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Advertising & Illustrated - Post Card to Transportation

Lots 654-663 Lots 664-673 Lots 674-676

Lot 654    

(Post Card) Illustrated Fold-Out Advertising Cards, 1896-1909, balance of 10 different tri-fold clasp cards bearing caricatures & products opening to various ads or brochures, includes Spanish American War related with American Flag Bull, Uncle Sam, G. Washington & Cherry Tree (2 different), Candle, Santa Claus, caricatures, one in shape of Corn Cobb, each frank with 1¢ green with a range of townmarks; few minor card flaws, Very Fine.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $750

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Lot 655    

(Post Card) Illustrated Fold-Out Advertising Cards, 1903-12, four different tri-fold clasp cards bearing caricatures & products opening to various ads or brochures (one with personal message), includes "The Thinker" and Colonial Dress, Hammering Nail and Embalming Fluid in Bag, each frank with 1¢ green with a range of townmarks; few minor card flaws, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $150

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Lot 656    

(Post Card) Illustrated Fold-Out Animal Advertising Cards, 1903-10, six different tri-fold clasp cards bearing animal scenes opening to various ads or brochures, includes Ram, Bulldog, Chick (two different), Turkey and Rabbit, each frank with 1¢ green with a range of townmarks; few minor card flaws, Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $270

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Lot 657    

(Postal) Mail Bag, two illustrated and shaped covers in the form of Mail Bags on front and reverse, both used from New York, one with 1¢ green and other a 2¢ carmine canceled by 1901 machine postmark, 1¢ with oval handstamp, one with corner card, a Very Fine duo.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 658    

(Printers) L.N. Wright Job Printers and Manufacturers of Cut and Gummed Labels, Salem Oh., gold on blue shield corner card label on cover bearing 2¢ black (73) cancelled by fancy cork duplexed with "Salem O. Jan 17" cds on unsealed cover to Watkins N.Y., docketed "I.N. Wright Circular" at left, original printed circular accompanies, Very Fine and attractive circular rate use.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 659    

(Printing & Publishing) American Agriculturist, all-over illustrated design showing Livestock and Farm Implements amid floral borders, bearing 3¢ rose (65), cancelled by bold square grid cancel duplexed with "New York, Jul" cds on cover to Morrisville, Bucks Co. Pa., Very Fine and choice example of this spectacular advertising design.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 660    

(Printing & Publishing) "Poor Richard Revived" Almanac For 1913, order slip enclosure with two illustrated covers showing different Santa Claus designs, from Philadelphia, Pa. each bearing 1¢ Washington-Franking, one pre-canceled and other with 1912 machine cancel, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 661    

(Printing & Publishing) Tucker's Card & Job Printing Office, large red illustrated ad design showing Store View, on fresh cover franked with 1861, 3¢ rose tied by "Portland, Me., Jul 12, 65" cds and target duplex, Extremely Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 662    

(Printing & Publishing) Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, Cleveland Oh., spectacular Uncle Tom's Cabin, By Harriet Beecher Stowe book illustration corner card on buff cover bearing 3¢ Dull Red (11A) tied by "Cleveland, O., Nov 22" cds to Geneva Oh.; reduced at left slightly into design, some soiling and reverse with toning, Fine and rare.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

A REMARKABLE ILLUSTRATED DESIGN TAKEN FROM THE FRONT COVER ILLUSTRATION OF UNCLE TOM'S CABIN.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS ADVERTISING DESIGN PROMOTING ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS PUBLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES.

Harriet Beecher Stowe's best known novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (1852), changed forever how Americans viewed slavery, the system that treated people as property. It demanded that the United States deliver on the promise of freedom and equality, galvanized the abolition movement and contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War.

As a young wife and mother living in Cincinnati, Harriet Beecher Stowe met former and fugitive enslaved people. Cincinnati, then the western frontier of the United States, was an ethnically and culturally vibrant city. On the Ohio River across from Kentucky, a slave state, the city exposed Stowe to the public face of slavery.

Stowe knew about slavery before she moved to Ohio. Her own grandmother kept African American servants who had probably originally been enslaved, and her father had preached in favor of the colonization movement, supporting the creation of Liberia as a settling point for freed people. But in Ohio, Stowe heard first hand stories from former enslaved people; witnessed slavery while visiting Kentucky; and employed fugitives in her home. When Harriet and Calvin learned that their servant was actually a runaway in danger of being returned to slavery, Calvin and Harriet's brother Henry Ward Beecher helped her escape and reach Canada and legal freedom.

The first installment of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" appeared on June 5, 1851 in the anti-slavery newspaper, "The National Era". Stowe enlisted friends and family to send her information and scoured freedom narratives and anti-slavery newspapers for first hand accounts as she composed her story. In 1852 the serial was published as a two volume book. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was a best seller in the United States, Britain, Europe and Asia with sales of 300,00 in the first year and was translated into over 60 languages.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 663    

(Schools and Colleges) Cosmopolitan Art and Literary Association (New York N.Y., Sandusky O.), group of three different illustrated advertising designs comprising two from Sandusky showing nude Lady and Hercules, and one from New York showing Dusseldorf Gallery, each cover bearing 3¢ dull red (11 or 11A) franking, Very Fine and scarce trio.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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