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by Tom Tag
Fort Mercer 1952 Chatham
Block of 4 National Parks Centennial series
commemorative stamps. Block shows a view down the beach
toward the lighthouse at Cape Hatteras. Four stamps, 2c denominations,
unused, 1972 issue. Scott #’s 1448, 1449, 1450, 1451. (M). $1.50.
American Tobacco Company, Lighthouse Series Cigarette
Cards c.1910. In 1910 in
, Hassan Cigarettes issued this very rare series of fifty cigarette cards
depicting fifty different light stations of the
. Cards include a short history and description of each station on verso. A
collection of the 50 original cards is exceptionally difficult to find and would
sell for about $280. 2 ½” x 3 ¼”. These individual cards are just what you
need to start or complete your set. Many available, please email your wants. $2
Hand-Written Specifications and Architectural Drawings, for Construction
of a :
L. Sitgreaves, Corp. of Engineers.
Set consists of three (3) items:
First: U.S. Lighthouse
Establishment, complete hand written specifications for the
construction of the light-house tower to be constructed at Milwaukie,
c.1853. This rare document is entirely hand-written, is comprised of
twelve (12), 8 ½" x 13" pages. Specifications include
sections relating to General Description, Foundations, Brickwork,
Mortar, Tower Room Doors, Floor Plates, Sheeting, Closet Door, Lantern
Deck, Step Ladder, Ventillators, Lantern Floor Plates, Scuttle Door,
Deck Plates, Railing, Lantern, Lantern Door, Dome, Windows, Stairs and
Railing. This is a most interesting and rare document, which gives an
unprecedented look at the construction of light towers and
particularly the lantern. Document consists of 12 pages as originally
folded, overall exceptionally clean and bright, with some original
hand written changes and corrections. Text is quite clear and legible
and easily readable. A most interesting and important early document.
Second: Original hand drawn
architectural drawing on linen entitled: Proposed Plan of a Lantern
for a Beacon Light at Milwaukie. Large 13 ½" x 23 ½"
drawing is done in three colors and includes a detailed half elevation
view and a half sectional view of the lantern, scale 1 inch = 1 foot.
Drawing is exceptionally clean, bright as if it were drawn yesterday
and bears original folds.
Third: Original hand drawn
architectural drawing on linen entitled: Inverted Plan of Lower Sash
Ring showing the manner of connecting two segments.. Large 23" x
35" drawing is done in black and includes seven views of various
sections of the sash ring, drawn full size. Again, the drawing is
exceptionally clean, bright as if it were drawn yesterday and bears
An unprecedented look at the construction of
light-house lanterns and towers!
- $685 net.
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