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    A Piece of Fort Scott, Kansas History *SOLD for $441.68 today!*

    I went to a garage sale in the Dewey/Bartlesville, Oklahoma area the other day and found a really neat old suitcase full of papers!! They are from the late 1800's/early 1900's and are from "M. Liepman & Bro., Clothing House, Gents Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Trunks, ect., Merchant Tailoring--14 North Main Street, Ft. Scott, Kansas". There are stacks of old cancelled checks written to different companies that must have supplied this store with their merchandise and include: RAINSHINE UMBRELLA CO., THE W.J. CALHOUN DRY GOODS CO., FOREST CITY OVERALLS MFG. CO., JACKOWAY & KATZ CAP CO., BUSTER BROWN HOSIERY MILLS(CHATTANOOGA, TENN.), FRIEDMAN-SHELBY SHOE CO., KNOX HAT COMAPNY-DUNLAP & COMPANY, SCOTCH WOOLEN MILLS, EVERWEAR HOSIERY MILLS, UNITED STATES RUBBER CO., BARTON HAT CO., INTERNATIONAL DUPLEX COAT CO., MUNSINGWEAR CORP., KAYNEE CO., BLUCO CAP MFG. CO., AND IVORY GARTER CO. TO NAME A FEW. THERE ARE ALSO CHECKS MADE OUT TO DIFFERENT RAILROADS--MO., KAN., & TEX.(MK&T), ST. LOUIS-SAN FRANSISCO RY CO., AMERICAN RAILWAY EXPRESS CO., RAILROAD & CITY YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASS'N.
    There are also some old letterheads/billheads from different business' in Fort Scott--?erne Q. Powell(Manufacturer Of High Class Jewelry, Emblem Goods, Ect., Dealer In Rich Cut Glass, Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Ect., Optician, Watchmaker, Artistic Engraver), Prager & Sons(Watches, Clocks & Jewelry), John Winn(General Contractor and Builder), Dr. W.S. McDonald (Physician and Surgeon).
    There are some paper's from the Treasurer's Office of Bourbon Co., Kansas that go as far back as 1872!!! and are for the "School District and Township Tax"(what was this) and also some "Certificate of Redemption" papers from 1893(what were these for).
    One of the really cool papers was for "ANALYSTS' REPORT BLACK ROD SCOTCH WHISKY", CITY ANALYSTS LABORATORY, 156 BATH STREET, GLASGOW, 8TH OCT., 1923.(See pic).
    All of these things are a wonderful look into the past! The checks tell a great story about what the Liepmans Clothing House sold and have a wonderful picture of the building on one end!
    Does anyone know if this store is still standing?
    Is there a market for this kind of stuff--maybe eBay would be a good place to try it, huh??! I really don't want to keep it (but it was such a steal at the garage sale, I couldn't pass it up, and I've had fun going through and reading all the papers!!).
    Thanks for looking and if anyone could supply info about this place, I would certainly appreciate it! sandcreek4


    UPDATE*****This stuff was sold today 4-20-09 on ebay for $441.68!!
    HOW COOL IS THAT?!!? YEAH ME!!!
    The people who bought it are related to the Liepman family and its going back to Fort Scott Kansas to be used for family history research. sandcreek4
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    "I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name". Isaiah 45:3

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    Re: A Piece of Fort Scott, Kansas History found at a garage sale in Oklahoma!

    more pics.
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    "I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name". Isaiah 45:3

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    Re: A Piece of Fort Scott, Kansas History found at a garage sale in Oklahoma!

    I would look over each bit and see if there was any mention or signature of famous people who were known in that area and time period.
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    Re: A Piece of Fort Scott, Kansas History found at a garage sale in Oklahoma!

    Quote Originally Posted by Daddytopcat
    I would look over each bit and see if there was any mention or signature of famous people who were known in that area and time period.
    Scott
    Thanks for that suggestion, Daddytopcat! I have a problem making out some of the writting--you know back 100 years ago or so people had such beautiful penmanship, but it hard to decipher because its so different! I'll look all the papers over the best I can! kind regards, sandcreek4
    "I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name". Isaiah 45:3

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    Re: A Piece of Fort Scott, Kansas History found at a garage sale in Oklahoma!

    I see some papers that say "historical society" Maybe they would be interested in them, if they still exist. Looks like I also saw a bill to do something to a historical room c/o Dr. McDonald. Or get in touch with the chamer of commerce, someone will know if the building is there or if a Wallmart parking lot has taken over.

    Great find.
    When I did yard sales I was dollardan. No yard sales where I am now.

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    Re: A Piece of Fort Scott, Kansas History found at a garage sale in Oklahoma!

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberdan
    I see some papers that say "historical society" Maybe they would be interested in them, if they still exist. Looks like I also saw a bill to do something to a historical room c/o Dr. McDonald. Or get in touch with the chamer of commerce, someone will know if the building is there or if a Wallmart parking lot has taken over.

    Great find.
    Thanks cyberdan! I googled the family name "Liepman" and found some interesting stuff(http://www.fstribune.com/story/1312477.html)
    I love old history and these papers have been so much fun to read. The M. Liepman & Bro. store must have been very profitable at one time, from the looks of the cancelled checks! The old hand written papers are really cool, too. I can't make out some of the stuff written on them though, so if anyone could decipher these, I would really appreciate it! Here's a couple more of the papers that I can't read.
    Thanks for looking, cyberdan! kind regards, sandcreek4
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    "I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name". Isaiah 45:3

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    Re: A Piece of Fort Scott, Kansas History found at a garage sale in Oklahoma!

    Accoreding to Maloney's Antique Resource Directory: Kurt Krueger, Krueger Auctions in Iola, WI specializes in mail bid auctions on that type of material. Call 715-445-3845.
    Collector: Joseph Loccisano of Lancaster, Penn. will buy 1850 - 1920 bill heads. Call: 717-560-5182.
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    Re: A Piece of Fort Scott, Kansas History found at a garage sale in Oklahoma!

    Quote Originally Posted by FLauthor
    Accoreding to Maloney's Antique Resource Directory: Kurt Krueger, Krueger Auctions in Iola, WI specializes in mail bid auctions on that type of material. Call 715-445-3845.
    Collector: Joseph Loccisano of Lancaster, Penn. will buy 1850 - 1920 bill heads. Call: 717-560-5182.
    Good Luck.
    THANKS so much, FLauthor!! I might give them a call! kind regards, sandcreek4
    "I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name". Isaiah 45:3

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    Re: A Piece of Fort Scott, Kansas History found at a garage sale in Oklahoma!

    I'm certainly interested in more about this material - Morres Liepman was my g-g-grandfather. Please contact me via email - DMeyer8415 @ aol. com

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    Re: A Piece of Fort Scott, Kansas History found at a garage sale in Oklahoma!

    uh the redemption was most likely for a bit of land --its says "madison square addition" * --the 1923 "glasglow "scotland" bottle labal was off a illegal bottle of booze (prohibittion*)

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    Re: A Piece of Fort Scott, Kansas History found at a garage sale in Oklahoma!

    Quote Originally Posted by ivan salis
    uh the redemption was most likely for a bit of land --its says "madison square addition" * --the 1923 "glasglow "scotland" bottle labal was off a illegal bottle of booze (prohibittion*)
    Thanks ivan salis! I have this stuff on ebay right now(Currently its at $137.50) Its doing pretty good !! It ends this evening and there seems to be lots of interest in it( 8 watchers on the auction)!!!
    kind regards, sandcreek4
    "I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name". Isaiah 45:3

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    Re: A Piece of Fort Scott, Kansas History found at a garage sale in Oklahoma!

    Quote Originally Posted by DMeyer8415
    I'm certainly interested in more about this material - Morres Liepman was my g-g-grandfather. Please contact me via email - DMeyer8415 @ aol. com
    Hmm wouldn't it be funny if this were true. Hope you find out if this is the same man.

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    Re: A Piece of Fort Scott, Kansas History found at a garage sale in Oklahoma!

    Quote Originally Posted by HolyDiver
    Quote Originally Posted by DMeyer8415
    I'm certainly interested in more about this material - Morres Liepman was my g-g-grandfather. Please contact me via email - DMeyer8415 @ aol. com
    Hmm wouldn't it be funny if this were true. Hope you find out if this is the same man.
    Thanks HolyDiver~~~this guy said he was going to bid on these items! He is writting his families history in the Fort Scott area.
    Kind Regards,
    sandcreek4
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    Re: A Piece of Fort Scott, Kansas History *SOLD for $441.68 today!*

    great job on that profit...
    ALLEN

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    Re: A Piece of Fort Scott, Kansas History *SOLD for $441.68 today!*

    Quote Originally Posted by allen
    great job on that profit...
    Thanks allen! It helped pay some bills !
    Kind regards~sandcreek4
    "I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name". Isaiah 45:3

 

 
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