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Image for How To Decorate Halls, Booths and Automobiles (1927)

How To Decorate Halls, Booths and Automobiles (1927)

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Framingham, Massachusetts, Dennison Manufacturing Company: 1927

Edition: later printing

Seller ID: 2702

Condition: Fine condition


Crepe paper has long been synonymous with life's festive events and no one knew the business as well as the Dennison Manufacturing Company which set up shop in Framingham in 1897. Although the company merged with Avery in 1990, there was a time when the railroad that ran in front of its red brick buildings groaned under a heavy load of crepe paper in a rainbow of colors. This booklet uses strong graphic drawings to unveil a a parade of great ideas. It's clean and bright inside and out with no names or writing. Measures 5-3/4" x 8-1/4 and has 36 pages. View more info

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House Beautiful Magazine October, 1928

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Concord, New Hmapshire, House Beautiful Publishing Corporation:

Edition: Vol. LXIV, No. IV

Seller ID: 2781

Condition: Very Good condition


The cover art of these magazines scream "come hither!" They're bold, colorful and graphically sensational. I was at an auction which had six boxes of them.To say they were a hit is an understatement -- they sold in a frenzy for more money than they should have. I got the last box, which was as good as the rest, but at the end of the frenzy. There's much to read here about homes and gardens with gorgeous full color ads for house items -- roofs, tiles, paints etc.. One of the more interesting stories is about the scissor craft of silhouette making and William Henry Brown who long ago snipped ou... View more info

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Royal Society Crochet Lessons No. 6 (1915)

By: N/A

Price: $16.95

Publisher: New York, H.E. Verran Company Inc.: 1915

Edition: Crochet Book No. 6

Seller ID: 2786

Condition: Very good condition


This is a really helpful instructional manual with much explanation and large bright photographs. It measures 6" x 9" and has 56 pages. It's clean and tightly bound with just a couple corner crease to cover. I have re-enforced them with almost invisible archival tape to keep them from snapping off. The projects are fabulous -- including a work basket with a lid, an open basket, a lamp shade, and a round box with a lid. Other projects include a corset cover (probably won't need that one!), a scarves, pillows, table covers, nightgowns, a child's dress, a baby bonnet, a bedspread and a bolster. ... View more info

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Lone Scouts of America: First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree, Fourth Degree (circa 1915-1924)

By: N/A

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lone Scouts of America: circa 1915-24

Seller ID: 2789

Condition: Good Condition


These four booklets taught young boys all manner of subjects -- first aid, Indian crafts, natural history, astronomy and more. The Lone Scouts were loosely organized, as membership did not hinge on adult leadership. Many kids lived in rural areas and were truly lone scouts. All you had to do was sign up through the mail and you could obtain the various publications and other items. In 1924, however, the loners merged with the Boy Scouts. The strong Native American influence was that of the works of Ernest Thompson Seton. Booklets measure 4" x 6" and have a cumulative 223 page count. Booklets a... View more info

Image for Lucky Labyrinth And Twin Twist: 2 Patterns With 20 Quilt Top Options (2007)

Lucky Labyrinth And Twin Twist: 2 Patterns With 20 Quilt Top Options (2007)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, Margaret M. Bingham: 2007

Edition: 20.00

Seller ID: 2824

Condition: Fine condition


Very nice, clean, attractive booklet bound with a plastic spiral to lie flat while working. The author explains that the two variations -- which are very attractive -- have their origins in Buddhists designs. The instructions are very straightforward and are augmented by drawings and charts. There are also some color examples of finished quilts for inspiration. Manual measures 9" x 11" and has 112 pages, plus color plates at back. View more info

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Cowboy Guncart Pattern E.M. Horton Wagon Company, 1998)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Rawlins, Wyoming, E.M. Horton Wagon Company: 1998

Seller ID: 2911

Condition: Very good


This unusual offering consists of four crisp large, folded pattern sheets (unused) for building a cowboy guncart -- scale 3/8"=1". The pattern is still in its original mailing envelope and also includes advertising for the company's 1/3" scale chuckwagon, plus six detailed 4"x6-/2" glossy color photos showing various angles. All items in excellent condition except some toning to patterns. Very unique design rendered by Roger Peterson of Long Beach, California. View more info

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The Home and Garden Calendar 1968 (Book in a Box)

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Hearthside Press Inc.: 1968

Seller ID: 3006

Condition: Fine condition


Calendar collectors and those who love a book in a box check this out. It's in amazing condition with no writing and no defects other than a light skim of foxing to cover from the box lid. The box is sturdy and clean which is why the calendar is why it's collectible. The calendar in its box measures 6-3/4" x 8-1/4" and has 50 photos of arrangements created by members of garden clubs around the country. Eight are in color and the rest in black and white, all printed on quality coated paper. View more info

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Metal Craft Supply Company Catalog (1948)

By: N/A

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Providence, Rhode Island, Metal Crafts Supply Company: 1948

Seller ID: 3147

Condition: Good condition


Very nice catalog -- clean and bright inside with no names or writing. There's a few spots of edge wear and rubbing to edges at back, and darkening at spine, but overall it's quite good with a tight binding. The company provided equipment and supplies for brass, pewter, aluminum, silver and copper work. Items included are metals in sheet and wire form, hammers, mallets, anvils, solders, enamels, stones, findings, and etching and polishing materials. Many black and white photos and drawings. VERY attractive! View more info

Image for The Splendour of India Silk; The Master Weavers, An Introduction to the  Handcrafted Textiles of India (2 booklets, 1980's)

The Splendour of India Silk; The Master Weavers, An Introduction to the Handcrafted Textiles of India (2 booklets, 1980's)

By: N/A

Price: $14.00

Publisher: India, HHEC for Festival of India: circa 1980's

Seller ID: 3168

Condition: Fine condition


Two crisp, clean, beautiful booklets, one about India's silk and the other India's handwoven textiles. Both are illustrated with color photographs and both have 24 pristine pages. Booklets measure 5-1/2" x 8-3/4" and have no defect of note. Text is lengthy. View more info

Image for From This Earth: Pottery of the Southwest (1987)

From This Earth: Pottery of the Southwest (1987)

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture: 1987

Seller ID: 3341

Condition: Very good condition


This is a very large booklet measuring 10-1/2" x 13-1/4" and has fourteen counted pages of information including the reverse sides of front and back covers. There are many examples of the various pottery items -- Laguna, Name, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo. Taos and Picuris, Zumi and many more, plus vintage photographs in black and white showing the artists at work. There's also explainable text and even a few pages for children. Booklet is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. View more info

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Chapter Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Complete Paper Cutout for Petite Napoleon Coach

By: N/A

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Detroit, michigan, Fisher Body Craftaman's Guild: No date stated

Seller ID: 3347

Condition: Very good condition in good envelope


This is an interesting item, published for a contest which was advertised around the world. In the U.S. the kit was sent via the local newspapers, in this case the Detroit Times. Oddly, there is no year stated, so I did some research and found a 1932 Syracuse, New York newspaper story about the contest. Then envelope had many small tears, so I taped the edges to stabilize it. Inside here is a card about the contest itself, another one with intricate instructions and four large cards with many, many, many pieces to assemble. The sad part is, though not surprising, only boys were allowed to comp... View more info

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Potter's Wheel Projects (1991)

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Columbus, Ohio, Sellers, Thomas (editor): 1991

Edition: Twelfth Printing

Seller ID: 3753

Condition: Very good condition


Very nice booklet which provides real information. I just discarded another one that had two pages of instruction and the rest pretty pictures. This one shows many instructional photographs in black and white, plus 19 projects which are also explained. Included are these techniques: making off-center shapes, cluster pots, a Yunnan cooker, the combination pot, tall pots from small kilns, pouring spouts, pulling your handles, rounding out a squared pot and more. Booklet is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 64 pages. View more info

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Clothing Made in the Wilderness Vol. One (Rodent Press Basic Survival Skills 1981)

By: Ager, Michael S.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Eugene, Oregon, Rodent Press: 1981

Seller ID: 0828

Condition: Very good


Very nice clean, softcover guide to making clothing, but also how to avoid freezing, hypothermia and starvation. Topics associated with clothing are the sewing kit, knots, stitches and seams, tailoring, cold weather gear, warm weather gear, footwear, cordage, weaving, and wet weather gear. Book measures 9"x11" and has 72 pages. illustrated throughout with drawings. View more info

Image for Japanese Flower Arrangement In A Nutshell: A Primer (1966)

Japanese Flower Arrangement In A Nutshell: A Primer (1966)

By: Allen, Ellen Goodman

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Rutland, Vermont, Charles E. Tuttle: 1966

Edition: 21st printing

Seller ID: 2945

Condition: Very good condition


The Charles Tuttle company is noted for its interesting and beautiful books about Japan. They also published the collectible small booklets for the tourist trade after WWII. This booklet was first published in 1955 and has been reprinted many times because it's filled with useful information offered in straightforward language.The focus here is on various forms of Moribana and Heika style attangements. It even includes photos of more advanced free-style arrangements which show what can be done with creativity and basic principles. The booklet measures 6"x8" and has 55 pages printed on quality... View more info

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Think Christmas; Junior League Washington D.C. 1977

By: Art Buchwald, Introduction

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., Junior League of the City of Washington Inc.: 1977

Edition: Fourth printing

Seller ID: 4116

Condition: Fine condition


Junior Leagues over all the U.S. create amazing cookbooks in both hard cover and soft. But this one, though it's a simple design, has two secret goodies.The first is an introduction by the humourist, Art Buchwald, who wrote for the Washington Post. He also received two Pulitzer prizes -- 1982 and 1986. But back to the other good thing -- the book has the usual, but unusually good recipes, and has an extensive list of ideas and crafts to make the holidays beautiful. Here's a few examples centerpieces, mini trees, tree trimming, wreaths, mantles, gifts for family and friends, potpourri, gifts ... View more info

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The Karrusel Watch By Its Inventor 1905

By: B. Bonniksen

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Kent, England, Latimer Rend & Co. LTD.: 1905

Seller ID: 4276

Condition: Very good


This is a reprint of the original 1905 issue wrtten by B. Benniks. It isn't easily found epsecially in very nice condition here is a light, small stain at the top margin of the first page, but from there on all pages are pristine. The booklet measures 5-1/4" x 8" and has 48 pages. There are many photographs in crisp, bright black and white throughout, plus and much information, including an intro by B. Bonniksen View more info

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The First Real Butterfly Craft Book (Mounting Specimens)

By: Bachrach, Walt; Gilmour, Dan

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Boulder Creek, California, Gilmour-Vendco: 1976

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 0344

Condition: Very Good


An unusual craft book that doesn't turn up too often. It measures 8-1/2"x11" and is illustrated with instructive drawings, as well as line drawings of butterflies and plants. One of these drawings was colored in by former owner. I was rather charmed, but in case you aren't, check out the second photo. The booklet has 55 pages and is dedicated to the craft of mounting butterfly specimens. Includes the mounting of more than one specimen in a frame and also variations on the theme such as backing with a mirror. View more info

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Some Thoughts on Paper and Printmaking; Paper: Its History and Conservation

By: Barooshian, Martin; Hauser, Robert

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Housatonk, Massachusetts, Rising Paper Company: 1980

Seller ID: 1408

Condition: Fine Condition


Though written by two different authors, these two booklets were not only printed by the same publisher, but offer material which compliments each other. Bot hbooklets also appear unread. Barooshian is a painter/printmaker and was past president of the Society of American Graphics. Huaser, at the time of writing, was director of Busyhaus Workshop and a fellow of the American Institute of Conservation. The time for these two is NOW, as fine presses, paper making, conservation etc are all part of the current interest in the book arts. Both measure 5-1/4" x 8-1/2" with 26 pages collectively. View more info

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Ladies Home Journal Magazine December, 1896

By: Beecher, Mrs. Ward; Harrison, Benjamin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Curtis Publishing: 1896

Edition: Vol. XIV, No. 1

Seller ID: 2880

Condition: Very good condition


This is beautiful issue in pristine condition. There is some minor rusting to staples, but it's not eye-catching. It's an oversized magazine measuring 11" x 16-1/2." There's a lot to read including What Christmas Means to Queen Victoria; When Mr. Beecher Sold Slaves in Plymouth Pulpit written by Mrs. Ward Beecher; The Unsocial Club of Women; Versatality in Singing; A People Who Live Amid Romance; The Judicial Deaprtment of the Government by Honorable Benjamin Harrison; and The Garden Party of the Empress. There's also a drawing of Scrooge executed by Charles Dana Gibson, crafts, fashions, poem... View more info

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Gesso Frame Finishing 1947. Two Extra Gesso Booklets

By: Berner, Michael F.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New york, Sef-published: 1947

Seller ID: 4134

Condition: Very good condition


A long time ago when the earth was green I had one of these pink booklets. It sold rather quickly, but had no extras inside as this one does. As always, when extra items inside the main piece belong with it I never take them out and sell them individually. The main booklet covers gesso history, preparing gesso, materials for gesso frame finishing, coats of gesso, finishing with oil colors, obtaining an antique effect, a two tone finish, gold bronzing, and more. The other items are Artistic Picture Framing (10) pages and Gesso Craft, a leaflet of four pages. The pink one has 19 pages with instr... View more info