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JEWISH WELFARE BOARD POSTCARD – KEY TO A GENEALOGICAL TREASURE By John G. Sayers

JEWISH WELFARE BOARD POSTCARD –  KEY TO A GENEALOGICAL TREASURE    By John G. Sayers | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) postcards and ephemera represent a collecting field which continues to grow. This is the third article that I have prepared for The Ephemera Society of America in recent years!
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Original 'Star Wars' Storyboards Reveal Lost Obi-Wan Kenobi Scene, Early Leia ... - Huffington Post

Original 'Star Wars' Storyboards Reveal Lost Obi-Wan Kenobi Scene, Early Leia ... - Huffington Post | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
Original 'Star Wars' Storyboards Reveal Lost Obi-Wan Kenobi Scene, Early Leia ...
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Featuring more than 1,000 boards and sketches, 'Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy' is a visually stunning, must-have piece of memorabilia.
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Warhol’s Riot to Calder’s Fish Fuel $500 Million Auction - American Hard Assets

Warhol’s Riot to Calder’s Fish Fuel $500 Million Auction - American Hard Assets | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
Auction News: Major works by Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol and Mark Rothko are set to fuel Christie’s auction of postwar and contemporary art in New York next month with a target of $500 million.

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The Nymph Print // 1960s

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This is an iconic and original print by JH Lynch named The Nymph Cicra 1960. This is an original print which is on textured board which has then been

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This is an iconic and original print by JH Lynch named The Nymph Cicra 1960

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Wyatt Earp Colt .45 sells at auction

Wyatt Earp Colt .45 sells at auction | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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An incredible pisece of Americana history this item sold at auction recently for $225,000.

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Nice Star Wars Vintage Toys photos | Vintage Toys

Nice Star Wars Vintage Toys photos | Vintage Toys | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
A few nice star wars vintage toys images I found: Star Wars 'Vintage Collection' Image by simononly I LOVE these new vintage cardback figures! star wars (new !
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Kenner Vintage 1985 Star Wars POTF Ewok MOC

Kenner Vintage 1985 Star Wars POTF Ewok MOC | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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Uncommon 3.75" Action Figure MOC
Fair Market Value: $150.00 - $200.00

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Kenner Vintage 1983 Star Wars ROTJ 4-LOM MOC

Kenner Vintage 1983 Star Wars ROTJ 4-LOM MOC | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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Uncommon 3.75" Action Figure MOC

Fair Market Value: $65.00 - $85.00

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Movie Poster One Sheet Star Wars 1977 (Printer's Test)

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This is a Very Rare movie poster.

In Very Good - Fine condition

Fair Market Value is $2,000- $4,000

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Movie Poster One Sheet Beau Geste 1939

Movie Poster One Sheet Beau Geste 1939 | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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This is an ucommon movie poster.

In Good - Very Good condition

Fair Market Value is $2,600 - $7,000

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1979 Vintage Mego Star Trek Motion Picture U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Playset Mint in BOX

1979 Vintage Mego Star Trek Motion Picture  U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Playset Mint in BOX | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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1979 Vintage Mego Star Trek Motion Picture U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Playset Mint in BOX

 

Fair Market Value $360 - $450

 

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Vintage 1960's Hasbro GI Joe West Point cadet marching Helmet with chin strap.

Vintage 1960's Hasbro GI Joe West Point cadet marching Helmet with chin strap. | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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GI Joe West Point cadet marching Helmet with chin strap. Missing Plum

Fair Market Value $35 - $45 ($55 - $65 with plume)

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1967 Talking action sailor 12 inch G.I.Jo

1967 Talking action sailor 12 inch G.I.Jo | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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1967 Talking action sailor 12 inch G.I.Joe

Talking Fair Market Value $150 - $200 (VF - NM)

Non Talking Fair market Value $50 - $75

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Harvard discovers three of its library books are bound in human flesh

Harvard discovers three of its library books are bound in human flesh | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
There's something undeniably creepy about big, expansive libraries. The hushed whispers, the almost artificial quiet, and the smell of dusty tomes combine to create a surreal experience. But when it comes to creepy libraries, Harvard University might take the cake... you see, three of its books are bound in human skin.

A few years ago, three separate books were discovered in Harvard University's library that had particularly strange-looking leather covers. Upon further inspection, it was discovered that the smooth binding was actually human flesh... in one case, skin harvested from a man who was flayed alive. Yep, definitely the creepiest library ever.



As it turns out, the practice of using human skin to bind books was actually pretty popular during the 17th century. It's referred to as Anthropodermic bibliopegy and proved pretty common when it came to anatomical textbooks. Medical professionals would often use the flesh of cadavers they'd dissected during their research. Waste not, want not, I suppose.



Harvard's creepy books deal with Roman poetry, French philosophy,  and a treatise on medieval Spanish law for which the previously mentioned flayed skin was used. The book, Practicarum quaestionum circa leges regias… has a very interesting inscription inside, as The Harvard Crimson reports.


The book’s 794th and final page includes an inscription in purple cursive: ‘the bynding of this booke is all that remains of my dear friende Jonas Wright, who was flayed alive by the Wavuma on the Fourth Day of August, 1632. King Mbesa did give me the book, it being one of poore Jonas chiefe possessions, together with ample of his skin to bynd it. Requiescat in pace.’


According to Director of University Libraries Sidney Verba '53, there might even be more of the creepy flesh-books out there, but while it's possible to touch the three identified books in Harvard's rare book room, the librarians aren't exactly fond of all the attention they've received lately, for obvious reasons. In fact, they've made it a point not to actively seek any more macabre volumes.



If you decide to head to Harvard and check out the books for yourself, do us a favor - just don't read them out loud. We all know how that ends.
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Creepy yet true, these books are highly sight after by hard core bikini

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Stolen Painting of Jesus Found on eBay - American Hard Assets

Stolen Painting of Jesus Found on eBay - American Hard Assets | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
An 18th-century painting that was stolen from a church in Poland two decades ago was recovered after it turned up for sale on eBay, federal authorities say.

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Moon Landing Collectible Goes to Auction

Moon Landing Collectible Goes to Auction | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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1971 Apollo 15 Joystick for the moon landing is going to auction. Bidding for the rare piece of space memorabilia is expected to reach as high as $300,000.

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1870s Horse Race bank could top $50K at Morphy's, May 3

1870s Horse Race bank could top $50K at Morphy's, May 3 | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
DENVER, Pa. – Toys, banks, robots and trains are always in demand at Morphy’s, and as any number of their regular bidders would attest, there’s

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A neat and rare find.

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The box is nearly as cool as the toy!

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Student fought Dutch bureaucrats for Holocaust justice .

Student fought Dutch bureaucrats for Holocaust justice . | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Charlotte van den Berg a student fought Dutch bureaucrats for Holocaust justice .

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We just always need to remember that the truth will always find a way to come out into the open.

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Vintage Star Wars Darth Vader MOC

Vintage Star Wars Darth Vader MOC | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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Very Rare 3.75" Action Figure MOC
Fair Market Value: $4,500.00 - $5,500.00

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Kenner Vintage Star Wars Imperial Commander 77 MOC

Kenner Vintage Star Wars Imperial Commander 77 MOC | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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Uncommon 3.75" Action Figure MOC
Fair Market Value: $85.00 - $110.00

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1985 Kenner Vintage POTF Anakin Skywalker MOC

1985 Kenner Vintage POTF Anakin Skywalker MOC | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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This is a rare 3.75" action figure

Fair Market Value: $5,000 - $6,000

This is a HOLY GRAIL type find.

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Movie Poster One Sheet Young Frankenstein 1974

Movie Poster One Sheet Young Frankenstein 1974 | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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This is an common movie poster.

In Very Good - Fine condition

Fair Market Value is $120 - $180

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Vintage Mego Star Trek The Gorn. 1976. Mint On Unpunched Card

Vintage Mego Star Trek The Gorn. 1976. Mint On Unpunched Card | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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Vintage Mego Star Trek The Gorn. 1976. Mint On Card

Fair Market Value $255 - $330

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VINTAGE RARE MEGO STAR TREK MISSION TO GAMMA VI PLAYSET MINT IN BOX

VINTAGE RARE MEGO STAR TREK MISSION TO GAMMA VI PLAYSET MINT IN BOX | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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VINTAGE RARE MEGO STAR TREK MISSION TO GAMMA VI PLAYSET MINT IN BOX

Fair Market Value $800 - $1000

 

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Vintage 1970 GI Joe Adventure Team Mummy's Tomb Sears ATV w/Figure SetVintage 1970 GI Joe Adventure Team Mummy's Tomb Sears ATV w/Figure Set

Vintage 1970 GI Joe Adventure Team Mummy's Tomb Sears ATV w/Figure SetVintage 1970 GI Joe Adventure Team Mummy's Tomb Sears ATV w/Figure Set | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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GI Joe Adventure Team Mummy's Tomb Set

Fair Market Vslue $150 - $200 (VG - Fine) Comdition

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5 STAR VINTAGE HASBRO G.I. JOE JEEP

5 STAR VINTAGE HASBRO G.I. JOE JEEP | New & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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5 STAR VINTAGE HASBRO G.I.JOE JEEP

Fair Market Value $175 - $250 depending on condition

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