John K. King Used & Rare Books

John K. King Used & Rare Books

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Two Black-and-White Photos of a Mid-1950s Studebaker Coupe more books like this

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Publisher: Michigan. Date published: nd (mid 1950s)

Description: 3.5 x 4.5, printed on Kodak Velox paper. Light curling/scratches else good. One photo shows a close-up of the rear side view and one further away shows a side view only, parked outside an old warehouse. Two tone, Studebaker name but no logo on the trunk, Michigan license plate visible but not the date. Found in a collection of items from a Detroit family. Sold as a lot. Read More

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Maxwell Touring Car. Raffle Ticket From University of Detroit Alumni Fair more books like this

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Publisher: Detroit. Date published: May, 1920.

Description: 1.75 x 3, browned with pencil note on reverse. Scarce ticket for early auto raffle. Read More

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From Horses to Horsepower. Vol. II. the Second 50 Years 1946-1996 more books like this

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: (McVey Marketing and Advertising: Flint) Date published: (1996).

Description: Illus, 11x8.5", pictorial wraps, 112 pages, a bit worn. Read More

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Postcard "Cunard R.M.S. 'Queen Elizabeth' ". Postmarked Southampton Paquebot 8 May 1956 more books like this

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Description: In color, 3.5 x 5.5, postally used, light soiling/corner creasing else very good. Shows the Queen Elizabeth at sea. The message written on reverse: "Dear Friend, Had 2 days rough seas but kept well. Will land early Tuesday a.m. Tides will cause us to wait-was due to land Monday. Having a very interesting time. Something doing continual, and I'm getting relaxed and rested. More later..." Read More

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Steel...and the Auto Industry more books like this

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Binding: Paperback

Description: (Detroit 1967). Illus, 13 x 10", self prictorial wraps, (16)pp, maybe a little soil & wear else vg. A reprint from Ward's Quarterly. Multiple copies available. Read More

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Comic Drawn Color Postcard Showing Gentleman Holding Door of an Electric Car for a Lady Dressed in Yellow Riding Clothes, With Caption: "With Joy I'D Be Electrified, If You Would Take Me for a Ride! " more books like this

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Description: Postally used in 1915, minor creases, soil & edge wear. The line should work today if you have a hybrid Prius. Read More

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"We Think Ahead to Keep You Out Front" more books like this

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Binding: Paperback

Description: Chicago & Annapolis n.d. (circa 1970s). Illus, oblong 8.5 x 11", stapled wraps, (8)pp, a bit yellowed & worn. Promotional brochure for this sail maker. Read More

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G-S "Geschwa" Shock Absorbers more books like this

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Description: The Post & Lester Co. : Hartford, Conn n.d. (circa 1920). 1 sheet, 4pp with 2 illus. Read More

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Token "General Motors Builds Its First 50 Million Cars" and on the Other Side "Body By Fisher 1908 1954" With Image of Fisher Body Coach more books like this

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Description: 1.25", copper colored. Heavily darkened, pitted. The 50 millionth car rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line on November 23, 1954. As is. Read More

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Color Postcard of the Continental Motor Mfg. Co. of Detroit, "One of the Largest of the Accessory Plants Connected With the Automobile Industry." more books like this

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Publisher: Detroit Date published: 1915

Description: 3.5 x 5.5, postally used, edges and corners worn, creasing, soiling else good. Message in part: "Hello, Anna. Is this the one you mean? " "The Continental Motor Mfg. Co. is located at Jefferson Avenue East and Berzner Ave....More than fifty of these plants are located in the vicinity of Detroit, near at hand to the greatest market for their products." Read More

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Ward's Quarterly, Spring 1968. Vol 4, No. 1. more books like this

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Powers & Co: Detroit Date published: 1968

Description: 12 x 10.25, pict wraps, (80) pp, very minor wear else vg. Articles on Auto Racing and Petroleum. Read More

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Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. (Florida East Coast Railroad). more books like this

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Description: 100 shares issued Mar. 1985. Canceled with punch holes. Vignette with PA-1 diesel loco at top. Read More

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Union Pacific Corporation more books like this

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Description: 8 shares common, issued Fe. 1979. Canceled with punch holes. Allegory with three men representing railroading, science and industry. Read More

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Southern Railway Company more books like this

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Description: 100 shares common, issued June 1964. Canceled with punch holes. Nice vignette with scene of steel plant and diesel loco at top. Read More

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American Steamship Company more books like this

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Description: NY n.d. 9x11.5", black and orange with vignette of Great Lakes freighter John J. Boland, unissued, v.g. Read More

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Marquis Mercury Monterey Mercury Marauder Mercury Cyclone Mercury Montego Mercury Cougar Lincoln-Mercury Leads the Way Into the '70'S. more books like this

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Ford Motor Company: np (Dearborn) Date published: 1970

Description: Color illustr, oblong 8.25 x 10.5, stapled wraps, unpag. Covers and contents have creasing and soiling else good. A few 1970s graphics "accompany" the cars. Read More

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Operator's Manual for 1950 Chevrolet Light, Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks more books like this

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Chevrolet Motor Division: Detroit Date published: 1950

Description: Illustr, 8.25 x 5.25, printed stapled wraps, 99 pp + lubrication record. Covers have light wear, soiling and rubbing, rear cover creased, missing small piece of lower spine, contents have light soiling and a few creased corners else good. FIRST EDITION. Read More

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"the Automotive Industry, American Art That Has Revolutionized Methods in Manufacturing and Transformed Transportation" Article in the National Geographic Magazine, Vol. Xliv, No. 4, October 1923 more books like this

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: The National Geographic Society: Washington, DC Date published: 1923

Description: Photos, ads, 10 x 7, printed wraps, pp 337-454 + ads, covers worn and soiled, old ink price on front cover, bottom of spine chipping, contents toned but still usable. Also, a couple of articles on earthquakes and one on Japan. Whole issue present. Read More

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Black and White Postcard Showing an American Airlines Prop Plane Flying "...Over the Flowering Desert of Arizona..." more books like this

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Publisher: np Date published: nd (c. 1938).

Description: Oblong 3.5 x 5.5, full image on recto, verso with printed caption and pencil message, postmarked Oklahoma City 1938. Plane is identified as "...one of American Airlines giant Skysleepers..." Some wear and yellowing otherwise nice. Read More

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Ticket Sleeve for the Junkers Ju 52/Berlin Tempelhof more books like this

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Publisher: Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Foundation: Berlin Date published: nd (1980s? )

Description: Illustr, oblong 4 x 9, opens up to 4 x 17.5, creased, light chipping, passenger's name filled in else good. From the ticket sleeve: "This airplane was one of nearly 5, 000 built by the Junkers company in Dessau...It was put into service by the old Luft Hansa in April 1936." The plane went through several owners, including the German air force during WWII and was inoperable by the early 1960s. It was acquired by first one restorer and then another restorer who happened to be aviation expert ... Read More

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Typed Letter on Hupmobile Stationery to Cartier Auto Co. of Ludington, Michigan, With Stamped Signature of the Hupp Accountant, J.H. Allen, Regarding the Payment of Cartier's Invoice more books like this

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Publisher: Detroit Date published: August 10, 1917.

Description: 11 x 8.5, fold creased, very faint light spotting else good/very good. With knowledge gained from working at Oldsmobile and Ford, Robert Hupp started the Hupp Motor Car Company in 1908. He founded various companies in order to supply better quality materials for his cars. Hupp consolidated his companies in 1910. He wished to expand the company against the wished of the company officers so he sold his stock in the company to them and planning to produce another Hupmobile through the company. The ... Read More

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Wind, Sand and Stars: an Appreciation more books like this

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: np Date published: nd (1939? )

Description: 8 x 5.5, stapled wraps, (8) pp, covers a bit worn and soiled with one cover corner crease, contents toned. A reprint from The Saturday Review of Literature. Read More

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Envelope and Letterhead From the Chateau Frontenac, a Canadian Pacific Hotel more books like this

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Publisher: Quebec Date published: nd (1930s? )

Description: Envelope is 3.5 x 6, with the hotel name on the flap, letterhead is 10.5 x 8 with the hotel's image in the upper left corner and "Canadian Pacific Hotels" to its right. Both have light soiling and wear, letterhead has fold creases else good. Read More

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Community Jubilee Rally. Sunday June 9 Briggs Stadium more books like this

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Detroit Automotive Golden Jubilee Committee: Detroit Date published: nd (1946)

Description: Cover illust, 8.75 x 5.5, wraps, 4 pp. Spine torn at top and bottom, light creasing and wear, toning, offsetting inside else good. "Closing Program of the Detroit Automotive Golden Jubilee Celebration Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Raising of the American Flag over the Detroit Area and 50 Years of Automotive Progress. " Valter Poole conducted the Golden Jubilee Symphony Orchestra, various choral groups performed (complete listing on the back cover), and speeches by Walter Reuther, ... Read More

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"Hydroplane Landing in Front of the Royal Palm, Miami, Florida. " more books like this

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Publisher: Miami Date published: nd (1920s? )

Description: Color, 3.5 x 5.5, postally unused, light soiling and creasing else very good. Published by The Crandon-Hunter Co., Miami, Fla. Read More

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