The Magic Purse Puzzle Box c. 1880's curious illustrated advertising handbillBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Vintage Advertising, Americana, Advertising Handbills, Puzzles, Games, curiosities & oddities).
The Mysterious Purse: Look Here!
Published c. 1880's, United States.
Advertising handbill. Text in English.
Scarce advertising handbill/ leaflet for this magic trick item. Undoubtedly a scarce random ephemeral survival. Read the hilarious first letter to the makers from Mr. Franklyn, we're tempted to keep it we enjoy it so much.
Item is old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Paper age worn, slight rubbing, remains overall clean and attractive as a fragile survival.
Text block paper is toned, signs of handling, small scattered spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. The scarce pamphlet displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Covers measures c. 9 1/4" H x 4 1/4" W.