$ 199.94 $ 274.95
This is a very old certificate which was nicely framed and matted. The certificate is for Lydia (Sell) Spangler. She was born on June 11, 1821 to Abraham Sell and Catherine (Weickert) Sell. She was born in Adam County, Pennsylvania. Her father, Abraham Sell, was born in Germany Township (now Union), Adams Co., Pennsylvania. He married Barbara Palmer in the late 1700's . They moved to Blair County, PA in 1804. They set up their farm along the Juniata River, below Brooks Mill. They were some of the earliest settlers in that area. Sell was a cabinet maker.
Lydia Sell was baptized and given the name Lydia on the 29th day of August in 1821. She was baptized by Reverand Melzhimer. Lydia married Charles (Menges) on November 10th, 1842 by Rev. Jacob Sechler. She died on September 24th, 1907.
The framed piece is very large, measuring 34 1/4" by 28 5/8". The certificate itself measures approximately 15 1/2" by 13". It was obviously framed some time after Lydia's death, but the frame itself is still quite old. There is a rough translation taped to the back of the frame
This piece is in great condition overall, especially when you consider its age. The frame has some general wear, including some dings and scratches. We have gently wiped down the exterior of the glass and frame. We have not attempted to open the frame, and the interior has not been touched or cleaned by us. There are some spots where dust or debris has collected on the inside of the glass. The certificate itself has some wear. There is a tear across the center where it was folded for many, many years. There appears to be some water damage along the edges, mostly on the bottom. Please see pictures for more details.
$ 19.94 $ 29.95
Lot of 5 vintage wedding/formal occasion photos in folders or cabinet card format. All are black and white. None of the people are identified but some of the folders are marked with the photographer's studio name. Fashions worn are the only means used to date the photos. The studios identified on the folders are: Clarkson Studio, Wallace - Salisbury, MO., Chas. A. Miller Moberly, MO. (x2). The photos only are approx. 5" x 7" size - each is adhered to its folder/frame. Folder/frames are of different size. The cabinet card photo appears to be the oldest and is missing the lower right corner. Some foxing/discoloration on the folders is present related to age.
$ 14.94 $ 19.95
Pair of 1938 Colored Guide Books Handy Pocket Size of Historic Old St. Augustine, Fla. Oldest city in the United states. The two guidebooks are identical and have 1938 copyright dates and are by Curt Teich & Co. Inc. Chicago USA. Linen postcard-style illustrations and explanations/historic facts on the back. Each guide book is in excellent condition and comes with original mailing envelope.
Also in this lot are 7 linen postcards of the Daytona Beach and St. Augustine areas. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" size. Unposted and no writing. VGC.
$ 14.94 $ 19.95
We are offering this small lot of culinary ephemera (small booklets). These 4 vintage advertisers were found inside an old kitchen cupboard stored in a barn. All ephemera are in good to fair condition with some holes/wear on the covers present (see photos). Included are:
2 Canning and Perserving guides by Gunnar Ahlquist, B.A. - 11th edition 1941 and 17th Edition 1945. Each has 24 pages. Advertising the Gunnard Canning Set. A guide for 'How to Preserve a Husband' on back of one booklet.