This book describes
and prices Western collectibles including art, cowboy gear,
homestead items, military, mining, rodeo memorabilia, and Native
American handcrafts. It’s the ultimate handbook for collectors of
western memorabilia. More
The American West
tells the story of the aftermath of the Civil War and how the United
States transformed into the "land of opportunity." The series tells
the stories of the Old West’s greatest names—Jesse James, Billy the
Kid, Wyatt Earp, Colonel Custer, and others.
the late 19th century, in an age before electricity, it was
impractical for traveling salesmen, staying in rooming houses, to carry
a candle and stand with them so that they could see their way to the
bathroom down the hall in the middle of the night. The Laterna Unica or
Folding Pocket Candle Lamp made it possible for them to do that. It
consisted of folding mica panels which surrounded a small candle and
included a match holder, striker and carrying case. Salesmen could
easily stuff one of these into their valise. This particular one,
measuring 5 ˝ x 3 1/4 x 1 inches, priced at $195 by Tucker and
Booth Antiques and Collectibles, of Morgantown, PA, features gold
and leather trim. Other so-called "hand lamps," that resembled
prayer books when closed, provided light for reading during long
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