Lot of 70+ Year Old Maine Extension Service Manuals


We picked up a great little lot of 70+ year old Extension Service manuals, brochures & pamphlets… some are a real blast to scan through.

For example, the “Pest Control Materials” handbook includes DDT, which wasn’t banned in the U.S. until 1972.

The titles of the manuals in the lot is listed below.  The number of pages given includes front & back covers, because that’s the way the Extension Service numbered them.

  • Apple Spray (1947), 16 pages ($2.00)
  • Conifers of Maine (1949), 20 pages ($2.00)
  • Hardy Stocks in the Apple Orchard (1947) – 2 copies, 16 pages each ($1.50 each)
  • Harmful Weeds of the Mustard group (1942), 8 pages ($1.50)
  • Keeping Bees in Maine (1946), 36 pages ($4.00)
  • Mastitis (1940), 16 pages ($2.00)
  • Meat Preservation for Home Use (1943), 8 pages ($1.00)
  • Modern Meat Cookery (1947), 12 pages ($1.00)
  • Pest Control Materials (1949), 112 pages ($5.00)
  • Potato Ring Rot (1945), pamphlet ($1.00)
  • Pruning (1903), 40 pages ($4.00)
  • Septic Tanks for Rural Homes (1946), 16 pages ($2.00)
  • Some Field Weeds in Maine (1942), 28 pages ($2.00)
  • Timely Helps for Farmers (1909), 4 pages but numbered 33-36 and appears to be part of a larger manual ($1.00)

Condition:  Very good.

Price:  $24.00 for the lot or as priced above.   (Plus the obligatory 5.5% State of Maine Sales Tax, of course.)

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NOTE:  With the exception of books, maps & music, most of our antique and other inventory can now be found at the Undercover Antique Mall in Oxford.  FMI:  https://heritagecollectiblesmaine.com/details-hours/ 

We hope you will enjoy our revamped shop, as well as our booth in Oxford, as you did our original retail space on Main Street.

For those dying to check out the revamped Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps, we are still in the same building, but our new entrance is at the back of that building.  

Just enter 9 Park Street, Lewiston into your GPS and park in the nearest available spot.  Our entrance is through the door at the end of the building on the right hand side.  You’ll see signs in the windows (“Retail Store” and “Heritage Collectibles” and “Antiques” as well as others; you’ll also see my silver Jeep Liberty parked nearby.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us since August of 2014!


In memory of my beloved husband John K Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.
He loved our shops, especially the section we called Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera – that was his baby.

He loved me like crazy, and oh how I loved him.

Follow our blog at https://warrior-project.org, in honor of my husband, and all others who have been lost to internal demons that in the end, overwhelmed them.

All of the profits after expenses from Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps will go to help fund The Grief Warrior Project, a suicide prevention drop-in and counseling center in the process of being developed.

(Please Note: The Grief Warrior Project is in no way intended to be reflective of, or piggy back off, Wounded Warriors which serves those military personnel wounded after September 11, 20o1.  Like too many others, John was a warrior long before then.)

FMI: https://warrior-project.org

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