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Rebus Puzzle Card a Rhyme for the Children
Price: $95.00

4 x 2 rebus puzzle card. Presumably part of a series as it is marked Number 3. Reverse is blank. Can you solve the puzzle? .
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.
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 Quarto Hand Colored Lithograph Hymen's Temple Reveals Secret Desire - Wedding Proposal 1840s
Price: $500.00

A 7 3/4" x 9 3/4" single-fold valentine with intricately embossed fine border design. Large image of hand colored lithograph Heymen's Temple.  The verse at base reads "In Hymen's Temple you see above, Sacred to Constancy and Love; Look within and there you'll see What pleases you and pleases me.  For there at that holy shrine I will join my hand with thine And may you ne'er live for repent, The day when you gave kind consent."  When the door of the temple is opened it reveals a wedding ceremony. Inside page is blank.  Condition; overall excellent.  Very slight margin toning..
Spooner's Protean Views No. 27. Westminster Abbey Fitted up for the Coronation of Queen Victoria Changing to the Ceremony of the Homage..
Price: $525.00

A novelty print, one of a series of transparency prints Scene of Westminster Abbey fitted up for the coronation of Queen Victoria. When held up to the light, depicts the queen on the throne. Both prints adhered to a window mount, with English inscription adhered below, including publisher's address, 'LONDON WILLIAM SPOONER 377 STRAND JULY 28th, 1838.'  Image 6 1/2" x 5 1/4" at center of mount paper. William Spooner published a series of 'Spooner's Transformations' during the nineteenth century, of which this print is number five. These novelty prints consisted of a scene or symbolic picture pasted onto a single window mount, with another print adhered to the verso. When held up to the light the first picture would fade, revealing the second print. Spooner also published other novelty prints in the form of movable prints, which utilised flaps and other paper mechanisms to reveal a hidden image.
Spooner's Protean Views No. 5. The Royal Rose of England "The Expectancy and rose of the fair State" Shakespear.
Price: $550.00

A hand colored lithograph. A novelty print, one of a series of transparency prints. Scene of a rose on a terrace, with a view of Windsor Castle in the background. When held up to the light, the rose gives way to a portrait of Queen Victoria, whole length in coronation robes seated on a throne. Both prints adhered to a window mount, with English inscription adhered below, including publisher's address, 'LONDON WILLIAM SPOONER 377 STRAND JUNE 1ST 1838.'  Image 7 1/4" x 5 5/8" at center of mount paper. William Spooner published a series of 'Spooner's Transformations' during the nineteenth century, of which this print is number five. These novelty prints consisted of a scene or symbolic picture pasted onto a single window mount, with another print adhered to the verso. When held up to the light the first picture would fade, revealing the second print. Spooner also published other novelty prints in the form of movable prints, which utilised flaps and other paper mechanisms to reveal a hidden image.
Morgan's Dioramic View of the Coronation at Westminster Abbey.
Price: $650.00

A novelty print, one of a series of transparency prints.  Scene of the interior of Westminster Abbey fitted up for the coronation of Queen Victoria. When held up to the light, depicts the queen on the throne. Both prints adhered to a window mount, with English inscription adhered below, including publisher's address . June 28th, 1838.  Image 9 3/4" x 7"  at center of mount paper.   Caption at base reads "This print at first represents a View of the Interior of the Abbey, the day previous to the Ceremony of the coronation of her most gracious Majesty Queen Victoria and on gradually raising it before the light, the Galleries will become occupied.  In the foreground the Queen will be seen sitting in the chair being crowned, with her Nobles  around her and the whole effect of this splendid scene will present itself to your view.
The Nonpareil A New and Much Admired (Pear) Pair to be introduced to the Royal Table. c.1837-42
Price: $650.00

As described by the Royal Collection Trust: Lithograph with hand-colouring of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as queen and consort. A novelty print, one of a series of prints with integrated movable flaps. View of a pear, which when moved, contains a portrait of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. With English inscription below, including publisher's address, 'C. Tilt, Fleet Street, Reeves & Sons, Cheapside, Riddle & Co. P.N.Row.' Not in O'Donoghue. . One of a number of novelty prints produced between 1830 and 1860, which utilise flaps, tabs, or rotating wheels to create integrated movable parts. These prints were popular in the first half of the nineteenth century and were produced by a number of printmakers.
C1830s Watercolor Overlay Transformation Set Lovely Woman with Six (6) Overlay Personae in Handcrafted Box
Price: $700.00

A 4 x 4  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..
Uncut Engraving Patriotic Perpetual Calendar, American Flag, George Washington.c1820-30
Price: $700.00

An 8    x 11  sheet with engraved patriotic imagery designed to be cut and assembled to create a perpetual calendar. Two (2) tabs to be cut and inserted to provide the days of the week and the months and the days in a month. Excellent. Corner clip on sheet margin.. .
Thames Tunnel Peep Show Sold in the Tunnel c1851.
Price: $1,000.00

A four chamber hand colored peep show housed in a folio with Thames Tunnel applied to the marbled cover. An applied cut-out of Man of War is on the front of the tunnel with a hole at center for viewing the promenaders within.  This little peep show is the one that was actually sold in the tunnel itself.  The inside of the folio cover has a printed Brief Account of the Thames Tunnel. The Tunnel opened in 1843.  .  According to this   document by July 1851 over 9,943,790 people had passed through the  Tunnel. Measures 5 1/2"  x 4" .  Heavy cover wear.