All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Autographs : Pre 1990 item #1422802 (stock #JB03056)
Black and white photo of famed American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist MARY LOU RETTON (1968-), inscribed with black marker "To Alexis/Work hard/Love/Mary Lou Retton /USA 1984". Retton was a West Virginia-born teen who became the first female from outside the Eastern European countries to win the Olympic gold individual all-around competition in Los Angeles in the '84 games...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Historical : Pre 1990 item #1419774 (stock #JB02693)
One of several aviation-related items in the shop, these are photographs of the famous Voyager aircraft over the Mojave desert and over a cloud deck, in test flights before its history-making flight in December 1986. One photo is autographed by Jeana Yeager, the other autographed by her as well as by Dick Rutan. Piloted by Rutan and Yeager, Voyager traveled around the world in 9 days, 3 minutes and 44 seconds...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1900 item #1418672 (stock #BNJslaveDoc)
June Hastings
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AN INCREDIBLE AND RARE SLAVE DOCUMENT FROM PERSON COUNTY, NC. This document is an agreement to rent a slave from the George Glen estate and is dated December 26, 1864, just months before the end of the Civil War...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1980 item #1418476 (stock #JB04804)
An original black and white vintage poster, "McGovern for President", circa 1972, measuring 24 1/2" by 18 1/2" in protective plastic framing. The plastic is scratched and so forth but the poster appears to be in acceptably good condition. Both lower corners look almost as if they have residue from there having been triangle-shaped clear mounts at one time, and upper right corner has some wear...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #1418324 (stock #B298)
Offered is this 1932 copyright, LITTLE BLACK SAMBO Book with lovely illustrations signed "EULALIE", A Platt and Munk Company Book publication. Softcover, 10 unnumbered pages. These beautifully illustrated drawings alternate by page between full color and black ink...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Autographs : Pre 1960 item #1418058 (stock #JB04150)
Original ball point pen signature of the famous heavyweight boxing champion and cultural icon of the 1920's, JACK DEMPSEY (1895-1983). This signature is on the back of an envelope, which has been clipped, then inserted into a small frame, superimposed on reproduced imagery of the champ in his boxing days. Dempsey was world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. After a long career in the ring, he became a celebrity restaurateur and philanthropist in his later life...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1960 item #1416927 (stock #B299)
Offered is this 1959 copyright, LITTLE BLACK SAMBO TELL-A-TALE Book with illustrations by Violet LaMont. A Whitman Book publication, copyright by Western Publishing, Racine, Wisconsin. Hardcover, 28 pages.

A much-beloved children's classic written in the early 1900's by Englishwoman, Helen Bannerman, for her two young daughters while they lived in India, Sambo, in the original tale, was an Indian boy and not an African-American child...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Pre 1980 item #1416484 (stock #JB01826)
For the political memorabilia collector here is a wonderfully drawn original satirical work showing former president Jimmy Carter in his 1970's prime, holding a basketball and dressed as a player. It appears to likely reference his having been a basketball player at Plains, Georgia High School in the early 1940's; photos of him with the team can be found on the net by googling "jimmy carter basketball". The drawing is in soft brown color pencil with slight olive green highlights...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1990 item #1416217
A very early (1990) poster, featuring the April/May 1990 Interparliamentary Conference On The Global Environment, Washington, DC, HAND SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by Al Gore, who would shortly go on to become the Vice-President of the United States under Bill Clinton, and who in 2000 came close to becoming the President of the United States. Today of course he is best known for his efforts to bring awareness to climate change, and the environment, in general...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Pre 1980 item #1415934 (stock #JB0500)
Original pastel on heavy paper, unsigned, 20" by 14 1/2", presently unframed, depicting the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy. This is the classic image that is burned into many minds---Kennedy in his prime, with the distinctively parted hair and suit and tie. An interesting acquisition for the student of presidential history or anyone who admired JFK...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1920 item #1415930 (stock #JB0867)
Here's an unusual item for the collector of early California art, illustration art, or baseball related art.......an ink on paper drawing showing President William Howard Taft throwing out the (first?) baseball......signed at center right and dated 1910, when the artist would have been 18 or 19 years old (some sources report his birth year as 1891). According to the Hughes biography, Grimm was born in South America and was already displaying talent in art at a tender age...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1970 item #1415846 (stock #JB04634)
An interesting and scarce item for the collector of the "Beat Generation" memorabilia: an original drawing of a flower and a small self-portrait caricature, on the cover of the famous work "HOWL", (and period color photo of Ginsberg) by major Beat figure ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997). Ginsberg is today almost a folk figure, as the American poet who beginning in the 1950's participated in the bi-coastal movement which preceded even the Hippies...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Autographs : Pre 1990 item #1415603 (stock #JB04013)
For the baseball memorabilia collector, a rare and possibly unique item: a standard white frisbee, inscribed and signed in blue marker by all-time great MICKEY MANTLE. Mantle played major league baseball for the New York Yankees between 1951 and 1968, playing center field and first base. An outstanding switch hitter, he set many records in the sport and is certainly considered among its most famous players of all time...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #1413621 (stock #B291)
JASBO BROWN AND SELECTED POEMS.

Author: Heyward, DuBose.
Title: JASBO BROWN AND SELECTED POEMS.
Subject: African-American Experience and Culture of Charleston, South Carolina Publication: New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1931)
Edition: First Edition

Description: First edition. Hardcover, gilt-stamped brown cloth. First printing. 96 pages. A tight very good plus copy with a partial, former ownership bookplate with minor writing, some tiny chipping to the spine ends. N...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1970 item #1412953 (stock #AA720)
A Pair of Posters for the 1960 Hyde Park, New York presentation of Gore Vidal's new play, On the March to the Sea. Measure about 15" by 23" and 15" by 20" overall. Show some wear and dirt. Rare memorabilia.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #1405035 (stock #BA947)
Offered is an extraordinarily rare, 1930's, Googly-Eyed Tea Pot made in Japan. A Google search on this item yields NO other vintage, 1930s Japan, Mammy, Googly-eyed Teapots available, further attesting to this piece's rarity!

This particular piece is in very fine condition, with cold-paint flaking on the spout and lid edge decoration noted as this piece's only readily-visualized flaws. (Cold paint refers to paint applied AFTER a piece has been painted, glazed, and fired in a kiln. Because...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1960 item #1404681 (stock #BNJblackBaby)
June Hastings
$1,200.00
Rare pair of African style black baby figurines made mid 20th century in Vienna, Austria. The tall sitting child is 2.5 inches high. The crawling child is 2.75" long. Stamped with "Hagenauer Wien", “Made in Austria", and "wHw“. Both in excellent condition and date circa 1950s.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #1401924 (stock #BA942)
Measuring approximately 10.5 inches tall, these sweet, hand-made, circa 1930's, Great Depression era, Mammy and Pappy dolls feature dried apples as heads! Common household items such as chicken or turkey breast bones, dried corn cobs, old rubber baby bottle nipples, wooden clothespins and dried fruit were frequently employed to make play-dolls when money was tight and store-bought toys were beyond reach!

These two folk art pieces came straight from the 93 year old great grandma who played wit...