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#9-01 Original J.M. Brunswick & Balke Company letterhead. Dated 1880, sent from the New York office to the Chicago office. Shows the antique Brunswick Monarch pool table and lists addresses of company offices at the time. Nicely framed and ready to display. The letter itself is about 8 inches by 10 inches, the frame is 12 inches wide and 15 inches tall. A rare piece of American billiard history.
#9-02 Rarest of the rare! Personal note written and signed by J.M. Brunswick himself. Dated August 6, 1876, it tells members of the J.M. Brunswick and Balke Company that the Cincinnati office has "never made any money" and as a result, personal expense accounts will be limited to a maximum of $50 per month per person. Original document, not a copy. A unique and important piece of U.S. and Brunswick history. About 8 inches wide and 12 inches tall.
#9-03 Very old advertising poster from the J.M. Brunswick and Balke Company shows women playing pool on the Brunswick Monarch antique pool table. Unusually large lithograph with vivid colors. Nicely framed and ready for the billiard room wall. About 30 inches tall, 38 inches wide overall.
#9-04 Old magazine advertisement for The Hustler movie. Original from 1962 publication, not a copy. Framed and ready for a billiard room wall. About 11 inches wide, 14 inches tall.
#9-05 Framed color magazine ad for Camel cigarettes. Famous pool players Willie Hoppe and Willie Mosconi featured with cues at a pool table. Original from an early magazine, not a copy. Ready for display. About 11 inches wide, 14 inches tall.
#9-06 Rare antique wall art with billiard theme. "Vanity Fair" prints from the late 1800s. Lobby photos from theaters advertising showings of pool movies including "The Hustler" and "The Color of Money".
#9-07 An original 1871 Currier & Ives color print. An unusual find in very good condition. Shows group of players around an antique pool table with six legs. About 22 inches wide, 18 inches tall.
#9-08 Late 1800 cigar box sample label with billiard theme. Excellent color image in very good condition. About 16 inches wide, 13 inches tall.
#9-10 Original print from a pen and ink drawing by Vincent Van Gogh. The painter, who died in 1890, is one of the Netherlands' most famous artists and used drawings like this to practice his artistic skills. Shows billiard room with pool table and accessories. About 16 inches wide, 13 inches tall.
#9-09 Framed lithographs from the Cue Masters series. Each scene shows Victorian pool table, cue rack and framed billiard scenes on the walls. Left is Joseph Benet (1841-1919) and right is W.J. Peal (1854-1952). Nicely framed and ready for the wall of a billiard room. Each one is about 14 inches wide, 19 inches tall.
#9-11 Brunswick magazine advertisement for pool tables in the home. Full color original from a 1914 publication, not a copy. Detailed pictures of Brunswick pool tables available for sale at the time. Framed and ready to display. A great addition to any billiard room. About 14 inches wide, 17 inches tall.
#9-12 Original display piece from an early commercial pool room. Heavy poster board in unusually good condition for its age. Displayed in acid-free plastic protective cover. Fabric ribbon attached for easy wall display. An authentic piece of billiard history. About 12 inches wide, 16 inches tall.
#9-14 Artistic photo study of hall of fame players. Ralph Greenleaf, Cicero Murphy and many others. Unframed black-and-white portrait on heavy backing for display as singles or in groups. Excellent for wall of home billiard room. From $50.00 each
#9-15 Framed photos of antique pool tables in actual settings. Black-and-white scenes show pool rooms and barber shops in the 1800s. Ready to hang on the wall of a billiard room or home recreation room. Several available from $125.00
#9-16 Marquee poster for a European movie featuring pool players in a billiard room. Framed and ready to display. A great conversation piece. About 14 inches wide, 11 inches tall.
#9-17 Original Brunswick advertisement for home pool tables. Shows a family in their billiard room during a game. Full color original, not a copy. About 8 inches wide, 10 inches tall.
#9-18 Display piece for pool games as being good for physical health. Full color, framed and ready to hang on the wall of a billiard room. About 12 inches wide, 12 inches tall.