Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Anny Iliashuk, who entered on Facebook.

Many thanks for the terrific turnout for this week's giveaway, glad to see so many people still interested in my two books. See you next week!

Friday Giveaway: Signed copies of FORGOTTEN BOOKMARKS and HANDWRITTEN RECIPES - contest closed

Thought I'd offer up signed copies of my two books this week:

Contest now closed, winner announced shortly.

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Hope all of you in the U.S. have a great Thanksgiving. Today's post comes from my book Handwritten Recipes - if you need a last minute biscuit recipe, give it a shot.

Sour Milk Biscuit

2 cups g.m.(?)  flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup shortening

Stir in ²∕³ cup sour milk

Knead lightly.

Bake at 450 degrees, 10 to 12 minutes.

Found in The Art of Cooking and Serving by Sarah Field Splint. Published by Procter & Gamble, 1930.

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Road Trip

Film negative. Here's what it looks like after I ran it through the scanner:

Found in "The Story-Life of Lincoln" by Wayne Whipple. Published by the author, 1908.

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A Good Book

Leather bookmark:

A good book is like a good friend

Found in "Water-Witch" by James Fenimore Cooper. Published by Appleton, 1892.

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Giveaway Winner

This week's winner is Lois Eichler, who entered over on Facebook.

Thanks to all who entered, see you again next week!

Friday Giveaway: 12 Antiquarian Classics - contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

Good luck!

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For Your Christmas

Christmas gift tag.

Found in "The Old Peabody Pew" by Kate Douglas Wiggin. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1907.

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Among The Poets

Four stencils.

Found in "Among The Poets" edited by A.A. Smith. Published by J.A. Ruth, 1883.

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Lucky, Part 92

Six four leaf clovers.

Found in "A Child's Garden of Verses" by Robert Louis Stevenson. Published by Platt and Munk, 1929.

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Return To Coral Island

Handwritten page of notes, likely from a student's earth science or geology class.

Found in "The Nature of the World and of Man" edited by H.H. Newman. Published by Garden City Publishing Co., 1933

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Rachel G, who entered here on the site. I will send you an email shortly.

Thanks to all who entered, see you again next week!

Friday Giveaway: 15 Children's Books - Contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Christmas 1945

Two photographs and a small Swiss flag. Written on reverse side of photos:

Solothurn, Switzerland

Christmas Day 1945

(This is how we looked upon arrival)


Christmas 1945 in Solothurn Switzerland

(This is the home to which I was invited on Xmas night)

Found in "History of Art Criticism" by Lionello Venturi. Published by Dutton, 1936.

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The Neighs Have It

Small illustrated card, no writing or printing on reverse.

Found in "The Yellowstone Nature Book" by M.P. Skinner. Published by A.C. McClurg, 1924.

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Comic. It looks like this is a photocopy; the original template comes from Ryan North's well-known Dinosaur Comics. I don't believe this is North's original work.

Found in "Neuromancer" by William Gibson. Published by Ace Books, 2000.

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No School For Today

Page from a journal or diary, dated November 24, 1958:

Billy Odell died Nov. 21, Sidney hospital of internal ingereaies ( 13 days after crash which killed 2 in car which he was riding to a music festival at Norwich.

No school for today is a day of morning for all 4

Found in "Cache Lake Country" by John Rowlands. Published by Norton, 1959.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Ursula Wendell, who entered on Facebook.

Thanks to all who entered, great turnout this week. See you next Friday.

Friday Giveaway: My Book House - contest closed

Contest now closed, winner announced shortly.

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Spiced Nuts

Two recipes:

Coffee Coated Pecans

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water or milk
1 T. instant coffee

Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until boils. Cook to a soft boil.

Add 2 cup pecans. Stir, then spread

Spiced Nuts

Bring to soft ball stage:

1 cup sugar
1/2 t salt
1/2 t nutmeg
1/2 t cloves
1 t cinnamon
1/2 c water

Add 1/2 lb. pecan and 1/2 t vanilla. Stir until creamy. Cool. Spread on foil. Break nuts apart.

Found in "First Comes Love" by Christie Ridgway. Published by Avon, 2002.

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Sweet Nothings

Bookmark with handwritten note.

Found in "Atonement" by Ian McEwan. Published by Anchor, 2001.

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The Show Must Go On

Six photographs, all have the "George B. Evans" stamp on the reverse. Photo of man and woman walking on the street has the International News Photos stamp, it looks like the set was part of a press packet.

That same street photo has "Mary Healy and P.J.H." written in pen, referring to the actress Mary Healy and her husband Peter Lind Hayes.

Based on the poster advertising "The Stranger" with Edward G. Robinson and Orson Welles, I would put these photos around 1946 or so.

Found in "The Cross on the Drum" by Hugh B. Cave. Published by Doubleday, 1959.

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Nature Unknown

Small foam bus (?). I'm not really sure, to be honest. It's like a little sponge.

Found in "Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine" by Barbara Park. Published by Random House, 1999.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was @starshy926, who entered on Twitter.

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

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