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Mary Stevens . "Just Some Girls" Seven Drawings of Woman. 1910
Mary Stevens . "Just Some Girls" Seven Drawings of Woman. 1910
Price: $25.00

This is a handmade, unbound, book of seven drawings and a cover page. Each page features a drawing, done in pen, of a woman wearing the fashions of the day. Each drawing is signed with the initials M.S. On the back cover there is the inscription "Mary Stevens to Wynna, 1910" This book was obviously meant to be bound, as there are two wholes drilled at the top of each page. Whether the binding was lost, or never completed is unknown. The front and back cover are slightly soiled, but the interior pages of drawings are in great condition.
The Lord's Prayer: Children's Coloring Book, c1940s. ..c1940s
The Lord's Prayer: Children's Coloring Book, c1940s. ..c1940s
Price: $30.00

This is a handmade coloring book, depicting "The Lords's Prayer". The interior pages were created using a mimeograph, then the outlines were colored in by a child. The name Virginia is written on the back of the majority of the pages. The pages were then bound together using brad clips The imagery is a reflective social commentary  Mostly likely this book was made during Sunday School. 9" x6". Very minor edge wear, The interior pages are slightly toned due to age.
Grandmother Handmade Paper Doll
3” Grandmother Handmade Paper Doll with 2 Costumes c1860s
Price: $40.00

A rather unusual hand made paper doll.  The 3" paper doll is a cutout from a magazine and depicts a rear profile of an older woman.
Charming Handmade Christmas Letter  Album with Family Photos and color Landscape photocards c1910s.
Charming Handmade Christmas Letter Album with Family Photos and color Landscape photocards c1910s.
Price: $50.00

A 6" x 4 1/2" handmade album.  The covers are constructed of a deeply embossed card with floral border and a photograph of the writer at center. The first page is a printed Christmas greeting , perhaps from a Victorian gift book.  Contents includes snippets from and full size color photocards interspersed with manuscript pages and additional  pictures; one of the writer, a second of a young relative.  The correspondence is from Oswaldtwistl, Lancaster England.  The photocards are scenery from the area. The correspondence is newsy with word of family doings. Ribbon tie binding. Cover separated and repaired with new ribbon.
Handwritten Letter from Mrs. Frances Hall to Mrs. Heagy Regarding Help with Clothing her Children. ..1952
Handwritten Letter from Mrs. Frances Hall to Mrs. Heagy Regarding Help with Clothing her Children. ..1952
Price: $50.00

A pencil written letter from Mrs. Frances Hall to Mrs. Heagy writing to seek her assistance in clothing her children. 1952. The note was delivered to Mrs. Heagy by Johnny Hall, her son who apparently worked for Mrs. Heagy. Written by a poorly educated woman in partial sentences first praising the recipient for being so nice to her son and then asking for old clothes she may have for children “I have got girles and boy all size”. She then discusses the need to work “to pay up my Bill it takes so much to clothes the children”. Envelope included. .
 Alphabets for Embroidering on Canvas, No. 36. ..1860s
Alphabets for Embroidering on Canvas, No. 36. ..1860s
Price: $50.00

Concertina style booklet with 7 pages. Five (5) pages of upper case elaborate letters plus 2 pages of decorative element. No printer or publisher indicated. Measures 4 1/2" x 3".  Light foxing within; cover wear and repair. .
Needlework Copy Book Toilette Present for Ladies No. V. ..1860s
Needlework Copy Book Toilette Present for Ladies No. V. ..1860s
Price: $50.00

16 pp. Decorative wraps. Sets of alphabets and numbers in various fonts, both upper and lower case. No printer or publisher indicated. Measures 4 1/2" x 3".  Cover wear..
Helen Jill Fletcher The See and Do Book of Dolls and Doll Houses. H. S. Stuttman Company.New York.1959
Helen Jill Fletcher The See and Do Book of Dolls and Doll Houses. H. S. Stuttman Company.New York.1959
Price: $50.00

128 pp. Brown hard cover book, with illustrated book cover. This book gives detailed instructions on how one can make both their own dolls and their own dollhouse filled with homemade doll furniture. The book jacket states, "One does not have to be gifted to make a doll or doll house or doll clothes.... Mother and child together- and even brother and father, for there are boy dolls too- will find making a doll or doll house a game that the whole family can enjoy." The book starts with a simple rag doll, before showing the reader how to take that design and change it into dolls from all around the world, such as a French doll, an Eskimo doll, and a Chinese boy doll. The book continues on to different types of dolls, such as twig dolls, and sock dolls, before moving on to doll clothes and finally doll furniture. The furniture is all made from various, cheap and easy to find materials. Such as a canopy bed that uses a bit of fabric, empty candy box and four pencils. The book is full of black and white illustrations (often with the background of the drawing showing an accent of color) that show the reader how to put together the various items. Measures 8 3/4" x 5 3/4".. The book jacket shows minor edge wear due to rubbing. It also has a few small tears along the edges.
 Treatise on Art Needle Work with Twenty Color Plates, Series # 8. M Heminway Sons Silk Co..New York.c1900
Treatise on Art Needle Work with Twenty Color Plates, Series # 8. M Heminway Sons Silk Co..New York.c1900
Price: $50.00

107 pp. A comprehensive guide to various patterns for needle point utilizing the manufacturer's products to make them. This catalog is the 8th in the series. It starts with a beginners guide to needlepoint, along with B&W photographs of the various stitches used in needle work. The treatise includes B&W illustrations of the designs, and templates for them, as well as 20 color illustrations of completed designs. The templates are for a variety of nature inspired elements, including plants and animals, as well as decorative styles, such as eyelet stitching. Measures 8" x 5 1/2".. Front cover fully detached, back cover partially detached, with most of the back strip missing. The interior pages are toned, with some stains.
Bruxelles Friendship Album and Sketch Book, 1887-1916
Bruxelles Friendship Album and Sketch Book, 1887-1916
Price: $55.00

Embossed color cloth cover,hand drawn original artwork cut and glued onto pages, some with  verses and signatures.A few pages say "to Flo", dates range from 1887-1916. Detailed and beautiful artwork; pencil sketches, pen and ink, watercolors, and paints, create a unique album. Verses included on some pages, credit to original authors. Some artwork is signed or initialed. Locations are not listed. 7 3/4" x 5". wear on cover, spine broken, some pages loose; one leaf separated from spine foxing and staining from rust  from stapled binding
Writing Book by Esther Merrill - Imagery of School Children --One with Dunce Cap. L. S. Learned.Cambridgeport, MA.n.d. c1870s
Writing Book by Esther Merrill - Imagery of School Children --One with Dunce Cap. L. S. Learned.Cambridgeport, MA.n.d. c1870s
Price: $60.00

Illustrated paper wraps with school days border vignettes and center imagery of a group of children; some with books --one wearing a dunce cap.  The copy exercises were written by Esther M. Merrill  of Falmouth, Maine.  Complete and well penned.  Measures 8 1/2" x 7". .
 Wooden Wool Scrapers - used as "Tally Pad".
Wooden Wool Scrapers - used as "Tally Pad".
Price: $65.00

A pair of 3" x 8" wooden wool scrapers with a pencil drawn grid filled with numbers.  The horizontal captions are dollar and cent signs.  The vertical captions are numbers. The reverse of the scraper has additional ciphers.  Waste not; want not. Note reads Wood scrapers Tally Pad used by Grandpa Sam Florens Years Ago
Autograph Album of Miss Lena Spray. .New York.1870 - 1901
Autograph Album of Miss Lena Spray. .New York.1870 - 1901
Price: $65.00

A partially filled autograph album from the late 19th century, with the bulk of the autographs dating to the 1870s. Hidden among the autographs are a few gems. There is one expertly rendered water color depicting flowers. Additionally there is one embossed die cut Victorian scrap pasted to a page. Lastly there is s a pressed flower pinned to a page beside a poem. Leather embossed stamped covers with gilded lettering. The interior pages are gilt-edged, and the title page is a graphic design in gold and blue with the text 'Autographs'. Some of the autographs within the album are faint, as they were done in pencil. Most are in ink though. Measures 7 1/2" x 5". To view the album please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/R5KYNcoAry41zTHK9. Detached front cover, and semi detached back cover. Taper repair to binding. Partially missing and detached back strip. Covers show wear due to rubbing.
 Our '98 Book: A Combined Catalogue and Instruction Book on the Subjects of Silk Embroidery and Popular Fancy Work. The Brainerd & Armstrong Company.New London, CT.1898
Our '98 Book: A Combined Catalogue and Instruction Book on the Subjects of Silk Embroidery and Popular Fancy Work. The Brainerd & Armstrong Company.New London, CT.1898
Price: $70.00

76 pp. A guide with comprehensive descriptions of items sold and instructions on how to utilize them in order to make embroidery or the like. The cover is in color, designed to look like an embroidered rose. There are 21 color plates illustrating finished embroidered designs, such as the Japanese Chrysanthemum, and the borders for the designs. The rest of the book has numerous B&W illustrations of different items to create using embroidery, such as picture frames. The last few pages of the book are the price list, and that is printed in red. Measures 8 1/2" x 7 1/4". The covers have edge wear, with some intact tears and a piece of the top right corner missing. Additionally, they were printed off center. The interior pages have general toning
Hand Crafted Wedding Shower Album for Louise Constructed Entirely of Wrap & Gifts Received . .Norwich VT.1943
Hand Crafted Wedding Shower Album for Louise Constructed Entirely of Wrap & Gifts Received . .Norwich VT.1943
Price: $75.00

An ingenious remembrance constructed completely from the gift wrap and tags received at a Miscellaneous Shower at Pearl Roger's, Norwich, Vermont, November 17, 1943 penned on the front cover.  The entire album (with the exception of the inside cover boards) are created of wrapping paper from individual gifts presented at the shower; each with the gift card affixed to the page. The center pages include the names of the attendees and a summary of the evening.   The last page has an applied birthday greeting. Interfoliata: Two snap-shots of a young girl with a basket and a paper umbrella, the back captioned advising this is the show basket that contained these gifts. Also includes a silhouette of a boy named Bruce. Ribbon tie binding. Charming.  Measures 6 1/2" x 5'. .
Scrap book for Harriet  (Hatty) Rowley by her friend Irene ca. 1904
Scrap book for Harriet (Hatty) Rowley by her friend Irene ca. 1904
Price: $85.00

Asian themed linen blue and white fabric on board cover  with applied image from photograph of path with floral decortion. printed paper picture glued to front, hand written note of creation  and penciled inscription. An album created by Irene H. for her friend Hatty Rowley. Contains cut outs from magazines of writings, poems, verses and pictures and cartoons. circa early 1900's. Hans written note at front explains the book is " a foolish little scrap book". 6 1/2" x 8 1/4". some wear, discoloration on pages, appears hand made, all papers solidly affixed to pages
 A Hand Constructed Promotion with Calendar and Card for a Baker and Caterer, Sanford ME with Real Cake Icing  Adorning the Cover. c1902.  . ..
A Hand Constructed Promotion with Calendar and Card for a Baker and Caterer, Sanford ME with Real Cake Icing Adorning the Cover. c1902. . ..
Price: $85.00

A 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" single fold heavy card stock promotion with real cake icing adorning the front cover. The inside has an applied calendar pad for 1902 at left and a promotional card featuring an image from a photograph captioned "Tebbett's and his "Six Little Bakers' (depicting his family at work).  It promotes the Baker and Caterer, with wedding cakes a specialty. Sanford Maine.  Back page blank. Wm. Miller & Bro., Acworth, N.H. Printer. . Surface wear.  Fold reinforced with archival tape.
A Charming Letter from a Father to a Daughter with Illustrations.  1921.. ..1921
A Charming Letter from a Father to a Daughter with Illustrations. 1921. . ..1921
Price: $85.00

A playful yet instructive letter from a father to a daughter who presumably is away with her mother.   Perhaps she is recovering from an injury.  It begins with the father acknowledging how his daughter’s improved use of her hands and encouraging her to continue.  It proceeds to discuss a crying baby and how unbecoming crying is to older children.  He discusses his experiences sleeping in a conch hammock, under the stars and an itemized list of items he found in a drawer.  Written in a lighthearted manner with naïve illustrations. . letter fold creases
Lady's Laundry List - Items Dropped off to be Laundered.... ..1920s
Lady's Laundry List - Items Dropped off to be Laundered.... ..1920s
Price: $95.00

A hard cover folio  with a watercolor of an elegant lady holding a feather fan on the front cover.   The insert is a Ladies' Laundry List booklet.   It includes approximately 75 unused pages of items to be laundered. The left side is the laundry list to be retained by "The Lady" and the right side list to go with the laundry.  The form includes the date number of items to be laundered and the cost of laundry.  In it's original blank box.  Measures 4 1/2"  x 5 3/4".  . Bend, front cover insert booklet.
Repurposed 1878 Diary -  Manuscript Lace Patterns & Potpourri Recipes. ..1881-1902
Repurposed 1878 Diary - Manuscript Lace Patterns & Potpourri Recipes. ..1881-1902
Price: $95.00

The diary through mid-March is absent and begins with a short news clipping for Torchon Lace.  This is followed by manuscript instructions for Drusella Lace followed by a random pencil sketch of a farm house.  This is followed by Hansom Wide Lace, Knitted Diana Lace, Pretty Knit Lace.  Mid-April through November is blank. The next entry is Filling for Rose Jar, Green Pot-pourri and another drawing of a farm house.The final page has sketches for signs for a Boarding House and a Dentist.   Brief but interesting content.  Measures 6 1/2" x 4 1/4".  .
String Ball & Wooden Cup
Folky Victorian Toy - String Ball & Wooden Cup
Price: $100.00

A Victorian child's cup and ball toy.
Monday's Child Interpreted by Clark's ONT Spool Cotton. Clark's ONT Spool Cotton. 1880s
Monday's Child Interpreted by Clark's ONT Spool Cotton. Clark's ONT Spool Cotton. 1880s
Price: $100.00

Seven (7) 4" x 2 3/4"  embossed advertising trade cards promoting Clarks ONT thread. One for each line of the Monday's Child verse depicting an illustration of a young girl relevant to the verse.  It also includes Clark's response to the verse e.g. Thursday's Child is Sour & Sad - Tho' Thursday's child be sour and sad Clark's ONT will make her glad. the reverse promotes the product..
Naive Child's Art - Dog or Sheep or Sheep Dog. ..
Naive Child's Art - Dog or Sheep or Sheep Dog. ..
Price: $110.00

A 7" x 9"  naive crayon and pencil  drawing presumably by a child with a unique perspective.   A first glance it appears to be a dog, however... the face looks somewhat like a lamb, the front feet cat's paws, the hind legs dogs and the body...  Dear.  Anonymous..
The Hen Yard Account. ..1876
The Hen Yard Account. ..1876
Price: $110.00

A naive handcrafted 4 leaf ledger relaying the activities of the hen yard in 1876.  A naive hen adorns the front cover.  The front page annotates the number of Chickhens (sic) raised and died as well as the number of cocks, and the number of sold pullets, hens and roosters, plus the money received and paid. The total number was 14.  The next two pages are "memoranda" with 4 different entries on events relating to medical issues, laying habits and the demise of some of the birds. The final page is a count of the birds that died and the cause.  Measures 4" x 3 1/2"..
A Letter to Santa Claus – written in rhyming verse and asking for more for the poor children. A pen and ink letter written on two 9 ½” x 4 ½” stock cut in the shape of a stocking. . ..
A Letter to Santa Claus – written in rhyming verse and asking for more for the poor children. A pen and ink letter written on two 9 ½” x 4 ½” stock cut in the shape of a stocking. . ..
Price: $125.00

Two (2) stocking shaped pages tied together with string. Written in pencil at the top is "Robert B." The first paragraph asks Santa “While you are planning for everything nice. Pray let me give you a bit of advice”. The next two paragraphs read: Don’t take it hard, if I say in your ear, Santa, I think you were partial last year Loading the rich folks with everything gay Snubbing the poor ones who came in your way: Now, of all times in the year I am sure This is the time to remember the poor. Plenty of children there are in our city, Who have no fathers nor mothers to pity; Plenty of people whose working and heeding Scarcely can keep all their dear ones from needing Now if I came every year in December, They are the ones I should surely remember. Little red hands, that are aching and cold, You should have mittens your fingers to hold; Poor little feet, with your frost bitten toes, You should be clothed in the warmest of hose Continues for three more verses on reverse. The verse appears as early as 1878 in Christmas Chimes, Nelson & Phillips, NY. The second page has two additional verses one about a new baby that Santa shouldn’t miss and the second on Robbie’s wants. . slight discoloration
 Seven (7) Razor Cut Engrossed Salesman Samples, Howard C. Rice,1912. ..1912
Seven (7) Razor Cut Engrossed Salesman Samples, Howard C. Rice,1912. ..1912
Price: $125.00

Seven (7) made by hand salesman samples featuring razor cut art and engrossed calligraphy penmanship. Beautifully decorated cards with penman's samples of engrossing and razor cuts. 2 1/4" x 3 3/4". slight fading on one card
1844 Friendship Album or Piece Book with Wallpaper Cover belonging to Philena Kendall, Wilmington, DE.
1844 Friendship Album or Piece Book with Wallpaper Cover belonging to Philena Kendall, Wilmington, DE.
Price: $150.00

Hand constructed book with various pastel paper sheets and wallpaper covers. The paper sheets were most likely hand cut as they are slightly different sizes. Only four (4) penned sentiments and well wishes from friends and family. One page with calligraphic border design. Measures 6" x 8".
 Newspaper Cover Handmade Commonplace Book, June 4, 1809.
Newspaper Cover Handmade Commonplace Book, June 4, 1809.
Price: $150.00

8 pages of laid paper stitched in place between a portion of a newspaper page from 1809.  Includes Bible verses and quotes, bills sent to Bridgeport Bank, Mohawk Bank and several to  Manhattan Bank.  This is followed by additional devotionals and banking notes.  Articles on the covers include petitions of the New York state assembly, buildings to be sold or leased,  want ads and advertising and a partial editorial on a letter written by John Adams.  Measures 7" x 4 3/4".
 Naive Pennsylvania Paper Cuts - 2 Woman, a Horse and Cart with Rolling Wheels.
Naive Pennsylvania Paper Cuts - 2 Woman, a Horse and Cart with Rolling Wheels.
Price: $150.00

c1900.  Includes two approximately 5"  mirror image cutwork (folded in half and cut so left and right sides are identical), a free hand horse with vertical slices in the tail to give the appearance of hair and a folded paper cart constructed of a base, harness and wheels all held in place with straw.  Naive pencil decoration on the two woman.
4 Handmade Watercolor Paper Dolls with a Dolly and Profusion of Costumes, created by Mary Hale Cutler, 1894.
4 Handmade Watercolor Paper Dolls with a Dolly and Profusion of Costumes, created by Mary Hale Cutler, 1894.
Price: $150.00

Four (4) approximately 4" paper dolls neatly and compulsively created by Mary Hale Cutler who writes in the handwritten note on the envelope in which they were found  "The dresses for all the family. Hat, Dresses, Coats". Dated 1894.  Note the wax on the chest of the one doll--this was used to affix the costumes without having to use tabs.   Last but not least, not the 1" dolly presumably shared by the girls..
Watercolor and Pen and Ink Unused Guest Book. ..c1915
Watercolor and Pen and Ink Unused Guest Book. ..c1915
Price: $150.00

A 9 1/4" x 6 3/4" blank book that has been hand decorated in watercolor floral vignettes and pen and ink text.  A calligraphy "Guest Book  - RW" adorns the cover accompanied by a large satin bow. The first page begins iwth a verse by Henry van Dyke, "the lintel low enough to shut out pomp and pride..." Subsequent pages all have titles for Names of Guest and Date of visit and either an adage or floral watercolor.  The last page concludes with a watercolor clover and the R.L. Stevenson verse from a Child's Garden of Verses beginning with "Go little book, and wish to all..." 13 pages.  Alas, unused.  Cover wear..
 Miniature Sand Painting - Brading Ecclesiastical Parish, Worked on Lace Paper. ..
Miniature Sand Painting - Brading Ecclesiastical Parish, Worked on Lace Paper. ..
Price: $150.00

A 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"  scene created using applied color sand with watercolor background.  It depicts the Ecclesiastical Parish in Brading, the 'Kynges Towne'. Created on 2 5/8"x 3 3/4" die-cut card with lace paper border.. Portion of sand lacking.
4 Handmade Watercolor Paper Dolls with a Dolly and Profusion of Costumes, created by Mary Hale Cutler, 1894.. ..
4 Handmade Watercolor Paper Dolls with a Dolly and Profusion of Costumes, created by Mary Hale Cutler, 1894.. ..
Price: $165.00

Four (4) approximately 4" paper dolls neatly and compulsively created by Mary Hale Cutler who writes in the handwritten note on the envelope in which they were found  "The dresses for all the family. Hat, Dresses, Coats". Dated 1894.  Note the wax on the chest of the one doll--this was used to affix the costumes without having to use tabs.   Last but not least, not the 1" dolly presumably shared by the girls..
c1860s Naive Woven Polished Paper Friendship Token. ..
c1860s Naive Woven Polished Paper Friendship Token. ..
Price: $175.00

A saw-tooth border leaf shaped hand cut polished paper leaf (4" x 3 1/4") with stripped of blue, pink, navy and yellow paper decoratively woven through the leaf creating a geometric design.  Housed in a 7"x 5" oval what appears to be gutta percha frame.  Framed at a later date. .
 A pencil drawn kimono pattern with ornate decoration including serpents, coy, a stormy sea, heron overhead and more. .c1920s.
A pencil drawn kimono pattern with ornate decoration including serpents, coy, a stormy sea, heron overhead and more. .c1920s.
Price: $175.00

What appears to be a complete handmade paper pattern for a kimono complete with hand penciled design for embroidery or appliqué that includes scenes of a violent sea, sea serpents, herons flying above a sailing vessel and more.  Proposed colors have been penciled on the pattern. The back piece measures 48" x 32". Reverse is blank.  Appears to be from the 1950s.  .
Twelve (12) Ink and Gauche Illustrations of Cartoon and Comic Characters of 1926.. ..
Twelve (12) Ink and Gauche Illustrations of Cartoon and Comic Characters of 1926. . ..
Price: $175.00

Done on heavy card stock and include characters from Bringing up Father and others they are “Father, Maggie, Spark Plug, the Captain, Buttercup, Jiggs, Happy Hooligan, Barney Google, Mac two (2) different views of Tillie and Dolly Dimples.   Dated in 1926.  Measure 11” x 7”.  Vibrant color.  Naïve yet well executed. .
Hand Made Rebus Menu, December 25, 1900. ..1900
Hand Made Rebus Menu, December 25, 1900. ..1900
Price: $175.00

A 2 3/4" x3 1/4"  ten page menu cut in the shape of a leaf with a ribbon tie 'binding'.   The first page is a verse by Burns beginning with"some hae meat that caan' eat And some could eat that want it:..."  A rebus on each page identifies the dish being served. My personal ability to solve this particular rebus are limited, but I can say they are having some sort of gravy and pie... Pen and ink and watercolor.. Slight toning due to age, otherwise fine.
Plaited Hair & Hearts - Friendship note between cousins. ..c1820s
Plaited Hair & Hearts - Friendship note between cousins. ..c1820s
Price: $175.00

Single-fold 5" x 3  3/4" sheet with sentiment and circle of plaited hair and decorative hand cut paper hearts.  The verse reads: "Dear Cousin will you accept this book, Ts all I have to send, And as often as you read it Please Remember your friend.  Eliaz Ann Nittleton To her Cousin Ann Nettleton." Paper cover lacking. . Bristol CT - Married 1839
  1961 Handwork or Sewing Decorating Technique Student Sample Book , Belgium . .Bocholt, Belgium.1961
1961 Handwork or Sewing Decorating Technique Student Sample Book , Belgium . .Bocholt, Belgium.1961
Price: $175.00

Large format with pen and ink cover decoration. Includes ten (10) pages with seventeen (17) different samples. Each sample is captioned identifying the work and is accompanied by a magazine cut-out showing an example of the work on a garment. 11” x 14 ½”. Meticulous work. Minimal cover wear. .
Harry Lawrence Gage Mark-A-Line Show Cards, A Handbook of Lettering with Special Suggestions on the Use of Mark-a-Line. The Carter's Ink Company.Boston.1909
Harry Lawrence Gage Mark-A-Line Show Cards, A Handbook of Lettering with Special Suggestions on the Use of Mark-a-Line. The Carter's Ink Company.Boston.1909
Price: $175.00

A 24 pp booklet with full page color illustrations front and back of Carter's Mark-A-Line inks and numerous black and white lettering and multicolor show card sample pages. Provides instructions on how to make a show card including the materials needs and their handling, the ink,  preliminary practice, the first alphabet, the wide-pen alphabet, roman capitals, lower case alphabets, the italic letter, principals of variation, color, laying out cards and the fitness of things. Measures 8" x 5 1/8". .
Conservation Ephemera including Posters, Bumper Stickers & Book Protector - Smokey Bear,  Woodsey Owl...
Conservation Ephemera including Posters, Bumper Stickers & Book Protector - Smokey Bear, Woodsey Owl...
Price: $175.00

This collection contains various pieces of ephemera dealing with conservation issues. Most of the pieces appear to have been a part of different government sponsored campaigns. For example, Smokey Bear which was created in 1944 by the United States Forest Service and Ad Council to help combat forest fires. Below is a brief description of each item. "Save Sport Fishing - Stop Acid Rain", Bumper Sticker A red and blue bumper sticker with an illustration of a fish, have of which is skeletonized. Measures 12 3/4" x 3". "Use Your Ash Tray", Bumper Sticker An orange and black Smokey the Bear Bumper sticker. The black ink used is a raised ink. There is an illustration of Smokey the Bear on the far left of the sticker. Measures 16 1/2" x 2". "Don't Let  Debris Fires Get Away", Poster A fire prevention poster, published by the United States Forest Service in 1978. It depicts a close up shot of burned out grass, with a piece of 'trash' on fire, that states 'Don't Let Debris Fires Get Away. Printed on paper. Measures 18 1/2" x 13". 'Please! Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires" Book Protector An unused paper book jacket most likely intended to be used for text books. It published by the US Department of Interior and the Forest Service. On what would be the back inside flap of the book jacket is the Forest Fire Prevent Pledge. The portion of the jacket meant to cover the covers of a book, is a color photograph of a very lush, green forest. This portion of the book jacket has glossy coating on it. The front has an image of Smokey the Bear on it stating, 'Please! Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires." Measures 20" x 12". "Give a hoot! Don't Pollute", Poster Printed in 1973 by the US Department of Agriculture, it features the character Woodsy Owl. He is a brown owl, wearing a Robinhood-like green feathered hat and green pants holding whistle in the air. Next to him are two colorful flowers on one side, and on the other is a patch of grass with a whimsical blue and red spotted bug on it. The background is black, which makes the colors of the characters pop. Measures 18 1/2" x 13". To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/xhX1F2Tmrx3hJCfQ2
 Friendship Letter with eternal ring plaited hair from Emma to John Van Syckel. .Mount Pleasant, NJ.1818
Friendship Letter with eternal ring plaited hair from Emma to John Van Syckel. .Mount Pleasant, NJ.1818
Price: $200.00

Affixed to the top of the single-fold note lettersheet is a quadruple plaited eternal ring of hair with an applied ribbon demonstrating the affection of the writer known only as Ella.  The letter reads. Friday June 17, 1818 Dear John, Should misfortune on you fall and the cold world pass you by and still proudly stand the test and meet each Scornful eye or should any dare to whisper a word tho name & would it back to those from Whence it came. Ever Yours Ella Accompanied by an envelope addressed to John (illegible last name) Mount Pleasant, New Jersey. Letter sheet measures 6" x 4". Letterfold. .
DeBale 4 Original Works - Vibrant Splatter Art  - Africans & Ostriches. ..
DeBale 4 Original Works - Vibrant Splatter Art - Africans & Ostriches. ..
Price: $200.00

Vibrant splatter art watercolors.  Three (3) of the four (4) watercolors are abstract stylized stereotypic Africans; two are drummers and dancers, the third a group of hunters.  The final image is three (4) pair of ostriches.  Each measures 10" x 13". .
A Pair of Event Advertising Posters by Anna Louise Falk. .Connecticut.c1925
A Pair of Event Advertising Posters by Anna Louise Falk. .Connecticut.c1925
Price: $200.00

Two hand-made posters by Anna-Louise (Rudin) Falk. She was an artist who lived in Connecticut and was known for portrait and still-life painting, illustration. These two posters are advertisements for events, the first a play and the second a charity event.   "Nothing But The Truth" appears to be the play based on novel of the same name by Frederic S. Isham. The play is a comedy about a stockbroker who must tell the truth for a whole day. The illustration accompanying the poster appears to be the logo for the performers, 'Parish Players', as the eyes are two 'P's. Measures 18 3/4" x 14" "Tulip Tea" is a poster advertising a benefit hosted for the Branford Visiting Nurse Association in May 1925. Tickets were 35 cents each, and there was food, candy, dolls, baskets, toys, and a picture gallery. The poster itself has two whimsical renditions of tulips on either side of the text, in color (red, yellow, orange, and green). The title of the poster, Tulip Tea, is done in a gradient of red, yellow and orange. There are pencil marks seen beneath the text and drawing and was obviously used as a guide for the design.  Measures 22" x 14".. The 'Tulip Tea' poster has a tear on the bottom right corner, approximately 3". As well as 4 small pin holes from when it was displayed. "Nothing but the Truth" has one pin hole at the top center. Minor toning/ fading due to age/light damage.
 Naive 7" Handmade Watercolor Paper doll with 3 Crepe Paper Dresses. ..1880s
Naive 7" Handmade Watercolor Paper doll with 3 Crepe Paper Dresses. ..1880s
Price: $200.00

A 7 1/4" naive handmade paper doll with three finely detailed dresses constructed of crepe paper with some tissue and lace paper border decorations.  Not the detail on the sleeves with the puffs at top and narrow lower sleeves.  The black dress with white accessories has three tiers of crepe paper lace at base and lace paper trim on bodice collar and cuffs.  Created on heavy card stock. .
Handmade Perforated or Punch Paper Needlepoint “patch” envelope. ..
Handmade Perforated or Punch Paper Needlepoint “patch” envelope. ..
Price: $225.00

Measures 5” x 3 ½” with needlepoint strip across that top that has a handmade patch or court plaster envelope attached.  Needlepoint floral array on each side of base.  Floral decoration at top.  c1860s. .
 8" Handmade Watercolor Male Paper Doll named Drake Shelbourne with 11 Costumes & 3 Hats - Contemporary and Historical Attire c1940s. ..
8" Handmade Watercolor Male Paper Doll named Drake Shelbourne with 11 Costumes & 3 Hats - Contemporary and Historical Attire c1940s. ..
Price: $225.00

A 7 3/4" tall watercolor paper doll.  A tidy gent with broad-set eyes. His 11 costumes appear to be both contemporary to the 1940s while others are vintage.  Four are labeled on reverse - lounge suit, yacht suit, full dress suit and tennis suit.  Three fine hats accompany the outfits. .
Thea Hutchinson Album of Kindergarten Art . ..1895
Thea Hutchinson Album of Kindergarten Art . ..1895
Price: $225.00

A 9" x 9 1/4" hand made album consisting of 18 pages with items applied on both sides. Created by Thea Hutchinson in 1895-96.  It includes an array of work including pin prick art (4), embroidery samples (8), watercolor drawings on shaped paper (6),folded paper (7), Woven paper mats (7), geometric shapes applied to paper (11) applied leaves, drum constructed of paper, watercolored mimeographed sheets (5)  and more.  A few items of note include the woven paper log home, an embroidered and watercolor American flag and a drum constructed of geometric paper strips.  Some items inserted, while most applied to pages.   Heavy cover wear. . Fredrich Froebel's (1782 –1852)  Kindergarten methods include play-based, child-centered, holistic education, along with parent involvement, educational paperfolding, use of music, games, and movement activities for education. Froebel saw mothers as the ideal first teachers of humanity. Women, he believed, were best-suited to nurture children and became the Kindergartners (teachers) for his schools. Froebel laid the foundation for modern education based on the recognition that children have unique needs and capabilities. He created the concept of the "kindergarten".
True Stories by the Chain Gang - Told in 7 Parts-- Hijinx at Summer Camp
True Stories by the Chain Gang - Told in 7 Parts-- Hijinx at Summer Camp
Price: $225.00

The retelling of camp pranks on typewritten cut-outs artfully arranged in seven (7) pages.  The pages are titled A Hot Pie Party - Pizza , beer and dancing The Bottle Brigade - bottles and wet sheets for 2 campers Professor and the Springs - springs removed from a tipsy professors bed The Rocks and the Two Frogs- rocks in the shape of a man & live frogs in their beds The Two Missing Shoes - shoes nailed to a tree The Missing Bed - professor's bed hidden in the woods The Steak Barbeque - open fire with steak sandwiches chased by Manhattans... The work of a talented young man from Stratford, CT documenting his days at camp near Boonton NJ. Mischievous and at times somewhat mean spirited pranks.  Measures 11"   x 15"
 A 6 3/4" Handmade Watercolor Paper Doll w 9 Costumes & 5 Hats. ..c1910s
A 6 3/4" Handmade Watercolor Paper Doll w 9 Costumes & 5 Hats. ..c1910s
Price: $225.00

A 6 3/4" young woman paper doll with day dresses,party dresses and a night gown,  The five (5) outfits with hats are a mixture of day and evening wear.  One of the outfits is a coat with a ruffled base.  Two dresses with intact tears that have been reinforced with archival tape.  Three tabs lacking; otherwise fine.  Reverse is blank..
An original Get Well Story and Whimsical Drawings to a hospitalized child by  Sidney Ernestine Warfel. .Chicago.1946
An original Get Well Story and Whimsical Drawings to a hospitalized child by Sidney Ernestine Warfel. .Chicago.1946
Price: $250.00

A two page typed story to Virginia Whitley at St. Joseph's Hospital , Joliet IL. 1946. The story begins with I do not know you and you don't know me, but what difference does that make? She had heard she was ill and needed something to bright her days, so Sidney wrote a nonsense story  with the characters Ellalulu, Lally Dee, the Dog --Beauty Belle, Ellalulu's cat- Sput and the moneky.  Accompanied by sitck figure drawings each measures 2 1/2" x 3 3/4".  With original envelope. Charming. .
Charlotte nostrand Decorative Arts Project - Finnish influence on today's styles . ..1940
Charlotte nostrand Decorative Arts Project - Finnish influence on today's styles . ..1940
Price: $250.00

Heavy board with yarn bounding.   Typewritten commentary describing each watercolor illustration beginning with fashions from 1810 through 1870 (Plates I-IX) depicting Finnish garb or "Sulkava". The remaining plates (X-IVX) are modern adaptations of the earlier styles.  The final plate is cut paper silhouettes.  A well executed and informative project completed by a University of California student.  Measures 12 1/2" x 9 1/2"..
1903 Hand-drawn Watercolor Menu for a dinner honoring Le Prince Maha Valirauvudh, Prince Royal de SiamBurapha PalaceFevriar 14, 1903..
1903 Hand-drawn Watercolor Menu for a dinner honoring Le Prince Maha Valirauvudh, Prince Royal de SiamBurapha PalaceFevriar 14, 1903 ..
Price: $275.00

1903 Hand-drawn Watercolor Menu for a dinner honoring Le Prince Maha Valirauvudh, Prince Royal de Siam.  Burapha Palace. Fevriar 14, 1903 Illustration depicting a procession presumably for the prince.  Printed fare includes both Western and Thai cuisine.  Printed in Siamese on reverse. 6 3/4" x 5 1/4". staining
Love Token with 4 woven hearts for Mercy Land Brown c1850s. ..
Love Token with 4 woven hearts for Mercy Land Brown c1850s. ..
Price: $275.00

A dear 3" x 3 5/8" slip of paper with four woven hearts at the corners created from a piece of paper that was printed ornately but for another purpose ("make-do").  Pencil decoration creates 'saw-tooth' border around the hearts plus two naive intertwined hearts and a flower. with the name "Mercy Land Brown" below.  Reverse is blank. .
 Miniature Sand Painting - The Dairyman's Cottage, Worked on Lace Paper. ..
Miniature Sand Painting - The Dairyman's Cottage, Worked on Lace Paper. ..
Price: $275.00

A 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"  scene created using applied color sand with watercolor background.  It depicts The Dairyman's Cottage.. Created on 2 5/8"x 3 3/4" die-cut card with lace paper border..
A Water Color Chart for honor pupils c1910.
A Water Color Chart for honor pupils c1910.
Price: $300.00

A 25  1/2" x 20 1/2:"  art board with an impressionist-style watercolor basket of flowers at center with "Honor Pupiles" on either side.  The bottom half of the board has two rows of names - next to the names are accumulations of gold stars demonstrating the   achievements of the individual child. The majority of honor pupils are girls.  Few names lacking.
7” Watercolor paper doll w 15 handmade costumes.  C1900. ..
7” Watercolor paper doll w 15 handmade costumes. C1900. ..
Price: $300.00

Lovely well executed young women paper doll dressed in a slip, black stockings and a hair bow.  Costumes with a wide array of design elements and style.  Includes one tissue paper dress – the remainder are watercolor.  Includes all of the fashion of the day including a middy dress with bloomers, sailor dress, pleated and flounced dress with bead decoration, dress with geometric design and pleats, one with a pinafore, lace color and ruffled base and many others. .
H. E. J. Handmade Jenny Lind Paper Doll w 5 Handmade Costumes. ..
H. E. J. Handmade Jenny Lind Paper Doll w 5 Handmade Costumes. ..
Price: $300.00

A 6" handmade pen and ink and watercolor Jenny Lind paper doll with 4 cut and one uncut costume.  The uncut costume has two guards pencils in the background.  Fine replicas copied from the Albert Davis Collection of prints. . Johanna Maria Lind (6 October 1820 – 2 November 1887), better known as Jenny Lind, was a Swedish opera singer, often known as the "Swedish Nightingale". One of the most highly regarded singers of the 19th century, she performed in soprano roles in opera in Sweden and across Europe, and undertook an extraordinarily popular concert tour of America beginning in 1850. She was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music from 1840.
Interfoliata - Woven Heart Bookmarks from Same Sheet of Paper Found in 1830 Book from One Owner and an 1823 From Another. ..
Interfoliata - Woven Heart Bookmarks from Same Sheet of Paper Found in 1830 Book from One Owner and an 1823 From Another. ..
Price: $325.00

A typewritten message on The Licking County Museum, Newark Ohio.  It is dated Valentine's Day 1963.  Priscilla S. Scheffler, Great Great Granddaughter of Mary Shirley Shove and Dudley Whitney.   Affixed to the top of the page are a pair woven hearts,  the paper remnant from one of the hearts and finally a third heart cut for weaving.  The text is an acocunt of Scheffler who found one of the hearts in the pages of a book owned by Mrs. Mary Shirley Shove-Whitney that she received as a gift from Catharine Brighman.  Later when looking through a book previously owned by Brighman in 1828, she found the paper remnant of the blue and white heart and the third heart matching one of the hearts found in the 1830 book..
A collection of five (5)  immediate post WWII typewritten letters embellished with watercolor illustrations superimposed on the letter sheets and/or applied at the top of the page. . .California.1945
A collection of five (5) immediate post WWII typewritten letters embellished with watercolor illustrations superimposed on the letter sheets and/or applied at the top of the page. . .California.1945
Price: $325.00

The content is politically oriented and tongue-in-cheek.  The letters were addressed to Miss Eleanor Langlois of Guernewood Park, CA from J. E.  Langlois and Oscar Smith, both of San Francisco.   J.E. is Eleanor’s father.   The letters are dated August 13-20, 1945. August 14, is labeled V-J Day when Japan surrendered after WWII. The letters mention riots in San Francisco, food rationing, and  refers to their dog Geep. The letter writer mentions his tiring of meat loaf and his excitement to get eggs and lists the many ways he would like to cook them. He questions of they have gotten sugar yet. He is on edge and mentions how he jumps when ever he hears a noise. He has a sarcastic air and references times significant to the time such as Aunt Jemima's pancake mix and Seely mattresses. .
Dear Plaited Hair Family Keepsake. ..
Dear Plaited Hair Family Keepsake. ..
Price: $325.00

A 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of paper with six (6) different hair ornament remembrances from FAther Mother, Sarah, Emma, Marion and Hatty.  Each a slightly different design. Marion's circular plaits are adorned with a saw-tooth cut paper heart.   No further identification. c1860s..
Watercolor Silhouette of Elegant Lady holding Nosegay. ..c1848
Watercolor Silhouette of Elegant Lady holding Nosegay. ..c1848
Price: $325.00

A 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" card with a  finely detailed 2 1/2" watercolor silhouette of a proper women.  Note the detailing of her hair, earring, finger ring and nosegay bouquet.   Applied paper on reverse is written in German and dated 1848..
E Hertwell  Handmade Book of Children's Songs with Words, Verse & Illustrations. ..1940s
E Hertwell Handmade Book of Children's Songs with Words, Verse & Illustrations. ..1940s
Price: $325.00

A handmade song book with over 50 songs. The book has been divided up into seven categories: Traditional, Autumn, Winter, Spring, Animals, Special Occasions, People, and Games . The majority of the songs in this book are short nursery songs, such as 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star', 'Rock-a-bye Baby', and 'Rain, Rain, Go Away'. The book is made from construction paper which each page a different color. Pasted onto the page is the handwritten song, with the music and lyrics. Additionally, on the top right, the author has written the origin of the song. Adding even more charm to this book, relevant pictures or cutouts are added to each page. For example, a cut out of an umbrella on the page with the 'Rain Song' or an image of a church's steeple on the page for 'Glad Easter is Here'. At the front of the book is a page that lists all the songs found within. The book is bound together with two metal rings. Measures 9" x 6". To view this item, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/io69lZBGb9aKmAfY2. The front cover is detached, as well as a few interior pages. The color of the construction pages is sometimes faded along the edges.
 Over in the Meadow, A Handmade Counting Book - Animal Mothers and Babies. ..1940s
Over in the Meadow, A Handmade Counting Book - Animal Mothers and Babies. ..1940s
Price: $325.00

A handmade counting book depicting a variety of animals. Each page features a new animal, a mother and her babies. The first page is a turtle and her one baby turtle. The second page is a mother fish and her two babies, the third an owl and her three babies, and so on and so forth until the reader reaches the count of ten. The images are drawn in charcoal. The book is bound by two metal rings. There is no biographical information on the author/maker of the book. Measures 15" x 11 1/2". To view this book, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/kpsYhaR8mRmnImVU2. Minor edge wear due to rubbing.
Pencil & Watercolor Sketches Promoting F. S. Streeter Marble Works, Reading PA. ..
Pencil & Watercolor Sketches Promoting F. S. Streeter Marble Works, Reading PA. ..
Price: $350.00

Four (4) different naive pencil and/or watercolor drawings promoting the marble works. Three of the four are mounted on what appears to be a page from an album with embossed frames.  Also includes a watercolor cameo at center when lifted exposing a watch paper with his name and location in pen.  Miniature writing of Mutat Terra Vices at base.  Imagery includes heraldic lion, pyramid, Cupid and an angle.  Sheet measures 10" x 8"..
Illuminated Calligraphy with Flora Embellishments - Our Darling Elsie
Illuminated Calligraphy with Flora Embellishments - Our Darling Elsie
Price: $350.00

A 13 1/2" x 10 3/4" card with illustrated  calligraphy reading "Our Darling Elsi __ Mors Janua Vitae--Talitha cumi"  Translating to Death is the gateway to (everlasting) life -- and Little maid, arise (a Syriac or Aramaic expression.  Crests of Agnus Dei and IHS.  Adorned with dried forget-me-nots, daisies, fern and lily of the valley.   Well executed in vibrant colors. Reverse has pen and ink of The Ruin - Mt. Edgcumbe.  with a Milton verse.  Dated Aug. 24, 1887.
2 finely executed paper dolls with 2 costumes and 2 hats done after 1850s Brave Boy and Little Girl . All Two-sided.. ..c1940s
2 finely executed paper dolls with 2 costumes and 2 hats done after 1850s Brave Boy and Little Girl . All Two-sided.. ..c1940s
Price: $375.00

A 7 3/4" male and slightly shorter female two-sided paper dolls.  They are drawn in the style of the Brave Boy and the Little Girl  He in dashing finery with a sword and feathered hat, she in her outing attire with her dog at her side.  Both with creative license, but well executed in the style of. .
Album with Nine
Album with Nine (9) Original Abstract Black Silhouette Scenes Mostly Whimsical– Some with Poetry. Signed W. S.
Price: $400.00

A collection of various original cutwork silhouette works, each signed W. S.  Subject matter ranges from whimsy to fantasy and somberness.
A Loving Gift of Two (2) Handmade c1860s Paper Dolls with Numerous Decorated Paper Costumes Presented as a Valentine to a Young Child
A Loving Gift of Two (2) Handmade c1860s Paper Dolls with Numerous Decorated Paper Costumes Presented as a Valentine to a Young Child
Price: $400.00

A 6 ½” pencil drawn adolescent girl paper doll with 19 handmade costumes and 15 pinafores.  Note the cut bow closure at back and a 3 ½” infant with 11 layettes, 4 dresses and 2 mantles.  Many constructed of decorated paper.  They were given with a hand constructed  pop-up valentine note for Myra H. Gould of Vermont, presumably the receiver of the paper dolls.  The dolls were most likely made by the giver at an earlier time in her life. Dolls appear to be c1860s-70s and note from the 1880s..
Large format Watercolor ex libris Margaret O. Mark
Large format Watercolor ex libris Margaret O. Mark
Price: $400.00

A 10” x 13” mount board with watercolor of a young woman seated while reading a book. Elaborate border decoration reflecting the sky and seasons. Artist signature at base III. G. Fall..
 2 1/4" Scherenschnitte Cutwork Love Token. ..1860s
2 1/4" Scherenschnitte Cutwork Love Token. ..1860s
Price: $400.00

A 2 1/2" mirror-image cutwork with Pennsylvania Dutch love symbols including paired flowers, birds and hearts.  Naive and dear..
 Intricate Canivet or Nun cut Cutwork, with decorations on both sides. ..c1780s
Intricate Canivet or Nun cut Cutwork, with decorations on both sides. ..c1780s
Price: $400.00

A 4 1/4" x 2 3/4"  intricate and delicate cutwork presumably from France, created by nuns in the 1780s or 1790s.  Note the razor slits and pinprick at base. Watercolor decoration with  AB or NB seated on a green grass with flowers above.  The reverse has the Eye of Providence above a Flaming Heart atop the landscape.  Intended to foster good will. .
 Intricate Paper Cutwork, either by or in the style of Elizabeth Cobbold c1800, Ipswich England.. ..
Intricate Paper Cutwork, either by or in the style of Elizabeth Cobbold c1800, Ipswich England.. ..
Price: $425.00

A 10" x 7 1/2" sheet with a cutwork depicting  a woman riding a horse, all cut from a single sheet of paper.  Note how the horses' front left hoof attaching the ground to the horse and rider.. Elizabeth Cobbold(1767-1824)  She gave elaborate valentine parties and created a cut-works, some with verses, with  a copy to keep for herself. A descendent of Edmund Waller, Elizabeth Knipe lived in Manchester and published two books of poems before her brief marriage to William Clarke of Ipswich (1790). She was a friend of Clara Reeve, author of The Progress of Romance, under whose influence she wrote a novel set in Norman England. In 1792 she married a wealthy brewer, John Cobbold; in addition to his fourteen children by a previous marriage, they had seven more together. In Ipswich she was a leader in literary and charitable organizations. Her son, the Rev. Richard Cobbold (1797-1877), was also a poet.
 3 Hand Made Paper Dolls w 15 Costumes, A Dog & 2 Cats c1910s. ..
3 Hand Made Paper Dolls w 15 Costumes, A Dog & 2 Cats c1910s. ..
Price: $425.00

What appear to be three sisters from the 1910s with their two cats and a dog.  Well executed design on the paper dolls and costumes.  The 13 costumes  with 8 hats for the older sisters are interchangeable while the younger sister has two costumes. The costumes in are drawn with fine details.  The hats and dresses reflect the fashions of the day.  The taller dolls are 7 3/4"..
Prophetic Flowers - Fate, Character, Wish, Ruling Passion & When to be Married
Prophetic Flowers - Fate, Character, Wish, Ruling Passion & When to be Married
Price: $450.00

At first glance one sees an artfully executed watercolor stem with leaves topped by blue and yellow polished paper pinwheel flowers.  Upon close examination one sees that the flowers open to display a different hand penned answer beneath each of the petals.   The reverse explains this Victorian key to one's fate and love life.  It is a Prophetic Flower.  Each of the five (5) flowers foresees ones Fate, Character, Wish, Ruling Passion and When to be Married.  It measures 8 3/4" x 7" and is on heavy stock card.  c1850s..
Fine Trinket Box with Delicate Cutwork Under Glass– Naïve Alter boy . ..
Fine Trinket Box with Delicate Cutwork Under Glass– Naïve Alter boy . ..
Price: $450.00

3” x 4 ½” x 2” glass topped trinket box with straw decorated exterior and paper lined interior. Depicts a Naïve Alter boy with a Cross among the Flowering Trees, Vines, and Shrubs.  All handmade paper cuts.  Boy with halo dressed in real fabric dress with lace topper. . some wear on straw, slight staining inside box
Correspondence from Christopher Greaves, who had attended Yeates Institute, Belmont, Lancaster PA to Ludwig F. C. Haas, of Lancaster PA while attending Phillips Academy, Andover MA. . ..1901-1903
Correspondence from Christopher Greaves, who had attended Yeates Institute, Belmont, Lancaster PA to Ludwig F. C. Haas, of Lancaster PA while attending Phillips Academy, Andover MA. . ..1901-1903
Price: $450.00

June 25, 1901 – South Lowestoft Discussion: · Birthday wishes · Bird egg collection · Lots of questions on classmates and activities · Attending games in motor cars · The New English Stamps · The ferry rockets Illustrations: · Greaves at his desk composing letter with lots of questions · Bull ramming ostrich with head in the sand; bull about to be hit by a cattle catcher on a train · Two views of a cherry tree before and after damage Five (5) crests. January 6, 1902 Discussion: · Discussion about a photo he’d received with the last letter · Christmas holidays and presents · Putting up two new bird boxes · Playing golf and bicycle riding · Hunting and other sports Illustrations: · Man riding a horse · Scared cat · Students escaping from lecture · Bicycle riders · Birds’ nests · Golfers · Self-portrait Six (6) postage stamps March 18, 1902 Discussion: · News in previous correspondence · Request for US stamps School football (soccer) · Crow’s behavior in the UK and US and spending time on the Conestoga with friends seeing the many blackbirds and finding three (3)dead crows in a nest · Discussion on where-abouts and disposition of previous classmates Illustrations: · Baby birds in a nest – mama bird hovering above · Haas McDevilt Champion figure staking day – series of views · Boy and man chased up a tree by dogs · Prof. Lader Shands of Harvard “How to raise potatoes” · Mc Briggs alias Christopher Greaves (letter writer) August 15, 1902 Discussion: · Thanks for splendid stamps, sharing with friends · Didn’t get the eggs his birthday, bird nesting · Comments on Haas’ hideous nightmarish pictures · Congrats as treasurer of Athletic Association; teasing about bagging the money · Crew races and how funny friends looked with head’s shaved Illustrations: · Treasure of Athletic Association collecting fees · Bicycle riding and tricks · Bird nesting in the meadows “keep your eyes open” · Bird scooping fish out of water · Men hunting rabbits One (1) stamp August 20, 1902 – Forest Hill, Oxford Eng. Discussion: · A school chum had accused him of getting married · Discussions on bird migrations cross the Channel, Mediterranean sea N. Africa, Southern Spain · King’s illness before coronation · Summer guest and their activities while in town · Bicycle touring in country side · Attending Coronation Procession in London – lots of Americans; naval review mostly foreign warships were away · Boating picnic at Oxford · Boer generals in London · Big railway races in America · Questions on classmates Illustrations: · Man reading NY paper looking for marriage announcement · Birds dressed in vacation attire approaching a train to S. Spain · Man in knickers playing golf · Fishing from a canoe · Man eating watermelon · Little girls · Man with umbrella atop airship with balloon tied to a pig February 1903 Discussion: · “royal shoot” with Prince Wales, · Collecting stamps or crests · Collecting “English Eggs” and updating the collection · Many terrible rail accidents in the US , wonders if the “flying machins will come in fashion” · The wonders of the Marconi system · Playing golf · Re Ludwig’s picture in long pants—a new sensation getting old · Bluebirds’ nests and wondering about their habits · Football (US) and Sir Thos. Lipton “lifting” the America Cup. Illustrations: · Boy sneaking an egg from a nest · American football · Granny peddling an air balloon · Series of views of an ice skater racing and falling November (no year) Discussions: · Collecting Crests · Playing football · Two vessels driven ashore due to rough weather Illustrations: · Golfer · Boys falling on ice while skating · A rabbit Four (4) crest, two (2) postage stamps. .
Fanny's First Flirtation - Dressed Paper Doll.  Peterson's Magazine 1872 . ..
Fanny's First Flirtation - Dressed Paper Doll. Peterson's Magazine 1872 . ..
Price: $450.00

A copper engraving cut-out from the February 1872 Peterson's Magazine that has been dressed in both paper and fabric.  It is captioned "Fanny's First Flirtation".   Sight view 7 3/8" x 6".  Housed in period frame which measures 9" x 8". When researching the image an editor's note from Peterson's reads "This charming engraving, published in our February number, receives praise everywhere.   The New Jersey Enterprise says, 'What a Frenchman would call, but what some of our juvenescent Americans translate 'the piece of resistance'...
 5  Naive 20"  Folk Art Paper Dolls - Buster Brown, Robert, Bertha, Nan & Lenora . .Nebraska.1910s
5 Naive 20" Folk Art Paper Dolls - Buster Brown, Robert, Bertha, Nan & Lenora . .Nebraska.1910s
Price: $450.00

Five (5) crayon drawn and decorated paper dolls created from 'make-do' materials-- the back of pressed board advertising signed. The first is 21 1/2" older girl in a blue dress with large white colors. Her face is drawn as profile with an exaggerated nose and chin. Her hair is curled in tendrils. Created in two pieces. Her feet and legs are applied and watercolor decorated. The second is a 19 3/4" younger fuller girl done in crayon. This doll is actually dressed with a silk bow in her hair, an islet lace neck choker and a handmade chiffon dress, banded at top with the same ribbon as used on her hair. Here gray and orange boots are crayon.   The remaining three each measures about 18 1/2". A boy and girl in sailor influenced attire. The third is a Buster Brown look-alike, wearing the familiar red suit with black neck bow and big round eyes. This dolls appear to be created by the same individual. .
4 Pennsylvania Fraktur Christmas Greeting (Weihnachtsgruss)
4 Pennsylvania Fraktur Christmas Greeting (Weihnachtsgruss)
Price: $450.00

A group of four (4) small watercolor Pennsylvania fraktur Christmas greetings from 1813 and 1814. The two from 1813 are  approximately 3" x 3 3/4". One is penned in English, the other in German The one is German is framed in a heart with tulips at the base, the other is surrounded by a floral garland.  The 1814 works are approx 3 3/4" x 4" with and octagonal border linked with berries; one with floral corner decorations, the other decorative elements.   Laid paper with watercolor decoration. Toning at the top margin one fraktur.
Miniature Manuscript The Lords Prayer and Apostles Creed. .Slatington PA.c1860
Miniature Manuscript The Lords Prayer and Apostles Creed. .Slatington PA.c1860
Price: $450.00

A 4 1/2" x 3 3/4"  sheet with a miniature hand penned and decorated Lord's Prayer and Apostles Creed.  The Lords Prayer is written horizontally and measures 5/8" in diameter.   The Creed is written in a circular format.  Extensive geometric starburst devices around the Lords Pray and intricate geometric scolloped designs surrounding the Creed.  An eternal wreath with flowers and leaves surrounds the work.  Pennsylvania Dutch influence. Caption at base reads ""Being justified by faith we have peach with God through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen".  Reverse is blank.  Found in an envelope addressed to Miss Nellie Hughes of Slatington PA. .
 Framed Decorative Hair Ornament with Hair from Family Members. .New Scotland, Albany County, NY.1866
Framed Decorative Hair Ornament with Hair from Family Members. .New Scotland, Albany County, NY.1866
Price: $450.00

An oval frame houses a 4 1/2" x 4 1/4"  horseshoe shaped array of flowers created with hair.  Each intricately woven into various types of flowers.  Penciled numbers on the white background. A sheet applied to the reverse reads "Presented to Adam Van Allen, January 1, 1866 by Rebecca S. Van Allen.  Manufactured from the Hair of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Van Allen and their children". A key follows assigning a number to each family member corresponding to flower created using that individual's hair.  Frame measures 9 1/2" x 9". Crack in frame with old repair. Some gesso beadwork trim lacking. In 19th C America, parlor walls were decorated with elaborate wreaths made of hair fashioned into twigs and flowers, often adorned with beads or ribbons.   Victorian men and women treasured hairwork not only as remembrances of loved ones and memorials of relationships but also as objects of beauty and means of personal expression.  These works were created almost exclusively by women in cottage industries.  In her book "Love Entwined" Helen Sheumaker argues that this refiguration of a loved one's hair into a commodity created a unique meeting point between sentimentality and consumerism, intensifying the close relationship between the goods one purchased and the kind of person one wished to be. . Adam Van Allen Born: 20 Sep 1813 New Scotland, Albany County, New York, United States of America Death : 11 Aug 1884 Albany, Albany County, New York, United States of America
Hand-crafted Student Notebook created by Esther T. Tuttle - Using Kindergarten Art to Solve Problems -c1920s.
Hand-crafted Student Notebook created by Esther T. Tuttle - Using Kindergarten Art to Solve Problems -c1920s.
Price: $475.00

A 11" x 8 1/2" book hand crafted by a student.  The cover reads Notes with the initials ET.  The first page includes the name Esther T. Tuttle and a red letter grade of "2+".  The book includes over twenty (20) Problems described in the students hand along with a narrative solution and the completed 3-D solution.    Some of the problems are to create a Portfolio, a Notebook, an Envelope, Wall pocket, Picture Frame, a fan, a bonbon box, triangular catchall, a portfolio, a match scratcher, and projects in weaving including a straw and a woven paper fiber mat.  A final page includes addresses of what are assumed references included in the project, including three names and addresses; one being Milton Bradley, 120 Boylston St., Boston. The other two are Boston and Cambridge addresses. .
1827 Schrenscnitte style Cut Paper--Abstract Imagery with the appearance of hats and shoes and decorative devices. ..
1827 Schrenscnitte style Cut Paper--Abstract Imagery with the appearance of hats and shoes and decorative devices. ..
Price: $475.00

A 6 1/2" x 8"  schrenshnitte or cut paper design. Although a somewhat abstract and mainly decorative piece.  Upon pondering has the appearance of feathered hats and shoes.  Dated 1827 in pencil at base.  Cut from laid paper..
Memory Album - Phililp Bethel Boude - His Book - Wawonaissa (NH) Photographs of a Camp with Wilderness Theme Watercolor Border Decorations. ..1911
Memory Album - Phililp Bethel Boude - His Book - Wawonaissa (NH) Photographs of a Camp with Wilderness Theme Watercolor Border Decorations. ..1911
Price: $475.00

Suede cover with pyrography decorated cover reading "Wawonaissa" with wildflower decoration. The hand penned title page reads "Philip Bethel Boude - His Book - 1911 with drawings of candles at the base.  The next page is a penned verse by Agnes L. Tierney that begins "When the rapture of summer has set the pulse athrill...Most pages have a photograph of life at the "camp" or the surrounding water, all embellished with hand drawn watercolor border decorations of items relevant to the photograph. Approximately 50 pages.  Few with watercolor decorations but with out photo, few with remnants of a lacking photo (2-3?). Measures 7 1/2" x 10".  Cover wear. .
Souvenir Album: Written by husband and wife Joseph and Susan Miller 1855-1860 w Watercolor drawings and punch paper bookmark love token.  Thornton IA.
Souvenir Album: Written by husband and wife Joseph and Susan Miller 1855-1860 w Watercolor drawings and punch paper bookmark love token. Thornton IA.
Price: $500.00

A brown gilt stamped album of what appears to be Jesus and "the woman at the well" on front cover and large lidded ewer on the back cover. Five full page engravings depicting somber scenes of  people and places.   The album begins with a Preface and an array of writings by Joseph including Apostrophe ot my Happiness, The Nice House Keeper, The Highland Chief, The Out-going and In-coming Year (1855-56).  This is followed by a single entry from his departing cousin in 1857.  This is followed by  the Inagural Address of the President Of the New Paris Congress. The next entry is by Susan and surrounded by a hand drawn watercolor floral wreath or eternal ring of flower.  Also includes two full page floral drawing by Susan.  In addition Susan has added little watercolor floral spray in the upper right corner of Joseph's writings.  On the Preface page she penned "Susan Miller Joseph Miller" beneath the floral display.   Interfoliata includes a pressed dried flower and a punch paper and ribbon bookmark with "Forget me not Joseph" cross stitched on the punch paper. Measures 7 3/4" x 6". Moderate wear; top and bottom portion of back strip lacking; edge wear on covers.
 Fine Made by Hand Geometric Designed Paper Hearts with Woven Hair with Flower at Center with Surrounding verse titled Star of Memory. ..April 14, 1861
Fine Made by Hand Geometric Designed Paper Hearts with Woven Hair with Flower at Center with Surrounding verse titled Star of Memory. ..April 14, 1861
Price: $500.00

An 8" x 10" piece with geometrically positioned saw-tooth cut hearts in various colors with a plaited eternal ring of hair at center with a cut-out embossed flower at center. A verse in faint ink in background is titled Star of Memory.  Dedicated to Mrs. Jennett L. Johnson by Mrs. H. C. Barney  Includes transcription of the verse. .
Original Art - Children are the World's Most Valuable Resource and its Best Hope for the Future
Original Art - Children are the World's Most Valuable Resource and its Best Hope for the Future
Price: $500.00

A 12" x 23" original tempera work.  A stenciled orange naive paper doll chain across the page backed in yellow with green accents.  John F. Kennedy penned at top.  "Children are the World's Most Valuable Resource and its Best Hope for the Future" penned at base.  The vibrant colors of the mid to late 1960s.   Unidentified. 1/4" x 1/2" water stain bottom margin with minimal detraction.
 Wenzel H.Kreb's work in the "Kindergarten" School . .Roslindale, MA.November 1894
Wenzel H.Kreb's work in the "Kindergarten" School . .Roslindale, MA.November 1894
Price: $500.00

19 leaves with works on both sides. Presented in a lined hard cover copy book.  The inside cover has an applied folded paper work with an image of George Washington at the center.  The remainder of the book includes yarn works, woven paper with several types of weaves, and envelope folded by Wenzel, circle art an embroidered butterflies on a 1986 calendar etc.   Several of the pages have been dated, which aids in seeing Wenzel's progress as he matured through the year.   Includes an embroidery of the American flag, concentric circles, concentric lines,  and an embroidery of a potato complete with 'eyes'.   The woven papers are rather complicated with opposite color weaves at the woven intersections.  Measures 8" x 7". . Bend, near break front cover. Heavy back strip wear.
 "Executed Beauty with a Pen " Portrait in Pen & Ink with Watercolor Embellishmentsby A. Thurber.
"Executed Beauty with a Pen " Portrait in Pen & Ink with Watercolor Embellishmentsby A. Thurber.
Price: $525.00

A portrait of a woman  done predominantly in black and brown inks with an interesting addition of stippling on parts of the face and neck. Watercolor decorated flowers in her hair, delicate earrings and hair comb complete the scene. Well executed in a naive manner. Calligrahy caption on mat with circular opening reads "Executed Beauty with a pen By A. Thurber".  Sight view 10 3/8" x 8 1/4".  Housed in period frame.  Light toning.
A Business Archive of Fannie Howe, Engrosser, with Samples of her Work in Various stages 1960sPhiladelphia
A Business Archive of Fannie Howe, Engrosser, with Samples of her Work in Various stages 1960sPhiladelphia
Price: $550.00

Fannie Howe was the widow of Charleton Howe, a well known and admired engrosser.  After his death his wife assumed responsibility for their engrossing business.  This archive includes -approximately twenty (20) letters with correspondence requesting engrossing by Fannie Howe, -specimens created by Fannie Howe in black and white and color, a business check register, design for Howe Engrossing Studio Stationery,  11 mockup for use as examples and/or works in progress, six (6) original works accompanied by printed copies of the work and 13 original completed pen and ink works and Howe Engrossing Studio paper sign.  Mostly large format pieces..
Original Art - Teaching Phonics  - Learning to Read M is for Moo
Original Art - Teaching Phonics - Learning to Read M is for Moo
Price: $550.00

A 32 pp book with pen drawings with watercolor and crayon embellishment.   "First year infants class 1951" written in pencil on the front cover. String binding.  A well executed and slightly naive book created to assist young children in learning phonics.  In most instances it includes the first letter of the sound and a relevant scene.  Interspersed are two and three letter words.  It concludes with numbers 1 through 5 with supporting imagery.  Creative and charming; "Z" is the sound a bee makes and,"Wh" is the sound of blowing out a candle.  Measures 9 1/2" x 7 1/2".
Watercolor Hand Made Birthday Album
A Tribute to Our Grandmother on her Eightieth Birthday, January 12, 1886 - From her Ever Affectionate Grandchildren
Price: $600.00

Hand Made Birthday Album – A Tribute to Our Grandmother on her Eightieth Birthday, January 12, 1886.  from her ever affectionate Grandchildren.
Fine c1820 PinPrick Art Watercolor Embellishments.
Fine c1820 PinPrick Art Watercolor Embellishments.
Price: $600.00

A 10" x 8 1/2"  pinprick work depicting a nomad or perhaps a shepherd. The costume is pinprick with watercolor embellishments. Pin-prick pictures were just one of many ways in which paper was used without paint or pencil to create images as a genteel way to pass the time. By the end of the 18th century it was a favorite pastime to work in paper using a variety of techniques to create images and decorative effects. Special shops sprang up to cater for this taste, most famously Rudolph Ackermann's 'Repository' in London's Strand. and Fuller's 'Temple of Fancy', stocked materials for amateur painters but also what were called fancy papers: coloured and embossed paper designed to allow amateurs to create decorative work in paper.
Commonplace Book Illustrated in Pen and Ink and Watercolor- Birds, Spelling, Greek Architecture, The Eye, Trees, Joan of Arc
Commonplace Book Illustrated in Pen and Ink and Watercolor- Birds, Spelling, Greek Architecture, The Eye, Trees, Joan of Arc
Price: $600.00

A 21 page commonplace book complete with index and profusely illustrated in black and white with color embellishments. The index page is boarded by patriotic scenes of an eagle atop a shield and three American flags bordering the side. The subjects include Birds, The Tailor Bird, Wood Pecker, Spelling, Greek Architecture, The Eye, Trees, White Pine, Scotch Pine, Joan of Arc and finally Ar.  Concludes with a lone canoer on a lake.  Anonymous.  Appears to be the work of a senior elementary or high school age child. Measures 8 1/2" 8".  Housed in a school composition book. c 1910s..
A Cutwork Depicting Sea Captain, Young Woman and Soldier and more c1850s. ..
A Cutwork Depicting Sea Captain, Young Woman and Soldier and more c1850s . ..
Price: $600.00

An intricate little scene comprised of multiple layers of polished and textured paper. A young woman and a sea captain stand hand-in-hand in a clearing. A rifle is laid atop a large rock in the foreground. A rabbit and two birds lay nearby (perhaps having been shot). A small dog looks on while at water's edge. A myriad of greenery with a trellis flanks the border of the image while a large tree with intricate leaves creates the background. Beyond the tree is a soldier with saber in hand. To the sailor's left are evergreens, rock and a snow cap or rapid water flowing between the soldier and the couple. There is a third man lurking to the left (head lacking). The detail on this work is exceptional with individually applied leaves, pearls and ruffles and everything else to be seen. Matted and framed in 7 ¾" x 5 ¾ " gold frame. . Few specks for cut work lacking.
 Album with Original Art and Hand Colored Lithography, musings and verse. .England. c 1830-1850s
Album with Original Art and Hand Colored Lithography, musings and verse. .England. c 1830-1850s
Price: $675.00

An artist's scrap book filled with over fifty (50) pieces of original art work and hand colored lithography and other pieces.  What makes this scrap book a unique find, is the consistent fine quality of the work within. Some of the hand-colored lithography is so expertly done that it becomes hard to tell whether or not it is a lithographic print. Pieces of note are: the portrait of a young girl with ringlets, and another portrait of a man in a turban. Some beautiful landscapes of farmland (rendered in pencil), an old stone bridge (watercolor), a boldly colored butterfly  (color pencil) and bird (ink & color pencil), and  'A Pas de Deux' of crabs (ink).   Additionally includes a pith watch paper with a thistle. A finely detailed tropical bird on a rose stem with nearby butterfly adorned with dried flora. Along with artwork there are several original pieces of music and poetry. There are two pieces of music, a ballad and a round, along with their music score. The poems are both original pieces, and quotes from other notable poets of the day. Once such quote, written in beautiful calligraphy, is from the poem entitled "Woman" by Eaton Stannard Barrett. "Would Woman govern tyrants? she concedes In slight concerns, and hence in weight, leads. Opposes first, to make surrender prized, And while she gives advice, appears advised" Gilt and blind stamp leather. The pages are  gilt-edged. The majority of the book has tipped in art work that has been secured to the page by glue and/or thread. Furthermore the majority of the lithographic prints within have been hand colored, but not all. Most of the artwork is unsigned, however when it is, the initials are general the same three names, E.B., E.T., and A.C. Wigan. There is reference to the Armstrong famil as well. A letter is included with the note "To my sister Daisy Armstrong, from my mother Mrs. Armstrong".  The bulk of the material in the album dates from the 1930s. Measures 9 1/4" x 7 1/4". To view this album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/JkMjtRZRJJU1aF6A9. Covers show some wear, and the back strip and edges are slightly damaged due to rubbing. The binding is partiallyA few interior pages are loose and/or detached. There is some glue residue on the interior pages as well, due to the original owner pasting in prints, but nothing that affects any of the artwork.
C1830s  Watercolor Overlay Transformation Set – Lovely Woman with  Six (6) Overlay Personae in Handcrafted Box
C1830s Watercolor Overlay Transformation Set – Lovely Woman with Six (6) Overlay Personae in Handcrafted Box
Price: $700.00

A 4 ½” x 4 ½”  sheet with profile view of lovely lady accompanied by six (6) different watercolor costumes that overlay the woman creating a different personae with each overlay.  Some as men, others as woman of different age and class,  or travelers from different lands. Found in a handcrafted box with a marbled  paper silhouette of the woman on the cover..
3 Small Watercolors Attributed to A.C. Beaman, 1852
3 Small Watercolors Attributed to A.C. Beaman, 1852
Price: $700.00

Three (3) different scenes of family life at home with loving scenes of parents, grandparents and children. Well excecuted with fine detail  Vivid Color. .
Fanciful 15" Articulated Dresed Matador
Fanciful 15" Articulated Dresed Matador
Price: $750.00

A truly fanciful fellow with a printed face,and card stock body parts that have been decorated with applied and layered polished and foiled papers. His exaggerated hat has a large applied flower.  His bodice begins with pleated paper dickey and velvet bow tie; a crest is applied beneath the dickey.  His waistcoat is constructed of various foiled papers with red embellishment and embossing. His topcoat is velvet with studded border trim topped with a large red silk bow.  The arms and legs are jointed at the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees..
A S Van Eerde. Collection of Artwork, Drawing, and Sketches by A S Van Eerde, c1920s - 1940s. ..c1920s - 1940s
A S Van Eerde. Collection of Artwork, Drawing, and Sketches by A S Van Eerde, c1920s - 1940s. ..c1920s - 1940s
Price: $750.00

A collection of over seventy (70) pieces of artwork by A S Van Eerde. The work is in various stages of completion, such as notes, outlines, sketches, illustrations, and completed works.   A S Van Eerde was a commercial artist that designed advertisements for clients. He also sold his own fine art and was a writer/illustrator that did covers and interiors for magazines like "American Legion Weekly", and comic books. He had a short-lived comic strip called "2038 AD: An Excursion to Mars", that ran only four installments in "Amazing Mystery Funnies" comic book series published by Centaur between 1938-1940. Among the collection is a series of six (6) watercolors that depict what "Daddy & Bruce" did during their day together, such as visiting the Museum of Natural History, and the zoo. Another series of six (6) watercolors depict several hilarious moments, such as a young girls 'sensible winter outfit' and an early morning conversation at the bus stop. There are several one off pieces (in ink, pencil or watercolor): rides at an amusement park,  a master painter painting using paint by number, a professor putting helium in his car tires instead of air, and sketches of different advertisements, as well as some finished products or possible reference pieces. Please view the collection by clicking on the link: https://goo.gl/photos/ngUyYToJwKYf3XEf6 . The collection is overall in good condition. On some pieces there are glue stains on the back. The sketches and notes are on a finer paper, which as caused some very minor tears along the edges on some pieces. Some of the paper is toned and soiled. But overall fine.
Anonymous My Marvelous Album -  Pen & Ink  and Watercolor Tongue in Cheek Picture Puzzles Drawn by One Hand. .United Kingdom.c1860s
Anonymous My Marvelous Album - Pen & Ink and Watercolor Tongue in Cheek Picture Puzzles Drawn by One Hand. .United Kingdom.c1860s
Price: $750.00

The tone is set for this album containing 59 pen and ink and/or watercolor drawings by the verbiage on the image on the inside cover of a scroll with a whimsical lad at top reads: In Truth it is not every Book, That's suited to the Mind, In some for ever you may Look, And no Amusement find... But seldom does an Album fail, To please both grave and Gay, It teems with many a joyous dale, And many a mournful Lay. So Reader Learn, Who'er you be, Wise, Witty, Grave, or Lad, 'Tis like the World in some degree, Made up of Good and Bad. Neatly executed. Some done after Cruikshank. Measures 8" x 11".. Covers separated but present.
Cahier de Couture  (Sewing Book)  A School Girl Sample book accompanied by watercolor illustrations. ..300
Cahier de Couture (Sewing Book) A School Girl Sample book accompanied by watercolor illustrations. ..300
Price: $750.00

18 leaves, including covers. A watercolor decorated  sewing sample book.  The book is designed with page cut-out for textile display with the remainder of each pocket fold page sealed. The sample is visible on both sides of the page.   Each textile sample is accompanied by a relevant watercolor.  Sewing samples include various stitches, blind seams, flat fell seams, sleeve plackets, various laces, mesh fabrics, cross stitch of a young girl with a watering can, cuff gathers, button holes, pleats, embroidery,an alphabet sampler, an embroidered illustration of a coach with coachman, a princess collar and puff sleeves. Illustrations include early aviation, horseless carriage, a bone crusher bicycle, a rocket shipe and an angry moon and early illumination  (a campfire, a candle, a fireplace and a lamp).  Also includes depictions of Egypt, Greece and Rome, middle age Gothic,  the Renaissance,  Empire period, stages and coachmen, bonnets and other finery, a flapper girl and concluded iwht a girl from the 1950s.  Measures6 1/2" x 10".. Few pages with inking on ssewing sample.
 Handmade - "Keep Your Temper". ..
Handmade - "Keep Your Temper". ..
Price: $775.00

A handmade parlor game housed in a blue paper covered pressed board box not original to the set.  The top card reads "Keep Your Temper".  All cards have hand penned borderlines.   The game consists of 15 matching sets of four designs.  The designs appear to have been cut from hand painted wallpaper designs.  Each card measures3" x 4 1/2".    Presumably a a memory game to match patterns.. Deterioration on ribbons on cover; otherwise fine.
 Autograph and Sketchbook of Dorothy Borrajo, 1907-1915											. .England.1907-1915
Autograph and Sketchbook of Dorothy Borrajo, 1907-1915 . .England.1907-1915
Price: $800.00

A lovely autograph and sketch book given to Dorothy Borrajo by her classmates as a souvenir when she left school in 1907. The interior cover has a pasted in list of all of Dorothy's classmates. Throughout the sketchbook there are numerous drawings and poems written by her friends from 1907 to 1915. Drawings are in pencil, ink, color pencil and watercolor. Some of the poems and drawings are quite humorous. One depicts a mother by the ocean with her two swimming daughters, glaring at a man, with the caption, "Momma disapproves of mixed bathing." 9" x 7 1/2". Well executed images reflecting all walks of life including racial stereotypes, daily life and more. To view images, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/qiR3BPRSTmFyqHvE9 . Minor wear. Binding reinforced.
 Folk Art Decorated Drawing of flowers and birds - excerpt from a Pastoral titled of Morning, Noon and Evening  by John Cunningham,. ..
Folk Art Decorated Drawing of flowers and birds - excerpt from a Pastoral titled of Morning, Noon and Evening by John Cunningham,. ..
Price: $800.00

Naive fraktur style with vining border and wreath created by Harriet Young, September 29, 1809.  A large basket  adorns the top of the page filled with fruit and flowers.  Birds on the edges of the baskets and nearby tree stumps.  At center is the  hand penned "Noon" portion of Cunningham's Morning, Noon and Evening.    Measures 7 3/4" x 9 1/2".. Surface wear and corner chips.
Original Art - A personal interpretation of Complete Trump Suit or Major Arcana including 22 Cards 1930s
Original Art - A personal interpretation of Complete Trump Suit or Major Arcana including 22 Cards 1930s
Price: $825.00

Each card was created in pencil and crayon and/or charcoal.  They are drawn on 10" x 15" art board with an applied black border. Each card or Major Arcanum depicts a scene, mostly featuring a person or several people, with many symbolic elements. This deck has a number and a name and a single illustration reflecting the name.  The artist is unknown.  Believed to have been made in the 1930s.  Although the artwork is somewhat naive, an unusual and interesting interpretation. .
 Hand Penned The  Old Oaken Bucket to Messrs Doherty Bros, Respectfully inscribed and executed by John C. Crowley with Pen and Ink--Elaborate Decoration. ..c1880
Hand Penned The Old Oaken Bucket to Messrs Doherty Bros, Respectfully inscribed and executed by John C. Crowley with Pen and Ink--Elaborate Decoration. ..c1880
Price: $825.00

15" x 12" Bristolboard card with The Old Oaken Bucket done in  fine calligraphy. The caption at top reads "To Messrs Doherty Bros. Respectfully Inscribed. A pen and ink drawing of a young boy dropping the oaken bucket into the well with gilt border.  Elaborate floral border decoration. A charming putto at the base bearing a banner reading "In remembrance of our home.  "Executed by John C. Crowley Boston with Pen and Ink at base. Reverse is blank. . Border stains and additional small area of discoloration.  Note on reverse Rebacked by W. Torrey Lutter, Marshfield 2/21/78
Lucius Tuttle & Helen H. Morris 2 hand made Card Games Created by Children - The Game of Birds & The Game of Animals. .New Haven, CT area..1888
Lucius Tuttle & Helen H. Morris 2 hand made Card Games Created by Children - The Game of Birds & The Game of Animals. .New Haven, CT area..1888
Price: $950.00

Two (2) small handmade card games with  paper slip cases.Created in pencil.  Both sets are complete. The message on the first set reads Helen from Ray Xmas 1888 Game of Animals Played Like Authors.  It includes 46 cards each ordered  A-N, each card has a number at top and lists different animals and the number of cards in that letters group or set.  The animals are grouped by family or region. The top animal on the card is underlined.  The letters identifying the cards do not relate to the animal names. Letter L- Baboon, Monkey,  Gorilla; Letter B - Polar Bear, Walrus, Seal.  Cards measure 2 1/2" x 2". The message on the second set reads The Game of Birds invented by Lucius Tuttle on the front  and Helen H. Morris from Lucius Tuttle, Xmas 1888.  Dec. 25, 1888 on the reverse of the slip cover. This set includes a single fold instruction booklet.  Played like Great Battle Fields; Artists, Politics, etc. It lists the rules for play. Decorated covers.  t includes 40 cards organized in 10 groups of 4 ordered A-J.  Each card with a primary and 3 secondary birds.  Cards measure 2 1/2" x 2". Charming and dear..
Fine and Delicate Cutwork Parrot on a Perch. ..
Fine and Delicate Cutwork Parrot on a Perch. ..
Price: $950.00

A 7 1/4" cut paper parrot mounted on a 10" x 8 1/4" backing sheet.  The body is constructed of scallop cuts and pinprick while the layered feathers with fine cut tendrils along both edges of each feather.  The blades of grass and flowers are all cut from a single sheet.  Feet constructed of brown fabric. The eye and beak are cut from polished paper.  Done in the style of Elizabeth Cobbold..
 A Young Lad's  200" long Scroll  Picture Story. .Chelsea (Boston) .
A Young Lad's 200" long Scroll Picture Story. .Chelsea (Boston) .
Price: $950.00

A 2 3/4" x 200" scroll picture story created by a young boy.  Created in a naive hand black crayon.  References to Chelsea (MA). The events of a young boy's real or imaginary daily life.   It begins with scenes of perhaps a school or common building, a pound with geese and swans and a home, followed by a bull in a field, a paddle boat and sailboat in water nearby.  This is followed by a scene of the horse drawn Chelsea laundry wagon and a battalion of firefighters pulling pump No. 1 to a burning house.   This is followed by a column or section marker and random animals and people.  The boy's next experience is a train with an arch reading "Look Out for Engine", another scene of the Chelsea Laundry wagon, this time on a bridge and going in the opposite direction with an approaching rider, perhaps a soldier  on a horse and a drawbridge in the background ending with a parade of soldiers followed by a cannon; Another section break.  A military vessel, sailboat and a lighthouse a ship and a vessel..
Rennee Kellett & Gwen Divison Typescript & Illustrations: Unpublished Book - Grannie's Book of Fairy Stories. .London.c1960s
Rennee Kellett & Gwen Divison Typescript & Illustrations: Unpublished Book - Grannie's Book of Fairy Stories. .London.c1960s
Price: $950.00

Includes two stories titled The Story of King Hippus-Woppus & Queen Lovely Lady and The Strange Adventures in the Forest, of Little Diamond-Eyes. The first is 44pp long.  The characters include King Hippus-Woppus, Lovely Lady,  Kim Dymo (Lovely Lady's Father the King), Katta-Wann-Shee (sorcerer), Princess Dream-of-Delight, Araminta (the Cat) and Mr. Whiskers, Prince Braveheart, Princess Happy-All-the-Day, King Kee-Hiley, Queen Lotus Blossom, Prince Ti-Yemminnots, Chinnamooni (sorcerer), Robert the Raven, Prince Kiska and the Great Scientist.   A charming yet simple story even with the long cast of characters. The second story is 18 pp and tells of the adventures of a girl called Little Diamond Eyes including subplots of The Fairy Dewdrop and The Friendly Frogs, Dewdrop in Danger and  A Peep into Fairyland. Includes 7 full page illustrations in black and white and gray-tones.  Each with a printed captions.   Measures 10 1/4" x 8 1/4".  Loose-leaf..
16 Cut Horses, Carriages and Wagons with Saddles and Bridle, Mary Lapham, NY 1867 , plus Copybook
16 Cut Horses, Carriages and Wagons with Saddles and Bridle, Mary Lapham, NY 1867 , plus Copybook
Price: $1,000.00

Sixteen (16) different paper-cuts and accessories.  They are 'make-do' as previously printed publications were used to cut the paper.  There are 8 horses, 2 dogs, coaches, wagons,  Finally they is an array of saddles, blankets and bridles to 'accessorize' the animals.  The copybook was found with the paper-cuts and belonged to Mary Lapham, May 30, 1867.  . Identified Mary A. Lapham, Taghkanic, Columbia, County, NY 1857 - 1930
Four (4) Portrait Miniatures of German Linen Weavers
Four (4) Portrait Miniatures of German Linen Weavers
Price: $1,000.00

Each of the four is a silhouette profile of an individual linen weaver with penciled inscriptions identifying each by name and with the profession of linen weaver.  Dated 1853, 1854, and 1855.  The fourth is undated.  Speculation is that these may have been given as an annual honor or acknowledgment for service. Largest measures 4” x 4 ¾”.   Housed in heavy board and glass  self frame.  Two corner cracks on one glass. .
Typed Autobiographical Accounting of Childhood with 11 Original Watercolors - Charles Henry Kingsley-Baille
Typed Autobiographical Accounting of Childhood with 11 Original Watercolors - Charles Henry Kingsley-Baille
Price: $1,000.00

Housed in a contemporary box with the watercolor monogram (IC) for his sister Ivy Clifford. When opened one finds a 55 pp. typewritten autobiography of the childhood recollections of Charles Henry Kingsley-Baille.  Dedicated to his wife, Ethel and his sister Ivy.  Kingsley-Baille had moved to Canada as a young adult. The foreward describes the occasion for writing the memoir being the death of his wife's grandmother and the regrets of her granddaughter on not having recorded her life's recollections.  Signed by the author at the end of the Foreward. Written in three parts with 11 relevant watercolors.  Charles was the third son of Edmund John Baillie, a successful nurseryman, the three parts centering on the three Chester (England) houses the family lived in, all named Woodbine.  The story concludes with the death of his father in 1897.  Although he refers to it as an autobiography, the author remembers local characters, scenes and events as his family grew ever larger. His "father interested himself in several societies - the Chester Society of Natural Science, the Kingsley Memorial Society, the Ruskin Society, the Archaeological Society of Chester, and several others. He was most active in promoting the erection of the Grosvenor Museum in Chester, which was made possible by the generosity of the Duke of Westminster, who donated the building site, and started the fund with a cheque for £10,000". Charles also remembers an original watercolor by Ruskin given to his father by the artist which hung above his mother's desk, as well as other pictures and letters of Ruskin and "an immense brown and white decorative panel by Walter Crane". Among the other works owned was an immense picture by Dame Clara Knight and one of a Pomeranian dog "by an artist friend of father's - Arthur Boddington - a very strange man - and a confirmed agnostic.   One of his personal accounts was cataloging approximately 8,000 volumes  of his father's books.   There is discussion about his father's beliefs on running a business, the landscape of the three Woodbines and the  characters referenced.   It concludes on a bit of sad not with a postscript from his sister advising that the house which was sold to become a girl's school upon their monther's death had overgrown weeds where the daffodils once flourished. The watercolors include Mike Stout, Fisherman and Wife Beater,  Waverton Church from a watercolour by William Welsh,  The Shocked "Pastor", Baddy,  Father's Coachman, John Huxley,  A view of Woodbine with Daffodil's taken from a Photograph., The Old Town Crier,  La Vinia, Wardell making his bow  and Old Jess (the dog) From a photograph. Measures 7 1/4" x 4 1/4".
Light - c1940s - A Diorama Created by a 4th Grader
Light - c1940s - A Diorama Created by a 4th Grader
Price: $1,100.00

Handmade Diorama or Pop-up Book Created by a child as a school project.  Titled “Light” by John Crocker c1940s. Includes three (3) of four (4) original multi-dimensional pop-ups hand cut and water colored scenes constructed to demonstrate the evolution of light through the ages. These scenes include: Scene 1. Prehistoric Man – Torch – depicts prehistoric men in dimensional cave setting; one holds a torch; the other writes hieroglyphs of sorts. Scene 3. Pioneer Home – depicts a dimensional log cabin setting; pioneer woman pouring hot wax in a candle mold, while a candle burns on the table. Decorated in early American style. Scene 4. Edison’s Laboratory – Incandescence Light – depicts the interior of what most likely the Menlo Park laboratory; Thomas Edison seated at a table, feverishly at work in a room illuminated with incandescent light. Shelves are lined with scientific supplies and instruments. Measures 9” x 12”. Paper cover with applied lettering. Cover and edge wear. Unfortunately one scene is not present. .
Original Art - Baby's Book Created for Helen Davis Sage by her Father - Watercolor on Vellum
Original Art - Baby's Book Created for Helen Davis Sage by her Father - Watercolor on Vellum
Price: $1,100.00

12 leaves. vellum, bound with braided silk tie. Cover reads "Baby's Book" With quote at top "each day sees some rare unfolding of the sweet young life, the dawning of a new intelligence" from A Child Shall Lead Them.  Elaborately penned with watercolor illustrations. The next page is a verse entitled "Babies Skies"  This is followed by Monday's Child is Fair of Face. The remainder of the book is structured with tradition information found in a baby book, however not in a traditional format.  The page with birth information has an illuminated BORN at top; upon closer examination there is a stork's nest with a mother stork and baby nestled atop the"B".  Another commonality with the traditional baby book is that it is not completed beyond the inclusion of the baby's name and birth date.... Measures 10 3/4" x 10 1/4".  A fine piece.
 Wigmaking - A Comprehensive Hand Made Large Format Album complete with hair, mesh, weaving, knotting and instructions.. ..c1940s
Wigmaking - A Comprehensive Hand Made Large Format Album complete with hair, mesh, weaving, knotting and instructions.. ..c1940s
Price: $1,100.00

Large format folio with 35 leave. The index is divided in two sections - Weaving and Knotting.  Includes actual hair, caps, weaves, etc.  The topics include Weaving Broadwork: Origin and use Weaving diagrams Weaving sample Marteau digrams Marteau sample Pin curl diagrams Pin curl sample Two stem switch diagrams Two stem switch sample Diamond mesh diagrams Diamond mesh samples Half crepe and full crepe Crepe Pads Curling hair diagrams Method of curling hair Knotting Knotting sample diagram Knotting sample Types of net used in boardwork Chignons Tension springs and positional springs Bracing Ladies toupet pattern Ladies toupet pattern sample Gents scalpette Gents toupee sample Wig measurements Pattern for semi-transformation Pattern for a full wig Mounted transformations Sideburns and mustaches Drawn through parking Knotted parking Hand penned.  Measures 11 1/2" x 16 1/2". .
Fine 12" Watercolor Dressed Scotsman with Articulated Legs c1890s
Fine 12" Watercolor Dressed Scotsman with Articulated Legs c1890s
Price: $1,200.00

A 12" Scotsman dressed in a traditional kilt with with shoulder sash and belt.  Embellished with feathers on his hat and belt.  Finely detailed facial and hand features.  Not the detail on his stockings. A simple string mechanism allows him to dance..
1830s Scherenschnitte Cut-work Valentine & Punch Paper Sampler Rose Bookmark John Ripley, Putnam-Houser House, Belpre, Ohio
1830s Scherenschnitte Cut-work Valentine & Punch Paper Sampler Rose Bookmark John Ripley, Putnam-Houser House, Belpre, Ohio
Price: $1,300.00

A grouping of materials belonging to John D. Ripley found by a descendant among papers in the  of the Putnam-Houser House in 1981. Contents include:A 12” x 15” scherenschnitte or cut-workpaper valentine with elongated floral design and circular decorative elements at border. Center has a hand-penned verse reading “This Valentine I sent to You As evidence of high respect, And when you read if e’er you do,  Don’t treat this missive with neglect.  Intricately cut from one sheet of paper. Few separations and light water stains. Housed in mahogany frame. It is accompanied by a silk punch paper sampler bookmark depicting a rose and the name John Ripley. The punch work measures 2 1/4” x 5”. The bookmark was found in the family Bible, 1857. Also includes a polished stock visiting card and embossed envelope addressed to John Ripley Esq.  Accompanying the material  is a note card signed by J. H. Houser Jr., describing the materials.   This is all accompanied by a typewritten genealogy of John Putnam, 1580-1662 and his wife Priscilla Gould.  .
 Friendship Album" To Susan"  with Asian and other themed Decoupage,  Imagery, Watercolors, Drawings, Sentiments, Enigma, etc.. .UK.1847-1854
Friendship Album" To Susan" with Asian and other themed Decoupage, Imagery, Watercolors, Drawings, Sentiments, Enigma, etc.. .UK.1847-1854
Price: $1,500.00

Gilt stamp brown leather cover. The introductory page is comprised of a finely executed cut-out handcolored floral spray with a lithograph verse at center.  It is titled "Album" and begins "To Poets, Painters, Enigma and Conundrum Makers and all those who wish to shine in this Literary Society..." Includes numerous applied engraved scenes throughout. Off special note is the decoupage of cut-out Asian themed imagery throughout. Additionally there are watercolors and drawings.  Many sentiments, verses, enigmas, a verse titled 'on the Death of a precious Child', 'The Slave's Dream', 'the Nightingale'.  The majority of the entries are from 1847-1849.   However it appears that someone added a few rather whimsical Victorian scrap embellishments c1880.  Measures . Covers reinforced.