Showcase Collection: 1974 Christmas Cards

This December marks our third annual showcase of vintage greeting cards. Our cards, all a part of the Astle-Alpaugh family collection, span decades of holiday seasons. This year, we are sharing twenty greeting cards from December 1974. Unlike our 1930 and 1950 showcases, this one features cards that look the …

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Ansonia “No.1 Jumper” Clock

This is an Ansonia No.1 Jumper (or “bobbing doll”) clock, dated December 14, 1886 on its four-inch paper dial. A post-style clock, its stand and case appear to have been made of nickel-plated brass; however, the nickel plating has worn off of this one in most places. While this type of “bobbing …

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Silas B. Terry Steeple Clock

This steeple clock was constructed in 1834 by Silas B. Terry of the noted Terry Clock Company of Connecticut. It has an oversized balance wheel with an enlarged rack lever style escapement. The thirty-hour time and strike movement is powered by two mainspring driven wooden fuzees. The brass plates of …

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Post Fit for a POTUS

A Vintage Collection of Presidential Postcards Novelty postcards were very popular in the United States during the early to mid-twentieth century, sought after by Americans as they traveled from state to state or sea to shining sea. The heavy production of these simple, visually appealing, inexpensive objects of correspondence means …

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