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  1. When I first dug this out I was able to find another one, either for sale or sold, don't remember. That was six years ago, and now I can't find another one. Anyone seen one? Anyone need this one?
  2. The Model T forum seems a bit anemic, so I thought I'd share this here. I have 6 Ford service letters from a dealership in Denver, PA, sent to Ford car owners from November 1925 through April 1926, numbered "Service letter number one" through "service letter number six". Each letter is three pages, top stapled, and covers everyday topics for keeping your car well maintained and avoiding troubles. I couldn't find any other service letters like this out there, and I'm wondering if this was something the dealership created on their own? Do they have any value?
  3. This nearly new condition 1934 "Know the thrill of driving the new Ford V-8" foldout brochure didn't strike me as something that would be scarce, but it seems to be. A blog post on The Henry Ford website indicates it was given out at the Chicago World's Fair, and there are a few reprints out there, but that's about it. There are five separate panels that fold out from 9" x 5-1/2" to a handsome 18" x 22-1/2" display poster. Anyone else have one of these? This one's available, no idea what to ask without any comps, value is subjective.
  4. I have this original 1913 Victor W. Page gas engine diagnostic chart / poster: "Location of Gasoline Engine Troubles Made Easy A Comprehensive Exposition of the Common Derangements That Interfere With Efficient Operation of All Types of Four-Cycle Internal Combustion Motors" 1913, Arranged by Victor W. Page, Printed by The Norman W. Henley Publishing Co., 132 Nassau St., New York It measures 38 x 24, crisp and clean, came from a hoarder estate I cleaned out some years back, everything there was stashed away when originally received new. I may be the first to open it since it was mailed out in 1913 LOL. I'm interested in selling it, but I'll be darned if I can find another one out there, either for sale or sold, anywhere. There are two copies in university library collections, and that's it. I'm stumped too, because it seems Victor Page was a prolific author and authority on gas engines of all kinds for at least a decade, and his books are everywhere. Any thoughts on value would be appreciated, if anyone knows of sale or auction records for an identical copy please chime in. Does the AACA have one?
  5. I have this original 1913 Victor W. Page gas engine diagnostic chart / poster: "Location of Gasoline Engine Troubles Made Easy A Comprehensive Exposition of the Common Derangements That Interfere With Efficient Operation of All Types of Four-Cycle Internal Combustion Motors" 1913, Arranged by Victor W. Page, Printed by The Norman W. Henley Publishing Co., 132 Nassau St., New York It measures 38 x 24, crisp and clean, came from a hoarder estate I cleaned out some years back, everything there was stashed away when originally received new. I may be the first to open it since it was mailed out in 1913 LOL. I'm interested in selling it, but I'll be darned if I can find another one out there, either for sale or sold, anywhere. There are two copies in university library collections, and that's it. I'm stumped too, because it seems Victor Page was a prolific author and authority on gas engines of all kinds for at least a decade, and his books are everywhere. Any thoughts on value would be appreciated, if anyone knows of sale or auction records for an identical copy please chime in. Does the AACA have one?
  6. So after some discussion with a couple folks I'm curious - do people here think this catalog is more of a stationary engine collectible or an automobile collectible? I heard good arguments for both sides, but my take is that this is one of the earliest catalogs featuring an Olds "horseless carriage", whereas there are multiple examples of catalogs and pamphlets devoted exclusively to Olds stationary engines. Thoughts?
  7. I'm going to make this rare piece of Olds history available for sale, but I want to see what the level of interest is here first. If interest is high enough, I will post for sale here, accepting offers, and pledging a percentage of the final sale price to the AACA. I posted some of this information originally in the Olds section five years ago, and have updated it as research continued: "1899 Olds Gasoline Engine Works trade catalog, featuring the Olds "horseless carriage" (pre curved dash) alongside their line of stationary gas engines. Measures 6" x 9", 40 pp. illustrated, printed on paper and staple-bound. The back of the book features quotes from satisfied customers, dating from 1898 through March 13, 1899. This would presume that the catalog was produced in late March or early April of 1899. With the merger of the Olds Gasoline Engine Works and the Olds Motor Vehicle Company on May 8, 1899, this catalog would have been only lightly distributed, and almost instantly obsolete. Dealers who received it would have been instructed to dispose of it, and as of this writing (March 2018) no other copies are known to exist. UPDATE 12/9/2018 - I have found possible references to archived (boxed in stacks storage) copies of this catalog at Yale Libraries and the Smithsonian collections. Otherwise, no recorded sales, offerings or references have been found since searches began in 2013." You can view scans of the entire catalog at https://goo.gl/photos/mnx6XwJSXXf7eNQp8 High resolution scans are also available... not sure what to ask for those. I have held off on putting this catalog up for sale, and planned to hold onto it for a few more years (or longer), but my wife's health issues, and our 1700's farmhouse's health issues together have changed the agenda. Thanks for looking and I'm looking forward to your feedback.
  8. Well it took a little while, but I finally had a chance to scan the whole book. Every page that isn't blank is here, low-res version for your viewing enjoyment. https://goo.gl/photos/mnx6XwJSXXf7eNQp8
  9. Wow Steve, that's a very generous offer. I sent you a PM.