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Image for German Embossed Postcard Merry Christmas Girl in Red Coat & Muff by Fence

German Embossed Postcard Merry Christmas Girl in Red Coat & Muff by Fence

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Germany, 1908

Seller ID: 0035

Condition: Very good


All dressed up for Christmas in a red coat, a fur-trimmed hat, and a muff. This card is German and is embossed which is why the penciled message on the back is virtually unreadable. It was sent, however, to Miss Sophie Nundahl of Perry, North Dakota. The date on the postage stamp is likewise obscured, but it appears to be 1908. Card will arrive in a plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for Christmas Postcard A Christmas Reverie Santa with Pipe and Smoke 1908

Christmas Postcard A Christmas Reverie Santa with Pipe and Smoke 1908

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 1908

Seller ID: 0050

Condition: Very good


An ornate design with a shiny gold background and embossing make this one a standout. There is a slight postmark to the front, so the price has been adjusted for same, but it's still a beauty with just a little corner wear! Note the kids in the whirl of smoke from Santa's pipe. There's no indication of origin, but there is a printed notation on the back that says St. Nicholas Series No. 3. The message on the divided back reads "How did you find everybody in Logansport? Am going to Niad (?) this afternoon and wish you could be there too. That candy was just fine. Mary." The card is addressed t... View more info

Image for Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas Little Girl, Lit Tree,Lantern

Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas Little Girl, Lit Tree,Lantern

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Germany, 1908

Seller ID: 0105


So pretty, this image, and lightly embossed -- another sweet card from Germany. It's very clean and nice with just a spot of wear to upper left corner. It was sent to a Miss Mabelle Lindsay in care of Mrs. Jacobs, 330 Atwood, City -- that's it for an address! Can you imagine trying that today? The message reads "Many thanks for cards. Wishing you a Merry Xmas. (Signature illegible) View more info

Image for Best Wishes For Christmas Children in Snow Silver and Purple Postcard 1910

Best Wishes For Christmas Children in Snow Silver and Purple Postcard 1910

By: N/A

Price: $12.95

Publisher: 1910

Seller ID: 0109


Silver and purple make a pretty palette for a Christmas card featuring two children bringing home a Christmas tree in the snow. The card is embossed and is very nice with no corner wear. It was postally used, but the stamp has fallen off. The divided back has this short message: "From Aloina to Clarens" with the address as Clarence Nobis, Pemberville, Ohio" View more info

Image for Merry Christmas Girl on Snowshoes Squirrel, Holly Postcard 1914

Merry Christmas Girl on Snowshoes Squirrel, Holly Postcard 1914

By: N/A

Price: $14.95

Publisher: 1914

Seller ID: 0113

Condition: 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. View more info

Image for A Merry Christmas Angel Mary Baby Jesus Vintage Postcard Metallic Silver

A Merry Christmas Angel Mary Baby Jesus Vintage Postcard Metallic Silver

By: N/A

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Unknown: Unknown

Seller ID: 0312


This is a beautiful embossed card with metallic silver details all over it which don't show up in the picture. They're literally everywhere! The card has a divided back and is partially addressed, but was never sent. It appears to be from the early 1900's. The recipient was supposed to have been Mrs. Ambrose Balmat and the message reads, "A Merry Christmas to you all from your brother Louie." This one's a beauty! View more info

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Christmas Greetings From the Regiment of Midshipmen (circa 1960's)

By: N/A

Price: $4.95

Publisher: The Regiments of Midshipmen: Unknown

Seller ID: 0354

Condition: Fine


Beautiful, unused Christmas card fashioned from especially heavy card stock for use by the Regiment of Midshipmen. There is no date, but I am pretty sure that the image on the face depicts the chapel which may well date it from the 60's. It measures 6"x7x1/4" and opens to reveal a color painting of the U.S. frigate Constitution. View more info

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Neiman-Marcus Christmas Catalog 1985 (25th Anniversary His & Hers Gifts)

By: N/A

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Dallas, Texas, Neiman-Marcus Store: 1985

Seller ID: 0731

Condition: Near Fine


The Neiman-Marcus Christmas catalog is legendary. It's to(rich)grown-ups what the Sears & Roebuck Christmas wish book was once to kids. This year's issue is especially interesting because it marks the 25th Anniversary of the infamous His & Hers gifts which began in 1960 with two Beechcraft planes -- one customized to her taste, one to his! The former owner laid-in an article from a 1985 USA Today which recounts every glittering gift year by year. 1985's was two heavyweight diamonds priced at a cool two mil! The catalog is in full color and measures 8-1/2"x12" with 109 pages. There's just a sma... View more info

Image for Holly Leaves, The Christmas Number of the Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News, 1954

Holly Leaves, The Christmas Number of the Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News, 1954

By: N/A

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London, Commonwealth House: 1954

Seller ID: 0771


From its spectacular red, black and gold cover art to its slick pages, large size, and terrific ads, this vintage British collectible magazine is a thing of beauty! It measures a whopping 10x14-1/4" and is clean as a whistle inside and out, marred only two small errant red marks to bottom front at gilt. Poems and stories abound, but it's the art and the ads that take the breath away. All are gloriously frameable if you can bear to cut the magazine. This edition is especially interesting due to its article on the post office packet service and the gorgeous paintings and history of Plymouth. Mag... View more info

Image for Sears Happi Time Toy Town Dancing Santa (1949)

Sears Happi Time Toy Town Dancing Santa (1949)

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, Sears & Roebuck: 1949

Seller ID: 0772

Condition: Very good


A Christmas novelty that has been nicely kept. The ribbon at the top was there when I bought it, but is not original to the toy. It came with nothing in the holes so that a long string can be inserted for Santa to move along on -- of course you can take the ribbon out and do that. The center section reminds me of the lath for plastering walls, only made of cardboard. Its the spaces between the slats which help Santa jump and dance when held by the top of his head. He also folds down to a reasonable size for shipping. Santa is 16" tall when fully extended and 10" across elbow to elbow. Pretty c... View more info

Image for Harper's Bazar January 7, 1888

Harper's Bazar January 7, 1888

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1888

Edition: XXL No. 1

Seller ID: 0952

Condition: Good-plus


Very clean attractive magazine presented newspaper-style and geared to women. It's quite large, though folded in the middle and has no mailing label. There's a bit of toning at the fold and several small edge tears which have been pressed and, if s9ignificant, repaired with archival tape. Measures 11-1/2"x16-1/2" with 16 dense pages. One of the most interesting stories is a first person account entitled "How We Spent Christmas Day in India" with accompanying drawings. Other topics include winter bonnets (hence the cover girl),the occupations of women college graduates, rich and spicy foods, ol... View more info

Image for Christmas Print by Ethel Franklin Botts 1906

Christmas Print by Ethel Franklin Botts 1906

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Unknown: 1906

Seller ID: 1140

Condition: Very good


This is a lovely print with a Christmas theme rendered by Ethel Franklin Botts, a student of the great Howard Pyle, as was Jessie Wilcox Smith. Her style is a bit different though with a hint of a collage look at times. She was very prolific and an important illustrator of the day. I don't know exactly what children's book this print derives from, but I do know that it's an illustration for a James Whitcomb Riley poem. The book was published in 1906. Clearly, this was a page of the book - I purchased it from a long time dealer who salvaged plates from disbound and damaged children's books. He ... View more info

Image for Ethel Franklin Botts Print 1906 (Children With Grandma)

Ethel Franklin Botts Print 1906 (Children With Grandma)

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Unknown: 1906

Seller ID: 1141

Condition: Very Good


This is a lovely print which captures a sweet moment of children enjoying the treats brought by an old lady. It was rendered by Ethel Franklin Botts, a student of the great Howard Pyle, as was Jessie Wilcox Smith. Her style is a bit different though with a hint of a collage look at times. She was very prolific and an important illustrator of the day. I don't know exactly what children's book this print derives from, but I do know that it's an illustration for a James Whitcomb Riley poem. The book was published in 1906. Clearly, this was a page of the book - I purchased it from a long time deal... View more info

Image for Holiday Goodies and How To Make Them (Book in a Box, 1952)

Holiday Goodies and How To Make Them (Book in a Box, 1952)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Mt. Vernon, New York, Pater Pauper Press: 1952

Seller ID: 1238

Condition: Fine in Good Box


Book itself is clean as a whistle with no sign of use, other than a stamp on the front free endpaper which reads "American Dairy Association." Book measures 4"x7" and has 61 pages. Nice art throughout in the same design and colors of the cover. Among the recipes are these: Popcorn Christmas Trees, Brown Lace Cookies, Merengue Stars, Holiday Molasses Taffy, Chocolate Caramels, Cranberry Topsy-Turvy and much more. The book is in perfect condition -- the box (which is seldom seen) has been repaired at all corners with archival tape. Someone else did the top ones and I did the lower! There's also ... View more info

Image for Sun Dial Ohio State University Humor Magazine   (Christmas 1923)

Sun Dial Ohio State University Humor Magazine (Christmas 1923)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University: 1923

Seller ID: 1545


If you're an OSU student, or alum, this is a fun souvenir of the old alma mater in the Roaring Twenties. The cover art is charming and is slugged with the caption "Let the Wild Belles Ring Out". The emphasis here is all about humor -- as they say, Sun Dial has been "making OSU laugh since 1911." Great local ads and there's a portrait (see second picture) of basketball coach Harold G. Olsen. Magazine measures 9"x11" and has 44 pages. I repaired two tears -- one at top of spine and one at lower staple using non-browning, virtually invisible archival tape. The format and cover is remarkably simi... View more info

Image for The South Sea Guitarist A National Magazine; Christmas Number  December, 1936

The South Sea Guitarist A National Magazine; Christmas Number December, 1936

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, Bronson Music and Sales Corporation: 1936

Seller ID: 1709

Condition: very good


Scarce magazine published by the Bronson Music Company of Detroit. Very clean and tightly bound with just light soil to cover. Handsomely printed with green ink and green tinted photographs showing children and adults across the U.S. who were making great progress on the guitar. Some are individuals, others groups, others entire classes. Nice photo of the Maxwell Conservatory in Cleveland. Magazine is interspersed with advertising for Bronson Music products. The company specialized in both Hawaiian and Spanish guitars. 20 pages measuring 8-1/2"x11-1/2" View more info

Image for TRG Postcard Merry Christmas Elaborate (circa early 1900's)

TRG Postcard Merry Christmas Elaborate (circa early 1900's)

By: N/A

Price: $24.00

Publisher: No location stated, TRG: No date stated

Seller ID: 2099

Condition: Very Good Condition


This gorgeous unused postcard is a thing of beauty, a little gift to give or keep. The card is heavy (for a postcard) due to the metallic-looking portions and the padded red fabric trimmed with red ribbon that makes a bow in the upper left corner. The center section shows a Christmas tree beneath which are the words "Merry Christmas." The outer frame is a bronze color and the center is gold. The card is very textured and very clean with just minor wear. No writing on the divided back. Card will arrive in a brand new plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for Menu Colonial Hotel, Cleveland Ohio (December 25, 1906)

Menu Colonial Hotel, Cleveland Ohio (December 25, 1906)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Colonial Hotel: 1906

Seller ID: 3607

Condition: Good condition


The Colonial Hotel was a fixture of downtown Cleveland from 1900 to 1929. This menu was for the hotel's 1908 Christmas dinner.The light blue cover shows pale stains, a few light spots, and a few scratches, but overall isn't too bad. The original ribbon was untied when I got it, but when I tried to fix it the ribbon tore in my hands like paper. Instead I used a heavy vintage satin ribbon in white. I also used a piece of archival tape to repair the split on the front cover. It'beneath the menu part, so you can't see it all. On then to the dinner --That Christmas the hotel offered celery, o... View more info

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Federal Smallwares Catalog

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York City, Federal Smallwares: 1979

Edition: Catalog R1979/11

Seller ID: 4849

Condition: Good condition


This is a new catalog to me, but I love the cover with Santa lugging toys and books for the good boys and girls. But even the grown-ups got some goodies -- small collectibles from all over the country. The order form is still bound-in with no writing. Each item is measured and photographed in black and white. There are only a few small defects to the catalog -- two small pieces of archival tape on both sides of each corner. One last lost the corner at the back. I also added a white label due to an another partial which was half adressed, hence the plain label.The vatalog has 146 pages. View more info

Image for Think Christmas; Junior League Washington D.C. 1977

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