Original Charles Dickens autograph, hand-penned by the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era to Charles Augustus Cole, and dated Monday, 12th November 1860, written on stationery of "Office of All the Year Round, A Weekly Journal Conducted by Charles Dickens." Size: approx. 6 inches x 4.75 inches (sight). Offered framed together with an engraved portrait of Charles Dickens. The note reads: "My Dear Cole, I regret to be obliged to reply that I cannot possibly do it...
This motto is dated 1928. The title is Out Fishin'. The poem is by Edgar A Guest. There is an original Buzza hanger on the back. The dust cover is there, but slightly worn. The frame is green and gold colored. It measures
10 3/4" by 7 3/4". Very good condition.
This motto does not have the Buzza name on it, but it does have the name Lee Mero. He was the head artist at Buzza. The poem is by Massey. The title is Open House. It measures 6 by 7 5/8". There is some slight foxing in the upper left hand corner. There is a hanger on the back, but the dust cover is gone. Circa 1927.
This is motto print that celebrates Mother. The colors are soft pinks and grays. It measures 5 1/2" by 5 1/2". There is a tear drop hanger on the back. The dustcover is intact. There is remnants of a paper easel on the back. Mottograph was the company that made motto prints with a hanger and an easel so we are confident that this was made by Mottograph. Circa late 1920's. Great condition. No foxing or tears.
This motto print is from the late 1920's. The title is My Paradise. All he wants is an easy chair, a fire, a book to read and you. The back dust cover is intact. There is a hangers. It measures 10 3/4" by 7 3/4". There is some slight foxing on the print.
1747 London, Original Hand-Colored Copperplate Engraving on Laid Paper. Rub hole on right plate mark just below the 20th line of Latitude. Map appears to have been professionally cleaned. Plate measures 13 7/8" x 16 3/4;" sheet is 16 3/8" x 18 1/8."
Each of these blotters measures 6-3/16 by 3-1/16". The photos make them appear white, but they are actually yellow. One is used, the other is unused. The unused one shows the phone book saying "Classified Telephone Directory". There is some light soil on the front, but the edges and corners are firm. The used one reads, "Save Time in Wartime", and shows a generic phone book...
This unused blotter is 3-5/8 by 6". It has age soil on the front, and the corners feel soft and show evidence of having been kept in an album. The edges have very minimal fleabites that are hardly noticeable, but there is one 1/8" tear to the bottom edge.
Showing 2 Flying Fort airplanes on British Airdrome, this unused blotter is 3-7/8 by 9". The advertising is for Atlantic Steel Drum & Barrel Co., Newark, NJ. There is soil on the front, and flattened creases on the back that do not show on the front. The corners are a bit soft, but the edges are mostly firm.
This is a 10 by 2-7/8" bumper sticker on backing paper. There is the logo for Printers and Allied Trades local 820 above the last N in Bentsen, and the piece has 2 flattened creases. Michael Dukakis ran for President on the Democratic ticket in 1988 but lost to George H. W. Bush.
Closed, this pamphlet is 7-1/2 by 4". It opens to 7-1/2 by 15-1/2". On the lower right side of the reverse are the words, "Amalgamated Lithographers Local One, New York". There are no creases, tears or dog-ears, but there is a very faint circular pressure mark on the top front. It's about the size of a pill bottle, and you have to hold the pamphlet at an angle to the light in order to see it.
This sticker appears to have been cut out of a larger sheet. It is 4" in diameter. Made by N. G. Slater Corp., NYC 11. There is also a logo for the AFL-CIO in Boston, Mass. There are no tears, but there is some minor curling.
This is a standard-sized unsent chrome postcard of the Republican presidential ticket in 1960. Kennedy & Johnson won that year - these guys did not. Photo by Bachrach, the card by Transchrome, 25 East 19th Street, New York 3, NY. The edges are firm, there are no tears or creases, but there is some slight curling at the upper left corner.
Size is 3-1/4 by 5-1/2". There is some paper loss on the reverse, as well as residual ink and pencil writing. There is pencil writing on the face, as well as age discoloration to the right edge, and the lower left corner is soft.
An unnamed Civil War Confederate soldier ambrotype in a hinged case. Dressed in a simple uniform with a bow tie. On the middle button we can see a 6 point star, see last photo. In very good condition, any white spots that you may see are reflections on the glass from lights. Case measures 3" x 2.5". Image site size is 2.25" x 1.5"