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 July-August 2007

BOOK FOR SALE: Watermelon Hill is 152 pages of stories and pictures about growing up on a poor Eastern Kentucky farm during the 1940s and 1950s. Also, home remedies, ghost stories, superstitions, etc. Nostalgic memories of a life that is now gone. Watermelon Hill is located three miles south of Louisa in Lawrence County, Kentucky, bordering the Big Sandy River. This softcover book is priced at $12, plus $2 shipping. Contact: Delbert R. Caudill, 12659 N. W. 11th Place, Sunrise, FL 33323.

KENTUCKY COUNTY LINE MAGNETS: All 120 counties available. Each magnet measures 2.5" X 4" and features a photo of a county line sign. Three versions: "Proud to be from (your county) Kentucky," "Someone misses you in (your county) Kentucky," and "Wish I was back home in (your county) Kentucky." $4 each. Send order to: Wild Walks Photography, 2953 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, KY 41080. Indicate county or counties desired. Great gift for Kentuckians everywhere.

PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGY LOOKUPS & RESEARCH: Ten years experience. Reasonable rates. Can do simple lookups or in-depth research. I utilize the world's second largest genealogy library. Can research folks from Kentucky or any part of the U. S. Call: Rex, 765/369-2582; or
[email protected]

BOOK FOR SALE: What if you traveled around and talked to old-timers from Wolfe and Breathitt counties, and they told you intimate stories about their lives and gave you old pictures? Then you would have the book Kin-tucky. 200 pages and 240 old photos. Find someone you knew. Send $24 to: Hillobeans Press, 1918 Yancey Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36107.

NEW CIVIL WAR BOOK: Fightin' For Old Glory, Eastern Kentucky's Union Soldiers. The book is about the Union regiments, battles, skirmishes, campsites, and has rosters of men. Perfect for the family historian, Civil War buff, or students. Contact: Wayne Taylor, 606/526-7842; or order it online at:

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.

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.

INDIAN RELICS: Authentic-BC, Civil War relics and newspapers, all guaranteed old. Send only $1 for a large catalog. Contact: Indian Shop, P. O. Box 246, Independence, KY 41051.

WANTED TO BUY: I would like to purchase back issues of The Kentucky Explorer, 1986 through 2003; any Breathitt County Journals, USA Journals, or any county journals or books dealing with history and genealogy; or the Frontier Times. Contact: Rena Bresser, 1314 N. Prospect Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903; 719/630-1569; 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: 270/358-9511.

The Explorer contains pages of classifieds each month.