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
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.