Out Of Your Gourd


Brown silk bookmark.

Found in "The Garden of Gourds" by L.H. bailey. Published by Macmillan, 1937.

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With Honors


Presentation bookplate with inscription:

Awarded to
Vera Howley
for
Attendance


The book is "An Honourable Surrender" by Mary Adams. Published by Frederick Warne, no date, circa 1918.



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Are You Lonesome Tonight

Christmas gift tag:

MERRY CHRISTMAS
to Sarah
from
The lonesome triplet


Found in "The Spell of Alsace" by Andre Hallays. Published by The Page Company, 1919.



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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was @Julie_Weathers, who entered on Twitter.

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

Friday Giveaway: The World's 100 Best Short Stories - contest closed



Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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History Of A Book



Note on index card and inscription:

Dorothy Schlichter Beardsley Austin, daughter of Edna Walker Schleichter and Luther J. Schleichter

Copywrite year 1893

My mother V. Edna Schleichter gave this to me when I was a child about 12 or 13 years old


The book is "Elsie Dinsmore" by Martha Finley. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1893.





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Parlez-vous français?


Handwritten French homework.

Found in "Fresh Air" by Anna B. Warner. Published by American Tract Society, 1899.



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Life Is But A Dream


Photograph, no writing.

Found in "Into The Mountains: Stories of New England's Most Celebrated Peaks" by Maggie Stier and Ron McAdow. Published by Appalachian Mountain Club, 1995.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Daniel Hart-Pirone, who entered via email.

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

Friday Giveaway: Ten Vintage Mysteries - contest closed


Contest closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Bookmarked Again

As you can imagine, I come across a few bookmarks - not the extraordinary forgotten variety - just plain old bookmarks. Here are a few that I have rescued lately.





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Back In Time

Most of you won't remember this one, but way back in  2012 I posted this forgotten bookmark:





Well, this book finally sold today, and it had one more treasure inside:

 The book is still "Friendly Words to Young Women" by H.E. Stone. Published by the American Tract Society, no date listed, I'm guessing mid 1890s.

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On Your Mark



German two mark note from 1920.

Found in "The Guiding Hand" by H.L. Hastings. Published by the author, 1882.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Melinda Pound, who entered on Facebook.

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

Friday Giveaway: 14 Vintage Children's Books - contese closed


Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Your Book Says No, But...


Photograph, no writing.

Found in "No! No! The Woman!" by Norman Klein. Published by Farrar and Rinehart, 1932.

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Look For The Red Ball

Vintage ink blotter advertising "Ball-Band" shoes.

Found in "Herodia: The Lovely Puppet" by Katherine Milhous. Published by Scribners, 1942.


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Andes


Photo postcard featuring the "Residence of M. Linn Bruce, Andes NY." Bruce was the Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1905 to 1906.

Found in "Wonder Stories" by Francis Trevelyan Miller. Published by The Christian Herald, 1913.

And here's what the Bruce house looks like today, via Bing maps:



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Number One


Typed letter, dated February 6, 1972.

Found in (what else) "Epicenter" by Basil Jackson. Published by Norton, 1971.

Bonus: If you read the letter, you see that it was signed "Will." The author and former owner of the book left his name on all four edges:





 Thanks, Will Riker.

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Do You Want To Play A Game?



Cardboard game pieces, no markings or writing to indicate what it came from.

Found in "The Swiss Family Robinson in Words of One Syllable" by Mary Godolphin. Published by George Routledge and Sons, circa 1890.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Janet Pierzynski, who entered over on Facebook.

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

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




Contest is now closed. Winner will be announced shortly.

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Goodnight Irene



Black and white photograph, on the reverse side is written:

Irene Dunne
Movie Actress
1944
(21 Glossy)


Found in "Henry Ward Beecher: An American Portrait" by Paxton Hibben. Published by Doubleday Doran, 1927.

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A Blast Of Activities


 Five "UPS ATAP Athletes" cards from 1996.

Found in "Star Trek Color and Activity Book" published by Merrigold Press, 1979.


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Visitor's Pass

Visitor's pass for the House of Representatives, 84th Congress. Dated July 12, 1955.

The pass was for C. Robert Rau, signed for by Massachusetts Representative John W. Heselton.

Also representing Massachusetts in that 84th Congress were John F. Kennedy and Tip O'Neill.

Found in "The Thundering Herd" by Zane Grey. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1925.

This first posted on 5/2/11.

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