Quotes from the British novelist and social critic, Charles John Huffam Dickens, became the subject of a series of calendars produced by Raphael Tuck & Sons. The company sold pictures, greeting cards, and later, post cards to which they are credited with contributing to the “postcard boom” of the late 1890s and early 1900s.
The first Dickens calendar was published in 1896. Each month page of the calendar illustrates a quote from Charles Dickens. The individual pages are secured on two rings through pre-punched holes.
Dickens is also known for his iconic hairstyles as evidenced on the January page of the 1896 calendar.
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In 1925, Spinet House of London and Sunripe Cigarettes produced a series of 50 train cards commemorating 100 years of trains. The tobacco cards include 50 individual photos documenting the centenary evolution of trains as well as dignitaries of the time. The cards are numbered with descriptions on the backs of the cards. This collection advertises Sunripe’s “extra size” cigarettes that were sold with or without cork tips.
A collection of 43 of the 50 vintage cards is for sale here.
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Colonel Sellers is a character who first made an appearance in Mark Twain’s novel, The Guilded Age, published in 1873. The Guilded Age is the only novel that was a written collaboration between Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner. The novel criticizes a period of gross materialism and blatant political corruption in U.S. history during the 1870s.
The Guilded Age gave rise to a play called Colonel Sellers who was portrayed by the actor John T. Raymond. This card was a picture taken of the actor during a performance in Dubuque, Indiana, in June of 1879. The gilt card is in fine condition.
There are numerous other cards depicting John T. Raymond in our collection including Between the Acts and Bravo Cigarettes. This is one of a set of over 500 cards issued between 1880 and 1892.
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Get in the Christmas spirit with holiday-themed throw pillows that are unique and colorful.
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I Believe in Christmas Cookies: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BG9BF8P1
If You’ll Be Naughty I’ll Be Nice: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BHRSFML7
Christmas Poinsettia: https://amzn.to/3i2CWCE
Happy Holly Days Peas on Earth: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BLCX613W
Christmas Tree of Books: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BG41HY7C
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Why should we strive to overcome the horror of being one of the “unread”? There are innumerable benefits to reading including:
- improving your mental acuity
- increasing your vocabulary and comprehension
- enables a rested mind for better sleep
- reduces stress
- improves focus and concentration
- lowers blood pressure and heart rate
- fights depression symptoms
- learning to empathize with other people
- prevents cognitive decline as you age
- provides topics for discussion with friends and family
Carry a tote filled with books to separate yourself from being one of the unread!
The Unread Tee
The Unread Book Tote
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Books are always a great option for Christmas gifting!
And to complement your book purchases, how about this Christmas Tree of Books!
Check out these other print-on-demand Christmas themed products:
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Freshly published, a new hiking journal! Record your experiences hiking the USA’s National Scenic Trails. Make it a challenge to complete all 11 trails! Cover photo is from Cave Spring at milepost 308 of the Natchez Trace.
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Back by popular demand, our book-themed note cards are printed on-demand. A set of 7 is available which contains a collection of 7 different Mark Twain quotes.
Various Sets of 5 contain the same 5 cards. Choose from specific Mark Twain quotes or classic book covers.
Perfect for any occasion. Send your bookish friends a unique greeting card!
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Lauran Southern is a documentary filmmaker and now a children’s book author. Her first Book, Henry the Sheepdog & The Wolf of Mossville, is a timely story with a message similar to one we’ve heard from Mark Twain; a lie has the chance to get all around the world before the truth can get its pants on. Appropriate for age 7+.
Lauran’s latest book, The ABC’s of Morality, is geared toward the same age group, but strives to teach us all how to think for ourselves.
Classic Mark Twain wit shines through in this funny quote related to telling fish stories. Yes, you better make sure you don’t tell your whopper of a fish story to someone who knows the area where you fished!
Purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08X971BJV
Also available on Teepublic: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/22552334-do-not-tell-fish-stories-famous-american-author-qu?store_id=207964
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