It Ain't Easy Being Green


Book of S&H Green Stamps.

Found in "The Week-end Library: Issue of 1930" published by Doubleday and Doran.

From Wikipedia:

S&H Green Stamps were trading stamps popular in the United States from the 1930s until the late 1980s. They were distributed as part of a rewards program operated by the Sperry & Hutchinson company (S&H), founded in 1896 by Thomas Sperry and Shelley Byron Hutchinson. During the 1960s, the company promoted its rewards catalog as being the largest publication in the United States and boasted that it issued three times as many stamps as the U.S. Postal Service. Customers would receive stamps at the checkout counter of supermarkets, department stores, and gasoline stations among other retailers, which could be redeemed for products in the catalog.

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Bring Chairs


Notice:

CONCERT

SUNDAY AUGUST 27TH
7:00 PM

CONCERT BAND OF LANCASTER

BUCHANAN PARK

BRING CHAIRS

Found in "Glimpses of the Barren Lands" by Captain Thierry Mallet. Published by Revillon Press, 1930.



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Despair


Former owner Dora H. Breuer's name and date, 1907, along with this bit of verse:

Man-like is it to fall into sin,
Friend-like is it to dwell therein,
Christ-like is it for sin to grieve,
God-like is it all sin to leave.

Where unto is money good?
Who has it no wants hardihood,
Who has it has much trouble + care,
Who one has had it has despair.

Found written in "Marian Grey" by Mary J. Holmes. Published by New York Publishing, ca. 1907.



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Christmastide

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On The Fence


Photograph, no writing or dates on reverse.

Found in "In The Bishop's Carriage" by Miriam Michelson. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1904.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Amber Baker, who entered on Facebook.

Thanks to everyone who entered - and to those who enter all the giveaways. See you next year with more interesting books.

Last Giveaway of 2016: 15 Antiquarian Classics - contest closed


Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Chasing Hens




Letter, in original envelope, dated December 29, 1905, Cotati, California. I've left most of the spelling and grammar errors intact:

Dear Daughter

We are well at present and hope this will find you all well I was very much surprised I drove down to the pos office to day and got three or four letters and some other male and came back and Ma was out to the Carige House and I drove in gave her the male and while I was caring for the Horse looked over the letters and sed one was from you that was a big surprise but we are glad to hear from you all and it is rather hard for me to write now but I will try and answer the letters if any of thim write.

Now it May be you would like to know what we are doing we are chasing Hens we get 20 cents for Eggs to day we have 250 laying hens we moved them from our other plase at Petaluma and they stop laying but they are comencing to lay now they have plenty of green gras now we did not get any early rane and feed is late and hens hant dun well we sold some Eggs for 5 - 1 cents.

We have one Cow and one Hors he is A Hamiltonan and a good farm Horse & A good rodester and he makes thing fly some times he stands 17 hands high and often gets his head out of my reach he is A dark bay and rather good looking Tell Mr. Cabel we think of him often and would be glad to see him.

We have A fine ranch hear the land is Good little roaling and no stone to throw at A bird there is 13 Oak trees on it they are very nice. Did we send any of you the view our House on the other plase.

We are geting Old but we do all of our one work and have no one to grumbel at us and we can tak the world easy and look after our Hens Well I will close for this time hoping to hear from you agane with love to all -

from your Father B Buckley

Found in "The History and Conquest of the Philippines" by Alden March. Published by The International Publishing Co, 1899.




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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Alice Chidwey, who entered on Facebook.

Many thanks to everyone who entered - see you next week for the last book giveaway of 2016. I will try and make it a good one.

If you can't wait and need some vintage book goodness in the meantime, check out my Etsy shop, and use the coupon code FORGOTTEN for 15% off. It's good until December 19th.

Friday Giveaway: Ten Matched Classics; contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

Good luck!


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Little Soldier

 Found this guy at the bottom of a box of books.

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The Centennial

Illustrated trade card featuring the "Burdett Centennial" organ.

Found in "Arthur's Home Magazine; Volume XLVIII" published by T.S. Arthur, 1880.

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Glory

 Recipe for "Glorified Rice" -

1 pt crushed pineapple
1 C. pineapple juice
1 pkg lemon jelly
1 C. boiling water
2 C. cold cooked rice
1 C. whipped crea,
1 C. sugar

Method - Drain pineapple - dissolve jello in boiling water and add pineapple juice.  Allow to thicken. When set, whip to consistency of heavy cream. Add pineapple pulp to rice and fold into whipped jello. Add sugar to whipped cream and fold into rest. Set in cold place to harden. You may serve with more whipped cream.

Found in "The Middle Twenties" by John Farrar. Published by George H. Doran, 1924.




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Giveaway Winner

The giveaway winner was Gail Komasa, who entered on Facebook.


Thanks to all who entered, see you on Monday.

Friday Giveaway: Ten Vintage Children's Books - contest closed


Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Home Run

 Pencil drawing, found in "Bob Feller's Strikeout Story" published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1947.

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Untitled

Trade card, no writing or printing on reverse side.

Found in "Veronica" by Florence Morse Kingsley. Published by D. Appleton, 1913.

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Wrapped


Long piece of cloth with a floral pattern.

I would say "found in..." but in this case, the book was wrapped in the cloth. "The Story of Cheerio - By Himself" published by Garden City Publishing Co., 1936.

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Hey Thanks

If you're celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, don't eat too much!

If you're not, you still might enjoy these vintage postcards:








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Blue Jay Way


Pen sketch of a blue jay.

Found in "Dhan of the Pearl Country" by Phyllis Ayer Sowers. Published by Albert Whitman and Co., 1939.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was @lebookbooknique, who entered on Instagram.

Thanks to all who entered, see you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: Nine Vintage Classics - contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Folks


Two old photographs, no date or writing.

Found in "The Military Policy of the United States" by Brever Major General Emory Upton. Published by the Washington Government Printing Office, 1907.



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Monumental


Ticket to The Museum and Monumental Cloisters of Santa Maria Novella.

Found in "Florence and Environs: The Blue Guides" edited by L. Russell Muirhead. Published by Ernest Benn Ltd., 1957.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Beverly Fetty, who entered on Facebook.

Thanks to all who entered, see you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: The Divine Comedy - contest closed


Contest now closed, I will announce the winner shortly.

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Sweet


 Recipe for Sweet French Rolls:

1 c. milk
1 yeast cake, dissolved in 1/4 c. lukewarm water
Flour
1/4 c. sugar
1 t. salt
1 egg
Yolk of one egg
1/8 t. mace
1/4 c. melted butter

Method:

Scald milk; when lukewarm, add dissolved yeast cake and one and 1/2 cups flour.

Beat well, cover and let rise until light.

Add sugar, salt, eggs well beaten, mace, butter and enough flour to knead.

Knead, let rise again, shape and bake same as salad rolls, or roll in a long strip to 1/4 inch in thickness, spread with butter, roll up like a jelly roll and cut into 1/4 inch pieces. Place pieces in pan close together, flat side down. A few gratings of lemon rind or 1/2 t. lemon extract may be substituted in place of mace.

Found in "Men of the Old Stone Age" by Henry Fairfield Osborn. Published by Scribners, 1916.

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Dimensional


Vintage pair of 3-D glasses, produced by the American Colortype Company.

Found in "Light In August" by William Faulker. Published by Penguin, 1960.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Crystal Arcand, who entered here on the site.

Crystal, I will try and get in touch with you - you can reach me at fb@forgottenbookmarks.com

Thanks to all who entered, see you here on Monday.

Friday Giveaway: Nine Vintage Anthologies - contest closed


Contest closed, winner will be announced shortly.

Good luck!

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Fortunately Gone


Altered penny.

Found in "The Sybil Leek Book of Fortune Telling" by Sybil Leek. Published by Collier Books, 1969

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Found

Chain and pendant featuring St. Anthony.

Found in "Told by Uncle Remus: New Stories of the Old Plantation" by Joel Chandler Harris. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1905.


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Giveaway winner

This week's giveaway winner was Chelsea Hamill, who entered on Facebook.

Thanks to all who entered, see you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: 10 Vintage Books - contest closed


Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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High Grade


Trade card advertising Dauley and Wright Monuments in Oneonta.

Found in "War Bird: Diary of an Unknown Aviator" published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1926.

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Autobiography


Note:

Laura Hudson
Fish's Eddy
New York
My grandmother lives across the driveway from us so here's her phone no. Me 7, 4933
Box #6 13774

My age is 9 1/2

born 1960
I wrote this little piece in 1969-70
Oct. 12

Found in "A Wrinkle In Time" by Madeleine L'Engle. Published by Ariel Books, 1963 - third printing.


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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Gertrude Miller Stoehr, who entered on Facebook.

Thanks to all who entered, see you here next week.

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Friday Giveaway: The Jungle Books - contest closed


Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.


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May 1924

Black and white photograph. Near the bottom is written "May 1924."

Found in "The Seven That Were Hanged" by Leonid Andreyev. Published by the Book League of America, 1931.



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Will You Be My Valentine





Homemade valentine.

The front reads "WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE?"

Inside:

I've lost my heart
around some where
just give me
your and call
it square

Reverse side: "From Willard - To Everett Bond"

Found in "Toby Tyler" by James Otis. Published by Harper and Brothers, 1923.

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Giveaway winners

Two winners this week - in no particular order, @lorri1956 via Instagram who picked up the Honey Bunch books and Stuart Butler via Facebook, who gets the Hardy Boys.

Thanks to all who entered, see you here next week.


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Friday Giveaway: Two Sets Of Vintage Kid's Series Books - contest closed





Contest is now closed, winners will be announced shortly.

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Fish Fingers and Custard

Photograph featuring Amelia Pond.

No, not this Amelia Pond, this one:



It's in the Spencer Crest Nature Center at Corning Community College, Corning NY.

Found in "Peter's War" by Joyce Lee Malcolm. Published by Yale University Press, 2009.

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