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Washington D.C. Memorabilia   10 Lots      



Lot 644.  62 Vintage Cabinet Photos, 6 CDVs from as Early as 1873. Virtually all of the photos are portraits, although one shows a horse-drawn carriage, and another pictures several individuals outside a Washington, D.C., store front. Photos are primarily by D.C. or Maryland photographers. With only a few exceptions, these photos are from the 1870s-1910s. Many are sepia. Mix of vg, vg-ex and ex with most photos exhibiting excellent clarity and strong contrast.
Winning Bid $55.


Lot 645.  14 Glass Lantern Slides of Washington, D.C., Movie Scenes, Children at Play. Seven black & white slides, 3 ¼” x 4”, show scenes of D.C., including the White House, a joint session of Congress, the Supreme Court, and President Woodrow Wilson meeting with members of his Cabinet. Ex-m. A slide of Mount Vernon is cracked but still useable. Five slides with movie scenes are cracked, broken, missing color or all three. The include scenes of “Before the White Man Came” (1912) and “The Way Women Love” (1920). A 1 ¼” x 5” slide features children playing soccer, tennis and other games. Another shows dogs dressed in unusual attire. Ex.
Winning Bid $25.


Lot 646.  8 1930s-50s Scrapbooks, 4 with the Memories of One Woman, 1944-52. Two of these vintage scrapbooks are unused, and one has a few recipes and photos. Four are filled with mementoes from the life of a woman who attended American University and was very active in the Baptist Church from the mid-1940s until the early-1950s. These scrapbooks contain correspondence and student publications from American U., travel information, many wedding invitations and related news clippings, and some photos and postcards. Bulletins from various churches in the Washington, D.C., area abound. They provide interesting insights into the religious issues and theology of the period. The eighth scrapbook has some news clippings from the 1930s and wedding invitations and notes from the 1950s.
Minimum Bid $20.


Lot 647.  12 1930s-40s Milk Bottles from Washington, D.C., Area Dairies. Thompson’s Dairy of D.C. wins the award for the quart bottle with the most unusual shape, and chips in with the pint bottle as well. A Chevy Chase (Md.) Dairy quart bottle features an image of a mother feeding a baby, and another carries the Sealtest name. The Wakefield Dairy of D.C. provides an image of George Washington. Other bottles: Chestnut Farms Chevy Chase Dairy – half pint, one pint, a painted quart (fair, paint loss) and an unpainted quart. Embassy Dairy of DC - quart. Embassy-Fairfax Dairy – two half pints. The 11 unpainted bottles average ex+.
Winning Bid $25.


Lot 648.  41 Vintage Soda Bottles, Most Associated with Washington, D.C. Most are from the 1940s. Coca-Cola is the source of seven six-ounce bottles, most with a D.C. connection. Four say “Washington, D.C.” on the bottom; one says “Alexandria, Va.” Also, a 6 ½” oz. elongated bottle from Alabama, and a 1993 Marlins first season bottle. Coke also provided three 6 oz. bottles for “Soda Water” from D.C., Alexandria (dated 1945) and Silver Spring. D.C. area bottlers are Seven-Up Washington, S.C. Palmer (Palmer Brand, 2 bottles), Chirp Co. of Mt. Airy, Md. (Maryland Club), Tru-Ade Bottling, Samuel Farber, Rock Creek Ginger Ale (2), Sas-O Bottling, Squirt Beverage Co. of D.C. (Capitol Beverages), A. C. Herrmann (3) and Lyon Beverage Works. Also, two beer bottles from the Robert Porter Brewing Co. of Alexandria, a Dr. Pepper bottle from Omaha and two imports. These bottles are a mix of vg, ex and ex-m.
Minimum Bid $50.


Lot 649.  Booklets, “Top 40” Sheets and More on Washington, D.C. Radio, 1940s-80s. Three booklets, 1949, 1952 and 1953, serve as a guide to “Good Music,” classical music in the district. All three are from WQQW or its successor, WGMS. Ex with some writing inside 1949. Ten “Top 40” pages from WWDC list the top hits of eight weeks in 1964. The Beatles and the Supremes dominated the charts, and they are pictured on the back of many pages. Corner torn from one. The others average Vg to vg-ex; some have writing on them. There also are two bumper stickers from B-106, flyer promoting WRC and a key chain for WMAL.
Winning Bid $20.


Lot 650.  1962 Humorous, Satirical JFK Coloring Book. Mad Magazine’s Mort Drucker and Paul Laikin created this 24-page paperback, which features caricatures of the Kennedys and humorous poems meant to appear as though written by Caroline. Vg-ex cover, ex contents.
Winning Bid $15.


Lot 651.  1965 “Joy Boys” Promo Portfolio Featuring Willard Scott of the “Today Show.” From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, Scott and Ed Walker were fixtures of the evening air waves on Washington, D.C.’s WRC Radio. Combining music and comedy, they entertained listeners with such characters as the Loan Arranger, Buck Tooth, the big-game hunter, and Rick Shaw, the show’s Far East correspondent. Scott also played a clown and presented the weather on WRC-TV. He subsequently became the weatherman on the “Today Show.” The portfolio consists of line drawings of the entertainers. Scott, less portly than in his “Today Show” years, and Walker are on the cover. Inside are 11 drawings. Vg+ to ex cover; inside drawings are ex to ex-m.
Winning Bid $20.


Lot 652.  1967 Marx “Parade of Presidents” Figures, 1963 Presidential Portraits. In 1967, Marx produced a group of 2 ¾” plastic figures that portray the first 36 Presidents, George Washington through Richard Nixon. The representations, especially the faces, are relatively realistic, although Dwight Eisenhower suffers from really bad hair, William Howard Taft looks as if he shouldn’t have a bathtub problem and James Madison stands as tall as Abraham Lincoln. The figures stand on a Styrofoam dais with columns. Ex-m+ figures accompanied by an “American Presidents Album” that came with the set. Except for Nixon, these same Presidents are pictured individually in 8 ¾” x 12” black & white prints from Book Enterprises. Most of the prints are based on original steel engravings. Ex-m. The prints come in their original envelope with a “Presidential Fact-Finder Wheel” and a coy of the Declaration of Independence.
Winning Bid $83.


Lot 653.  SPORTS in the Nation’s Capital by Robert G. Ainsworth. This scarce 296-page paperback provides a pictorial history of sports in D.C. and nearby Maryland and Virginia. Published in 1978, it covers the area’s professional teams, great athletes, and universities - Georgetown, George Washington, Howard, Maryland, Navy, etc. Golf, tennis, boxing and bowling also receive coverage. Vg.
Winning Bid $20.
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