HISTORIC H.F. Wendell Funeral Memorial Post-Mortem Archive OOAK leipsic ohio OH
HISTORIC H.F. Wendell Funeral Memorial Post-Mortem Archive OOAK leipsic ohio OH:
We are offering for sale a one-of-a-kind collection of genuine production plates from the H.F. Wendell Memorial Card Company in Leipsic, OH. The Wendell Company has an undeniable place in bereavement and funeral history. At its height it was the largest postmortem mail-order funeral card company, employing hundreds women across the country to scour newspapers for obituaries. The relative would receive a single embossed card, a catalog and order form. Or, they could keep the single card and return $0.30 in a provided envelope. This collection was purchased at sale in Ohio in Spring 2018 and we acquired it in the Summer/Fall of 2018. This lot includes more than 50 unique items. This collection includes copper, nickel and tin plates. Production blocks for catalog covers, memorial plates, stationary, business materials, catalog pages, sample cards, fraternal custom stamps, poetry stamp sets, customized poetry blocks, letterheads, H.F. Wendell Portraits, signatures and more. Included are genuine unprinted paper ephemera including memorial and funeral cards, catalogs and envelopes. This lot includes:20+ Original Production PlatesHF Wendell Portrait Plate (used on letterhead and catalogs)Catalog Production PlatesOrder Form Plates50+ Blank Unprinted CardsSignature and nameplate Blocks (for letterhead and advertising)25+ original Poem BlocksWendell Factory View PlateWendell Employee View Plate You will likely never find an original memorial card collection this large or complete. It is a unique property that would be a perfect fit for a funeral, oddity or death-focused museum or the high-end oddity collector. We have 85 catalog images of this collection. only allows us to upload 12 photos so please feel free to reach out and we can send you additional photos of this wonderful collection. Thank you for looking. SEE PICS!ASK QUESTIONS! ALL OF OUR ITEMS ARE SOLD AS-ISNO RETURNS, PLEASE PLEASE READ ALL OF OUR STORE POLICIES BELOW CONDITION Photos are considered a large part of item descriptions. We take great pains in providing bright, clear, detailed photos of our items. Make sure you look at all of the photos.Our photographs are the BEST INDICATION OF CONDITION. We like to list things AS FOUND! Wonderfully worn items are sold AS SET! Dust, Dirt and age and all!All Items are sold AS-IS. Please review the photos and item details carefully. RETURNS Currently we DO NOT ACCEPT RETURNS.We take great pains to show clear photos and try to note known issues in the description. All items are sold AS-IS. We cannot be an expert on everything. We rely on our buyers to contact us with questions and we answer them the best we can. You cannot expect us to know every singe detail of every item we list. Our prices reflect a sort of wholesalers view. We want to sell to the sellers and collectors. That is why we rarely charge at the top of the market. For those reasons YOU need to contact us with questions. We can send as many additional photos as you'd like in as much detail as you like. OFFERSAll offers are considered, first reasonable offer will be accepted. We accept a variety of offers depending on the market, the item and how long it has been listed. Please dont send $10 offers on $100 items. Be respectful, please. By submitting an offer you agree you have read the entire item description, looked at all of the photos and agree to our AS-IS, No Returns policy. SHIPPING USPS has raised shipping rates again. (June 2019). We combine shipping. Shipping charges are set by USPS. Shipping charges also include full insurance. charges sellers a 10 percent fee on shipping charges. CANADIAN BUYERS SHOULD CONTACT US FOR SHIPPING CHARGES. THANK YOU! Email if you have any questions! We always reply within 12 hours. We have 100% Positive response and we take pride in our customer service.Thanks for looking!