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Victorian Cat Figural Autograph Book

Victorian Cat Figural Autograph Book

Victorian Cat Figural Autograph Book

Victorian Cat Figural Autograph Book

Victorian Cat Figural Autograph Book

Victorian Cat Figural Autograph Book

Victorian Cat Figural Autograph Book

Victorian Cat Figural Autograph Book

When I decided to list this book, I could not make up my mind as to what   “cat”egory (no pun intended) to place it in, as it is both a cloth cat as well as a wonderful and unique piece of ephemera.  That having been said however, I decided to place it in with my cloth dolls and animals and let it be discovered as it may.

Measuring 5 ½ inches tall by 4 ¾ inches at its widest by 1 inch deep, this autograph book’s covers are fashioned out of pressed board which as been covered in velvet and formed into the shape of a sitting feline with the front cover showing the most detail.  In excellent condition, it still retains its original glass eyes and satin bow.  As you compare back to front you will notice some fading in color, but that is to be expected, as the front was the premiere side to be displayed.  It does not at all detract from the uniqueness or quality of the piece.  In fact, this is the exact condition I purchased it in and it has been carefully displayed under glass all these years.

Interior condition is very good but the quality of the 11 autographs themselves are unremarkable – meaning there are no poems or water colored drawings, just the standard well wishes for the future.  There is one loose page, the frontispiece.  I make no apologies, it’s not what I purchased it for.

To reiterate, I did not but this piece for the autographs but for its uniqueness and charm.  I’ve only seen one other in my entire time of collecting and this one is fresh out of my collection.  It is a stellar piece to add to any collection of felines, ephemera or both!

Price: SOLD

The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.

Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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