MRS. BRYANT’S KITCHEN : LINEN POSTCARD : STATESBORO, GEORGIA

This linen postcard is an advertisement for Mrs. Bryant’s Kitchen. The restaurant was located in Stesboro, Georgia. Note the AAA logo on the front of the card.  (SOLD)

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VERSANI : ADVERTISING POSTCARD WITH BEAUTIFUL AFRICAN AMERICAN MODEL

This advertising postcard was published for Versani Jewelry. The pretty African American model is wearing jewelry from the company and little else. The jewelry is pretty and unique. It is made in New York. The company’s advertising slogan is “Stay Cool Be Strong”. Stores in New York City and Miami are cited as retail locations. Ara is the founder and jewelry designer. The company was established in 1992 as a contemporary jewelry firm. (SOLD)

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TWO ADORABLE LITTLE GIRLS : BIG DOG : MINI TRADE CARD ADVERTISING COFFEE AND TEA

This mini trade card is advertising J. Baldon coffee and tea. The company was located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The card features two adorable young girls sitting under an umbrella alongside their large dog. The dog dwarfs them in size.  Note that this advertising piece is not printed on thick card stock paper. Instead, it is on thinner stock paper. This trade card was a premium that likely accompanied the purchase of one of Baldon’s products. This advertising item measures about 1.5″ x 2 25″. (SOLD)

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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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