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    Postage Rates Increased 1/27

    Hi Terry, You are correct, in that the AACA Library eBay Store's prices were adjusted to reflect the current situation with shipping rates going up. Our previous pricing was no longer sustainable under the new rates. There was another good reason for the change, in that it clears up some confusion over eBay's "add to cart" button. A lot of people choose buy-it-now, which requires immediate payment on each individual item. Leaving everything with free shipping clears that part up. I am currently working on revising all the listings, so that sales literature and photographs will have free shipping - with bulk order discounts. eBay has a tiered pricing system, in which we can set it up so that anyone buying more than one item can receive a discount on a sliding scale. ie: Buy one of more photos, get 15% off your order. Buy two or more, get 20% off your order. It simplifies the workflow. I don't know if we will be doing this with the books yet, as Media Mail is already fairly cheap. If someone wants to buy multiple photos in person or over the phone, we are happy to go buy the old price, plus shipping. For eBay, we had to change the listings to what would be more practical and, these days, free shipping has become the norm with many online retailers. Best Regards, Matthew Hocker Assistant Librarian
  2. January is a time for resolutions, and we are set on clearing out our stash of extra items! We are currently running an eBay auction of 260 pieces of automotive literature, including the likes of 1950s Porsche brochures, prewar owner's manuals, rare dealer data books, and much more. The auctions will be ending from Sunday through next Thursday. You can find the full run of our auction listings by clicking here. There are some really stellar items for sale, and we would like to see them go to good homes! This weekend, local antique mall Black Swan Antiquities will be running their 2nd anniversary sale, with deals of up to 20% off storewide. The AACA Library booth will be participating with discounts of 20% off. Their address, phone number, and hours of operation can be found via their Facebook page.
  3. mhocker

    Wisconsin Museum needs help to ID Duesenbergs

    Hi @Valerie Stabenow, thanks for your question. Please send any data you have to We also have a contact who keeps track of Duesenbergs throughout the world I might be able to put you in touch with. Have a good day.
  4. There are 15 AACA Library bookmobile kits left!
  5. Thanks for your continued business and for helping tidy up the booth when we're unable to be there. We fully restocked our booth on Friday!
  6. GET YOUR ’55 FOR $55! AACA Library’s “Build-a-Bookmobile” Custom LEGO Kit Honey I shrank the bookmobile! Now’s your chance to own a handheld version of the AACA Library’s 1955 Chevrolet bookmobile. Our custom LEGO kit was designed in-house and features seating for a minifigure, functional book box doors, shelving and monitors. Each kit is packaged in an attractive box with professionally printed building instructions and vinyl decals. QUANTITIES ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED (limit one per customer). This is a signed and numbered release of 55 sets, and they are selling fast. Around 20 units are left, and the kits with minifigures sold out in one day. Don’t delay, or you risk missing out on this unique holiday gift. Buy it now via the AACA online merchandise shop: Watch our demonstration video: 25% OFF SALE - AACA Library eBay Store: Holiday shopping for your favorite gearhead? From now through December 7th, we’re slashing prices on most items in our eBay store by 25%! The AACA Library eBay store is a great place to shop for automotive books, sales literature, and shop manuals. Books are just a small part of what we have to offer; you will find over 2,000 active buy-it-now listings, including reproduction factory photographs of various cars & trucks, vintage automotive sales literature, and more. Click here to view “buy-it-now” listings. 20% OFF SALE – AACA Library Booth at Black Swan Antiquities: On December 1st and 2nd, local antique mall Black Swan Antiquities will be running their annual “Christmas Cookie Celebration.” Cookies and snacks will be available to visitors all weekend, and there will be a mall-wide sale with many items being marked 15% to 20% off. The AACA Library booth will be participating, with all of our item prices lowered by 20%. Our booth will be stocked with automotive sales literature, books, racing programs, and even Hess trucks. For more information on the black swan, visit their website:
  7. Yesterday's yard sale fundraising event was a success. In a three hour period, we managed to raise $10,000! Thank you to everyone who came out and helped make this happen, including our wonderful team of volunteers. Their hard work and dedication help make this event possible. While this year's yard sale is over, we still have plenty of books for sale at the library. If you are looking for a good deal, you might want to head over to the antique mall, Black Swan Antiquities in nearby Palmyra. Black Swan has over 60 vendors, including the AACA Library. This week, all items in the AACA Library booth are on sale. From now through Saturday, Black Swan will have extended hours and will remain open from 10 AM through 7 PM. Click here to visit their website.
  8. @charlier, sorry to hear you won't be able to make it this year. Feel free to send us your "most wanted" list. When things start to wind down after Hershey week, I can have a look through our leftovers. (Unlike Thanksgiving leftovers, these leftovers are good year-round!)
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    Hershey 2018 thread in General Forum

    Thanks, @Peter J.Heizmann . I filled him in on the details.
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    Hershey 2018

    @AJFord54 , @46 woodie is correct. The AACA Library Yard sale will be held on Tuesday, October 9th and run from 4 to 7 PM. If you have been here before, you probably already know the drill. If you haven't and have any questions about it please send me a message or call the library. It'll be held at the same place as in previous years - at the AACA Library (501 West Governor Road, Hershey, PA 17033). Hope to see you there! We shared information on the Yard Sale via Antique Automobile magazine, AACA's online newsletter Speedster, our Facebook pages, etc. Word of mouth is also good, so please feel free to share this information with your friends if you'd like. ?
  11. The AACA Library & Research Center is gearing up for Hershey week. Time sure does fly! If you plan on attending and would like to do some research on your favorite car be sure to swing by, and we will get you started on your quest for automotive archaeology. Will you be joining us this week? We will have slightly extended hours next week: Mon.: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM Tue.: 8:00 AM-7:00 PM (4-7 PM Yard Sale) Wed.: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM Thu.: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM Fri.: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM Sat.: Closed 1929 Whippet Being Auctioned off at Library Tent: You can also find our tent on the Chocolate Field, North (space C3G), where you can check out the bookmobile and have your chance at owning a 1929 Whippet project car. The Whippet will be auctioned off in a sealed bid format, with proceeds benefitting the library. The bookmobile will also be stocked with some books for sale. Our 5th Annual Yard Sale Fundraising Event: It's back! If you collect automotive sales literature, the AACA Library Yard Sale is a great way to score some vintage car ephemera, including brochures, catalogs, manuals, automobilia, and even car parts. What's more, prices on a number of items have been slashed this year, and there will be plenty of good deals to be found. Make sure to come early to find the best deals! The event kicks off on Tuesday, October 9th and runs from 4 to 7 PM. Refreshments will be available for a suggested donation. We would like to extend a special thank you to our Yard Sale sponsors, J.C. Taylor Insurance, Universal Vintage Tire, and Karns Quality Foods! 1950 Chrysler eBay Auction Ends Tonight: Today is the final day to bid on the library's 1950 Chrysler Windsor Club Coupe. The auction ends tonight (October 2nd) at 7 PM EDT. eBay Auction
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    Thanks to the AACA Library for Shop Manual!

    @TexRiv_63, thanks for the "shout out." Glad to hear you were happy with your shop manual. We don't always get shop manuals in unused shape, but when we do we are happy to see them go to a good home. If anyone else is interested, we have plenty more shop manuals available through our eBay store! Click here to visit the AACA Library eBay store Have a good one!
  13. @nzcarnerd , it's definitely a liberty and based on the acetylene lamps it is a 2nd series (the 1st series used electric lamps). It looks like there are plenty of variations out there, so I'm not too sure of the date, so I'm putting it at circa 1918, though it could also be a 1919.
  14. Here is some material on the '16 Fairfield for reference.
  15. Thanks, @nzcarnerd . It's definitely a Marmon 34, and after looking at our Marmon book I have to agree. It is not easy to narrow things down on sight alone. Going off of memory, I remember reading that hood louvers were introduced in 1921, so it would be a circa 1916 to 1920. In 1918, the front windshield shape on the touring car was squared off, while the 1917 and prior were rounded. With the top up in the photos, it is very hard to tell which variation is we have here.