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Lot 4184

$50
This antique real photo postcard 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: People at work or pursuing leisure activities: three men in general store; crew posing on deck of ship; band posing with instruments, fishing party showing catch, people in boat and wading in river, group of men with tools standing before the remains of a barn, etc.
Year Range: 1910 - 1940
Number of cards in this group: 15

Condition/Details: These postcards include historic photographic content. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4186

$20
This antique and vintage postcard 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: Buildings, Landmark Sites and Views of New York City: Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, Times Square, Radio City, Woolworth Building, Times Building, Hell Gate Bridge, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 70

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 4187

$1100
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items. This particular lot includes the following Beswick figurine from the Beatrix Potter character series:

Character Name: Duchess
Description: Figurine of a black dog stands upright and holds a bouquet of flowers to her right side. The flowers are green, lavender, pink, red and yellow.
Height: 3.875"
Condition: This piece is in excellent condition, the colors remain bright and unfaded, there are no visible chips or cracks.

This figurine bears a backstamp which indicates the character's name, the Beswick - England mark and a copyright note from Warne and Company.

Beswick was a family-run business that began in 1894 and the label was not retired until 2002. The company was founded by James Wright Beswick with his sons John and Gilbert, and Johnís son, John Ewart. The business ran from the Gold Street Works as 'J. W. Beswick' until about 1918, and the firm gradually expanded its activities after WWI, in fancy pottery for the home and overseas markets. J. W. Beswick died in 1921 and his son in 1936. The Company then became a limited company named John Beswick, Ltd. with the Managing Director, John Ewart Beswick and his Sales Director Gilbert Beswick introducing new pieces to the line. In 1940, extensive reconstructions were necessary for the growth of the business and major modernization to the working conditions. Therefore, by 1945, the adjoining factory was acquired, which made it possible to convert the Gold Street factory to accommodate offices, potting and firing. The new premises provided the decorating, finished products, packing and dispatch. Arthur Gredington was appointed modeller for animals of all kinds and is well known for this superb work of accurate and realistic animals. James Hayward also contributed to the high quality pieces from 1934 as Decorating Manager, then as Art Director from 1957, he designed almost 3,000 decorations, patterns and glazing. Albert Hallam contributed enormous skills when he joined Beswick at the age of 14 as apprentice mold-maker and became head of mold-making and a modeller, creating butterflies, horses, dogs and cats modelled after Arthur Gredingtonís retirement, including the Norwegian Fjord Horse. Beswick wares were extremely popular in England and abroad, being among the finest ceramics available, they achieved remarkable success with highly specialized lines including life-like models, grave and gay moods, equestrian figures, dogs modelled from famous prize-winners, birds in great variety, wild and domestic animals, fish, tobyjugs, saladware and cottage ware, and of course, the Beatrix Potter collection. In 1969, Beswick was sold to Royal Doulton, who continued to produce new models but reduced the number of colorways and withdrew many pieces. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4188

$20
This lot features the following group of nineteenth-century newspaper issues:

Titles:Boston Commercial Gazette, Statesman, Richmond Enquirer, Hartford Times, National Journal, Christian Advocate and Journal and Zion's Herald
Issue Dates:1820 - 1829
Number of Issues:6

Notes: Most of these newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, tearing, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 4190

$12
This antique and vintage postcard 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: Cities, Landmarks and Landscapes of Arkansas: West Mountain Drive, Hot Springs National Park; Arlington Hotel, Hot Springs; Senior High School, Little Rock; State Capitol, Little Rock; King Tut Cottages and Cafe, Little Rock; Ozark Baths, Hot Springs National Park; Park Hotel, Hot Springs National Park; bridge over Lake Hamilton, Highway N. 7, Hot Springs National Park, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 25

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4192

$55
Title: History of the New York Society Library, with an Introductory Chapter on Libraries in Colonial New York, 1698 - 1776
Author: Austin Baxter Keep
Publisher: De Vinne Press
Printing Year: 1908 First Edition Limited To 500 Copies

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and gilt seal of library to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this history of the oldest library in New York City. The library was founded in 1754 by the New York Society, a civic-minded group formed in the belief that the availability of books would help the city to prosper. A subscription library, it now contains nearly three hundred thousand volumes -- the result of the tastes of its members over almost the last quarter millennium.

The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece plate showing the home of the New York Society Library and many additional plates that illustrate its long history. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with library markings visible on spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages with gilt top edge. Internal library markings appear on front endpaper, first page of table of contents, and final page of index. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4" and contains 607 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4193

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of 16 issues of the "Mid-Weekly Pictorial" supplements from the New York Times shown in the corresponding image. The majority of these publications date from the time of the First World War (1917 - 1919), and there are also a number of issues from 1923. These issues have been well cared for and a large number are preserved in plastic. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 4194

$20
This antique and vintage postcard 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: Cities, Landmarks and Landscapes in Colorado: Broadmore Hotel mirrored in the lake; The Dome, Phanton Canon Highway (with antique automobiles); Tunnel and High Trestle, Corley Mountain Highway, Colorado Springs (with antique automobile); panorama of 16th St. and Denver business district from Daniels & Fishers Tower; Trinidad from Kit Carson Park (with Fishers Peak in the distance); snow banks on Continental Divide (with train); State Capitol, Denver, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 55

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4195

$80
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items. This particular lot includes the following Beswick figurine from the Beatrix Potter character series:

Character Name: Tommy Brock
Description: Figurine of a badger has wide, brown eyes, and black markings run along both sides of his face. He wears a blue coat, pale yellow slacks and gray shoes. He holds a shovel in his right hand and a brown sack is thrown over his left shoulder.
Height: 3.500"
Condition: This piece is in excellent condition, the colors remain bright and unfaded, there are no visible chips or cracks. Original paper sticker is attached.

This figurine bears a backstamp which indicates the character's name, the Beswick - England mark and a copyright note from Warne and Company.

Beswick was a family-run business that began in 1894 and the label was not retired until 2002. The company was founded by James Wright Beswick with his sons John and Gilbert, and Johnís son, John Ewart. The business ran from the Gold Street Works as 'J. W. Beswick' until about 1918, and the firm gradually expanded its activities after WWI, in fancy pottery for the home and overseas markets. J. W. Beswick died in 1921 and his son in 1936. The Company then became a limited company named John Beswick, Ltd. with the Managing Director, John Ewart Beswick and his Sales Director Gilbert Beswick introducing new pieces to the line. In 1940, extensive reconstructions were necessary for the growth of the business and major modernization to the working conditions. Therefore, by 1945, the adjoining factory was acquired, which made it possible to convert the Gold Street factory to accommodate offices, potting and firing. The new premises provided the decorating, finished products, packing and dispatch. Arthur Gredington was appointed modeller for animals of all kinds and is well known for this superb work of accurate and realistic animals. James Hayward also contributed to the high quality pieces from 1934 as Decorating Manager, then as Art Director from 1957, he designed almost 3,000 decorations, patterns and glazing. Albert Hallam contributed enormous skills when he joined Beswick at the age of 14 as apprentice mold-maker and became head of mold-making and a modeller, creating butterflies, horses, dogs and cats modelled after Arthur Gredingtonís retirement, including the Norwegian Fjord Horse. Beswick wares were extremely popular in England and abroad, being among the finest ceramics available, they achieved remarkable success with highly specialized lines including life-like models, grave and gay moods, equestrian figures, dogs modelled from famous prize-winners, birds in great variety, wild and domestic animals, fish, tobyjugs, saladware and cottage ware, and of course, the Beatrix Potter collection. In 1969, Beswick was sold to Royal Doulton, who continued to produce new models but reduced the number of colorways and withdrew many pieces. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4196

$28
Title: Children's Stories from French Fairy Tales
Author: Doris Ashley
Publishers: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. (London) / David McKay Company (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1900

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work of children's literature. The work is illustrated with color plates by Mabel Lucie Atwell (this volume lacks three of the twelve plates: plates facing pages 66, 74, and 110). Final plate is detached and laid in. The volume shows external age/wear, with small puncture at head of spine and light soiling to covers. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous owner's inscription appears on front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 9 3/4" and contains 137 pages plus 8 pages of advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4198

$28
This antique and vintage postcard 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: Cities, Landmarks and Landscapes of West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio: Seminary St., Milan (real photo), Main St., Dayton, Ohio; Toledo Railway and Terminal Station, Toledo, Ohio; No. 1 house, Zoar Village; Cozy Rest, 3 miles west of Grafton, West Virginia ("West Virginia's largest tourist camp"); W. Va. Asylum, Huntington, West Virginia; Renfro Valley School, Renfro Valley, Kentucky, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 45

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4199

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage European literary titles:

- Last Essays by Joseph Conrad - Dated 1926 by Doubleday, Page & Company (Garden City) - Dustjacket shows minor wear on rear top edge.
- Conrad: A Reassessment by Douglas Hewitt - Dated 1952 by Dufour and Saifer (Philadelphia) - Dustjacket shows minor wear to edges.
- The Science of Folk-Lore by Alexander Haggerty Krappe - Dated 1930 by Methuen & Co. Ltd. (London) - Dustjacket shows wear.
- The Pastoral Loves of Daphnis and Chloe translated by George Moore - Dated 1924 by William Heinemann Ltd. (London) - Stated signed copy number 1111 of 1280 in dustjacket.
- Elizabethan and Metaphysical Imagery: Renaissance Poetic and Twentieth-Century Critics by Rosemond Tuve - Dated 1961 by The University of Chicago Press (Chicago)
- Walter Savage Landor: A Biography by R.H. Super - Dated 1954 by New York University Press - Dustjacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 4200

$14
This lot features the following group of early nineteenth-century newspaper issues:

Titles:New Hampshire Patriot, National Intelligencer, Universal Gazette, American Mercury
Issue Dates:1810
Number of Issues:4

Notes: Most of these newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, tearing, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 4202

$35
This antique and vintage postcard 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: Buildings, Landmark Sites and Views of Chicago: New City Hall, Hull House, Tribune Tower and Michigan Avenue Bridge, Douglas Park, Lincoln Park, Mather Tower, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 80

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, color illustrations and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4204

$35
This antique and vintage postcard 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: Advertising and Animals: House of David Park & Enterprises (Benton Harbor, Michigan); Rice Krispies; Budweiser and Michelob beers, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis; Ward LaFrance fire engines (a small number of postcards relating to fire fighting also included); American Fence; "Chicken in the Rough", Oklahoma City, etc. Among the animals featured on the postcards in this group are: snakes, aquarium fish, zoo animals, forest wildlife, and anthropomorphic characters.
Year Range: 1895 - 1970
Number of cards in this group: 50

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4205

$250
Title: Mark Twain's Works
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1922-1924
Number of Volumes: 22 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of Mark Twain. This is the Mississippi Edition of Twain's works. Each book is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. All volumes are in their dustjackets. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 4206

$26
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage photography periodicals and photographs shown in the corresponding image. There is a run of "Photofacts" from numbers 1 to 32, as well as individual issues of "The Camera," "Minicam Photography," and "The Pathway." Also included is "Pictures: Complete Photographic Guide" by Arthur A. Goldsmith and a 17th Annual Directory Issue and official program of "The Professional Photographer" (August 1941). Among the pictures in this group are images of celebrities and newswire photos. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 4208

$14
This antique and vintage postcard 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: Cities, Landmarks and Landscapes of North Carolina: Sunset view of Asheville; Spelman Memorial Monument, Great Smoky Mountain National Park; Saint Lawrence Catholic Church, Asheville; Chimney Rock Section; "The Big Coffee Pot" Winston-Salem; Mimosa Inn, Tyron; view of Rumbling Bald Mountain, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 60

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, bright color illustrations and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4209

$80
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items. This particular lot includes the following Beswick figurine from the Beatrix Potter character series:

Character Name: Mr. Jeremy Fisher
Description: Figurine of a green toad sitting on a lily pad, with large yellow eyes and dark pupils. He wears a pink shirt with buttons on the left side, and has a brown basket on his right side.
Height: 3.000"
Condition: This piece is in excellent condition, the colors remain bright and unfaded, there are no visible chips or cracks.

This figurine bears a backstamp which indicates the character's name, the Beswick - England mark and a copyright note from Warne and Company.

Beswick was a family-run business that began in 1894 and the label was not retired until 2002. The company was founded by James Wright Beswick with his sons John and Gilbert, and Johnís son, John Ewart. The business ran from the Gold Street Works as 'J. W. Beswick' until about 1918, and the firm gradually expanded its activities after WWI, in fancy pottery for the home and overseas markets. J. W. Beswick died in 1921 and his son in 1936. The Company then became a limited company named John Beswick, Ltd. with the Managing Director, John Ewart Beswick and his Sales Director Gilbert Beswick introducing new pieces to the line. In 1940, extensive reconstructions were necessary for the growth of the business and major modernization to the working conditions. Therefore, by 1945, the adjoining factory was acquired, which made it possible to convert the Gold Street factory to accommodate offices, potting and firing. The new premises provided the decorating, finished products, packing and dispatch. Arthur Gredington was appointed modeller for animals of all kinds and is well known for this superb work of accurate and realistic animals. James Hayward also contributed to the high quality pieces from 1934 as Decorating Manager, then as Art Director from 1957, he designed almost 3,000 decorations, patterns and glazing. Albert Hallam contributed enormous skills when he joined Beswick at the age of 14 as apprentice mold-maker and became head of mold-making and a modeller, creating butterflies, horses, dogs and cats modelled after Arthur Gredingtonís retirement, including the Norwegian Fjord Horse. Beswick wares were extremely popular in England and abroad, being among the finest ceramics available, they achieved remarkable success with highly specialized lines including life-like models, grave and gay moods, equestrian figures, dogs modelled from famous prize-winners, birds in great variety, wild and domestic animals, fish, tobyjugs, saladware and cottage ware, and of course, the Beatrix Potter collection. In 1969, Beswick was sold to Royal Doulton, who continued to produce new models but reduced the number of colorways and withdrew many pieces. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4210

$26
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items.

This auction lot includes the following group of French-language titles published by Frederick Warne & Co., Inc. (London). All books, except first two listed, are in their dustjackets:

- Histoire de Pierre Lapin - No date provided - Translated by Victorine Ballon & Julienne Profichet
- Histoire de Jeannot Lapin - No date provided - Translated by Victorine Ballon & Julienne Profichet
- Le Tailleur de Gloucester - Dated 1967 - Translated by Deborah Chattaway
- Histoire de Monsieur Jeremie Peche-A-La-Ligne - No date provided - Translated by M. A. James
- Histoire de Toto le Minet - No date provided - Translated by M. A. James
- Histoire de la famille Flopsaut - No date provided - Translated by Victorine Ballon & Julienne Profichet
- Histoire de Poupette-A-L'Epingle - No date provided - Translated by Victorine Ballon & Julienne Profichet
- Sophie Canetang - No date provided - Translated by Victorine Ballon & Julienne Profichet

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4212

$10
This pair of antique postcards 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: Two real photo postcards of Cuba: one showing men in bathing suits wading ashore in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The men are presumably sailors from warships visible in the background (caption "ashore at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba" appears underneath image). Second postcard shows young boy sucking milk from udder of goat standing on small platform. Caption "A Cuban Kid" appears within image.
Year Range: circa 1910
Number of cards in this group: 2

Condition/Details: The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4213

$12
This lot includes the antique newspaper shown in the corresponding image. This issue of "Woman's Exponent" is dated December 15, 1879 (Volume 8, No. 14). The "Woman's Exponent" was published from 1872 to 1914. It was a monthly newspaper for women which began publication in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory in 1872. Originally conceived by leaders in the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), the Exponent was a generally accepted voice for the women of the LDS Church. However, the Exponent's editorial board and management also acted independently of the church hierarchy and had considerable influence in matters of Utah and national politics. Its editorials frequently championed both plural marriage and women's suffrage.

The front page of this newspaper contains a number of literary pieces as well as local and regional news. This issue has a total of eight pages, with additional local news, opinion pieces and several advertisements, including one for the Victor Sewing Machine. Among the pieces of note in this issue are "Mr. Jacob Bright on Colleges for Women," "The Theatre and the Temple," and "Emigration for Female Prisoners." This remarkably well-preserved paper has small punctures along the left-side margin. All texts are quite legible. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4214

$90
Title: Cuban Cookery: Gastronomic Secrets of the Tropics, with an Appendix on Cuban Drinks
Author: Blanche Z. de Baralt
Publisher: Molina & Cia. (Havana)
Printing Year: 1946

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright red title label to front cover, this volume is a scarce cookbook containing recipes for traditional Cuban food. Among the dishes presented in this book are jigote, green banana soup, stewed fish Cuban style, escabeche, moro crabs, Havanese eggs, picadillo, brain fritters, arroz con pollo, moros y cristianos, tamales, fried plantains, chayotes, pineapple fritters, mamey pudding and almond cheese. The work is illustrated with many vignettes. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages with red edges. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 158 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4216

$16
This antique and vintage postcard 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: President Abraham Lincoln: Centenary Anniversary, Funeral Car, St. Gaudens Statue, Log Cabin, Monument at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Proclamation of Emancipation, Gettysburg Address, Fairmount Park Monument
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 20

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4217

$80
This lot is part of a collection of rare and antique Beatrix Potter items including books, figurines, puzzles and other pieces, that we are selling during this auction. Review the rest of the catalog to see additional Beatrix Potter items. This particular lot includes the following Beswick figurine from the Beatrix Potter character series:

Character Name: Tabitha Twitchit
Description: Figurine of a cat stands wearing a blue and white striped dress and white apron. She holds a bar of pink soap and a yellow-orange sponge.
Height: 3.750"
Condition: This piece is in excellent condition, the colors remain bright and unfaded, there are no visible chips or cracks.

This figurine bears a backstamp which indicates the character's name, the Beswick - England mark and a copyright note from Warne and Company.

Beswick was a family-run business that began in 1894 and the label was not retired until 2002. The company was founded by James Wright Beswick with his sons John and Gilbert, and Johnís son, John Ewart. The business ran from the Gold Street Works as 'J. W. Beswick' until about 1918, and the firm gradually expanded its activities after WWI, in fancy pottery for the home and overseas markets. J. W. Beswick died in 1921 and his son in 1936. The Company then became a limited company named John Beswick, Ltd. with the Managing Director, John Ewart Beswick and his Sales Director Gilbert Beswick introducing new pieces to the line. In 1940, extensive reconstructions were necessary for the growth of the business and major modernization to the working conditions. Therefore, by 1945, the adjoining factory was acquired, which made it possible to convert the Gold Street factory to accommodate offices, potting and firing. The new premises provided the decorating, finished products, packing and dispatch. Arthur Gredington was appointed modeller for animals of all kinds and is well known for this superb work of accurate and realistic animals. James Hayward also contributed to the high quality pieces from 1934 as Decorating Manager, then as Art Director from 1957, he designed almost 3,000 decorations, patterns and glazing. Albert Hallam contributed enormous skills when he joined Beswick at the age of 14 as apprentice mold-maker and became head of mold-making and a modeller, creating butterflies, horses, dogs and cats modelled after Arthur Gredingtonís retirement, including the Norwegian Fjord Horse. Beswick wares were extremely popular in England and abroad, being among the finest ceramics available, they achieved remarkable success with highly specialized lines including life-like models, grave and gay moods, equestrian figures, dogs modelled from famous prize-winners, birds in great variety, wild and domestic animals, fish, tobyjugs, saladware and cottage ware, and of course, the Beatrix Potter collection. In 1969, Beswick was sold to Royal Doulton, who continued to produce new models but reduced the number of colorways and withdrew many pieces. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4218

$35
Title: Man with a Bull-Tongue Plow
Author: Jesse Stuart
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. Publishers
Printing Year: 1934 Second Printing in Rare Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with dark brown lettering, this volume is a scarce edition of this collection of 703 sonnets by Kentucky author Jesse Stuart (1907 - 1984). The book was described by the Irish poet George William Russell (who wrote poetry under the name of AE) as the greatest work of poetry to come out of America since Walt Whitman published "Leaves of Grass." Stuart was made poet laureate of the state of Kentucky in 1954, and in 1961 he received the award from American Academy of Poets.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. Small stain appears near upper right corner of front cover of dustjacket, and top 1/2" of spine has been chipped off, as has tip of outside corner of rear cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 361 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4220

$45
Title: History of the Valley of the Hudson: River of Destiny, 1609 - 1930
Editor: Nelson Greene
Publisher: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1931
Number of Volumes: Complete 5 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped imitation leather with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce history of the sixteen New York State Hudson River counties: New York, Bronx, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Greene, Columbia, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington, Warren, and Essex. This work contains biographical sketches, with portraits and genealogical data. The work contains frontispiece plates, in-text and full-page illustrations. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with library markings clearly visible at bottom of spines. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Front endpapers have library bar codes, pockets and due date slips. Library stamp appears on initial page of text blocks. The books measure approximately 7 1/2" x 10 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 4222

$18
This antique and vintage postcard 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: Cities, Landmarks and Landscapes in Pennsylvania: State Capitol, Harrisburg; Hershey Chocolate Company and railroad station, Hershey; Million Dollar Highway, Delaware Water Gap (with antique automobiles); Entrance, Interchange and Toll Gate on Pennsylvania Turnpike; Lake to Sea Highway (with antique automobiles); Soldiers' National Cemetery, Gettysburg; Bushkill Falls, etc.
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 60

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, bright color illustrations and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
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