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Cured by Dr. Wm. Hall's Balsam for the Lungs
1 Cured by Dr. Wm. Hall's Balsam for the Lungs
New York NA Very Good 
N.d., circa 1880. Ad for a lung panacea, a remedy for everything from colds to consumption. Closed, 9 by 8.5 cm, showing a disconsolate man, when the flap is lowered (14 cm), showing him rejuvenated and holding a bottle of the medicine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Moulin Rouge Clown Shaped Card "Souvenir", with movable tongue
NA Very Good 
N.d., 20th century -- this is NOT an antique, but rather, something created in more recent times and probably intended to look like a souvenir from an earlier time. 16 by 11 cm, at the tallest and widest. A vivid bust of a clown, surely based on an actual clown who appeared at the famed Parisian nightclub. When you pull the tin tongue down, it reveals a fully nude woman whose only modesty is perhaps from the draping of her long long hair. The paper toy is made of a thin slab of wood, a thick card, the noted tin, and a cloth ribbon meant for maneuvering the tongue. The two layers, card and wood, were once firmly attached top and bottom, but the top is now loose, and we believe the only safe way to move the tongue is pulling and pushing the metal, which is not difficult, and incurs virtually no loss in the gameness of the metamorphic. 
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3 [Card] Love Thoughts
Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. NA Fine 
An unusual, scarce card shaped like a daisy with six petals that when lifted, reveal short pithy sentiments, and in the center is a chromo image of an angel, or angelic child. N.d., circa 1890. Irregular perimeter shape, but at the widest and tallest, 13 cm across. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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