|The pictures below show some larger views of random pages from this Colorful Old Nautical Model Ship and More Gift Catalog. This catalog is not dated but our best guess would be that it is from the 1960s or 1970s. Too bad you couldn't order from it today. Oddly we can not find the name of the company. On the edge of a page it reads as follows:|
PREPARED BY LAWRENCE & BROWNE ADVERTISING, INC. N.Y. 10036
COVER ART COURTESY OF STANDARD PAPER MFG. CO. RICHMOND, VA.
The catalog has many great items inside. One focus is on sailing ship model kits and some are ships in bottles. The names of these kits include: 1850 Bark, Cutty Sark, Frigate Mateo, Santa Maria, Spanish Clipper “Instructivo”, Fishing Schooner Elsie of Gloucester, Massachusetts 1910, Grand Banks Fisherman Benj. W. Latham of Connecticut 1902, Baltimore Clipper Schooner Dapper Tom 1815, Lumber Schooner Forester S.F. 1900, N.W. Passage SloopGjoa of Norway 1872, U.S. Frigate Essex of Salem 1799, U.S. Coast Guard Eagle, Baltimore Clipper Dos Amigos, Kearsarge Civil War Vessel, Sea Witch, Flying Cloud Clipper Ship, H.M.S. Bounty, Massachusetts Privateer Rattlesnake 1781, The Great Clipper, Corbeta Armada, Dutch Warship, Torrens, Mayflower, U.S. Revenue Cutter “Joe Lane”, Revenue Cutter Roger B. Taney New York 1833, Clipper Ship “Swordfish”, “Sovereign of The Seas”, “Old Ironsides”, Whaling Ship “Charles W. Morgan”, and Schooner Yacht America 1851. Also there aresome fine art reproduction paintings of: Blessing of The Bay, Lightning, Halifax, Gertrude L. Thebaud, S.S. savannah, and Wing and Wind, Cutty Sark, Red Jacket, Flying Cloud, and Soverign of The Seas.
There are many other nautical items in this catalog including: coin books, scrimshaw and scrimshaw jewelry, whale teeth items, Mariners Globe Radio, nautical lamps, planter, tropical palm trees, live baby alligator, pregnant seahorses, ship books, records, maps, lighter and ashtray smoking set, (reproduction) cast iron mechanical banks: Trick Dog Bank, Elephant Bank, & Monkey Bank, Suit of Armor, leather book bar, helmet ice bucket, Toledo Canape Swords, Swiss Army Knife, Sword letter opener, Ship's wheel mirror, library desk set, Lord Nelson ale mugs, Admiral Halsey ashtray, and an Admiral Farragut tobacco jar.
There are swords including: English Navy Saber, U.S. Navy Saber, U.S. Army Saber, U.S. Air Force Saber, U.S. Marine Corps Saber, U.S. Military Academy, English Army Saber, Canadian Navy Saber, and U.S Coast Guard Saber. There is also a Quan Yin fountain, a multi purpose precision 3'' lathe, a pocket sewing kit key chain, a sweater knitter, a pocket watch alarm clock, pill box cuff links, world temperature cufflinks, eagle wall plaques, cannons including a one pounder truck gun, field artillery, and a 10 pound parrott. Brass anchor cork screw, miniature metal blank pistol tie clasp, keychain, and dueling pistols, sextant lamp, ship tavern, and flag theme signs.
The catalog measures 11'' x 8-5/8''. It appears to be in excellent or better condition as pictured. The cover or first page ha some writing on an edge (see 1st picture).