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Image for Movie Life Year Book No. 12 1951 Judy Garland Elizabeth Taylor

Movie Life Year Book No. 12 1951 Judy Garland Elizabeth Taylor

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Ideal Publishing: 1951

Seller ID: 0041

Condition: Good-plus


If you love old movies these vintage Year Books are great fun. This issue has 1000 pictures, hundreds of which are candids. Each star is given one spread with larger pictures and then pages of smaller pictures, eight or nine to a page. This issue contains Jane Powell, Scott Brady, Esther Williams, Alan Ladd, Judy Garland, Mona Freeman, Elizabeth Taylor and Barbara Hale. There are also stories about who got married, who made their film debut and stars around the globe. As always, the paper has toned due to high acididty, but the magazine is clean and tightly bound. Only other fault is a small ... View more info

Image for Souvenir Program Gene Autry (1950's)

Souvenir Program Gene Autry (1950's)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Unknown Location, Scheible Press Inc.: No date, circa 1950's

Seller ID: 1991

Condition: Very Good Condition


Ah, the 50's when cowboys reined and reigned and both big kids and little kids loved the stars who rode the range. Gene Autry of course was a mega star, but he surroudned himself with other crowd pelsers too. The souvenir share th limelight ith Championa nd Little Champ (the rohorses), Smiley Burenette, Pat Butrram, ohnny Bond, Cass County Boys, Lemez Indians, Carl Cotner, Frankie Marvin and more. There lots of star info, plus wonderful black and white photos throughout. The program measures 8-1.2" x 11" with 15 pages. There's a small flat crease to upper fornt corner and back cover shows form... View more info

Image for All About Hawaii; Thrum's Hawaiian Annual 1950

All About Hawaii; Thrum's Hawaiian Annual 1950

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Honolulu Hawaii, Honolulu Star Bulletin: 1950

Edition: Diamond Jubilee Edition

Seller ID: 0191


This is a book, yes, but it's an ephemeral one because it's sort of like the phone book -- you can get a new one every year! This one's nice because it commemorates Hawaii's Diamond Jubilee and precedes its statehood. The front sections has a lot of Hawaiian history and there is much info later on the various island and the sugar and pineapple industries. There is also some tourist info and ads for hotels and restaurants, but this is really about what Hawaii was like at mid-century. Photo illustrated in black and white. the book measures 5"x7" and has 352 pages. The only fault is wear to the v... View more info

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Journal of the Aeronautical Sciences Nov. & Dec. 1950 (Two Issues)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Easton, PA, Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences Inc.: 1950

Edition: Volume 7, Nos. 11 & 12

Seller ID: 0827

Condition: Very good


Two crisp, clean issues of a technical aviation magazine. Former owner's last name is written at the top of the outer front corner of two, and one has a couple light stains to bottom front cover -- otherwise without fault. The magazines measure 8-1/2"x11". Both have technical charts and drawings, but one also shows black and white photographs (see second picture). Among the articles are these: The Longitudinal Stability of Elastic Swept Wings at Supersonic Speed; A Study of the Response of an Airplane Landing Gear Using the Differential Analyzer; and The Flow Over a Wedge Profile at Mach Numbe... View more info

Image for Charm: The Magazine for Women Who Work August, 1952

Charm: The Magazine for Women Who Work August, 1952

By: N/A

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Street & Smith Publications: 1952

Edition: August 1952

Seller ID: 0276

Condition: Good-plus


Charm is not a magazine you see too much, probably because there were fewer women in the workplace in 1952. I wasn't really too surprised that work played a small role in the magazine's content other than the clothes one wore to the office. But -- wow! -- what sophisticated clothes these were. I always think of poodle skirts and Donna Reed shirtwaists when I think of the 50's, but not for these women. High fashion! The other topics include the predictable -- child care and what to fix for dinner. But if you're a fashion junkie, this one is fabulous! Clean and tightly bound with a few creases t... View more info

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St. Francis Hotel Union Square San Francisco Color Postcard

By: N/A

Price: $5.95

Publisher: San Friancsco, St. Francis Hotel: 1950's

Seller ID: 0286

Condition: Fine


Beautiful full color image of one of the world's finest hotels.The card was never sent, so there is no clue of date, but it appears to be circa 1950's.The back reads "Dan E. London Managing Director" printed at top. View more info

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Kite Balloons to Airships -- The Navy's Lighter-than-Air Experience

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Deputy Chief of Naval Operations: 1987

Edition: Diamond Anniversary 75th Year of Naval Aviation

Seller ID: 0537

Condition: Near fine


Very nicely kept commemorative filled with historic black and white photographs and printed on quality coated paper. Measures 8-1/2"x10-1/2" and has 80 pages. Covers the early period, the Navy's first airship, the B-class, early training, WWI, the C-class, the demise of the kite balloon, the switch to helium, the Rigid Airship Program, WWII airships and their operations, post-WWII development and operations, airships in the postwar period, lighter-than-air(LTA) records sent in the 1950's, the demise of LTA and more. View more info

Image for Lili Pop-Up Paper Doll (1950's)

Lili Pop-Up Paper Doll (1950's)

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Copenhagen, Denmark, Carlsen Verlag: No date, circa 1950's

Seller ID: 1524

Condition: Fine condition


This Danish import is a thing of beauty. The colorful cover opens and up pops a 10" paper doll with her two dogs at her feet and a glimpse of one page of her jazzy 50's wardrobe and accessories --including a record player! And she has five more pages of clothes and accoutrements, all uncut. The book measures 9"x12" and is crisp and nice as new -- a collector's dream! View more info

Image for Points of Interest Along the Santa Fe 1954

Points of Interest Along the Santa Fe 1954

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Chicago, Rand McNally: 1954

Seller ID: 0624

Condition: Very good


Very nice clean oversized travel brochure, the covers of which show a continuous colorful picture of the pleasures of the southwest. The brochure measures 8"x9" and has 44 pages filled with history and info on the railway system and how to use it to see the sights in New Mexico and surrounding states. Brochure is printed on coated paper and is illustrated throughout with the black and white photographs. Very clean with just a discolored square at top front corner caused by an old price sticker. View more info

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Nickel Plate Railroad Miniature Metal Sign and Two Nickel Plate Postcards

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Earlton, New York, Audio Visual Designs:

Seller ID: 1111

Condition: Very good


This is a rather unique offering -- a 3" square miniature Nickel Plate Road Railroad that had been a premium for Post Cereals back in the 1950's. The previous owner, a collector, paired the sign with two unused Nickel Plate Road color postcards. The first shows the Nickel Plate 763 fresh out of Conneaut, Ohio and waiting for a repair in September 1958. The second card shows the Nickel Plate 758 and 754, a westbound freight from Fostoria, Ohio September, 1958. Everything is in very good condition. View more info

Image for Poll Parrot's Howdy Doody Photo Album (1950's)

Poll Parrot's Howdy Doody Photo Album (1950's)

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: St. Louis, Missouri, Roberts, Johnson & Rand Division of International Shoe Company: circa 1950's

Seller ID: 0661

Condition: 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 1... View more info

Image for The Melish Case; Challenge to the Church (Episcopal church 1950's Extra Ephemera Laid-in)

The Melish Case; Challenge to the Church (Episcopal church 1950's Extra Ephemera Laid-in)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Brooklyn, New York, The Melish Defense Committee: 1950's

Seller ID: 0696

Condition: Very good


Nice copy, clean and tightly bound. Retains pledge sheet and envelope for remitting money to the Defense Committe. Small bit of staining around staples and light soil to back -- overall quite good with pristine pages. A 64 page report on the famous case involving Rev. John Howard Melish, who had been rector at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity in Brooklyn Heights, New York for 45 years before being ousted due to the leftist leanings of his son and associate rector, Rev. William Howard Melish. A major thrust of the defense was that the Church had insinuated itself into the relationship b... View more info

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The Concord Saunterer A Journal of Thoreau Studies vol. 18, 2010

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Concord, Massachusetts, The Thoreau Society: 2010

Edition: New Series Volume 18

Seller ID: 2629

Condition: Fine condition


Crisp, clean journal in pristine condition. No spine crease and no names or writing. This issue contains "From Ortelius to Champlain": The Lost Maps of Henry David Thoreau; Thoreau's Rhetoric of Estrangement in "Cape Cod": Looking at America through a Knot-Hole; Aesthetic Inflections: Thoreau, Gender and Geology; Henry David Thoreau in the American Art of the 1950's; The Poet At Walden: Sojourn; On Not Building A Cabin: Notes From Henry Thoreau's Journal; "All the Change Has Been In Me": My Life As A Transcendentalist; and Deconstructing the Shed: Where I Live and What I Live For." View more info

Image for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Handbook 1950-1951

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Handbook 1950-1951

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Troy, New York, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 1950

Seller ID: 0680

Condition: Very good


Very nice hard cover informational book prepared for the Class of 1954 which entered college in the academic year of 1950-51. It's a small book, measuring 5"x6-1/2", printed on coated paper, illustrated with black and white photographs, and containing 195 pages. There's even a handy fold-out map of the campus at the back so freshmen could get to class on time. The former owner, John Stricklin of Euclid, Ohio, wrote his name and address very small at reverse of both covers. Everything you wanted to know about life at Rensselaer in the early 50's is right here, including a guide to clubs, sport... View more info

Image for Steak House in Ghost Town Knott's Berry Farm (Menu, 1950's)

Steak House in Ghost Town Knott's Berry Farm (Menu, 1950's)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Buena Park, California, Knott's Berry Farm: circa 1950's

Seller ID: 2870

Condition: Fine condition


Crisp, clean booklet which serves two purposes -- to entice travelers to your the Ghost Town and all its attractions and have a nice dinner before they go. The booklet measures 5-1/4" x 8-1/2" asnd isx crispa dn clean as new. The back cover shows a "From" and To" section which could be mailed with just oen stamp. This one was not used. The attractions include the Prerserving Kitchen, Marion and Toni's Dress Shop, Virginia's Gift Shop, The Steak House, The Railroad, and Ghost Town itself, the little chapel by the lake, the Indian Village on the island and the stagecopach ride through the farm.... View more info

Image for 1957 Frigidaire Advertising:The Sheer Look and The Right Angle on Refrigeration

1957 Frigidaire Advertising:The Sheer Look and The Right Angle on Refrigeration

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: USA, General Motors Corporation: 1957

Seller ID: 3832

Condition: 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. View more info

Image for Photograph Erie Railroad Cleveland Parade (1950's)

Photograph Erie Railroad Cleveland Parade (1950's)

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ohio, Erie Railroad: 1950's

Seller ID: 1427

Condition: Very Good


Nice 8"x10" black and white glossy showing a scene from a Cleveland parade during the 1950's in which the centerpiece is the Erie Railroad in this shot. Both sides of the street are packed several people deep and the lucky ones inside the buildings are enjoying the view from the windows on both sides of Euclid Avenue. A note on the back of the photo provided this info. Look closely and you can see Miller Drugs, Naetzker Brothers, Brownell Shoe Company, Jayne's, and Kinney Shoes. The back of the photo is stamped with the Erie name and there is also an old price penned on it. View more info

Image for Compagnie Generale Transatlantique French Line "Liberte"

Compagnie Generale Transatlantique French Line "Liberte"

By: N/A

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Paris, French Line: 1950's

Seller ID: 1138

Condition: Very good


Beautiful travel guide to the luxury of the French Line's star ship "Liberte" which was purchased to replace the Normandie. It had previously been the Europa, but was bought due to its high speed turbine engine for service to the French Line. However,two disasters -- breaking away from her moorings and crashing into a wrecked ship and later a fire caused a delay of five years -- but when Liberte finally made her debut she wowed them! Guide shows art renderings of all the many amenities, plus inset photographs. The whole theme is one of a dreamy Valentine to the "good life." Measures 8-1/4"x10-... View more info

Image for Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians Booklet (SIGNED by Lombardo & Band Members, 1950's)

Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians Booklet (SIGNED by Lombardo & Band Members, 1950's)

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hollywood, California, Popular Programs: circa 1950's

Seller ID: 2582

Condition: Good condition


I almost passed this one by because of the inked name on the front cover and the wear along the spine. But I opened it anyway and there was Guy Lombardo's signature! From there it got even better -- I found four more signatures from band members -- Bill Flanagan, guitarist and vocalist; Kenny Gardner, vocalist; Cliff Grass, saxman and clarinetist; Victor Lombardo, youngest brother (saxaphonist); and a name I can't decipher. It's next to Lebert Lombardo, but it's a conundrum because the first name seems to be Lebert, but the last name looks like it ends with "t." Booklet is lavishly illustrate... View more info

Image for Linen Postcard City of Detroit III Steamer

Linen Postcard City of Detroit III Steamer

By: N/A

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, George R. Klein News Company: No date

Seller ID: 1396

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean linen postcard postally unused and with no writing. Corners are sharp and card will arrive in plastic sleeve. The steamer was owned by D&C Navigation Company. The D stands for Detroit and the C. for Cleveland. The boat launched in 1911 and was then the largest sidewheeler in the world. It remained in service until 1950! View more info