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  • LENA BIRKOVA Russian-Czech ACTRESS Large Family PHOTO ARCHIVE approx 350 Items by LENA BIRKOVA LENA BIRKOVA 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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  • LENNY BRUCE - HANDWRITTEN NOTES & TYPED LETTER to HIS ATTORNEY re HEROIN TRIAL by Lenny Bruce LENNY BRUCE - HANDWRITTEN NOTES & TYPED LETTER to HIS ATTORNEY re HEROIN TRIAL
    Lenny Bruce

    LENNY BRUCE - handwritten notes and typed letter, regarding HEROIN.

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    Lenny Bruce's HANDWRITTEN NOTES to his SECRETARY, JAN MATTHEWS, with instructions for a letter to be sent to his ATTORNEY, Godfrey Isaac. The notes are written on both sides of four 5x8 inch notepad sheets and both sides of a cocktail napkin (i.e. on ten sides).

    A typed, 8.5x11 inch carbon LETTER to his Attorney composed by Bruce's secretary from his notes.

    The envelope Bruce used to send his notes to his secretary. The address is HAND WRITTEN by Lenny Bruce. The envelope is stamped and postmarked "Chicago November 13, 1962" then "Los Angeles, November 14, 1962". Interestingly, Bruce sealed the envelope with a "Solomon's Cedar Street Liquors…

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    LENNY BRUCE - handwritten notes and typed letter, regarding HEROIN.

    Includes:

    Lenny Bruce's HANDWRITTEN NOTES to his SECRETARY, JAN MATTHEWS, with instructions for a letter to be sent to his ATTORNEY, Godfrey Isaac. The notes are written on both sides of four 5x8 inch notepad sheets and both sides of a cocktail napkin (i.e. on ten sides).

    A typed, 8.5x11 inch carbon LETTER to his Attorney composed by Bruce's secretary from his notes.

    The envelope Bruce used to send his notes to his secretary. The address is HAND WRITTEN by Lenny Bruce. The envelope is stamped and postmarked "Chicago November 13, 1962" then "Los Angeles, November 14, 1962". Interestingly, Bruce sealed the envelope with a "Solomon's Cedar Street Liquors / Chicago" sticker.

    The notes and letter concern Bruce's upcoming Los Angeles trial on heroin charges. They contain ideas Bruce believed his attorney could use for his defense, such as: the heroin wasn't tested correctly, no one knows for certain if it was heroin, the lab tests were not done correctly, the powder was unidentifiable, etc.

    Lenny Bruce must have come up with these ideas while drinking at a bar, as the cocktail napkin seems to contain his initial thoughts. It's amazing that his secretary was able to form these somewhat rambling notes into a sensible letter, but she did.

    The LETTER is a carbon copy of the letter sent to Bruce's attorney, presumably a file copy. It is typed on Lenny Bruce's personal letterhead, and dated November 15, 1962 (the day after the envelope containing Bruce's notes was postmarked as received in Los Angeles). Typed at the bottom is "LB:JM", i.e. Lenny Bruce / Jan Matthews. It is an unsigned carbon.

    The letter reads in part: "I was arrested for possession of a substance whose nature is not recognizable to the untrained eye - only an expert can give this report...Ask if there are any other chemicals that are not illegal in their natural state that might cause the powder to show...there is heroin in it...The expert witness, the chemist, didn't test it, else he would know what percent of heroin there was in it...Very truly yours, Lenny Bruce."

    CONDITION: The four note sheets and cocktail napkin show some signs of age, handling and use, but are solid and the handwriting is bold, bright and clear; the carbon letter has its lower corner torn off and substantial edge wear, edge tears and creasing, though not significantly affecting the text which is clear and entirely legible.

    Bruce's Los Angeles drug charges were dropped before they went to trial, but these notes and letter from November 1962 show the relentless hounding by the legal system that Lenny Bruce was having to bear. He died four years after writing these notes, in 1966, at the age of forty.

    Attorney Godfrey Isaac died in 2015 at the age of 90. He represented some of Hollywood's elite in civil and family matters, including Judy Garland and Anthony Quinn. He was also a criminal attorney and, in addition to Lenny Bruce, represented Watergate defendant Charles Colson and RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan.

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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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  • MARVIN GAYE Scarce 1974 LET'S GET IT ON Oakland Coliseum SOUVENIR CONCERT PROGRAM by Marvin Gaye MARVIN GAYE Scarce 1974 LET'S GET IT ON Oakland Coliseum SOUVENIR CONCERT PROGRAM
    Marvin Gaye

    Original "Let's Get It On" Concert Program Starring Marvin Gaye. Friday, January 4, 1974, Oakland Coliseum.

    Souvenir Program, printed by Abbey Press, Inc, Oakland, California, 1974. First and only edition, softcover, 11" x 8.5", side staple bound, 16 pages (including covers), illustrated thought with black & white and and sepia toned photographs of Marvin Gaye and other performers including Ashford and Simpson, Johnny Talbot, The Del Tones, the two M.C's Wally Cox and local television news anchor Belva Davis, Valerie Campbell after party VIP Model, and producer Melvin Reid. The text includes a biography of Marvin Gaye, an interview with Ashford and Simpson by noted Black music writer Vernon Gibbs, a Proclamation by the City of Berkeley recognizing Gaye…

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    Original "Let's Get It On" Concert Program Starring Marvin Gaye. Friday, January 4, 1974, Oakland Coliseum.

    Souvenir Program, printed by Abbey Press, Inc, Oakland, California, 1974. First and only edition, softcover, 11" x 8.5", side staple bound, 16 pages (including covers), illustrated thought with black & white and and sepia toned photographs of Marvin Gaye and other performers including Ashford and Simpson, Johnny Talbot, The Del Tones, the two M.C's Wally Cox and local television news anchor Belva Davis, Valerie Campbell after party VIP Model, and producer Melvin Reid. The text includes a biography of Marvin Gaye, an interview with Ashford and Simpson by noted Black music writer Vernon Gibbs, a Proclamation by the City of Berkeley recognizing Gaye as a "Gentleman of the Arts," and a Proclamation from the City of Oakland designating January 4, 1974 as "Marvin Gaye Day." GOOD CONDITION: Complete as issued, the program has some light creases and bends from handling and use, the staples have a little rust but are holding well, the front cover has some areas of light abrasion and red pen upper margin notations, otherwise very bright and clean and without any tears or fading, it appears to have been stored away since the concert. I have yet to see another example. A scarce and highly collectable piece of Motown and Oakland memorabilia.

    After over four years without touring and the success of his 1971 album What's Going On and his best selling record ever 1973's Let's Get It On, Marvin Gaye's fans and Motown were clamoring for a big concert tour. Rumor had it Marvin promised an Oakland concert to Wally Cox, his friend, soul singer, producer and Oakland native. But as the concert date got closer, Marvin balked. Cox and his partner, Mel Reid (owner of Reid's Records in Berkeley, one of the first Black owned record shops in California) who was a fixture in the local gospel music community, had already advertised the show. They told Marvin that he owed it to the Black community to do the Oakland concert and he did. The January 4, 1974 Oakland Coliseum performance was a major success and the live album he recorded of this concert, Marvin Gaye Live! went Top 10.

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  • MAXFIELD PARRISH AUTOGRAPH - VINTAGE SIGNED CHECK - Artist & Illustrator by Maxfield Parrish MAXFIELD PARRISH AUTOGRAPH - VINTAGE SIGNED CHECK - Artist & Illustrator
    Maxfield Parrish

    MAXFIELD PARRISH. AUTOGRAPHED CHECK. 3x8.25 inches. HAND-SIGNED on a Windsor County National Bank cheque that has Maxfield Parrish's printed name on the left side. The check is stamped "Paid" on the front side and canceled on the backside. The check is dated May 1st, 1964.

    VERY GOOD condition, light vertical crease down the middle (was once folded in half), has very light signs of wear, still solid with bright and bold handwriting and signature.

    Original, Maxfield Parrish hand-signed personal check.

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  • Napoleon Sarony Cabinet Card Photograph of ALICE JOHNSON Broadway Singer, Actress and Burlesque Entertainer by Alice Johnson Napoleon Sarony Cabinet Card Photograph of ALICE JOHNSON Broadway Singer, Actress and Burlesque Entertainer
    Alice Johnson

    Napoleon Sarony Cabinet Card Photograph of ALICE JOHNSON Broadway Singer, Actress and Burlesque Entertainer. Photographed by celebrity photographer Napoleon Sarony circa 1890. In 1885 photographer Napoleon Sarony (1821-1896) started a NYC studio that dominated the world of publicity imagery from the last half of the 19th century until the mid 1920s.

    New Yorker Alice Johnson (1860-1914) was a successful Broadway singer, actress and burlesque entertainer active at the end of the 19th century. Her mother-in-law was the famous actress Rose Eytinge.

    VERY GOOD Condition: written in pencil on the back of the card "Nov. 1905 / Alice Johnson", light signs of age/wear, otherwise a bright and clean image.

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  • Original 1934 San Francisco Chinatown CHINESE TYPE SPECIMEN Trade Catalogue BOCK NGAR CHY CO Original 1934 San Francisco Chinatown CHINESE TYPE SPECIMEN Trade Catalogue BOCK NGAR CHY CO

    Chinese American Type Specimen Catalogue

    BOCK NGAR CHY CO., published in San Francisco (n.d.) circa 1934. Original decorative blue-green paper wrappers, top staple bound, 8.25" x 5.25", 44 unnumbered pages, printed in red and green, text in Chinese with some English, richly illustrated throughout. NEAR FINE Condition: mild age toning, tiny bit of wear at spine fold ends, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A beautiful copy. Scarce, just 4 copies held in collections worldwide.

    A typographic specimen book and trade catalogue featuring a wide variety of printing services, dual language Chinese-English printing, graphic design, typefaces, ornaments, borders, illustrated cuts, stamps, business cards, advertising, logos, and other printing jobs as well as rubber stamps, seals, corporate stamping machines, inks, moveable type…

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    Chinese American Type Specimen Catalogue

    BOCK NGAR CHY CO., published in San Francisco (n.d.) circa 1934. Original decorative blue-green paper wrappers, top staple bound, 8.25" x 5.25", 44 unnumbered pages, printed in red and green, text in Chinese with some English, richly illustrated throughout. NEAR FINE Condition: mild age toning, tiny bit of wear at spine fold ends, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A beautiful copy. Scarce, just 4 copies held in collections worldwide.

    A typographic specimen book and trade catalogue featuring a wide variety of printing services, dual language Chinese-English printing, graphic design, typefaces, ornaments, borders, illustrated cuts, stamps, business cards, advertising, logos, and other printing jobs as well as rubber stamps, seals, corporate stamping machines, inks, moveable type sets, pens, labels, stationary and small promotional items. Numerous local Chinese owned business are represented in the samples, as well as Chinese companies outside California, and in Canada and Mexico.

    A successful Chinese American printing and stationers firm in San Francisco's Chinatown, Bock Ngar Chy Company was founded by San Francisco native and visual artist Lee Shew Hung (b.1882). Educated in both Chinese and American schools Lee worked in his father's import export business before starting his own small press after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. I can't find early records but the February 1915 edition of the Chinese Students' Monthly has two ads for Bock Ngar Chy Co. Chinese printing and stationer services and Chinese artistic goods located at 920 Grant Avenue. The 1949 Chinese San Francisco City Directory shows Bock Ngar Chy Co. at a different Chinatown location, 556 Kearny Street and the last recorded item they printed was a 1956 calendar by Bock Ngar Chy, Youth Printing Co. It's entirely possible Lee Shew Hung remained the proprietor

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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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  • Rare 1904 Viewbook of the City of Paris, compiled by the Commercial Club of Paris, Illinois. Antique Promotional Photo Brochure by Commercial Club of Paris Rare 1904 Viewbook of the City of Paris, compiled by the Commercial Club of Paris, Illinois. Antique Promotional Photo Brochure
    Commercial Club of Paris

    A Rare Viewbook of the City of Paris, compiled by the Commercial Club of Paris, Illinois.

    Published by the Commercial Club of Paris, Illinois. Printed by Charles A. Lawes & Co., Printers, Chicago. 1904 First and only edition. Oblong, 10.25" x 6.75", brown soft card covers with embossed iridescent gilt titling to front, small printers device to middle of the rear cover, red string tied and staple bound, 72 unnumbered pages (complete as issued, collated with copy held at University of Illinois), handsomely illustrated throughout with 34 pages of black & white photographs including industries, homes, and parkland, displayed within a decorative border. The text describes Paris including specific businesses, cultural and civic institutions. VERY GOOD Condition: light wear…

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    A Rare Viewbook of the City of Paris, compiled by the Commercial Club of Paris, Illinois.

    Published by the Commercial Club of Paris, Illinois. Printed by Charles A. Lawes & Co., Printers, Chicago. 1904 First and only edition. Oblong, 10.25" x 6.75", brown soft card covers with embossed iridescent gilt titling to front, small printers device to middle of the rear cover, red string tied and staple bound, 72 unnumbered pages (complete as issued, collated with copy held at University of Illinois), handsomely illustrated throughout with 34 pages of black & white photographs including industries, homes, and parkland, displayed within a decorative border. The text describes Paris including specific businesses, cultural and civic institutions. VERY GOOD Condition: light wear and a few small scuffs to the covers, and spinefolds, light top outer corner-tip bump affecting inner pages, spots of light foxing, and light signs of wear, otherwise, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid and lovely copy of this scarce viewbook. OCLC records only two copies held, rare book rooms of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and Vigo County Public Library Indiana.

    The Commercial Club of Paris, a forerunner to the Chamber of Commerce, was an elite group of successful businessmen and a few women who were actively promoting the economic and cultural development of the city (all of whom are noted at the rear of the book). With this very descriptive 1904 publication they showcase the scenic beauty of the city of Paris and its existing commercial and cultural prosperity, while simultaneously seeking to grow Paris into a leading modern industrial center and a very desirable business and family friendly place to come and live.

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  • Rare Original Hand Painted Photograph KEY PLATE Artifact Used In Printing Iconic 1915 San Francisco PPIE POSTCARD Rare Original Hand Painted Photograph KEY PLATE Artifact Used In Printing Iconic 1915 San Francisco PPIE POSTCARD

    A rare and forgotten artifact of early 20th century postcard printing. This original black & white 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition Key Plate photograph is mounted on cardboard, measures 9.75" x 6.75" and features unique hand painted alterations and additions. Used as the Key Plate for printing a well known chromolithographed architectural postcard of the Utah State Building. The photograph was taken by the Cardinel-Vincent Company, official PPIE Photographers. Hand painted and retouched by production staff at the San Francisco postcard empire of Edward H. Mitchell's Souvenir Publishing Company & Pacific Novelty Company. The hand painted details include: title lettered by hand; postcard series number painted in; American flags painted; sky darkened; clouds hand painted; man with top hat, walking…

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    A rare and forgotten artifact of early 20th century postcard printing. This original black & white 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition Key Plate photograph is mounted on cardboard, measures 9.75" x 6.75" and features unique hand painted alterations and additions. Used as the Key Plate for printing a well known chromolithographed architectural postcard of the Utah State Building. The photograph was taken by the Cardinel-Vincent Company, official PPIE Photographers. Hand painted and retouched by production staff at the San Francisco postcard empire of Edward H. Mitchell's Souvenir Publishing Company & Pacific Novelty Company. The hand painted details include: title lettered by hand; postcard series number painted in; American flags painted; sky darkened; clouds hand painted; man with top hat, walking stick and shadow painted in; woman ascending stairs with shadow painted in; shadows and perspective accentuated; and painted crop marks. VERY GOOD Condition: light foxing, a thin horizontal crack/line in the paint, cardboard is slightly bowed, otherwise an excellent and historic deltiology piece. See photos for an image of the chromolithographed Utah Building postcard (not included).

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  • Scarce Lucas Valley Marinwood Hills Vintage Midcentury Home Sales Brochure MARIN COUNTY by Marinwood Hills Sales Office Scarce Lucas Valley Marinwood Hills Vintage Midcentury Home Sales Brochure MARIN COUNTY
    Marinwood Hills Sales Office

    A very scarce Midcentury, circa 1955 Marin County Home Sales Brochure for a new subdivision about to be built in Marinwood Hills, a beautiful pastural location just minutes north of San Francisco, published by the original sales office.

    This brochure advertises the five home styles offered in the original Marinwood Hills subdivision, featuring a drawing and small architectural blueprint for each style. An historic brochure showing a choice of beautifully appointed suburban single story ranch style homes on "unexcelled view lots." These homes were built starting around 1955. Nestled in the hills above Lucas Valley and Las Gallinas, many of these homes are still extant today.

    Illustrated textured paper brochure, side staple bound, 10.5" x 5.5", 8 pages (including covers).…

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    A very scarce Midcentury, circa 1955 Marin County Home Sales Brochure for a new subdivision about to be built in Marinwood Hills, a beautiful pastural location just minutes north of San Francisco, published by the original sales office.

    This brochure advertises the five home styles offered in the original Marinwood Hills subdivision, featuring a drawing and small architectural blueprint for each style. An historic brochure showing a choice of beautifully appointed suburban single story ranch style homes on "unexcelled view lots." These homes were built starting around 1955. Nestled in the hills above Lucas Valley and Las Gallinas, many of these homes are still extant today.

    Illustrated textured paper brochure, side staple bound, 10.5" x 5.5", 8 pages (including covers). VERY GOOD Condition: a vertical crease lightly affecting all the inner pages, and a touch of age toning, otherwise very bright, clean and unmarked, a remarkably well preserved copy of this elusive sales brochure. I could not find any original material relating to these homes in Marinwood Hills.

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  • Stanford University APRIL THIRD MOVEMENT 1969 Vietnam War Protest Zine DECLASSIFIED By Authority of The People MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX by Stanford Students Stanford University APRIL THIRD MOVEMENT 1969 Vietnam War Protest Zine DECLASSIFIED By Authority of The People MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
    Stanford Students

    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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  • Three 1960s JBL BOOKLETS + EPHEMERA - SPEAKERS, ENCLOSURES, COMPONENTS Three 1960s JBL BOOKLETS + EPHEMERA - SPEAKERS, ENCLOSURES, COMPONENTS

    Three JBL booklets plus some laid-in ephemera.

    (1) ENCLOSURE CONSTRUCTION FOR JBL "F" SERIES MUSICAL INSTRUMENT SPEAKERS. Paper booklet, side-stapled, 8.5x11 inches, 13 pages. Illustrated. GOOD condition, crease to the bottom corner, else tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Undated, likely late sixties.

    (2) JBL LOUDSPEAKER ENCLOSURE CONSTRUCTION MANUAL. Paper booklet, side-stapled, 8.5x11 inches, 19 pages. Illustrated. GOOD condition, signs of light use, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Undated, likely late sixties.

    (3) JBL PRECISION LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEMS AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS. Booklet, 9.5x9.5 inches, 20 pages. Illustrated. GOOD condition, signs of light use, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Dated August, 1967.

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    Two fold open JAMES B. LANSING SOUND, INC. BROCHURES. One is dated September 1, 1968; the other is…

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    Three JBL booklets plus some laid-in ephemera.

    (1) ENCLOSURE CONSTRUCTION FOR JBL "F" SERIES MUSICAL INSTRUMENT SPEAKERS. Paper booklet, side-stapled, 8.5x11 inches, 13 pages. Illustrated. GOOD condition, crease to the bottom corner, else tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Undated, likely late sixties.

    (2) JBL LOUDSPEAKER ENCLOSURE CONSTRUCTION MANUAL. Paper booklet, side-stapled, 8.5x11 inches, 19 pages. Illustrated. GOOD condition, signs of light use, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Undated, likely late sixties.

    (3) JBL PRECISION LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEMS AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS. Booklet, 9.5x9.5 inches, 20 pages. Illustrated. GOOD condition, signs of light use, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Dated August, 1967.

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    Two fold open JAMES B. LANSING SOUND, INC. BROCHURES. One is dated September 1, 1968; the other is undated but there is a circa 1959 written in pencil on the front cover.

    A pamphlet titled JBL LOUDSPEAKERS, SPEAKER SYSTEMS AND THE NEW LINEAR EFFICIENCY SERIES. "Publication SC507".

    A couple single sheet data sheets on JBL speakers.

    A JBL mailing envelope with a postmark of 1968.

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  • THREE GRATEFUL DEAD NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT TICKET STUBS 1985, 1990, 1991 THREE GRATEFUL DEAD NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT TICKET STUBS 1985, 1990, 1991

    THREE GRATEFUL DEAD NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT TICKET STUBS for 1985, 1990 and 1991.

    GOOD Condition: The 1990 ticket stub has some creases; the 1985 ticket stub has some small closed edge tears, and the 1991 ticket stubs has a crease; otherwise all are solid, bright and, overall, DEAD.

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  • TWO EBONY MAGAZINES 1966 & 1972 Sammy Davis, Jr., Black College Cheerleaders TWO EBONY MAGAZINES 1966 & 1972 Sammy Davis, Jr., Black College Cheerleaders

    TWO EBONY MAGAZINES, April 1966 and January 1972. The cover articles are: SAMMY DAVIS, JR. The Busiest Man In Showbusiness and BEAUTY AND THE BEAT Black Colleges Feature Pretty Girls, Jazzy Bands At Football Halftime. Both issues also contain many other articles, including: "Dr. King Carries Fight To Northern Slums - Rights leader launches campaign against slum colonialism"; an article on the African-American Assistant Director of the Batman T.V. series; an article on Black Go-Go Girls; and more. Plus many ads of the day.

    Magazines, side stapled, 10x13 inches, 178 and 122 pages respectively.

    GOOD MINUS condition, both issues have a mailing label on the front cover, lightly toned pages (as normal), light shoreline and associated waviness to the bottom…

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    TWO EBONY MAGAZINES, April 1966 and January 1972. The cover articles are: SAMMY DAVIS, JR. The Busiest Man In Showbusiness and BEAUTY AND THE BEAT Black Colleges Feature Pretty Girls, Jazzy Bands At Football Halftime. Both issues also contain many other articles, including: "Dr. King Carries Fight To Northern Slums - Rights leader launches campaign against slum colonialism"; an article on the African-American Assistant Director of the Batman T.V. series; an article on Black Go-Go Girls; and more. Plus many ads of the day.

    Magazines, side stapled, 10x13 inches, 178 and 122 pages respectively.

    GOOD MINUS condition, both issues have a mailing label on the front cover, lightly toned pages (as normal), light shoreline and associated waviness to the bottom corner and bottom edge of some of the pages,and a fold, small tear, or edgewear here and there; the 1966 issue has some coffee-colored drops to the front edge of its front cover, the 1972 issue has a 2 inch split at the top and bottom of the spine fold (which is still holding). Nonetheless, both issues are solid, complete, and presentable copies.

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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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  • WOMAN'S KOREAN WAR ARCHIVE - FEMALE MARINE CORPS SERGEANT - 1950s USMC "WAR GAL" by Sergeant Lorraine Alexander WOMAN'S KOREAN WAR ARCHIVE - FEMALE MARINE CORPS SERGEANT - 1950s USMC "WAR GAL"
    Sergeant Lorraine Alexander

    Archive of papers related to LORRAINE ALEXANDER, who in the early 1950s served in the U.S. MARINE CORPS, starting as a Private and rising to the rank of a Staff Sergeant.

    Consists of:

    * Lorraine Alexander's Armed Forces Military ID, which has her photo, fingerprints, and physical statistics - Blonde, Blue Eyes, 5'6", 130 pounds. * An 8x10 photograph of Platoon 6-A, Third Recruit Battalion, a female battalion. Dated Nov. 9th 1950. Photograph taken at Marine Corps Training Center, Parris Island, South Carolina. * Official USMC document/letter appointing Lorraine Alexander as a Private First Class in the Marine Corps. Dated 14 December 1950. * Official USMC document/letter appointing Lorraine E. Alexander as a Corporal. Dated 21 May 1951. * Official…

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    Archive of papers related to LORRAINE ALEXANDER, who in the early 1950s served in the U.S. MARINE CORPS, starting as a Private and rising to the rank of a Staff Sergeant.

    Consists of:

    * Lorraine Alexander's Armed Forces Military ID, which has her photo, fingerprints, and physical statistics - Blonde, Blue Eyes, 5'6", 130 pounds. * An 8x10 photograph of Platoon 6-A, Third Recruit Battalion, a female battalion. Dated Nov. 9th 1950. Photograph taken at Marine Corps Training Center, Parris Island, South Carolina. * Official USMC document/letter appointing Lorraine Alexander as a Private First Class in the Marine Corps. Dated 14 December 1950. * Official USMC document/letter appointing Lorraine E. Alexander as a Corporal. Dated 21 May 1951. * Official USMC document/letter appointing Lorraine E. Alexander as a Sergeant. Dated 23 November 1951. * Two official separation papers dated October 1953. * Honorable Discharge certificate, dated October 1953. * Certificate of Good Conduct award, dated October 4, 1953. * A document from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts honoring Lorraine Alexander for serving in the Korean War. It is Signed by the Governor of Massachusetts (likely autopen). Undated.* Certificate of Service card - showing period of active duty as 5 October 1950 to 4 October 1953. * A personal and sentimental letter to Lorraine "Lo" from another female Marine. From the letter: "If circumstances be so that we don't see each other after our TOUR, I'd like you to know that knowing you has brought me uncountable wealth. / Millie." Millie added a handwritten note to the letter, ending it with: "WAR GALS!". * A letter from the President of The University of Maryland, Harry Clifton Byrd, on his Office of the President stationery. HANDWRITTEN and SIGNED. It is addressed to Corporal Alexander. "Dear Corporal Alexander / Enclosed are four tickets to the football game Saturday for the four girls I was placed in front of Monday morning. Hope to see you all at College Park. / Sincerely, H.C. Byrd". This letter comes with its envelope, postmarked 1952, sent to Quantico, Virginia. * Another letter from the President of The University of Maryland, H.C. Byrd, on his Office of the President stationery. HANDWRITTEN and SIGNED. It is addressed to Corporals Alexander and Walters. In it Byrd says he is enclosing four tickets for the University's final football game of the season, against West Virginia. The letter is undated. * A ticket stub for a University of Maryland vs. North Carolina game on October 20, 1951. The game was played at BYRD stadium. The ticket states: "President's Box" on the left edge. * A document relating to "mustering out" payment for Lorraine E. Alexander, SSGT, USMC.* A 1960 invoice for a wedding dinner for 76, including a 75 piece 2-tiered wedding cake. Sent to Miss Lorraine Alexander. Her wedding perhaps?

    CONDITION: Some creases, closed tears, folds, a bit of foxing, and other signs of age and handling, but everything remains solid, clean and clear.

    About Women in the Marines during the Korean War (from the USMC website):

    "In 1950, fewer than five years after World War II ended, the United States found itself once again confronted by a war for which it was unprepared. As before, a downsized military establishment rushed to call up, draft and recruit manpower, but recruitment numbers fell short of military requirements.

    And just as in previous wars, the services turned again to American women, asking them to leave their homes, jobs and families to serve their country.

    In March 1950, at the beginning of the Korean war, there were only 28 regular officer and 496 regular enlisted women Marines.By June 1950, the women Marines were authorized to comprise 100 officers, 10 warrant officers and 1,000 enlistees. Officers were trained at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, while enlisted women were trained at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina."

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