English, prices in rupees and paisas. A few pages have creases, two have minor repairs, otherwise very good. 8-3/8"x 10-7/8"x 150pp. $22.00
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