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Pennsylvania Department of Revenue	Motor Vehicle Registrations - Nine vehicle registrations from 1918 to 1928	Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

15361 Pennsylvania Department of Revenue , Motor Vehicle Registrations - Nine vehicle registrations from 1918 to 1928 Good. Some are 'billfold' soiled and worn. Pennsylvania car registrations from 1918. 'Certificate for ...the Pneumatic Tired Motor Vehicle Below Described.' (faded) . A 1920 Ford is registered in 1923. A 1922 Dodge truck is registered in 1924, 1925, 1926 and 1927. A 1927 Dodge sedan is registered in 1927 and 1928. Automotive ephemera. $40

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A new page of books and ephemera on The Grand Coulee Dam Construction

Neal, Joseph C., 	History of Washington County Arkansas

15534 Neal, Joseph C., History of Washington County, Arkansas Shiloh Museum, June 1989, Hardback with 1691 pages in good condition. Spine has 3 faint vertical creases. There's an envelope with newspaper articles taped to the front free endpaper. Faint yellow highlighter in a couple places. Previous owner's name stamped in gilt on the front cover. 8.5 x 11 inches, a history of Washington County in Arkansas with maps, many b&w photos and an index. Gilt edge pages. Washington County, Arkansas, genealogy $150

Cate, Michael,	Port Arthur Centennial History 1898 - 1998

15535 Cate, Michael, Port Arthur Centennial History 1898 - 1998, Looking Glass Media, 1997 Hardback with 488 pages. ISBN 188613006x, Very good. Has a Happy Holidays 1997 Star Enterprise book plate. 8.5 x 11 inches, a pictorial history of Port Arthur, Texas, with many b&w and color pictures. Port Arthur, Texas $60

Cate, Michael,	Port Arthur Centennial History Volume II

15536 Cate, Michael, Port Arthur Centennial History Volume II Looking Glass Media, 1998, Hardback with 912 pages, ISBN 1886130167 Very good. 8.5 x 11 inches, a pictorial history of Port Arthur, Texas, with many b&w and color pictures. This volume has Centennial Time Line & Index. Port Arthur, Texas,$60

Korea - Japan photo album, circa 1950s

Pan American Korea - Japan Photo Album Korea - Japan Photo Album Korea - Japan Photo Album Korea - Japan Photo Album Korea - Japan Photo Album

15236 Korea - Japan Photo Album, cira 19500s 15.5 x 10.5 inches, black pages with tissue guards. There are a total of ten 8 x 10 inch b&w photos, some mounted with photo corners. Two are duplicates. One photo is of Mt. Fuji, there's a picture of the inside of a bus or street car, a farming scene, a delightful picture of two girls with an improvised teeter totter, one of the "San Francisco Beer Hall (in Korea) " and a harbor scene in Stockton, CA.

The photographer was a USN Aviation Ordanceman with Patrol Squadron 871 (VP 871) The back of the teeter totter picture is labeled "Korea Playground" with technical photo information and Kimpo Airfield is mentioned as the location. The album is in good condition. Some of the photo corners are loose and some of the tissue guards are creased. Other tissue guards are torn, creased or missing parts. The front and back inside paste-downs have wrinkles. $75

Pan American World Airways Round The World Flight Log, 1951

Pan American S.S. Pan American Airways

15197 Pan American World Airways, Your Clipper Flight Log, 1951 Paperback, 24 pages In good condition with light shelf wear. 4.25 x 8 inches, the record of a Round The World flight in 1951 by Bernard M. Kunes, retired Lehigh Valley Railroad Conductor. Left from Inglewood California on January the 7th and returned from Formosa and Hawaii on March 12th. Approximately 24 flights. All are mentioned with aircraft involved noted as well as the weather. Aviation, ephemera, Boeing Stratocruiser, Pan American Airways, PAA

Two months of travel time in several plane types. The DC-3, DC-4, the Lockheed Constellation and the Boeing Stratocruiser. The January 8th Stratocruiser flight from New York to Shannon, Ireland via Gander Newfoundland lasted 20? hours "...The last 4 1/2 hours on 3 engines - 110 MPH Tailwind prevented returning to Gander." Shannon - Dark, Foggy, Sprinkles.... $45

Moore-McCormack Lines S.S. Uruguay, ex S.S. California, Photo Album circa 1941

S.S. S.S. S.S.Uruguay" S.S. S.S. S.S.

14410 S.S. Uruguay Photo Album Circa 1941 in fair condition. The marquetry front cover has some wear and scratches. The back cover is more extensively scraped and scratched. Pictures are attached with browning scotch tape. 14 x 10 inch marquetry, a tropical scene, photo album with 1 8x10, 18 5x7s and 4 smaller pictures of life on board the S.S. Uruguay. One hand drawn pencil sketch of a steward's meeting. There's a group photo of the stewards with a National Maritime Union of America flag. (It has has a 2 inch tear.) S.S. Uruguay, National Maritime Union, ephemera. $75

A History of Sprague, Washington, 1900 to 1917

as revealed by a Fire Association of Philadelphia Insurance Policy Register Book

Sprague Sprague Sprague Sprague

14273 A seventeen year history, 1900 to 1917, of an eastern Washington State town, Sprague, in Lincoln County, as revealed by insurance policies. Sprague was founded in 1883 and became an important stop on the Northern Pacific Railroad.

The first few pages of this book are an alphatibetical list of customers keyed to a page number associated with a copy of the policy and other information. There are 172 pages with policy holder information and customer signatures on a left-hand page and pasted in copies of policies to the right. The first policies are issued in January of 1899, the last in 1917. George F. Holland is the first agent. In 1902 C. W. McCoy becomes the agent. In 1905 Damrell & Pettijohn become agent/owners. Smalley & McCroskey follow, J. F. Hall and Hall & Smalley are the last listed agents.

Contents and inventories of homes, businesses and farms are listed. There are interesting "riders" on the use and storage of kerosene, gas and gunpowder.

11 x 16.5 inches., 8.5 lbs, in poor to fair condition. The front cover is partially detached. One half of the spine is missing. Both covers are soiled, worn and stained. The contents are occasionally stained and worn, about what you would expect of a ledger in regular use for that many years.


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