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United States: Paper Ephemera: Various  
Interesting, but usually non-philatelic, paper items relating to interesting aspects of history, art, graphics, etc.
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ca.1920s-1930s illustrated advertising envelope (unused) for E. Graham, PRACTICAL PLUMBER, located in Norfolk, Virginia. Attractive b/w image of an elegant bathroom sink with all the accessories and accouterments. Envelope size 7-3/8 x 3-7/8 inches. Great item for a variety of thematic "display" collections/exhibits. Unused, VF with faint bends and/or faint, small erased pencil markings (website image is representative of appearance).
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Ephemera / Cartoon Art: May 12, 1940 amateur hand-drawn cartoon strip "The Fumps" by "Benny". Found in a stamp collection -- it is too precious to ignore. This just demonstrates that very little is new in politics, conspiracy theories, or fools. The story: Person answers door and welcomes in guests. The conversation proceeds: "How dja [sic] like Roosevelt? ... Speaking of Roosevelt, too bad McKinley was taken sick and died. ... He was shot... No! ... Listen here, you dummox, McKinley was a victim of cancer... Big bum, you, McKinley is still alive. He was impeached... No!... No!... [fight ensues] ... Resident sits in wrecked living room. (Seems much like 2016-2021!) I am not sure why in 1940 they were arguing about the 1901 assassination of McKinley by a gunman. However, it just shows that nothing is really new and perhaps that we have another 40 years ahead of us arguing about recent events. Overall size 11 x 8.25 inches.
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Ephemera / Art: ca. 1940 amateur hand-drawn, colored automobile illustrations. Found in a stamp collection and to fun to ignore. Probably by "Benny" the creator of a 1940 cartoon strip "The Fumps" found in the same stamp collection. Each is on thin, tracing paper (or clothes pattern making paper). Pen outline, colored in. Similar, but different car designs. Interestingly the creator paid attention to developing surrounding scenery: desert, rural, city. Lots of fun. Especially for a car lover who has one or more ca.1940 cars like these. Some insignificant edge wear. Each overall size 11 x 8.5 inches.
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Car Window Decal: COLORADO. From the Baxter Lane Company; early-mid 1960s (package has a zip code, thus 1963 or later), but designs reminiscent of the 1940s-1950s. Mint VF in original package. These are avidly collected. They are generally priced in the $5-15 range depending upon the state, subject matter, graphic appeal, etc.
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Car Window Decal: TEXAS - PALO DURO CANYON STATE PARK. From the Baxter Lane Company; early-mid 1960s (package has a zip code, thus 1963 or later), but designs reminiscent of the 1940s-1950s. Mint VF in original package. These are avidly collected. They are generally priced in the $5-15 range depending upon the state, subject matter, graphic appeal, etc.
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Union / Workers Comp: ca.1925 16-page 87 x 132 mm booklet "Articles of Association of The Bristol Company Employees Aid Association of Waterbury, Connecticut". Founded in 1909 an example of an early worker aid association with the goal "to furnish financial relief to its members who are unable to work on account of sickness or accident." The most recent date noted in the document is 1925. A superb condition example of an item from a union precursor.
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Label: "ROANOKE, VA. / AN ALL-AMERICA CITY / THE STAR CITY OF THE SOUTH". Lithographed, rouletted label design (view of the city with mountains in the distance) with printer inscription "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY, LITHO." Very attractive. The city was first named an All-America City in 1952 and six times subsequently. The huge star on a nearby mount was built in 1949 (it has an interesting history, see Wikipedia). This has the appearance of having been issued in the 1952-1965 time period. NH F-VF.
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Northwestern Lithographing Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, demonstration card probably from the 1880s. Though looks engraved, is indeed lithographed (that is the point of the demonstration). A sales aid to presents the skill of this company.
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