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Posted 08/14/2021   9:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 08/15/2021   6:06 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Of course, they could have mailed bricks -- which was common before the Post Office banned the practice.


Funnily enough, today there are antique brick collectors and we all can calculate roughly what a brick costs to ship in 2021!
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Posted 08/16/2021   09:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just picked up this pair from Schuyler Rumsey's July sale 97.
The School of Applied Art, sent from Fort Bragg and Willits Pheasantry missent from Willits. Can you read the red violet Denver cancel?






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Posted 08/16/2021   2:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stephen J Bukowy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Phil,
Looks like "Forwarded from Denver, Colo". Aug 11, 1911.
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Posted 08/16/2021   6:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stephen J Bukowy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, I should have said Aug 14 not Aug 11.
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Posted 08/17/2021   08:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Stephen. For some reason, I don't see that color well.
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Posted 08/17/2021   1:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Battle Creek address caught my eye as that's where my wife came from.

Very nice advertising cover from the school; maybe answering one of their ads.
Various mentions on an internet search.

This one from a 1909 Mechanics illustrated. Ad mentioned founded in 1898
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Posted 08/17/2021   1:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"A Kalamazoo Direct to You"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalam...tove_Company

(More than you'll ever want to know)
Mr. Bale wrote a paper for his history class in 1958.
https://cache.kzoo.edu/bitstream/ha...&isAllowed=y
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Posted 08/17/2021   5:06 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
(forgive me...)
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Posted 08/24/2021   09:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Harper1249 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thought I'd share this one. Everyone needs some Pepsin Bitters from time to time.


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Posted 09/24/2021   03:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I found two recently that need to be shared. The first one looks like a manufacturer of fire hoses. Sphincter grip galvanized armored spring steel hoses, to be precise, so you can trust them not to leak.





The other is a little more obscure. The advertiser is a John Matthews, who looks to be a long-time businessman in NYC. But the gold ink image in the center is quite unusual. This is a medallion engraving, created with something called a ruling machine, which drew a series of tight, parallel lines across a sculpted cameo to mimic a 3-D appearance. The results are similar to a topo map. This was an anti-counterfeiting device used mainly on banknote vignettes, but you can also find examples on the first U.S. newspaper stamps, PR1-3. This is the first example I've seen on a cover.

The subject matter is also intriguing. It looks like a cherub in a cape wielding a monkey wrench is fighting with a bear! I think a little research is in order here.







Addendum: It didn't take much Googling! By the 1870s, John Matthews was the premier soda fountain manufacturer in NYC. And I believe that bear is trying to drink out of an early fountain. https://www.boweryboyshistory.com/2...reating.html

And here is an updated version of the medal used to make the engraving:
https://gwc-14060.kxcdn.com/wp-cont...500.jpg.webp
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Posted 09/24/2021   09:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think that I've seen Lucile Ball talk about this "remedy' in one of her skits.

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Posted 10/03/2021   4:49 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Picked this one up on Aug. Some toning, but I really sill like it.



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