COLLECTION OF 8 (Eight) – “LITTLE LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS” – MINIATURE BOOKS
I had a very large lot of 28 titles of the “LITTLE LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK” series that I sold in November of 2018 on eBay. In searching in my “stash” of miniature books I just found eight more of these books that measure about 2 3/4 inches square. Offered as a lot are six different titles along with two duplicates. Lots of fun to read with a little one, or to decorate your doll house, and a nice addition for your miniature book or children’s book collection.
Included are: Number 11 – WE HELP MOMMY Number 12 – BABY FARM ANIMALS – with some wear Number 17 – THE VERY BEST HOME FOR ME! Number 18 – LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD Number 22 – THE THREE BEARS Number 24 – JACK AND THE BEANSTALK DUPLICATES – to share Number 18 – LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD Number 22 – THE THREE BEARS
1940-1948 AMERICAN COLLECTOR MAGAZINE – NINE YEARS 107 ISSUES
I have a run from 1940 through 1948, but with only the April 1946 missing. Nine years complete except for the one issue – thus a total of 107 issues. Edited by Thomas H. Ormsbee (he wrote American furniture books) and later on by Malcolm Vaughan, and with Ruth Webb Lee (glass authority) consulting. Published monthly by Collectors Publishing Company in New York City. Spot checking the issues run from about 20-28 pages each. Articles on all aspects of early American antiques, great ads, and wonderful reference material.
The earlier issues measure about 10 1/4 by 12 3/4 inches, and then it went to about 9 1/4 by 12 inches. PLEASE NOTE – From storage there is a faint “musty odor” which you can occasionally note fanning pages. This is typical of the type of paper used when stored over time – but not bad – my late-bride taught me to be super sensitive, and I prefer to make note for the next owner. Each pile below is a year of the magazine.
PRICE – $725 for the entire lot Shipping – FREE in the US – to keep weight down I will ship in two cartons. ORDERING INFORMATION
1924-25 WHITE MOUNTAIN NATURAL CURIOSITY BOOKLETS – BOXED SET OF SIX (6)
In the 1920s, Guy Roberts of Whitefield, New Hampshire, published a number of booklets of the natural beauty and wonders of the White Mountain tourist areas. Roberts loved the area, and the Old Man of the Mountains. In 1906 he discovered the condition of the Old Man, and advocated for measures to be taken to secure the rocks.
His booklets are often found, and when found run $25 and up. His booklets measure about 3 1/4 inches by 6 1/4 inches, and in some instances the text opens up on a fan-fold sheet. Boxed sets were sold, and this auction is for one of the Roberts’ Series in the original box. The paper label from the box top is chipped and loose, and the sides of the box top lid are lacking as you will see later – below are the booklets in this set:
THE PROFILE AND HOW IT WAS SAVED – 1924 Fifth Edition – fan-fold 22 pages THE FLUME AND ALL ABOUT IT – 1924 Second Edition – fan-fold 16 pages INDIAN HEAD: ITS DEBUT AND LEGENDS – 1924 Third Edition – fan-fold 10 pages THE WILLEY SLIDE: ITS HISTORY, LEGEND AND ROMANCE – 1924 Second Edition – 44 pages LOST RIVER AND GOING THRU IT – 1925 Second Edition – 28 pages THE GREAT CARBUNCLE; CHRISTUS INDEX; and, THE GREAT STONE FACE – 1924 Second Edition – 48 pages
On the shelf in my shop for $100 for the set offering to my website customers for $87.50 Order Number – 69882 Ordering Information
Among the things my late-bride collected, I just discovered over thirty baskets that were put away, essentially never used – if used, at most once, but does not show. They need new homes to use on picnics, as gift baskets, or simply for decoration. As I began typing this I remembered, turned around, and there on display above my kitchen cabinets are nine more. Here is a start on what I have photographed and described – check back as I have about 16 more to go.
PETERBORO FRUIT & NUT BASKET – NEVER USED
This basket she had purchased to give as gift, but that never happened. As you may have heard, sadly the company can no longer get the wood splits it has used, and will close sometime the Fall of 2022 when they run out of material. I have already sold two Peterboro Baskets, now off to new home.
In the original box with all paperwork and Certificate of Authenticity is the Fruit & Nut Basket – diameter about 10 3/4 inches and about 4 inches high. Note leather handles and plastic liner – $35
Below are seven Longaberger products separately ranging in price from $7 to $45
The Longaberger Company manufactured handcrafted maple and wood baskets and other home and lifestyle products. The company opened in 1973, was acquired in 2013 by CVSL, Inc., and closed in 2018. The following year, Xcel Brands acquired the intellectual property and relaunched the brand. Founded by Dave Longaberger , the family-owned and -operated company used multi-level marketing to sell its products. Started in Dresden, Ohio, the company moved to Newark, Ohio in 1997.
1- Bread basket divider – small – about 5 inches across at widest point – still wrapped – item 50016 – $7 (pictured with the Cake / Pie Basket)
2- Bread basket divider – large – about 7 5/8 inches across at widest point – $10 (pictured with the Cake / Pie Basket)
In my “galleries” below you may click images for larger views.
3- 1993 – Cracker Basket – with cloth and plastic liners – about 11 1/2 inches by about 5 1/4 inches wide – $35
4- 1994 – Multi-purpose server basket – can use as large server (about 14 inches by about 7 1/2 inches) with burgundy cloth liner and plastic liner — and then there are two half inserts (both with flower cloth liners and plastic inserts measuring about 6 by 6 1/2 inches each) – $45
5- 1994 – Sleigh Basket – used often as a wine caddy or for fruits or vegetables – base about 7 inches – about 7 inches high at high point – $25
6- 1994 – Large Serving Tray – measures about 20 1/2 inches long by about 14 inches wide at widest point, and about 3 1/2 inches tall. – $45
7- Cake or Pie Basket with wooden divider shelf that can be used as a centerpiece stand. Basket measures about 12 inches square with handles, sides about 6 inches high. Table sits inside basket, and is 3 inches tall – $45
THREE PIECE PICNIC SET
A nice light-weight set purchased at NORDSTRUMS (tag still attached) probably about 25 years ago, and never used. Basket is about 12 inches square, wine cooler about 8 inches tall, and silver/napkin caddy measures about 12 x 7 1/2 inches – $20
WOODEN GRAB HANDLE BASKET
I like this basket with the wooden handles – perfect for sewing/knitting material next to your chair, or whatever. A couple little breaks in the reeds on the bottom, but with a cushion or things in the basket you will never notice. Measures about 15 inches by 11 1/2 inches and sides are about 5 1/2 inches – $22.50
GIFT BASKET – SUBSTANTIAL
Yes – will call it a gift basket since we purchased this filled at a charity auction – so used once. Measures about about 16 by 10 1/2 inches and about 7 1/2 inches deep. And I will leave in the filler so you can make your own gift basket – $25
CLASSIC PICNIC BASKET
Ready (to be packed) for the beach or that special secluded spot with a favorite beau. Measures about 16 by 12 1/2 inches with sides about 7 3/4 inches deep. Handles when up are 8 inches above rim. – $45
ROUND – DARK STAINED BASKET
Hey, I am too honest – nothing really special about this, except the applied staining. Measures about 1o inches in diameter – sides about 7 3/4 inches, and handle extends up about 8 inches from the sides – How about $15
This is a wonderful example of workmanship, style and color arrangement. Use to hold magazines, and whatever your desire. Measures about 18 by 8 3/4 inches and 10 inches deep. Handles when up extend up about 7 inches. $40 — NOW SOLD
Alright – this is a start – I have about 16 more baskets to photograph and describe here. But, if you are local, you may arrange a visit to examine and purchase these baskets. Contact information is on my order page.
1858 – MAP OF CHESHIRE CO. NEW HAMPSHIRE FROM ACTUAL SURVEY BY L. FAGAN and EARLY KEENE MAPS
Reprinted by OLD MAPS of West Chesterfield, NH in 1981, and with An Historical Sketch of The Map by David R. Proper. The is a complete reproduction of the 1858 Map of Cheshire County, N.H. The original is a large wall hanging scroll that measures 25 feet. I have seen a few originals, and they are usually in tatters. That large wall map is reproduced here on 36 single sheet pages with additional engravings. This set has been sewn together and bound in boards. When seen usually it is in a boxed set – I have a boxed set in the shop for $125. The binding and maps measure about 14 inches by 17 1/4 inches.
I am including a copy of EARLY MAPS OF KEENE NEW HAMPSHIRE 1733-1892 – WITH A NARRATIVE HISTORY, 46 pages. Also published by OLD MAPS in West Chesterfield, in 1983. This is a well used and worn, taped copy. Measures about 11 inches by about 14 inches. In the shop I have a set without faults for $25
in the image below the entire wall map (that measures 25 square feet) is pictured – this reproduction provides the entire map in sections. Note how the leaves have been sewn together on left gutter.
and below are two sample spreads from the worn Keene map booklet – which I am essentially adding in as a bonus. (when I have it in the shop I sell it for $25).
SORRY – SOLD THIS WORN PAIR IMMEDIATELY but I still have the individual copies mentioned above feel free to contact me on those
AMOSKEAG MANUFACTURING COMPANY – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS AND OTHER MATERIAL – 1929-1936 – Three Volume Archive
Compiled by Alice Atkins Rauch (1904 – 1974), wife of Henry Edward Rauch (1902 – 1994), Agent, Amoskeag Manufacturing, a textile company. Rauch, had a long career in the textile industry, and retired as chairman of Burlington Industries in 1967.
“Rauch began working for the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, a textile company, starting as a bookkeeper in 1922. He was with Amoskeag for 14 years, progressing rapidly in responsibility. In 1928 he began a seven-year stint overseeing the textile mills in Manchester, New Hampshire. During this time, he was involved in negotiations with members of the company labor union, closely involved with salary negotiations, as well as being a witness to a number of strikes, some violent, during the period 1933-1935. In 1936, he assisted with the liquidation of Amoskeag after it declared bankruptcy and was affected by a massive flood.” – Duke University archives. – With a life long interest in education he served as chairman of the Bentley College Board of Trustees and as vice-chairman of the Duke University Board of Trustees.
Founded in 1810, The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company manufactured textiles in Manchester, New Hampshire. It grew throughout the 19th century into the largest cotton textile plant in the world. At its peak, Amoskeag had 17,000 employees and around 30 buildings. The New England textile industry shifted to the Southern U.S., and on Christmas Eve, 1935, the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company abruptly closed its doors and filed for bankruptcy. A serious flood in 1936 sealed the company’s fate, and the vast complex was liquidated. By 1937, half the buildings were occupied by other businesses. Today the original mills have been refurbished and renovated, and house offices, restaurants, various companies, college branches, art studios, apartments and a museum
This archive covering the last years of Amoskeag is bound in three post binders, each measuring about 11 1/2 inches by about 14 1/2 inches. Various documents and newspapers clippings have been assembled in photocopies as follows:
AMOSKEAG MFG. CO.- JULY 1929 – OCT. 2, 1935 – 143 numbered pages plus fold-outs and additional material laid in.
AMOSKEAG MFG. CO.OCT. 1935 -NOV. 1936 – 188 numbered pages plus fold-outs and much additional material laid in, including a “Summary of Twenty Nine and One Half Years of Operation January 1, 1906 to June 30, 1935.”
MERRIMACK RIVER FLOOD OF MARCH 18-19, 1936 – PHOTOS AND OTHER AMOSKEAG & DUMAINE PHOTOS AND ARTICLES OF INTEREST – pages not completely numbered as in other volumes. As seen in images, this is the thinnest volume – possibly about 100 pages
Following are some sample pages – the image showing some ink spots on the newsprint is the only example I have seen of a bad photocopy in this archive.
FIRST EIGHT ISSUES — THE POSTCARD COLLECTOR ANNUAL & PRICE GUIDE – A STANDARD REFERENCE FOR TODAY’S DELTIOLOGIST
Included as a lot are these one owner (from my own library) first 8 issues of this publication starting with the first edition in 1991. I have an extensive postcard reference book library, and over 30,000 postcards that I need to thin out and let others enjoy. From the front cover of the first issue, included are: Directory of clubs, dealers, shows, suppliers; Feature Articles; Postcard Collector Index. Basically looking new, and unread (few faint bumps lower corner):
1991 – First Edition – 80 pages 1992 – Second Edition – 90 pages 1993 – Third Edition – 106 pages -Commemorating 100 years of the postcard 1994 – Fourth Edition – 90 pages 1995 – Fifth Edition – 90 pages – The Marketplace for Postcard and Paper Collectibles 1997 ANNUAL – Sixth Edition – 90 pages – Preserving the Past – Standard Reference to the Postcard Hobby 1998 ANNUAL – Seventh Edition – 106 pages 1999 ANNUAL – Eighth Edition – 98 pages
and below some sample interior pages
PRICE – $80 for the eight – Order Number 72299 Shipping – $7.95 packed in cardboard and with tracking Ordering Information
1965 – ECCLESIASTES OR, THE PREACHER DRAWINGS BY BEN SHAHN – LIMITED EDITION
ECCLESIASTES OR, THE PREACHER IN THE KING JAMES TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE with drawings by BEN SHAHN, engraved in wood by STEPHAN MARTIN, calligraphy by DAVID SOSHENSKY – Printed and Published at The Spiral Press, New York, 1965 – One of 285 numbered copies, and signed by the artist, engraver, calligrapher, and printer (Ben Shahn, Stephan Martin, David Soshensky, and Joseph Blumenthal).
Very good, vellum style spine, black covered boards, protected in fold over boards that then slides into a slipcase. Measures about 10 inches by 13 14/ inches. Only detraction is some old soiling on the white “vellum” probably from hand oils and then storage in the slipcase – UNCOMMON
Even if you did not live in the Philadelphia area in the mid-20th century and remember this iconic store, as a book lover you have probably heard of the store. When I used to buy estates when my shop was in Haddonfield, NJ, across the river from Philadelphia, I often also acquired some wonderful memorabilia from the store. Well, I finally posted a page that you may enjoy visiting to read of the store and its history, see some memorabilia and maybe even buy something.
c1766 – 14 ORIGINAL ENGRAVINGS – MOST DESIGNED BY GUISEPPE ZOCCHI
An interesting assortment of engravings, ten of which come from the Four Volume Set – Serie di ritratti d’uomini illustri toscani con gli elogj storici dei medesimi consacrata a Sua Altezza Reale il Serenissimo Pietro Leopoldo published between 1766 to 1773. Italian title translates to – “Series of portraits of illustrious Tuscan men with historical praise of the same consecrated to His Royal Highness the Most Serene Pietro Leopoldo”
These clipped engravings from the book(s) were stored with a collection of Grolier Club ephemera, thus probably a “well-healed” collection – hopefully not the person who clipped these out. Using the initials engraved on the head-pieces, and the wording on the back side of those pieces, I was able to narrow down the publication and learn that both the Allegorical head-pieces and the Decorative Initials come from this set published in Florence. Engraved by Francesco Allegrini (initials also on the head-pieces) and published by Guiseppe Allegrini. Included in the lot are:
1 – Three Allegorical head-pieces – these were clipped from the top of the pages, and also trimmed horizontally since I learned the pages are wider (with wide margins) at the top. You can see this from the back side image – these three are trimmed to about 8 7/8 inches wide to about 3 3/8 inches and the larger about 4 inches.
2 – Seven Leading Decorative Initials from the same publication, including: C – D – F (2 copies from different pages) – L – P – V — etching image sizes about 2 inches by 2 1/4 inches each
3 – Four pieces that I could not identify as to engraver or publication – including Decorative Initial I; and, three decorative fillers or tail-pieces.
A nice collection to have for duplication and use in your own publication.