The letters are hand written from two sons one in the U.S. Air Force stationed at various locations in the U.S. and the other son was in the U.S. Navy.
They are writing home to their parents and fiance. Nice military stationary.
There is a telegraph and a few photos also.
It is a 1st edition dark blue hardback book with Marilyn Monroe on the front of the dust jacket.
It is 11" x 12" has 144 numbered pages.
Published by Portland House.
Gently used, tight bindings.
The 1st blank page has a white label affixed to the top right edge.
It is 54"L x 36 1/2" W.
There are twelve 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" embroidered squares with a blue border.
There are squares of Families, Children, Cats, Chicks, a Leprechaun, Service Station, Fawn and a Puppy.
Each square has the name of the embroiderer on it.
There are a few stains. No tears or rips.
She is 9 1/2" in length.
Blue hand painted details.
Marked Made in Portugal incised # 78 on the bottom.
It is 2 3/4" tall & 8" in diameter.
There are 8 raised ridges on the inside of the bowl.
No chips. There is a crackle iridescent finish.
Glows under black light.
Unmarked, possibly manufactured by Tiffin Glass Co.
They are approx 5 1/2" tall and very cute.
They have their original rubber corks.
The salt shaker is marked Twin Winton Calif on the bottom.
The rubber cork on the salt shaker is brittle and will need to be replaced.
Part of the cork has crumbled off otherwise the shakers are in great condition.
It is approx 8" tall.
Appears to be a beefsteak tomato.
The bottom has an impressed mark "1989 H&HD" "Mexico"
There is a flea bite chip at the tip of one of the stem leaves.
It is 6 1/2" tall.
It has the initials RH on the front of his hat.
There is a tiny nick at the rim of the base.
Marked Japan on the bottom.
It is 8 1/2" long and 5 1/2" tall
It has green marbles for eyes
The coin slot has some chips around it
They are approx 4 1/2" in length.
Condition is mint in package.
It is approx 14 1/2" long
The cuticle tool is 4 1/2" in length. The tip of the tool has a slight bend and some of the petals on the daisies are dented in.
The button hook is 8" in length.
The handles are decorated in a daisy motif and are marked "Sterling".
The ends of the tools are metal which have darkened with age and have some light rust.
It is 7 1/2" in diameter and 1 1/2" deep.
The bowl is decorated with a floral center design with a stick spatter green and burgundy triangles or rays.
The artist left a thumb print on the rim of the bowl.
There are some light glaze scratches on the inside of the bowl that don't affect the design. No chips or cracks.
There is light crazing only along front rim.
The bottom is stamped "NIMY" Made in Belgium.
Manufactured in 1919 this pattern is discontinued.
Six 6" Teaspoons.
Six 7" Luncheon Forks.
Six 9" Old French Blade Knives with Stainless Steel Blades.
One 7" Fruit Knife.
Condition is used and will need cleaning.
It is approx 6 1/2" tall
Decorated front and back with an enameled floral motif w/gold trim
The sides have a single Butterfly
The lid has 2 enameled Butterflies w/gold trim
It is signed on the bottom
No chips or cracks
Light gold trim loss
It is 9" tall
Light crazing in some areas.
Lid fits a little awkward.
There are four santa mugs.
They are 3" tall.
Two of the mugs are personalized Jeff and Pam.
They are 1" tall with a 2 1/4" rim.
They have hand painted blue and white porcelain on the outside and beautiful floral enameled decoration on the inside.
They are marked Kutani in blue and "Made in Japan" in red.
It is 21" x 27".
There is a label on the back which provides some information about this artist
It also gives some information about this print that states "This is an abstract composition titled "Take Off" with graphic vigor as planes and shafts of varying blues collide, their geometric configurations highlighted by brilliant spots of red and yellow."
The strong interaction of diagonals suggests the motions and power of flight...