TWIN FALLS, IDAHO : MAIN STREET VIEW (1950’S CARS, ADVERTISING SIGNS)

Welcome to Twin Falls, Idaho. You are looking down Main Street and you have view of the business district of town. Twin Falls is located in a farming region of southern Idaho known as “Magic Valley”. This postcard is from the 1950’s. Note the advertising signs for the Dumont TV Network, two pharmacies, the Roxy, and an investment company. The postcard also features a number of cars from the 1950’s. The photograph was taken by Bob Williams and the postcard was published by Otto News Agency, located in Twin Falls. The printer, Colourpicture Publishers (Boston, Ma.) employed a “Plastichrome” process. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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INK BLOTTER : RISQUE CHEESE CAKE PIN-UP : THE ABLE SUPPLY GIRL : K. O. MUNSON

This vintage ink blotter advertises the Able Supply Company. Well known pin-up artist, K O Munson, did the artwork for this risque cheese cake advertising blotter. This blotter was likely published by Brown & Bigelow. This blotter was found in a group of other risque Able Supply blotters that credited Brown & Bigelow as their publishers.  The publishing firm was founded in 1896 and it still exists today. It is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This blotter has issues. It’s top edge is significantly crimped. It’s bottom edge may have been trimmed. (See scans).The blotter is in overall fair condition. The ink blotter measures about 3 7/8″ x 5 3/4″ and dates back to the 1950’s.  (SOLD)

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CONSUELO : ARTIST SIGNED : W. HASKELL COFFIN : BRISTOL MYERS ADVERTISING : RPPC

This is an artist signed vintage postcard entitled “Consuelo”. The artist is W. Haskell Coffin (1878-1941). He was a painter and commercial artist popular in the early decades of the twentieth century. His work can be found on leading magazine covers as well as on posters commissioned by the US government. He specialized in painting images of women. He was one of the highest paid illustrators of his time. He had two marriages. His second wife was actress, Frances Starr. While being treated for depression at a Florida facility, Coffin committed suicide by jumping out a window. This artist signed postcard was made to advertise a Bristol Myer pharmaceutical product. The product was Ziratol, “a practically odorless antiseptic and germicide for office or home”.This advertising postcard was mailed to a doctor in Springfield, Massachusetts. The postcard was postmarked in Brooklyn, New York. SOLD

INK BLOTTER : R WILSON HAMMELL : ARTIST SIGNED : AD FOR SPORTING GOODS STORE

The art for this vintage ink blotter was done by Raymond Wilson Hammell (1896-1949). He was active and lived in Massachusetts. Hammell was well known for Pin-Up girl illustrations. His work appeared on magazine and book covers, calendars, and more. Some of his work was stand alone portraits. This advertising blotter is from the 1930 or 1940’s. The blotter advertises Thomas Brothers, a sporting goods store, including golf accessories, located in an unidentified hotel. It measures about 4 x 9 inches.and is in very good condition (see scans). 

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MAPLE LEAF SOAP : MARVEL OF PURITY : LARGE TRADE CARD

This large sized trade card is advertising Maple Leaf Soap. The ad calls the soap “a marvel of purity”. This advertising premium has vivid colors. The card measures about 4.125 x 6.375 inches.  SOLD

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G. W. GAIL & AX’S NAVY LONG CUT TOBACCO CARD : PRETTY ACTRESS

This antique tobacco card was issued by G. A. Navy Long Cut Tobacco company. The card was given to customers as a premium when they bought the company’s tobacco. Featured on the card was a photograph of an actress of that era.  SOLD

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TWO INK BLOTTERS : RISQUE CHEESE CAKE PIN-UP : THE ABLE SUPPLY GIRL : K O MUNSON

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Vintage ink blotter 1 advertises the Able Supply Company. Well known pin-up artist, K O Munson, did the artwork for this risque cheese cake advertising blotter. The blotter has been trimmed, likely, to fit a frame. The item has no stains, rips, or creases. The ink blotter measures about 3 7/8″ x 5″ and is in overall very good condition. SOLD

Vintage ink blotter 2 also advertise the Able Supply Company and the artistry is done by K O Munson.This blotter was published by Brown & Bigelow. The publishing firm was founded in 1896 and it still exists today. It is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This blotter is in very good condition (see scans). It has no stains, rips, or creases. The ink blotter measures about 3 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ and dates back to the 1950’s. 

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LE PAGE’S LIQUID GLUE : HUMOROUS ADVERTISEMENT : TRADE CARD

This vintage trade card advertises Le Page’s Liquid Glue. The ad takes a humorous approach. It shows a poor gentleman who has accidentally glued himself to a bench. Worse yet, he is in a “no loafing” zone. This glue is portrayed as so powerful, that not even five policemen can get him unstuck. Le Page’s Liquid Glue was manufactured by the Russia Cement Company of Gloucester, Massachusetts. The company was started by William Nelson Le Page (1849-1919). The firm was established in 1876. This lithograph trade card is a nice one. It’s very detailed and very colorful. The colors are quite sharp. There are a number of variants of this card. This trade card is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

OKLAHOMA PORTLAND CEMENT CO. : ADA, OKLAHOMA : VINTAGE POSTCARD : AERIAL VIEW

This vintage postcard features the Oklahoma Portland Cement Company. The firm was located in Ada, Oklahoma. The company appears to have a very large facility and close access to the local railroad. The Oklahoma Porland Cement Company was built in 1906 and had the capacity to utilize twelve rail cars a day. This postcard is a lithograph by Stall Studio. The card was published by C.T. Photochrom (Curt Teich, Chicago, Illinois). SOLD

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PINUP BLOTTER : THE CONTINENTAL DOOR COMPANY : SLOCUM : 1938 : FOND DU LAC, WISCONSIN

This vintage unused blotter features pinup art by Russell Slocum. The pretty pinup is holding skis and ski poles. This is a calendar blotter from December 1938. The blotter advertises “The Combination Door Company. The firm was located in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. The Combination Door Company is a fifth generation family-owned business. It was founded in 1912 and remains in business today. The publisher of this blotter is Brown & Bigelow (no.38132). The publisher was based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The blotter measures about 4″ x 9” and is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)