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#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.


#ZZCE087 - Very Old The Kennebec and Portland Railroad Company Stock Receipt
Click the picture to see a large version of the entire image in detail. Vintage 11" wide unused document. Says "Kennebec and Portland Railroad Company" "Dollars for Interest on Payment in Stock in said Road, from the date of payments to opening of the Road January 1, 1852". Excellent unused condition.


#ZZCE088 - Very Old The Burlington Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate
Click the picture to see a large version of the entire image in detail. Vintage 12 3/4" wide unused stock certificate. Says "The Burlington Silver Mining Company". These are pretty rare. I have seen a few of that were used and the dates were 1870. Excellent unused condition.


#ZZCE093 - Two Different Very Old Little Miami Railroad Stock Certificates
Click the picture to see a large more detailed image. You get the pair for $4 (that's $2 each). Two different vintage 9 1/8" wide stock certificates from the Little Miami Railroad. They are used and in great condition. One type has a gilded header that says "Capital Stock". The other type has a header that says "Authorized Capital". All are dated between around 1880 and 1890. This is a railroad with historical significance. It ran between Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio. One of the main stops was the Peter's Cartridge Company just northeast of Cincinnati in a little town built by the cartridge factory called King's Mills. They were one of the nation's main suppliers of gunpowder and ammunition during the 1st and 2nd World War and used the Little Miami Railroad, which ran right by the building, to transport the munitions. There was even a powder mill there earlier that was a main ammunition supplier for the North during the Civil War. The site of the gunpowder factory is right over the hill from where we live. It is a brewery now. The Little Miami Railroad was officially defunct in 1981. There is a bike trail there where it was.


#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.


#ZZZ092 - 1870s Check from the First National Bank of Indiana
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. 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.


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