At The Fair

My trusty scanner is acting up, so we'll have to settle for a photo.

Two tickets to the 1974 Afton, NY fair.

Found in "The Far Side Observer" by Gary Larson. Published by Andrews and McMeel, 1987.

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First Class

Military patch, looks like it might be for a Naval Petty Officer First Class.
On the reverse side of the patch, the year 1941 is stitched in.

Found in "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell. Published by Macmillan, 1936.

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Quite A Difference

Here's the inscription and drawing cleaned up:

This book is the property of Wanda Roman

-picture of Wanda - age 0

-picture of Wanda - age 14

The book was "The Electric Torch" by Edith Dell. Published by Putnam, 1934.

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The Spice Must Flow

Alas, no giveaway today. In fact, I will be pretty busy the next week, with orders to ship out and shopping of my own to do. That said, I will post when I can. You may even see a surprise or two. On to today's bookmark:

"Dune" trading card.

Found in "Orbital Decay" by Allen Steele. Published by Ace, 1989.

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The Christmas Issue

This lovely magazine from 1904 came into the shop yesterday. It's the Christmas issue of "The Burr McIntosh Monthly." I hope you enjoy some of the illustrations:

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Fine Goods

Reciept, dated January 11, 1876, Poughkeepsie NY.

Ice Pitcher Waiter & Goblets

Found in "History of Schoharie County and The Border Wars of New York" by Jeptha Simms. Published by Munsell, 1845.

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Mary Christmas

Small piece of fabric, feels like silk.

Found in "Mary Christmas" by Mary Ellen Chase. Published by Little Brown, 1926.

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Giveaway Winners

Three winners this week.

Marie Sixel, who entered on Facebook.
Lost In Granville, who entered here on the site.
Keri Funderburg, who also entered on Facebook.

Lost In Granville - I will try and get in touch with you, but if you see this update, please email me:

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

Friday Giveaway: Three Signed Copies of HANDWRITTEN RECIPES - contest closed

Contest now closed, I will announce the three winners shortly.

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Drop It Like It's Hot

Recipe for oatmeal drop cookies:

2 eggs
3/4 c. veg. oil
1/2 c. milk
1 c. honey
1 1/2 tea vanilla
2 1/2 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1 c. raisins
1 c. candied fruit mix, chopped

Beat eggs, add oil, milk, honey and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, salt, soda and spices. Blend in oats, nuts and fruits. Stir liquid into dry measure. Drop level tbsp dough onto greased baking sheets.

350 degrees - 10-12 minutes

Found in "Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus" published by Merriam-Webster, 1988.

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That Cause

One sheet of handwritten/typed music, titled "That Cause Can Neither Be Lost."

Found in "The Story of Chemistry" by Floyd L. Darrow. Published by The Chautauqua Press, 1928.

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Trade card, no company information or writing that I can find.

Found in "Home Sweet Home" by Laurie Loring. Published by D. Lothrop, 1887.

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Giveaway winners

Three winners this week: Patty Howe from Facebook; @mary_a_lombard from Twitter; OneBookAtATime from the site.

I will try and get in touch with all of you - you can can also contact me at

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

Friday Giveaway: Signed Copies FORGOTTEN BOOKMARKS - contest closed

The holidays are fast approaching, so I thought I would give away three signed copies of FORGOTTEN BOOKMARKS this week. It makes a great gift!

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Keeping The Peace

Christmas bookmark.

Found in "Encyclopedia Brown Keeps The Peace" by Donald J. Sobol. Published by Thomas Nelson, 1969.

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Lost Memories

Collection of black and white photographs. No names, dates or writing.

Found in "Life on the Upper Susquehanna" by James Arthur Frost. Published by King's Crown Press, 1951.

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Plastic bookmark from Bresee's Department Store.

Found in "Warlock" by Dean R. Koontz. Published by Lancer, 1972.

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