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Celluloid Calendar and Telephone Note Book from 1928
1 Celluloid Calendar and Telephone Note Book from 1928
United States 1927 Two-ring Bound Good VG Booklet 
Tiny booklet measuring 2.5' by 3.25. Consists of two celluloid cover [sometimes called 'French Ivory'], with two plastic rings for a binding. Inside is a tiny calendar for 1928 and 9 leaves of printed stiff card for entering important telephone numbers. nly 3 leaves have been used, all in pencil. the front cover is ivory colored with a hand-painted illustration. The rear cover is solid black. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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International Walkathon Marathon, Vancouver, BC
2 International Walkathon Marathon, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC Canadian North West Amusement Co. Ltd. c1930 Good Leaflet 
Leaflet with contestants, program etc. for an International Walkathon Marathon,, Endurance Contest. held at the Arena Auditorium in vancouver. Undated, but arguably an early Depression-era event, c.1930. Size - 5.5" b 8.5", 4pp. Contains advertising for CJOR Radio Station. Not in great shape. has been folded and appears crumpled. Could be 'ironed' out. However, very scarce and unusual!  
Price: 30.00 USD
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Manuscript List of Person Paying Taxes on Dogs in Lewisboro, NY in 1847
3 Manuscript List of Person Paying Taxes on Dogs in Lewisboro, NY in 1847
Lewisboro, NY Lewisboro, NY 1847 Very Good Handwritten Manuscript 8x12 
Handwritten Document, being a 'List of persons names liable to pay taxes on dogs in the town of Lewisboro, June 5th, 1847'. 4pp, handwritten list of 100 names, number of dogs and amounts paid. 8" by 12.25", blue lined paper. Folded to 3.25" by 8" as per usual practise 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Quick Magazine: May 22, 1950
4 Quick Magazine: May 22, 1950
Des Moines, IA Cowles Magazines 1950 Vol. 2, No. 21 Stapled Wrappers Good Plus Weekly Magazine 
Mini-magazine, from the publishers of 'Look', published weekly in the USA. This issue features a cover photo of Groucho Marx. Size - 4" by 6", 64pp, photo illustrated. A light, general news-magazine, pocket-sized. A clean copy with a sound, stapled binding. Slight creasing to front wrapper. Weight, 40g. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Brochure for the AMI Model 'A' Jukebox, AMI
5 AMI Brochure for the AMI Model 'A' Jukebox
Los Angeles, CA AMI/M.S.Wolf Distributing c1946 Fine Brochure on card 4.25" x 6.25" 
Small but attractive brochure for the AMI Model 'A' Jukebox. This model was in production 1946-7 and was the first instrument to play recordings on both sides. Glossy blue card, folded once. One printed page on specifications - 40 lines. One, tipped-in, b&w illustration of the 'space helmet' looking machine. Mint and attractive! 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Hand-drawn Postcard on Birch Bark; c1910, ANON
6 ANON Hand-drawn Postcard on Birch Bark; c1910
USA Publisher Unknown c1910 VG+ Hand-drawn Postcard 3.5" by 5.5" 
Hand-drawn postcard with and image of five little pigs on a hand, a traditional verse, and a message on the back. Not postally used and not dated. Home-made, or possible purchased blank. The material is wood bark, probably birch. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Arrow Nationally Advertised Liqueurs: Favorite Recipes, ARROW LIQUEURS CO.
7 ARROW LIQUEURS CO. Arrow Nationally Advertised Liqueurs: Favorite Recipes
Detroit, MI Arrow Liqueurs Corp. Undated Very Good or Better Advertising Brochure 
Folding, advertising brochure from Arrow Liqueurs. Printed both sides, in color. The brochure is undated but appears to be 1930s or early 1940s. On the front side no fewer than 35 bottles of labelled liqueurs are shown - in color. Plus, a chart of glass shapes etc. The reverse, in chart form, shows numerous recipes for mixed drinks. Folded size - 6.5" by 4". Unfolded size - 16" by 12". Clean and unmarked. All folds are sound. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment, Manitoba, Canada, ATOMIC ENERGY of CANADA LIMITED
8 ATOMIC ENERGY of CANADA LIMITED Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment, Manitoba, Canada
Canada AECL c1966 Near Fine Folding Brochure 
Brochure for a Canadian Nuclear research Establishment located some 65 miles North East of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Opened in 1962 this brochure, which is not dated, seems to be from c1966. Size, 5.25" by 7" [folded] , 15.75" by 7" [opened]. 6 panels - text, 2 photos, diagram, map. AECL Publication No. 2488. Near Fine - bright, clean and unmarked. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Bell & Howell Home Movie Outfit Brochure: 1960, BELL & HOWELL
9 BELL & HOWELL Bell & Howell Home Movie Outfit Brochure: 1960
Chicago Bell & Howell 1960 VG Folding Brochure 
Brochure, in full colour, promoting the new Bell & Howell 'Matched Home Movie Outfit', consisting of a Movie Camera, Movie Projector and all necessary accessories. All for $189.95. Folded size of brochure - 7" by 10.75". Unfolds to 16.75" by 10.75". Printed both sides in color. Cklean ad unmarked. Old folds where once in an envelope. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Unmounted Bookplate of Walter Russell, Baron Brain, British Neurologist, BRAIN, Baron
10 BRAIN, Baron Unmounted Bookplate of Walter Russell, Baron Brain, British Neurologist
U. K. Baron Brain 1960s Fine, Unused Bookplate 
Attractive, unused bookplate of Walter Russell, Baron Brain of Eynsham, County Oxford. He was a famed British neurologist who wrote standard scientific works on the subject. In 1965 he attended at the deathbed of Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. Born in 1895, died in 1966. He was created Baronet in 1962 which would thus indicate the approx. date of the bookplate. Size - 4.75" by 5.75". Fully gummed on reverese. never mounted. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Gospel in Many Tongues: Specimens of 534 Languages in which the B&FBS has published or circulated the Word of God, BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY
11 BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY The Gospel in Many Tongues: Specimens of 534 Languages in which the B&FBS has published or circulated the Word of God
London British and Foreign Bible Society 1921 First edition Cloth VG hardcover 12mo 
Bible extracts in 534 languages. 139pp. 164g. 12.5 by 18.5 cm. Average condition, unmarked with a sound binding. Minor wear to cloth. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Black Orpheus Film program: Australia, 1960, CAMUS, Marcel - Director
12 CAMUS, Marcel - Director Black Orpheus Film program: Australia, 1960
Melbourne & Sydney Dawson & Selleck 1960 Stapled Wrappers VG Film Program 
Film programs from theatres in Australia showing the Academy Award-winning, Foreign Film , 'Black Orpheus - starring Marpessa Dawn, Breno Mello, Lea Garcia and others. 'All negro' cast. Size - 6.25" by 9.75", 8pp, photo illustrated, cast, background info etc. Clean except for an ink blot to bottom margin. Sound, stapled binding. Shipped via inexpensive lettermail. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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CEF: Last Pay Certificate, 1919, CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
13 CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE CEF: Last Pay Certificate, 1919
Vancouver, BC CEF 1919 Good Plus Two Legal Sheets 
Two legal sized sheets, partly printed, deatiling the last Pay Details for a Vancouver soldier in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces of WWI, on discharge. With original envelope. Size - 8.5" by 14", one side of sheet only. Old folds and minor wear to edges. A humble but uncommon document. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Carte-de-Visite Photograph of the Reverend A. M. Wilson, Editor of the Christian Times, CHRISTIAN TIMES
14 CHRISTIAN TIMES Carte-de-Visite Photograph of the Reverend A. M. Wilson, Editor of the Christian Times
England The Christian Times Portrait Gallery c1880 Very Good CDV Photograph 2.5" by 4" 
Photograph, from the Christian Times Portrait Gallery, of the Reverend A. M. Wilson, an Evangelical Union Minister at Bathgate, and one-time Editor of the Christian Times, a British periodical. Plain back. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Hot Coffee Vending Machine, 1950, COFFEE BAR LIMITED
15 COFFEE BAR LIMITED Hot Coffee Vending Machine, 1950
Hamilton, ON The Coffee Bar 1950 VG+ Dales Brochure 
Sales Brochure for a Hot Coffee Vending Machine. Color image on front; explanatory text in b&w on rest of pages. Size - 8.5" by 11", 4pp. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Envelope, Addressed and Postally Used in 1868 on Her majesty's Service, and Signed by the Sender, Post-free, Sir Henry Cole, COLE, Sir Henry [1808-1882]
16 COLE, Sir Henry [1808-1882] Envelope, Addressed and Postally Used in 1868 on Her majesty's Service, and Signed by the Sender, Post-free, Sir Henry Cole
London, England 1868 Very Good Used Envelope [Cover], Signed 5.5" by 3" 
An envelope used on her Majesty's Service, dated 1868. Sent by, and signed by, Sir Henry Cole [1808-1882], a very senior British Civil Servant. Sent Post-free on Government Business. Canceled 'Official Paid, London'. Receiving cancel on reverse. South Kensington Museum device to top right. Envelope is complete except for part of flap lost. Flap has adhered to the envelope. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Retail catalog of Leather Goods etc from Del Taglia of Florence , Italy, DEL TAGLIA LEATHER GOODS
17 DEL TAGLIA LEATHER GOODS Retail catalog of Leather Goods etc from Del Taglia of Florence , Italy
Florence, Italy B. Del Taglia Leather Goods c1960 Stapled Binding VG+ Retail Catalog 
Compact, Retail Catlog for an Italian firm of designer leather goods, located in Florence, Italy. Undated, circa 1960 by style. Strong on bags and purses, but many other leather items shown. Size - 4" by 8.5". 24pp, 97 articles described, all color photos. Weight, 38g. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Army and Navy Needle Book, DIAMOND SEWING NEEDLES
18 DIAMOND SEWING NEEDLES The Army and Navy Needle Book
Made in Occupied Japan Diamond Sewing Needles c1946 Fine Good Booklet of Needles 
Booklet of Sewing Needles in mint folder with original envelope. Made in Occupied Japan and so marked. C1945-9. All needles present in unopened packs. Size - 4.5" by 2.5", Mint condition! 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Jumbo Disneyland Postcard, 'Fantasyland - Monstro', J-20, DISNEYLAND INC.
19 DISNEYLAND INC. Jumbo Disneyland Postcard, 'Fantasyland - Monstro', J-20
Anaheim, CA Disneyland Inc. 1956-1966 Very Good+ Color Photo Postcard 
Scarce, early Disneyland, Jumbo sized, color photo postcard of Monstro at Fantasyland. Size - 3.5" by 11". Catalog No. J-20 [NT 0470. Unused and unmarked. Pin-hole at center top. Tiny, no edge waer, sharp corners, left. Otherwise clean and bright. Scarce in any condition. Sells for $150.00 in Fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Jumbo Disneyland Postcard, 'Main Street, USA - Band', J-10, DISNEYLAND INC.
20 DISNEYLAND INC. Jumbo Disneyland Postcard, 'Main Street, USA - Band', J-10
Anaheim, CA Disneyland Inc. 1956-1966 VG+ Color Photo Postcard 
Scarce, early Disneyland, Jumbo sized, color photo postcard of a Band on Main Street, USA. Size - 3.5" by 11". Catalog No. J-10 [NT 0380. Unused and unmarked. Pin-hole at center top. Tiny, 1cm cut to top edge, left. Otherwise clean and bright. Scarce in any condition. Sells for $150.00 in Fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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