Thursday, June 16, 2016

Trade Card using Globes in their advertisement

Globes (or world images) are popular  with Trade Card Collectors.  This is a folded 2 panel card with a globe and reaching hands.  On the back is advertisements for Office Supplies and for beds and other furnishings.  I acquired many interesting Vintage Trade Cards which I am listing daily on Ebay

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tips for visiting towns full of Antique shops

Tips for Any Town

1) Find Main Street: Yes, row of shops, restaurants and locally-owned businesses still exist in many of America’s and often includes at least one great antique shop to peruse.
2) Look for Flea Market Fliers: When you’re at the grocery store stocking up on s’mores supplies, bug spray and sunscreen keep an eye out for local fliers that could clue you in on some prime antiquing finds. Don’t rule out street fairs and even the county fair itself for antiquing goodness.
3) Keep an Eye Out For Estate Sales: You not only get to search for keepsakes, but you’ll also get a truly insider take on how the residents make their home.
4) Ask the Locals: If you find a spot that has some good pieces, don’t be afraid to ask the purveyor where else you might find similar goods.
5) Experience a Live Auction: There’s nothing quite like the rush of a live auction; the auctioneer’s singsong voice, the thrill of placing your bid, and the adrenaline rush of winning a prized item. Can't make it in person, but still want to bid on the go? Download Invaluable's app for iPhone or iPad and stay up to date on sales around the world.
For a new auction site visit  They provided the above tips.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Post Office - San Francisco CA Vintage Postcard

Here is a link about old Photographs and Postcards of San Francisco.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sharing photos on a quiet Sunday

I am sure neglecting my blog! I just can't think of a lot to share.  I have been spending time listing on ebay and doing a little hand embroidery.  My hips and legs are a little sore so I have to take many breaks.  I have been sitting too much and am a little weak.  I have finished my Breast Cancer treatment except for a daily pill.  To get myself outside I went to Rite Aid twice for plants and put outside a plastic shelf for potted plants. Petunias, herbs and marigolds.  I will have to take a picture.  I think now I will look at my photos and share a few.
Greetings from Lincoln Nebr

Under garments from the 1930's - 1940s

                                             Large Plastic Buttons Shell and pearl. I cannot
                                            imagine buttoning up your clothes with these.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Montana Postal History Covers late 1800s. Twin Bridges Postmark State Orphan Home

The Montana State Orphan's Asylum was established by the 1893 legislature for the "care and education of orphans, foundlings, and destitute children". The Asylum was governed by a board of five trustees, who were empowered to select a suitable site at Twin Bridges, to adopt rules for the governance of the home, and to hire a superintendent and a matron. The superintendent would, in turn, hire nurses, attendants, and others. The trustees were also authorized to establish schools and vocational training shops.
Any child under the age of 12 was eligible for admission, and children 12 and over if it was deemed advisable by the Board. When the Board determined it was suitable, children could be placed in private homes. Over the years, a large percentage of children at the home were not orphans, but were children who for a variety of reasons could not be cared for by their parents.
In 1959 the home was renamed the Montana Children's Center. The Center closed in 1979.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

What are you up to today? Just enjoying looking at my ephemera.

A quiet Sunday
Cars for sale Butte Montana

Top of the Mountain Colorado

Leather postcard 1911, quite popular for that era.

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