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  • 1977 DAN O'NEILL'S SWAN SONG and APOLOGY to HERB CAEN Comic Strip ODD BODKINS by DAN O'NEILL 1977 DAN O'NEILL'S SWAN SONG and APOLOGY to HERB CAEN Comic Strip ODD BODKINS
    DAN O'NEILL

    DAN O'NEILL'S SWAN SONG Comics and Stories. This is a single 11.5x17.5 inch page taken from the San Francisco Bay Guardian. It is dated April 14, 1977. It is Dan O'Neill's Retirement From Comics, Swan Song, and a long Apology To Herb Caen. The provided images should tell the story, but here are a few snippets: "This Strip is PERSONAL FOR HERB CAEN... Who Wrote Me the Note You See Below..." "Herb... Sorry I Hurt Your Feelings..." "So Long, Folks -

    It's Been Swell..." Though just a single page, this is the most touching, soul searching work by Dan O'Neill that I have ever seen. Would look great mounted, framed, and preserved for comic hero posterity. Condition: Toned, as normal,…

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    DAN O'NEILL'S SWAN SONG Comics and Stories. This is a single 11.5x17.5 inch page taken from the San Francisco Bay Guardian. It is dated April 14, 1977. It is Dan O'Neill's Retirement From Comics, Swan Song, and a long Apology To Herb Caen. The provided images should tell the story, but here are a few snippets: "This Strip is PERSONAL FOR HERB CAEN... Who Wrote Me the Note You See Below..." "Herb... Sorry I Hurt Your Feelings..." "So Long, Folks -

    It's Been Swell..." Though just a single page, this is the most touching, soul searching work by Dan O'Neill that I have ever seen. Would look great mounted, framed, and preserved for comic hero posterity. Condition: Toned, as normal, rough left edge where the page was removed from the newspaper, a center fold / crease, a couple light vertical creases. Still solid and clear, but remember that newspaper pages are tender so please handle with care.

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  • 1980 HAWAIIAN PROPERTY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES - KONA COAST, BIG ISLAND, KAUAI 1980 HAWAIIAN PROPERTY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES - KONA COAST, BIG ISLAND, KAUAI

    ROYAL HAWAIIAN MANAGEMENT CORPORATION : ISLANDS OF SUNSHINE. YOUR OPPORTUNITY to CASH IN ON TOMORROW. Published by the Royal Hawaiian Management Corp., September, 1980. A 135 page publication of the Royal Hawaiian Management Corporation, trying to drum up BUYERS for property that it planned to DEVELOP in HAWAII, especially on the KONA COAST of the Big Island, and on KAUAI.

    There are lots of photos and drawings, showing how airports and other developments in the area would make you RICH if you bought property NOW. Though most of this illustrated sales publication deals with property in various locations in various Hawaiian Islands, the publication also shows other properties that it has for sale or under development in various States and…

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    ROYAL HAWAIIAN MANAGEMENT CORPORATION : ISLANDS OF SUNSHINE. YOUR OPPORTUNITY to CASH IN ON TOMORROW. Published by the Royal Hawaiian Management Corp., September, 1980. A 135 page publication of the Royal Hawaiian Management Corporation, trying to drum up BUYERS for property that it planned to DEVELOP in HAWAII, especially on the KONA COAST of the Big Island, and on KAUAI.

    There are lots of photos and drawings, showing how airports and other developments in the area would make you RICH if you bought property NOW. Though most of this illustrated sales publication deals with property in various locations in various Hawaiian Islands, the publication also shows other properties that it has for sale or under development in various States and in the Caribbean. Softcovers, side stapled, 8x11 inches, 135 pages. Illustrated throughout with b&w photos and drawings. VERY GOOD condition, toning to the margins of all pages (as normal as it is printed on newsprint type paper), a couple small edge tears, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • 1980s HANDWRITTEN GENEALOGY NOTES re: DESCENDANTS of WALTER PALMER of the 1629 Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony by Muriel Palmer Owen 1980s HANDWRITTEN GENEALOGY NOTES re: DESCENDANTS of WALTER PALMER of the 1629 Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony
    Muriel Palmer Owen

    Three Ring Binder filled with Handwritten Notes, Letters, and Ephemera related to Descendants of WALTER PALMER of the 1629 Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Notes were handwritten by, and letters were written to, Muriel Palmer Owen. Based on the USPS date stamps on the letters' envelopes this information was compiled mostly during the 1980s and 1990s. Muriel Palmer Owen was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was clearly researching various branches of her ancestry. She died in 2017. This notebook / binder came from her estate. Three ring binder, stiff covers covered in vinyl, pockets on both the inside front and rear covers, filled with 5.5x8.5 inch paper, plus lots of laid in letters and notes. There…

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    Three Ring Binder filled with Handwritten Notes, Letters, and Ephemera related to Descendants of WALTER PALMER of the 1629 Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Notes were handwritten by, and letters were written to, Muriel Palmer Owen. Based on the USPS date stamps on the letters' envelopes this information was compiled mostly during the 1980s and 1990s. Muriel Palmer Owen was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was clearly researching various branches of her ancestry. She died in 2017. This notebook / binder came from her estate. Three ring binder, stiff covers covered in vinyl, pockets on both the inside front and rear covers, filled with 5.5x8.5 inch paper, plus lots of laid in letters and notes. There is a paper label taped onto the front cover that has the handwritten title: "Genealogical Records / Muriel P. Owen / Sonoma, CA". 38 of the notebook pages have handwritten genealogical notes relating to the descendants of Walter Palmer. The pages seem to be somewhat alphabetically arranged by family last names, though many are not in their proper order. Family names include Wakeman, Cogswell - Willis, Dailey, Herschker (Husker), Janisch, Mead, Owen, Wells, Truesdell, and others. Also contains approximately 20 pieces of loose relevant ephemera, including letters from relatives supplying information about the family, and various handwritten notes. Condition: There are creases, signs of handling, pages pulling from the rings, etc., but all the writing remains clear and fully legible.

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  • 1982 HIGH-END FASHION DESIGNER'S SKETCHBOOK - GIBSON PALERMO of SAN FRANCISCO 1982 HIGH-END FASHION DESIGNER'S SKETCHBOOK - GIBSON PALERMO of SAN FRANCISCO

    FASHION DESIGNER'S SKETCHBOOK. Sketchbook has hard black covers with 11" x 13" sketch paper bound in. Approximately 65 pages have either writing or sketches, mostly sketches with associated notes. Most of the sketches are on only one side of the sheets, with the back sides blank. The sketchbook was most likely owned by a fashion designer who worked for the firm of GIBSON PALERMO of San Francisco. Laid in are two SIGNED black and yellow crayon fashion drawings, one is Inscribed "To Mr. Palermo" and dated 1983. Unfortunately I cannot make out whose signature it is, and that signature is the only clue I could find as to who this sketchbook actually belonged to. Also laid-in are two Gibson Palermo…

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    FASHION DESIGNER'S SKETCHBOOK. Sketchbook has hard black covers with 11" x 13" sketch paper bound in. Approximately 65 pages have either writing or sketches, mostly sketches with associated notes. Most of the sketches are on only one side of the sheets, with the back sides blank. The sketchbook was most likely owned by a fashion designer who worked for the firm of GIBSON PALERMO of San Francisco. Laid in are two SIGNED black and yellow crayon fashion drawings, one is Inscribed "To Mr. Palermo" and dated 1983. Unfortunately I cannot make out whose signature it is, and that signature is the only clue I could find as to who this sketchbook actually belonged to. Also laid-in are two Gibson Palermo photo cards, one announcing its Spring Summer '81 collection, the other simply stating "Gibson Palermo" beneath a

    close-up of a blazer. Again, the sketches in the book appear to be by one of the Company's fashion designers. These are early sketches, in pencil. They certainly appear professional in nature. The sketches seem to be from 1982-83 (there are dates on a couple pages) and seem to be in preparation for an upcoming season. Sketches include early studies for a Vest Dress, Jersey Sweater, Pattern Silk, Cumberbund in Wool Crepe, Long Camisole, Cashmere and Jersey Strapdress, and much, much more. Condition: The covers are well worn and coming loose and the binding is shaky, but the covers are still hanging on. The sketchbook pages are very nice, clean, with pencil drawings and annotations that are clear. The laid in signed sketches are creased and worn, especially around the edges. The sketchbook provides a nice look into the thought process of a high-end fashion designer of the early 1980s.

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  • 7 Postcards RAILWAY CONDUCTORS OF AMERICA DEATHS & DISMEMBERMENTS 1895-1898 7 Postcards RAILWAY CONDUCTORS OF AMERICA DEATHS & DISMEMBERMENTS 1895-1898

    7 ORDER of RAILWAY CONDUCTORS of AMERICA Mutual Benefit Postcards.

    Each postcard is addressed and postmarked on one side, with a LISTING of REASONS for the payment of DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT BENEFITS for a specific month on the reverse side.

    The specific cause for DEATH and DISMEMBERMENT while working as a Conductor on the Railroad included LOSS of HANDS, LOSS of LEGS, FALLING from RR CARS, RUN OVER by RR, GUNSHOTS, ACCIDENTAL DROWNING, LOTS of unspecified RR ACCIDENTS, and of course NUMEROUS DISEASES.

    My favorite cause for the payment of a death benefit was for death caused by OVER EXERTION.

    Ah the glamorous world of working as a railway conductor in the 1890s..

    The 7 postcards are in generally…

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    7 ORDER of RAILWAY CONDUCTORS of AMERICA Mutual Benefit Postcards.

    Each postcard is addressed and postmarked on one side, with a LISTING of REASONS for the payment of DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT BENEFITS for a specific month on the reverse side.

    The specific cause for DEATH and DISMEMBERMENT while working as a Conductor on the Railroad included LOSS of HANDS, LOSS of LEGS, FALLING from RR CARS, RUN OVER by RR, GUNSHOTS, ACCIDENTAL DROWNING, LOTS of unspecified RR ACCIDENTS, and of course NUMEROUS DISEASES.

    My favorite cause for the payment of a death benefit was for death caused by OVER EXERTION.

    Ah the glamorous world of working as a railway conductor in the 1890s..

    The 7 postcards are in generally GOOD condition, some numbers are handwritten on the mailing side of the cards, there are a few small, light stains here and there.

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  • ARCHIVE of BAILHACHE FAMILY GENEALOGY Ephemera Letters Notebooks Documents Research Papers Wills etc. by Bailhache Family ARCHIVE of BAILHACHE FAMILY GENEALOGY Ephemera Letters Notebooks Documents Research Papers Wills etc.
    Bailhache Family

    ARCHIVE of BAILHACHE & RELATED FAMILY GENEALOGY. A wide gathering of materials compiled by Charles A. and Mary J. Bailhache of Benicia California, perhaps in preparation for the publication of a book on their family history. Mary Bailhache died in 2015, Charles Bailhache died in 2018. The materials come from their estate. Lots and lots of ephemera, notes, notebooks, documents, letters, and related materials derived from many sources, including extended family members, historical societies, etc. Many items are photocopied, i.e. photocopied letters, information from historic books, etc. Lots of handwritten information as well. The archive includes: * Three school type binders filled with about 50 pages each. The first binder is titled "Bailhache Genealogy Per ORMSBY, L." This binder contains…

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    ARCHIVE of BAILHACHE & RELATED FAMILY GENEALOGY. A wide gathering of materials compiled by Charles A. and Mary J. Bailhache of Benicia California, perhaps in preparation for the publication of a book on their family history. Mary Bailhache died in 2015, Charles Bailhache died in 2018. The materials come from their estate. Lots and lots of ephemera, notes, notebooks, documents, letters, and related materials derived from many sources, including extended family members, historical societies, etc. Many items are photocopied, i.e. photocopied letters, information from historic books, etc. Lots of handwritten information as well. The archive includes: * Three school type binders filled with about 50 pages each. The first binder is titled "Bailhache Genealogy Per ORMSBY, L." This binder contains copies of what were handwritten pages full of genealogy related to the Bailhache Family, including the Coffin, Fitch, Bachelder, Swain, and other families. The second binder begins with a letter from Anne Johnson to Charles and Mary Bailhache, dated February 26, 1998. It is FULL of PHOTOCOPIES of documents, charts, letters, transcripts of obituaries (e.g. "Transcript of Obituary of Nicholas Bailhache from notes of Mary Louis Smith ORMSBY, by Anne Johnson, July 2, 1997"), and all sorts of other incredible genealogical materials. This was obviously all compiled by Anne Johnson, then photocopied to sent to Charles and Mary Bailhache. There are handwritten annotations throughout, presumably in the hand of Anne Johnson. The third binder is full of handwritten genealogy of the Bailhache Family and limited genealogical data of quite a number of related families. * Lots of correspondence relating to the Bailhache Family and some related families, Includes photocopies of original letters, typed letters, handwritten letters, and email correspondence (mostly from the mid to late 1990s). Includes some interesting letters from Bailhache families in both France and the U.K. * A number of Wills and Deeds (one Deed is missing a large piece at the top). * A group of items that includes a Vintage Photo of "Senora Josefa Fitch de Bailhache" (as written on the backside), the photo is split across its middle and is being held together with yellowing tape on the backside; personal IDs, a Family Crest, a Funeral Guest Book, some In Memoriam Cards, etc. * A very long roll open chart that begins with the statement: "Descendants of JOHN BAILHACHE, d. 1800, Schoolmaster, Married to MARY DE LA PERRELLE b. Circa 1762, d. 1847". Printed. Rolls open to approximately 13x68 inches (1 ft 1 inch x 5 ft 8 inches). And... * Lots of other Bailhache Family paper ephemera and research. The archive is in generally GOOD condition with the majority of items being solid, bright, clean and clear. The exceptions are a few items that have tears, pieces torn off, etc. The BAILHACHE FAMILY played a significant role in the early history of Sonoma County, Northern California. Please see the provided photos to get a fuller idea of the archive. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This archive is heavy and willl require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • ARCHIVE of SIGNED LETTERS - S.F. BAY AREA CORPORATE EXECUTIVES to W. ZELLERBACH by William Zellerbach, et al ARCHIVE of SIGNED LETTERS - S.F. BAY AREA CORPORATE EXECUTIVES to W. ZELLERBACH
    William Zellerbach, et al

    ARCHIVE of original HAND SIGNED LETTERS from PRESIDENTS & EXECUTIVES of MAJOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COMPANIES, and others, in RESPONSE to an APPEAL by WILLIAM ZELLERBACH for DONATIONS to the UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND. The letters are all dated 1970 and are in response to an annual appeal for donations from William Zellerbach of Crown Zellerbach Corporation. Most letters are on printed company letterheads. The archive includes signed letters from: J. W. Hull, President, Pacific Telephone and Telegraph; Charles N. Huggins, President, SEE'S CANDIES; Peter N. T. Widdrington, President, LUCKY BREWERIES; Shermer L. Sibley, President, PG&E; Joseph E. Nolan, President, Weyerhaeuser Company; J.E. Gosline, Vice Chairman of the Board, STANDARD OIL COMPANY of CALIFORNIA; R.B. Sonne, Vice President, Del Monte Corp.;…

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    ARCHIVE of original HAND SIGNED LETTERS from PRESIDENTS & EXECUTIVES of MAJOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COMPANIES, and others, in RESPONSE to an APPEAL by WILLIAM ZELLERBACH for DONATIONS to the UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND. The letters are all dated 1970 and are in response to an annual appeal for donations from William Zellerbach of Crown Zellerbach Corporation. Most letters are on printed company letterheads. The archive includes signed letters from: J. W. Hull, President, Pacific Telephone and Telegraph; Charles N. Huggins, President, SEE'S CANDIES; Peter N. T. Widdrington, President, LUCKY BREWERIES; Shermer L. Sibley, President, PG&E; Joseph E. Nolan, President, Weyerhaeuser Company; J.E. Gosline, Vice Chairman of the Board, STANDARD OIL COMPANY of CALIFORNIA; R.B. Sonne, Vice President, Del Monte Corp.; James R. Compton, Philanthropist; W. P. Murray Jr., President, Bank of Marin; Edgar F. Kaiser, Chairman of the Board, KAISER INDUSTRIES; A. B. Ordway, Executive, Kaiser, (Ordway Building in Oakland, was named after A.B. Ordway); Edward Bransten, President, MJB (Coffee); Edward J. Daly, President, WORLD AIRWAYS; Charles L. Gould, Publisher, San Francisco Examiner (Hearst Corporation); Richard E. Guggenheim, San Francisco, a partner in Heller Ehrman, White & McAuliffe; Morris Weisberger, Sailors' Union of the Pacific; JOHN F. HENNING, AFL-CIO; Werner Lewald, President, Transpacific Transportation Company; "Miss M. Conant" (Conant Family Foundation?); AND MANY MORE signed by various individuals working at a particular company, or not associated with any company. There are also copies of some of the letters sent out to various individuals and corporate heads. There are also some SIGNED typed notes, letters and hand written notes from William Zellerbach regarding various donations and letters received in response to the appeal for donations. In addition there are letters from JOHN PAUL, the Director of the UNCF Northern California Campaign, asking William Zellerbach if he would agree to be Chairman of the 1970 campaign, and telling him that it would take little work on his part (i.e. all the form letters would be written and printed for him, needing only his signature), and telling him that his name as Chairman would be of great help. It is clear that William Zellerbach took his position seriously, personalizing some of the appeals, and suggesting names for solicitation. The 1970 Northern California UNCF Campaign goal was $300,000 (equal to approximately $2 million today). The archive contains: (1) 45 SIGNED LETTERS written TO William J. Zellerbach in response to his (as Chairman for 1970) appeal for donations to the United Negro College Fund. Many of these letters are stapled to their envelopes. A few of the letters have handwritten notes on them by Bill Zellerbach. (2) 5 SIGNED typed letters BY William Zellerbach TO John Paul, Director of the UNCF campaign. The letters are Zellerbach's letterhead. They relate to various matters of the campaign. (3) 9 letters, some carbon copies, some original, regarding the recruiting of William Zellerbach to be Chairman of the 1970 campaign, his acceptance the position, and his approval of the form letter to be sent out. (4) A couple draft documents with numerous handwritten notes on them regarding how donations are to be handled ( i.e. accepted, put into the bank, etc.) (5) And some unsigned copies of solicitation letters that had been sent to various executives. All the letters are in generally GOOD condition, showing various signs of handling, but all remain bright and fully legible. A couple of the draft documents concerning the handling of donations were pieced together in strips, they are browned and show glue stains. A wonderful look at the Corporate and Individual Philanthropy in Northern California in 1970. The SIGNATURES of many of the areas Movers and Shakers make this quite a rare artifact. The generosity (and sometimes the amazing lack of it) is quite interesting.

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  • COUCH FAMILY Photo Album MICHAEL JEAN SUSAN Wedding & Misc. PALO ALTO 1950-1970s COUCH FAMILY Photo Album MICHAEL JEAN SUSAN Wedding & Misc. PALO ALTO 1950-1970s

    Photo Album / Scrapbook containing Photos and Ephemera related to various members of the COUCH FAMILY, primarily Michael Couch, his wife Jean Couch, and his sister Susan Couch. Hardcover photo album, lacking the front cover, 11.5x14 inches, inner pages bound together with two metal bolts..

    Apparently the album was put together by Roberta Couch, the mother of Michael and Susan Couch. The first page is a handwritten transcript of the song from Fiddler1960 on the Roof titled Sunrise, Sunset, a song that reminiscences on how quickly your little boy and girl grow up and get older while you grow old.

    Items include the names of Susan Couch, Michael Couch, Jean Couch, Douglas Couch, and Roberta Couch. There are lots of…

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    Photo Album / Scrapbook containing Photos and Ephemera related to various members of the COUCH FAMILY, primarily Michael Couch, his wife Jean Couch, and his sister Susan Couch. Hardcover photo album, lacking the front cover, 11.5x14 inches, inner pages bound together with two metal bolts..

    Apparently the album was put together by Roberta Couch, the mother of Michael and Susan Couch. The first page is a handwritten transcript of the song from Fiddler1960 on the Roof titled Sunrise, Sunset, a song that reminiscences on how quickly your little boy and girl grow up and get older while you grow old.

    Items include the names of Susan Couch, Michael Couch, Jean Couch, Douglas Couch, and Roberta Couch. There are lots of cards from the children Susan and Michael to their parents. The majority of the photos are of the wedding of Michael and Jean Couch and their wedding reception.

    Items in the album include:

    A clipped newspaper article announcing the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Couch on March 10, 1951 at the Palo Alto Hospital.

    24 pages with handmade cards by Michael and Susan Couch made when they were kids, clearly the 1950s. The cards were made for their Mommy and Daddy (Douglas Couch and Roberta Couch).

    A 1959 Cubberley Senior High School, Palo Alto, Commencement Announcement card listing all the graduates. One of the listed graduates is Michael Couch.

    A 1969 Palo Alto Times newspaper article listing the students graduating from Gunn High School, Palo Alto. One of the listed graduates is Susan Couch.

    A couple telegrams from Mike Couch to Roberta Couch, his mother, wishing her happiness.

    6 professional wedding photos, each mounted on 6x9 inch white cardstock, each signed by the photographer. All the people in the photos are named.

    13 snapshots of Michael and Jean's wedding and reception, all the people in the photos are named.

    A couple postcards from their Honeymoon.

    A 1975 baby announcement for Whitney Ann Couch, and a 1973 baby photo of Matt Couch. Obviously the next Couch generation courtesy of Mike and Jean Couch.

    And a few other items.

    Condition: The album is in POOR condition, the front cover is lacking, the rear cover and spine are worn with the vinyl peeling away from the edges, but the inner sheets are still held in place with the two bolt binding. The photos and pasted in items are all in GOOD condition, still bright and clean.

    From what I can gather, Douglas Couch was a major property owner and developer in Palo Alto and the San Francisco Peninsula. What this meant to his wife, Jean, his children Susan and Michael, and his grandchildren, Matt and Whitney, you get to research for yourself.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This photo album / scrapbook is heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • DYING FOR A MENTHOL? Rare DEAD PEOPLE CIGARETTE PACK Anti Smoking POSTER African American Ad Campaign DYING FOR A MENTHOL? Rare DEAD PEOPLE CIGARETTE PACK Anti Smoking POSTER African American Ad Campaign

    DYING FOR A MENTHOL? A Rare and Hauntingly Disturbing San Francisco Bay Area Public Transit Anti-Smoking Advertising Campaign Poster. Using Ominous Imagery to educate African American smokers about the unique Dangers of menthol cigarettes, this Award winning Ad campaign featured Provocative Billboards and Bus Transit Posters showing an open menthol Cigarette Box packed with dead Black smokers instead of Cigarettes.

    Scarce Original POSTER. Published by Crossover Creative Group, creative director Steve Climons, copywriter Terri Murray and photographer Sven Widerholt, for the California Department of Health Services Tobacco Control. 2005 First and only printing. 24" x 16" Photo Off-Set Lithograph on white paper. FINE CONDITION: carefully stored for the past 15 years, as new.

    Crossover Creative Group is an independent…

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    DYING FOR A MENTHOL? A Rare and Hauntingly Disturbing San Francisco Bay Area Public Transit Anti-Smoking Advertising Campaign Poster. Using Ominous Imagery to educate African American smokers about the unique Dangers of menthol cigarettes, this Award winning Ad campaign featured Provocative Billboards and Bus Transit Posters showing an open menthol Cigarette Box packed with dead Black smokers instead of Cigarettes.

    Scarce Original POSTER. Published by Crossover Creative Group, creative director Steve Climons, copywriter Terri Murray and photographer Sven Widerholt, for the California Department of Health Services Tobacco Control. 2005 First and only printing. 24" x 16" Photo Off-Set Lithograph on white paper. FINE CONDITION: carefully stored for the past 15 years, as new.

    Crossover Creative Group is an independent award winning African-American owned urban advertising and marketing communications agency based in Richmond, California.

    Will be shipped carefully rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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  • JOHN MEREDITH READ - REPUBLICAN PARTY FOUNDER - LEDGER w/ 100s PENNSYLVANIA NAMES 1830-1880 by Judge John Meredith Read JOHN MEREDITH READ - REPUBLICAN PARTY FOUNDER - LEDGER w/ 100s PENNSYLVANIA NAMES 1830-1880
    Judge John Meredith Read

    ACCOUNTS LEDGER BOOK of JUDGE JOHN MEREDITH READ of PENNSYLVANIA from 1830 through the SETTLING OF HIS ESTATE - AS RECORDED AND SETTLED by MICHAEL MEYLERT also of PENNSYLVANIA. JOHN M. READ was a FOUNDER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, JUDGE ON PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT, PROMINENT PENNSYLVANIAN. His Grandfather GEORGE READ was a SIGNER of the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE and the CONSTITUTION. MICHAEL MEYLERT was the FOUNDER of LAPORTE, PENNSYLVANIA, and a PROMINENT PENNSYLVANIAN. From the front pastedown: "With the above exceptions, all the Accounts in this RED BOOK... are in the Schedule made out by MEYLERT for JUDGE READ". FILLED with NAMES and TRANSACTIONAL ACCOUNTS of HUNDREDS of Notable PENNSYLVANIANS. Dates run from 1830 to 1883, the year of death…

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    ACCOUNTS LEDGER BOOK of JUDGE JOHN MEREDITH READ of PENNSYLVANIA from 1830 through the SETTLING OF HIS ESTATE - AS RECORDED AND SETTLED by MICHAEL MEYLERT also of PENNSYLVANIA. JOHN M. READ was a FOUNDER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, JUDGE ON PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT, PROMINENT PENNSYLVANIAN. His Grandfather GEORGE READ was a SIGNER of the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE and the CONSTITUTION. MICHAEL MEYLERT was the FOUNDER of LAPORTE, PENNSYLVANIA, and a PROMINENT PENNSYLVANIAN. From the front pastedown: "With the above exceptions, all the Accounts in this RED BOOK... are in the Schedule made out by MEYLERT for JUDGE READ". FILLED with NAMES and TRANSACTIONAL ACCOUNTS of HUNDREDS of Notable PENNSYLVANIANS. Dates run from 1830 to 1883, the year of death of MICHAEL MEYLERT who was settling the estate. Leather Bound Ledger Book, 5.5x7.5, 209 pages. All pages, including endpapers, filled in with manuscript writing and accounting. An important look at the estate of JUDGE JOHN M. READ and his extensive list of Creditors and Associates. READS LIKE A WHO'S WHO IN PENNSYLVANIA at the time. Each account lists the name of the creditor or debtor. Transactions are listed by date. When settled the accounts were lined out in blue. The amounts of MONEY and LAND settled in these accounts is quite significant for the time. Many of the accounts were passed on from one deceased person / estate to another to another, with all being named (e.g. one account title: Chester Bucks late, Martin Blodier late, Irad Goodell late, Ezekiel Barr). Pennsylvania counties involved include: Luzerne, Lycoming, Sullivan, Philadelphia, and others. Named Accounts in this Ledger include William Nesbitt, Daniel and John Brewster, Clark Camp, Henry McCracken, Francis Strathers, Hiram Washburn, Archibald Snell, Joseph Snell, Samuel Kellum, Isaac McPherson, William F. Middaugh, Eli Gibbs, Rosanna Barr, Michael Fee, Philip Steel, Joel Miller, George Hunsinger, Christian Hunsinger, Daniel S. Robinson, Levi Walker, Harry L. Pepper, Michael McIntyre, Ellis Dunlap, Abel Platt, Calvin W. Churchill, Abraham Van Fleet, William Sweet, and many more. The names deserve researching. The few I researched were significant, including "Isaac McPherson, late," who was a correspondent of Thomas Jefferson. The accounts are not arranged alphabetically, however there is a manuscript alphabetical index of all the names on the early pages. LOTS of names, lots of cross-referencing. The accounting contains detailed notes regarding what was paid and what it was paid for, exact dates of payments, what land transacted and the land values, etc. Many of the accounts also have notes, some regarding relatives who were unhappy with settlements and who had to be informed of the exact details by "M" (Michael Meylert). Condition: The covers are worn, scraped and rubbed, worn through at the corners and spine ends, with the leather covering peeling at some places; nonetheless these original leather covers are still doing their job well. The binding is shaky but holding, the inner hinges have fully split at a number of places exposing the inner binding and threads that still hold the pages together. There is a stain with shorelining to the front margin area of the first and last 15 or so pages, dark on the endpapers growing lighter until it disappears, the manuscript writing is always legible beneath. The manuscript writing is clear and written legibly, it is lighter on some pages than others but always readable except on 2 pages that are very soiled, like those two pages were stepped on with muddy boots back in the 1800s. An important and

    rare look at the genealogy of notable families of Pennsylvania that had business or other financial ties to Judge John M. Read. You can find a lot about JOHN MEREDITH READ and about MICHAEL MEYLERT by searching various Pennsylvania Historical websites.

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  • LENA BIRKOVÁ Russian-Czech ACTRESS Large Family PHOTO ARCHIVE approx 350 Items by LENA BIRKOVA LENA BIRKOVÁ Russian-Czech ACTRESS Large Family PHOTO ARCHIVE approx 350 Items
    LENA BIRKOVA

    Items include: (1) PHOTO ALBUM containing approximately 110 photographs, mostly of LENA BIRKOVA, both in theatrical scenes and in everyday life. Most appear to be from the 1950s to the early 1960s. Many are 3.5x5 inches, but there are also smaller and larger sizes. Many are mounted, others have become dismounted. It appears that most of the photos can be easily dismounted. Some have written notes on the backside. (2) Approximately 240 loose photographs of various sizes including many snapshots, of LENA BIRKOVA and her family, including daughter, grandchildren, husbands. Most photos include Lena in the photo, the majority being candid family photos, but there are some of Lena in various stage persona. Photos range from her younger days to…

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    Items include: (1) PHOTO ALBUM containing approximately 110 photographs, mostly of LENA BIRKOVA, both in theatrical scenes and in everyday life. Most appear to be from the 1950s to the early 1960s. Many are 3.5x5 inches, but there are also smaller and larger sizes. Many are mounted, others have become dismounted. It appears that most of the photos can be easily dismounted. Some have written notes on the backside. (2) Approximately 240 loose photographs of various sizes including many snapshots, of LENA BIRKOVA and her family, including daughter, grandchildren, husbands. Most photos include Lena in the photo, the majority being candid family photos, but there are some of Lena in various stage persona. Photos range from her younger days to her days as a grandmother. (3) Some larger 8x10 photos, and an identity card. (4) A group of postcards written to Lena in Praha by a grandchild. Lena Birková was born on September 16, 1925 in Chabarovsk, Russia.. She was a working actress with roles in numerous Czech and International theatre and film productions starting in the 1950s. One of her last films was a role in the Academy Award winning film Kolya (1996). She died on December 7, 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic. Photos of Lena Birkova are hard to find. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This photo album and lots of loose photos will be somewhat heavy to ship and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • LETTER by PRINCE GEORGE, DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF BRITISH FORCES by PRINCE GEORGE, DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE LETTER by PRINCE GEORGE, DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF BRITISH FORCES
    PRINCE GEORGE, DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE

    LETTER by PRINCE GEORGE, DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF BRITISH FORCES.

    Handwritten letter on a 4.5" x 7" piece of laid-paper, written on one side only. The letter is undated.

    A personal and warm letter. I can make out some of the writing, some I cannot.

    Condition: The letter has a piece missing from its upper corner, a pea-size hole, corner wear, and some creases, but is still solid, bright, clean and clear. Hopefully the images give you a good idea of the letter and its condition.

    There is much about Prince George, Duke of Cambridge, and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, including a rather comprehensive piece on Wikipedia.

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  • QUILT PHOTO ALBUM with 500+ COLOR PHOTOS of QUILTS from QUILT SHOWS 1992-1996 QUILT PHOTO ALBUM with 500+ COLOR PHOTOS of QUILTS from QUILT SHOWS 1992-1996

    PHOTO ALBUM with 500+ COLOR PHOTOS of QUILTS from QUILT SHOWS 1992-1996. Photo Album / 3-Ring Binder containing 110 pages (55 sheets with multiple photos laid in on each side), pages covered with clear plastic sheet protectors that cling to the page and hold the photos in place (usually). ALL THE PHOTOS SEEM TO BE OF QUILTS FROM VARIOUS QUILT SHOWS that took place from 1992 to 1996. The owner of this photo album obviously attended quite a number of quilt shows and took lots of color snapshots. There are small notes about the shows and/or quilters on many of the pages, i.e. Pacific International Quilt Show 10/92 Hyatt Regency, Burlingame (California); Dec. 2, 92 - Black & White &…

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    PHOTO ALBUM with 500+ COLOR PHOTOS of QUILTS from QUILT SHOWS 1992-1996. Photo Album / 3-Ring Binder containing 110 pages (55 sheets with multiple photos laid in on each side), pages covered with clear plastic sheet protectors that cling to the page and hold the photos in place (usually). ALL THE PHOTOS SEEM TO BE OF QUILTS FROM VARIOUS QUILT SHOWS that took place from 1992 to 1996. The owner of this photo album obviously attended quite a number of quilt shows and took lots of color snapshots. There are small notes about the shows and/or quilters on many of the pages, i.e. Pacific International Quilt Show 10/92 Hyatt Regency, Burlingame (California); Dec. 2, 92 - Black & White & Color All Over - Quilts by Gretchen Hill - New Pieces; San Ramon (California) 92; Nancy Freeman 12/92; Quilts by East Bay Heritage Quilters - Kaiser Center Art Gallery, 93, Oakland (California); Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County - 93 Anniversary Quilt Show; Virginia Levine 10/93; etc. Most of the photos are in the range of 4" x 6" to 3" x 5", some smaller, some larger, approximately 4 - 6 per page. These are actual photos, with "Kodak" on the backsides of the photos. Most photos appear to be laid in loosely, held in place by the clinging plastic page coverings. Most can be removed and examined on both sides. The photos all appear clean and in generally GOOD to VERY GOOD condition.

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  • RECORD of the LINDSEY and ALLIED FAMILIES of SOUTHERN GEORGIA Genealogy Henry Wilkes by Henry Wilkes RECORD of the LINDSEY and ALLIED FAMILIES of SOUTHERN GEORGIA Genealogy Henry Wilkes
    Henry Wilkes

    A RECORD of the LINDSEY and ALLIED FAMILIES of SOUTHERN GEORGIA. By Henry Wilkes, with Part Six added by Gerald P. Simpson in June 1967. Undate4d but circa 1967. EARLY CARBON TYPESCRIPT that was PHOTOCOPIED in LIMITED NUMBERS. THIS COPY is HAND NUMBERED COPY #3. Copy #3 is stated on the title page and "Copy 3" is handwritten on the blank backside of the last page. The exact limitation is unstated, though it was probably printed/copied for family and friends. PRIVATELY PRINTED, so stated on cover page. Appears to have been a work in progress though the author(s) might have considered it finished as is. There are typewritten and hand corrections, deletions, and some additions, throughout. Title page plus 26…

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    A RECORD of the LINDSEY and ALLIED FAMILIES of SOUTHERN GEORGIA. By Henry Wilkes, with Part Six added by Gerald P. Simpson in June 1967. Undate4d but circa 1967. EARLY CARBON TYPESCRIPT that was PHOTOCOPIED in LIMITED NUMBERS. THIS COPY is HAND NUMBERED COPY #3. Copy #3 is stated on the title page and "Copy 3" is handwritten on the blank backside of the last page. The exact limitation is unstated, though it was probably printed/copied for family and friends. PRIVATELY PRINTED, so stated on cover page. Appears to have been a work in progress though the author(s) might have considered it finished as is. There are typewritten and hand corrections, deletions, and some additions, throughout. Title page plus 26 pages, side stapled. FAIR condition, soiling, creases, light toning, a few small stains, some holes to the margin of page number 1, not affecting text, and other signs of handling. Nonetheless a complete copy with printing that is fully legible throughout. Interesting and hard to find Southern Georgia genealogy. This is the only copy I have or have ever seen.

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  • Scarce 1969 Vietnam War Protest Zine - APRIL THRID MOVEMENT - Stanford University Occupy - DECLASSIFIED By Authority of The People Scarce 1969 Vietnam War Protest Zine - APRIL THRID MOVEMENT - Stanford University Occupy - DECLASSIFIED By Authority of The People

    DECLASSIFIED: By Authority of the People. Volume I, Number 5.

    April 14, 1969. Published in the Applied Electronics Laboratories, Stanford, California. This RARE ORIGINAL ISSUE was Printed on AEL Presses During the Nine-day Occupation. 8.5" x 11", Original Stanford Electronics Laboratories letterhead, side staple bound, 8 pages. "Declassified" began with the occupation of the Applied Electronics Laboratories (AEL). Printed between April 10 and May 12, the first issue was called "Unclassified", with subsequent issues titled "Declassified". On April 3, 1969 Stanford University students formed a coalition to take action against Vietnam War related research at Stanford. Backing up their demands with more direct action, they seized the Applied Electronics Laboratory on April 9, vowing to hold it until the administration…

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    DECLASSIFIED: By Authority of the People. Volume I, Number 5.

    April 14, 1969. Published in the Applied Electronics Laboratories, Stanford, California. This RARE ORIGINAL ISSUE was Printed on AEL Presses During the Nine-day Occupation. 8.5" x 11", Original Stanford Electronics Laboratories letterhead, side staple bound, 8 pages. "Declassified" began with the occupation of the Applied Electronics Laboratories (AEL). Printed between April 10 and May 12, the first issue was called "Unclassified", with subsequent issues titled "Declassified". On April 3, 1969 Stanford University students formed a coalition to take action against Vietnam War related research at Stanford. Backing up their demands with more direct action, they seized the Applied Electronics Laboratory on April 9, vowing to hold it until the administration capitulated. This nine-day sit-in at AEL, known as "The April Third Movement" ultimately brought an end to Stanford's secret military research. The students turned the laboratory printshop into an underground press distributing "Declassified" and other sensational exposés on AEL and the Stanford Research Institute (SRI). They managed to hold out for nine days until Stanford's president threatened to suspend them. Stanford Electronics Laboratories (SEL), part of SRI, had been running CIA sponsored electronic communications and surveillance research and other classified war contracts for the armed services. The April Third Movement was part of a national youth movement on university campuses across America - the Stanford students were successful in eliminating classified research at Stanford and contributing to the protests that ended the Vietnam War. This Rare Original Document is in GOOD CONDITION: Complete as issued. Just light wear, and stiff vertical/horizontal creasing affecting all the pages, from having been folded into quarters, otherwise bright, clean, and unmarked.

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  • WALTERS & RELATED FAMILIES - an ARCHIVE of GENEALOGY MATERIALS by Mamie Waters, et al WALTERS & RELATED FAMILIES - an ARCHIVE of GENEALOGY MATERIALS
    Mamie Waters, et al

    Substantial archive of genealogical materials, including handwritten notes, letters, charts, etc., lots of ephemera, articles, documents, photographs, computer printouts and disks, family trees, etc. etc. FOUR 3 RING BINDERS STUFFED with MATERIAL, plus two books, one on Early Fairchild Families and one on Lauderdale County, Mississippi. From the Estate of MAMIE WALTERS late of Crockett, California, b. 1947 d. 2018, who clearly was the gatherer, writer, and compiler of the materials. Appears to have been gathered and written by Mamie Walters for a book she hoped to publish on the WALTERS and related families. Much of the material seems to have been gathered and written in the 2000s, up until her death in 2018. What I can glean from the…

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    Substantial archive of genealogical materials, including handwritten notes, letters, charts, etc., lots of ephemera, articles, documents, photographs, computer printouts and disks, family trees, etc. etc. FOUR 3 RING BINDERS STUFFED with MATERIAL, plus two books, one on Early Fairchild Families and one on Lauderdale County, Mississippi. From the Estate of MAMIE WALTERS late of Crockett, California, b. 1947 d. 2018, who clearly was the gatherer, writer, and compiler of the materials. Appears to have been gathered and written by Mamie Walters for a book she hoped to publish on the WALTERS and related families. Much of the material seems to have been gathered and written in the 2000s, up until her death in 2018. What I can glean from the material is that her main genealogical roots are WALTERS and FAIRCHILD, and that her early roots include Mississippi, among other places. The materials are all either 3 hole punched and in the rings of the binder, or stuffed loosely into the binders. All are clean and legible though in various states of handling, showing creases and use. The two books have relevant handwritten notes and marks. A jumbled treasure of genealogy. Have Fun!!! INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This archive is very heavy and will be very expensive to ship Internationally, requiring very substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • WASHBURN FAMILY of NEW YORK Frank S. Washburn, Elizabeth R. Washburn, Irene Russell Washburn, WILL DISBURSEMENTS 1936, PERSONAL PROPERTY VALUATIONS 1957 WASHBURN FAMILY of NEW YORK Frank S. Washburn, Elizabeth R. Washburn, Irene Russell Washburn, WILL DISBURSEMENTS 1936, PERSONAL PROPERTY VALUATIONS 1957

    WILL DISBURSEMENTS & PERSONAL PROPERTY VALUATION related to THE WASHBURN FAMILY of NEW YORK: FRANK S. WASHBURN, b. 1855 d. 1922;

    IRENE RUSSELL WASHBURN, b. 1856 d. 1957; ELIZABETH R. WASHBURN, b. 1906 d. (?). Frank S. Washburn, b. 1855 d. 1922 at age 67, founded CYANAMID CORP. in 1907 and was its President and Chairman of the Board. He was a Cornell Graduate, class of 1883. He was a Trustee of Cornell from 1895 to 1902. This Lot Consists of Two Multi Page Legal Documents: (1) IRENE RUSSELL WASHBURN as Trustee of the trust created for ELIZABETH R. WASHBURN under the Last Will and Testament of FRANK S. WASHBURN, deceased. ACCOUNT OF PROCEEDINGS OF TRUSTEE. Carbon typescript in legal…

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    WILL DISBURSEMENTS & PERSONAL PROPERTY VALUATION related to THE WASHBURN FAMILY of NEW YORK: FRANK S. WASHBURN, b. 1855 d. 1922;

    IRENE RUSSELL WASHBURN, b. 1856 d. 1957; ELIZABETH R. WASHBURN, b. 1906 d. (?). Frank S. Washburn, b. 1855 d. 1922 at age 67, founded CYANAMID CORP. in 1907 and was its President and Chairman of the Board. He was a Cornell Graduate, class of 1883. He was a Trustee of Cornell from 1895 to 1902. This Lot Consists of Two Multi Page Legal Documents: (1) IRENE RUSSELL WASHBURN as Trustee of the trust created for ELIZABETH R. WASHBURN under the Last Will and Testament of FRANK S. WASHBURN, deceased. ACCOUNT OF PROCEEDINGS OF TRUSTEE. Carbon typescript in legal paper covers, prepared by Forrest Hyde, Attorney, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York. Signed by Elizabeth R. Washburn and Irene Russell Washburn. Also signed by a Westchester County, New York, Notary Public, along with his official bindstamp. 24 pages, carbons, 8.5x12 inches, paper blue lined at the margins, stapled at the top, in a blue paper cover, folded for filing. Contains lots of monetary disbursements, sales and purchases of various stocks and bonds (including lots of Cyanamid Corp), dividends, etc. Dated, where signed by the Washburns, March and April 1936. VERY GOOD condition, some creasing to the edges of the covers, signs of handling to the pages, otherwise a solid document with printing that is bright, clean, clear and fully legible. (2) ESTATE of IRENE RUSSELL WASHBURN. Carbon Copy of a Professional Valuation of the Personal Property of Irene Russell Washburn, taken after her death, and dated January 1957. This piece by piece valuation was undertaken by a Professional Auctioneer retained by the Guaranty Trust Company of New York. 12 pages, carbons, 11x16 inch paper, stapled at the top. The personal property is in sections by room, i.e. LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN, UPSTAIRS FOYER, and sometimes by category, i.e. STERLING SILVER. Only FAIR condition, the paper has browned, some of the carbon typescript is blurred and hard to read, the pages are all tearing and chipping at the bottom blank margin and some at the top margin as well, there are relevant handwritten notes and marks throughout, there are numerous folds where this has been folded into a small size. Nonetheless a complete and interesting inventory valuation of the entire personal property of Irene Russell Washburn at the time of her death in 1957. Dated January 1957, the year of the death of Irene Russell Washburn.

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