Things For Sale

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 February 2004 issue:

H & S CABINS: Trails for all activities. One bedroom and a sleeper sofa, fully equipped kitchen, TV and VCR, and all linens are provided. Located in Wolfe County, Kentucky, near Campton. No phone. $100 a night. Call: 606/668-3089; or
[email protected]

BOOK FOR SALE: Harlan County, Kentucky, Martin Fork Connections, consisting of over 600 pictures, genealogy, and short stories; with over 200 pages. It has Hensleys, Smiths, Hamlins, Brittons, and many others. $20, plus $2 S/H. Contact: Gladys Hensley, 11333 Highway 987, Smith, KY 40867; or 606/573-5353.

BOOK FOR SALE: Sketches Of Carter County, Kentucky, 1792 to 1992" 8 1/2 X 11, limited edition. Various Carter County artists, black and white. $15, covers book and postage, checks or money orders. Call: 606/286-8813 for more information. Published by Carter Caves Art Expo, Inc., P. O. Box 385, Olive Hill, KY 41164, a 501-3C, non -profit;
[email protected]

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.

WANTED TO BUY: I would like to purchase back issues of The Kentucky Explorer, 1986 through 1998; any Breathitt County Journals or any county journals or books dealing with history and genealogy; or the Frontier Times. Contact: Rena Bresser, 1316 N. Prospect Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903; 719/630-1569; or [email protected]

BOOK FOR SALE: The Five Lives of the Kentucky River is a book that tells the story of how the Kentucky River shaped the lives of the people living by her waters. The story begins with her use by Native Americans and follows through to the present-day controversy over the use of her water and the restoration of the locks and dams. Written by Bill Grier. Hardback with many pictures. Cost: $30, plus $3.50 S/H. Send to: The Jesse Stuart Foundation, P. O. Box 669, Ashland, KY 41105; or 606/326-1667.

JOHN JAY DICKEY DIARY TRANSCRIPTION: Two volumes now available. Transcriptions of both Reel #3 and Reel #4 available in book form. Both volumes heavily indexed with all names. Reel #3 (290 pages) contains 963 diary pages, dates 12/21/1895 to 7/29/1898 w/ annotations. Reel #4 (274 pages) contains 969 diary pages, dates 8/6/1898 to 7/5/1904. Cost: Reel #3 is $50. Reel #4 is $40 or order both for $80 (prices include shipping to US address, Pennsylvania residents add 6% sales Tax. Contact: Janette Dees Burke, 2421 Giant Oaks Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. Visit: or e-mail: [email protected] for more information.

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, Hod-genville, 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.