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#ZZCE084 - 1890s Unissued Hooven & Allison Company Stock Certificate
Click the picture to see a large more detailed image. Vintage 11 1/2" wide stock certificate from "The Hooven & Allison Company". They were a company that made twine and rope in Xenia, Ohio. These were never issued, and so are not filled out. They have a spot for the date that says "A.D. 189_", so they are from the 1890s. Unused stock certificate in great condition.
$0.75



#ZBOT404 - Set of 20 Different Blumers Medical Bottle Labels - All Sorts of Really Nice Ones
Click the picture to see a large picture of a typical group. You will get the 20 different Dr. Blumers (Lincoln Chemical) medical bottle labels in the picture for $6.00 (that's 30¢ each). These are very old and range from around 1890 to maybe as late as 1910. Sizes vary a lot as you can see in the large picture. For perspective, the Never-Dry Massage cream label in the picture is 6" wide. There are all sorts of interesting ones like Gypsy Wonder Salve and Heave Bouncer. We have never had any of these before. This is the tip of an iceberg. Many of you may have known Lorie Cairns back in the day.  She was one of the pioneers of the vintage label business, and one of the first ones to go trekking around looking for this stuff back in the day. She recently sold us all of her remaining inventory as she no longer runs the business. Thanks Lorie. We will make sure to get these items out to people who will appreciate them.
$6.00



#BEADS0150 - Group of 3 Different Colored Large Rare American Glass Beads/Curtain Pulls from the Civil War Era
(You get 3 for $3 - That's $1 each). Early large heavy wound glass American hand made beads. The sizes are very variable ranging from about an inch to over and inch and a quarter. They are glass that was worked on an iron rod. These have the iron residue up the entire opening which was caused by rods used from about 1840 to 1870. The three different will be green, amber, and cobalt (out of light blue). These handmade glass objects were sold as beads and as curtain pulls, and sold by the peck. They are one of the very earliest forms of American lampwork bead. They light up brilliantly with a lot of light behind them. Here's the crazy story of how we found them. We were out looking for hippie beads at a store in California when we found these packed away with a bunch of old hippie stuff. They told us that grandpa had bought them from a store that exclusively sold vintage American glass that went out of business. He bought them because of the large holes and colors, thinking the hippies would like them! It turns out they are real deal mid 1800s blown glass. This is one of the best find we have ever had.
$3.00



#ZZZ126 - 1870s Advertising Trade Card for the American Woven Leather Belting Co. - Milton Bradley
Vintage 5 1/4" wide cardboard advertising trade card. This is a very old one from around 1870. This style of card was used before the advent of fancy color printing in the 1870s. Marked "The American Woven Leather Belting Co. Springfield, Mass." "Edward Coats, Pres" "Office 55 Fuller Building" "Factory, Belchertown, Mass". Interestingly, the printers mark says "Milton Bradley Co. Springfield, Mass". Around 1870, Milton Bradley had a lithography shop which is where these were made. Since they were printing boxes for their toys, they made some extra money doing lithography on the side too. They have a little paper aging, but are in amazing condition considering they are over 140 years old.
$1.50



#ZLCA142 - Very Rare and Very early Electric Brand Golden Pumpkin Can Label
Click on the image to see the incredible large image. Vintage 11 1/2" wide Olney & Floyd Electric Brand Golden Pumpkin label. These go back to the late 1800s and are one of the most beautiful labels ever made. They picture a Goddess holding an electric bulb in one hand and a battery in the other. There are also two angel babies talking to each other on very early telephones. These date back to when electricity was considered magic, and it was a topic of conversation everywhere. The pumpkin itself that is in the picture is all gilding. There is no weight marking on it, which was required by law by around 1906. Labels this old are very very rare, and pumpkins are even hard to find. This would make an incredible piece framed for Halloween. Excellent unused condition.
$4.50



#ZLCA143 - Very Rare and Very early Butterfly Brand Pumpkin Can Label
Click on the image to see the incredible large image. Vintage 11 1/2" wide Olney & Floyd Butterfly Brand Golden Pumpkin label. These go back to the late 1800s and are considered by most "experts" to be the nicest looking pumpkin label ever made. They picture a a giant pumpkin on one side with vines and fancy decoration and a very large butterfly on the other. This was a complicated label to make as it is stone litho in many colors. There is no weight marking on it, which was required by law by around 1906. Labels this old are very very rare, and pumpkins are even harder to find. This would make an incredible piece framed for Halloween. Excellent unused condition.
$4.50



#ZZZ162 - 1840s The Penny Magazine
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 11" tall paper "The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge". These are all from the 1830/40s. Yes, you are reading that right. These are extremely old. No two alike. They are 8 pages of interesting things from around the world. All have illustrations. They were published every Saturday by Charles Knight in London, England. Typical age imperfections, but still very readable and interesting. The one shown in the picture is typical.
$3.50



#ZZZ119 - 1880s Boston & Albany Railroad Voucher/Receipt
Vintage 7" wide receipt. Marked "Boston & Albany R. R. Co., Dr." Says it's a voucher for transportation and lists good transported. Also says "All Goods and Merchandise will be at the Risk of the Owners while in the Storehouses of the Company". I have a small stack. All are simllar to the one pictured, and all are dated in the 1880s. They are in used condition, but better than average for their age. (Click the image to see the details). These are very uncommon.
$2.00



#SIGN170 - Rare Early B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge "Hello Bill" Flag Pin - As low as $1 each

Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 2" long paper flag on a 2 1/2" wide metal pin for the B.P.O.E. Elks with the traditional "Hello Bill" greeting. The greeting started in 1897 at the Elks National Reunion in Minneapolis, and these are from around that time period. Back in the day, when a visitor came, they told them to go talk to Brother Billy Goddard which is how it all started. From there it spread to Elk lodges all over the country where it has become a traditional greeting. These early ones are very rare and in great shape for their age.

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#ZLCA271 - Very Old Golden Grain Sugar Corn Can Label
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 11 1/2" wide chromolitho Golden Grain Sugar Corn can label from the 1890s. It pictures an ear of corn and a flowering vine. Marked "Our Monogram" "C. Burkhalter & Co. Rome, Oneida Co. New York". These were in dry storage and are in excellent unused condition. Amazing considering how hold thye are. We acquired these from a long time label dealer on the west coast that we bought out. Excellent unused condition.
$1.50



#ZLS188 - Rare Diamond Rock Mineral Water Label - Early Ladwig & Shranck Milwaukee
(Click the picture to see a larger image) You guys are always asking for the rare and unusual.  Here's another you won't find anywhere else. Vintage 4 1/4" wide Diamond Rock Mineral Water bottle label. These are very early. Circa 1880 or older. The word "Water" is spelled out with rocks with a spring coming from the top of them. They say "Diamond Rock Mineral Water" "Double Carbonated" "The Gem of Table Waters". They are also marked "This bottle Should Be Laid On it's Side" which was common for early carbonated beverages. In small letters at the bottom is the "Ladwig & Schranck" mark. Ladwig and Shranck were early beverage makes in Milwaukee. Some of their stoneware jugs are very early. These are in excellent unused condition for their age. From the estate of long time dealer and friend Bob Secrist. I believe Bob had the only examples of these ever found. There was a small stack of them, so we have the priced very reasonably for what they are.
$2.50



#ZLC322 - Huge Rare 1800s Quabaug Springs Bottle Crate Label - Quack Medicine Claims
(Click the picture to see a larger image) Vintage huge 12 1/4" wide bottle crate label from the late 1800s. Says "Quabaug Pure Spring Water" "Highly Recommended for Indigestion, Dyspepsia, La Grippe, Rheumatism, Insomnia, Malaria, Gravel, and all troubles of the kidneys and bladder" "Endorsed and prescribed by the leading physicians" "$1000 reward for the conviction of any person refilling bottles bearing our trade-mark, or for selling as Quabaug Spring Water and water not from the Quabaug Spring". Has a picture of Indian Chief "King Philip" who adopted that as his English name. These are very rare and in excellent unused condition. From the estate of long time dealer and friend Bob Secrist.
$6.00



#ZLS184 - Deep Rock Water Springs Bottle Label - Extremely Old and Rare
(Click the picture to see a larger image) You guys are always asking for the rare and unusual.  Here's one. Vintage 4" wide Soda bottle label that went on a Deep Rock Water bottle. This company was only in business from from 1865 to 1875, and so they are from that time period. The plant was in Oswego, NY, and the bottles go for $200 - $500 depending on condition. I don't think anyone has ever seen these label before. They were in Bob's personal collection. They picture period women in a park, and say "Unequaled for mixing with wines and liquors bottled direct at the springs for family use". There are a few of the bottle around, but I don't think anyone else has these labels. These in excellent unused condition for their age. From the estate of long time dealer and friend Bob Secrist.
$10.00



#ZLCA148.5 - Very Rare and Very early Butterfly Brand Boston Marrow Squash Can Label
Click on the image to see the incredible large image. Vintage very large 13 3/4" wide Olney & Floyd Butterfly Brand Boston Marrow Squash can label. These go back to the late 1800s and are considered some of the most beautiful labels of any type ever made. They picture a huge butterfly and squash and have many colors. There is no weight marking on it, which was required by law by around 1906. Labels this old are very very rare and hard to find. Excellent unused condition.
$3.50



#ZLCA186 - Very Rare and Very early Butterfly Brand Refugee Beans Can Label
Click on the image to see the incredible large image. Vintage 11 1/2" wide Olney & Floyd Butterfly Brand Refugee Beans label. These go back to the late 1800s and are considered some of the most beautiful labels of any type ever made. They are heavily embossed and gilded with butterflies everywhere. This was a very complicated label to make back in the day as it is stone litho in many colors and each color had to be made on a separate plate.  It might have take a craftsmen three or four months to make the plates to produce this label. There is no weight marking on it, which was required by law by around 1906. Labels this old are very very rare and hard to find. Excellent unused condition.
$3.00



#ZLCA152 - Very Rare Very Early Electric Brand Succotash Can Label
Click on the image to see the incredible large image. Vintage 11 1/2" wide label.  These are unused old stock made by Olney & Floyd In Westernville, New York. They have an incredible image of a Goddess holding up a light with electricity flowing from a batter in her other hand. These are one of the oldest Olney and Floyd labels that were made. They have no weight marking which was required by law around 1906, and are from the 1890s.  This is an incredibly beautiful stone litho. It might have taken a craftsmen three or four months to make the plates to produce this label. Labels this old in this kind of condition are very hard to find and this is a beauty. Excellent unused condition.
$3.00



#ZLCA227 - Very Old J. Winslow Jones Green Corn Can Label
Vintage scarce 12" wide J. Winslow Jones' Green Corn can label. Click the image to see the full image of the label. This is a very old one from around 1880. Labels weren't as fancy then, but this is an interesting one. Says stuff like "Beware of Counterfeits. Use no Corn except that bearing the name John Winslow Jones" "Owing the the immense demand for Hermetically Sealed Goods, large amounts of Worthless Articles are offered for sale, which render it very important for purchasers to look well to the BRANDS they purchase". Tells all about the product and has directions for preparing. They are unused old factory stock that shows some fairly minor age stains along edges and tiny age bites. We got these from the estate of the famous dealer and friend Bob Secrist.
$1.50



#ZZZ092 - 1870s Check from the First National Bank of Indiana
Vintage 8" wide check. Marked "State of Indiana" "First National Bank". This blue color is the scarce and more desirable one.  We have a friend who lives out that way that turned these up. They were in a string tied bundle and are totally unsearched. We are not going to search them, so there could be a rare signature in there. These were used checks with typical bank marks and perforations. All are dated 1878.
$1.00



#ZL199 - Deep Rock Sparking Mineral Water - Extremely Old and Rare
Click the picture to see a larger image. You guys are always asking for the rare and unusual. Here's a really nice one. Vintage 4 1/4" wide Soda bottle label that went on a Deep Rock Sparkling Mineral Water bottle. This company was only in business from from 1865 to 1875, and so they are from that time period. The plant was in Oswego, NY, and the bottles go for $200 - $500 depending on condition. I don't think anyone has ever seen these labels before. They were in the estate of a Wisconsin dealer. My understanding is that these labels were found years ago in the building that housed J. A. Lomax in Oswego. Lomax was the bottler and sole agent for Deep Rock. Lomax themselves went out of business in 1885. These labels are in excellent unused condition for their age.
$2.50



#ZLSG063 - 1890s Lake Keuka Concord Grape Label
Click the picture to show a larger version of the great image. Vintage 10 1/2" wide Lake Keuka Concord Grapes label. This older 1890s version is rarely offered in this kind of condition. These are shiny surface chromolithos with a great image of the lake and a boat with trees and mountains in the background. Marked "William N. Wise, Penn Yan, N. Y." Unused old stock in excellent condition for their age. We got these from the estate of friend and well known dealer, Bob Secrist.
$3.00



#ZLS183 - Quabaug Pure Sping Water Bottle Label - Quack Medicine
(Click the picture to see a larger image) Vintage 6" wide Soda Spring Water bottle label from the late 1800s. Says "Quabaug Pure Spring Water" "Highly Recommended for Indigestion, Dyspepsia, La Grippe, Rheumatism, Insomnia, Malaria, Gravel, and all troubles of the kidneys and bladder" "Endorsed and prescribed by the leading physicians"  Has a picture of Indian Chief "King Philip" who adopted that as his English name. These are very rare and in excellent unused condition. From the estate of long time dealer and friend Bob Secrist.
$1.50



#ZLCA147 - Very Rare and Very early Butterfly Brand Red Kidney Beans Can Label
Click on the image to see the incredible large image. Vintage 11 1/2" wide Olney & Floyd Butterfly Brand Red Kidney Beans label. These go back to the late 1800s and are considered some of the most beautiful labels of any type ever made. They are heavily embossed and gilded with butterflies everywhere. This was a very complicated label to make back in the day as it is stone litho in many colors and each color had to be made on a separate plate.  It might have take a craftsmen three or four months to make the plates to produce this label. There is no weight marking on it, which was required by law by around 1906. Labels this old are very very rare and hard to find. Excellent unused condition.
$3.00



#ZLCA181 - Very Rare and Very early Butterfly Brand Golden Wax Stringless Beans Can Label
Click on the image to see the incredible large image. Vintage 11 1//4" wide Olney & Floyd Butterfly Brand Golden Wax Stringless Beans can label. These go back to the late 1800s and are considered some of the most beautiful labels of any type ever made. They picture a huge butterfly and string beans and have many colors. There is no weight marking on it, which was required by law by around 1906. Labels this old are very very rare and hard to find. Excellent unused condition.
$2.50


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