I have taken an Antique Imagerie D'Epinal Paper toy theater sheet. Miniaturized it, hand cut and constructed this Fantastic Paper toy theater set. The set is elaborate, the Devil player sits on a ring of fire which is placed on the open pit to hell, there is also the King and Queen of Hell to watch in their thrones [two sided paper toy actors, with wood support bases]. This set is 5 1/2" tall, 4 1/2" wide at top of wings, 2 7/8" deep [approx]. It is card stock paper with wood support...
VICTORIAN MINIATURE "CALENDAR OF THE SEASONS" Marcus Ward, 1885. A four-paneled calendar which originally would have been folded but now separated at each fold with each separate card measuring 4 1/4" by 2 5/8". The chromolithographed cards are printed in full colors and gilt. Each card features a portrait miniature of a young girl in a central medallion: 1.) SPRING; 2.) SUMMER; 3.) AUTUMN; 4.) WINTER. Please see enlargements for details...
AN EARLY L.PRANG CHRISTMAS CARD. 1880. It depicts a small child gazing at some birds on a tree branch from which hangs some Christmas stockings. Captioned: Hang stockings high,/ Christmas is nigh,/ And birds will surely find them./ And when they go/ They will, I know,/Leave many gifts behind them. Measures 5 1/4" by 3 1/4". In very good condition.
PETER RABBIT STATIONERY. 10 Sheets. 10 Envelopes. F. Warne in association with Hunkydory Designs Ltd., 1983. Each sheet measures 9" x 5 7/8" and features a color illustration of Beatrix Potter's "Flopsy, Mopsy & Cottontail". In original cellophane wrap (partially split at right edge). Otherwise in MINT unused condition.
Tiffany Co Fifth Ave 57th Street New York receipt for sterling silver service for 12 dated April 11, 1942. Total price $542.50. This is amazing considering this was during World War ll. The silver frame measures 10 x 11.5 inches. Shipping extra. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut add 6.35% state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes,tariffs or customs that might apply...
Here is a "special issue" for the 100th running of the Kentucky Derby. It was produced by 'The Courier-Journal & Times' on April 28, 1974. Contains articles, photographs, and some wonderful old advertisements, especially the big horse farm ads- Calumet, Spendthrift, Claiborne, and C. V. Whitney are all represented. Condition is very good with just some bent and worn edges and corners. This highly collectable bit of Kentucky Derby history measures a generous 13 X 10.5 inches.
Great civil war Woodblock or engraving of Rebel Generals Johnson and E. Stuart being taken to the
rear by Negro Cavalry. Historical significance.
Dated June 4, 1864. Framed original.
Excellent vintage condition.
15-1/4" by 10-1/2" Sight
17-1/2" by 12-3/4" Framed
Measurements: The largest piece (lady with baby) 3 3/4" x 1 1/2"
All pieces show slight surface scuffing consistent with Victorian paper; please see the photo enlargement.
Colors bright and unfaded. Excellent detail.
Great examples of the intense Victorian interest in plants and gardens and sea shells.
Measurements: Largest figure: 2" x 3"
All original Victorian scrap. Minor damage (see photo enlargement). Wonderful detail.
More scrap available. Please ask.
5 3/4" x 7 1/2" x approximately 1" deep.
Containing 16 pages not including the scrap attached to the front and back inside covers. The ephemera contained in the scrapbook are all original and Victorian and include: 8 black and white litho engravings; 20 holiday cards - various; 30 individual pieces of scrap in full color; and one Centennial Souvenir.
Also included in the price of this item is a group of 3 separate pieces of scrap of sailing/steam boats.
This Baptist Missionary Calender for 1933 was printed in Shanghai for the Chinese congragation. January is on the cover page and appears to be lithographed, soft colors and lots of detail. The other pages are printed in black ink with one additional color. It is an interesting piece of Chinese religious history.
There is a spot on the cover page just above the Jan calander month...the spot has bled though to the Feb page and is clearly visable on the pictures. Measures 15 x 9.5 inches
Franis Brinley Newport RI legal document regarding William Clark c1712. Measures 6 by 6.25 inches. Very early 18th documents are quite rare.Francis Brinley (1690-1765) was born in England but moved to Newport, Rhode Island in 1710 at the request of his grandfather. He eventually settled in Boston, where he married Deborah Lyde, granddaughter of Nathaniel Byfield (24.109.87). In 1719, he inherited a substantial tract of land in Roxbury upon which he built the elaborate Datchet House residence...
A THEATRE PROGRAM for BEATRIX POTTER'S "THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER" BALLET. Sadler's Wells 4-28 Jan. 1989. The ballet was presented by the National Youth Music Theatre. The program for "THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER. An opera in 2 acts". With music and libretto by Douglas Young based on the original story by BEATRIX POTTER. Also included is another ballet - "Les Petits Rats". In mint condition.
AN INVITATION & ENVELOPE for an exhibition "PETER RABBIT & OTHER TALES. ART FROM THE WORLD OF BEATRIX POTTER". The invitation is for a private viewing of the exhibition held at the Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University Faculty of Arts & Science on Thursday, March 31, 1977. Together with its original envelope. Mint condition.
A RARE CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR'S CARD BY ERNEST H. SHEPARD. (London): The Chelsea Publishing Co., no date (circa 1930's).8vo.(4 pages). Printed at the MORLAND PRESS on fine laid paper with "1590" watermark. Colophon on page 4 states "DESIGNED BY E.H.SHEPARD/PRODUCED IN ENGLAND BY/THE CHELSEA PUBLISHING CO." Pages 2 & 3 are blank. The card has a folded measurement of 9 5/8" x 6". Deckled fore-edge. The card is captioned: GREET/INGS/FOR/CHRIST/MAS &/THE NEW/YEAR...