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1 "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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1930 Liberty Magazine Calendar (1973 REPRINT Leslie Thrasher Art)
2 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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1957 Frigidaire Advertising:The Sheer Look and The Right Angle on Refrigeration
3 1957 Frigidaire Advertising:The Sheer Look and The Right Angle on Refrigeration
USA General Motors Corporation 1957 Soft covers Very condition 
Here we have two booklets showing off the wide array of appliances and in such colors as Mayfair Pink, Charcoal Gray, Stratford Yellow and Sherwood Green. The Sheer Look covers refrigerators, upright freezers,ranges, cook-tops, built-in wall ovens, washers and dryers, dishwashers, "food waste disposers", water heaters, and air conditioners. The Sheer Look measures 6" x 8-1/2" and has 14 pages. The Right Angle measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", but is not a booklet as it appears. It's VERY cool -- opens up to a two-sided advertisement which measures 22" x 26" and is all about refrigerators. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1964 Official Program 12th Annual Cumberland Sports Car Races
4 1964 Official Program 12th Annual Cumberland Sports Car Races
U.S.A. Steel Cities Region Sports Car Club of America Inc. 1964 soft cover Very good condition 
Very nice program for the races held at the Cumberland Municipal Airport May, 15, 16, 17, 1964. The event included the national championship and regional races. Previous owner penciled in notes for some races which could be easily removed, but you may not want to, as it shows who won etc. Program measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 20 pages including a blank one for notes which is unused. Includes auto related advertising. Faults are these: a tear to bottom of spine which I repaired with non-browning archival tape on both sides and a small stain to one page. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1978 Calendar Dance Magazine Quotes the Greats (School of Cleveland Ballet)
5 1978 Calendar Dance Magazine Quotes the Greats (School of Cleveland Ballet)
New York City Dance Magazine 1977 soft cover Fine Condition 
This was an annual calendar designed and published by Dance Magazine for distribution to entities such as the School of Cleveland Ballet which could have their name printed on the final page for their own advertising. I have seen these before, but always missing at least one page. This one has all 12 and all are pristine. Each month shows a photo of a famous dancer along with a quote from each. The 1978 calendar aimed the spotlight on Alexandra Danilova, Natalia Makorova, Peter Martins, Edward Vilella, Vaslav Nijinsky, Louis Peres, Cynthia Gregory, Margot Fonteyn, Erik Bruhn, Martha Graham, Mikail Baryshnikov, and Anna Pavlova. Measures 4" x 8-3.4" 
Price: 12.00 USD
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A Brilliant History Jewels at Sotheby's (1978)
6 A Brilliant History Jewels at Sotheby's (1978)
London Sotheby's 1978 Card cover Fine condition 
This is an unusual catalog for an auction, even by Sotheby's many handsome examples. This one features a famous person on each page -- the Duchess of Windsor, Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, Edna Winston, Elton John, Countess Mona Bismarck, the Count and Countess du Boisrouvray, Ava Gardner, Helene Beaumont, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and Marlene Dietrich. The jewels are top drawer from the most revered jewelers in the world and each is beautifully described. Catalog is printed on glossy paper throughout. The back paper which appears to be obstructing the photos, are just narrow strips with info on both sides. Catalog is clean and gorgeous with no names or writing. It measures 9" x 10-1/2". Very special. (Advertising) 
Price: 35.00 USD
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A Century of Caruso 1975
7 A Century of Caruso 1975
New York Metropolitan Opera Guild 1975 Soft cover Very good 
Caruso was, and still is, THE MAN when the topic turns to opera. This over-sized booklet measuring 8-1/2"x11" is packed with photographs and information in 39 pages -- with NO advertising. It's also in good clean condition with just a small touch of wear at the upper front corner and a little rubbing, also at front. One fun section shows a whole new side of the singer -- his talent for sketching the great entertainers of the day. Includes many! 
Price: 14.00 USD
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A Sesquicentennial History of Vermillion, Ohio 1837-1987
8 A Sesquicentennial History of Vermillion, Ohio 1837-1987
Vermillion, Ohio Vermillion Sesquicentennial Committee 1987 soft cover Very Good 
Amazingly hard to find this souvenir of the 150th birthday of Vermillion, Ohio,a town known to tourists exploring the north coast and its Lake Erie islands. The book is clean as a whistle inside and out and has history, photographs, and local advertising. It measures 8-1/2"x11" and is printed on quality coated paper. Not paginated, but I counted 70. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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A Souvenir of Your Flight With Eastern Airlines
9 A Souvenir of Your Flight With Eastern Airlines
Unknown Eastern Air Lines No date, likely late 50's early 60's Fine condition 
This is really special, as it has all its items intact and is clean as a whistle nestled inside its original glassine envelope. The envelope reads A Souvenir of Your Flight With Eastern Air Lines. Inside is an unused postcard showing off the New-Type Constellation made famous by Eastern and promoted by the great aviator Eddie Rickenbacker who also worked for Eastern. Other items include two luggage labels, a card notifying passengers that Eastern Air Line Timetables were available for the asking, a Western Union leaflet advertising telegram services aboard the plan, and a leaflet asking customers to send comments. The envelope measures 4"x6". 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Advertising Blotter Willard Battery Storage (Cleveland, Ohio, 1917)
10 Advertising Blotter Willard Battery Storage (Cleveland, Ohio, 1917)
St. Paul, Minnesota B&B 1917 Near fine condition 
The colorful scene of a sportsman in a boat in what looks like a marshy area made me think this blotter might be newer than it is. I got out my magnifying glass and there it was though -- a 1917 date. The Willard Battery Storage company was founded in Cleveland in 1896 by Theodore Willard. It stayed the course al the way through WWII, but finally changed hands in 1952. As you can see, there's another comapany name on the blotter, the St. Thomas Storage Battery Company, but here's why. Under the phone number of St, Thomas it reads, "All Makes of Batteries Repaired. Authorized Willard Service Station for Elgin County. 
Price: 6.95 USD
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Advertising Blotters Woodall Stenographic Office, Woodall Letter Service (1920's)
11 Advertising Blotters Woodall Stenographic Office, Woodall Letter Service (1920's)
St. Paul, Minnesota Brown & Bigelow 1921, 1929 Very good condition 
Here we have six unused ink blotters advertising under two names. The Woodall Stenographic Office blotters were all printed in 1921. At that time they advertised stenographic work, mimeographing and multigraphing. The other two advertised Woodall Letter Service and both of those were printed in 1929. They maintained the same services, but added some new ones too --mimeoscoping and printing. All blotters measures 3"x6". I'm not sure where this company was from, but it retained the same phone number which began with a Wabash prefix followed by four numbers. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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Advertising Fan Garrett's Snuff The Old Reliable
12 Advertising Fan Garrett's Snuff The Old Reliable
Memphis,Tennessee Garrett's Snuff 1938 Cardstock Good condition 7-3/4 x 9-1/4 
Though this advertising fan has some creases to the colorful picture it's very homey and the dogs and the fireplace are enchanting. The image is named "There Goes Your Old Hunting Coat" thanks to the five playful dogs. The fan intself measures 7-3/4 x 9-1/4" and has a 7-1/2" handle. The back of the fan has a nice picure of the Garret Snuff company.There is information beneath it and is easily read even though there's a clear piece of tape. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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Advertising Finlandia Alkupera (Vodka, 2007)
13 Advertising Finlandia Alkupera (Vodka, 2007)
Helsinki, Finland Finlandia Vodka of Finland 2007 Hard cover Fine codnition 
This is a small hardcover book which advertises Finlandia, the vodka from Finland. It's a nice collectible in very clean, bright condition with no names or writing. The booklet measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/4" and has 39 pages printed on quality coated paper. Chapters are titled thus: Finlandia Origins, Tasting Notes, Flavor Profiles; Bartender Basics; and Recipes. The booklet is illustrated with small photographs in full color. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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American Red Cross Centennial Calendar 1981
14 American Red Cross Centennial Calendar 1981
Unknown Location American Red Cross 1981 1981 Edition soft cover Very Good Condiotion 
If you're a calendar collector, or someone who appreciates the beauty of vintage advertising art this one's special. The calendar is not that old at 24, but there aren't many available. It's a big one measuring 12" x 18" and begins with January 1981 and ends with December 1981. All art is in full color and even the calendar itself is colorful. All images are replicas of old posters. The artists include many famous people. Here's the list: Howard Chandler Christie, Norman Rockwell (x2), N.C. Wyeth, Jes Schlaidjer, Lawrence Wilbur, Amos Sewell, Emmett Oldson, J.M. Clement, John Gould, Dagmar Wilson and the beloved Jessie Wilcox Smith. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Aramco World Magazine July/August 1988 Traveling the Silk Roads
15 Aramco World Magazine July/August 1988 Traveling the Silk Roads
Washington D.C. Aramco, A Corporation 1988 Vol. 39, No. 4 soft cover Very Good 
Colorful, glossy magazine the entire issue of which is dedicated to traveling the silk roads, along which Islam journeyed to China. There's a nice fold-out map at the front showing the routes and 54 pages devoid of advertising. Yes, the entire thing consists of quality color photography and the following articles: The Queen and the Silkworm, Main Street of Eurasia, The Royal Road, The Silk Roads: A History; The Steppe Route, The Golden Road,The Road North, and The Imperial Highway. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Atkins Saws In The Home & Atkins Silver Steel Dado Heads (Vintage Advertising Brochures from E.C. Atkins & Company)
16 Atkins Saws In The Home & Atkins Silver Steel Dado Heads (Vintage Advertising Brochures from E.C. Atkins & Company)
Indianapolis Atkins Saw Company No date 
Though some would argue that Diston Saws, made in Philadelphia, were the finest handtools of the 19th and early 20th centuries, others would rank products made by the E.C. Atkins Co. of Indianapolis right up there with the best of them. This wonderful brochure entitled Atkins Saws in the Home gets the point across with both its cover graphic of a smiling man using a hand saw and this snappy copy: "Mr. Happy Man says a saw that 'chews' may cost less but the saw to choose is an Atkins. The Finest On Earth." Though the trifold brochure is undated, it appears to be from the 20's or 30's. It measures 4x9" folded, 12" by 9" when opened and 12x18" when extended to full size. The graphics of the full extended page are fabulous --wonderful images of the various saws produced by the company in black and white against a light grey background banded in the same blue as front cover.Copy includes Hints for the Home Workshop, Useful Facts & Figures, How To Care For A Good Saw, plus info on the company and its motto -- "For the man who does things." We will also include a smaller brochure advertising Atkins Silver Steel Dado Heads booklet printed with the name Waco Tool Works of Chicago. This, too, is a trifold, but measures just 3-1/2" x6" closed. Both are in very good condition with just a small bit of soiling to outer fold of larger brochure and a speck of paper loss at a couple corners when fully extending (see photo). Goof gift for an antique tool collector. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Be An Artist At the Gas Range; Successful Recipes by the Mystery Chef (1936)
17 Be An Artist At the Gas Range; Successful Recipes by the Mystery Chef (1936)
Longman, Green & Co. 1936 soft cover Very Good 
If ever a cover screamed 1930'as this one has to be it -- what a strong graphic, both front and back! The booklet was offered in bookstores by Longman, Green who published books by the Mystery Chef -- who, incidentally, lived quite well given the photo at the back of the booklet of his New York living room! But that's a disgression -- the booklet also proved to be, as this one was, an advertising vehicle for the local gas company. It measures 5"x8" and has 96 pristine pages of recipes which are viable in today's kitchen. 
Price: 6.95 USD
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Bessie Pease Gutmann Published Works Catalog 1986
18 Bessie Pease Gutmann Published Works Catalog 1986
Ocean Township, New Jersey Park Avenue Publishers 1986 Third edition soft cover Fine 
Collectors of Bessie Pease Gutmann will find this clean, attractive catalogue (no names or writing) very helpful for identifying her work and where it appeared. This includes her entire ouvre -- published prints, illustrated books, post cards, magazine illustrations, commercial (advertising) art, Christmas cards, and the "Gutmann Colonials." There's also biographical info, a collectors' checklist and more. Measures 5-1/2"x8-1/2" and has 74 pages including eleven illustrations in black and white. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Black and White Scotch Whiskey Bridge Tally Tablet
19 Black and White Scotch Whiskey Bridge Tally Tablet
London and Glasgow James Buchanan and Company LTD. No date Hard cover folder Good folder, Very good items inside 
Love the black and white Scotties who pose for all things Scotch whiskey.I had one of these bridge tally folders years ago, but without the pencil which this one has. The pencil's cool because it too is marked Black and White along its length. The tally pad has all the pages, but only the first one is toned because it's against the printing inside the folder. The folder tells how to play Bridge and how to score. Folder measures 4" x 7-3/4" and opens up to twice that much. The only faults are a little light foxing to the white vinyl part of the front cover. The back is covered in paper which shows a skim of foxing almost all over it. But it's a nice collectible and is complete. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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British Empire Exhibition 1924 Official Guide
20 British Empire Exhibition 1924 Official Guide
Fleetway Press 1924 soft cover Very Good 
This is a fun find because I've never had one before and it's a guide to a huge exhibition which celebrated Britain and the 58 - count 'em - countries that made up the Empire in 1924. All of the countries participated with the exception of Gambia and Gilbraltar, so when King George V opened the exhibition on April 23, 1924 (St. George's Day), it was a moment to remember. The second photo shows a world map that came from the pocket at the inside front cover. The guide measures 5-1/2"x8-1/2" and has 128 pages illustrated with photographs. Great ads throughout, plus those contained in the advertising section in photo three. The exhibit and the guide would remind you of a World's Fair. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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