Ebay sale of rare Blanding items
- O.K., I'll admit it up front guys...I'm selling these items to raise some money for personal
reasons. With two kids in daycare, a mortgage, and a computer that crashed last month,
I'm severely low on funds. All I can hope is that these Blanding items stay in the "family."
I'm selling a book that once belonged to Don in the early twenties. It has his own
illustrated bookplate (never before seen artwork) and is signed and inscribed to a friend in
1922. I bought it seven years ago, and have decided to part with it...to a good home. Ebay
auction # 150146582004, or go to this link:
Also for sale is a portrait print of Edythe Hope Genee that Don did in which he signed it in
ink, as did Edythe. Included, is an original photo of Edythe...and a copy of her book BRIEF
APRILS. Auction # 150146646599:
I'm also selling a copy of IN A HAWAIIAN GARDEN...but what makes this special is that it
has a dustjacket...something I have NEVER seen before. Auction # 150145114805:
And finally, I created a new Blanding poster, SEA BUTTERFLIES, which was professionally
scanned from a 1935 print. The colors are Teal & black, 12"x18", printed on 80# heavy-
weight paper. On sale for $14.95 each, plus shipping. You can personally email me to
order, or visit the ebay auction to see it:
Thanks for looking, Keith
- Interesting & rare item for the Don Blanding collector
A Don Blanding book once owned by Hollywood actress and gossip columnist Hedda
Hopper - given to her by famous "granny" character actress Adeline De Walt Reynolds -
signed by Blanding and Reynolds, with extras such as signed photographs, book
inscriptions, and a Hedda Hopper magazine column.
With your winning bid on this auction you receive the following items:
MOSTLY CALIFORNIA, by Don Blanding, 1948 (first edition, signed by Blanding in the
Photograph of Don Blanding, signed "To Hedda, Aloha Don Blanding"
Photograph of Adeline De Walt Reynolds, signed "To Hedda, love "Grandma" "
Inscription in back of book by Adeline De Walt Reynolds to Hedda Hopper, dated March
'Hedda Hopper's Hollywood' gossip column, signed by Adeline De Walt Renolds to Hedda
Book in excellent condition, with mylar-covered dustjacket. Filled with lovely black & white
illustrations by Blanding and his descriptive poetry.