1796A nice early piece of ephemera from Bucks County, Pennysylvania, dated 1796, relating to wildlife ethics in colonial America, particularly on the bounty on crows. ORIGINAL 1796 INK MANUSCRIPT ORDER ON 8" x 3" rag paper "To the County Treasurer...Pay Henry Overholt of Bedminster Township...two Shillings... for Eleven Crows heads...produced to me...", signed Alias Hughes, with ink receipt; the usual very light toning and spotting of paper, but overall good condtion and GUARANTEED ORIGINAL. [keywords: bird control, conservation, killing birds, pest control]
$95 plus $3.50 postage & ins (international orders extra) for this book (in ephemera drawer) To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Men have no faith in fine-spun sentiment
Who put their trust in bullocks and in beeves.
The birds were doomed; and, as the record shows,
A bounty offered for the heads of crows.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
THE BIRDS OF KILLINGWORTH
Snow Weather Vane
Original 1888 W. A. Snow billhead for copper weather vanes, finials, flower pots, stable fixtures, garden vases, wire flower stands, fountains.
This billhead is dated Nov. 3, 1888, for a #131 vane for $10 (about $228 in today’s money) to Samuel M. Veager. A great weathervane (weather vane) billhead. Minor folds & creases. [shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: misc.] $125 plus $3.00 postage & packing & insurance (international orders extra) for this item. To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
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