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SHELL CARD / B-AL-180 / AL, Selma/ Gr. Eastern Managerie, Museum, Aviary, Circus etc. (111480)

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SHELL CARD / B-AL-180 / AL, Selma/ Gr. Eastern Managerie, Museum, Aviary, Circus etc.  (111480)
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170.00USDto 9***6+ (37.40) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2020 Feb 16 @ 11:45UTC-8 : PST
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This one has a title too long for the title line, so here's another go: Great Eastern Managerie, Museum, Aviary, Circus, and Balloon Show/ Is Coming//The Great Mammoth Baloon (sic) Air Ship, 95 Feet High Will Ascend to the Clouds/ Freighted With People Each Day of Exhibition.

Large balloon pictured with words, "City of Paris".

A large elephant on the other side. Embossed metal. 38mm.

This is one of only two shell cards listed in Bower's from Alabama. According to Bowers, Atlanta liked to call it an Atlanta circus, as it's progenitors were based there. Bower's chose Selma as this short-lived circus wintered there (pg. 50).

Provenance: John Reynolds Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: Alabama
City/County: Selma
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