(15th Mar 03)
Lee Blackburn, poet,
and his wife Gee.
see poem here.
6 Older Political Buttons and Pin backs
Top row I Like Ike, Col. Jas. Kilbourne for Governor (Ohio) , Re-elect O'Neill
Governor. Bottom Row John W. Bricker for Governor (Ohio), Let's 'lect Lum
Edwards for President, Leo Blackburn for Congress. All are in good condition a
few of the older ones have rust on the back. The largest top middle is 1
1/4" in diameter
a Blackburn running for sheriff, here
(24th June 2001)
Linelle Blackburn(e?) seems to have been W.C.Fields' mistress.
This mint condition check, drawn on the
Harriman Bank on October 6, 1926, was filled out and signed entirely in
the hand of legendary juggler and comedian W. C. Fields. The check is made
out to "Cash," and endorsed by Field's mistress Linelle
Blackburn. Fields met Blackburn when he was the star of the Broadway show
"Poppy," in 1923. (Blackburne was a chorus girl in the show.)
Fields' signature is perfect, and entirely free of cancellation marks or
holes. This is the early (pre 1930s and 40s) form of Fields' signature. A
(8th Dec 2001)
The title of this 257 page book is Famous Judges and Famous Trials by
Charles Kingston. The book contains eight full-page half-tone illustrations.
It was published by Brentano's in 1923, a first edition. The book includes
chapters about judges of England (Lord Blackburn, Mr. Justice
Hawkins, and more.)
(4th November 2001)
People and animals - as I have only one of the latter then Luke can go here.
Nice image with reverse blank. Geo. Roubaud, Horse Blankets, Newark, N.J.
Condition - nice, sharp corners, toning, foxing, glue stains on reverse.
Size approx 3.25" x 5".
Mr Blackburn 101
(1st Dec 2001)
Mr Blackburn 101 Stud
This is a stud advertisement for Mr Blackburn 101 out of a Quarter Horse
Journal. It has been mounted on 11 x 14 mat and is ready to frame. Also
included with this ad is a 8 generation pedigree for Mr Blackburn 101
generated from Quarterbase Pedigrees
(10th Nov 2001)
British Life Saving Medal (Named & Dated).
An attractive Royal Life Saving Society Award Medal with additional 1935
dated award bar.
This full size medal is of bronze construction measuring 1.1/4 inches across
and in extremely fine condition. The obverse depicts a person towing someone
to safety whilst swimming in open water, set against a background of cliffs.
Around the edge are the words "ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY. ESTABLISHED
1891".The reverse has the central inscription "AWARDED TO M.BLACKBURN. DEC
1933". A Latin legend runs around the edge. It is complete with original
ribbon, "R.L.S.S." top pin brooch suspension and extra 1935 award bar. A
very collectable life saving society award in superb condition.
(7 Dec 2001)
British Silver Life Saving
Medal of 1934 An Award of Merit Medal issued by the Royal Life Saving
Society of the United Kingdom. This very desirable silver medal measures
1.1/4 inches in diameter and is in extremely fine plus condition. The
obverse depicts a female holding wreath whilst seated set against the
background of sea and sun. A ribbon scroll contains the words "AWARD OF
MERIT" and is engraved with the recipients details "M. BLACKBURN 1934". A
British silver hallmark datestamp is impressed by the head of female. The
reverse displays the scene of a swimming lifesaver, towing a casualty to
safety. Running around the edge are the words "THE ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY
AWARD OF MERIT". Both sides have edge rims bordered with laurels. A
suspension loop is affixed at the top. It comes complete with original
leather case of issue which is also in great condition. A very desirable
medal. Winning bidder pays mailing costs.
of CAB Hall of Fame
In 1975, Martha Blackburn became the controlling shareholder of the
Blackburn Group Inc. of London, Ontario. In 1984 Martha became Chair and
President and was responsible for CFPL Broadcasting Ltd (CFPL-AM-FM-TV),
London, Ontario, CKNX Broadcasting Ltd (CKNX-AM-FM-TV) Wingham, Ontario,
London Free Press Printing Company, Netmar Inc., Blackburn Marketing
Services and Blackburn Holdings Ltd. Martha was a founding member of the
Walter J. Blackburn Foundation established by her late father. This
foundation gives grants to charitable organizations in the fields of
health, education, welfare, the environment and the arts. She served on
several boards and committees, including (among others) Canadian Press,
the Ontario Press Council and the Michener Awards Foundation.
Mrs N. C. Blackburn
(same initials as me)
had a recipe published in a Methodist Ladies Cook Book
The recipe, for
English Plum Pudding is repeated at the bottom of the page in readable form.
Many thanks to
Jinni Lorette Pope for sending me the scans.
(3rd Oct 2002)
has written with details of her grandfather and subsequent members of the
He was born in
Seneca, Kansas - came to California as a 12 year old boy (so the story goes)
on a train - again the story says where they cooked their own food. He met
and married Fredericka Louise Bedford on October 8, 1908...
They had a son Bill, and twin daughters: Lois and Louise. Lois was my
mother....she married Wesley Kenneth Shone in June 1936 and I was born in
July, 1937. I have four adult sons: Robert, Paul, David and Steven - My
grandfather was a cartographer and the story is that he was the first man to
map Southern California. My son Paul took some of the maps to the Huntington
Library, in San Marino, CA and there they are for future generations to see
and find out about this State of Ours.
You are bidding on two United States Navy Vice Admiral Paul P. Blackburn,
Jr. signed items. The first item is a black and white 8-by-10-inch photo,
autographed by Paul P. Blackburn, Jr. in blue ink. The next item is a
typed letter, signed by Paul P. Blackburn, Jr. The letter is dated April
24, 1965 and is written to Mr. Dick Hall. The letter measures 7-by-8 Ĺ-inches
and has a color U. S. Navy flag at the top center of the Commander of the
Seventh Fleet letterhead. These two items are in excellent condition and
will make a great addition to any Navy enthusiastís collection.
Here's Admiral Paul P again, then a Captain
LABOUR DAY MENU 1936, U.S. NAVAL TRAINING STATION, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA,
Captain Paul P. Blackburn, U.S.N., Commanding. This 8x5 inch, folded menu
has scrapes, tears, and wrinkles, itís rough, but here it is.
Mrs P.T. Blackburn
I wonder if she knew the admiral?
WW2 SS232 USS HALIBUT Launch Button
US Submarine HALIBUT Launch button. HALIBUT (SS-232) was launched by Navy
Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 3 December 1941; sponsored by Mrs. P. T.
Blackburn; and commissioned 10 April 1942, Comdr. P. H. Ross in command.
On her tenth war patrol HALIBUT again joined a coordinated attack group,
this time with HADDOCK and TUNA. While proceeding to Luzon Strait, the
submarines were ordered to set up scouting lines to intercept crippled units
of the Japanese fleet retiring after the Battle off Cape Engano. Halibut
encountered the remnants of Admiral Ozawa's force 25 October and attacked
inflicting some damage. After pursuing other units until the following day,
HALIBUT returned to station. The sub's next contact came 14 November when
she attacked a convoy in Luzon Strait. She was immediately attacked in turn
by planes apparently using magnetic airborne detectors. A short but
effective depth charge attack directed by the aircraft left HALIBUT severely
damaged but still under control. Her crew made temporary repairs and she
steamed into Saipan 19 November. The gallant submarine received the Navy
Unit Commendation for her performance on this patrol HALIBUT arrived San
Francisco via Pearl Harbor 12 December 1944. Later she sailed 16 February
1945 for Portsmouth, N.H., where it was found that her damage was too
extensive to justify repair. She decommissioned 18 July 1945 and was sold
for scrap 10 January 1947 to Quaker Shipyard and Machinery Company of
Camden, N.J. HALIBUT received seven battle stars for World War II service.
War patrols 3 through 7, 9 and 10 were designated successful.
Randy and Beth Soggs have kindly written to advise that Mrs.
PT was Admiral
Paul P's mother. Her other son,
Tom, was Randy Soggs' grandfather.
Blackburn, Raymond: I Am
An Alcoholic London: Allan Wingate 1959 first impression March 1959.
Dedicated to Paul Reay. G/VG moderately soiled dj- with a few small
chips.clipped dj. The book is VG condition, clean bright solid and tight.
Previous owners name on ffp. 218 pages autobiography written by one of the
white hopes of the Labour Party, MP from 1945, but he drank too much and
went to prison. he tells his story and of life in prison.
|(26th October 2003)
Poet, poems here.
I don't know who she is, but she has a women's drama prize named after
504 page soft cover book titled "Contemporary Plays by Women".
An anthology of of work by winners and runners-up for the prestigious
Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 1978-1990. Plays featured include "Coyote
Ugly", "Getting Out", "My Sister In This House",
"Painting Churches", and "Serious Money". Book is in
excellent condition with previous owner's name written inside front cover.
This chap has a super web site.
(25th Sep 2002)
Thomas H. Blackburn
Adam, THB is Centennial Professor of English Literature, Emeritus at
Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA), has published extensively in such
publications as The Milton Review, Shakespeare Review, Modern Language
Association Quarterly and was a Rhodes Scholar.
(17th June 2001)
Tom also appears in the books section. Click here
to link. This is the first signed snap of him I have found. 21 bids and
$52 with two days to go. I'll settle for this copy.
(4 1/4" X 6") black & white photo of Navy fighter ace John Thomas
Blackburn, winner of the Navy Cross & Army Distinguished Service Cross. As
commander of VF-17, the famed "Jolly Rogers," the first squadron to fly
the Corsair into combat, Blackburn downed 13 Japanese planes in the
Solomon Islands Campaign. The Jolly Rogers gained notoriety by shooting
down 155 enemy planes in 76 days. A nice piece of memorabilia from a true
American hero. Photo is signed across front. Comes with handwritten note
on his personal stationery as well as the envelope he mailed it to me in
picture 7th September 2001.
1952 Pillsbury's 3rd Grand National Recipes
seller typed in the names of all 100 winners. I'll snip:
PRIZE-WINNING RECIPES FROM PILLSBURY'S 3rd GRAND NATIONAL $100,000 RECIPE AND
BAKING CONTEST. Held at Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, December 10, 1951.
First Edition Published in 1952. Winners included: Mrs. Samuel P. Weston, Mrs.
William Sawdo, Mrs. B.J. O'Donell, Mrs. Vava M. Blackburn,
I don't know whether the chap in the picture is Wade - there were several
snaps from the book and I picked one at random. I think it safe to say
that Wade is the most muscular and glistening Blackburn currently on the
Form Photography By Kal Book
Perfect Form Photography By Kal Yee. Printed in the United States and
copyright in 1993. This hardback book contains 40 black and white
printings. Some of the models photograph include Nestor Lao, Wade
Blackburn, Josh Kogan, Dino Orsini, to name a few.This book is in
US AUTHORS, WALTER B. HARTE Print, c1890
This print was issued in the US by The Arena Publishing Co., Boston, Mass,
c1890. It is print number 25 from a set of 40 prints entitled "The Arena
Gallery of Eminent Thinkers." The front of the print has a photographic type
picture of Walter Blackburn Harte and a reproduction of his signature, while
the back of the print is blank. Originally, the set of prints came in a
folder with a table of contents dividing them into categories: Poets,
Eminent Clergymen, Eminent Women, Young American Writers, Eminent Men of
Letters, and Eminent Scientists and Philosophers. The size of this print is
approximately 7.7 x 10 inches. It would look lovely framed. This
approximately 111 year old print is in Excellent condition.
I had this picture
left over - I'm not sure whether it's him
Walter S. Blackburn Jazz
The APA held a free public jazz concert at the Indianapolis Artsgarden on
Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. in honor of the late Walter S.Blackburn.
This special tribute to Mr. Blackburn served as the Opening Ceremonies for
the 5th American Jazz Piano Competition. Jesse Green, the 1998 Jazz Fellow
of the APA, performed on April 17th along with Tom Knific on bass and Tim
Froncek on drums.
The concert was in honor of Mr. Blackburn's philanthropic contributions to
the APA and the Indianapolis community.
Mr. Blackburn's architectural firm, Blackburn Architects, was the local firm
selected to help in the development of the Indianapolis Artsgarden. Other
local projects include the RCA Dome and Convention Center Expansion, the
Indiana State Government Center, Circle Centre Mall, and Conseco Fieldhouse.
The location of the concert was selected in recognition of Mr. Blackburn's
contributions to the development of this Indianapolis landmark.
Mr. Blackburn co-chaired the American Pianists Association's 4th Biennial
American Jazz Piano Competition in 1998 with his wife, Alpha Blackburn. Mrs.
Blackburn co-chaired this year's Competition with David Kelly.
CIVIL WAR SWORD OF " WILLIAM BLACKBURN"
This is the Militia pattern sword of WILLIAM BLACKBURN. WHO IS WILLIAM BLACKBURN ? I REALLY DO NOT KNOW HIS HISTORY?
We'll stop there then.
There is probably a golfer called Woody Blackburn as his scorecard was
amongst a lot of 170 such items sold in July 2001
I don't know this person's first name, but he is heavily into pendulums (penduli?).
Here's a listing, without accompanying illustration, from ebay.
You are bidding on SOUND-A series of
Simple, Entertaining, and Inexpensive Experiments in the Phenomena of
Sound for the Use of Students of Every Age which was written by Alfred
Marshall Mayer. This book has a copyright date of 1878 and was published
by D Appleton and Company/New York. This book appears to be a First
Edition with the same date on both the copyright and title pages. Some of
the areas covered; Construction and Use of the Heliostat, The
Water-Lantern, The Conical Pendulum, The Sand Pendulum, Blackburn's
Double Pendulum, Way to Draw the Acoustic Curve, Reflection of Sound,
Experiments with a Sonometer, Faber's Talking Machine and many more
interesting experiments with sound. This is a hardcover book with gold
lettering and no jacket. There is some light edge wear and some fraying at
the tips of the covers. There is an ex libris plate on the inside front
cover and the original owner has written in their name neatly on the front
end page. There is a crack at the inside front spine at the bottom going
up approx 2 inches which has caused the front end page to become loose to
that same point. There is some age toning to the edges of the pages. There
is also some light soiling to the title page. Otherwise, book is in good
Another unknown name.
letter heading, The white house, dated Aug 6, 1947, says, Dear Miss
Blackburn: I fully understand the regrettable circumstances which impel
your resignation, which is accepted herewith. From personal observation I
can bear witness to the zeal and high efficiency with which you have
performed your duties in the Government. The genuine contribution you have
made to the public's understanding of the functions of our Government
should be a source of great satisfaction to you. Please accept my personal
thanks for all that you have done in difficult and responsible posts. With
my best wishes to you and my warm personal regards, I am Very sincerely
yours,,,, signed with fountain pen
(28th April 2002)
Let's get this straight. There will be no input
here from heartthrob DJ Tony Blackburn unless he pays me..
oh alright then
(18th May 2002)
Here's my old pal again. I
even bought this one.
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