C-1880's SPLENDID PLUG TOBACCO PLAYING CARDS - American Playing Card
Co. for P. Lorillard & Co. tobacco firm. All 52 cards and 1 Joker - no box. All the
information I was able to receive on this deck was that these were issued in the 1880's
and the only set for sale was at nearly $400. This particular set came in a trunk that
had the personal items of a Civil War soldier from the 123rd Indiana Infantry -
obviously obtained after the War. Very good condition though one card has a small tear.
1927 COMMEMORATIVE PLATE - CHARLES LINDBERGH'S ATLANTIC FLIGHT
- Nade by the Limoges China Company of Sebring, Ohio in a Golden Glow glaze with
nice illustration commemorating "First to navigate the air in continuous flight from
New York to Paris - 1927". Plate has gold rim, typical glaze cracking and only several
extremely minor chips in underside of rim. Can really only notice them by feel.
C-1830-60 FOUR LENS GREEN TINTED EYEGLASSES- This pair of glasses
once belonged to the author of the book 'Spectacles of the American Revolution' -
though they don't date that early. Glasses have four panels of lenses, two of which
can be moved to the side of the eye to block the light. Brass frames with a 'PFau'
hallmark. Nice Pair.
C-1830-60 EYEGLASSES WITH CASE - Good period pair of glasses with case
(there is no patent date or 'Parker' on the case). Frames are made of steel and show
imperfections and light rust stains. Clear lenses - good solid pair.
MICHIGAN STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY RIBBONS (4) - Four ribbons from
the 1891, 1892, 1894 and 1895 Michigan State Medical Society conventions.
Good condition with some stains as can be seen in photos.
1858 PATENT GUTTA PERCHA GROOMING SET - This is one of the more
attractive grooming sets I have seen for the period. The brush has Patent dates
of Sep. 8, '58, Jul 19, '66 and Oc 1869. The Mirror has the Patent date of June
19, '66. Below the patent dates is the name 'Florence'. I don't know if this was
the company or the pattern. The pattern on all pieces is identical. Condition is
very good though there is one tiny chip in the gutta percha of the brush. There
is one small crack in the gutta percha of the mirror and several in the handle of
the hair brush. This is due much to the material. None of the cracks look to
have ever been through to the point that a repair was necessary yet I wouldn't
place a lot of stress on them. Perfect for a woman's personal Civil War period