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 [EPHEMERA] [POSTCARDS] [JOE DI MAGGIO] [BASEBALL], 1940 Postcard Featuring Joe Di Maggio, Vincent Di Maggio, and, Domnic de Maggio and Also Their Father's Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant.
[EPHEMERA] [POSTCARDS] [JOE DI MAGGIO] [BASEBALL]
1940 Postcard Featuring Joe Di Maggio, Vincent Di Maggio, and, Domnic de Maggio and Also Their Father's Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant.
San Francisco, CA: Curteich- Chicago, 1940. Postcard. Color Illustrations; This is the deckle edge version of the postcard, with medium yellow background. The postcard is in Very Good+ condition and has no creasing or wrinkles. The reverse side is clean and unused. "After being processed on Ellis Island, Giuseppe worked his way across America, eventually settling near Rosalia's father in Pittsburg, California, on the east side of the San Francisco Bay Area. After four years, he earned enough money to send to Italy for Rosalia and their daughter, who was born after he had left for the United States. Giuseppe hoped that his five sons would become fishermen. DiMaggio recalled that he would do anything to get out of cleaning his father's boat, as the smell of dead fish nauseated him. Giuseppe called him "lazy" and "good-for-nothing." DiMaggio did not finish his education at Galileo High School and instead worked odd jobs including hawking newspapers, stacking boxes at a warehouse and working at an orange juice plant." (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ .
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Book number: 43086
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Catalogue: Baseball
Keywords: Ephemera Baseball San Francisco, CA Joe Dimaggio Fisherman's Wharf Joe Di Maggio's Restaurant Ephemera

 [EPHEMERA], [MOVIES], [SCIENCE FICTION], [POSTERS], 2001: A Space Odyssey
[EPHEMERA], [MOVIES], [SCIENCE FICTION], [POSTERS]
2001: A Space Odyssey
Hollywood, CA: MGM, 1968. 1st Printing. Poster. Illustrated by Mike Kaplan. B&W Illustrations; This poster is a standard 27" by 41" size. The poster is in Very Good+ condition. The poster has been folded four times, with the reverse on the outside. All four corners have several tiny pin holes, and ther are two corners with bumping. The poster is, for the most part, clean and bright, without chips, edge nicks, or fading. The Reverse of the posterhas red ink stamped notations: "2001 Space Odyssey, followed by 1 SH D /103G on the bottom corner of the reverse of the poster. "US style D poster was created for 'wild' pastings on New York City walls, subways and temporary structures. MGM commissioned this poster for the film's 70 mm re-launch in New York City in 1969. This poster features the star child floating in an iris. The release of the 70 mm film helped to make it a commercial and critical success. As this poster was designed for 'wild' pasting, only unused posters could have survived. On top of this, fewer were printed as they were only used in New York City and other metropolitan areas." (from Sothebys) "2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, and was inspired by Clarke's 1951 short story "The Sentinel" and other short stories by Clarke. Clarke also developed a novelisation of the film, which was released after the film's release, and in part written concurrently with the screenplay. The film stars Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester and Douglas Rain, and follows a voyage to Jupiter with the sentient supercomputer HAL after the discovery of an alien monolith. " (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ .
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Book number: 43003
USD 275.00 [Appr.: EURO 253.25 | £UK 222 | JP¥ 35618]
Catalogue: Ephemera
Keywords: Ephemera Posters Style "D" Posters 2001 A Space Odyssey Movies Movie Posters Advertising Mike Kaplan

 ., American Book-Plates a Guide to Their Study
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American Book-Plates a Guide to Their Study
London, England: George Bell and Sons, 1895. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Good only condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book has been rebound by a previous owner with brown cloth tape. The book covers have edge wear, rubbing, bumping, and wear to the spine ends, corners and all three edges. The text pages are generally clean and bright. There are a couple of worm tracks (biopredation) to the first several pages at the bottom edge. There is a tipped on book plate dated 1853 (Ward - with logo of Esse Quam Videri) on the front pastedown page. "Charles Dexter Allen was a prominent bookplate collector who was known for his writings on the subject, which included "American Bookplates: A Guide to Their Study with Examples", published in 1894. He corresponded with Elizabeth Mast Hyatt, summer resident of Wayne, who compiled an extensive collection of bookplates in honor of famed opera and concert singer Annie Louise Cary (1841-1921). In a 1925 letter, Allen wrote, "The most sought for plates here are the works of the late E. D. French." This bookplate of Allen's was engraved by French in 1899. The text includes a partial quotation from Robert Louis Stevenson ("To be honest, to be kind..." ) , the phrase "Club of Odd Volumes," and the designation "Ex Libris Society." " (from Maine Memory Network).. Good .
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Book number: 43201
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 46.25 | £UK 40.5 | JP¥ 6476]
Catalogue: Books on Books
Keywords: Books On Books Charles Dexter Allen E. N. Hewins Bookplates Bookplate Collecting Printing And Engraving

 [EPHEMERA] [PAN-PACIFIC EXPOSITION] [SAN FRANCISCO, CA], American Press Humorists Day Panorama Photograph Aug. 25th, 1915 Pan Pacific International Exposition
[EPHEMERA] [PAN-PACIFIC EXPOSITION] [SAN FRANCISCO, CA]
American Press Humorists Day Panorama Photograph Aug. 25th, 1915 Pan Pacific International Exposition
San Francisco, CA, 1915. Photograph. B&W Illustrations; Oblong panorama photograph (approximately 32" x 8") This is an oversized oblong photograph of the American Press Humorists Day events (including a Tree planting) at the Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915. The photograph was taken by The Cardinell-Vincent Co. (official photographers to the Pan Pacific Exposition). The photograph features a group of officials planting a tree, with a large seated crowd of onlookers.. Very Good+ .
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Book number: 36930
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 138.25 | £UK 121.25 | JP¥ 19428]
Catalogue: Californiana
Keywords: Californiana Panama Pacific Exposition Ephemera Photograph Panorama Photograph

 [ARCHIVE] [BIRTH OF A NATION][THOMAS DIXON, JR. ][D. W. GRIFFITH] [MOVIES], Archive of Material Relating to the Movie Birth of a Nation, Including Film, Programs, Movie Stills, and More.
[ARCHIVE] [BIRTH OF A NATION][THOMAS DIXON, JR. ][D. W. GRIFFITH] [MOVIES]
Archive of Material Relating to the Movie Birth of a Nation, Including Film, Programs, Movie Stills, and More.
Various Places: Various Publishers, 0. Other. B&W and Color Photographs & Illustrations; CONTENT WARNING: This description includes information about The Civil War South, The Klu Klux Klan, racial depictions of African Americans, suicide, and a host of other delicate topics dealing with the United States before and during Reconstruction. The Birth of a Nation - a controversial film from before it became a film, was based, for the most part, on the play The Clansman, which was adapted by Thomas Dixon, Jr. From his own novel: The Clansman: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan, published 1905 (Doubleday, Page & Company, 374p. ) , The Clansman was part of a trilogy that chronicled the US Civil War and Reconstruction. The Birth of a Nation - a controversial film from before it became a film, was based, for the most part, on the play The Clansman, which was adapted by Thomas Dixon, Jr. From his own novel: The Clansman: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan, published 1905 (Doubleday, Page & Company, 374p. ) , The Clansman was part of a trilogy that chronicled the US Civil War and Reconstruction. After several years success with the best-selling book and his adaptation into a play, the author, Dixon, met with several studios, and finally came to an agreement with D. W. Griffith (a fellow southerner) who, along with Frank E. Woods adapted the play into a screenplay which was produced by Harry Aitken. Shooting started July 1914 and the finished product was publicly shown January 1 & 2 of 1915 in Riverside, CA. While the content of the film was highly controversial, the film itself was a "landmark" in film technology for the period. *It was the first American 12-reel film ever made *It was the longest film to that point, running at three hours, which was broken into two parts, with an intermission between. *It was the first American made film to have a musical score for an Orchestra*It pioneered closeups and fadeouts, and included staged battle scenes *It used hundreds of extras (made to look like thousands) *It was the first motion picture to be screened inside the White House (for Pres. Woodrow Wilson) *It was a huge commercial success, with a larger gross than any previous motion picture to that point in time (until being overtaken by another film of the Civil War South - Gone with the Wind) Of course, it is the content of the film that brought controversy. The movie details the drama of the Civil War from both sides: The Camerons' of South Carolina, and The Stonemans' of the North (Pennsylvania). The main characters are loosely based on actual politicians and their families during the Civil War. The movie is broken into two halves with the first half dealing with the early years of the war, shown by sons from both families entering the military, and continues through battles, capture of the southern son by the North, his death sentence and clemency, and through the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The second half of the film shows how the North forgoes Lincoln's policy of conciliation and begins the "so-called" punishment of the south by Radical Republicans in their era of Reconstruction. In this half of the film, the author (and the director) shows his mostly Southern viewpoint of how Reconstruction is decimating the white man by promoting blacks through terror and racial mixing. It's during this time that the son of the Southern Camerons, Ben, begins the reformation of the Ku Klux Klan to preserve the white way of life through white supremacy. Throughout this half of the movie blacks are shown as brutish, stupid, and, sexually aggressive (especially towards white women). The plot is livened by relationships between both the younger generations of Camerons and the Stonemans, while also given tinges of suspense, adventure and thriller, through actions of the two families and interactions between the families and the people around them. The reaction by the public to the film was as oversized as the movie was. This group of items was collected by a teacher and used as part of a college film history program. 1) Group of Eight Original Lobby Cards. 1915. 14" x11" Four canisters of film The Birth of a Nation: (16mm version, with sound). This appears to be a film negative, with starting deterioration (differing amounts to each canister… The number one canister has some smell, while the others have mostly light to nearly no smell of vinegar). This is nowhere near an original copy, but a copy of a later printing. It has been colorized lightly at some point in the process). The film is still supple and useable (again, as far as I know) . Heavy Cardstock. All eight cards are in Very Good to Very Good+ condition, several of the cards have small to medium chips to the edges. The cards have toning to the rectos. Birth of a Nation Souvenir Program. 1916. Epoch Producing Corporation. New York. Good. The front cover has small splotches of ink and several wavy lines of tidemarking. The Spine has tearing to both ends. Several of the pages have edge tears. There are several splotches of ink to the title page as well. Illustrated throughout with black and white illustrations. This copy has two American flag icons shaped as missiles on the front cover. 4. Birth of a Nation Souvenir Program: 1915 Epoch Producing Corporation, New York. Oversized program with a string binding and an illustrated glassine overlay cover. The overlay has chipping, tears, and wear. The program is in Very Good- condition, with light generalized toning, small tears, especially to the foredges. Scarce with the overlay 5.) Majestic Theatre Program featuring Birth of a Nation: (Boston, MA) Oct. 1915 is the listed date, but it appears more showings were added at a later point, making it 29 straight weeks of viewings. The small format program is in Very Good condition. The front and rear covers, and front inside cover are in color. The contents are in black and white, with lots of advertising. The text pages somewhat browned, but clean and complete.6 ) Theatre News Flier for the Fox-Apollo Art Theatre: Featuring Birth of a Nation (in sound). (Hollywood, CA) c1950's. One page, folded vertically, to contain four pages of text. Showing for four pages only. Good condition, with several small tears, and wrinkling. Apparently "colorized" by a youth, 7 ) Band / orchestra orchestration for "The Perfect Song", the Love Strain from: Birth of a Nation. Includes, piano, cornet, Bass, Violin, clarinet, Viola, drums /tympani, flute, cello, trombone. The piano score is also the folder for the other parts, and that score has torn at the spine, almost the full length of the page. Otherwise Very Good and in bright, useable condition. 8.) Program from the 55th St. Playhouse for Birth of a Nation (Manhattan, NY, 1940). One sheet of paper (small format) folded once vertically. The program includes: 1) Clock Cleaners, 2) Birth of the Movies, 3) A Night at the Movies, 4) Charlie Chaplin in the Paper Hanger (all short films) followed by The Birth of a Nation. The program is in Very Good+ condition9.). Dixon, Jr, Thomas: The Clansman (Photoplay title: The Birth of a Nation. Possible later printing thus. Red cloth covers have white lettering and decorations on the spine and front cover of the book. Illustrated with 8 black & white photos from the movie featuring Lillian Gish and Henry Walthall, and Mae Marsh. The book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good+ to Near Very Good- dust jacket. 10.) Large Wall Poster from the USPS featuring the stamp of D. W. Griffiths. Clean bright condition, without tears or wear. Near Fine condition. 11. ) Dixon, Jr, Thomas: The Root of Evil. 1st edition. Red cloth with off-white letting to the cover and spine of the book. Very Good condition. 12) Huff, Theodore: A Shot Analysis of D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation. First Edition. 1961 Museum of Modern Art Film Library. Very Good condition. Issued without a dust jacket. (extremely scarce in this edition). 13.) Gish, Lillian: Lillian Gish; The Movies, Mr. Griffith, and Me. 2nd printing. Signed, with an inscription by the author. Very Good+ with a Very Good dust jacket. 14.) Photographic Portrait of Lillian Gish by Witzel (of LA) , 15.) 1925-1930 (ish) hand-colored, and signed by Gish. (smallest size of photo would be 7x9 - can't check without removing backing on the frame. ) Large wall poster of Birth of a Nation dated 1970 Very Good+ or better condition. 16.) Fry, Henry P. : The Modern Ku Klux Klan. Ex Library copy. 17.) Dixon, Jr, Thomas: The Clansman. Reprint. Triangle Books. Very Good- (toned pages & brittle) Dust jacket is in Very Good- condition. 18.) 18. Dixon, Jr, Thomas: The Leopard's Spots. 1st edition. No dust jacket. Missing front endpaper. Very Good. 19.) Dixon, Jr, Thomas: The Clansman. 1st Edition. Poor condition. 20.) Sheet Music: "Daddy Mine" by Lew Wilson and Alfred Dubin, featuring a photo of Mae Marsh on the cover (the music is not related to the film - just Mae Marsh) Very Good+ condition. 21.) 21. Large Cardboard Circle - Advertisement for Birth of a Nation. No Date. Possible early (c 1916 ish) advertisement for the film. Good only condition. With small chips missing and several tape repairs to the reverse. 22.) Silva, Fred (editor) Focus on: The Birth of a Nation. 1st ed. PB Very Good+ Condition. 23.) Dixon, Jr, Thomas: The Fall of a Nation -early reprint (first Reprint edition) , Very Good condition with a Poor dust jacket. 24. Geduld, Harry M. : Focus On; D. W. Griffith pb 2nd printing. Very Good. 25. Photocopied score of the Birth of a Nation. Good condition - possibly not complete. 26.) Cardboard American Commemoratives Stamp page featuring D. W. Griffiths. Dated May 27, 1975. Includes four stamps plus commentary. Fine condition. 27.) Four copies of "The Perfect Song" (featuring Amos & Andy) from the score for Birth of a Nation. All in varying conditions - editions unknown. This song is the first ever theme song for a film. 28. ) Aitken, Roy E. As Told to Al P. Nelson: The Birth of a Nation Story. 1965. A Dellinger Book. First Edition. Near Fine condition and issued without a dust jacket. 29. ) Film Culture: Special Griffith Issue: Griffith I- The Birth of a Nation (by Seymour Stern) 1965. Film Culture, Ny. First Edition. Very Good + and issued without a dust jacket. 30.) A group of essays, teaching materials, etc. - some typed, some ditto machined, plus several fliers, etc. Regarding at least one showing of the film for a class - several dates. Generally all very good+ or better condition.. Very Good .
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Book number: 44345
USD 5500.00 [Appr.: EURO 5062 | £UK 4438.25 | JP¥ 712357]
Catalogue: Entertainment
Keywords: Entertainment Archives Movies Birth Of A Nation Movie Stills Advertising Materials D. W. Griffiths Thomas Dixon Jr.

 [MUSIC EPHEMERA], [PALO ALTO, CA ], [PSYCHADELIC MUSIC], Assu Special Events Presents, Country Joe Mcdonald Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks October 8, 1971 (Memorial Auditorium Stanford University)
[MUSIC EPHEMERA], [PALO ALTO, CA ], [PSYCHADELIC MUSIC]
Assu Special Events Presents, Country Joe Mcdonald Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks October 8, 1971 (Memorial Auditorium Stanford University)
Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University, 1971. Handbill. This is a small handbill (approx. 7" x 5 1/2" ). Illustrated on one side. (illustrator unknown). This handbill is in Very Good+ condition. There is a slight paper clip indentation to the front right side. "By 1968, loud rock and roll had become more mainstream, at least in Northern California. Young people up and down the Peninsula wanted to see bands full of long-haired guitarists playing their own music. Palo Alto's downtown, having been gutted by the Stanford Shopping Center in the 1950s, started to add shops selling lava lamps and posters. There weren't any bars in Palo Alto yet--not until 1981--but The Poppycock sold beer, and that was enough. The locus of rock music in town had moved off the Stanford campus and over to the Poppycock." (by ROck Prosopography 101). Very Good+ .
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Book number: 42644
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 41.5 | £UK 36.5 | JP¥ 5828]
Catalogue: Music Ephemera
Keywords: Music Ephemera Palo Alto, CA Music Concerts Stanford University Country Joe Mcdonald Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks Handbills

 [EPHEMERA] [HANDWRITTEN, SIGNED, DATED LETTER] [JOAQUIN MILLER] [CALIFORNIANA], Autograph Letter By Joaquin Miller Dated 7/10/1893 (Autograph - Handwritten) on His Letterhead
[EPHEMERA] [HANDWRITTEN, SIGNED, DATED LETTER] [JOAQUIN MILLER] [CALIFORNIANA]
Autograph Letter By Joaquin Miller Dated 7/10/1893 (Autograph - Handwritten) on His Letterhead
Oakland, CA: Joaquin Miller, 1893. Ephemera. This is a one page, autograph (handwritten) letter by Joaquin Miller - written in mostly in Spanish (and in his regularly poorly written hand that's hard to decipher in either English or Spanish). The letterhead is noticeably toned, and there is one tear to the top edge of the page at one of the two creases. (the page was folded in half twice). The text is written on the obverse only. "Cincinnatus Heine Miller (September 8, 1837 – February 17, 1913) , better known by his pen name Joaquin Miller , was an American poet, author, and frontiersman. He is nicknamed the "Poet of the Sierras" after the Sierra Nevada, about which he wrote in his Songs of the Sierras (1871). " "In 1886, Miller published The Destruction of Gotham, a book which was one of the earliest to depict a prostitute as a heroine. That year, he moved to Oakland, California, and built a home for himself he nicknamed "The Abbey" on property he called "The Hights" [sic]. He remained there until his death in 1913. " (both from Wikipedia); Signed by Author. Very Good- .
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Book number: 44260
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 92.25 | £UK 80.75 | JP¥ 12952]
Catalogue: Authors
Keywords: Ephemera Joaquin Miller Letters Handwritten, Signed Letter Californiana

 [EPHEMERA], [THE BEATLES], [ROCK & ROLL] [HANDBILLS], Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Handbill
[EPHEMERA], [THE BEATLES], [ROCK & ROLL] [HANDBILLS]
Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Handbill
San Francisco, CA: Family Dog / Avalon Ballroom, 1968. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Handbill. This is an 8 1/2" by 11" handbill / broadside for the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour (Movie) - a schedule of planned viewings in San Francisco, CA. In November 1968. The schedule includes The Straight Theatre, The Palace Theatre, Avalon Ballroom, and back to the Palace Theatre, then back to the Avalon. The handbill is two toned - brown lettering on off white/ cream paper. It replicates the Western Union telegram - the Beatles sent to Chet Helms when they found out Family Dog's permit to hold dances at the Avalon Ballroom had been revoked. The rock group shipped a print of their film: The Magical Mystery Tour, to be shown over the weekend as a benefit for Family Dog. The film was shown only over the weekend of the 22 through the 24th and then had to be shipped back to London that Monday. (info provided by Meet the Beatles for Real website) This copy of the handbill is in Very Good condition. There are triangular tape marks to the top corners and the left bottom corner. There is one tiny tear to the top right just underneath the corner. There is a bit of finger wear to the paper, mostly at the edges. The reverse of the handbill is blank, with the exception of a very small spot of discoloration.. Very Good .
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Book number: 43713
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 138.25 | £UK 121.25 | JP¥ 19428]
Catalogue: Music
Keywords: Music Ephemera The Beatles Rock & Roll Avalon Ballroom Handbills Family Dog Productions

 , Booth and the Spirit of Lincoln a Story of a Living Dead Man
Booth and the Spirit of Lincoln a Story of a Living Dead Man
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1925. Reprint. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. "After reading a story in Ladies' Home Journal about the love affair of Abraham Lincoln and Ann Rutledge, Babcock corresponded with the Illinois Historical Society and many persons who had known Lincoln personally. She became one of the country’s leading authorities on Lincoln, having conducted numerous personal interviews with his law partners and others, and published of The Soul of Ann Rutledge in 1919. This biographical novel was an international success, going through fourteen printings and translation into several foreign languages. It also was adapted into a stage play in 1934 and a radio play in 1953, when it was performed by the American Theater Wing. Babcock learned through her research that she shared many of Lincoln’s beliefs, and she wrote four more books about Lincoln and his family between 1923 and 1929. She also wrote Light Horse Harry’s Boys (1931) about Robert E. Lee and The Heart of George Washington (1931) about the first U. S. President." ". Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 41368
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.25 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 3238]
Catalogue: Modern Fiction
Keywords: Modern Fiction Bernie Babcock Illinois President Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln's Family Historical Fiction

 [EPHEMERA], [AVIATION] [WEST COAST FLY-IN], Broadside Flier for the Watsonville, Ca West Coast Antique Fly-in
[EPHEMERA], [AVIATION] [WEST COAST FLY-IN]
Broadside Flier for the Watsonville, Ca West Coast Antique Fly-in
Watsonville, CA: West Coast Antique Fly-In, 1975. Broadside. Color Illustrations; This is an 8 1/2" x 11" illustrated broadside for the Watsonville, California Antique Fly-in (similar to an antique car show). The illustrator is R. Sterling. The broadside is in Near Fine condition. There is some beginning foxing and toning to the edges, otherwise, the broadside is clean and bright. "It's been a major antique-airplanes event at the Watsonville airport since 1964. Through the years it grew from a small, grass roots event to one of the largest fly-ins on the west coast.... It became known primarily for a world-class exhibit of antique aircraft. More than 300 classic and antique airplanes have been on static display in some years. Planes like this Travel Air 4000. How would you like to have been there the year they had the 1930s Air Racers Miss Los Angeles and Little Pete?". Near Fine .
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Book number: 37179
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.25 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 3238]
Catalogue: Aviation
Keywords: Aviation Ephemera West Coast Fly-in Watsonville, CA Antique Airplanes Antique Aircraft Broadsides

 [EPHEMERA], [AVIATION], [AEROPLANES], [ADVERTISING], Broadside Advertisement for the Hawk Model Aeroplane Company
[EPHEMERA], [AVIATION], [AEROPLANES], [ADVERTISING]
Broadside Advertisement for the Hawk Model Aeroplane Company
Chicago, IL: Hawk Model Aeroplane Co, 1930. Broadside. Monochrome; This is a small broadsheet (approx. 9" x 14") advertisement from the Hawk Model Aeroplane Co, which later became Hawk Model Company. The Broadside is in Fair / Good only condition, with edge tears, nicks and chips missing. There is a burn mark with tidemarking to the upper right quadrant. "Hawk Model Airplanes was established in 1928 by brothers Dick (Sr. ) and Phil Mates in Chicago, Illinois. Promoted as "America's Oldest Model Company", the company was purchased by the Testors Corporation in 1970. The Hawk Company assets were later acquired by J. Lloyd International, Inc. Of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which, in turn, sold them to Round 2 LLC of South Bend, Indiana in 2013. From its inception in 1928 to the early 1950s the company manufactured a successful line of solid-wood aircraft models, which eventually included injection-molded generic plastic propellers. The Mates brothers exhibited built-up and painted plastic models at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1934. During World War II, Hawk helped to supply plastic identification models for use in military training." (from Wikipedia). Fair .
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Book number: 40487
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.75 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3886]
Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Hawk Model Aeroplane Company Aviation Models Advertising Aeroplanes Broadsides Aeronautics / Astronautics

 [EPHEMERA], [AVIATION] [WEST COAST FLY-IN], Broadside Flier for the Lincoln Air Race
[EPHEMERA], [AVIATION] [WEST COAST FLY-IN]
Broadside Flier for the Lincoln Air Race
Watsonville, CA: West Coast Antique Fly-In, 1975. Broadside. Color Illustrations; This is an 8 1/2" x 11" illustrated broadside (one sheet, printed on one side only) for the Lincoln Air Race (California). There is some beginning foxing and toning to the edges, along with some small nicks, otherwise, the broadside is clean and bright. Unfortunately, there's no year noted on the flier, but looks to be from the mid 1960's-early 1970's. The race covers Formula -1, Sport Bi-Plane, Bombers, T-6's and unlimited categories. "Air racing is a type of motorsport that involves airplanes or other types of aircraft that compete over a fixed course, with the winner either returning the shortest time, the one to complete it with the most points, or to come closest to a previously estimated time. " (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ .
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Book number: 43128
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 32.25 | £UK 28.25 | JP¥ 4533]
Keywords: Aviation Ephemera West Coast Fly-in Watsonville, CA Antique Airplanes Antique Aircraft Broadsides

 [CALIFORNIANA], [EPHEMERA], [JAMES D. PHELAN] [VILLA MONTALVO], Christmas Card from Villa Montalvo, 1927
[CALIFORNIANA], [EPHEMERA], [JAMES D. PHELAN] [VILLA MONTALVO]
Christmas Card from Villa Montalvo, 1927
Saratoga, CA: Villa Montalvo, 1927. Ephemera. B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized christmas card (8 1/4th" x 10 1/2" card) with matching envelope, from James D. Phelan to the editor of the Saratoga Star newspaper. The card itself is in clean, bright condition - and consists of one folded sheet of handmade paper, with an ingraved illustration of the villa's patio, which is enclosed by rice paper. There is a backing cardboard, as well, and all of this is enclosed in an envelope printed with Villa Montalvo on the envelope flap. The envelope several edge tears, nicks and some ground-in dirt and toning, especially to the flap. "In 1911, James D. Phelan, a three-term mayor of San Francisco who would go on to be California's first popularly elected US Senator, purchased 160 acres (65 ha) in the Saratoga countryside and foothills. Phelan began construction of the mansion in 1912. The initial supervising architect was William Curlett. When he died in 1914, his son, Alex Curlett, took over supervision along with partner Charles E. Gottschalk. The construction of the building was completed that same year. During his lifetime, Phelan hosted many celebrities and notables of the era as guests at Montalvo. Jack London, Ethel Barrymore, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Edwin Markham were among Phelan's many guests. Though not his only home, Villa Montalvo was one of Phelan's favorites and is where he died. Some photographs, correspondence, and other mementos of his life are displayed in cases in the mansion's library and can be viewed if one happens to be attending an event for which the mansion is open." (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ .
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Book number: 42426
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.25 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 3238]
Catalogue: Californiana
Keywords: Californiana Ephemera James D. Phelan Villa Montalvo Arts & Crafts

 [EPHEMERA] [WASHINGTON D. C. ] [CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING], Christmas Eve Celebration at the National Community Christmas Tree, 1952
[EPHEMERA] [WASHINGTON D. C. ] [CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING]
Christmas Eve Celebration at the National Community Christmas Tree, 1952
Washington D. C.: The White House Publishers, 1952. Other. This is one sheet, folded once to make four pages. This is the program to the lighting of the National Christmas Tree for the year 1952. The program is in Very Good condition. There is some beginning toning to the spine joints and edges, along with some light ground-in dirt. "The National Christmas Tree is a large evergreen tree located in the northeast quadrant of The Ellipse near the White House in Washington, D. C. Each year since 1923, the tree has been decorated as a Christmas tree. Every early December, the tree is traditionally lit by the President of the United States. Every president since Franklin D. Roosevelt has made formal remarks during the tree lighting ceremony. Since 1954, the event has marked the start of month-long festivities known as the Pageant of Peace. ". Very Good .
S. Howlett-West BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 37175
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 14 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1943]
Catalogue: Ephemera
Keywords: Ephemera Washington D. C. Christmas Trees The White House White House Ephemera National Christmas Tree Ephemera

 [BART] [BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT] [CALIFORNIANA], Daly City Bart Opening Festival Daly City November 3, 1973
[BART] [BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT] [CALIFORNIANA]
Daly City Bart Opening Festival Daly City November 3, 1973
Daly City, CA: BART, 1973. Ephemera. B&W Illustrations; This is a cardstock program to the opening ceremonies for the Daly City BART Line. One sheet of cardstock, folded once with text on all four pages. The program is in Very Good+ to Fine condition. The program includes a Benediction, ribbon cutting, Presentation of Gift, with music by Jefferson High School Band, and city council members. "Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) , is a rapid transit public transportation system serving the San Francisco Bay Area in California. The heavy rail elevated and subway system connects San Francisco and Oakland with urban and suburban areas in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo counties. The BART connects 48 stations along six routes on 112 miles (180 km) of rapid transit lines, including a ten-mile spur line in eastern Contra Costa County which utilizes diesel multiple-unit trains and a 3.2-mile (5.1 km) automated guideway transit line to the Oakland International Airport. With an average of 423,000 weekday passengers and 124.2 million annual passengers in fiscal year 2017, BART is the fifth-busiest heavy rail rapid transit system in the United States.". Very Good+ .
S. Howlett-West BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 36508
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 14 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1943]
Catalogue: Californiana
Keywords: Ephemera BART Bay Area Rapid Transit Transportatoin Light Rail Californiana Bay Area

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