Official Poster Stamps of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition San Francisco California 1915 AP283

"Little Heralds of the Wonders of the Exposition". 37 poster stamps. The poster stamp was an advertising label, a little larger than most postage stamps, that originated in the mid-19th century and quickly became a collecting craze, growing in popularity up until World War One and then declining by World War Two until they are now ...

Monterey (for Bullocks Wilshire) Prohibition Bar c.1932 SOLD F787

We acquired this Prohibition Bar from the original family that bought it new (in 1932) through Bullocks Wilshire. Called a Prohibition Bar, since it was designed (with a wink) to conceal its true purpose and function while masquerading as an ordinary cabinet, this piece and its ingenious brothers found favor even after the repeal of ...

Original Calendar Art Mock-up 1937: “Packages Sell Products” SOLD P621

Commercial art at its most appealing, skillfully executed in the most flamboyant deco style, this watercolor original for a Standard Paper Box Corporation of Los Angeles promotional calendar for 1937 is one of two we have acquired (the other being P620). Absolute knockout example of American Streamline. Artist unknown. The nightmare quality of the repeated identical ...

Original Calendar Art Mock-up 1937: “Packages TOO Should Anticipate The Future” SOLD P620

Commercial art at its most appealing, skillfully executed in the most flamboyant deco style, this watercolor original for a Standard Paper Box Corporation of Los Angeles promotional calendar for 1937 is one of two we have acquired (P621 is its mate). Absolute knockout example of American Streamline. Artist unknown. A futuristic vision: dreams of high-life and ...