04808-M0396EEOS- Letter- R. H. LANCE, Mifflinburg, PA. May 26, 1890. Dealer In Granite And Marble Monuments And Headstones, Marble and Slate Mantles of every description. Quotes in ink "...a set of Lomb (lime) stone like the old fokes (folks)..all put up fondusion (foundation) and compleat (complete).." (sic).  Very nice head of shepherd w/lamb graphic & decorative typography. Excellent condition. 8" x 10-1/2". $28.00


02396-M0294LKHS- MORTICIAN’S DRESSING CASE. ca 1900. We usually don’t offer items like this (and it’s unlikely we will ever offer another), but since we had to buy it to get other items, perhaps someone may have a need for it. It’s briefcase size and originally had all the items necessary to groom and present the deceased for the funeral. This type outfit was a stock item in the trade for many years and is pictured and described in the Derma Surgery catalogue previously listed. Some original items are missing and some have probably been added. The awkward punctuation in catalogue description makes it difficult to tell just what all is supposed to be present, but those items present include: Celluloid shoe horn, ivory handled shoe button hook, straight razor, large tweezers, wood handled curling iron, celluloid handled nail file, smaller file in a leather case, two nickel plated boxes of hairpins, celluloid box of collar studs, celluloid box of rouge powder, small tin of antiseptic hand cleaner, small tin of white grease paint, small celluloid box of some sort of salve (looks like vaseline, maybe pomade), cylindrical celluloid box of cotton, two small brass tubes of lipstick, celluloid box of eye caps, celluloid box of safety and straight pins, hairbrush w/ ebony wood handle, celluloid box of white powder, two combs. Items apparently missing include shaving brush & soap, strop, alcohol lamp, small whisk broom, eye forceps, small scissors. We’ll include a photocopy of the ad from the catalogue with this item. The case has seen better days. It’s dove-tailed wood & composition, originally covered with artificial leather but leather is gone and case has been painted black like original leather. Catch/lock works fine, metal corners all present. Leather grip deteriorated. Base and top have been tacked to frame along back. Nameplate missing. Overall dimensions: 17" L x 11-1/2" D x 3-1/2" H (briefcase size). All.  $154.00


02391-M0294ESLS- Book- THE ECKELS-GENUNG METHOD AND PRACTICAL EMBALMER: A PRACTICAL & COMPREHENSIVE TREATISE ON EMBALMING TOGETHER WITH A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF THE ANATOMY AND CIRCULATION OF THE HUMAN BODY. Ed by Howard S. Eckels, Ph. G., dean Eckels College of Embalming and Sanitary Science, Philadelphia, PA, and Charles A Genung, Practical Undertaker and Embalmer, Waterloo, NY. Pub by Press of H. S. Eckels & Co, Phila, PA., 1925. Illustrated, indexed, appendix of "Things Worth Remembering". Student inscription on endpaper dated 1933. Textured hardback. Very good condition. 6" x 8-3/4" x 290pp. $85.00


02403-M0294EEE- Form- ECKELS COLLEGE OF EMBALMING CASE RECORD, n.p. (They were in Philadelphia), ca 1930. Single 8-1/2" x 11" unused form for student use with cadaver work-up. Very detailed. Folded, excellent condition. $8.00


02404-M0294EEE- Poster- H. S. ECKELS & CO. no place given. (They were in Philadelphia), ca 1930. Large poster on parchment-like paper in red ink. Reproduction of Original Arterial System. "The human heart and great blood vessels with the entire arterial system." This may have been with a life-sized training aid originally. Folded. Very good condition. 11" x 14-1/2". $12.00


02393-M0294ESLS- Book- ECKELS’ ANATOMICAL AID, Published by H. S. Eckels, Phila, PA, ca 1920s, used by student in 1933. Large portfolio enclosed in textured leather-like hardback case with nickel plated lock, containing a complete set of color diagramatic plates showing entire human system. Printed on heavy linen-backed paper, hinged to case. Has seventy-five special hinged designs, locked in place by a little nickel-plated turn button, showing regions of body most interesting to embalmer. Another plate shows complete arterial system. A number of plates also show cross sections of various parts of the human body and illustrate exact position of all the principal veins and arteries. Main color plates, all of which have these numerous hinged overlays, include The Body; The Head; The Eye & Ear; The Skeleton; Muscles, Veins, Arteries & Nerves; Nervous System; Arm & Leg. Cover label gilt embossed. You really have to see this to appreciate it. A real work of art and rare in this great condition! 11-1/2 x 15-1/4". $300.00


02394-M0294EESLS- Notebook- EMBALMING STUDENTS NOTEBOOK, 1933. A completely full 3-ring binder with copious typed (some handwritten) notes on Anatomy, Pathology, Sanitary Science, Physiology, Circulation, State Board Questions, Bacteria and Technique, Examination of Urine, Staphylococcus, Colon Typhoid, etc. Soiled binder, contents very good condition. Over 200 sheets. $30.00


05280-M0996EUERE- Book- FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL-PARK ASSOC, Glendale, CA. 1944. Large folio presentation entitled "Pictorial Forest Lawn". Beautiful maroon, embossed, leather-like flexible covers. Tipped-on reproduction of an oil by William Bouguereau (1825-1905)- "Song of the Angels". Color & b/w pictures of the statuary, buildings, rooms, grounds, etc. w/text. Last pg is "Forest Lawn Facts". Stats show 81,465 property owners and approx 5,000 interments per year as of 1943. Near mint. 10-1/2" x 14-1/2" x 80pp. $58.00


07400-M1010EEEE- Catalogue- THE CLARK GRAVE VAULT COMPANY, Columbus, Ohio, presented by Burris Funeral Home (This funeral home has been through a couple of owners through the years and is now Hood Funeral Home), Crossville, Tennessee, Copyright 1968. Booklet titled My Duty. Encouragement, advice, prose, and poetry to bereaved family and friends at death of loved one. Last seven pages present product line of Clark metal grave vaults. No prices. Well presented on card stock paper. Very light handling soil on white cover, otherwise excellent condition. 5”x 7-1/2”x 32pp. $26.00 Pictures


05131-M0696EEE- Broadsheet- BAXLEY-DeLAMAR MONUMENTS, INC., Benton and Little Rock, AR. ca 1976. Twelve-panel brochure unfolds to 11" x 17" broadsheet. Features 32 grave monuments. Nice illustrations. Coated stock. Outside panel has light foxing. $22.00


01085-M0292EEEE- Flier- IN REMEMBRANCE MEMORIAL DESIGNS. Nicely done three color flier of granite gravestones on parchment pattern paper. No location. This is a generic piece to be imprinted by the dealer for handout and mailing. This one is unused and has about forty stone styles with various designs. Judging from the inscription samples, this is dated ca 1977. Letter folded, printed both sides. 9" x 12". $22.00



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