Other popular features found in our magazine each month pertain to items that our readers have for sale. These generally appear in our Kentucky Explorer Classified Ads and Kentucky Explorer Book Page, but occasionally are found in Letters To The Editor or other pages, too.
Here are a few things for sale by readers from our July/August 2003 issue:
FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY, BOOKS FOR SALE: The History of Abbott Creek and the Village of Bonanza, cost $25; The Butcher family of Eastern Kentucky, cost, $15; 1850 Census of Floyd County, cost $15; 1860 Census of Floyd County, costs $15; 1870 Census of Floyd County, costs $15; and 1880 Census of Floyd County, cost $18. Please add $4 shipping and handling for each book ordered. Send check or money order to: Bobby W. Wells, Hager Shoal Publishing Company, P. O. Box 171, Auxier, KY 41602-0171.
BOOK FOR SALE: The Blue Diamond Story. This is a historical perspective of the Leatherwood coal mining camp, owned and operated by the Blue Diamond Coal Company. It has 296 pages; over 200 photos; and features 38 families, including the author, who recall their memories of living and working in the coal camp. Price of the book is $25, plus $4 S/H. Contact: Jimmy L. Couch, 9902 Fairmount Road, Louisville, KY 40291; 502/231-0552;
EXPERT PHOTO RESTORATION: Don't let time rob you of your memories and treasures. I restore faded, cracked, and damaged photos digitally; all originals handled with TLC. Very reasonable prices. Contact: Jan Francis, 859/431-1113; or
WANTED: Want to buy railroad lanterns, brass railroad locks, keys, and badges. Contact: Ken Elswick, 143 W. Main Street, Georgetown, KY 40324; or call: 502/863-2454 or 502/863-5475.
DAVIDSON SECOND EDITION: The Western Virginia/Eastern Kentucky Davidsons, Second Edition is now ready for sale. More families have been added. It has 561 pages, with 116 pages of photos. The price is still $45, postage paid. Contact: Frank Davidson, 10207 Rinda Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670; call: 916/362-6192; or [email protected]
MARBLE NUTS - We lost our marbles! Please sell us yours. Machine-made and handmade marbles, games, and novelties. Lonnie Conyers, 6205 W. Gray Street, Muncie, IN 47304, (765) 747-9544.
KENTUCKY POSTCARDS WANTED: I am interested in buying Kentucky postcards printed before 1930. Especially interested in courthouses, train depots, and unusual postcards. Please send photocopies or postcards with prices or call after 7 p. m. Carl Howell, P. O. Box 116, Hodgenville, KY 42748, or call: 270/358-4167.
WANTED: I buy or copy old photos concerning events, places, or groups in Breathitt County. Contact: Charles Hayes, The Kentucky Explorer, P.O. Box 227, Jackson, KY 41339; or call: 606/666-5060.
The Explorer contains pages of classifeds each month.