Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Lady's Letter-Writer: Letter XII

Letter XII

A Lady sending her Miniature to her Suitor

                                                                       Boston, July 11th, 18--

Dear Sir:-- Accept my very best thanks for your kind inquiries regarding my health, which I am happy to say is as good as usual.  My thoughts often recur to the happy hours which we have passed together -- hours which I have thought have passed like minutes, so full where they of the pleasure which I ever feel in your company.  While I feel that my personal pretensions are but humble, I believe that you will be pleased with the enclosed miniature, the view of which, in my absence, may call to your mind a remembrance of me.  While I feel that the likeness is a rather flattering one, still, should it but serve to bring me to your remembrance, the skill of the artist will not have been exercised in vain.  Pray accept it as a friendly momento from

                                                   (                         )
                                                             whoever

                                                           My dear sir, 
                                                                    Ever sincerely yours,

To...., Esq.

tie bars tie clips tie stuff

A WHOLE bunch !!








All for one money!  Soon to appear on eBay.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Now for the last of this month's theme: stuff I heard at the hairdresser's as a 4 to 6 year old, waiting for mom's 'do to get done:

'Stormy' - the Classics IV

antiquarian books !

I'm getting rid of some of my hub'ses books, plus some I found here and also there.


The above I found on somewhere on a thrift run.  I've always thought that Edith Piaf was France's answer to Judy Garland.



A GREAT book on the Mexican revolution with equally great photos.
True fact: my grandfather, who was in the Army, went into Mexico around 1912 to (according to the photo I have of his unit) engage in knocking heads.


Now this is something special!
First edition, SIGNED by the author, Gifford Pinchot, and heavily illustrated.

Mr. Pinchot was the very first Chief of the US Forest Service AND he was governor of Pennsylvania twice.  Somehow he found time to travel the South Seas and right this VERY interesting book.

I'm selling these on eBay because Etsy isn't all that good for book sales.





R.S Germany hair receiver

For receiving hair!


YOUR hair

And then the idea is that you make jewelry from your hair.

As you do.

sexy devils

1960s sexy swizzlesticks, devilishly appealing.


You like?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Lady's Letter-Writer: Letter XI

Letter XI

Complaining of not receiving a Letter

St. Louis, May 2nd, 18--

Dear ....:-- No letter again!  You are really growing intolerably negligent, and I shall begin to think that you are getting tired of me, and that some new attraction is in the field.  Knowing how anxious I am respecting your health and welfare, I am sure you will give me the credit of not writing from idle jealousy, although I really feel grieved and anxious at your unusual neglect.

I have no news just at present -- indeed, I am too much out of spirits to write at any great length.  Pray hasten to remove all doubt from the mind of one whose thoughts, day and night, are upon you only.

                                                  Your affectionate,

To ...., Esq.