Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Philadelphia, PA, United States
DoneSun, Mar 18, 2007 2:00 PM GMT
Vintage and Rare American Ephemera and Books
B.S. Slosberg Auctioneers Gallery Auction Sun., March 18, 2006, 10 AM 2501 E. Ontario Street, Phila., PA 19134 VINTAGE & RARE AMERICAN EPHEMERA & BOOKS IN 113 LOTS From direct descendants of New Jersey Signers Abraham Clark and John Hart: extensive late 18th/early 19th C. business archive of the prominent Philadelphia firm Jones and Clarke (later Thompson, Clarke and Young) to include: commercial correspondence; letters (1806-11) to the firm from Commodore William Bainbridge, USN; China Trade, Russian America, and other bills of lading, insurance certificates, etc.; Confederate Bond coupon sheets, to incl. $100 Missouri Defence Bond; mid-19th C. American mining/Phila. and Southern Mail Steamship Co./other stock certificates, etc.; 1820 Arkansas Territory printed and Ms. Governor's Militia aide-de-camp appointment; (2) official Ms. distribution copies of dispatches signed by Acting Provost Marshall General N.L. Jeffries (Washington, 4/15/1865) to Provost Marshall's Office, Eastern Dist.,PA for the arrest of Booth and Paine; vintage sports & war memorabilia; c. 1900 French MARRA Aperitif poster; coll. 19th/early 20th C history/art/literary/genealogy, etc. titles (most Phila. area authors/subjects); 1840-42 extensively illustrated private journal of W.F. Davidson, USN, onboard USS Dale around-the-world cruise; 1880's Dakota Territory autograph book; orig. bound 1850's -70's Harpers & 1930's National Geographic; real photo & other vintage American postcards; early 20th C. magician photos & tricks; much more!!!