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[Trade Cards].

Circa 1885.

A group of three trade cards for monuments, statuary works or head stones in marble or granite. 2 1/2 x 4 inches to 3 x 5 inches.

Carbelli & Broggini. Cleveland, Ohio * W. W. Webster, Muscatine, Iowa * M. S. Strong, Granville, New York.


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[MONUMENT ADVERTISEMENTS ON SILK - SALESMAN'S SAMPLES].

Circa 1900.

A group of eight lithographs on silk, showing individual grave monuments. Three are 21 x 18 inches and are credited to Cook & Watkins, and the other six measure 18 x 12 inches, with no company identification. These last six have colored threads embroidered on their side margins. Each monument is accompanied by a style number. Creased but in fine condition.

From Brayley's "History of the Granite Industry of New England (1913) we learn that John F. Cook and George R. Watkins opened the business of Cook & Watkins in 1891. Starting in Boston, "they expanded to various locations in New England and are large importers of Scotch and Swedish monuments and Italian marble statuary. Their monuments and statuary are sold to the trade all over the United States and they employ a large force of traveling salesmen for this purpose." Mr. Watkins died in 1896 and Mr. Cook closed the business in 1907
It is very likely that the salesman who showed these monument samples might have represented more than one company as these silks are of two sizes and only three are identified as Cook & Watkins. Regardless of the origins of these silk lithographs, locating any of these ephemeral advertisements is quite unusual.


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[Song Sheets].

Circa 1860.

A group of six song sheets, each dealing with death. They consist of the text of the song, surrounded by an ornate border. 8 1/2 x 6 inches. In fine condition.

The Belle of Aberdeen * Let Me Kiss Him For His Mother * Belle Brandon * The Ocean Burial * Annie Lisle * She Sleeps in the Valley.


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Horgan, Paul.

An autograph letter sent to Trini & Cortie Barnes of Santa Fe, dated 1988. Sent on pictorial stationary with a reproduction of a Peter Hurd watercolor.


Horgan discusses a biographical sketch he did ob Peter Herd and his watercolors. "He loved Constable's by-the-way sketches and learned much from them and then in his own unmistakable manner caught his own lands of plain and mountain and sky, in one of (the) greatest and truest commentaries on the Southwest ever made. His truth in vision will one day be rediscovered, to the great advantage of the history of American painting in our time, which in our midst of it is so arrogantly bleak." Signed "Pablo."


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(AIR TRAVEL).
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(AIR TRAVEL).

A certificate issued by Pan American World Airways to a traveler when she crossed the International Date Line in February of 1949. The full color certificate measures 10 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches. Included are a letter explaining the certificate and a membership card.

The fulsome language and romantic imagery make this certificate a wonderful nostalgia piece. " From the Illimitable Vastness Of the Hyperterrestrial Firmament, the Empyrean Realm of Jupiter Rex...."


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(BANK NOTE ENGRAVING).
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(BANK NOTE ENGRAVING).

A group of 100 fragments of mostly English bank notes from the early nineteenth century. Each is exquisitely engraved on thin paper. Most measure 4 x 1 inches, and have been cut from complete notes.


"In Britain, bank notes emerged in the late 17th century...a proliferation of banks in the early 19th century brought a mass of different bank notes. By 1810 Britain had well over 700 'country banks', each issuing its own locally engraved notes." - Encyclopedia of Ephemera.
These fragments offer an excellent array of ornate typefaces and printed designs.


Price: $225.00
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(CHRISTMAS).
(CHRISTMAS).

A wonderful handmade Santa collage. c. 1900. 4 3/4 inches tall. Fine condition.


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(CHRISTMAS).
(CHRISTMAS).

Original watercolor sketch for a Father Christmas costume. London 1910. 10 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. On heavy paper. Minor soiling and creasing.


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(CHRISTMAS).
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(CHRISTMAS).

Photograph of a German girl, posed with her Christmas tree and many new toys. 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Stamped on verso: " Lindstedt and Zimmermann/ Coblenz am Rhine, Kaiserin-Augusta-Ring Nr. 3/ Artistic Photographs, Medal for Photographic Work Telefon 1952. And in pencil: "1922."


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(CHRISTMAS).
(CHRISTMAS).
c. 1890..

A die cut chromolithographed Santa with a bag of toys and a tree. 4 1/4 x 3 3/4.


The Victorian "scrap" or die cut was one of the major endeavors of the chromolithograph printer of the last quarter of the 19th century. Produced mostly in Germany, these wisps of paper which combined chromolithograph printing with the die cut process and embossed relief had a universal appeal and gave new impetus to the pastime of making scrap albums. Albums had previously been filled with a random assortment of pictures from periodicals, labels, dried flowers, and original drawings. But these German oblaten (wafers) or glanzbilder (gloss pictures) brought new life and color to this increasingly popular hobby.
The scraps were sold separately or in sheets, each image linked to the next by a narrow tab which was cut off in separation. The tabs frequently bore the name or initials of the publisher or printer. Some of the more prominent printers/publishers were Albrecht & Meister, Birn Brothers, Littnaur & Bauer, S. Hildesheimer & Co. in Germany and Raphael Tuck in England and L. Prang & Co. in America.


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(CHRISTMAS).
(CHRISTMAS).
c. 1890. .

A die cut sheet of 27 Santas. Sheet: 6 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Figures: 2 1/4 inches.


The Victorian "scrap" or die cut was one of the major endeavors of the chromolithograph printer of the last quarter of the 19th century. Produced mostly in Germany, these wisps of paper which combined chromolithograph printing with the die cut process and embossed relief had a universal appeal and gave new impetus to the pastime of making scrap albums. Albums had previously been filled with a random assortment of pictures from periodicals, labels, dried flowers, and original drawings. But these German oblaten (wafers) or glanzbilder (gloss pictures) brought new life and color to this increasingly popular hobby.
The scraps were sold separately or in sheets, each image linked to the next by a narrow tab which was cut off in separation. The tabs frequently bore the name or initials of the publisher or printer. Some of the more prominent printers/publishers were Albrecht & Meister, Birn Brothers, Littnaur & Bauer, S. Hildesheimer & Co. in Germany and Raphael Tuck in England and L. Prang & Co. in America.


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(COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION).
(COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION).
1893.

Brochure for Cottoline shortening. 8 pages. Chromolithographed wrappers. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Fine condition.


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(COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION).
(COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION).
1893.

Trade card for Grand Rapids Veneer Works. Printed (one side only) on a piece of birch veneer. 3 x 5 inches. Fine condition.


Uncommon because of its fragility.


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(DIE CUT FOLD-OUT SANTA).
(DIE CUT FOLD-OUT SANTA).

A die cut Santa accordion folded into six parts. Printed the same on both sides. 12 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches. There is no information about the printer or date of print, but it is probably German, circa 1945. Fine condition.


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(EXPOSITION).
(EXPOSITION).
New York: 1939.

Fold-out promotional for the Heinz 57 exhibit. 7 1/4 x 5 inches folds out to 14 x 19 3/4 inches. Near fine condition, tiny split on one fold. Great color and graphics.


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(FASHION).
(FASHION).
c. 1925.

Beautifully illustrated fold-out mailer announcement for a Barcelona millinery, wherein Senor Casimiro Purcalla has just returned from Paris with the best hats from the best houses! 4 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches folds out to 12 x 10 1/2 inches. Some foxing on outside, a couple of foxing spots on the inside and tender at the folds.


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(FASHION).
(FASHION).
c. 1925.

Beautifully illustrated fold-out mailer advertisement for Guitart, a Barcelona tailor specializing in sporting outfits. 4 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches folds out to 9 1/4 13 3/4 inches.


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(FOOD).
(FOOD).

Label for a spice blend. c. 1915. Chromolithographed. 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. In French.


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(LABEL).
(LABEL).
c. 1880.

A beautiful large (8 x 11 3/4 inches) European linen label with gold ink embossed heraldic symbol of two crowned eagles.


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(Map of parts of the District Sholapoor, Bombay Presidency, and surrounding areas).
(India).
(Map of parts of the District Sholapoor, Bombay Presidency, and surrounding areas).
London: John Walker, 1875.

Large hand colored, linen backed map measuring 26 x 40 inches. Folding into red cloth covers, 10 x 7 inches. Spine lacking.


Originally issued in 1854. This revised edition offers additions to 1875.


Price: $120.00
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