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Lot 302.  1955 Original Calendar Featuring the “Golden Dreams” Pin-Up Image of Marilyn Monroe. The 10” x 17” calendar provides an 8” x 10” color image of the famous actress and model. Moderate stains are along the edges of the rolled calendar, which contains no advertising. The Monroe photo is unaffected except for a small part of the gold frame and a miniscule spot in the lower right corner. The calendar pages are intact. Monroe was only 22 when this photo was taken in 1949. Financially desperate at the time, she was paid only $50 for this pose on red velvet.
Winning Bid $403     


Lot 535.  4 Vintage Non-Sport Books – Kentucky History, W. H. Belk and a McGuffey’s Reader. The oldest book in the group is “McGuffey’s New Sixth Eclectic Reader: Exercises in Rhetorical Reading, with Introductory Rules and Examples” by William H. McGuffey, 1857, g+ to vg hardback. This 460-page book, which focuses on formal speaking, contains classic literature and orations by Patrick Henry, Dickens, Scott, Irving, Shakespeare, Longfellow and others. In another hardback, Elizabeth Shelby Kinkead provides “A History of Kentucky,” 1896, 288 pages including some illustrations, vg. A snapshot of the U.S. and the world are provided in “The Cincinnati Commercial Tribune Almanac and World Encyclopedia 1898,” a 448-page g+ softcover. The life of “William Henry Belk: Merchant of the South” is presented by LeGette Blythe in a 1958 hardback, ex+. Belk created the eponymous chain of retail stores in the southeast and was a merchandising innovator.
Minimum Bid $20     


Lot 536.  3 Vintage Mathematics Books – 2 by Joseph Ray, 19th Century Math Educator. All three books are hardbacks without dust jackets. Ray was a Cincinnati area medical doctor who became a high school teacher and principal and then a college professor. Mathematics was his specialty, and he wrote a series of books that were used as arithmetic and algebra textbooks in much of the U.S. in the 19th and early 20th centuries. He was only 47 when he died in 1855, but posthumous sales of his books were strong. By 1913, his series of books had sold an estimated 120 million copies, with annual sales estimated at 250,000. Total sales put him in the same class as the Bible, “Webster’s Dictionary” and McGuffey’s Readers. His two books here are “Ray’s Higher Arithmetic: The Principles of Arithmetic, Analyzed and Practically Applied for Advanced Students,” 1856, published by Wilson, Hinkle & Co., g+, pencil writing on front end-paper, back end-paper missing. And “Ray’s New Higher Arithmetic: A Revised Edition of the Higher Arithmetic,” 1890, published by American Book Co., p+, leather missing from the spine, binding loose, front end-paper and some page inside written on in pencil. The third book is “The Pilot Arithmetics: Book One,” by Lou Belle Stevens and James H. Van Sickle, 1923, illustrated front cover, vg. If “new math” or some other modern arithmetic system has you puzzled and perplexed, you can return to basics with the 1,000+ pages of math in these three volumes.
Minimum Bid $20     


Lot 537.  1888 Stereoview of President Grover Cleveland and His Running, Mate Allen G. Thurman Although Cleveland and Thurman narrowly won the popular vote in the presidential election of 1888, they lost in the Electoral College by a wide margin to Benjamin Harrison, elected President, and Levi P. Morton, Vice President. The photography on this Stereoview, #1427A published by Littleton View Co. and sold by Underwood & Underwood, shows excellent contrast and is well focused. Ex+.
Minimum Bid $10     


Lot 538.  7 Late 19th and Early 20th Century Publications – “Harper’s,” “Mid-Week Pictorial,” Etc. 1. The earliest is the March 21, 1896 issue of “Harper’s Weekly.” The cover has an illustration by William Allen Rogers, who succeeded Thomas Nast as the publication’s political cartoonist. Inside are articles on war with the Barbary pirates, an illustration of a Kurdish village, and an illustrated article on Kenyon Cox’s work in the New Congressional Library. Staples removed, otherwise vg-ex. 2-3. Two “Mid-Week Pictorials” from the “New York Times” are from Sept. 25, 1919 and May 4, 1922. G-vg. Subjects include Lawrence of Arabia, and parades in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia featuring Gen. Pershing. One page in the 1922 issue is devoted to baseball and pictures Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb (separately). 4. The other publications are “The Woman’s Magazine,” billed as having the “Largest Paid Subscription of any Publication in the World,” g+, and 5-7. Three issues of “Comfort,” a W. H. Gannett publication. The issues, from Nov. 1907, March 1909 and Feb. 1921, range from p-f to g. Cover subjects include President William Howard Taft and Teddy Roosevelt and “Ladies of the White House” as “Women who have helped to make American History.” These three publications contain romance stories or articles.
Winning Bid $20     


Lot 539.  3 Vintage Photos Depicting Early 1900s Motor Transportation – Stanley Steamer, Etc. 1. Sepia 8” x 10” photo of a Stanley Steamer in front of the U.S. Capitol. Vg-ex, linen-backed, some lines of the vehicle highlighted for publishing. The photo is by Harris & Ewing of Washington, D.C. 2. Sepia 5.25” x 7” photo of the D.C. “Sight Seeing Automobile Coach” with seven passengers and the driver aboard. Vg on a 7” x 9” damaged mount. 3. Sepia 2.5” x 4.25” photo of a driver and his convertible on a 4.25” x 5.75” mount.
Winning Bid $15     


Lot 540.  5 Turn-of-the-Century Cumberland, MD, Photos, 4 Showing Horse-Drawn Vehicles. Each of these black & white photos is nm-m, shows strong contrast and is mounted on a 5.5” x 6.5” card that is ex or better. In one photo, a child stands on the back of a work horse. In three different photos, a horse pulls a delivery vehicle for Peerless Family Laundry of 190 Mechanic St. in Cumberland. And in the fifth, two women are ready to travel in a horse-drawn carriage.
Winning Bid $10     


Lot 541.  4 Different News Photos Covering the Funeral of President William Howard Taft. . President of the U.S. from 1909-13 and Chief Justice from 1921-30, William Howard Taft passed away on March 8, 1930. Four 8” x 10” news photos, including two from the Pacific & Atlantic Photos news service, provide images from President Taft’s funeral. One photos shows a horse-drawn caisson, accompanied by a military guard of honor, transporting the President’s casket to the Capitol to lie in state. Ex photo with newspaper editing marks. Two photos, one at a distance and one close-up, show the casket being carried up the Capitol steps. The distant shot, which has many people standing in the rain in front of the Capitol, has a chipped lower right corner and two punch holes along the right edge and several light-to-moderate creases. The close-up, from P. & A. Photo, is missing a 3 ½” x 2” section from the upper right corner and has several tears and moderate creases. The fourth photo, also from P. & A. Photo, shows political and diplomatic notables at President Taft’s gravesite in Arlington Cemetery. At the center of the photo are President and Mrs. Herbert Hoover. This photo is vg-ex.
Minimum Bid $20     


Lot 542.  4 Presidential Inauguration Publications – for Wilson, Truman, Johnson and Carter. This collection comprises inauguration programs for Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Harry S. Truman and books covering the inaugurations and promoting the agendas of Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter. 1. The Official Program for Woodrow Wilson’s presidential inaugural on March 4, 1913, contains 32 pages detailing the day’s events and participants. It has the Great Seal of the United States on the front cover and includes six pages of “Points of Interest” in Washington, D.C. Vg-ex softcover. 2. Stars appear above an artist's rendering of iconic Washington, D.C. landmarks on the full-color front cover of President Harry S. Truman’s Inaugural Program. “ United We Stand Divided We Fall” is on the cover of this softcover program, and inside are 72 pages that include a letter from President Truman, short biographies of the President, Mrs. Truman and Vice-President Alben Barkley, illustrations or photos of previous inaugurations, and inaugural remarks from previous Presidents. Other interesting historical information and remarks are included. Vg+ to ex. 3. “Inaugural 1965,” a 120-page hardback on the inauguration of President Lyndon Baines Johnson titled “Threshold of Tomorrow: The Great Society.” This hardbound book offers extensive historical information and is profusely illustrated with both color and black & white photos. No dust jacket, front cover with a paste-down photo of the Capitol while President Johnson is taking the oath of office, nm-m. 4. “The Official 1977 Inaugural Book” for President Jimmy Carter is titled “A New Spirit, A New Commitment, A New America.” This 128-page hardbound book includes President Carter’s inaugural address, a lengthy history of the presidency by political scientist James David Barber, biographies of President Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale, and numerous color photos from their inauguration. Ex dust jacket, nm-m book.
Winning Bid $30     


Lot 543.  6 Books – Fiction, Non-Fiction and Humor – with a Washington, D.C., Focus. One of the books, a novel titled “Sally Salt,” is by MRS. WOODROW WILSON, 1912 hardback, Syndicate Publishing, vg, no dust jacket. “The Mirrors of Washington” is an unusual 1921 offering from G. P. Putnam’s Sons, with the author listed as “Anonymous” and “Cesare” as the source of 14 cartoons. The actual author is Clinton Wallace Gilbert. The book takes a critical and sometimes humorous look at leading U.S. politicians and other figures, including Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover and Bernard Baruch. Vg hardback, no dj. Original copies of this book seem to be somewhat scarce, and many reprints are pricey. Humor is the intent of Gerald Gardner’s “photo-comic strip” or “News-Reals” subtitled “Who’s in charge here?” with comically-created situations involving Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, Fidel Castro and other international figures. The 1963 softcover is ex. John F. Kennedy is also featured in “Kennedy or Nixon: Does it make any difference?” by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., vg hardback, no dj. The other books are: “Women in Congress,” Essie E. Lee, 1979 ex-library hardback, and “Washington Confidential,” Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer, 1951 paperback, vg+.
Winning Bid $15     


Lot 544.  4 Portfolios of Classic Paintings from NBC and the National Art Society. In 1939-40, the network and the art society issued four portfolios of prints from paintings by such artists as Dürer, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, El Greco, Rubens, Reynolds, Millet, Kent, Monet, Picasso, Renoir, Rembrandt, Homer, Benton, Holzhauer, Martelly and Ganso. Generally, these prints are approximately 11” x 14”, with some larger and some smaller. Each of the first three portfolios was issued with 16 prints, and the last, with 18. Sixty-two of the 66 prints are present. Their condition ranges from vg to nm-m and averages ex+. The prints in the first three portfolios carry a copyright by the National Committee for Art Appreciation, and the last, by the National Art Society. Among the prints are Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam,” Picasso’s “Motherhood,” Gauguin’s “Tahitian Women,” Benton’s “Lassoing Horses” and Watrous’ “Madonna and Child.” These prints are excellent for display or for an art appreciation class.
Winning Bid $30     


Lot 545.  Washington, D.C., Vintage Photo Collection – Colorized Photos and Portfolios. Eight colorized photos of various sizes are part of this collection. Two different capture the U.S. Capitol. Each is about 6” x 8” and nm. Two 8” x 10” photos and one 5” x 7” show the Lincoln Memorial, with cherry blossoms in the foreground. Ex-m. One of the 8 x 10s has a blurred image, which may or may not have been photographed or printed that way for artistic effect. Two other photos, one 8” x 10” and one 7” x 9”, show light colorization. The larger image is of the White House, and the smaller, the Washington Monument with cherry blossoms in the foreground. There also is a 7” x 9” color photo of the Jefferson Memorial. These photos are framed, but we could ship them unframed. The glass on the photo with the Washington Monument is cracked, and we can either unframe the photo or ship it as it. Two portfolios contain undated, offset-printed black & white photos, possibly from 1940s or earlier negatives. One portfolio comprises “Ten Beautiful Aero Views of Washington, D.C.” by Nesco Prints. Each photo is about 9.25” x 12” (6.25” x 8.5” image area). The Capitol, the White House, Mount Vernon and other areas in and around the city are shown. Ex-m to nm. The “Washington Portfolio” consists of 32 b&w 8.5” x 11” photos (7” x 9.25” image area) by Thomas N. White. Washington buildings, monuments and some geologic formations are pictured. Ex to ex-m. Fifty photos of the nation’s capital!
Minimum Bid $25     


Lot 546.  Christmas and Related Collectibles – Sheet Music, Catalogs, Children’s Books, Etc. 14 items. 1. Christmas card booklet with a “Complete Collection of the Henen Steiner Rice Verses Read by Aladdin on the Lawrence Welk Show,” 1966 first edition, 36 pages, ex-m. 2. “The Night Before Christmas,” 9.5” x 11.75” children’s books, serrated edges, 12 pages illustrated by Florence Sarah Winship, vg, 3. “My Washington Home,” die-cut 7” x 12” publication with Santa Claus and The Palais Royal on the cover and “The Night Before Christmas” illustrated inside. P-f with the covers and pages separated. SHEET MUSIC: 4. “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town,” 1959, vg-ex. 5-6. “White Christmas,”1942 by Irving Berlin, two copies, vg+. 7. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” 1949 by Johnny Marks, g-vg. 8. “Let’s Go to Church,” 1950, by Steven Allen, photo of Jimmy Wakely and Margaret Whiting on the cover, g-vg. 9. “Silver Sleigh Bells,” 1906, covers separated, nice cover illustration, f. 10. “Sing of Christmas,” pulp-paper song book from the W. T. Grant department stores, 16 color-illustrated pages with 14 songs, 1943, ex. ALSO: 11. Christmas Gifts for Every Member of the Family” 71-page color catalog from Western Auto, 1968, ex-m. 12. Advo “Savers” coupon publication, Santa Claus illustration on the cover, 1991, ex. 13. “The First Christmas: A Book of Old Legends,” 1946, 24 illustrated pages, softcover with stories and music for children, g. 14. “Train Station” ceramic candle holder, 3” x 4.25” x 4.5” tall, mint in the box.
Minimum Bid $15     


Lot 547.  3 Tarzan Novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs. During his lifetime, Burroughs published 22 novels featuring Tarzan, the fictional character also known as Viscount Greystoke. The three hardbacks offered here are: 1. “Tarzan and the Golden Lion,” 1923 edition from Grossett & Dunlap, g-vg with some color loss along the edges of the covers, inscription on the flyleaf. Complete with vg+ to ex pages, no dust jacket. 2. “Tarzan Triumphant,” 1931-32 edition from Grossett & Dunlap, g-vg with moisture stains along the cover edges, flyleaf inscription. Complete with vg-ex pages, vg price-clipped dust jacket. 3. “Tarzan’s Quest,” 1936 edition from Edgar Rice Burroughs with frontispiece illustration by J. Allen St. John. Vg with stains on the covers, ex pages, no dust jacket.
Winning Bid $40     


Lot 548.  Barlow Scrimshaw-like Letter Opener and Pocket Knife, Each with an Eagle Scene. For more than 30 years, Stephen Barlow has created artwork that has been applied to various arts and crafts by his Barlow Designs business. This collection comprises a knife with a 2” blade and a letter opener that present matching designs featuring two images of eagles on their handles. Nm-m in their original boxes. Excellent gift items!
Winning Bid $20     




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