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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
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
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. .
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. .
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.
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. .
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"..
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. .
Autograph and Sketchbook of Dorothy Borrajo, 1907-1915 . .England.1907-1915
Price: $500.00

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 edge wear. Tape repair is evidence on both  the cover and interior pages as it was used to repair some of the binding. The binding itself is loose, but is held together by the tape mentioned above.
"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.
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..
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
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
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
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
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.
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. .
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..