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Here are two shabby and aged antique printable receipts.

The first is a receipt on behalf of Holder & Herrick, of 47 & 49 Broad Street, in Boston, Mass. Their mailing address was P.O. Box 1899. Holder & Herrick were importers and dealers of tinplates, sheet iron and metals, and were agents for New Bedford Copper Co. and Brooklyn Brass Co. The receipt was made out to Mr. L. P. Skillin and dated October 3, 1893. The items purchased by Mr. Skillin came to a total of $290.23. A note at the bottom of the receipt indicates the freight to Portland was prepaid.

The second of the antique printable receipts was issued by Knowlton & Stone of Keene, NH. Knowlton & Stone were jobbers and retailers in hardware, paints and oils. The receipt was made out to Mrs. T. Colony and dated January 4, 1890. Mrs. Colony purchased a doorknob and another small item for a total of $1.20. The receipt is stamped PAID.

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New in my Etsy shop this week are two sets of printable botanical/floral journal cards. These cards can be printed to use as journal cards, scrapbooking ephemera, elements in cardmaking and mixed media projects, etc.

Also new in my Etsy shop this week is a coffee dyed printable paper pack. A vintage scenic nature themed digital stamp is included on the left and on the right of each page. Ink saver printable pages with the images on a white background are also included in the listing.

Preview images are linked to my shop.

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The following two vintage catalog pages feature advertising for piano rolls. Piano rolls were made of paper with perforations of various sizes punched throughout. A special type of player piano was used to play the music from the perforated paper rolls.

The first page begins by stating, “Supertone Rolls are mechanically perfect and musically correct. They embody all the good features which enter into the making of the highest quality Music Rolls, such as selected paper, heavy hard rubber flanges, clean and accurately cut perforations and are put in heavy strawboard boxes covered with paper in imitation of leather.

Supertone Rolls are made in two styles. Supertone Player Word Rolls and Supertone Player Rolls. The Player Word Rolls have the words printed on the Roll; the Player Rolls are without words.”

The piano rolls included on these pages ranged in price from 33 cents to 77 cents each.

The pages are from the 1918 Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog. The catalog is not identified as being a fall and winter issue; however, it includes warm winter clothing, which leads me to believe it is a fall/winter catalog.   
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New in my Etsy shop this week is a set of Printable Vintage Style French Flashcards:

And a set of Printable Collage Journal Cards with Stitching:

I posted a few photos on Instagram recently to show how I made a similar set of collaged and stitched tags. I used the same process to make the journal cards.

Preview images are link to my Etsy shop.

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This vintage French book page features a children’s color wheel school lesson.

The following illustration of a color wheel is from the page following the written portion of the lesson. Colors included on this wheel, with their corresponding French names, are: purple, yellow, blue, brown, red and green.

I scanned the color wheel lesson and illustration from an antique book recently added to my collection. The book is titled, Simples Notions de Francais by Paul Bercy. It was published in 1894.
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New in my Etsy shop this week are two digital collage sheets (with individual image files included in each listing):
Vintage Invoices

Vintage Farm Ephemera

Preview images are linked to my Etsy shop.

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Here are two vintage book plate scans featuring beautiful illustrations of butterflies and moths.
The first is Plate III.

The illustrations included on this page are:
#17. Small White. Larva. Pieris rapae.
#18 and #19. Small White. Pupa. Pieris rapae.
#20. Small White. Male. Pieris rapae.
#21. Small White. Female. Pieris rapae.
#22. Small White. At rest. Pieris rapae.
#23. Indian Cress. Tropoelolum majus.
#24 Small White. Larva. Pieris rapae.

Pieris rapae is also known as the small cabbage white, or white butterfly. Indian Cress is the flower included in the illustration.

The second page is Plate XXV.

The illustrations included on this page are:
#207. Gooseberry. Food-plant.
#208. Currant. Abnormal size. Abraxas grossulariata.
#209. Currant. Abraxas grossulariata. Type.
#210. Currant. Abraxas grossulariata. Variation.
#211. Currant. Larva. Abraxas grossulariata.
#212. Currant. Larva. Abraxas grossulariata.
#213. Currant. Larva. Abraxas grossulariata.
#214. Currant. Pupa. Abraxas grossulariata.

Abraxas grossulariata is also known as the Magpie moth. Gooseberry is the name of the plant featured in the illustration.

I scanned the illustrations from a book titled, “Butterflies and Moths of the Countryside” by Frederick Edward Hulme. The book was published in 1903. These pages are from the same book; however, the type of paper used for the book plates is a different type of paper (thicker and textured) from the text pages. The illustrated pages have maintained a bright color while the text pages have naturally aged to a yellow color.

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New in my Etsy shop this week is a printable set of shabby and aged vintage railway letters. The letters originated from the Norfolk and Western Railway Co., and range in years from 1898 to 1909. They are scans from my personal collection.

Preview image is linked to my Etsy shop.

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Here are three lovely vintage floral clip art illustrations.

The first is a Pheasant’s Eye. The illustration shows several fern-like leaves growing from two stems. A small red blossoming flower is growing from the top of each stem.

The second flower is a Double Buttercup. The illustration features three bright yellow buttercup blossoms and two buds growing from three leafy stems.

The third vintage floral clip art image is a blue Ageratum flower. A large, fluffy, pompom-like flower in full bloom is growing from the top of one of the stems. Clusters of buds are growing from the ends of two of the other stems. One leafy stem is illustrated next to the main flower stalk.

I scanned the original images from a set of books in my collection. The books are titled Familiar Garden Flowers, circa 1897, by F. Edward Hulme.

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New in my Etsy shop this week is a printable layered paper pack. I created each paper in the set with scans of vintage book pages, documents, letters and ephemera.

Preview image is linked to my shop.

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The vintage photo and wedding invitation below were included with an antique bride’s book I purchased online a few months ago.

The sepia-toned photograph features a young mother sitting close to a table where her baby is seated. The mother is cradling the baby with her right arm extended behind his back and holding a toy in front of the baby with her other hand. Gathered from the information within the bride’s book (including the wedding invitation below), the woman’s name was Elizabeth Gertrude Hays. She was married to Victor Critchet Smith in New Carlisle, Indiana, in 1908.

The wedding invitation included with the bride’s book reads as follows:

“Mr. and Mrs. Henry Busscher
announce the marriage of their daughter
Elizabeth Gertrude Hays
to
Victor Critchet Smith
on Thursday, the tenth of September
one thousand nine hundred and eight
in New Carlisle, Indiana

A small card was with the invitation. I assume it may have been presented to announce a reception, gift opening, or other post-wedding ceremony celebration. The card itself was well preserved by an outer, semi-transparent, textured paper, that is now aged and grungy.

The simple card, removed from the grungy protective cover, reads:

“At Home
after September the fifteenth
New Carlisle, Indiana”

Perhaps the card was simply to indicate the newly married couple could be visited at their home after September the fifteenth.

In addition to the vintage photo and wedding invitation, two or three interesting letters from “Grandma” were included with the antique bride’s book. I plan to share those letters with you another time.

The antique bride’s book I purchased was published in 1904. Most of the pages were unused. I listed a set of 18 pages from the book to my Etsy shop about a month ago.

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New in my Etsy shop this week is printable collage sheet of five handwritten vintage recipe cards. The individual cards, separated from the white background of the collage sheet, are also included in the listing.

Preview image is linked to my shop.

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One of the items I purchased from our large, local annual antique show and sale two weeks ago was an antique ledger. Today I’m sharing four scanned pages from the ledger with you.

The ledger belonged to a man named Augustus Terry Clarke. Because of references in the ledger to locations such as London, England, and Aberdeen, I believe Mr. Clarke lived in the United Kingdom. Also, the currency Mr. Clarke used for his financial ledger entries was pounds, shillings and pence.

The ledger includes entries for the years 1832, 1833, 1834 and 1835. It is filled with fascinating financial details below handwritten calligraphy headings, such as: Books and Binding, Cash Payed, Cutlery, Groceries, Haberdashery, Hardware, Perfumery, Postage and Parcels, Shoes and Boots, Silverplate Jewellery, Stationery, Sundries, Tailoring, and Travelling Expenses.

If you are interested in working with (or simply enjoying) more pages from this wonderful antique ledger, I listed a scanned set of 20 additional pages to my Etsy shop this week.

Preview image is linked to my shop.

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The three vintage locomotive book pages below feature a partial but detailed description of locomotives (powered rail vehicles for pulling trains) in the early 1900s. An illustration is included on each of the pages.

The first page includes an illustration of a large locomotive with a man, small in comparison, standing beside it. Below the illustration is the description of a modern locomotive (modern in 1922). The description reads, “The illustration is that of a locomotive over seventy-five feet long, which weights 212 ½ tons. A man six feet tall and wearing a silk hat can stand erect in the smaller end of the boiler. A barrel could be placed within one of the cylinders. Fewer than ninety years of development lie between the above monster and the “Rocket” of 1829.”

You can read an interesting article and see an illustration of the Rocket, which was chosen as the best design to power the railway in 1829, on Wikipedia here.

The second page below includes two side-view sketches of the locomotive with numbers attached to the various parts. A list of the names of the corresponding numbered parts of the locomotive is included below the sketches.  

The third of the vintage locomotive book pages that I scanned includes an illustration of the rear of the locomotive. The numbered parts correspond to the names of the parts listed on the previous page. The page also includes information on the structure and efficiency of the electric locomotive.

I scanned the original vintage locomotive book pages from an encyclopedia in my collection that was published in the United States in 1922.
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New in my Etsy shop this week is set #8 in my series of vintage variety ephemera packs. Printable digital collage sheet pages and individual images are all included.

Preview image is linked to my shop.

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This floral Victorian card features a beautiful illustration of two white flowers in full bloom on thorny stems with plenty of leaves. Two flower buds are illustrated to the left of one of the white flowers and a ladybug is crawling on the leaf below the same flower. The message, on the lower right corner of the card is: Thou Art Ever Dear to Me.

I purchased the floral Victorian card last weekend at our large annual antique show and sale. It was a long but super fun day going through the rows upon rows of tables set up with antique treasures!

Here are pictures of the other items I bought that day. The open book in the first photo below is a ledger dating back to 1832 – 1835. The black book in the background is a cookbook titled The Snow White Cook Book. It was published in 1892.

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New in my Etsy shop this week is a coffee dyed printable Victorian Ladies Fashion paper pack. A vintage ladies’ fashion image is included on the left and on the right of each page. I have also included the digital stamped images on a white background, to be printed on the paper of your choice.

Preview image is linked to my Etsy shop.

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This vintage illustration features a group of hare and rabbits in a small clearing in the woods.

Here is a black and white clip art version of the hare and rabbits.

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New in my Etsy shop this week is a set of vintage wedding book pages. I scanned the pages from a bride’s book that was published in 1904.

Preview image is linked to my shop.

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