Sunday, November 7, 2010

Florida History and Sub-Marine Unit Items For Sale

  Aug, 1918 Photo of Sub-Marine Unit U.S. N. R.F. 10th Reg't, Pelham Bay Park, N.Y.Long photo of graduating class, officers all in uniform. Scarce. good only - left edge has some damp stain - see photo at blog listed above. $175.00 + shipping on this historical World War 1 item.(background of photo shows barracks' roofs).
6743 #Blanton, Franklin S. and Willis W. Wirth:  THE SAND FLIES (CULICOIDES) OF FLORIDA (ARTROPODS OF FLORIDA AND NEIGHBORING LAND AREAS Diptera: Ceratopogonidae 10 Florida Department of Agriculture Gainesville, FL 1979. Softcover Small 4to  9" - 11" tall Pages204 1st Edition 1st Printing Drawings Scientific.  Clean, crisp softcover copy as issued.  VG+/ NONE $29.50
  6831 #Board, Prudy Taylor & Esther B. Colcord:  HISTORIC FORT MYERS Donning Pub Co 1992. Softcover 4to  11" - 13" tall Pages96 1st Edition 1st Printing B&W Photos Signed By: All Authors Text and photos of S. W. Florida's history. Signed book plate laid in. It includes Thomas Edison's history in Fort Myers, of course.  NF/ NONE $45.00
 Campbell, George R: THE NATURE OF THINGS ON SANIBEL, A Discussion of the Animal & Plant Life of Sanibel Island With a Sidelong Glance at Some of Thier Relatives Elsewhere. Introduction by Cleveland Amory, Drawings by Molly Eckler Brown. 1st edition, 2nd printing 1979. Pages: 174. Pictorial Softcover. SIGNED by Author. VG-(shows slight edge wear from handling) $35.00
6916 #Kirk, Katherine s. & Elizabeth Perdichizzi:  A GIRL CALLED TOMMIE Caxambas Publishing 1999. Softcover Small 4to  9" - 11" tall Pages176 1st Edition 1st Printing  Map endapers, many b&w photographs. "The Queen of Marco Island arrived here from Georgia as a teenager. She was a member of a large family, and there were many trials along the trail to Marco. Plantation owner, hotel manager, postmistress, superintendent of education, lobbyist, politician, beekeeper, exporter of citrus candy, honey, fruit and other provender. No other woman has ever had such an im pact on Marco Island...."  VG/ NONE $25.00

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A few of you wanted to see what the pools were like in the new "water park" in Poland. Here is the address for Baseny Termalne (termal pools) in Bukowina Tatrzanska:

There are 9 pools, temps up to 94 degrees, I think.  All very modern as you see, located out in the country by the ledge shown in one of the posts, and all high tech.  One of the pools had roller beds under water - if you could get on them there was a place to lay your head and just relax in the warm water while the rollers relaxed your muscles.  I don't think U.S. has anything quite like it.

One of the nice features of the facility was the buzzer system.  Every minute or predetermined time a buzzer went off in the most crowded pools and everyone had to move over one spot.  No one could "hog" the roller beds or water jets, etc.  It was all very well organized, clean and user friendly.  I haven't swam in an outdoor/indoor pool in the snow in  a long time - a very relaxing and fun thing to do again.