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04374-B0990EUEE-  Promo Booklet- THE COLEMAN EVAPORATING & FRUIT PRESERVING COMPANY OF WESTERN MARYLAND, Hagerstown, MD. ca 1880. Don’t know if this company is related in any way to the later Coleman Co or not? Several nice engravings of this combination evaporator, baker and refrigerator (ice box). It consisted of a wooden cabinet with racks, a heat chamber and flue outlets. In several different models. They claimed it could also be used as a clothes dryer, and that it would pay for itself in four to eight weeks. Also a small engraving of an apple parer which “works on entirely new principles.” Light damp stain along lower edge, otherwise very good. Delightful item! Oblong format. 8-1/2” x 6” x 8pp. $32.00


00249-B0990EHLK- Product Booklet- THE COLEMAN EVAPORATING AND FRUIT PRESERVING CO. OF WESTERN MARYLAND. Hagerstown, MD. ca 1880. Product booklet of the "Combined Evaporator, Baker & Refrigerator...A Portable Fruit Dryer, Baker & Safe Combined" (They want to make sure we know what it is!) Nicely illustrated showing all its various uses. Edge stains. 8-1/2" x 6" x 7pp + covers.  $25.00


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


04590-M0196EKEE-  Catalogue- LOUGEE BROS., Exchange Block, Laconia, NH. F/W 1884-5. "Brim Full Of Useful Information To Purchasers Of Dry Goods, Carpets, Garments, &c. &c. Now Opened-The Largest and Most Complete Stock Of Dry Goods And Carpets In The State Of New Hampshire." Delightful clutter of numerous Victorian type styles throughout. Illustrations on corset page only. Upper right corner of cover missing (3/4” x 2-1/4"), small abraded hole in cover center, other small cover tears. Pages are rag stock and well preserved and bright. 6” x 9” x 16pp. $38.00


00372-B0990CCLK- Catalogue- H. S. PRUTZMAN & CO., Altoona, PA. No date but ca 1890's. Cardboard folder 3" x 5" imprinted: "Jobbers in carpets, matting, floor and table oil cloths, wood and willow ware, screen doors and window screens." Contains large broadside ( when unfolded) reading ''Jobbers in tinware, gray stone ware (enameled ware), garden tools, hay forks and rakes" and picturing in approximately seventy-eight cuts these last described items in nicely detailed engravings. Fold corners separated but would close when flattened. Great item for display. 24" x 17''. $45.00


04825-M0396CHCL- Catalogue- CRESCENT PERFUMERY CO., Marietta, PA. ca 1890s. "Perfumery is our specialty." They have all their Toilet Preparations listed and priced in the first three pages but not illustrated. Balance of catalogue depicts and describes their Premiums: Ladies’ toilet table, fainting couch, Norris chair, chiffonier, iron bed, rattan rocker and baby carriage, bicycle, cuckoo Clocks, pocket watches, rings, Seth Thomas mantle clock, etc. Nice engravings. Inserted sales letter and order blank. Coated stock pages, stiff covers. Minor faded area on front cover. 5-1/4" x 6-3/4" x 20pp. $38.00


05470-M1296LOUC- Catalogue- HIRSHBERG BROS AND CO., No. 323 West Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD. Cat No.96, ca 1896. Fantastic engravings of pier, wall, mantle mirrors, cheval or swinging mirrors, bric-a-brac mirrors, framed pictures, oil paintings on glass, chromos, very elaborate mouldings and frames, mitre machine/vise, parlor easels, wall pockets, music stands, commodes, blacking cases, photograph frames, novelty mirrors, cologne bottles, inkstands, ladies' and gentlemen's traveling dressing cases, toilet sets, photograph albums (the heavy, padded Victorian ones), banquet lamps (oil, center draft burner), silk shades and glass globes for lamps; brass, gold plated and onyx parlor tables; kitchen, ebony and porcelain clocks (marvelous!), clock and mantle ornaments, more. Large sized art throughout. Discount sheet still bound in, inserted order sheet. Stiff cover with red embossed typography, coated stock sheets. Magnificent catalogue! Very good condition. 9-1/8" x 11-3/4" x 120pp. $226.00


06130-M0995EOEE- Catalogue Reprint-PAIRPOINT MFG CO., New Bedford, Mass. Quality 1979 reprint of this 1894 catalogue of "Gold And Silver Plate, Rich Cut Glass and Fine Decorated Art Goods." Beautiful art! Stiff cover. Near new condition. Oblong format. 11"x 8-1/2"x 198pp. $85.00


04788-M0396ELCL- Broadsheet- STANDARD SILVER WARE CO., 30 Kneeland St., Boston. ca 1890. "Mfgs & Jobbers of Fine Electro Silver-Plated Ware, Spoons, Forks, Knives, &c." Two pieces: 1) Pink sheet with copy of ad they had placed in search for agents, and selling copy on the prudence of the offer. 2) 9-3/4" x 12" broadsheet. One side has cut of their building, selling copy, certificate for order of Sample Casket of silver for $1.00. Side two has lengthy promotion of their wares. Nice typography, borders, etc. Excellent condition. Both. $32.00


06134-M0995ECEE- Catalogue Reprint- R. M. WAGAN & CO., Mount Lebanon, NY. Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Shaker's Chairs, Manufactured By The Society of Shakers. Appears to be an older reprint, although no indication by whom or when. Original was probably late 19th century. Slat back w/arms and rockers, no arms, web back w/and w/o arms, upholstered with and without arms and rockers, footstool, etc. All illustrations in line art and priced. Light damp stain in gutter, staple rust. 5-3/8"x 8-1/4" 16pp. $28.00


05628-M0297EEUE- Broadside Flier and Business Card-  REED & CO., Eagle, MI. ca 1900. Michigan Galvanized Iron Washer. 2-1/8" x 4" card depicts tub w/crescent bottom and wooden legs and a manual scrubber. Shows manual wringer mounted, but wringer evidently did not come w/washer. Reverse has picture of little girl w/her flap down- "I am Reed & Co.'s Girl!  I am in a fix.  My pants are down-- to the Laundry to be washed in the Michigan Galvanized Iron Washing Machine. Where are yours?" 6" x 9" flier repeats graphic of washing machine, lists ten advantages, advertises for agents, other headlines, etc.  Price quoted is $7.00 with "discounts to agents." Both pieces in  excellent condition. Both. $22.00 


05631-M0297EEUE- Broadside Flier and Business Card- REED & CO., Eagle, MI. ca 1900. Michigan Galvanized Iron Washer. 2-1/8" x 4" card depicts tub w/crescent bottom and wooden legs and a manual scrubber. Shows manual wringer mounted, but wringer evidently did not come w/washer. Reverse has picture of little girl w/her flap down- "I am Reed & Co.'s Girl! I am in a fix. My pants are down--to the Laundry to be washed in the Michigan Galvanized Iron Washing Machine. Where are yours?" 6" x 9" flier repeats graphic of washing machine, lists ten advantages, advertises for agents, other headlines, etc. Price quoted is $7.00 with "discounts to agents." Card has light foxing, flier in excellent condition. Both. $22.00


05632-M0297EERE- Broadside Flier- REED & CO., Eagle, MI. ca 1900. Michigan Galvanized Iron Washer. Graphic of washing machine depicts tub w/crescent bottom and wooden legs and a manual scrubber. Shows manual wringer mounted, but wringer evidently did not come w/washer. Lists ten advantages, advertises for agents, other headlines, etc. Price quoted is $7.00 with "discounts to agents." Excellent condition. 6" x 9". $14.00


00311-B0990EKEE- Catalogue- CHAS. W. SCHWARTZ & CO., Philadelphia, PA. ca 1900. "Importers And Wholesale Dealers In Carpets, Rugs, Mattings & Oilcloths, Etc. This catalogue features oriental type & floral rugs. Color plates. Excellent condition. 7" x 5" x 12pp. $20.00


03393-M0195CLKA- Broadsides- BRONZE SCULPTURES, no place, no date, ca 1900 (?). Two large folded broadsides with steel engraved illustrations of classical figures and animals w/dimensions and number. One says "Price List Furnished Upon Application". These were probably originally catalogue inserts. A 1 cent stamp is stuck to the back of one but no other signs they were self-mailers. Tissue repairs to some folds on back, one has some bug chews at fold. One is 19" x 20", other 19" x 18". Both. $22.00


00925-M0491EUEE- Catalogue- CASH BUYERS UNION, Chicago, IL. 1901. ''Special Bargain Sheet" tab1oid, "with the choicest se1ection of our catalogue." Furniture, dinner sets, toilets, hanging lamp, stoves, ice box, sewing machines, prams, musical instruments, box cameras, clocks, watches, other jewelry, driving harness, buggies, bicycles. Large sized and detailed engravings. Some staining throughout, light chews at extremities. 9-3/4" x 14-3/4" x 16pp. $55.00 


06131-M0995ECEE- Catalogue Reprint- BURLEY & CO., Chicago. Appears to be a reprint, but no indication when or by whom. Original from 1904, of "'Syderol Ware', One of the most effective Art Wares produced." They were dealers and importers of porcelain, pottery, glassware, etc. This Syderol Ware shown made up into vases, umbrella stand, jardiniers, lamps, fernerys, window box, tobacco jars, bowls, candlesticks, etc. Excellent condition. Oblong format. 8-3/8"x 5-1/4"x 14pp. $23.00


05495-M1296EOUE- Catalogue Reprint- ST. LOUIS CLOCK & SILVERWARE CO., St. Louis, MO. Twelfth Annual Catalogue, 1904. Not sure when this was reprinted, maybe in the 1970s? Any way, it's a high quality reprint. Original provided showcase for their wares for the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. Contains large engravings of very elaborate novelty clocks, French Stag, porcelain, watches, Parker clocks, Art Nouveau, crystal regulators, window clocks, figure bronze clocks, onyx, black marble, Royal Bonn, enameled iron, Seth Thomas, Adamantine, Ingraham, Waterbury, leather case, much more. Corner has been lightly damped and is a little wavy but not stained. Stiff covers, coated stock pages. 9" x 12" x 86pp. $42.00


03652-M0495AHEE- Catalogue- THE ERKINS STUDIOS, 305 Madison Ave, NYC. 1909. Garden and Hall Furniture. Of Marble, Stone, Pompeian Stone. Vases, pedestals, sundials, fonts, fountains, tables, benches, balustrades, well heads, water spouts, gazing globes, pergolas, mantles, classical statues, busts, plaques, flower boxes, gazebos, etc. The decor one might see in the opulent formal gardens and homes of turn of the century capitalist giants. High quality catalogue on heavy coated stock. Hundreds of detailed half tones. Some cover and spine chips. 8" x 11" x 80 pp. With 7" x 10" x 16 pp price booklet. Both. $88.00


04064-M0895CHCH- Journal- THE FURNITURE WORLD, Towse Publishing Co., NYC. Vol. XXXI, No.789, May 12, 1910. Articles, news briefs, new stores, bankruptcies, many ads-- all aimed at the trade. Very good condition. 10-1/2" x 13-3/4" x 36pp. $36.00


05448-M1296COOS- Catalogue- BAWO & DOTTER, NY. ca 1910. China for decorating including Elite Limoges, Bavarian, and Cobalt Blue underglaze. Comprehensive selection. Well rendered shapes for dinner table and dresser top. They sold to dealers only. Heavy coated stock pages printed in blue and red. Fantastic reference piece. Archival tissue repairs to inside of front cover, back cover has some edge gaps and stains. Some general light smoke deposits to outer pages. Oblong format,  (printed one side only, so there are actually 66pp). 12-3/8" x 78" x 33pp. $96.00


04586-M1195AKHH- Catalogue- THE AUGUST MAAG CO., Baltimore, MD. ca 1912. "Steel Shod" One Piece Strapped Bread Pans. Single & Double Loaf.  These are illustrated, but most is made up of reproduction of letters of testimony from many baking companies on their letterheads. Embossed covers, printed in brown ink throughout. Excellent condition. 5-3/4” x 8-3/4” x 31pp. $28.00


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


06352-M1198CKEE- Catalogue- STRAUS & SCHRAM, INC. Chicago, IL. "Our Big 1914 Annual Cold Weather Sale." Lots of big, ornate cooking and heating stoves, rugs, rockers, dining room suite, bookcases, chinas, sideboard, kitchen cabinet (Hoosier type), bed, mantle lamp, library suite, duofold divan, library table, toilet stand, shotgun, hammerless revolver, mantle clock, cobbler outfit, dress form, sewing machine, jewelry, pocket watches, etc. Beautiful graphics and highlighted with red typography throughout. Nice piece in near mint condition. 7-3/8"x 10-1/4"x 31pp. $58.00


04556-M1095LKEE- Catalogue- THE DECORATORS SUPPLY CO., Chicago. ca 1915. Huge volume of imitation wood carvings in composition and wood fiber materials for woodwork & furniture. Mouldings, crests, cartouches, swags, shells, brackets, shields, classical figures, cherubs, griffons, fraternal emblems, scrolls, bands, pilasters, finials, garlands, scarabs, cornices, fillets, masks, chimera, chaplets, edging, and thousands more in numerous styles such as Greek, Moorish, Romanesque, Gothic, Arabian, Empire, Louis XV, Renaissance, Celtic, Elizabethan, Art Nouveau, Louis XVI, French, Classic, Modern, Adam, English, Fleur-de-Lis, Colonial, Italian, and many more. Each page is a photographic plate, last 38pp constitute detailed price list. Embossed hardback, coated stock pages. Minor edge wear, otherwise excellent.  9-1/2" x 12-1/4" x 343pp. $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 bldg 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


06398-M0299CKSS- Catalogue- THE THOMAS MFG CO., The Great Wholesale Supply House. From Factory To Home. Dayton, Ohio. U.S.A. 1916. Tipped in message, "To Our Agents" indicates the marketing method was house to house. Very large half-tones and engravings, some full page, are meant to impress the families to whom agent was pitching. Cover vignettes depict salesmen and saleswomen calling on homes. A real trip down memory lane! Complete lines of general merchandise-- silverware, aluminum ware, kettles, vacuum washers, all kinds of kitchen ware; shaving goods including more than 10 pages of straight razors, brushes, strops, etc. Mops, lace curtains, cutlery, 4 pgs of pocket knives, clocks, rugs, stereoscopes, rubber sundries, vacuum cleaner/sweeper, lots of gray enamelware, tools, cobbler outfit, many beautiful scissors for every use, spice cabinets, fly traps, purses, jewelry, lanterns, silver service sets, hosiery, Tomancophone (a disk record player). Much, much more. In the message to agents they mention 3000 items! Front cover has a narrow 4" long abraded gap and a 1" gap in lower margin; first and last few pages have dog ears and stains on corners.  Worn spine  ends. Generally the contents are in good shape. Coated stock paper pages. A hefty 9"x 12"x 280pp. $94.00


02553-M0594CKEE- Catalogue- ORCHARD & WILHELM CO., Omaha, NE, Spring 1917. Furniture of all kinds, picture frame mouldings, porch hammocks, mirrors, baby carriages and high chairs, wood refrigerators and ice chests, eight Hoosier-type kitchen cabinets pictured and described (beautiful!), 7pp of nice wicker furniture, couches (fainting type), lots of nice duofold suites, Bissell carpet sweepers, wardrobe trunks and all kinds of luggage, all types portieres, rugs, carpets, linoleums, lace curtains and draperies, etc. Several nice color pages, especially of the rugs and drapes. Some nice interior views of homes. Back wrap missing, front wrap crease has been reinforced on inside with archival tissue. Pages nice and clean on coated stock paper. Great aid if furnishing or researching homes of this era. Everything priced and dealer discount sheet inserted. 9" x 12" x 200pp. $85.00


02558-M0594EKEE- Catalogue- OLSON RUG CO., Chicago, IL, 1919. We rarely get their catalogues this early. Nice color. Rugs and room settings of the era. Picture of delivery trucks, factory scenes. Light cover soil, otherwise very good. 6" x 9" x 32pp. $32.00


03856-M0695RLUC- Catalogue- HARTMAN FURNITURE & CARPET CO., Chicago, IL. 1922. Lots of color! Furniture, rugs, ice boxes, baby carriages, china, parlor stoves, washing and sewing machines, kitchen goods, lamps, jewelry, watches, silverware, suit cases, Majestic farm engines, tool kits, much more. This is one of the prettiest catalogues we’ve ever had. The color art isn’t signed, but it should be. The rug pages are extraordinary; here’s a baby carriage page with two little ones and the nanny on an outing, and a page of  "Dolly Varden" blue and gold dinnerware, an oil cook stove, and a full page with the "Majestic" cream separator and mother and daughter. Marvelous! Some pages are sepia tone. Here’s one with Tiffany style table lamps that is striking. Even the ‘plain’ pages are highlighted with red. Wish we had a dozen of these scarce catalogues! Some cover edge chips. 8-1/4" x 11" x 368pp. $163.00


06389-M0995ECEE- Catalogue-E. GERARD, DUFRAISSEIX & CO., Manufacturers Of The Ch. Field Haviland China, Limoges, France. ca 1920s (?). History of Haviland with examples. Possibly a reprint, although not so indicated. Inked figure on front, light stain on spine, otherwise excellent. 5-1/2"x 8-1/2"x 20pp. $28.00


00062-B0990EAEE- Catalogue- THE LINEN CABINET, Linen Mail Order Co, NY. No date but old.  Has old penciled date of 1925 in two places on front. Nicely illustrated with napkins, tablecloths, imported linen luncheon sets, tea & bridge sets, linen damask & napkins to match, century-old Irish hemstitched linen, Puerto Rican  towels, linen sheets, pillow cases, Irish handkerchiefs,  etc. Cover lightly soiled. 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” x 24pp. $8.00


06137-M0995CKEE- Catalogue Reprint- The Work Of L. & J. G. STICKLEY, Fayetteville, NY. Appears to be a reprint but no indication by whom or when--maybe in 1970s (?). The original was probably ca late 'teens or early 1920s. The company was founded in 1920. Quite comprehensive selection of chairs, tables, settles, sideboards, chinas, bedroom furniture, desks, bookcases, etc. Heavily illustrated. Very light damp stain to lower cover, some staple rust, otherwise very good condition. 5-3/8"x 8-1/4"x 53pp. $54.00


04532-M1095ELEE- Catalogue- C. .J. LUNDSTROM MFG. CO., Little Falls, NY. Cat No.1226-Q 1926. Sectional bookcases. Designs include Universal, Colonial, Standard, Chippendale, Mission. Desk & Bookcase combos, some with leaded glass. Nice sepia-tone illustrations, some in delightful room settings. Pg 25/26 clipped out, light foxing to first couple of pgs, minor cover stain. 6” x 9” x 30pp. $45.00


06287-M0898ECKL- Booklet- SEYMOUR WOOLEN MILLS, Seymour, IN. cprt 1928. HOW TO CHOOSE AND CARE FOR BLANKETS. Sheep...and Healthful Sleep, There's One Way To Select All Wool Blankets, Color in the Bedroom, Lady Seymour Blankets, How to Make a Bed with Blankets, How Many Blankets Should You Have? Protecting Blankets from Moths, How to Wash All-Wool Blankets Successfully, Lady Seymour Blankets for the Guest Room. Nicely done booklet of heavy coated stock, some color pictures. Front wrap has some foxing. Staple rust, else very good. Response letter inserted dated 1930. 8-1/2"x 11"x 12pp. $28.00


03578-M0495EHKE- Catalogue- SPEAR & CO., Pittsburgh, PA. 1928. Large, very colorful loose leaf catalogue of home furnishings. Sale celebrating Spear’s 35th anniversary. Some wear to spine. 9-1/2" x 11-3/4" x 16pp. $34.00


01556-M0393LCOU- Catalogue- STICKLEY OF FAYETTEVILLE, L. & J. G. Stickley, Fayetteville, NY, Cat No.25, old pencil date inscribed 1/5/1928. Full lines of furniture in cherry & maple for "..quaint Colonial interiors or sophisticated apartments" Much sought after today. Heavy cardboard covers soiled and light chips, contents heavy buff stock, excellent condition. Silk cord bound. 10" x 13" x 100pp + 2pp insert. $128.00


04383-M0995COEE- Catalogue- WALKER & PRATT MFG CO., Boston, MA. 1928. Dist stamp is Graybar Electric in Louisville, KY. CRAWFORD ELECTRIC RANGES. The complete line, all illustrated and described in detail. Eleven models plus some hot plates and a few water heaters. Nice illustrations on coated stock. Stiff 2-color covers. Very good. 8” x 10” x 28pp. $52.00


05494-M1296AKEE- Catalogues- FURNITURE DEALERS' REFERENCE BOOK, 1928-1929. Fourth Annual Edition. A File Of Manufacturers' Condensed Catalogs Of Furniture And Allied Products Completely Indexed For The Retail Trade. Compiled and published annually by American Home Bureau. Chicago, IL. Huge, fantastic hardback book w/hundreds of furniture makers represented. Alpha and geographic listings, classified product and trade name indexes, nice color section on woods and finishes. Any antique dealer or home owner needs this one! Some wear to extremities, some cover soiling and a stain in trim margin of some pages. Bindings tight. Cloth covered boards. 10-1/4" x 13-3/4" x 431pp. $223.00


01743-M0693ECKE- Journal- THE HOMEMAKER, Homemaker Pub. Co., Women’s City Club, Little Rock, AR, Nov 1929. Featuring Mrs. Gannaway’s Budget Guide (Should we send a copy to the White House?) Included are articles on furnishing, fashions, women’s clubs report, public health nursing in Arkansas, etc. Many ads, mostly from Little Rock. 2 cent Washington stamp affixed. Coated stock. Thanksgiving scene cover worn and chipped at extremities. 8-3/4” x 11-3/4” x 44 pp. $16.00  


04266-M1095KLKO- Catalogue- ASH BROS. & HEATON, Caldonia Works, Birmingham (England). Catalogue “G.,” 1929. Stampers, Piercers, Tinners, And General Tin Plate And Sheet Metal Workers. Manufacturers Of Household Tin ware, Confectioners’ Tin ware, Jelly Moulds, Icing Pipes, Patty Pans, Cake Tins & Pie Tins, Sandwich Tins, Pressed Tin Hollowware; Dinner, Soup And Bush Plates; Cash Boxes, Pudding Pans, Etc. For Home And Export Trade. Quite extensive. Nice art. Discount sheet still present. Prices shown in shillings and pence. (A shilling was 1/20 of a pound sterling and a pence was 1/12 of a shilling). Great catalogue!  Boards  have  light  corner  wear. 6-1/4” x 9-3/4” x 143pp. $140.00  


07069- M0595EESC- Sales Pak- BETTER HOMES & GARDEN, Meredith Publishing Co., Des Moines, Iowa. September 1929. Five great pieces: 1) Sales letter to “Subscriber and Friend”.  2) 8-1/2”x 11”x 4pp premium catalogue with  nice selection of “seasonable selections for your home and garden”.  Printed in green ink. Margin has a tear in margin touching border design. 3) 5-1/2”x 11” flyer in green ink with picture of a fountain pen and mechanical pencil and lists of  commissions. Subscription order blank or reverse.  4) Unused reply envelope with graphics. 5) Original mailing envelope. All in excellent condition except as described. All five items. $18.00


01392-M1292ELRE- Parts sheets- LANDERS, FRARY & CLARK, New Britain, CT, pieces dated from 1928-1935. Universal Cleaners. Staple bound folder of illustrated parts sheets with prices on coated stock paper. Plate on front identifies it as being from E. R. Beers Electric Co, Jobbers, Bloomburg, PA. Parts for Models #125, 495, 58, E95, E395, 701, 42, 720. Very good condition. 8-1/2" x 11" x 20pp. $22.00


04241-M0995CREE- Sales Manual- GRAYBAR ELECTRIC CO., n.p., but they were in NYC. 1929-30. The Graybar No.15 Clothes Washer - A Simplified Washer.  Ingenious features before the days of modern washer. It worked this way: Wash first batch, remove and put in basket above water for spinning; put second batch in water for washing. In other words, spin and wash took place in same tub, but one above the other! A brass split rivet bound folder filled with brochures, a glossy photo, parts list, newspaper ad cuts for dealer, facts about the washer market, suggested demonstration and sales talk, etc. Very good condition. 9” x 11-1/2” x 53pp. $42.00


05055-M0696EOUL- Catalogue- B. PALESCHUCK, NYC. 1930. "The House of Metal Ware." Fireplace fixtures of all kinds; candlesticks; hammered brass, copper and sheet iron pots, urns, vases, trays, decorative boxes, log holders, etc; desk set, door knockers, pewter pieces, toasting forks, wrought iron items, etc. 3-color cover, coated stock pages. Very good condition. 7-14" x 10-1/8" x 32pp. $48.00


01378-M1292ELRE- Catalogue- THOR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, Hurley Machine Co, Chicago, IL, ca 1930. Large two-color half-tones of agitator washing machines (one is pictured with gasoline engine), rotary speed iron, speed iron attachment for the wringer  portion of wash mach, large stationary ironer, a “semi-commercial” washing machine, a large commercial washing machine, the Thor “Double Benefit” health lamp (“furnishes both infra-red and ultraviolet rays”), and the Thor Juvenator. This is a motor that can be attached to a door or wall, and has a tummy shaker belt. The last page promotes Hurley Soap powder for the washing machines. A scarce item and in excellent condition, except for cover fading around edges. Coated stock, stiff cover.  8-1/2” x 10” x 24pp. $65.00  


04244-M0995EE-  Sales Pak- GRAYBAR ELECTRIC CO-, n.p., but they were in NYC. 1931. The Graybar No.18 Two-Speed Clothes Washer. This one has a roll wringer and pump. Seven pieces: 1) Mimeograph sheet giving features, tattered edges. 8-1/2” x 11”.  2) Dealer’s price sheet. 8-1/2” x  11”.  3) Dealer’s Helps brochure. Excellent. 8-1/2” x 10” x  4pp. 4) Another Dealer’s Helps brochure but some different. Very good. 8-1/2” x 10” x 4pp. 5) Booklet w/detailed specs & exploded view drawings, parts, etc. Very good. 8-1/2” x 10” x 8pp. 6) Another booklet identical to previous.  7) Single sheet w/illustrations and parts. Very good. 8-1/2” x l0”. All. $38.00


03480-M0295EUSA- Catalogue- WACO PRODUCTS CO. Phila, PA. Flier, Fall 1931. Wood & brass faucets, all kinds of fruit presses & crushers, kegs, cooper set, bungs, water seals. Well illustrated. A couple of fold separations have been repaired. Inserted order blanks. 9-1/4" x 11-3/4" x 4pp . $28.00


03610-M0495CRUU- Catalogue- THURSTON SUPPLY CO. Anoka, MN. 17th Annual Cat, 1931-1932. "Hard To Get" materials. Unusual mix: Upholstery, lamp parts; hardware for desks, beds; decalcomania transfers, umbrella pans, ashtrays, pipe and match holders, fancy mouldings, cedar chest trimmings, Tennessee Red Cedar Chests, lots of walnut cedar chests, furniture hardware, small box hardware, chair cane, clock movements, etc. Very good. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" x 72 pp. $44.00


05231-M0896CUSA- Catalogue- THE UPHOLSTERY SUPPLY CO., Milwaukee, Wis. Cat "D", w/26pp price booklet, Jan 15, 1932, and 4pp "Confidential Special Net List". Upholstery, Drapery and Decorative Fabrics. Drapery and Cabinet Hardware, Supplies and Accessories. Tools, Auto Top Materials and Trimmings. Nicely illustrated. Light stain at top of cover and spine. 8" x 10-3/4" x 171pp. $68.00


02240-M1193ELEE- Auction Catalogue- AMERICAN ART ASSOC ANDERSON GALLERIES. THE CORTLANDT F. BISHOP COLLECTION. NY, Public Sale November 21, 22, 23, 1935. Part III, Furniture & Art Objects. Illustrated with bid or realized prices on many items penciled in. Bumped corner, some cover soil. Coated stock paper, board covers with tipped-on picture of art object. Generally very good condition. 7-3/4" x 11" x 208pp. $32.00


01079-M0292EUKE- Catalogue- CHATTANOOGA IMPLEMENT & MANUF CO., Chattanooga, TN, ROYAL FIREPLACE FIXTURES, Cat No. 54, 1936. Andirons, ensembles, screens, combination and standard grates, cast iron frames, fire tools, sad irons (charcoal irons), cobbler sets. Beautiful catalogue! Red, stiff "alligator" file finish covers with raised gilt typography, nice art on coated stock paper. Excellent condition. 8-1/2" x 11" x 64pp. $65.00


01811-M0693EEOC- Catalogue- BERNHARD ULMANN CO., no place given. 1937. Bucilla Hooked Yarn Rugs in Authentic Period Designs. Vivid b/w illustrations. Very good condition. 6" x 9-1/2" x 20 pp. $18.00


01790-M0693EEOC- Price List- ARMSTRONG CORK PRODUCTS CO.,  Floor Div, Lancaster, PA, No. 53 Price List, June 24, 1937. Armstrong’s Linoleum, Armstrong’s Quaker rugs and Floor Covering. Also laying tools. Not illustrated, price list with trade discounts. Very good condition. 3-3/4” x 7-1/2” x 31 pp. $12.00


00904-M0391ELEEHU- Catalogue- OLSON RUG CO., Chicago, IL. Cat No.130, 1938. Reversib1e Broadloom Rugs. "Beautiful New Rugs From Old". All color, nice room settings and rug illustrations. Laid-in colorful letter to customers, express tag for return of old rugs, return postcard, reply envelope. Good condition. 82" x 74" x 56pp. $22.00


06458-M0599EAEE- Catalogue- BROMBERG AND CO., Birmingham, AL. 1939. Kirk Catalog Supplement of Sterling Silverware. Flatware, hollowware, candle sticks, specialties of all kinds, dressing table sterling, etc. All priced. Nicely done photography. Back cover wrinkle, small lift on front cover, some wear and soil. 6"x 9"x 14pp. $38.00


06459-M0599EAEE- Catalogue- BROMBERG GALLERIES, Birmingham, AL. ca 1940. Kindel 18th Century (Furniture) Reproductions. Lots of bedroom furniture and mirrors. Coated stock paper. Very good condition. 6"x 9"x 16pp. $18.00


00110- Catalogue- PITTSBURGH MIRRORS CATALOGUE #406, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Pittsburgh, PA, 1940. Very nice. Colorful, die-cut cover showing view into living room with lady doing a last minute check of her coiffeur before going out for the evening. Approximately seventy mirrors pictured, dealers price list inserted. This one will appreciate at a greater than average rate. Excellent condition. 8-1/2” x 11” x 24pp + covers. Paperback. $16.00


01391-M1292ELRE- Catalogue & Sales Pack- LANDERS, FRARY & CLARK, New Britain, CT, 1940. Universal Vacuum Cleaners. Catalogue and sales pack for the dealer, made up in a scrap book type folder with some brochures pasted in and some in pockets. Plate on front reads, "Presenting the New Line of Universal Cleaners for the Fall and Holiday Season of 1940. Pieces inside are dated 1940 to 1942: A 3-page letter, several single and double page brochures, at least two very large fold-out posters, several small folded brochures, a 10 pg booklet with nice illustrations on how to use the vacuum and 1 pg of small appliances--iron, waffle maker, toaster, percolator, sandwich toaster, and heating pad. One brochure has an announcement about the temporary suspension of manufacturing until materials became available again. Good wartime item. Cover edges have some wrinkling, otherwise very good. 8-1/2" x 11-1/2" x appx 25 pp with many inserts. $38.00


06258-M0798EEE- Brochure- WM. ROGERS & SON. Stamp is Cassell's Jewelers, J. Wm. Hull, Owner.  Westminster, MD. 1940. Well done piece offering  "Reinforced Silverplate" flatware.  All priced. Very light soil. 3-1/2"x 6-1/4"x 4pp opens to 6-1/4" x 6-7/8" spread. $8.00 


06385-M0199LERC- Catalogue- THE BELLAIRE ENAMEL CO., Bellaire, Ohio. Cat No.9, ca 1941. Beco Enameled Ware for the Home, Hotel, Restaurant, Hospital, Refrigerator and Butcher Trade. "Never-Break" Skillets and Stamped, Drawn and Porcelain Enameled Products. Comprehensive lines for every use imaginable. Shown in white but offered in different color combinations. Excellent condition. 8-1/2"x 11"x 31pp split rivet folder + 23pp price lists laid in. Reference is made to "unstable conditions". Both. $82.00


01789-M0693EEOC- Broadsheet- KELVINATOR FOR ‘41. No place. Imprinted by Goodyear Service, Hot Springs, AR, 1941. Large and colorful folded broadsheet self mailer. Shows eight of ‘41 refrigerators in large illustrations. 27-1/2” x 21” unfolded.  Excellent condition. $18.00


02989-M0894CEEE- Trade Directory- THE GIFT AND ART BUYERS DIRECTORY, Geyer Pub, NY, 1942. Alpha and classified listings of manufacturers, importers, jobbers, reps. Lines identified as shown in NY & Chicago marts. Comprehensive, well illustrated, lots of ads. Great reference. Large, stiff cover, coated stock. Very good condition. 9-1/4” x 12” x 112 pp. $32.00


04873-M0496EAHE- Catalogue- WILLIAMSBURG RESTORATION REPRODUCTIONS, Craft House, Williamsburg, VA. 1942. Furniture, silverware, looking glasses, pewter, brass, glassware, Queen's ware, damasks, wallpapers, printed fabrics, paints, wooden accessories, wrought iron, brass rim locks, prints, other accessories. All meticulously patterned on the 18th century originals. Complete price list intact. On heavy art paper. Light cover stains, otherwise very good condition. 9-1/4" x 12-1/4" x 32pp. $42.00


07159-M0804ELCE- Book- FIRST READER FOR ANTIQUE COLLECTORS by Carl W. Drepperd. Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, NY. Copyright 1946. First edition. Blue cloth boards with gilt spine stamping. Binding is solid with no missing or loose pages. Clean copy, near fine, from a smoke free environment. Chapters include: Introduction; Chairs; Settles, Settees, Sofas, Sideboards, and Dining Room Cabinets; Highboys and Lowboys; Desks, Bureaus and Chest of Drawers; Bedroom and Boudoir Furniture; Clocks; Mirrors, Elegancies, Conceits, Fancies, and Fads; Silver and Sheffield Plate; Pewter and Britannia; Lamps and Candlesticks; Pottery and China; Blown Glass, Bottles and Flasks; Pressed Glass; Paintings, Engravings, and Lithographs; Children Toys. Hundreds of illustrations with guidelines on how to identify various styles, eras, etc. Written for the layman. Good guide for recognizing an antique but not a pricing guide. Glossary and Index. Dust jacket spine has been neatly chewed away down each side by silverfish. 6”x 8-1/2”x 274pp. $32.00  Pictures


00671- Promotional Booklet- NORTH STAR WOOLEN MILLS CO., Lima, OH. 1950. DECORATE YOUR DREAM ROOM. "Some bright ideas for brighter bedrooms". Two and four color illustrations. Front scuffed, otherwise very good condition. 9" x 6" x 24pp plus 9" x 12" color insert. $8.00


05101-M0796EARE- Catalogue- KNICKERBOCKER METAL GUILD, INC., NYC. Cat No.51, ca 1951. Brass Founders and Mfgs. Catalogue of fireplace furnishings. Ensembles, andirons, screens, fire sets, rails, fenders, coal and wood holders/hods, firelighters etc. Some of this stuff is really high quality. Price list inserted with discount schedule. Light stain in lower gutter area of a few pages, staples rusty. On coated stock, 2-color covers. 8-1/2" x 11" x 28pp. $30.00


04872-M0496ECAK- Catalogue- OLSON RUG CO., Chicago. Their 80th Anniversary. 1954. Colorful rugs in nicely illustrated room settings. Letter, coupons, shipping tag (for return of old rugs and rags) all intact. Very good condition. 8-1/2" x 11-1/4" x 39pp. $32.00


06944-M0702EARE- Journal- INTERIORS, Vol. CXVII, No.4. November 1957. Whitney Publications, NY, NY. This journal was published for the Interior Designers Group which included interior designers, architects who did interior design work, industrial designers specializing in interior furnishings, interior decorating departments of retail stores, and for all those concerned with the production of residential and contract interiors. High quality publication represents the very latest available in the market. Comprehensive treatment of the ‘50’s simple lines and "modern" look in furnishings and interiors. Includes thirty pages on the Eleventh Triennale of Milan and showrooms of the Interiors Contract Series of 1957. Well illustrated articles, many advertisers. Some spine chipping, otherwise very good condition. 9-1/8"x 12"x 186pp. $29.00


01815-M0693EEOC- Catalogue- HELEN GALLAGHER FOSTER HOUSE, Peoria, IL, ca 1950s. Household and personal notions of all kinds. Color and b/w. Very good condition. 8-1/2" x 10-1/4" x 64pp.   $22.00


07170-M0799EEEE- Catalogue- W. A. MAURER COMPANY, Chicago, Ill. Catalog No. 222, January 1954. Imported White China Dinnerware from Bavaria, Japan, and USA Ivory Bodied China. Heavily illustrated in photography and a few pages of line art. Last few pages devoted to colors, glazes, powder, decals, equipment, etc. Everything appears to be priced. Some staple rust but generally in very good condition. 9”x 12”x 28pp plus 4pp insert plus unused order blank and reply envelope. All. $34.00  Picture


01619-M0493ELEE- Catalogue- MAID OF SCANDINAVIA CO., Minneapolis, MN, 1959. General catalogue of new and unusual items for homemaking, baking and gifts. Specializing in cake decorating equipment. Just about everything one could think of in baking equipment, pans, lots of cookie cutters and pastry tubes, flavorings, ornaments, etc. Color covers and center spread, rest line art and half-tones on about 60# offset paper. Light wear and stain to cover, otherwise excellent condition. 6" x 9" x 116pp + order blank and envelope. $14.00


00251-B0990EAEE- Catalogue- EDITH CHAPMAN, Nyack, NY ca 1960. "Charm for Sale." Gifts, novelties, household items, cherry furniture, Victorian pieces, rattan. Catalogue similar to the early Lillian Vernon and Spencer Gifts formats. Order blank inserted. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 48pp. $12.00


01144-M0509ECEE- Catalogue- PERIOD FURNITURE HARDWARE CO., Boston, MA, Cat No. 60, 1962. With price list. Authentic reproductions of cabinet and furniture hardware and period accessories. Includes clock ornaments, trivets, lamps, etc. Extensively illustrated, but half-tones are poor quality. Very good condition. 7" x 9-3/4" x 44 pp plus 7 pp price list.  $9.00


04109-M0895EE- Catalogue- BENNETT BROS., Chicago, NY. 1963. Blue Book of Quality Merchandise. One of the largest "coded price" catalogue showroom type operations (code key included). Diamonds, watches, silverware, luggage, giftware, cameras, tools, office equip, furs, toys, sporting goods, clocks, appliances, furniture, much more. Excellent. Hardback. 8-1/2" x 11" x 786pp. $35.00


07107-M0804EEKE- Catalogue- NORDIC WARE, America’s Finest Heavy Aluminum Ware.  Ca 1965. Completely illustrated with beautiful heavy aluminum utensils used in the preparation of ninety-six home tested Universal Old World and American Recipes. Recipes included. Colorful presentation. Very good condition. 5-3/8” x 4-1/8” x 39pp. $12.00


06000-M1297ECSL- Brochure- ALLEN-LEWIS MFG CO., Denver, CO, ca 1974.  Indian rugs woven in Mexico. 35 colorful depictions. Price list attached. Excellent condition. 12 panel unfolds to 11"x 17". $11.00  


06160-M0398ECCE- Journal- HEISEY  NEWS, Official Publication Heisey Collectors Of America, Newark, OH. Vol. IX, No.6, June, 1980. Informative articles, ads, 4pp reprinted from a Heisey catalogue of the No.1483 Stanhope Pattern glassware. Printed on 80# offset paper, side stapled bound. Coupon has been clipped off back page, otherwise very good. 8-1/2"x 11"x 24pp. $18.00


00155- B0990ECKE- Catalogue-  DUNCAN GREENWARE GALLERY. Christmas collection for 1981. Gifts, home decor ideas. Greenware & fired ornaments of nativity, Santa, figurines, Christmas dinnerware, bells, children’s items, etc. Directions for firing and decorating the Greenware items. Very colorful, very good condition. 8” x 9 x 32pp. $6.00


05862-M0497ECCU- Catalogue- EISENHART WALLCOVERINGS CO., Hanover, PA. 1982. 121 pages of actual wall paper plus a number of pages of matching fabric samples.  This is strip bound to fit in counter covers. Index page has some silverfish scaling, all else almost like new. 10-1/2" x 14". $18.00


03523-M0395EE- Journal- DAYSTAR PUBLISHING, Sioux City, IA. Spring 1989. Daystar’s FOLKART, A Country Collection. The Home Buying Guide for Country Collectibles. Home decorative items, crafty stuff. They call it a magazine. It’s made up of nice 1/4 and 1/2 page color ads from crafts people. The items are ordered directly from the individual advertiser. Daystar also conducts craft shows around the country. Excellent condition. 8-1/2" x 11" x 98 pp. $8.00


 

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