Our Iowa Heritage Country Store

On occasion, as we are collecting Iowa-related Postage Stamps, Postcards, Letters, Books, Coins & Iowa Collectibles, we find a great deal on an item we know you, our readers, might enjoy adding to your collection. So, this is Our Iowa Heritage Country Store. Here you’ll find an ever-changing inventory of products, and because we really like our readers, we offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders! Satisfaction guaranteed! Don’t delay – most items are ONE-OF-A-KIND!

Iowa – Art of the State – Diana Landau

Hardcover – Beautiful Pics & Informative Travel Book. – Publisher: Abrams – 1998. Fresh – lightly used copy.. This is one of our favorite little books to offer folks who want to know about our beautiful state. It’s small – but packed with 96 pages of facts, figures, and colorful pics. One of the most informative little books we’ve seen to help you get to know The Hawkeye State. FREE SHIPPING!

$8.00


Finials: A View of Downtown Iowa City.

Marybeth Slonneger’s 2015 paperback – NEW – FRESH COPY – autographed by Marybeth! Filled with photographs dating back to 1854, separated chronologically and thematically by seventeen essays written by various Iowa Citians. “Finials” is titled after the architectural feature that adorned the tops of many downtown buildings and time travels from the days when horse-drawn carriages rolled down dirt-lined streets to wrecking balls swinging during the urban renewal work of the 1970s. FREE SHIPPING! Limited number of copies remain!

$30.00

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Wetherby’s Gallery: Paintings, Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes of an Artist

Marybeth Slonneger’s 2012 paperback – NEW – FRESH COPY – autographed by Marybeth! Isaac Wetherby, Iowa City’s ground-breaking photographer, took the very first pictures of Old Capitol (1854) and other early Iowa City sites. FREE SHIPPING! Limited number of copies remain!

$25.00


A Glimpse of Iowa in 1846 – J.B. Newhall

1957 reprint – 1846 Classic. Publisher: State Historical Society of Iowa – Date: 1957. In VERY GOOD USED condition. Fresh copy – Dust cover shows wear – Iowa historian William J. Peterson edited this 1957 reprint of J.B. Newhall’s classic 1846 book. This is one of the earliest books written about Iowa, just as it was coming into statehood, and it served to bring many people from the East to The Hawkeye State. A true 1846 classic in an affordable 1957 reprint version. A must-have for all serious Iowa historians. FREE SHIPPING!

$35.00


A Pictorial History of the University of Iowa: An Expanded Edition – John Gerber

Publisher: University of Iowa – 2005 – 320 pages. In VERY GOOD USED condition. Fresh copy – This might be one of the best picture-related historical reference book on The University of Iowa in Iowa City. This is the updated – expanded 2005 paperback version that includes several pages of color pics. A must-have picture/reference book for all Iowa historians. FREE SHIPPING!

$25.00


A Pictorial History of the University of Iowa: 2nd Edition – Hardcover – John Gerber

Publisher: University of Iowa – 1989 – 273 pages. In VERY GOOD USED condition. Fresh copy – This might be one of the best picture-related historical reference book on The University of Iowa in Iowa City. This is the 2nd edition hardcover version that includes hundreds of old photographs & packed with info. A must-have picture/reference book for all Iowa historians. FREE SHIPPING!

$20.00


Postcard History Series: Iowa City

Bob Hibbs was one of Iowa City’s finest historians and collected vintage Iowa City & Johnson County penny postcards. The cream of the crop appear in this beautiful paperback published in 2010. A must-have for all Iowa Citians! 128 pages – Hard-to-find, out of print.

$25.00


RARE – UNUSED – Mississippi and Missouri Railroad Company Stock Certificate – 1860’s

The Mississippi and Missouri Railroad (M&M Railroad) was the first railroad in Iowa. It was chartered in 1853 to build a line between Davenport, Iowa, on the Mississippi River and Council Bluffs, Iowa, on the Missouri River. The railroad was the first west of the Mississippi river to join by bridge to the East. It played an important role in the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad.

$25.00


1846-1946 State of Iowa “Official” Centennial Celebration Poster/Stamp

Like NEW! – Gum still intact – lightly hinged – In 1946, the State of Iowa celebrated 100 years of statehood (1846-1946). Celebrations were held throughout the state over the entire year and the Statehood Celebration committee commissioned this design as the “official” logo of the centennial celebration. This 2″ x 2″ stamp is one great collectible from that centennial year. FREE SHIPPING!

$5.00

Rare 1940’s Old Capitol (Administration Building) Penny Postcard

Back in the day a penny postcard was the best way to “take a picture” and keep it as a souvenir. This classic Old Capitol postcard still is one of the better shots of our favorite Iowa City building. The card you get will be a nice mailed card – with 1940’s postmark or unused (if we have it in stock).

$5.00


1956 Iowa – Johnson County – License Plate

Wow! We don’t see these very often! This is an Iowa City/Johnson County Iowa License Plate from 1956. In nice -used condition. Only One in stock! FREE SHIPPING!

$25.00


1839-1989 Iowa City “Official” Sesquicentennial Celebration Postcard Set of Two.

1989 Iowa City Sesquicentennial Celebration – On May 4-5-6, 1989, Iowa City celebrated its 150th birthday (1839-1989). Here, we have TWO POSTCARDS: Iowa Territorial postcard (#UX-123) and the America the Beautiful postcard (#UX-120), both issued in 1988, were used for the special Iowa City – 150th Anniversary postmark.

$12.00


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