Measurements: 2 3/4" x 3 7/8" (closed)
This is a charming bit of Atlantic City, New Jersey memorabilia. From the phone number, I am dating this little note pad to the late 1930's. Standard Distributing Co. still exists, but whether it is the same company which was once located in Atlantic City - who knows?
"The Reminder with a Conscience" and don't we all need that!?
The use of decorative corners and embossed faux crocodile leather indicate this was a "high end" purchase...
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.
1 1/4" diameter
A "sweetheart" locket showing a handsome Victorian couple with lightly tinted rosy cheeks. She is wearing a cameo; he is wearing an amazing bow tie? with stickpin. There appears to have been a third woman (notice the gloved hand!) who didn't make the final portrait.
The back of the case shows silver under the gold vermeil. I believe that the wear to the back of the case was created as people tried to open the back - which does not open...
This is a vintage collection; not reproduction. From the early 1900's. Probably English. Very, very detailed with vivid, unfaded color.
Note a tiny bit of damage to the antennae of two butterflies.
Many beautiful pieces of scrap as well as a small Victorian scrapbook. Please ask for details.