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The Rand-McNally Guide to the Great Northwest, Soule, S. H.
The Rand-McNally Guide to the Great Northwest
Soule, S. H.
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Drug Store Days: My Youth Among the Pills & Potions, Armour, Richard
Drug Store Days: My Youth Among the Pills & Potions
Armour, Richard
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1 Bond Certificate for the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company
Philadelphia American Bank Note Company 1902 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 10 x 14 inches. $1000 Consolidated Mortgage Five Per Cent Gold Bond. Black ink, vignette of two Native Americans sitting on a hill, one looking at a group of settlers with a covered wagon on the left, and one looking at a train on the right. Decorative border. Fold line at top, minor discoloration lower right corner. Includes all 99 coupons. No. 5852, not issued, no stamps or signatures. The Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company (AKA "Choctaw Route") completed its main line from West Memphis, Arkansas to Western Oklahoma in 1900, then extended into Texas in 1902. It came under the control of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad ("Rock Island Line"' in 1902, and formally merged in 1948. 
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2 Bond Certificate for the New Haven, Middletown and Willimantic Railroad Company
New York Maverick, Stephan & Co. No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 13 x 9 inches. Five Year $50 Seven Per Cent Bond. Black and green ink, vignette of a train rolling past a river, decorative border. Minor chipping at top edge. Not issued, no number, stamps, signatures or coupons. Begun in 1867 by Connecticut entrepreneur David Lyman, the New Haven, Middletown and Willimantic Railroad Company began service from New Haven to Middletown in 1870, built a drawbridge across the Connecticut River at Middletown, and reached Willimatic in 1873. Unfortunately, the construction was much more expensive than anticipated. The company was unable to pay the interest on their bonds, went into bankruptcy, and was taken over by the Boston and New York Air Line Railroad in 1875. 
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3 Bond Certificate for the Old Colony Steamboat Company
New York and Boston American Bank Note Company 1889 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 13 x 9 inches. Ten Year 4 1/2 Per Cent Bond. Black ink, vignette of a two steamboats on the ocean, decorative border. Embossed stamp, fold lines. No. 16 for $10,000. Issued to Lee Higginson & Co. on November 1, 1889. Signatures obscured by ink strike lines, "Frederick L Ames, N. Thayer, Charles Choate and John M. Washburn". Purple "Canceled" stamp across center. Transferred to Kuyvet W. Sears of Nahant, Massachusetts, on November 9, 1889. The Old Colony Steamboat Company was chartered in 1874 and provided steamboat service from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, to New York City. It was controlled by the Old Colony Railroad, but was sold to the New England Navigation Company in 1905. Lee Higginson & Co. was a prominent Boston based investment bank from the 1840s until 1932, when it collapsed in the Swedish Match scandal. 
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4 Bond Certificate for the Wilmington and Northern Railroad Company
American Bank Note Company 1887 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. $500 Five Per Cent Bond. Black and green ink, vignette of a train rolling past a herd of cows lounging by some trees, another circular vignette of steam locomotive in station at bottom. Decorative border. Fold line, three punch holes. No. 1398, unissued, no stamps, signatures or coupons. Originally the Berks and Chester Railroad (inc. 1864), the company was reorganized as the Wilmington and Northern Railroad in 1876. It ran from Wilmington, Delaware, to Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, where it joined the Reading Railroad's main line. In 1895, it was completely taken over by the Reading Company. 
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5 Bond Coupons for the American River Water and Mining Company
1861 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 14 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, folded in center. Very minor chipping on edges, some discoloration. 20 coupons to collect interest quarterly on a bond for the American River Water and Mining Company, dated March, 1861 to December, 1865. Each coupon is signed by Francis Clark, Treasurer. The American River Water and Mining Company was formed in 1854 to build a ditch to divert water from the North Fork of the American River. The North Fork Ditch was dug from 1854-1856, and provided water for drinking, irrigation and mining operations to areas that are now Northeast Folsom, Orangevale and Fair Oaks. One of the founders was Amos P. Catlin (1823-1900), a resident of Mormon Island who later became a State Senator and Judge. Francis Clark was a successful Folsom businessman, partner in Brooks, Clark and Co. 
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6 Donald S. Klopfer: An Appreciation
Random House /Rae Publishing 1996 1st Edition Hardcover As New Book 
Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering. Issued without dust wrapper.; 2000 copies printed. Short statements about the co-publisher of Random House by his co-workers, other publishers and authors. Issued at the 10 year anniversary of his death. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4. Unpaginated. 
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7 License to Use Samuel W. Pincree's Improvement for Preparing Hides and Skins for Being Tanned Pateneted July 8, 1856
1856 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 7 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Fold lines, minor spotting, 1 inch tear in top edge. This paper describes Samuel W. Pincree's method for preparing hides and skins for tanning, and gives the holder permission to use his patented technique for an appropriate fee. 
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8 Oakland Berkeley Alameda City Directory 1924 Containing an Alphabetical List of Business Firms and Private Citizens of Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Piedmont and Emeryville, a Directory of the City and County Officers, Churches, Public and Private Schools, Benevolent, Literary and Other Associations, Incorporated Institutions, etc., also a Complete Classified Business Directory
Oakland, Cal. Polk-Hulsted Directory Co. 1924 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Publisher's light green cloth with black and red lettering. Masssive 2206 directory, complete will all advertising and tezxt pages present. Includes folding map in pocket at back. 6 1/4 x 9 1/3 x 4 inches. Priority Mail option not available. 
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9 Oakland City Directory 1921 Copntaining an Alphabetical List opf Business Firms and Private Citizens, a Directory of the City ande County Officers, Churches, Public and Private Schools, Benevolent, Literary and Other Associations, Incorporated Institutions, etc, also a Complete Classified Business Directory of Oakland and an Improved Street and Avenue Guide
Oakland Polk-Husted Directory Co. 1924 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Publisher's light green cloth with black and red lettering. Front bottom corner of cover bumped. All text pages and advertisements present. Massive 1216 page book. 7 x 8 1/4 x 2 inches,. 
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10 Stock Certificate for 1 Share in the Boston and Providence Railroad Corporation
New York and Boston American Bank Note Company 1877 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 9 x 7 inches. Black ink, one vignette, middle top, showing a river port, and another, left side, with a scene of a bridge over a river. Fold lines, several punch holes. No. 15860, originally issued to Charles W. Stone on December 7, 1877. Signed by the Treasurer "P. P. Torrey" and the President, "Henry Whitney". Mr. Stone signed the back on October 1, 1878, to transfer the share to "Royal Rich" of Warren, Massachusetts. The Boston and Providence Railroad was an early railroad line intended to connect Boston, Massachusetts, to Providence, Rhode Island. It was incorporated in 1831 and completed in 1835. Today the line is split between the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority) and Amtrak. Charles Warren Stone (1843-1912) was a prominent Pennsylvania politician, having served the state as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and as Lieutenant Governor. 
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11 Stock Certificate for 1 Share in the Chicago and Ohio River Railroad Company
New York American Bank Note Company 1887 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 11 x 7 inches. Orange and black ink, vignette of steam locomotive at a station at center bottom, two winged female figures border the company name, with decorative border. "Shares $100 Each" printed along bottom border. No. 327, originally issued to Mrs. Mary E. Bell on April 12, 1887. Signed by the President, "Charles Stevens", and the Secretary, "William A. Cayes 2". Top edge darkened, fold lines. On back is signed "Mary E. Bell by her Atty Chs. H. Bell", no date. The Danville, Olney and Ohio River Railroad Company was reorganized into the Chicago and Ohio River Railroad Company in 1886, which in turn was absorbed by the Peoria, Dectur and Evansville Railway in 1893. 
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12 Stock Certificate for 1 Share in the Old Colony Rail Road Corporation
1846 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 8 x 7 inches. Black ink, no vignette, decoration on left side. Red ink stamp "Old Colony Rail Road Corporation Incor. March 16 1844". Fold lines. No. 744, this certificate was originally issued to John W. Lincoln on April 1, 1846. Signed by the President, "Nathan Carruth" and the Treasurer, "Addison Gilmore". Both of these signatures have strike lines through them. The Old Colony Railroad was a major railroad system in southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island. It ran from 1845 to 1893, when it was acquired by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad and became the "Old Colony Division" of this larger railroad. Its mainline from Boston to Providence is still used for passenger service by Amtrak and MBTA. 
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13 Stock Certificate for 10 Shares in the Pennsylvania Railroad Company
Philadelphia American Bank Note Company 1930 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 12 x 8 inches. Black and orange ink, vignette of State of Pennsylvania Coat of Arms. Several punch holes, fold lines, embossed stamp, minor tears and discoloration along edge. This certificate was originally issued to Mildred M. Cox on January 17, 1930. Signatures of President and Treasurer. Ms. Cox transferred the stock to Pershing and Co. on May 3, 1950. Several stamps and signatures on back. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company was founded in 1846 and grew to become the largest railroad in the United States in the first half of the 20th century. 
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14 Stock Certificate for 10 Shares in the Second & Third Street Passenger Railway Company of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Breuker & Kessler Co. 1907 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 14 x 9 1/2 inches. Black ink, vignette of horse drawn streetcar passing a federal style building, decorative border. Several punch holes obscuring the signatures of the company officials, and also spelling out "Canceled 7-30-08" This certificate was originally issued to Francis Olcott Allen, Jr., M.D. on August 14, 1907. Dr. Allen transferred 5 shares to Emeline Fries and 5 to Edgar Fries on July 28, 1908. Dr. Allen (1874-1953) was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School (class of 1900) and, at one time, a resident physician at the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane. 
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15 Stock Certificate for 100 Shares in the Hestonville, Mantua & Fairmount Passenger Rail Road Company
Philadelphia American Bank Note Company 1886 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 11 x 7 inches. Black ink, three vignettes: 1 - two women with a shield - center top, 2 - a bridge over a river - left bottom, 3 - a Grecian looking woman sitting by a river - right bottom, with decorative border. "Shares $50 Each" printed along top border. No. 11221, canceled, originally issued to Gordon Monges & Co. on March 5, 1886. Signed by the President, "Chas. Lafferty", and the Treasurer, whose name is obscured by several cancellation punch holes. The next day, March 6, 1886, Mr. Monges transferred the certificate to George T. Lewis. Gordon Monges was a stock broker, one of the partners in Brice, Monges and Company. Left edge has some discoloration, possibly from moisture. Top edge also darkened. Triangular cut from bottom edge. The Hestonville, Mantua & Fairmount Passenger Rail Road Company, AKA the "Arch Street Railway", provided street car service in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1859 to 1895, when it was acquired by the Union Traction Company. 
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16 Stock Certificate for 100 Shares in the Market Street Railway Company
Pittsburgh, Pa. Republic Bank Note Co. 1922 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 12 x 8 1/2 inches. Black and green ink, vignette of eagle with wings spread center top, decorative border. Cancellation punch holes, chipping along edges, one small tear hole, fold lines. No. N.Y.51, this certificate was originally issued to Foster and Adams, on June 26, 1922, and then transferred to Day & Heaton, 42 Broadway, New York, the same day. Signed by Assistant Secretary and Vice President, signature illegible. Under various names, the Market Street Railway Company had been engaged in public transportation in San Francisco, California, since 1860. In 1918, it reorganized under the name Market Street Railway Company and operated electric streetcars throughout the city, the Powell Street cable cars and several buses. In 1944, it sold all its assets to the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni). 
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17 Stock Certificate for 100 Shares in the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
New York American Bank Note Company 1881 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 16 x 8 inches. Black and green ink, vignette of cattle in a field, decorative border. Fold lines, 9 cancellation punch holes, some chipping and small tears in edges. Purple cancellation stamp. No. B13572, originally issued to Knoblauch Lichtenstein (bank) on April 1, 1881. Transferred to William A. Boyd on April 22, 1881. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway, AKA the K-T or "The Katy" was incorporated in 1870. It originally consisted of the Union Pacific's Southern Branch and 5 other small railways. It was the first railroad to enter Texas from the north, and eventually expanded to cover portions of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and most of Texas. 
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18 Stock Certificate for 100 Shares in the Mobile & Ohio Railroad Company
New York American Bank Note Company 1887 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 11 x 8 inches. Black and green ink, vignette of steam locomotive, decorative border. Fold Lines, purple "Canceled" stamp, two diamond shaped punch holes. Some darkening on left border. No. 2712, this certificate was originally issued to F. A. Bradley on September 6, 1887. Signed by the President, "W. Birch Dumau" and the Secretary, "___ Walsh". The Mobile & Ohio Railroad was first chartered in 1848 to provide railroad service from Mobile, Alabama, to the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois. It reached Columbus, Kentucky, on the Mississippi River in 1861. It was appropriated for military use during the Civil War and was almost completely destroyed and went into receivership. It emerged in 1883, after having built the extension to Cairo, and acquired the St. Louis and Cairo Railroad, so now it had a line all the way from Mobile to St. Louis. The railroad ran into trouble during the Great Depression, and was eventually merged with the Gulf, Mobile and Northern Railroad to form the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad in 1940. 
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19 Stock Certificate for 100 Shares in the United States Shipbuilding Company
New York Franklin Lee Bank Note Company 1902 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 12 1/2 x 8 inches. Black and orange ink, vignette of battleship on the ocean, with decorative border. "United States Shipbuilding Company 1902" embossed stamp with anchor in center. No. 1538, originally issued to E. R. Chapman & Co. (a New York brokerage firm) on December 23, 1902. Signed by the President, "B. B. Lewis" and the Assistant Treasurer "Cyrus Wells". Signed by "E. R. Chapman" on back on December 29, 1902. The United States Shipbuilding Company was a short-lived trust company originally conceived and promoted by John Willard Young, son of Mormon leader Brigham Young. It consisted of 7 shipbuilding companies, a property owner, and a steel company. The stocks and bonds for this company were not attractive to investors, and it folded less than a year after its founding. Litigation over this debacle continued for several years. 
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20 Stock Certificate for 14 Shares in the Germantown Passenger Rail Way Company
New York American Bank Note Company 1929 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 10 x 6 inches. Black ink, vignette of bald eagle with wings spread standing on a stars and stripes shield top center, vignette of two horses being fed at a trough bottom center, and a bust portrait of a young lady on the right. 12 punch holes. This certificate was originally issued to Harold D. Cunningham on October 8, 1929. Embossed stamp, canceled stamp with illegible date, signature obscured by ink and punch holes. Incorporated in 1858, the Germantown Passenger Rail Way provided public transportation along 4th and 8th Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1881, it was leased to the People's Passenger Railway. 
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