Illinois Advertisement -Manhattan, Chieftain, Consul, & More

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Re: Illinois Advertisement -Manhattan, Chieftain, Consul, &

#11 Post by Jon Clemens » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:37 am

My inflation calculator tells me that the 66 dollar Illinois watch in 1931 would cost over 980 in 2012. Can this be possible?

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#12 Post by C. Hurt » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:14 am

ash wrote:Are the vintage catalogues expensive to buy?
Yes.

The more collectible the items in the catalog are, the more expensive the catalog. I have several catalogs that cost over $100. Serious collectors appreciate the original information that can be found in these documents.

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#13 Post by ash » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:48 am

Thanks for that I have seen two sell lately for around $100 a nice piece to add to ones book self. I see printed adds for sale... Do they just copy them out of books and promo pieces and copy and sell them ?

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#14 Post by C. Hurt » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:27 pm

ash wrote:Thanks for that I have seen two sell lately for around $100 a nice piece to add to ones book self. I see printed adds for sale... Do they just copy them out of books and promo pieces and copy and sell them ?
Most of the individual ads you see online are originals, cut from period magazines. There are also compilations of ads which are cut and pasted (digitally) and assembled into books. Personally, I prefer working with the originals.

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#15 Post by chrisjhon1980 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:52 pm

Great watches for ladies.Image

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#16 Post by Nookster » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:46 pm

GJH wrote:I know this sounds crazy, but has anyone ever seen an original metal band
shown on that Manhattan (New Yorker) :?:
I think Tom Diss has one, no?

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#17 Post by retroworx » Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:12 am

Thanks so much for these images, Adam!

It helps me to see the star/burst/sun on the Consul illustration — not very much contrast intended on that dial, I see.
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Re: Illinois Advertisement -Manhattan, Chieftain, Consul, &

#18 Post by Magpie » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:38 am

Speaking of vintage Illinois advertisements: Rumor has it that Fred Friedberg's forthcoming book is going to have an unbelievable number of those! What a fabulous new resource for collectors this HUGE book is going to be -- a multivolume work, I've heard!

(But hang on to Fred's first book if you have one -- and if you don't, try to acquire a copy while you still can. I understand that the new book is by no means just an updated and expanded edition of the first one, and that there's lots of valuable material in the first book that will continue to be valuable after the second one comes out.)

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#19 Post by vintagehamiltons » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:15 am

Here's a better photo. It's marked Hadley.

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Re: Illinois Advertisement -Manhattan, Chieftain, Consul, &

#20 Post by afire » Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:51 am

FWIW, Kreisler made the same style of band too. Here's one on a Gruen I used to own.
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