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Image for Handbill from Philadelphia, August 17, 1825, announcing Samuel Alexander & Charles B. Penrose have bought from George Gaullagher his large and very extensive stock of Merchandize

Handbill from Philadelphia, August 17, 1825, announcing Samuel Alexander & Charles B. Penrose have bought from George Gaullagher his large and very extensive stock of Merchandize

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, 1825

Seller ID: 09888

Condition: Very Good


Slightly darkened around the edges and a small chip in the top left corner, otherwise a well-preserved handbill from nearly 200 years ago. The OCLC lists two copies of this handbill and states that it is from Philadelphia. The new owners, Alexander and Penrose, acknowledge their acquisition with a sale and offer a partial list of their stock of goods, such as Angola Cassimeres, Bombazets and Bombazeens, Irish Popolins, Bengal Chintz and Gingham, and more textiles. The ad goes on to tout their well-rounded inventory with the following items, also reduced in price: Rock and Rifle Powder, Brandy,... View more info

Image for The Relief Work of the American Red Cross Following the Tornado in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama March 18, 1925: A Report

The Relief Work of the American Red Cross Following the Tornado in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama March 18, 1925: A Report

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., The American National Red Cross: 1925

Seller ID: 09920

Condition: Near Fine


Five-page report on the Red Cross' efforts to provide relief to those affected by the tornado. Publication ARC 226, Aug. 1925. Stapled booklet. Pencil notation in upper-left margin of front cover, otherwise near fine condition. View more info

Image for [Ephemera] Elzee Hats Postcard from Schauerhammer & Roensch, Bellville, Texas 1912

[Ephemera] Elzee Hats Postcard from Schauerhammer & Roensch, Bellville, Texas 1912

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Saint Louis, Missouri, Levis-Zukoski Merc. Co.: 1912

Seller ID: 09811


Rare postcard from Elzee Hats, featuring Style O.C. 3054 with an image of a woman wearing the hat. The reverse side has a stamped message for the recipient from a Bellville, Texas merchant that sells Elzee hats: "We most cordially invite you to attend our Spring Opening on Tuesday, March 19, 1912. Respectfully, Schauerhammer & Roensch." Postmarked Bellville, Tex., Mar 1912. Elzee was the brand name for hats made by Levis-Zukoski Merc. Co. in Saint Louis, Missouri. View more info

Image for Cummings-Smith House Alvin, Texas - Real Photo Post Card (RPPC) Circa 1910

Cummings-Smith House Alvin, Texas - Real Photo Post Card (RPPC) Circa 1910

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: 10737


Edge wear, lower-right corner crease and lower-left corner chip. Pinhole near the upper-left corner and a pin impression on the right edge. Foxing on the reverse side, postally unused. A rare real photo post card (RPPC) of the Cummings-Smith House at 503 W. Lang St. in Alvin, Texas (Brazoria County). At the time of this photo, circa 1910, it was the residence of Mr. Smith, as indicated in white lettering on the image. The house now has a Texas Historical Marker that reads: "After the Galveston hurricane of 1900 destroyed his home, banker-investor Oscar Smith Cummings (1866-1941) hired contra... View more info

Image for Consolidated National Bank Building in Tucson, Arizona circa 1914 - Real Photo Post Card (RPPC)

Consolidated National Bank Building in Tucson, Arizona circa 1914 - Real Photo Post Card (RPPC)

By: N/A

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 10738

Condition: Good


Real Photo Post Card (RPPC) of a street scene in Tucson, Arizona that features the Consolidated National Bank Building on the southeast corner of Congress and Stone (2 West Congress). The white lettering printed with the image states: "Street Scene - Tucson, Arizona, showing the CONSOLIDATED NATIONAL BANK, in the early days and today." Inset in the upper-left corner is a small image of what the bank building looked like before the larger building was erected. The reverse side reveals the postal history from Tucson to Houston to Fresno, Texas, 1914. It appears the Fresno address was cro... View more info

Image for Club Ginza Brochure Circa 1957: Authentic Japanese Shows, Tokyo Nite Life in Honolulu

Club Ginza Brochure Circa 1957: Authentic Japanese Shows, Tokyo Nite Life in Honolulu

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Honolulu, Hawaii, 1957

Seller ID: 09773

Condition: Very Good


Rare piece of Honolulu, Hawaii ephemera: Nightclub brochure for Club Ginza, which featured authentic Japanese shows and a taste of Tokyo night life in Honolulu. Acquired with other mementos from a Hawaiian trip dated 1957. Purple illustrations and text on a white background. Old tape marks on the inside fold, a few small chips along the outer fold, and faint evidence of two fold marks, which you can barely feel and see. A single sheet folded once to create a 6.25 X 8-inch, four-paneled advertisement for the club. Text is written in dialect to effect a Japanese voice not particularly skilled in... View more info

Image for Arturo's Restaurant Menu Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Early 1960s

Arturo's Restaurant Menu Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Early 1960s

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Seller ID: 09867

Condition: Near Fine


Rare 1960s vintage restaurant menu from Arturo's in Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Single sheet, light green paper with dark green and red lettering, folded once. Approximately 9 X 12, folded. Acquired with other menus from the early 1960s. That and the very low prices confirm the time period. It's been very well preserved in excellent condition all these years. The back of the menu has "A Word from Arturo" and a place to address and stamp the menu to mail to friends. Arturo's opened its doors in 1956 as the first restaurant in Nuevo Progreso and it's still going strong. It's a ge... View more info

Image for Red Lion Restaurant Pub Menu, Circa Early 1960s, Houston, Texas

Red Lion Restaurant Pub Menu, Circa Early 1960s, Houston, Texas

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 09874

Condition: Very Good


Light handling wear, several small smudges or stains, and a few pencil marks. View more info

Image for 1912 Petition from the Houston Anti-Tuberculosis League, Dr. Elva A. Wright, President, for the Requirements of a Tuberculosis Hospital Proposed by the Commissioners' Court of Harris County; Signed by Members of the Local #79 O.P.I.A. (Houston)

1912 Petition from the Houston Anti-Tuberculosis League, Dr. Elva A. Wright, President, for the Requirements of a Tuberculosis Hospital Proposed by the Commissioners' Court of Harris County; Signed by Members of the Local #79 O.P.I.A. (Houston)

By: N/A

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Houston, Texas, 1912

Seller ID: 09899

Condition: Very Good


Two-page document, 8.5 X 14 inches. Very good condition with three folds. The first page contains the embossed seal of Local #79 O.P.I.A. (Operative Plasterers International Association, now Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons' International Association, or OPCMIA). This document is a typed petition that 1) thanks the county commissioners for deciding to establish a tuberculosis hospital in Houston, 2) reviews the death statistics and effects of "this greatest of infectious diseases" and 3) states the requirements for such a facility. Organizations behind the petition are listed at the end:... View more info

Image for [Patent Medicine] C. Brinkerhoff's Health Restorative for the Cure of Coughs, Colds, Liver Complaints, Raising of Blood, Pain in the Side and Chest, and all other Complaints Arising from a Want of Tone in the Stomach

[Patent Medicine] C. Brinkerhoff's Health Restorative for the Cure of Coughs, Colds, Liver Complaints, Raising of Blood, Pain in the Side and Chest, and all other Complaints Arising from a Want of Tone in the Stomach

By: N/A

Price: $175.00

Publisher: 1844

Seller ID: 09922


Mid-nineteenth century double-sided advertisement (handbill?) and testimonial for a patent medicine - C. Brinkerhoff's Health Restorative. Measures 6 X 9.5 inches. Foxing to both sides, no tears or chips. Light pencil notation at the top of the verso (back side). If not a handbill, it may have been removed from a publication of some sort. The verso also has a thin strip of paper adhered along the right edge. It does not appear to be tape, but its purpose is unclear, unless it had something to do with a publication binding (tipped in?) from which the piece was removed. Testimonials are dated 18... View more info

Image for Paris Métro - Paris Underground - Paris Subway 1945 (Route Map)

Paris M├ętro - Paris Underground - Paris Subway 1945 (Route Map)

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Paris, Mellottee Editeur: 1945

Seller ID: 09919

Condition: Good


Card stock single sheet with transportation routes map pasted on one side and folded once into a pocket-sized reference brochure. There is an additional fold horizontally and a one-inch tear along the fold mark, resulting in tears on opposite sides of the map when opened. Paper label affixed to front panel of the folded piece. Some peeling in the lower-left corner of the label and the aforementioned tear affects the label on the right side. The rear panel has some pencil notation. Measures 4 X 6 inches folded and about 6 X 8 inches unfolded to display the map. Lines are displayed on the map in... View more info

Image for Mardi Gras Galveston, Texas 1949 Program

Mardi Gras Galveston, Texas 1949 Program

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: 1949

Seller ID: 10367

Condition: Good


Light creasing to the covers, small moisture stain at the top of the spine, discoloration on the rear cover, and light foxing on the first and last page. Illustrated cover, seven pages, stapled. Scarce vintage program from Galveston's 1949 Mardi Gras. View more info

Image for [Ephemera] [Merchants] Hollander & Prechtel: Importers of Toys and Fancy Goods, Baltimore, 1878

[Ephemera] [Merchants] Hollander & Prechtel: Importers of Toys and Fancy Goods, Baltimore, 1878

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: 1878

Seller ID: 09923

Condition: Good


8 X 10 single sheet, ruled paper with four fold marks. Slight discoloration (mottled white areas), possibly from insects. Written in a language other than English (German?). The company was located at 29 Hanover Street in Baltimore. This letter is dated February 13, 1878. View more info

Image for [Ephemera] [Legal] Handwritten, Signed Letter from Baltimore Attorney Charles A. Boston to Simons & Siegel of Charleston, South Carolina

[Ephemera] [Legal] Handwritten, Signed Letter from Baltimore Attorney Charles A. Boston to Simons & Siegel of Charleston, South Carolina

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: 1888

Seller ID: 09924

Condition: Very Good


6 X 9.5 single sheet with two fold marks. Faint paper clip mark and some browning noted on the verso. Still, clean and sharp. Letterhead for attorney Charles A. (Anderson) Boston of Baltimore to Simons and Siegel, a Charleston, South Carolina law firm. The handwritten, signed letter is dated August 3, 1888 and serves notice that a Mr. F.G. Behre's proposition is withdrawn for want of a reply to Mr. Boston's previous letters to the firm concerning the matter. Boston (1863-1935) was a graduate of Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. He had a practice in Baltimore before leaving in 1888 ... View more info

Image for [Ephemera] [Merchants] Billheads/Receipts (Lot of 26) from Baltimore Wholesalers to Wannamaker Manufacturing Company (Drugs) in Orangeburg, South Carolina, 1893-1902

[Ephemera] [Merchants] Billheads/Receipts (Lot of 26) from Baltimore Wholesalers to Wannamaker Manufacturing Company (Drugs) in Orangeburg, South Carolina, 1893-1902

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: 1893

Seller ID: 09925

Condition: Good


A collection of 26 billheads for 15 companies (11 additional orders from them) from Baltimore wholesale companies that record purchases for customer J.G. (Jacob George) Wannamaker of Orangeburg, South Carolina. Good-Very Good Condition. Some or all of the following flaws apply: Fold marks, short edge tears, age toning, and/or adhesive residue on the top edge of the back side. Wannamaker (1852-1919) was a physician and founder of a wholesale drug business in Orangeburg-Wannamaker Manufacturing Company. This lot provides historical insight into that company's business at the turn of the 20th ce... View more info

Image for Pittsburgh Billhead: Reymer Brothers, 1889 - Wholesale Grocers Steam Confectioners

Pittsburgh Billhead: Reymer Brothers, 1889 - Wholesale Grocers Steam Confectioners

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: 1889

Seller ID: 10175

Condition: Good


Four fold lines--two horizontal, two vertical. Measures 4.75 x 8.5 inches. Reverse side is blank. The Reymer Brothers operated a wholesale grocer and steam confectioner business and also dealt in canned goods, foreign fruits, nuts, etc. The billhead features a nice, sharp image of the building that housed the Reymer Brothers business at Nos. 124, 126 & 128 Wood Street & 32 Virgin Alley, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The vignette depicts workers on the street level loading carts pulled by horses. The order on this billhead was billed to A. Stoner & Son. View more info

Image for Autograph Signed Letter from Grover Cleveland to Former U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary, Charles S. Hamlin, Regarding a Meeting with Hamlin and Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Carlisle - Tamworth (New Hampshire) Aug 16, 1905

Autograph Signed Letter from Grover Cleveland to Former U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary, Charles S. Hamlin, Regarding a Meeting with Hamlin and Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Carlisle - Tamworth (New Hampshire) Aug 16, 1905

By: Cleveland, Grover (Former President of the United States, 1885-1889 and 1893-1897)

Price: $750.00

Publisher: 1905

Seller ID: 10333

Condition: Very Good


ALS, Grover Cleveland, dated Aug 16, 1905 from Tamworth, New Hampshire, where Cleveland had a summer home. Previously in the R.O. McNiel collection. Fine condition except for fold marks and penciling on the blank side. Single sheet, 6.5 by 10.5 inches, folded once to create four pages, of which only the first two comprise Grover Cleveland's letter. The letter is folded two more times to fit in an accompanying envelope with written notation: "Letter to C.S.H. from Mr. Cleveland" and "1905 Aug 16" on one side and a note of provenance on the reverse side (acquired from Mrs. Hamlin by R.O. McNiel)... View more info

Image for The Write Thing: An International Beatles Fan Club - Beatles on TV - Year 5, No. 24, Oct./Nov. 1978

The Write Thing: An International Beatles Fan Club - Beatles on TV - Year 5, No. 24, Oct./Nov. 1978

By: Fenick, Barb (Editor)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: St. Paul, Minnesota, The Write Thing: 1978

Seller ID: 10322

Condition: Good


15 sheets, corner-stapled, and folded for mailing. Front sheet has edge wear and small holes from insect damage. The remainder of the newsletter is fine. The Write Thing was a 1970s-80s fan newsletter devoted to Beatles history and post-Beatles news. This issue focuses on early television appearances by the Beatles, but includes other news of the day as well. View more info

Image for Autograph Signed Letter from Lucy Maud Montgomery (Macdonald), 1939

Autograph Signed Letter from Lucy Maud Montgomery (Macdonald), 1939

By: Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud)

Price: $4,900.00

Publisher: 1939

Seller ID: 10036


Single sheet (7.5 X 14 inches) folded once horizontally to make the 4-page letter. Excellent condition. Includes the original envelope, postmarked Sept 2 1939 Toronto, Ontario. No stamp affixed, but "6 CENTS DUE" stamped in purple ink and there's a slogan cancel for "Canadian National Exhibition Toronto Aug 25-Sep. 9 1939." The return address on the first page of the letter is 210A Riverside Drive in Toronto. The letter is dated Sept 2/39 and the author thanks her "fan" for writing and lets her know about her latest book, Anne of Ingleside (1939), which would be the las... View more info

Image for Showboat Theatre Program, 1959, Seattle, for Agatha Christie's, "The Mousetrap," Starring Rod Whitaker (Known Later as the Author, Trevanian)

Showboat Theatre Program, 1959, Seattle, for Agatha Christie's, "The Mousetrap," Starring Rod Whitaker (Known Later as the Author, Trevanian)

By: School of Drama, University of Washington

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Seattle, Showboat Theatre, University of Washington: 1959

Seller ID: 09761

Condition: Near Fine


Program for the Showboat Theatre in Seattle Washington. Folded twice forming three panels each side. Excellent condition with only a small, light smudge one of the panels. The theatre was founded and operated by the University of Washington, School of Drama. The play was The Mousetrap, by Agatha Christie and starred Rod Whitaker as Christopher Wren. Whitaker went on to become a best-selling author under the pseudonym of Trevanian (Eiger Sanction, The Loo Sanction, Shibumi, etc.). Other starring actors included Kay Harris (1940s actress?), Ron Galbreath, Jacque Colton, Robert Cecil, Mary Kay Vo... View more info