Located at the VFW Building at 156 Hill St. Lyndonville, Vt. 05851
This should be an exciting sale of rare and collectible books, lots of postcards, photographs, and some very old and interesting historical paper, some dating back into the 1700’s. This collection comes from a central Vermont estate and represents several generations of collectors.
Books: Many Vermont related books – Beers Atlases of Washington, Windsor, Orange, and Caledonia counties; H. Child’s county gazetteers of Washington, Rutland, and Windsor; histories of several towns and institutions, History of Vermont State Prison 1812, Memoir of Colonel Seth Warner 1848, early leather histories of Vt. by Thompson and Williams, Vermont Civil War books, 4 vol. Crockett’s History of Vermont, Flood of 1927 books, and many more. Vermont Printings: Textbooks and primers, Bibles, and religious books 1817 – 1860, The Life of Dr. Benjamin Franklin-Written by Himself( Montpelier 1809). Regional: History of Granite Industry of N.E., Incidents in White Mountain History, Dartmouth and Vicinity, Grafton County NH gaz., 4 v. New England Families – Genealogical & Memorial, N.E. Gazetteer 1839.
1854 Masonic manual, biographies of Lincoln, Grant, Kit Carson, J P Jones, and others. Many Civil War books, 1774 The Psalms of David by Watts, 2 v set The Works of Flavius Josephus 1829, New England Memorial – Morton- believed to be 1721 ed., The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin –written by Himself 1849, 6v Animate Creation A Natural History, 3 v System of Geography by M Malte Brun 1834, 2v Army Sketch Book by Forbes, Picturesque America by Bryant. 1st ed. Cat in the Hat, other children’s books, gilt embossed volumes of classical prose and poetry, boxed set of Shakespeare, 30v Luxart miniature library, Roycroft Message to Garcia & Philistine mags.
Over 3000 Postcards: Tuck’s aviation series, holiday and greeting, many Vermont towns, C.Coolidge w/Edison & Ford, RP bronco riders, fraternal organizations, transportation, Black Americana, world travels. Also stamp collection of app 30,000 stamps in original sheets.
Photographs: 8x34 photo by OW Hills of KKK rally in Vt., flood photos, Vt. stores & businesses, Vt. scouts, Norwich Cadets, CDV’s of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, Grant, Civil War Naval officers, Garfield. Glass plate negatives (5x8) of Boston & Maine train engines, Northfield scenes, baseball player, boats, Dartmouth Hotel.
Historical Paper: Vt. railroad lot which includes pair of brass luggage tags , tobacco card catalog, framed Vt. officers’ commission signed by Thomas Chittenden 1796, roster of Roxbury Rifle Co. 1835 -36, stereo viewer cards of Vermont scenes, 1795 bond of indenture, Conn. and Vt. deeds from 1765 to 1860, 1832 Vt. Pre-nup, early receipts and correspondence, almanacs, autograph albums. Special: large print Fairbanks Morse factory St, Johnsbury, Vt.
This is just a small sampling of great paper! Please go to www.lussierauction.com for complete catalog and pictures.
Terms: Cash or Good Check No Buyer’s Premium 6% Sales Tax Without Resale Number Lunch
Auctioneers: Lussier Auction Service Lyndonville, Vt. 802-626-8892, 802-535-6100
Preview: Friday Feb 28 3PM to 6PM and morning of sale at 8AM. Directions: Exit 23 of I91-Rte 5 north to stop light-right up hill, follow auction signs.