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 March 2006 issue:

TOBACCO TIN TAGS: I am interested in buying or trading tobacco tin tags. Contact: Jeff Williams, P. O. Box 100, Germantown, KY 41044; 606/728-9020; [email protected]

APPALACHIAN BOOKS FOR SALE: My Little Mountain Home (and me) and its sequel Leaving My Little Mountain Home (Far Behind). A true account of a young girl growing up in the hills of southeastern Kentucky. Written by Betty L. Carter as an "I" book in hill country dialect and illustrated with several of the author's pencil sketches. Book one has 225 pages and is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2. Book two has 215 pages and is 6 X 9. Both paperback books are $39.95, tax and shipping included. To order, send check or money order to: Betty Carter, HC 86, Box 89A, Monticello, KY 42633.

KENTUCKY DOG LICENSE TAGS: Send me your list of Kentucky dog license tags, town/county, and year of issue, for my best offer. Pre-1900 tags are worth $50 and up. Contact: Bill Bone, 928 State Route 2206, Clinton, KY 42031; 270/653-6060; 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 more. $20, plus $2 S/H. Contact: Gladys Hensley, 11333 Highway 987, Smith, KY 40867; or 606/573-5353.

BOOK FOR SALE: Ancient Kentucke Inscriptions/Prince Madoc Fact or Fiction is the result of 18 years of research by the Ancient Kentucke Historical Association and provides five proofs that the Ancient Brits were here in the sixth century. Send $25 (includes postage) to: Jim Michael, 1324 Garden Hill Place, Louisville, KY 40245.

NEW KENTUCKY CIVIL WAR BOOK FOR SALE: The Terrible Time, The Civil War in Bell, Knox, Laurel, and Whitley Counties. Whether you are a student, genealogist, history buff, or Civil War re-enactor this book is very informative and interesting. To order, contact: Wayne Taylor, 606/526-7842; or

NEW BOOK: WWII Veterans, Hopkins County, Kentucky. A listing of over 4,600 veterans that served in WWII. Genealogy friendly with parents, spouse, children, births, deaths, and place of burial. Send $50, plus $7.50 S/H to: Historical Society of Hopkins County, 107 Union Street, Madisonville, KY 42431.

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.

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.

VACATION CABINS: Between Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Park. Canoeing, rock climbing, Amish furniture, and local handmade crafts. Contact: Red River Outdoors, 415 Natural Bridge Road, Slade, KY 40376; 606/663-9701; or

WANTED: Wanted to buy Kentucky license plates, 1960 and older. Contact: Ray Mauer, 3193 High Ridge Drive, Taylor Mill, KY 41015; 859/363-8880; or
[email protected]

BEHOLD HE COMETH IN THE CLOUDS by George Washington Noble. Reprint of the original 1911 out-of-print book. Original format, in easier to read, larger print. Tells of G. W.'s life adventures going through the Civil War period. Names in book include: Breathitt, Perry, and Wolfe County families. Includes birthdates, deaths, and marriages of persons of area to connect your family research. Price $35, plus $3 shipping. Contact: Jerri Conrad, 104 Tari Court, Hamilton, OH 45013; 513/896-5622; or
[email protected]

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