"Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1997. First edition. Inscribed by the author. Hard cover with dust jacket. Excellent condition. Size: 9.5 inches x 6.75 inches. Popular novel recently made into a movie. Photos have some reflections from the acetate covering; these are not markings on the dust jacket.
Post card with photograph of Olympic National Park signed by the famous photographer Ansel Adams. In this card Ansel Adams gives a commentary regarding the work of the artist Albert Bierstadt, in response to an inquiry that he received from the owner of a Bierstadt painting relative to the location of the scene in his painting. Dated 1982. The original letter of inquiry is also included in this sale. Size: 4.25"x 6"...
Vintage Steiff stuffed donkey pull toy on wheels. Circa 1945-50s. Original condition with Steiff metal button in left ear and U.S. Zone Germany label. The donkey retains its leather saddle, stirrups, and harness, and it has a working pull cord growler. Size; 26 inches length x 21 inches height x 11.25 inches depth.
Cast iron standing horse doorstop by Hubley, #345. Circa 1930s. Unmarked. This horse retains almost all of its original dappled grey painted surface. The figure is well modelled with wonderful detailing of the anatomical features. Excellent condition, some minor wear along the top of the neck and on one side of the horse. Size: 12" length x 10.5" height.
A vintage folk art targets display board, mounted with metal shooting gallery targets in the form of a whale, horse, rooster and Indian with bow and arrow. 20th century. Size: 51 in. ht.
Moxie Horsemobile pull toy. Circa 1917. This rare lithographed and die cut tin pull toy is the red version with double sided color. It is a toy replica of the famous Moxie soda advertising vehicle that traveled across the countryside as a marketing gimmick. Size: 8.5 inches length x 6.25 inches ht. Condition: Very good, with minor scratching and rubbing in places. Marked with Moxie trademark and patented Feb. 27, 1917.
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An English Victorian still bank in the form of a Bank building with shrubbery. Brass and iron. 19th century.
A pre Civil War era U. S. Navy hard rubber molded button, patented 1851, manufactured by Novelty Rubber Co. Goodyear Patent, with three 5-point star and a fouled anchor.
Original Charles Dickens autograph, hand-penned by the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era to Charles Augustus Cole, and dated Monday, 12th November 1860, written on stationery of "Office of All the Year Round, A Weekly Journal Conducted by Charles Dickens." Size: approx. 6 inches x 4.75 inches (sight). Offered framed together with an engraved portrait of Charles Dickens. The note reads: "My Dear Cole, I regret to be obliged to reply that I cannot possibly do it...
British/American Light Dragoon flintlock pistol, of a type used in the American Revolutionary War. Circa 1770s-1780s. Original patina. Overall length: 10.75 inches. Unconverted flintlock mechanism, and retaining the ramrod.
A double sided leaf from the 'Nuremberg Chronicle' depicting a Lightning Strike Upon Istanbul (1490) and the Fall of a Meteorite in Alsace (1492). Hand-colored woodcut engraving. Published in 1493. Sheet size: 17 inches x 12 inches. Plate 257. The 'Nuremberg Chronicle' is the most famous of Incunabula (pre-1500 book) and was written by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514), being published in a Latin version (Liber Chronicarum) in 1493 and then later in the same year in a German language edition...