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A Bright and Happy New Year (Gift Book early 1900's)
1 A Bright and Happy New Year (Gift Book early 1900's)
New York Cupples & Leon Company Unstated, but clearly early 1900's Hard cover Very good Condition 
I love gift books of all kinds. They fall off shelves into my hands wherever I go. This one is bit different though -- I would call it more of a hard cover greeting card, as it has only eleven pages with pretty art and positive wishes for the coming year. The title page shows that the buyer considered it as a card too and sent it to Mr. and Mrs. La Vake from Mr. and Mrs. Neison. Here's an example of the wishes, "Carry into the new year only the choicest thoughts and inspirations." Book measures 4" x 7-1/2" and is clean and tightly bound. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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A Happy Easter Squeaker Postcard Peeps 1912
2 A Happy Easter Squeaker Postcard Peeps 1912
1912 
Novelty postcards are fun, especially the older ones with squeakers. It makes for a puffy card that I can't imagine sending in the mail, though fortunately, this one never was mailed. All you have to do is press and you can hear these little peeps on Easer morning. The card has a message on its divided back to Miss Grace Wolfinger. The message reads "With best Easter wishes from Mr. and Mrs. Gess (or Hess) April 7th 1912. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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Atkins Saws In The Home & Atkins Silver Steel Dado Heads (Vintage Advertising Brochures from E.C. Atkins & Company)
3 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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Chinese Furniture and Decorations including Rugs, Textiles and Paintings (Sotheby's Auction Catalog May 7, 1981)
4 Chinese Furniture and Decorations including Rugs, Textiles and Paintings (Sotheby's Auction Catalog May 7, 1981)
New York Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc. 1981 soft cover Fine 
Crisp, beautiful auction catalog with many large photographs, including several in full color. It's printed on quality coated paper and measures 8-3/4"x9-1/4". Sale consisted of 348 lots owned by a number of people. All estimates grouped at back page. Catalog is pristine inside and out. Owner names are: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bernat, S. Edna Fletcher, Helen Garfunkel, Mary McFadden, Nelson A, Rockefeller, Garry Smith, Mrs. Harold A. Roig, and Jerome Zipkin 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Cleveland National Air Show Program 1977 (Air Force Picture Laid-in)
5 Cleveland National Air Show Program 1977 (Air Force Picture Laid-in)
Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland National Air Show 1977 soft cover 
Crisp and clean inside and out. This is a very nice program with a surprise inside -- a color print that reads at the bottom "Air Force. A great way of life." On the reverse side is stamped USAF Recruiting Office Berea, Ohio. At the top is handwritten: To my Air Show buddy, Mr. Macy. Love, Richard." This program is quality printed on coated paper throughout and measures 8-1/2"x11" with 66 pages and many photos, ads, and informational articles. Cleveland is the only city to have had an annual air show of this size since 1929. Among the highlights were the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the U.S. Navy F-14 Fighter Tom Cat. the Red Devils aerobatic team, Bob Hoover, the Lake Erie Air Derby, the Acro Jets, biplane pilot Jim Holland, Formula 1 Air Racing, the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachutists, and Mudry Formation Aerobatics. Event took place Sept. 3,4,and 5 at Burke Lakefront Airport. 66 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Fortune Magazine July, 1935 (Anheiser-Busch, Women In Business, Restoring Williamsburg, U.S. Smelting & Refining)
6 Fortune Magazine July, 1935 (Anheiser-Busch, Women In Business, Restoring Williamsburg, U.S. Smelting & Refining)
New York Time-Life 1935 Volume XII, No. 1 soft cover Very good 
Very clean, nice issue of one of the star magazines of the 30's. The photography is excellent, as are the articles and the magazine's design. Three topics grabbed my attention -- a colorful piece about Anheiser-Busch and its bottled beer, Part I of a story about women in business, and a look at Mr. Rockefeller's renovation of colonial Willamsburg. There's also a piece about the cotton industry, one on U.S. Smelting & Refining and a profile of Harry Hopkins. Magazine has no real defect of note. It measures 11-1/2"x14" and has 140 pages. OVERSEAS ORDERS WELCOME, but shipping may be higher than stated due to size. Contact me with destination for actual quote. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Harper's Bazar Magazine Saturday, May 26, 1888
7 Harper's Bazar Magazine Saturday, May 26, 1888
New York Harper & Brothers 1988 Vol. XXI- No.21 soft cover Very Good 
Oversized newspaper-like magazine -- one of the early Harper's Bazars. I think the pages had to have been opened by the reader which is why the top and side edges show unevenness and small tears. I have, however, repaired the tears with almost invisible archival tape to keep them from worsening. Overall this is a very clean and attractive magazine geared to women. Among the stories are American Women As Seen By Englishmen, New York Fashions, Paris Fashions, and Women As Stenographers and Type-Writers. Many ads at back which are also fun to read. Magazine measures 12" across and 16-1/2" tall when fully opened. The two strips at cover are actually mailing labels addressed to Mr.s. O.M. Munroe, De Soto, Missouri. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Hats Magazine (Only Milinery Magazine in U.S. October, 1962)
8 Hats Magazine (Only Milinery Magazine in U.S. October, 1962)
New York, New York Milinery Associates 1962 Vol. 87, No. 4 soft cover Very Good 
This is a collectible magazine which shows the reader the latest styles from New York and Paris, plus hints on hat making, the hat of the month with instructions on how to make it, insider gossip, and many ads for millinery supplies. The hat on the cover was made by Mr. Arnold. Magazine is clean and nice and measures 9" x 12" and has 24 pages. Not seen too often. A few other issues available. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Korean Ceramics An Art's Variety; Collection Of Mr. And Mrs. Gregory Henderson (1969)
9 Korean Ceramics An Art's Variety; Collection Of Mr. And Mrs. Gregory Henderson (1969)
Columbus, Ohio Divisions of Art Gallery Ohio State University 1969 
A rather scarce catalog of unique interest, as Korean ceramics are not covered as extensively as those from Japan and China. The catalog is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Faults include a loss of color to upper side edge (blue area), toning to plain back cover and a light water stain to margin of first picture. Catalog was published to accompany an exhibit which was shown from Feb. 9 to March 9, 1969. Text includes map of Korea, general characteristics of Korean ceramics, prehistoric examples, the Three Kingdoms, United Silla, Koryo, and Yi Dynasty. Catalog includes 143 items each pictured in black and white with description. 60 pages.There is also one magnificent color photo at frontis. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Letters SIGNED Senator Robert A. Taft, OH; Congressman Reid F. Murray, WI (1945)
10 Letters SIGNED Senator Robert A. Taft, OH; Congressman Reid F. Murray, WI (1945)
Ohio and Wisconsin 1945 Good condition 
Two letters about a minor matter brought with them a signature from Ohio Senator Robert A. Taft and longtime Congressman, Reid F. Murray. Both were Republicans trying to meet a request from a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Niss of Bellville, Ohio. Murray received a letter from a Milwaukee attorney seeking a copy of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 1938 Yearbook titled "Soils and Men" for a Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Niss who had moved to Bellville, Ohio. Murray responded saying he would ask Sen. Taft. Taft wrote the couple saying he had no more copies. Under his signature though is written "Got 1938 Yearbook for Reid F. Murray", but it's not in Taft's writing -- likely a secretary. The two letters on government stationery are well-kept, but Murray is the better of the two. The Taft shows a few creases, toning to edges and a couple stains at top from a paperclip. Both show an indentation to upper right corner from a clip of some sort. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Linen Postcard Folkerth's Motel & Restaurant New York State
11 Linen Postcard Folkerth's Motel & Restaurant New York State
Boston, Massachusetts Tichnor Brothers Unknown Fine 
This is an unused linen postcard in fine condition. There's no date, but I suspect it's from the 50's. The caption on the back says it was located on U.S. Route 20 between Thruway Exit 48 & 49, two miles east of Alden NY and 25 miles east of Buffalo. This was one of the many mom and pop motels available during the period. The amenities included radio, TV, central heat (odd that that would even be mentioned in upstate New York!), and Beauty Rest mattresses. The owners were Mr. & Mrs. George C. Folkerth. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Lorain County Jail, Elyria, Ohio Postcard
12 Lorain County Jail, Elyria, Ohio Postcard
U.S.A. S.H. Knox & Company 1911 Very good 
Very nice card with one superficial crease at center that you can feel more than see. The image is bright and without fault. The postmark has faded, so not sure where it was sent from, but it was sent TO Mr. Ray C. Cook of E. 82nd Street Cleveland, Ohio. The message reads, "Aug. 27th, 1911. Dear Ray, Many thanks for getting that book. I left the money with Mama. I got your card from Cedar Point. Did you have a good time? Ethel." Will arrive in plastic sleeve 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Merry Christmas Girl on Snowshoes Squirrel, Holly Postcard 1914
13 Merry Christmas Girl on Snowshoes Squirrel, Holly Postcard 1914
1914 Fine 
This one's a charmer! Cute little girl on snowshoes holding a squirrel in the palm of her hand and superimposed on a giant holly leaf. It says Merry Christmas, but very small at the lower right hand corner. The card is in fine condition and is postmarked Detroit, Michigan 1914 and addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Braderick (?), Menden (?)City, Michigan. It's embossed, but does not say it's from Germany. Divided back. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Mr. Lincoln Sits For His Portrait (Life Magazine 30th Anniversary, 1966)
14 Mr. Lincoln Sits For His Portrait (Life Magazine 30th Anniversary, 1966)
U.S.A. Time Inc. 1966 Card cover Near fine condition 
I've never seen this before, but it was actually plentiful in its day. It's only proved to be ephemeral over time. The last issue of Look Magazine for the year 1966 sported a photography theme, so a keepsake about Lincoln's portraits was the perfect little extra. Other than some rust to the staples, this little booklet is as crisp and clean as new. The photo is very handsome and there are five pages of text. It measures 5" x 7". Nice item for a Lincoln collector. (History III) 
Price: 8.95 USD
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Ontario Non-Resident Angling License 1955
15 Ontario Non-Resident Angling License 1955
Ontario, Canada Ontario Canada Department of Lands & Forests 1955 soft cover good 
This 1955 fishing license was issued to a man from Parma, Ohio off to Canada on an "angling vacation." The license is a small booklet which contains pertinent details about the issuee, as well as Ontario "fishery regulations" and info on the Game and Fisheries Act. It shows browning on both front and back covers, as well as a loss of the top layer of paper at the bottom back corner (small). All fishing coupons are still intact, so Mr. Martin must not have been too lucky. The coupons are very specific, each for a different type of fish and each allowing for 5 or six of most species, but only one each for Atlantic salmon, quananiche, and sturgeon.Light blue pages very clean and tightly bound 
Price: 12.95 USD
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Poll Parrot's Howdy Doody Photo Album (1950's)
16 Poll Parrot's Howdy Doody Photo Album (1950's)
St. Louis, Missouri Roberts, Johnson & Rand Division of International Shoe Company circa 1950's soft cover Good-plus 
What a fun find! Poll-Parrot Shoes and the gang from the Howdy Doody Show teamed up to bring Baby Boomers a very cool premium. It's bright and colorful and contains four real photos pasted in -- the star himself, Clarabell the Clown, Mr. Bluster and Flub-a-Dub. The photo shown is printed on the page. There's also music and lyrics to the show's famous theme song (can you hear it in your head?), plus the Poll Parrot Song. The back page spread shows a cartoon ad for shoes and an array of wacky things seen on the show like the Talkascope and the Flap-Doodle. The album measures 8-3/4"x11" and has 10 pages if you count the reverse sides of the covers. If this were in fine condition it would sell in three figures, but it does show some browning and an abrasion on the outer side edge of both the front and back cover and a few little spots at margins. But it's tightly bound and still very collectible. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Postcard Pennsylvania Railroad Mt. Carmel Ore Train (1957)
17 Postcard Pennsylvania Railroad Mt. Carmel Ore Train (1957)
Earlton, New York Audio Visual Designs 1957 Fine condition Wood, Don (photographer) 
Handsome postcard numbered S-74231 showing the Mt. Carmel ore train pulling up to the Shamrock water tank in October, 1957. The Pennsylvania Railroad completed their steam replacement program about three weeks after this photo was taken. The card has not been used and is very clean with sharp corners. Card will arrive in a brand new plastic sleeve. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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Real Photo Postcard O.C. Barber Thoroughbred Pig (Barberton, Ohio 1911)
18 Real Photo Postcard O.C. Barber Thoroughbred Pig (Barberton, Ohio 1911)
Barberton, Ohio Unknown 1911 Very good 
At first glance this appears to be a giant pig -- which it is. But it's not just any old pig. This pig belonged to O.C. Barber, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, who succeeded with many businesses before launching this early effort at agribusiness. The card is postmarked Barberton, Ohio July 27, 1911 and sent to Mr. Sherman Lee of Seville, Ohio. The message reads, "This is one of O.C. Barber's thoroughbred pigs. He is a big one, isn't he? Tom Bairstow." Very clean and nice and easy to read. Will arrive in plastic sleeve. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Six Children's Books of the 1850's (Facsimile Reprints)
19 Six Children's Books of the 1850's (Facsimile Reprints)
Scotia, New York Americana Review Unknown (pre-zip code) Reprints soft cover Fine in Good-plus folder 
This is a charming ephemeral item consisting of six small booklets inside a folder with two interior pockets. The folder shows some light spotting to top left corner, but is otherwise clean and functioning. The booklets are absolutely pristine and crisp. Titles are Old Mother Mitten, The Picture Book, The Funny Book, The Two Sisters, The Adventures of Mr. Tom Plump and Story of the Little Drummer. If you collect children's books, or books about books this one's a gem. Each small booklet measures 4-1/4" x 6-1/2". The folder measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Trent Movie Theatre New Rochelle, 1936
20 Trent Movie Theatre New Rochelle, 1936
New Rochelle, New York Trent Theatre 1936 Nov. 4-5; Nov. 6,7,8; Nov. 9-10 Leaklet soft cover Near fine condition 
These little leaflets are hard to find because they're easily tossed away after the movies have been enjoyed. The leaflet is printed on an 8-1/2" x 11" sheet folded in the middle, so there are a week's entertainment. The first one is Marlene Dietrich And Charles Boyer in the Garden of Allah and The 39 Steps with Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll. Open it up and Bette Davis and Claude Rains take over "Mr. Skeffinton" and "Lady Bodyguard" with Eddie Albert and Anne Shirley. Next to those are "A Girl, A Guy and A Gob" with George Murphy, Lucille Bal, l and Edmond O'Brien and "Wildcat" starring Richard Arlen and Atline Judge.The back ad is for "Brenda Starr Reporter" with Joan Woodbury, and Kane Richmonds. This apears to be sa erial movie, as the leaflet says "Don't Miss a Chapter every Friday and Saturday." There's also a comment on seeing Brenda every Friday and Saturday. The ads are clean and nice with just one very small tear which I have mended with archival tape. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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