SOLD! for $575.00.
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Ray Gamble Scrap book collection pertaining to Washington state and the Northwestern US. Includes early commercial fishing postcards, Washington state and Northwestern Indian postcards, San Francisco earthquake postcards andother miscellaneous turn of the 20th century cards. Scrapbook is comprised of 84 pages holding two postcards each with only one page empty. 166 postcards total. Cards overall very good condition with some bearing notes and drawingsmade by Ray Gamble. Book has losses to spine and wear to edges and corners. Book measures 11 3/8" H x 9 1/4" W x 3 1/4" D. Early 20th century. Provenance (Courtesy of Tacoma Public Library): Ray Gamble was a Tacoma business magnate and adedicated amateur magician. It is as a magician that he made close friends with the magic community as well as the Hollywood film set. He had an unique gaming room built in the basement of his house at 3411 North 30th Street. At a timewhen illegal slot machines were being confiscated and destroyed, the room featured both slot machines hidden in crevices in the walls and a roulette wheel. Mr. Gamble's guests frequently included Hollywood notables, fellow magicians and