Advertising Clock, GEM Damaskeene Razor, Ugly Baby
Gem Cutlery Company, New York, NY, Circa 1905-1925
Known as the Ugly Baby Clock
The original label/instruction sheet remains intact, scattered and minor losses to paint
as depicted; as expected, minor imperfections; lithography is fine.
(27.75" x 22" x 3.5")
Rare 1870 Advertising Shell Card
for J. Monroe Taylor’s Cream Yeast Baking Powder, N.Y.
Obverse is a copy of the 1870 Liberty Head $20 gold piece.
Reverse is Taylor’s ad printed on Lilac paper.
Almost uncirculated. Bower’s #NY7836. Rulau #658.
From the Bower’s collection.
This is the plate card in the Bower’s book.
Rarity 8, 4 to 7 examples known
New York--New York. 1868 J. Monroe Taylor, Cream Yeast Baking Powder. Bowers-NY-7836, Rulau-658. Gilt Brass. 34 mm. EF.
Obverse: Liberty portrait left, similar to that used on the United States Mint's double eagle gold coins of 1849 to 1907, with 13 stars around the border and the date 1870 below. Reverse: Inscription J. MONROE TAYLOR'S / CREAM / YEAST / BAKING POWDER, / WARRANTED TO GIVE /SATISFACTION. / FOR SALE BY ALL GROCERS…printed on lilac paper. The paper is choice, boldly colored and with just a trace of normal circulation wear. The obverse retains most of its original golden finish. By the T.N. Hickcox & Co. of New York City. According to the 2014 Bowers reference, between four and seven examples of this card are known.
From the Q. David Bowers Collection. The plate card in the 2014 shell card reference by Q. David Bowers. Collector tag with attribution notation included.
Antique Advertising, I.W. Harper Whiskey Sign, Hunting Cabin Interior, Vitrolite
Classic Hunting Lodge Illustration on Milk Glass, Circa 1905 to 1915
Captioned "Here's Happy Days"; Copyright 1909
interior of a hunting and fishing cabin with guns, game mounts fishing equipment, bird dog and product, in original walnut frame with gilt liner.
(Excellent condition; Frame: 22.5 by 28.5"; view: 18 by 24")
Art Deco Stained Glass Trade Sign,
United Pacific Insurance Company
Tacoma, Washington, Circa 1933/1934
Mixed media sign was commissioned about 1933/1934 and was installed over the entrance of the Reliance Insurance Company building in Tacoma, Washington. The sign went to storage in the early 40's when Reliance relocated offices. The sign was discovered in the Tacoma building by construction workers then shipped to Reliance’s Philadelphia headquarters in 1997. The sign was installed with back lighting in the stairway between the 15th and 16th floors 1998; removed from stairway about 2004 when Reliance vacated the floors. The sign remains in excellent original condition and measures 53 by 73.75". Please call for additional information.
Vintage Advertising, James Logan Cigars
Round Celluloid Pocket Mirror
This pocket mirror reads
“IF YOU WANT TO CATCH HAVANA, SMOKE JAMES
LOGAN 5¢ CIGAR, THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM” (2 3/8-inches)
This is an early round celluloid advertising mirror for James Logan 5¢ Havana Cigars.
The back of the mirror displays a young boy peeing behind a large tree; a large goose
startling…and a log cabin. There are three tiny and tight cracks at two and five o’clock.
1940’s Pencil and Crayon Drawings, Trains, Deco Locomotives and Rail Cars, on Paper
One signed D.S. Littlell (Mt. Gilead, Ohio)
(17.5 by 14.5”)
$265 for the pair
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Trade Sign, National Fire Insurance Company
Reverse on Glass with Lady Liberty as Central Motif
Hartford, Connecticut - SOLD
Excellent condition in oak frame. Great label from Zero Marx Sign Works on back, the company that produced the sign.
Dimensions: 34 by 26" frame; 19.5 by 27.5" sight-size.
883-3 - SOLD
Trade Sign, Tin
Continental Fire Insurance Company
Minute Man - SOLD
Framed painted tin sign in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 20.25 by 30.5".
883-4 - SOLD
Broadside Advertisement, Green Mountain Balm of Gilead and Cedar Plaster
Wholesale and Retail by M.K. Paine, Windsor, Vermont
With Litho of Ascutney Mountain - SOLD
Dimensions: 13.5 by 19.75" frame, 12 by 18.25" view.
171-97 - SOLD
DISTRIBUTING SHIP CARGO OF STANDARD BUGGIES COAST OF AUSTRALIA
Columbus Buggy Co., Chromolithograph Poster, Ostrich Buggies, 1880
A panoramic view of Australian coastal outpost, four ostriches hitched to buggy - SOLD
Advertising the Columbus Buggy Co. of Columbus, Ohio; depicts the “standard buggy” drawn by giant ostriches ridden by aborigines; the buggy driven by new owners. At lower left is a depiction of Australia’s fauna; at lower right is found the Columbus Buggy Company factory campus. (Frame: 53 by 40.5"; view: 36 by 25")
1169-4 - SOLD
Paul Jones Whiskey Advertising
"Temptation Of St. Anthony"
Oil on Artist Board
Early 20th Century - SOLD
An outstanding and unique rendering after the well known tin signs produced for the Louisville, KY distillery. The work remains in fine original condition and measures 22.75 by 18.75-inches overall (17 by 13-inch sight-size.)
232-165 - SOLD
Ferdinand Brader / Pencil Drawing,
Residence of Henry and Priscilla Heisa
Jackson Tp: Stark County Ohio. 1888.
Signed and numbered: F. A. Brader No. 602 - SOLD
Ferdinand A. Brader (1833-1901)
Graphite on paper, signed lower right, sight 31 by 47”
Henry (1847-1916) and Priscilla Tritt (1852-1928) Heisa had four children
See the Legacy of Ferdinand A. Brader, Kathleen Wieschaus-Voss, editor.
Itinerant artist Ferdinand A. Brader was commissioned by referrals; the artist often created drawings in exchange for room and board. He began his career in Berks County, Pennsylvania, later he traveled to Ohio; this work was created in Stark County, Ohio, a community frequented by Brader. In 1896 the Heisa farm was documented on a map of the region; Brader produced drawings of several adjacent farms.
The detail depicted in Brader’s work was accurate, faithful to reality, including the perceived ages of the people depicted. It is likely that the numbers and types of animals imitated those actually on the farm. The two men, rendered in the lower left of the composition, are frequently found in Brader’s drawings; scholars suggest that they represent Brader and the owner of the farm negotiating the artist’s commission. A dog accompanies these men in the works created during the 1888 – 1889 period. Brader faithfully numbered his drawings, the highest number recorded is 980. For more information about the artist, see The Legacy of Ferdinand A. Brader
216-597 - SOLD
A Fine Pencil Drawing
"The Property of Frederick W. and Catharina Kunze,
South Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1883"
Signed, F. Brader, #252,
Ferdinand A. Brader - SOLD
An important Lebanon, Pennsylvania drawing...graphite on paper, meticulously rendered farm scene depicting a panoramic view of large farmstead with buildings, barns, fields; orchards and livestock including sheep, horses, cows, chickens, turkeys, etc. Men and woman tend the gardens. Inscribed across the bottom "The Property of Frederick W. and Catharina Kunze, South Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1883". The work is signed, F. Brader, #252. (Frame: 38 x 48.5 inches; view: 27 x 37.5 inches.
264-24 - SOLD
Graphite Drawings, Pair, Striped Bass, Perhaps for a Lodge
By John Barrington
Drawn on cardstock, mounted within shield form mat, within carved oak frame with gilt liner - SOLD
Not examined out of frame, excellent condition.
(Dimensions: 31.5 by 34" frames, 24.25 by 26.75" sight-sizes.)
570-324 - SOLD