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Lot 6189

$26
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material relates to United States political culture and contains (campaign) bumper stickers, pins, pamplets, and booklets. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
Lot 6190

$110
This original World War One poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored for the past century and form an impressive, unique collection. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping. An American soldier emerges from a dark trench with an unfurling U. S. flag in one hand. The caption at the top, "Over the Top", is one of the most famous of the war

Title: Over the Top for You
Artist: Sidney H. Riesenberg
Printer: Ketterlinus (Philadelphia)
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 20" by 30"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Buy Gov't Bonds. Third Liberty Loan Additional margin text includes: 1-A This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully and has some small tears concentrated at the edges. This poster has never been folded, nor has it ever been taped or pinned. Truly a remarkable find in this condition. The shipping cost (within the lower 48 states) will be: $8.50

Lot 6192

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
Lot 6194

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of books on sports & hobbies shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
Lot 6195

$130
This antique and vintage card group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Miscellaneous content that features portraits, animals, floral arrangements,and children, among other things.
Year Range: 1895 - 1950
Number of cards in this group: 50

Condition/Details: These cards include Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications.

Lot 6196

$12
This shelf lot includes the group of antique German language estate books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
Lot 6198

$24
Title: The Coquette; or, the History of Eliza Wharton. A Novel, Founded on Fact
Author: Lady of Massachusetts
Publisher: Thomas & Whipple
Printing Year: 1811

Condition/Details: Bound in leather, this antique volume is a scarce literary work. The volume shows age/wear, with tear to pages 101-102, 107-108 (there is some loss of text to this last pair of pages), and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 3.5" x 5.5" and contains 240 pages plus 8 pages of publisher's advertisements.

Lot 6199

$50
This lot includes the group of daguerreotypes, tintypes, and ambrotypes of men shown in the corresponding image.. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Lot 6200

$45
Title: The World's Fair in Water Colors
Author: C. Graham
Publisher: Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick (Springfield, Ohio)
Printing Year: 1893

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff blue folder with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce collection of bright color plates by noted artist Charles S. Graham (1852 - 1911) depicting the sights at the Columbian Exposition of 1893 held in Chicago. Graham held the title of official artist of the World's Columbian Exposition.

Laid in is a four-page pamphlet with an introduction and a listing of plates that contains a short description of each. Plates bear the following titles: Looking East in the Grand Court; At Night in the Grand Court; Interior of Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building; Cairo Street; Art Palace at Night; Old Vienna; Golden Entrance to Transportation Building; Old Liberty Bell; The Silver Statue, Montana Building; The Foreign Buildings; Moonlight on the Lagoon; Looking South from Wooded Island; The Ferris Wheel; Blarney Castle; A View from the Ferris Wheel; Interior of Electrical Building; State Buildings; The Midway Plaisance; La Rabida and the Caravels; The Viking Ship; Types of Midway; The Yerkes Telescope; The Irish Industrial Village. All plates listed are present. A number of the plates show water markings and/or smudging to margins. Images are unaffected and show brightly. The volume shows significant external age/wear, and is solidly bound. This folder measures approximately 9 1/2" x 12 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we are selling during this auction, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 6201

$28
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material is part of a large collection of stock belonging to an antique dealer who has retired, that we are selling through dozens of lots in today's auction. Each item from this collection has been placed inside a clear plastic sleeve with a stiff cardboard insert to prevent damage and many of the items also bear a sticker with a description and price. This particular lot includes dozens of pieces of ephemera relating to advertising, home appliances, food, newspapers, travel, cleaning supplies, alcohol, etc.. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the ephemera in this collection of dealer stock, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
Lot 6202

$100
Title: The Writings and Speeches of Daniel Webster
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Printing Year: 1903
Number of Volumes: 8 volumes Limited Edition

Notes: Bound in dark green cloth with spine labels and bright embossed gilt Webster signature to front cover, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of a leading American statesman during the nation's Antebellum Period. This set contains volumes I -IV and VII-X. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and tissue-guarded plates. The volumes are in excellent condition, and are solidly bound with clean, bright pages with deckle edges. Books appear in intact, well-preserved dustjackets that show occasional mild soiling. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9 3/4".

Lot 6203

$50
Title: A Description of the Bermuda Islands: A Convenient, Picturesque and Salubrious Winter Resort
Publisher: Quebec and Gulf Ports Steamship Co.
Printing Year: 1874

Condition/Details: Bound in original pictorial wrappers, this antique pamphlet is a rare early promotional article on and account of the Bermuda Islands "as appeared in "Harper's Magazine", March 1874". The work is illustrated with numerous engravings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. Front cover shows mild soiling. A "Quebec and Gulf Ports S.S. Co" hand out promoting travel to the islands is laid in. The booklet measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 17 unnumbered pages and 9 pages of advertisements.

Lot 6204

$130
This lot includes the group of 18 vintage United States banknotes shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
Lot 6206

$40
This original World War One poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored for the past century and form an impressive, unique collection. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping. Black hill with dark crosses loom into a greenish blue sky, with text in red, white and yellow letters inside the blackness formed by the mound of earth.

Title: They Give Their Lives
Artist: H. Devitt Welsh
Printer: Sackett & Wilhelms Corp. NY
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 20" by 30"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Do You Lend Our Savings? W.S.S. War Savings Stamps issued by the United States Government Additional margin text includes: NA This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully. There is a tear from the top middle coming straight down 5 1/2 inches. This poster has never been folded, nor has it ever been taped or pinned. Truly a remarkable find in this condition. The shipping cost (within the lower 48 states) will be: $8.50

Lot 6207

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique New York souvenir and/or picture books:

- The River Niagara by Donald Lashelle - Dated 1938 by Hammond Press (Buffalo, NY) - profusely illustrated
- 'Round the Islands: Facts and Legends of the Islands as Told by an Old River Guide - No date provided by Hallam & Vesty (Alexandria Bay, NY) - original pictorial wrappers, fold-out map of the Thousand Islands
- Thousand Islands Alexandria Bay New York - No date provided by Santway Photo-Craft Company (Watertown, NY) - original pictorial wrappers, profusely illustrated
- Syracuse and Its Surroundings Illustrated - Dated 1888 by C. L. Sherrill (Buffalo, NY) - original pictorial wrappers, profusely illustrated with drawings of the city, its historic sites and landmarks
- Auburndale Park Central Islip, Long Island Owned by a Private Syndicate - No date provided by uncredited publisher - original ribbon-bound wrappers, torn photo pastedown, illustrated with many photos of private residences and sites
- Souvenir of Potsdam, N. Y. from Recent Photographs - Dated 1895 by Kip & Stone (Canton, NY) - ribbon-bound boards
- Views of Syracuse, N. Y. -No date provided by Lyman H. Nelson Company (Portland, Maine) - original wrappers
- Souvenir of Watkins Glen N. Y.: The Switzerland of America - Circa 1910, C. D. Leach (Watkins, NY) - original wrappers
- The Upper Mohawk Valley: A Land of Industry - Dated 1923 by Utica Gas & Electric Company (Utica NY) - original large-format wrappers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 6208

$100
This shelf lot includes the 1837 Feuchtwanger cent shown in the corresponding image. The "Feuchtwanger Cent" is a coin circulated by Lewis Feuchtwanger during the 1830-40s in the U.S. Lewis Feuchtwanger (Born in Furth, Bavaria on January 11, 1805) received a doctorate at the University of Jena and then moved to New York City. He was primarily a mineralogist, metallurgist, and chemist, but also worked as a physician and was a member of a number of learned societies. He wrote four books on mineralogy and chemicals.
In 1837, to alleviate the need for small change during the Hard Times, Feuchtwanger created tokens made of argentan (commonly known as German Silver), an alloy made of copper, nickel, zinc, tin and trace metals. It was considerably cheaper to produce than the extraction of copper for the government minted half-cents and cents.
The Hard Times, an especially rough period of economic recession following the dissolution of the Second Bank of the United States, was known for massive hoarding of small change. Much of the small change circulating at this time (roughly 1837-1844) was composed of clunky copper half-cents and cents privately produced or various cut and whole silver coins of foreign origin. In fact, it would not be until 1857, that Congress would enact into law that legal currency be coin of United States Mint origin.
In 1837, Feuchtwanger presented his one cent coins to Congress for approval as legal coinage. This was probably the first attempt to circulate "nickel" coinage in the United States. Congress denied his request, but Feuchtwanger persisted in his production and circulation. Laws banning private coinage were not passed until 1864. Between 1837 and 1844 thousands of Feuchtwanger cents came out of his New York City pharmacy. To the discerning collector over a dozen different die casts have been identified, affecting the relative rarity of each specimen found.
Aside from one cent tokens, in 1864 Feuchtwanger also produced three cent tokens which are considered extremely rare, as few specimens have survived. Feuchtwanger was also noted for producing stamp-like casts featuring his common theme of a pouncing eagle attacking a snake.
He died in New York City on June 25, 1876. (This biography appears courtesy of Wikipedia). This coin is part of a larger numismatic collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique and vintage coin lots. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Lot 6210

$130
This lot includes the antique photos shown in the corresponding image. This lot contains auto dealership photos and ephemera showing antique car models, show rooms, garages, etc. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
Lot 6212

$16
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This lot contains among other things antique postcards with images of bullfighting, biplanes (this particular postcard was mailed from Sweden and contains a caption in Swedish written over image), Lookout Mountain, as well as an antique Indian head letter opener, and various receipts from the G. W. Bassett & Co. dating back to 1869/1870. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
Lot 6213

$12
This lot includes the group of antique Niagara Falls ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This lot contains original photos, a miniature snapshot album, and two souvenir books with views. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
Lot 6214

$300
This lot includes the group of photo albumshown in the corresponding image. This material consists of a World War II wire-service photo collection from the estate of Henry Jocz, a retired graphic artist for Ohio State University and a technical writer for "North American Aviation". Henry was a WWII glider pilot who fought from Normandy through the war. The collection consists of 270 photos, 90% of which may have never been published. Over half of the photos still have attached the original wire service caption, and every photo has the wire service stamp of non-reproduction on the back of the paper. Some of the pictures that were selected for publication have a copy of the actual newsprint article/picture, matching the attached wire service photo, all from the "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette". There are also some World War I service photos and other antique photos dating back to 1915. The pictures are enclosed in a North American Aviation 3-ring binder and are roughly broken down as follows: A. 135 WW II COMBAT PHOTOS FROM THE EUROPEAN THEATER B. 65 WW II COMBAT PHOTOS FROM THE AFRICAN AND MIDEAST THEATER C. 8 BATTLE OF ATTU ALASKA 1943 D. 8 PACIFIC THEATER CAMPAIGN E. 4 ALASKAN MILITARY BASE 1943 F. 7 RUSSO-FINNISH WAR 1940 G. 8 SUBMARINE PICTURES INCLUDING THE SWEDISH NAVY H. 9 PHOTOS OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR I. 2 PHOTOS THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN IN ETHIOPIA J. 3 PHOTOS FATAL FIR VENEZUELA 1939 K. 2 PHOTOS GOVERNMENT SETTLEMENT 1935 MATANUSKA ALASKA L. FIRST BRITISH ANTARCTIC POST OFFICE 1943 M. 2 FIRST SOVIET PERMANENT NORTH POLE STATION WITH PLANES N. 1934 FATAL SOVIET BALLOON GONDOLA CRASH O. 8 1918-1923 SHIPS AND EMBASSIES P. 1915 BATTLESHIP BRESLAN BLOCKADED IN CONSTANTINOPLE Q. 8 POST WW II PLANE AND BOAT PHOTOS R. 6 WIRE SERVICE MOVIE STAR PHOTOS Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Lot 6216

$26
This antique postcard album is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping.

Card Types/Topics: Holiday/greeting cards with decorative Victorian lithographs. There are a number of cards featuring Irish motifs and/or towns, sites and landmarks, such as St. Patrick's Day; Green's Bridge, Kilkenny; Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford; Zoological Gardens, Dublin. .
Year: c1910
Estimated number of cards in this album: 100
Dimensions: 9 1/2" by 15 1/2"

Condition/Details: This album shows beautifully with nice patina and some external age/wear concentrated at the extremeties (spine has been taped). Binding is shaken, some pages are loose. The cards are in very good condition with light age/wear indications.

Lot 6218

$50
This antique coin group is part of a larger numismatic collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique and vintage coin lots. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot features a coin folder of 57 Mercury-head dimes dating from 1916 through 1945


Condition/Details: These coins show signs of age/wear and are ungraded. Please see images. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 6219

$30
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material is part of a large collection of stock belonging to an antique dealer who has retired, that we are selling through dozens of lots in today's auction. Each item from this collection has been placed inside a clear plastic sleeve with a stiff cardboard insert to prevent damage and many of the items also bear a sticker with a description and price. This particular lot includes dozens of pieces of ephemera relating to advertising, airplanes, artists, boats & ships, baseball, bathrooms, alcohol, etc.. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the ephemera in this collection of dealer stock, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
Lot 6220

$50
This original World War One poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored for the past century and form an impressive, unique collection. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping. A smiling and confident American serviceman cuts another notch in stock of the rifle he holds across his body.

Title: Another Notch Cateau Thierry
Artist: Adolph Treidler
Printer: NA
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 30" by 40"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: U. S. Marines Additional margin text includes: NA This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully. Creasing appears along top two inches and a tear from the upper left-hand side measuring 6 1/2 inches. This poster has never been folded, nor has it ever been taped or pinned. Truly a remarkable find in this condition. The shipping cost (within the lower 48 states) will be: $8.50

Lot 6221

$45
This lot includes the group of United States historical ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of booklets, brochures, cards of various types, a number of miniature souvenir views, almanacs, a 19th-century commercial calculator, antique official documents, etc. Of particular note is an official war ballot for the general election of November 8 1898. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
Lot 6222

$40
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image. This material includes themes such as waltzes, ballads, spirituals, popular melodies and instrumental numbers. The vast majority possess decorative covers. A great many of these copies have been preserved in plastic covers and are in very good condition. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $24.50.
Lot 6224

$26
This collectible stamp group is part of a larger philatelic collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique and vintage stamp lots. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot features 1925 mint special delivery blocks and 1928 mint special handling blocks. All of this material has been well cared for and is carefully preserved in protective envelopes.

Condition/Details: Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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