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 2006 issue:

BOOK FOR SALE: Kentucky's Civil War, 1861-1865. Thirty authors, including State Historian Jim Klotter, have written 52 articles. Hardcover, 8 1/2 x 11 1/2, 160 pages, and 170 photographs. Four-color, fold-out map. Send this ad to get your copy autographed by Dr. Klotter. You will also get a complimentary one-year subscription to Back Home In Kentucky magazine. $37.95, plus $5, handling. Order from: Back Home In Kentucky, P. O. Box 710, Clay City, KY 40312.

BOOK FOR SALE: New History of Shelby County. Hardcover, 672 pages, and 240 photographs. Only 300 (out of 2,000) copies left. Send this ad to get your copy autographed by former governor, Martha Layne Collins. $49.95 and we'll pay the shipping. Contact: Shelby County Historical Society, P. O. Box 444, Shelbyville, KY 40066.
CIVIL WAR PHOTOS WANTED: Back Home In Kentucky will publish a pictorial history of Kentucky's Civil War in 2006. Will pay $5 per photo and provide a free copy of the book to each person who submits one or more useable photos. Family photos, battle scenes, railroads, cemeteries, historic sites, and any other photos connected with the war. Will return all photos. Send to: Bill Matthews, Back Home In Kentucky, P. O. Box 278, Shelby-ville, KY 40066.
FOR SALE: New book, Hillbilly Odyssey. Sixth, largest and last-planned. Touching upon numerous Kentucky counties, several states, and foreign counties. Starring outlaws, farmers, policemen, soldiers, WWII heroes, educators, ministers, song leaders, evangelists, revivals, camp meetings, superintendents, bishops, and others. Price: $12.50 postpaid. Bonus book available, Homogenized American, $2. Contact: Grover Kimberlin, C/OTwin Maples Village, Morgantown, WV 26508.
FOR SALE: Home remedies and lye soap. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for a price list to: Alma Gard, 3460 N. County Road, 450 W., Connersville, IN 47331-9648; 765/825-4308.
SEEDS FOR SALE: White greasy beans, $4 per 100; Clara half-runner (Arkansas), $4 per 100; old-time salad peas, $4 per 100; pawpaw, seven for $1; persimmons, ten for $1; wild white peach (Freestone), seven for $1; Muskadine grape (large, dark), ten for $1; California poppy, one-eighth-of-a-teaspoon, $2; hollyhock, one-fourth-of-a-teaspoon, $2; moneyplant, one-fourth-of-a-teaspoon, $2; and red pear tomato, ten for $2. Postage is $2.50 per order. Contact: Zenas Knuckles, 698 McCoy Road, Sneedville, TN 37869.
16 OLD-TIME SONGS YOUR GRANDPARENTS KNEW: Sung with a guitar, harmonica, and mandolin-banjo: "The Preacher and the Bear;" "The Cat Came Back;" "The Old Maid and the Burglar;" "I Was born About 4,000 Years Ago;" "The Little Black Mustache;" "In The State of Arkansas;" "Hannah, Won't You Open That Door?" "I Had But Fifty Cents;" "I Rocked All Our Babies to Sleep;" "My Double-breasted Mansion on the Square;" "That All-go-hungry Hash House;" "Does the Spearmint Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?" The Talking Blues;" "Well, I Swan;" "Old Rosin the Beau;" "The Passing of the Outhouse." One-hour cassette and songbook, $15.93. Send check or money order to: Brett Young, Box KL-3491, Knoxville, TN 37927-3491.
FOR SALE: Montgomery County, Kentucky, Mt. Sterling Advocate Obituary Index For 1990-1999; 1980-1989, 1970-1979, 1960-1969 (does not include 1966, $25 each, postpaid), and 1947-1949 ($12.50, postpaid). Also, individual obits from February 1891 to present. Contact: Paula Kelley, P. O. Box 275, Frenchburg, KY 40322; 606/768-3181;
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BRACKEN COUNTY BOOKS FOR SALE: Your source for books on Marriage Records and Bonds, 1797-1900, Cemeteries and Burial Sites, 1796-1999, Births and Deaths, 1852-1910, Tax Books, 1797-1841, African-American Records, 1797-1999, Abstracts of Deed Books, 1789-1810, plus numerous smaller publications. For information on prices and shipping, please call: 606/735-3337 on Fridays; [email protected]; or

FOR SALE: Floyd County and Eastern Kentucky material. Just released, Auxier, Kentucky, and the Hager Shoals Community, 174 full-length pages of history of the Auxier area. Cost of this book is $25, plus $4 shipping and handling. Also available: Soup Beans and Cornbread by Jimmy Goble, true stories about a young boy growing up in Auxier, Kentucky, 120 full-length pages for $20, plus S/H of $4; History of Abbott Creek and the Village of Bonanza by Delmas Saunders, 161 full-length pages for $25, plus $4 S/H; The Butcher Family of Eastern Kentucky by Bobby W. Wells, 145 full-length pages for $15, plus $4 S/H; The 1850, 1860, and 1870 Census of Floyd County are available for $15 each, plus $4 S/H; and 1880 Census of Floyd County available for $18, plus $4 S/H. Send all orders to: Bobby W. Wells, Hager Shoals Publishing Company, P. O. Box 171, Auxier, KY 41653.
FOR SALE: West Virginia coal scrip. Many different companies. $6 each, postpaid. Have 400 pieces. Half-price for all. Contact: Ace Hensley, P. O. Box 232, London, KY 40743; 606/864-7128.
FOR SALE: Rolls of mixed wheat pennies - 50 coins. $6 postpaid. Five rolls, $25. Contact: Ace Hensley, P. O. Box 232, London, KY 40743; 606/864-7128.

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