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Ed you need to load some more images of your great collection for us to enjoy.  Thanks, Bob

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Benefits of AACA Membership.

I think this is an amateurish Packard sign I purchased 40 years ago because I liked it and still do. Probably minimal value. 15 by 28 in

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Yes indeed, there are some regulars here, and I know lots of lookers that I'm trying to get hooked, but they don't really spend much time on a computer or would rather just look.

Terry

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I have been busy turning a carousel panel into something Automobillia related, but I don’t think it’s quite what you meant...

 

Of course the book “The Traveling Bears in the East and West” Where this center image was on its cover does fall into the category...

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I’m going to stretch the automobilia theme by saying we used to use film to photograph our antique cars. Acquired these from Australia in the early 90’s. Rarely seen in the US. Agfa “Girl” and Agfa “Boy”. SS Porcelain on heavy steel. 28 by 48 in. Because of shipping expense I shipped them by marine freight. They were lost for 6 months and then one day I got a call to pick them up at a freight terminal in Kansas City  

By the way how do you rotate a photo on this forum. Every once in a while this happens to me. Thanks 

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, Robert G. Smits said:

Mark what are your plans for the carousel panel?


We bought it 28 years ago and have moved it with us four times - it went from barn to barn but without a vision it never got done. We came close to donating it to a charity last summer, a carousel we helped years ago by letting them copy the castings on the rounding board itself, but just visiting that carousel now it was finished got my wife interested in it again and started my working on it... we are going to mount it in our home and keep it with a horse we also bought at that sale. 
 

Terry was hit up for a car print picture to reproduce but I always liked the bears image and decided to just go with it...

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Mark, that's great!

That image is perfect and has a great story behind it too. 

Teddy bears were first born in 1902. After a famous hunting trip in which President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt refused to shoot a defenseless bear, Washington Post political cartoonist Clifford Berryman drew a cute and lovable bear and the “teddy bear" became an instant icon. The first teddy bear was made by toymaker Morris Michtom and his company, the Ideal Toy Company.  They actually received permission from President Roosevelt to call the toy "Teddy's bear."

The Roosevelt Bears, Their Travels and Adventures was written by Seymour Eaton. It first appeared as a serialized story in newspapers in 1905. In 1906, the story was published in book form.

Illustrated in color and black-and-white by V. Floyd Campbell, the tale follows two bears, Teddy-B and Teddy-G, as they leave their western home and take a train east to see the sights. As their journey continues, the two bears become more and more famous ― newspapers write about them, crowds wait to see them, and eager citizens follow their exploits.

 

The image appeared in many forms, including this fabulous ceramic pitcher, with several scenes from the book, including the one with the bears and an automobile.  This pitcher belongs in any serious collection of early automobilia.

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Years ago I gave that larger illustrated book to my mother for Christmas since the one I have had the better cover graphics. Many Of these books have been cut up for the artwork and I actually bought a print from a book to get the sharpest image possible to blow up in the vinyl print used for the panel. Search eBay for the Roosevelt bears brings up many of them.

 

I have been looking for one of those pitchers for many years, it was one thing that my mother always wanted too... I believe there’s a small cream pitcher As well as the larger water pitcher.

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Terry thanks for the history lesson. I have probably purchased fifty of these over the years for kid and grandkids and was never aware of the back story. The breath of knowledge on this forum amazes me

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