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04582-M1195LUEH- Catalogue- THE MODEL PUBLISHING CO., Chicago, IL. ca 1930. The Model Illustrated Catalogue of Prospectors Instruments Tools And Supplies. Magnetic Dipping Needles, Prospectors Spades, Picks, Knives, Augers, Earth Magnifying Glasses. Gee-whiz books for the credulous on underground treasures, prospectors guides & manuals, black magic, comic speeches, mock trials, how to box, lovers' secrets, ethnic jokes, dream directory, recipes/formulas, wizard's manual, get rich schemes, much more. Lucky gazing crystals, novelties, mystic rings, Gypsy fortune telling cards, lodestones, hair straightener, seals, etc. The books are generally cheap, the hardware and instruments considerably overpriced. Case in point is the so-called "Prospectors' Earth Magnifier," a simple magnifying glass worth no more than a dollar at the time, offered here for $5.00 to $7.50 depending on size.  Well illustrated, 2-color covers, very good condition. 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” x 57pp. $58.00


00200-B0990EAEE- Brochure- HAGSTROM CO. NY, NY. ca late 1950s. Sales brochure of decorative maps for every purpose. Treasure Hunter’s, Mother Goose, Cape Cod, Folklore Music, Religious, Sportsmen’s, World of Stamps, Game Birds, Miscellaneous Maps of the World and many others. Over 20” x 17” when unfolded. Color one side. On heavy paper stock. Good condition. 10” x 8-1/2” x 8pp. $12.00


00698-B0990ERLK- Book- COINSHOOTING: HOW AND WHERE TO DO IT (USING A METAL DETECTOR EFFECTIVELY), H. Glenn Carson, Johnson Pub Co., Boulder, CO. 1973, Illustrated. 5-1/2" x 8˝" x 64pp Pb. $17.00


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