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Vintage Advertising Pen Harold Babb Sinclair Service Brookfield Mo.

This Pen is currently available on eBay and evokes the memory of Harold Earl Babb’s Sinclair Service Station. The pen is not dated, but appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. Link to eBay Listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/133937662989?hash=item1f2f4e8c0d:g:wesAAOSw-RFhlUtN Harold Earl Babb Harold Earl Babb (1-2-2-2-4-3-8=5-6) was born to Uriah Mack Babb & Jennie VanKirk Beazell on…

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Copper Kettle “I. BABB” circa 1790-1810

This Copper Kettle is currently available on eBay. Before I begin, I feel the need to explain that the price they have for this is completely ridiculous! Its real value is more likely about $150-$250. I’ve found a variety of them that have passed through Auction Houses in the past. This item is in relatively…

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A Trans-Atlantic Friendship and a Message in a Bottle

Once in every lifetime a friendship comes along that transcends space and time. A friend that, although you don’t see each other all the time, never seems to dull. When you see or talk to each other it is, as if, not a day has passed, and you immediately pick right back up where you…

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Thomas Babb: Feoffee of St. Mary’s of Wolborough, Devon (1754-1810)

I came across a reference to two memorial plaques at St. Mary’s Church in Wolborough, which happens to be in the Parish of Newton Abbot. I sent off for photos of them from the Church Office and received these two images. They hold a place of honor on the wall of the church and are…

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Major Bill Babb – 101st Airborne “Challenge Coin”

This coin is part of a long held military tradition dating back to the Roman Empire. A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion, bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they might be given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. They are also collected by service members and law enforcement personnel.…

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Paris, France: 1890s Invoice Edouard Babb

This curious item is currently available on eBay. It is a receipt from the French Bakery of Edouard Babb. His 1890’s Patisserie was on one of the Grand Boulevards of Paris, which is named Avenue Victor Hugo. I have no additional information on this Edouard Babb, but he does seem to have run a swanky…

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Book Review: Unknown no more: Recovering Sanora Babb

The book Unknown no more: Recovering Sanora Babb which was recently nominated for an award at the Oklahoma Center for the Book Annual Awards has received a great review that I wanted to share. Note that this link, will open a new window on the Dust Bowl Chronicler’s website: Dust Bowl Chronicler – International Viewpoint…

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1743 Deed: John Babb of Scarborough, ME/MA (1-5-4)

John is a 1st Grandson of Phillip Babb of the Isles of Shoals having been born to Phillip’s 5th son Peter (1-5) & Sarah Cate. John witnessed this deed of a friend’s land transaction on 16 Sep 1743 and signed it accordingly. The Original Deed has come up for sale on eBay and I snapped…

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