Monday, May 22, 2006

Mind Your P's & Q's

Over the weekend I picked up from FedEx my long awaited package with my winnings
from the recently concluded Robert Edwards Auction. Initially I was worried that I may have over-paid, but as I opened the box I became instantly relieved. Just some incredible stuff. I won a large lot of 19th Century Basbeall related items. The photo above comes from a 1885 childrens ABC book by McLoughlin Bros. of New York. It is complete with all the letters of the alphabet and has some incredibly bright and gorgeous lithograph style pictures. This is much nicer than I expected. A bit beat-up, but a nice find. Also, there was a group of 15 scorecards from the time period; including a complete mint condition set of 1880's Wright & Ditson scorecards. There was so much here I will pass on listing them all, but I will periodically highlight various items from this buy over the next coming months. You can see photos of most of the items in my photoalbum.

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