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Massachusetts General Orders Concerning Military Uniforms

Printed Document. Three pages, 9 1/2” x 11 1/4”. Head Quarters, Boston. August 22, 1822.The document reads, in part: “ … IN pursuance of the provisions of the second section of an Act, entitled ‘An Act in further addition to an Act, entitled and Act for regulating, governing, and training the Militia of this Commonwealth,’ passed the 21st day of February, 1822, for establishing an UNIFORM for the Militia, THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF Orders …” The document goes on to specify the regulations regarding uniforms for various ranks of militiamen. Included are “LIGHT INFANTRY,” “GRENADIERS,” “SEA FENCIBLES,” “RIFLEMEN,” and “MUSICIANS.” Usual folds. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0124
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $175.00

Massachusetts General Orders March 19, 1821.

Printed Document. One page, 15 1/8” x 21 1/8”. Head Quarters, Boston. March 19, 1821. The document reads, in part: “ … PURSUANT to the General Order of the 9th of March last, the new forms of Company Rolls, and of the Annual Returns, which had been prepared containing columns for designating the colors, musical instruments, books of record and instruction, and other public property, which had been furnished, by the State, for the use of the Militia, in addition to those, distinguishing the condition of the officers and privates, and the state of their arms and equipments, were adopted on the first Tuesday of May last … THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF THEREFORE ORDERS, That, the aforegoing advice of Council be carried into effect; and that hereafter, the Seventh Division composed of the Militia in the County of Worcester, shall be called and known by the name of the Sixth Division … Sensible that Court Martials often destroy the harmony, which it is desirable to cultivate among the officer; and that a frequent recurrence to their authority is attended with unnecessary expense to the State; the Command in Chief, by the General Orders of 9th of March, before referred to, established the directions, printed on the blank forms … as their rule of conduct … Frequent complaints having been made, that those, who are able to do the hardest labor, often obtain certificates of their inability to perform military duty, which is discouraging to those who are compelled to perform it; the Surgeons and Surgeon’s Mates will, hereafter, be particularly careful, in their examination of the caused assigned for obtaining exemption … ”Usual folds. Some minor paper loss at folds. Edge wear. Overall Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0130
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $275.00

Mustad Key Brand Fish Hooks Sample Book

Salesman’s sample book of nearly 100 vintage O. Mustad & Son fishhooks in an expandable 9 section book, Circa 1900. Each page has multiple vintage labels of the historic Norwegian fishing supply company. There are a few hooks missing, but majority is there in a classic display with ornate borders. Red cloth board which shows fraying to edges and age wear, though presents itself fully for any antique fishing gear collector. VG. O. MUSTAD & SON started their production of fish hooks in the 1870s, they soon realized that the hooks coming out of their machines were not fit to fish with. They were too soft and rusted after a day in water. The founder, Hans Mustad, then summoned specialists from Redditch, England, to help him solve the problems. They were specialists in tempering, design and fly-tying. Mustad is today the leading manufacturer of fish hooks in the world.
Catalog: # AA-0164
Country: Norway
Topic: Sports
Price: $1250.00

National Balloting List For The Midterm Election Of 1838

One page, 7 ¾” x 9”, mounted in a 12 ½” x 13 ½” brown wood frame. The document lists pertinent information for each state regarding the 1838 House election. This information includes the seat of government in all states, the time elections are to be held, the time each legislature is scheduled to meet, and the number of electors and representatives from each state.
Catalog: # AA-0066
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $575.00

National Galaxy Featuring Engravings And Biographies Of America’s First Ten Presidents

Printed J. Greenleaf Broadside. One page, 28 ¾” x 21 ½”. With ornate black & white border. Boston. 1849. There are 10 N. Dearborn steel engraved portraits of the presidents and a printed biography of each. Published by J. Howe, Boston.

This broadside is especially unique in that each of the 10 portraits were printed separately and then mounted in the proper place on the broadside sheet bearing the presidents’ biographies. This process ensured that the publisher could achieve a life like image of the subjects far superior to alternate method using woodblock engravings. Some paper loss and dampstaining at edges. Else Very Fine.

Catalog: # AA-0182
Topic: Broadsides
Price: $1900.00

New Hampshire Broadside Instructing The Town Of Newport To Nominate Candidates To Represent The State in the United States Congress

[Broadside - New Hampshire]. July 19, 1804. 7 1/2" x 12 1/2". To the Selectmen of Newport, New Hampshire. "Pursuant to and Act of this State passed June 21, 1792, directing the mode of choosing Representatives to the Congress of the United States, you are hereby required to notify and warn a meeting...for the purpose of voting, by ballot, for five persons, duly qualified, for the Representatives of this State in the Congress of the United States." Signed in print by Governor John Taylor Gilman. Countersigned by J. Pearson. Folds. Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0277
State: New Hampshire
Topic: Political Americana
Price: $450.00

New Ipswich Celebrates The Centennial Of Its Organization Under The NH Charter

Printed Document. One page, 7 ¾” x 9 ¾”. New Ipswich. August 1, 1850. Addressed on integral leaf to “Rev. Mr. Hill, Colebrook NH.” With “BOSTON 28 AUG” postal cancellation. The document requests the presence of Rev. Hill and any friends at the centennial celebration. Some minor toning. Else Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0257
Price: $125.00

Philadelphia Seeks Information Concerning Insane Residents

Printed Document. One page, 7 ¾”x 9 7/8”. Philadelphia. December 30, 1838. The document seeks information “relative to the number and treatment of insane, idiotic, and fatuous persons in the Commonwealth, with a view to the amelioration of their condition” and poses eight questions regarding the number and treatment of those individuals. Two small splits at edge not affeting text. Else Very Fine.
Catalog: # AA-0256
Price: $195.00

Philadelphia, Germantown & Norristown Rail Road Company

1858, Pennsylvania. Early stock certificate for 10 shares. Black. Four bust portrait vignettes at the four corners including Geo. Washington and Wm. Penn. Small early train vignettes within the border. Vignette at center of an early train traveling through the countryside. Trimmed close at left margin. Contemporaneous ink spot at top margin. A Scarce and popular certificate. Punch cancelled and fine.
Catalog: # SB-5655
State: Pennsylvania
Topic: Railroad
Price: $175.00

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