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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] [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: $195.00

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 [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 California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) 1930 Commencement Program; Robert A. Millikan Pictured - Nobel Prize Winner and Director of Cal Tech's Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics

California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) 1930 Commencement Program; Robert A. Millikan Pictured - Nobel Prize Winner and Director of Cal Tech's Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: 1930

Seller ID: 09497

Condition: Very Good


Black limp leather covers with embossed design and gilt lettering on the front cover. Light wear to the spine. Decorative tissue guard protects the photo of Robert A. Millikan, Director of the Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics at California Institute of Technology and the 1923 Nobel Prize winner in Physics. The program features the Commencement Week Program, Senior Class Officers, Committees, and Class Roll by department and includes a photo of a campus building. Laid in is a card for Kenneth L. Miles, the student to whom this program belonged. About 10 pages, not numbered. 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 The Silver Rail Cocktail List (Bar Menu), Toronto, 1948

The Silver Rail Cocktail List (Bar Menu), Toronto, 1948

By: N/A

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Toronto, 1948

Seller ID: 09898


Card stock, folded once. Measures 6.5 X 8.5 inches folded. Printed on both sides. Mild wear with a small smudge and faint, short crease on the front cover. A tiny amount of stain in the upper corner of the rear cover. Overall, a very nice copy of this rare cocktail menu from one of the first cocktail lounges to open in April 1947, twenty years after the repeal of Prohibition in Ontario in 1927 (dry since 1916). Some sources claim it was the first to open. On April 2, 1947, the Silver Rail was among the first seven bars to open where one could purchase a cocktail. Beer and wine had been availab... 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 Greyhound Racing Program: Sanford-Orlando Kennel Club, Saturday, June 9, 1945

Greyhound Racing Program: Sanford-Orlando Kennel Club, Saturday, June 9, 1945

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 1945

Seller ID: 09942

Condition: Very Good


Mild wear, ink notation on most pages. Not page-numbered, but about 16 pages. Stapled program, 6 X 9 inches, for Saturday, June 9, 1945. Eight races indicated in the program for that night and each page for each race has names next to each entrant in ink and an indication of the winner for each race. A newspaper article is laid in at the sixth race that comments on the recent death of President Roosevelt. An ad for War Bonds and War Stamps appears at the back of the program. View more info

Image for The Incomparable Sonja Henie, Hollywood Ice Revue Program, Houston Coliseum, November 1938

The Incomparable Sonja Henie, Hollywood Ice Revue Program, Houston Coliseum, November 1938

By: N/A

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, Hollywood Ice Productions: 1938

Seller ID: 09943

Condition: Very Good


9 X 12-inch illustrated program with light wear. A clean, unmarked copy of this 1938 program for Hollywood Ice Productions' Sonja Henie with Her Ice Revue. This performance was from the Houston Coliseum (Sam Houston Coliseum) in HOuston, Texas, starting Saturday, November 12th. Wonderfully illustrated with photos that look like still shots from a 1930s Hollywood musical. Ads for Houston businesses are featured such as the Warwick Hotel and Grand Prize Beer and Gulf Brewing Company. Henie was a three-time Olympic Champion - 1928, 1932, and 1936. 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 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