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EXHORTATION'74-150

This is a hand-painted original, perhaps of a piece to be printed. The artwork itself is 13 inches wide x 7 inches. 

It is signed "S.Van Campin, 1874".


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EpplerTrain

There are some really wild and wacky images out there. This is a trade card; I have a matching letterhead.


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Hubbell150

Card for a trading post in Navajoland.


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RuebenRing

Every once in a while I come across a really interesting cover with overall hand-drawn illustration.


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GrasshopperMowingLawn150

Oversize trade card

PearlShirt150

Trade card ( Collection of Jonathan Bulkley )


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Victorian children going through a family album of trade cards and scraps. Whether they like it or not. 

(Collection of George K. Fox)

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OlinCards-Belgian150

Belgian coated stock card for a store which sells "an assortment of cards for albums".

( Sheaff Collection )


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Whipple-SmithVignette

1862 billhead of Smith Brothers Company of Boston, agents for the Whipple File Company manufactory in
Ballardvale, Massachusetts. My family moved to Ballardvale when I was 10 years old, and I walked or drove past
that mill building—which still stands—countless times. I am always on the lookout for Ballardvale (sometimes Ballard Vale) items . . . ephemera, real photo post cards and postal history.


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CollectorOfCards150

Business card for a very early collector of business cards! He used this Bufford stock card from the 1880s-1890s.

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PhilatelyIsLegalA bumper sticker I designed along with all of the show materials for the Washington 2006 international stamp show. 

This particular item was never produced, alas.


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