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Lot 6300

$20
Title: The Fear of Death
Author: E. I. Keyes
Publisher: Privately Printed
Printing Year: 1910 Inscribed & Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed boards with bright black lettering on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce reprinting of an article originally published in the July number, 1909, of "Harper's Weekly" by E. I. Keyes, physician and scholar. This book bears the author's inscription on front endpaper and is also signed by J. S. Auerbach, the author of the preface to this work. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 26 pages.

Lot 6301

$20
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, stoves, soap, tractors, tonics, theater, trains, planes, ships, cleaning products, 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 6302

$55
Title: History of the United States Naval Operations in World War II
Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company / Castle Books
Printing Years: 1957-2001
Number of Volumes: 10

Notes: This set contains, with the exception of volume VI, volumes I - XI. All volumes are in dustjacket.

Lot 6303

$28
This lot includes the group of technical ephemera 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 lot, 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 6304

$140
This 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 modern United States coins such as bicentennial quarters, a 1976 Eisenhower dollar, a 1986 gold eagle, and various mint coins of various denominations.


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 6306

$350
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. This poster shows several fish swimming at the bottom of the ocean. The poster was produced as part of the United Stated Food Administration campaign. After the United States entered the war in April 1917, President Woodrow Wilson appointed Herbert Hoover head of the American Food Administration. Hoover believed "food will win the war." He established set days to encourage people to avoid eating particular foods in order to save them for soldiers rations: meatless Mondays, wheatless Wednesdays, and "when in doubt, eat potatoes." This system helped conserve food for the war. He helped reduce consumption of foodstuffs needed overseas and avoided rationing at home (dubbed "Hooverizing" by government propagandists. (courtesy of wikipedia)

Title: Save the Products of the Land
Artist: Charles Livingston Bull
Printer: Heywood Strasser & Voigt Litho. Co. NY
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 20" by 30"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Eat More Fish. They Feed Themselves. United States Food Administration Additional margin text includes: 13 This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully. There is a 5" tear from the middle of the top edge. 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 6307

$30
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique magazines & ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of items that are music- and theatre-related, hobbies and crafts, 19th-century publications containing fashion plates, including Godey's. 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 6308

$14
Title: The Beauties of Lord Byron, Selected from His Works. In Which is Prefixed, a Biographical Memoir of His Life and Writings
Author: B. F. French
Publisher: uncredited
Printing Year: 1828

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with elaborately decorative spine, this antique volume is a scarce early pocket-sized edition of the works of the English Romantic. This handsome volume shows external age/wear. Front board is detached. Text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show markings throughout. The book measures approximately 3 1/2" x 5 1/4" and contains 204 pages.

Lot 6310

$130
This lot includes the twenty-cent Liberty-seated piece shown in the corresponding image. This coin dates from 1875 (S). 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 6312

$28
This lot includes the group of miscellaneous ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This lot contains antique auto material, 19th-century ship's manifests, Tydol maps from 1940 and 1960, antique grocery booklet. 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 6313

$55
This lot includes the group of antique photos shown in the corresponding image. These photos (including real-photo postcards) contain images of animals, the outdoors, outdoor sports (hunting, fishing, etc.), as well as a small number of indoor scenes. 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 6314

$12
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 mint and cancelled stamps from the United States and around the world.
Lot 6316

$45
This lot includes the Field and Mountain Howitzer diagram sheets shown in the corresponding image. These diagrams contain the dimensions and details of the 12 Pdr Smooth'bore Pack Type Howitzer. Front cover bears the following stamped text "Data Collected by R. L. Guthrie / 31 Seneca Drive / Aurora, Illinois" Next to this text is an entry that reads "RR #2 / Metamora, Ill". There are a dozen sheets. Sheets measure approximately 22" by 17". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Lot 6317

$8
This lot includes the antique calling card of Mrs. Louis Agassiz Fuertes shown in the corresponding image. Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874 1927) was an American ornithologist, illustrator and artist. The card shows no markings or only very minor chipping to one corner. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Lot 6318

$150
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 6 Liberty-head dollars dating from 1878 through 1881 (containd within a coin folder), an 1882 Liberty-head, and an 1876 dollar piece that has been drilled at the top for necklace pendant


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 6319

$30
This lot includes the group of transportation ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This lot contains mostly nautical material with a smaller number of items relating to railroad, aviation and automobiles. 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 6320

$90
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. Allied soldier at German trenches hurls grenade down at horrified soldiers

Title: Lend the Way They Fight
Artist: E. M. Ashe
Printer: W. F. Posters Co. Litho.
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 27" by 41"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Buy Bonds to Your Utmost Additional margin text includes: F-207 This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully. There is a two-inch tear from bottom right-hand side. 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 6321

$16
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, cigarettes, cigars, silverwear, alcohol, watches, trains, planes, home appliances, 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 6324

$50
This lot includes the vintage and antique Hollywood photos shown in the corresponding image. There are pictures of such actors as Laurel & Hardy, Mary Tyler Moore, James Garner, Natalie Wood, Richard Widmark, George C. Scott, Rock Hudson, Jimmy Stewart, etc. 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 6325

$16
Title: Winkle Twinkle and Lollypop
Authors: Nina Wilcox Putnam & Norman Jacobsen
Publisher: P. F. Volland Company
Printing Year: 1924

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial cloth, this antique volume is a scarce work of children's literature. The work contains many bright pastel color illustrations by Katherine Sturges Dodge. This volume is rarely found in so well-preserved a condition. It shows light external age/wear (minor water marking to top left-hand corner of front cover and to left-hand side of rear cover), and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. This unpaginated book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4".

Lot 6326

$600
This lot includes the collection of antique United States banknotes in plastic frame shown in the corresponding image. This lot contains an advertising bill showing a ten-dollar Confederate bill on the front (c. 1910), a ten-dollar gold certificate of the series of 1922 (H84607306), an 1851 broken bank note ("The Bank of the Empire State"), a twenty-dollar gold certificate of the series of 1922 (K8332670), a five-dollar note of the series of 1907 (K34215258), a one-dollar silver certificate of the series of 1923 (T38794936B). 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 6327

$16
This lot includes the group of antique magazines shown in the corresponding image. This lot contains, among other titles, "The Ladies' Repository" (July, 1846), "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" (October, 1885), "The Magazine of Poetry" (July, 1893). 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 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 6328

$20
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 mint blocks of United States stamps (4 cents and above), including some numbered blocks. All of this material has been well cared for and is carefully preserved in protective envelopes.

Lot 6330

$28
This lot features the following group of magazine issues: Title: American Fabrics
Issue Dates: 1946 - 1947
Number of Issues: 4

Notes: These are the first four issues of this large fashion magazine devoted to fabrics. The magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. These well-preserved periodicals are lavishly illustrated, intact and whole, and encased in a velvet slipcase Issue number two features a cover by Sonia Delauney, a Jewish-French artist who, with her husband Robert Delaunay and others, cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes..

Lot 6331

$120
This lot includes the large group of antique correspondence shown in the corresponding image. This lot consists of stamps, cancels, and postcards. 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 6332

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage automobile titles:

- Automobile Engineering by Ray F. Kuns - Dated 1939 by American Technical Society - five volumes plus a 1920 edition of volume V, profusely illustrated
- The Chevrolet Six Car and Truck by Victor W. Page - Dated 1945 by Norman W. Henley Publishing Co.
- Manual for Plymouth Owners by C. E. Parker - Dated 1957 by Popular Mechanics Press
- My Life and Work by Henry Ford - Dated 1922 by Garden City Publishing Co. Inc.
- Whatever Became of the Baby Austin? by John W. Underwood - Dated 1965 by Heritage Press (Sun Valley, California) - wrappers, profusely illustrated
- How To Save $100 a Year on Your Car - Dated 1941 by Popular Mechanics Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 6334

$10
This vintage stamp group is part of a large 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 mint famous American issues, all of 1940, one cent through ten cents, 45 stamps in set; 1956 Scott #1075 5th International Philatelic Exhibition, 2 sets; #1076 3 sets of 9 blocks.

Condition/Details: These sheets were well cared for and are in pleasing condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6335

$12
This lot includes the rare antique Christmas card/booklet shown in the corresponding image. This ribbon-bound booklet, entitled "A Christmas Song of Joy", shows an elaborately decorated lithographic front cover and numerous engravings (including two in color). It contains 9 unnumbered pages of verse. Booklet is well preserved with clean, unmarked pages and illustrations show beautifully. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Lot 6336

$12
Title: Tally-Ho!: Yankee in a Spitfire
Author: Arthur Gerald Donahue
Publisher: Macmillan Company
Printing Year: 1941 First printing

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth, this antique volume is a scarce World War era autobiography. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece photo of the author and many photographs of British and German warplanes. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 190 pages.

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