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Sale 764A — Autographs and Historical Documents

Sale Date — Saturday, 10 December, 1994

Category — Broadsides and Poster Art

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
594
 
[Broadsides]. Balance group of 8, includes eye-catching 17-3/4 x 24 in. illustrated waterwheel broadside from Alabama, 1846; Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Celebration, 1875 showing Bee Hive and Flag; multicolor map for Missouri & Arkansas land sale; rare ad for open-work net banners showing illustration of Presidential candidates Hancock & English, etc., normal folds, Very Fine quality throughout

E. 300-400
750
595
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 595, Broadsides and Poster Art[Broadside], [Broadside][Broadside]. July 1, 1857 advertisement by Gail Borden Jr. & Co. for BORDEN'S CONCENTRATED MILK, "prepared at Burrville, Litchfield Co., Conn," etc., 8-3/4 x 12 in., printed by D. Fanshaw, with attractive floral border, Fine, very early piece from this famous company

E. 150-200
110
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596
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 596, Broadsides and Poster Art[Circus], [Circus][Circus]. Multicolor poster for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 28 x 42 in., tiny hole in 2nd "G" of Ringling otherwise Very Fine

E. 150-200
115
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597
 
[Circus]. Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey poster with elaborate cartoon of monkeys paying admission, 42 x 28 in., multicolor, ca. 1940s, Very Fine

E. 100-150
170
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598
 
Instructions To the Operators of the Washington and New Orleans Telegraph Company. Broadside, 12-1/4 x 22 in., dated Sept. 20, 1854 from Amos Kendalls as President of the W & N., with fancy border, lists 17 dos & don'ts incl. the care & feeding of one's office: "some of the offices have been kept in a manner which is best described by the word filthy." Normal folds, Very Fine, wonderfully well preserved for a piece this size

E. 150-200
110
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599
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 599, Broadsides and Poster ArtMONEY REMITTED TO EUROPE THROUGH HARNDEN & CO, MONEY REMITTED TO EUROPE THROUGH HARNDEN & COMONEY REMITTED TO EUROPE THROUGH HARNDEN & CO. Black on blue design with fancy border, 11 x 9-1/4 in., text lists countries, ALSO, STEERAGE PASSAGE PROCURED, normal folds, fresh and Very Fine

E. 150-200
75
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600°
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 600, Broadsides and Poster Art[Poster], [Poster][Poster]. Magnificent 16-1/2 x 23-1/4 multicolor sheet for EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE DE TIMBRES-POSTE, Sept. 15-Oct. 5, 1892 in Paris, illustrated with five different postage stamps incl. Liberia 4c Elephant (Scott No. 35) which was on sale at this exposition, fresh litho colors, Very Fine, very rare example of a 19th Century Philatelic broadside

E. 600-800
650
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601
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 601, Broadsides and Poster Art[Railroad], [Railroad][Railroad]. Two beautiful broadsides, one 8 x 12-1/4 in. headed RAILROAD SPEAKING announcing a meeting and speech on "securing the Great Southern Railroad through Davie county" with illustration of train pulling into station, ms. note on bottom: "a great Rail Road Barbacue & Picknick will be in Mocksville on Saturday the 3 July", ca. 1850s, second piece is 10 x 15-1/2 in. piece of Northern R.R. Co. listing REGULATIONS FOR THE RECEIPT, STORAGE, AND DELIVERY OF FREIGHT, AT OGDENSBURGH etc., dated 1854, with illust. of early train passing thru countryside, with large ornate border, normal folds, latter with trivial toning along folds and few minute holes, still Very Fine pair

E. 300-400
525
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602
 
[Railroad]. 6 different broadsides, various sizes includes Raleigh & Gaston 1838 announcement of festival with terrific woodcut of passenger car; Petersburg, Greensville, & Roanoke R.R. announcing REDUCTION! (1842); RATES OF FREIGHT OF MACON & WESTERN R.R. (17-1/2 x 14-1/4 in., postally used from Macon, 1846, with train vignette and beautiful ornate border); Time Table of South Side R.R. (1870), also schedule and "Specifications for Wood" (1868, 1871), Very Fine group

E. 300-400
675
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603
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 603, Broadsides and Poster ArtSTATE NEGRO FAIR, STATE NEGRO FAIRSTATE NEGRO FAIR. Raleigh, N.C., 9 X 24 in. broadside dated Oct. 1903 in black on dark green, GREATEST AND BEST, THE QUARTO-CENTENNIAL FAIR! with text which reads (in part): "The [North Carolina Industrial] Association appeals to every Negro in the State to assist in making this Fair a faithful index of the accumlated evidences of the thrift, progress and energy of the Negro Race in its evolution from a humble post to the highlands of intelligence, of industry and honor. Prepare an exhibit for the Fair.,", etc., normal folds, Very Fine and choice, desirable piece of Afro-Americana

E. 200-250
280
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604
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 604, Broadsides and Poster Art[Theatre], [Theatre][Theatre]. Three posters for BLUE JEANS (THEY NEVER WEAR OUT) by Joseph Arthur, with 3 pictured scenes: "You Can't Marry the Gal- Cause She's Your Sister" 21-1/4 x 30 in.; "The Picture Turned Toward the Wall" 29 x 21-3/8 in.; "The Great Sawmill Scene" 42 x 28 in.; all multicolor, the latter unfortunately with large sealed tears but still a spectacular looking image, otherwise Very Fine lot

E. 300-500
400
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605
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 605, Broadsides and Poster Art[Theatre], [Theatre][Theatre]. Multicolor poster for Neil O'Brien and his GREAT AMERICAN SUPER-MINSTRELS, 28 x 41-3/4 in., Fine

E. 200-250
170
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606
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 606, Broadsides and Poster Art[Theatre], [Theatre][Theatre]. Multicolor poster for HOYT'S A MIDNIGHT BELL, early 1900s, 21-1/4 x 29-1/4 in., Very Fine

E. 150-200
75
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