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1 "...The People are the City"; Three Cleveland Neighborhoods 1796-1980
Cleveland, Ohio The Cuyahoga County Archives 1980 soft cover Very Good 
Not as easily found as one would imagine and in very nice condition. Measures 9" tall and 12" across. Text and photographs are plentiful and focus on the Cleveland, Ohio neighborhoods of Tremont, Hough and Broadway. Much history and other info in 38 pages. Booklet derived from exhibits mounted by the Cuyahoga County Archives. Includes notes at back for reference. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 "A Fares" of a Cleveland Cabby by A Real Cab Driver (1997)
Parma, Ohio Thomas J. Jasany 1997 soft cover Very good condition 
When this booklet came out on the market its author was a bit of a celebrity. It's very simply made, but it's wild and woolly with stories of daily life in the big city broken down into small vignettes -- 70 in all. They're funny, poignant and and at times risque. Plus there's a list of the cabby's 25 places to go in Cleveland and most of them are still there! Booklet measures 8-1/2"x11" with 81 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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3 "A Scottish Evening" Derwentwater Print
Unknown Unknown Fine 
I bought this pretty pastel print from a bookstore that went out of business some years ago, but I kept it thinking I would frame it. Seeing that that hasn't happened, however, the time has come ("the Walrus said)to talk of other things. I wish I could tell you who created it, but the artist failed to sign it. All I can see by holding a magnifying glass up to the tiny penciled writing under the image is the title, "A Scottish Evening", which depicts Derwentwater, a beautiful area you can visit online. The entire thing measures 6"x10", but the image which is set into the place designated for it (creates a mat) is 3"x5". The entire piece is crisp and clean with no damage. Perfect for a cozy little spot. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 "Seated at the organ I was weary and ill at ease" The Lost Chord Vintage Postcard
New York The Knapp Company Unknown Near fine 
This is the prettiest card I've seen using a line from F. Earl Christy's poem "The Lost Chord." Most of them are in black and white with a rather disheveled background, though more of the verse. This shows only the first line -- clearly it's part of a series -- which reads "Seated one day at the organ I was weary and ill at ease ..." The small center graphic is lovely and makes for an understated, elegant card. It has not been postally used and there is no writing. It's numberd 381. 
Price: 10.95 USD
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5 "The Incline Smile" Mt. Manitou Scenic Incline Car Color Postcard (Colorado)
Unknown 1910 Good 
Love this one! A full color view of an early tourist ride in Manitou Springs, Colorado. The "incline car", as they called it, was built in 1907 to support the construction of a hydroelectric plant and its waterline. When that was done a Dr. Brumbach bought it as a tourist attraction. It was a steep 16 minute ride through the glories of the Colorado mountains. Sadly, it had to be abandoned after a rock slide in 1990. The card is clean and nice, but does show tiny spote of light edge wear and a small chip from the tip of the lower corner. The divided back has this message, "I am still in Colorado Springs. E.R." It was sent to Miss Clara Bergman, Concordia, Missouri. The card will arrive in a plastic sleeve 
Price: 12.00 USD
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6 "There's A Reason"; A Journey Through the Factories That Make Postum, Grape Nuts and Post Toasties (post-1914)
Battle Creek, Michigan Postum Cereal Company After 1914 Hard Cover Good-plus No Dustjacket as issued 
This is an amazing little book published after the death of C.W. Post, the founder of the Postum Cereal Company which produced Grape Nuts and Post Toasties as well as the coffee substitute, Postum. From 1905 until his death in 1914 C.W. sued, was sued, and gained a reputation as a charlatan who worked overtime making bogus health claims against caffeine. He also came up with what was called a mysterious slogan for his breakfast beverage "There's a reason ...", thus the title of the book. Great pictures abound in here -- the ones at the front in color show such things at Post's private office. Most photos, however, are of the plant and people at work making the products with help from mighty machinery. Book measures 7-1/2" x 9" and has 47 pages. It's tightly bound with clean pages and no writing. Faults are exterior -- a few little stains and a few tiny spots of edge wear to the green border around the cover picture. Overall quite good. It's puffery of course, but fun puffery! 
Price: 16.95 USD
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7 "This Is the Draped Dress" Matted Best & Co. Ad Woman's Home Companion 1922
Woman's Home Companion Magazine 1922 Very Good 
I am not usually attracted to most of the matted and/or framed advertising available, but this one caught my eye. The monotone art is not only elegant, but evocative of the Jazz Age -- the world of Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald and the artistic women of the Left Bank. As indicated on the reverse side, the image comes from the Picture Section of Woman's Home Companion magazine July, 1922. Both it and its mat are very clean. The art is the creation of John La Gatta (1894-1977), an illustrator best remembered for his work featuring women. The overall size with mat is 12"x13" while the image itself is 9"x9-3/4" 
Price: 18.00 USD
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10 Cent Defense Stamp Album for the Purchase of United States Defense Savings Bonds WWII
8 10 Cent Defense Stamp Album for the Purchase of United States Defense Savings Bonds WWII
Washington D.C. United States Government Printing Office WWII era 1940's soft cover Good-plus 
A small piece of WWII history measuring just 3" across and 6-1/4" tall. There are no tears and the name and address of the previous owner has not been filled in. The book is not full of stamps either -- just 26 are here totaling $2.60 of the required $18.70 needed to turn them in in exchange for a $25 bond, Album is tightly bound and overall nice. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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12 Post Cards Hand Colored  Butcharts Gardens Victoria, British Columbia
9 12 Post Cards Hand Colored Butcharts Gardens Victoria, British Columbia
England The Gowen, Sutton Company Ltd. Unknown circa 1930-s-40's card cover Very good 
I have seen these cards individually, but never in this orignal set. All twelve are there and all are clean without any marks or writing. The folder is made of card stock which has a suede-like feel and is designed with a cut-out oval on the front to show part of the first card which is a scene of the Butchart residence. All scenes are hand colored and produced in real photogravure. The folder measures 4" high and 6-1.4" across. ORDERS OUTSIDE THE U.S. ARE WELCOME. PLEASE CONTACT US WITH DESTINATION AND WE WILL PROVIDE AN EXACT SHIPPING COST. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Postcards Views of Monticello
10 15 Postcards Views of Monticello
Virginia Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Inc. Unknown Near Fine 
Beautiful glossy set of 15 postcards, each showing a different aspect of Monticello, the exquisite Charlottesville, Virginia home of President Thomas Jefferson. The cards are slightly oversized at 4" high and 6-1/4" across. None have been used. All are nicely kept with sharp corners. Only fault is light toning around the edges of the reverse sides. Views include Jefferson's bedroom, Jefferson's study, the library, the entrance hall, the tea room, the dining room and tea room in a single picture, the wine cellar, the parlor, the entrance hall looking westward, the west front exterior, a different view of the west front exterior, the kitchen, the south plaza conservatory, a view of the exterior with the fish pond, and the ding room by itself. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 Vintage Beauty Labels
11 16 Vintage Beauty Labels
Chicago for all Princess Pat, Lucille Young, and Gordon's 1920's-30's in plastic sleeve Very Good condition 
Here we have eight medium labels for beauty items and five several small ones for the same. The first row shows Memry Vanishing Cream by Gordon's, next is a large Lucille Young skin whitener, and a small winkle masque. The second row shows Gordon's nail poish and Gordon's Hair Tonic together, A large Princess Pat with a small Princess Pat Cuticle Oil on top of it and a Princess Pat Cream Skin Food; The last row has two large and three small ones, one of hich is Princess Pat Nail Polish Remover. The three companies date back from the 20's and 30's 
Price: 21.00 USD
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1862 Johnson's Map of Washington and Oregon
12 1862 Johnson's Map of Washington and Oregon
Unknown Location Johnson and Ward circa 1863 later printing 
The 1862 map of the territories of Washington and Oregon is a lovely thing with its hand coloring and handsome double face font for lettering. If you look in the lower corner you see the number 57 which indicates it was the 57th plate in Alvin J. Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas published originally by Johnson and Browning in 1862. The question is when was this particular one printed? It states on the map that the publisher was Johnston and Ward which means it's around 1863, as that's the year the company's name changed from Johnson and Browning to Johnson and Ward. The map was made at the start of the Civil War with much land especially in eastern Oregon not settled, but you can also pick out sites such as Mt. Ranier and Fremont's Peak among others, plus you can see the route proposal for the Pacific Railroad. The map measures roughly 13" x 17". It's a guess though because it's been professionally double matted snd that's all I can see of it. Only faults are a dark spot to upper right corner and a small surface mar to mat at about 3-1/2" down from the top left. There is a small tear to the mat and a thin indentation next to it on the map itself, but the paper is not torn. The map including matting mesures 18" x 22". Will ship for $2 in U.S. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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1920's Photograph Girl's First Holy Communion
13 1920's Photograph Girl's First Holy Communion
Cleveland, Ohio B.A. Marquard circa 1920's Card cover Very good condition 
This lovely little girl with her bobbed hair, tee-strap shoes, and bonnet veil is adorable. In her hands are the usual rosary and prayer book given to her for First Communion. There's no indication of her name -- the only thing we know for sure is that she was likely a native of Cleveland. The image itself, minus the"frame" and the outer card folder is 3-3/4" x 5-1/2". In the folder it's 6-1/4" x 8-3/4". 
Price: 12.00 USD
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1921 Guide To Historic Plymouth Illustrated (includes extra items)
14 1921 Guide To Historic Plymouth Illustrated (includes extra items)
Plymouth, Mass. Plymouth Tercentenary Committee 1921 Soft cover Very good 
This guide book is filled with extra ephemera. Whenever I find goodies inside a book or booklet that are relevant to the topic I keep them all together. The guide book also has another extra plus -- penciled notes on a few pages, plus more handwritten notes on a sheet of Plymouth Rock House stationery, AND more on a map postcard of the Plymouth area. The guide measures 5-1/4" x 7-3/4" and is illustrated with black and white photos throughout. 96 pages and all items fit perfectly inside. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1930 Liberty Magazine Calendar (1973 REPRINT Leslie Thrasher Art)
15 1930 Liberty Magazine Calendar (1973 REPRINT Leslie Thrasher Art)
Coshocton, Ohio Liberty Library Corporation 1973 soft cover Very good 
I wish this were the original calendar from 1930, but it's very obvious that it's not given the advertising info on the front for Akron Industrial Metals Co. But it's still very cute and even threw recipients a bone since 1975 and 1930 shared common dates which meant it could actually be used. Fortunately it was not used, or all the pages may have been discarded. Every month shows a bright color image featuring cute kids rendered by Leslie Trhasher and original advertising on the back. The calendar measures 7"x12-1/2" and has a metal hanger at the top. Only fault is a small stain over the "y" in Liberty on the front. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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1940 Stevens Rifles & Shotguns Catalog No. 40 (with letter and price list)
16 1940 Stevens Rifles & Shotguns Catalog No. 40 (with letter and price list)
Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts Stevens Arms Company 1940 soft cover Catalog No. 40 
Crisp clean catalog which defies its age and also comes with the original price list and a letter from the company directed to the consumer. There is no date, but it details its use of a product called Tenite which debuted in the 1940's. As the war escalated Tenite kept sporting goods on the market while wood was held for miltiary guns. The catalog measures 7-1/4" x 10-1/4" with 30 pages. Not often seen. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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1940's Wedding Pictures; Hand Colored and Duotone
17 1940's Wedding Pictures; Hand Colored and Duotone
Cleveland, Ohio Atlas Studio Very Good 
These are very interesting - not just because everyone looks so nice and they're sooooooo 40's, but because of the photography. What we have here is a framed duotone under glass and a loose hand-colored photo of the same wedding with the addition of the groom and groomsmen. Both photos were take by Atlas Studio of Cleveland, but, sadly, we don't know who these people are. The duotone is sealed in a leatherette frame which has a stand on the back for display. The inside image is 8"x10" and the frame is 11-1/2"x13". The color one is also 8x10", so it's easy to frame. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1945 British Calendar Glamis Castle former Home of the Queen
18 1945 British Calendar Glamis Castle former Home of the Queen
Dundee J.B. White 1945 Very good 
What a charming item this is -- a calendar comprised of two pieces -- the large one which is a print of Glamis Castle of Dundee, former home of the Queen Mum, mounted on cardboard with a paper mat and measuring an ample 6-1/2" x8". The image is in full-color, as is the cameo portrait of the Her Majesty in the upper right corner. The ribbon at the top is for hanging. Suspended, also with the same ribbon, is a small calendar with all pages intact. This measures 3"x4". The calendar was given as a gift as per inscription at back which reads "Glamis Castle is only 5 miles from Longacre. Wishing you all the best for 1945." It's signed on the gift sticker provided by the printing company "Betty." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1949 Calendar Raymond Vietzen Archaeologist Elyria, Ohio
19 1949 Calendar Raymond Vietzen Archaeologist Elyria, Ohio
Minneapolis Shedd Brown Manufacturing 1949 Card backing Very Good condition 
Raymond Vietzen was a self-taught archaeologist, founder of the Archaeological Society of Ohio, and author of many books on his excavations and its Native American artifacts. He also founded the Indian Ridge Museum in Elyria, Ohio. I have sold the books for years, but never ran across any calendars until now. The Museum opened in 1930, but on this 1949 calendar he bills himself solely as "Doctor of Motors -- Archaeologist." I bought this a couple amonths ago and later found out that I had two. I sold the first one, so this is the last. It's in nice condition with no pages ripped off and no circling of dates. The calendar measures 9-1/4" x 11". (CAL. Box I) 
Price: 16.95 USD
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1950's Travel Tennessee The Nation's Most Interesting State
20 1950's Travel Tennessee The Nation's Most Interesting State
Nashville, Tennessee Tennessee Tourist and Development Association circa 1950's Soft cover Very good condition 
Shiny silver paper enhances the art and photograph on the front cover of this oversized and nicely made souvenir booklet extolling the wonders of the state. There is no date, but the address on the card laid-in is Nashville 3, Tennessee -- pre-zip code. Booklet is oblong and measures 8-1/2" x 11-1/2" with 38 counted pages. Lots of photos in both color and black and white covering camping, mountains, fishing, swimming, boating, hunting, historical sites, hiking, handicrafts,hiking, and museums, including the Atomic Energy Museum. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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