Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Next week signboard graphics - some examples. In the next couple of weeks I hope to post some spots on revenue stamps and billheads (both US and UK), more on the Youle 1822 NY billhead and the mysterious antique mall (I am heading there again tomorrow - I can't help myself!).
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
For you trade card collectors, there are also some nice trade cards for sale on the site.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Once I have listed the billheads on ebay, I will put a link here to go to my ebay listings.
Tomorrow - Graphic Billheads - Products.
On Saturday, I drove approximately three hours to get to this place with my fingers crossed that it would be worth it. I initially walked in and was slightly disappointed as all I saw was prints and paintings (if you like these items this place was loaded with them - pricing was reasonable, but not cheap). The Tomah dealer told me the second floor was the where all the paper was. So I trumped up the stairs and went to my right. Still not seeing this "cache" of paper I was expecting. As I do a u-turn and head toward the other side of the floor - there is was - paper galore. So much paper that in four hours of sitting at a table and looking through binders and boxes and drawers, I in no way covered even a third of it. I am going to be showing in the next few posts all the billheads I purchased at this shop. Most are going on ebay tonight (my moniker is cbowler27 if you are interested in purchasing any). While I keep a fair amount, I sell billheads that don’t fit my collection area to keep my collecting coffers full.
At about 2:30 pm, I finally pulled myself away from the paper and went to look at the books. I turned into book stack and my mouth dropped - there were probably 30 Victorian scrapbooks on one wall. The most I have ever seen. While most were okay, there were a few gems in the group (chuck full of trade cards). Then, from there, I turned into another book stack and saw the piles of ledgers and bound 19th century periodicals - including an invoice book that was 12 inches thick and full of pasted billheads. This is the item I have been dreaming about. I might be heading back up this Saturday to take a better look at it (I was exhausted by the time I found this) and hopefully purchase it.
I finally left the shop at 3:30 p.m. - again after 4 hours of searching. This is going to be a monthly stop for me (cross your fingers gas prices stay where they are at). I spoke with the clerk who checked me out and he said the owner has been frequenting the East Coast for years and buying paper. No wonder there was such a great assortment of paper. Truly a treasure to have in Northern Wisconsin - I hope to be able to give my business to this shop for years to come! And after I have visited one more time, I promise I will reveal the shop name and location.