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Carhart-Curd Hardware-Macon Ga-1862 BH
Item #: NEW-0015567

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This nice bill head is dated during the Civil War so is a Confederate imprint.  R H Leonard is one of the names I can read.  Looks great on the front but there is a large stain on the back. Carhart & Curd was a historic hardware store in Macon.            

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Price: $92.50 USD
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W W Scarborough-Fruits-Knoxville Tn-1902 Racist BH
Item #: NEW-0014431

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This rare billhead has condition problems.  Trimmed on the right side and the top corner is repaired with archival tape.  Stain on the left edge which is probably acidic toning.  

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Price: $57.50 USD
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Wheeler & Wilson Co-Savannah Ga-Graphic LH-Cover
Item #: NEW-0014360

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This letterhead and cover are dated July 10th 1876.  It has had some moisture damage evidenced by some rippling on both items.  There is slight running of the ink on the letter. The cover has staining on the front and back.  This Wheeler & Wilson Manufacturing company is not a maker of sewing machines. According to my research on the web, this company in Savannah produced tobacco. According to this link: http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/29289, the company was moved to Macon Georgia shortly after this letter was written due to the Yellow Fever epidemic in Savannah. The proprietor was W B Cleves and he wrote this letter in July of 1876 and the company was moved in September. I have been unable with my brief research to learn the history of the company when they moved to Macon.

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Price: $67.50 USD
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Bradshaw Novelty Co-1897 Graphic LH-Cover-East Liverpool Ohio
Item #: NEW-0014250

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Large, beautiful graphic of the Headley Revolving Sand Rigging, whatever that is.  From the Office of the Bradshaw Novelty Company, T. R. Bradshaw and H Headley, officers. Folds and a couple of tiny tears at the top.  Full graphics on the cover as well.  

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Price: $150.50 USD
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Grand Rapids Chair Company-Graphic Advertising Cover
Item #: NEW-0014010

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Beautiful advertising cover from a chair company in Grand Rapids Michigan. Cut at the right edge. Fancy cancel

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $67.50 USD
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Deadwood Dakota Territory-Merchants Hotel-1880's Letters
Item #: NEW-0013227

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There are three letters in this lot, one written by E G Hayes to his wife at the Merchants Hotel in St. Paul Minnesota. and the other two from the Merchant's Hotel in Deadwood, D T.  The graphic letter sheets showing the hotel was the letter addressed to the wife and is seven pages long.  The advertising cover is from the Hotel in Deadwood.  The cancel is indistinct but presumably from Deadwood. The content of all three letters (four pages) is regarding the struggles of E G Hayes to bring his ill son home.  He was a soldier at Fort Meade.  He was able to do some sight seeing while attempting to go to Fort Meade.  ""visiting the large gold quartz mills here to day.  Some of them the largest in the world and gold quartz in the hills here to? twenty five such mills running for one hundred years.  There is now thirteen mills running five new ones building within four miles of Deadwood, turning out from 25 ? $125.00 per month for each mill.  The Terry Mills pays profit from all expenses of $75.00 per month."

His travel plans involved taking a stage to Bismark and then from there on a stage to Fort Meade (a distance of 280 miles by stage according to Hayes) .  "I found Joseph in the hospital helpless by permission from the Dakota Department I will undertake to move him from Fort Meade to Fort Lincoln 280 miles by stage and if possible will get permission to bring him home from Fort Lincoln if he can stand the ride though General Sturgis promised to detail assistance in getting him through if I can engage a stage for the purpose to Lincoln"..." I don't know if he can stand it or not as his case is a bad one and no hopes for him here as is the opinion of Dr. Wilson Post Surgeon of Fort Meade..."

"Fort Meade is beautifully  located at the foot of the black hills near Bane Butte (?) pyramid.  Deadwood is located in the mountains and very romantic but full of people and teams."   

The fate of Joseph Hayes is unknown to me.E.G. Hayes was the President of the  Lawrenceburg Indiana National Bank.

I have not shown a scan of the third letter which is on the same advertising lettersheet from Deadwood.  There is only one cover in the lot.
 

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Price: $237.50 USD
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D G Beers-Newtown Conn-Buggy Parts Catalog-Cover
Item #: NEW-0013220

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The title of this little catalog is "Top and Trimmings".  It measures around six by five inches.  Cover spine separated to first staple but otherwise in excellent condition.  A insert stuck in the album identifies the date as 1898. Thirty eight pages of illustrations and content.  It was mailed in the large cover which also has great graphics.

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Price: $175.50 USD
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A Williford-Feed Stables-Charleston-1855 LS
Item #: NEW-0012867

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Complete letter, front to back.  One small edge tear. Queen Street in Charleston South Carolina

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Price: $27.50 USD
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B L Cox-Ethel P O South Carolina 1910-BH-Color
Item #: NEW-0012862

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Beautiful graphics showing a pig, turkey, duck and cabbage plants.  Light fold, stain and other light wear.

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $52.50 USD
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1907 Winchester Guns-Color Graphics-Bristol Tennessee
Item #: NEW-0012799

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Cancel is from Bristol Tennessee and advertising for the Mitchell-Powers Hardware Company in Bristol, Va-Tenn. Wear to the cover, the worst being the roughly opened edge and a long separation at the bottom edge.  See scan. to view the other wear.

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Price: $67.50 USD
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Gilmer-Taylor Grocers-Montgomery Al-1855 LS
Item #: NEW-0012188

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Nice large engraving on this letter sheet for grocers in Montgomery.  F M Gilmer Jr, William Taylor and Richard Jones.  Folds and some creasing on the blue rag paper.

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Price: $77.50 USD
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Bryden & McKay-Mobile Alabama-1840 Graphic Invoice
Item #: NEW-0012179

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Very early billhead of a dry goods merchant on Dauphin Street in Mobile.  Made out to Mrs. Miles.  Multiple folds which appeared have been pressed out. 

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Samuel Seay-Nashville-1848 Shipping Invoice
Item #: NEW-0012178

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This is the earliest merchant receipt that I have ever had from my home town.  April 1, 1848 "Rec'd from Samuel Seay & Son, in good order and condition, the Packages of Merchandise marked and specified in the Margin, which I engaged to deliver in the like good order, without delay, unto Ewing & Beirne at Huntsville paying carriage on the same at one dollar per 100 lbs.  Signed A Campbell.  "
The goods were shipped to Ewing & Beime-one box containing 1 stone, 645 lbs.  Evidently from the little graphic it was carried by horses and wagon.  More writing on the back. Rag paper with several tears at the right edge.  Some foxing. Here is some information on Samuel Seay found of the web and taken from the History of Davidson County

At different times he was engaged in the manufacture of gunpowder, soaps, oils, candles and rope, but he was best known as a wholesale grocer and commission merchant.  During his business career of forty years he was perhaps the most widely known of any merchant in Tennessee.  Among his associates in business were Joseph T. Elliston, Gen.Robert Armstrong, and Joseph H. Shepherd.

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P W Weeks-Port Gibson Mi-1874 Billhead
Item #: NEW-0012177

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Great graphics on this billhead from a dealer in groceries, liquors, and plantation supplies.  Fold with light crumpling.

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Price: $75.50 USD
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International Harvester-S C-1917-Color-LH
Item #: NEW-0012148

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Letterhead from Columbia South Carolina advertising the Columbus Wagon which won the highest award at the San Francisco Exposition.  One edge tear  Back is a Table of Values on their other products with graphics.

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Brownsville Female College-1859 Bill-Brownsville Tn
Item #: NEW-0012146

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This attractive bill was addressed to Col G M (or N) Bartlett for his ward Miss M F Pruden.  Signed by William Shelton.  The item measures 8 and a half by 7 and a half inches.  Two edge tears at left folds.  Blue rag paper with green and red print.

Brownsville Female Institute, founded in 1842 at Brownsville. This school flourished with moderate success until the beginning of the civil war, when its doors were closed.  It was under control of the Presbyterian Church.


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Price: $150.00 USD
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Lynn Co-Staunton Va-1887-Adv LS-Cover
Item #: NEW-0012128

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This company dealt in agricultural implements.  Note the nice graphic of one of their implements on the cover.  Cancel from Staunton.

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C A Litterer-1890-Buggies-Nashville
Item #: NEW-0011786

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Great letter sheet with a graphic covering a third of the page.  Two pages with same graphic.  CA Letterer who dealt in Seeds, Implements, Wagons, and Buggies.  Large tear at middle top repair

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The Yale Time Lock-1875-Circulars
Item #: NEW-0011315

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Two similar circulars, one measures 10 1/2 and the other 8 1/2 inches.  The company which made the Yale Locks was in Stamford Connecticut.  Both circulars open up but no graphics on the inside or back.  See scans. There is some wear to the folds.

Shipping Weight: 1.2 lbs
Price: $127.50 USD
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Terwilliger & Co-Double Burglar Proof Safe Circular
Item #: NEW-0011314

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This great paper item is larger than my scanner.  Large engraving of a safe.  Undated but the last date of the testimonials on the back is 1873.  Folds and a tiny tear at the top fold.  New York Company

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Price: $78.50 USD
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Jacob Richtman & Sons-Elsberry Missouri-1900 LH-Cover
Item #: NEW-0010368

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Two pages of a neat advertising letterhead but incomplete letter signed by J Richtman.  Super cover showing a steamboat with a cancel from Elsberry.  Business letter.

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $75.50 USD
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The Southern Farm-Henry W Grady-1880 Adv LH-Cover
Item #: NEW-0010322

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Unusual graphics showing portraits of two prominent Georgians who joined in the publication of The Southern Farm, Atlanta Ga.  Henry W Grady played a prominent part in urging his fellow Georgians to reconcile with the south through mutual farming interests.  Dr William L Jones was a former Confederate soldier who joined with Grady to be the Editor.  There is an entry on Grady on the web with the New Georgia Encyclopedia.   

Here is an amusing story about Grady that I found on the web. That sense of humor and quick wit got Grady through more than one difficult situation. Once at a banquet of northern elites, he was waxing eloquently about the brilliant prospects for northern investments in a New South determined to rise from the ashes of defeat. Suddenly, Grady spotted in the audience, General William T. Sherman, the celebrated Yankee soldier who was credited with defeating and burning much of Georgia, and particularly Atlanta, on his infamous "march to the sea." Without missing a beat, Grady acknowledged the general by noting that the people of Georgia thought Sherman an able military man, "but a might careless about fire."

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Price: $55.50 USD
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Elder-Conroy Hardware-Clarksville Tn-1910 Cover
Item #: NEW-0010083

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Please view the scans to see the condition problems on this scarce cover.  US Cartridges

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $67.50 USD
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W S Church- Fighting Cock Lot-Summit N C
Item #: NEW-009997

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This is a rare lot relating to the raising and selling of fighting cocks  The lost consists of a graphic advertising  cover and four inserts, three shown in the scans. 1.  Advertising letter sheet displaying to cocks and how much they cost.  The back contains "unsolicited testimonials", some including descriptions of the fights, 2.Insert titled Mountain Eagles Price List for the Year 1909.  Listing on the back which shows the prices for the various cocks. 3.Excerpts from letters received from his customers.  See scans.   

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $52.50 USD
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Planet Jr-Philadelphia Pa-Adv Cover-1907 Color
Item #: NEW-009993

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Love these color envelopes.  Trimmed at the right edge.  See the scan.  Included in the lot are the letter and a flyer.

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $87.50 USD
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Breslauer Bill Posting-Minneapolis-1900-LS-Adv Cover
Item #: NEW-009852

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Great color graphics on this lettersheet signed Mr & Mrs. Breslauer and advertising envelope cancelled from Minneapolis Minnesota. Michael Breslauer was an important pioneer in the outdoor advertising area.

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $47.50 USD
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Antigo Wisconsin-Antigo Opera House Paper Lot
Item #: NEW-009850

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Included in this lot are three pages on the Antigo Opera House Co dated 1904.  Note the acidic marking on the front page only. Content relates to plans for the new bowling alley.   An advertising palm card for the "New Opera House" with the photograph of the building on the front and the back reads Beimer & Huefner advertising the New Opera House Buffet and in heavy print Bowling Alleys in connection.  A small flyer advertising the opening of the bowling alley plus Hot Roast Pig.  It must have been a grand event.  Finally all of these items were mailed in a beautiful envelope showing a great street scene of Antigo Wisconsin.  Cancel on the front from Antigo.  Small chip out of the lower right hand corner.  The reverse is covered completely with facts about Antigo.  Cancel from Fountain City Wisconsin, at least I think that is what it says.  

Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Price: $87.50 USD
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Ithaca Guns Envelope-Strong Graphics
Item #: NEW-009849

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Graphic, advertising envelope.  Unused.  Minor wear.  "Still boring Ithaca Guns."

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $55.50 USD
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Gale's Horse Hay Rake-Engraved Broadside
Item #: NEW-008206

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Great advertising broadside, probably from the late 1700's or early 1880's for Gale's Patent Horse Hay Rake. Displayed at the Michigan State Fairs for several years. Albion Michigan. Measures 12 by 7 inches. Three folds which some separations at the fold. Some edge wear. Horse

Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Price: $77.50 USD
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Gray-Fall Co-Nashville-Winchester Shot Guns-Cover
Item #: NEW-007857

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Postally unused advertising cover from Gray, Fall & Company in Nashville Tennessee accompanied by a advertising lettersheet. Features a gun-Winchester Repeating Shot Guns-Repeating and single shot rifles and reloading tools. Price of the gun on the front $25.00. The back also features two different Winchester models. Personal letter is addressed to Edward Hicks and in the hand of S M D Clark. Cover roughly torn on the back. See scan. This would be a great go-with for the Winchester collector.

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $85.50 USD
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F P White's Saloon Hall-Dos Cabezos AZ
Item #: NEW-004667

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Great item from the wild west, letterhead for F P White's Saloon and Billiard Hall in Dos Cabezos Arizona, dated August 27, 1895. Folds, with an inch tear at one of the folds. Crease and wear to the edges. Dos Cabezos Arizona is now a ghost town, It was formerly the home of "Big Nose Kate," who was the girl friend of Doc Holliday. Letter is signed by White and addressed to the Wells brother in Coffeyville Kansas, famous for a bank robbery by the Dalton gang which ended in their deaths.

Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Price: $125.50 USD
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Champion Safe+ Cover-1860 Letter Head
Item #: NEW-004588

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Neat graphics on this letter sheet from a company in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Cover postmarked from Philly.

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $50.50 USD
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Winchester Rifle 1880 Illustrated Letter Head
Item #: AME-000828

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Eight and a half by five inch stationary ruled paper with great graphics. titled Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Dated Oct. 21, 1880 from New Haven Connecticut. Folds but otherwise in great condition. This appears to be an autograph letter signed by W W Winchester, President I believe that W W stands for William Wirt Winchester who was the son of Oliver Winchester, founder of the company, who developed the Henry Rifle which was used extensively during the Civil War by the North. William, heir to the Winchester empire died on March 7, 1881, which would be just a few months after this letter was written. This is a business letter, seeking supplies.This would be a nice go with for the Winchester collector.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $200.50 USD
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Catalog Updated
10/20/2017 3:48:00 PM
God Save the Southern Land-Illustrated Confederate Imprint

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