6 Antique Post Cards

2 Featuring the Wilbur Hotel
2 Featuring the Church of the Redeemer
2 featuring the Methodist Church
These antique post cards were produced for Boyle's Books in Sayre.

Authentic Lehigh Valley Railroad Date Nail

These nails were placed in railroad ties to inform the section gang as to the year in which the tie was placed. Head is stamped with the last two digits in the year. Specific date on nail is subject to availability.


The Coming of the Railroad To Sayre
By Richard Palmer

A 60-page soft-cover booklet on the early history of the railroad in Sayre by railroad historian Richard Palmer covers the earliest years of the railroad in Sayre including numerous photographs and illustrations as well as a detailed chronology of events. An addendum to the book includes reminiscences of John Fitzgerald of New Albany on his work experiences with the Pennsylvania & New York Railroad in 1867. Excerpts of a diary by railroad supervisor John Rahm in 1869 detail the construction of the P & NY Railroad which was later absorbed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad.

Lists of early locomotives on the P & NY Railroad and “Early Lehigh Valley Locomotives Spotted in Sayre - 1869 to 1872” are also included in the fact-filled booklet.

Price - $15 plus .90 tax - Total $15.90 plus $2 shipping

Historic Rest Cemetery

A 24-page color booklet published by the Sayre Historical Society documents one of the oldest cemeteries in Bradford County. Located on the corner of Hoover and Bradford Streets, the cemetery has a long and interesting history and is the final resting place of many local pioneers including John Shepard who donated the land for the cemetery. Included in the booklet are numerous photographs and a 1935 survey by C.W. Northrup titled “Inscriptions on Tombstones in Milltown Cemetery.” The cover is a detail from the M.L. Gore mural of Shepard’s Mill at Sayre High School showing the cemetery.

Price - $9.43 plus .57 tax - Total $10 plus $2 for shipping

A Quarter Century of the Quarterly, Volume I

A 68-page soft cover book featuring stories from the first Quarter Century of the Sayre Historical Society’s Quarterly magazine. Stories include “Some Early History of Milltown” by Ruth Miller, “Foundations of a Railroad Town” by Frank Evans, “Susquehanna River Ferry” by John Geffert, “Lehigh Sports” by Duane Hunter and “West Sayre” by James Nobles, along with many other stories and photographs.

Price - $15 plus .90 tax – Total $15.90 plus $2 shipping.

A Moment in Railroad History - Theodore Roosevelt’s Presidential Special By Richard Palmer

A 34-page soft cover booklet covering President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1905 visit to Chautauqua, N.Y. over the Lehigh Valley and Erie Railroads including stops in Sayre, Pa. and Waverly, N.Y. Railroad historian Richard Palmer recounts the challenges to railroad management to safely transport the 26th President. This story is based on an official memo issued by the Erie Railroad for the “Chautauqua Special” and includes contemporary newspaper accounts, photographs and excerpts of speeches given at various stops.

Price - $9.43 plus .57 tax – Total $10 plus $2 shipping.

Answering the Call – A History of Firefighting in Sayre

A 28-page soft-cover booklet detailing the history of firefighting in Sayre based on the 2017 exhibit at the Sayre Historical Society. The book includes rare images from the collection of James Nobles and the Sayre Fire Department, a list of major fires in the borough’s history, color images of historic Firemen’s Convention ribbons, and an image of the 2009 Firefighter’s Monument in Howard Elmer Park.

Price - $9.43 plus .57 tax – Total $10 plus $2 shipping.

A Postcard History of Sayre

A 28-page soft-cover booklet highlighting the recent exhibit at the Sayre Historical Society. The all-color booklet, printing on glossy paper, includes over 50 postcard views including a “real photo” postcard of Keystone Park, pre-war German postcards of scenes from Sayre’s past, Lehigh Valley Railroad shops and the Robert Packer Hospital. Many of the postcards are from the collection of the late Marty Smith of Sayre.

Price - $9.43 plus .57 tax – Total $10 plus $2 shipping.

Railroad historian Richard F. Palmer’s Black
Diamond Express book, Handsomest Train in the
, First 25 Years of the Black Diamond

This 42-page book with a soft cover contain numerous photos, data and descriptive information, including personal accounts, about the "glory days" of the famous Black Diamond train. Excellent photos of the lavish interior of the passenger areas.

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Latest history book titled Sayre
With 128 pages and 223 postcards and photographs

Sayre history told in 233 vintage postcards plus photographs.
"Meticulously researched captions filled with interesting facts."

Available in the Museum’s Burkhart Gift Shop (between April and December)
Also available through the winter months for sale
IN SAYRE during business hours
at the Sayre Public Library, 122 S. Elmer Ave.,
Carl’s Newsstand, 138 Desmond St.
AND Horn's True Value, 503 N. Keystone Ave.
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88 Years Football88 Years of Red and Blue Football
Scott D. Northrup book on Sayre football from 1914 145-page spiral bound book, history by decades plus box scores and lots of other data, team photos to 2005. Mailed in padded envelope
$25.50 + Tax
Volume 1 Lehigh Valley Railroad Pictorial book.
Black and white photographs.
32 pages
$8.75 + Tax
Volume 4 Lehigh Valley Railroad Pictorial book.
Black and white photographs.
40 pages
$8.75 + Tax
Volume 5 Lehigh Valley Railroad Pictorial book.
All diesel issue
Black and white photographs.
32 pages
$8.75 + Tax
Volume 6 Lehigh Valley Railroad Pictorial book.
Black and white photographs.
36 pages
$8.75 + Tax
The Lehigh Valley "Comet"
Quality reproduction of an original
1888 on board magazine.
Many articles, advertisements and engravings.
Black and white
31 pages
$15.75 + Tax
Deb Twigg book
Spanish Hill and Indian nation
$10.00 + Tax
Those Brave Crews
Ray Ward book relates the raid to destroy Hitler’s oil fields
$14.95 + Tax

Commemorative Afghan with Sayre Scenes

Brightly woven afghan, 50" by 70" with fringe on four sides, tax included.

Lehigh Valley Railroad Hertitage Collection

9 qty 3"x5" Black and White photo reprints

Sayre Historical Society logo mug

Your choice of white or black

Sayre Theatre China Collection

Sayre Theatre Porcelain Hinged Box $25.00 + Tax Sayre Theatre China Medallion with Brass Stand $12.00 + Tax Sayre Theatre China Mug $12.00 + Tax Sayre Theatre China Pencil Caddy $15.00 + Tax Sayre Theatre China Stein $25.00 + Tax Sayre Theatre China Teapot $22.00 + Tax

The Sayre Historical Society Heritage Collection

This beautiful white china teapot featuring the Sayre Lehigh Valley Railroad station is the first in the series of the Heritage Collection. This was produced in limited quantities to commemorate the signing of the lease by the Sayre Historical Society for the passenger station.

The Sayre Historical Society Heritage Collection

The second in the Heritage series is this beautiful white china teapot featuring the Robert A. Packer mansion in Sayre, PA. The mansion was built by Mr. Packer, general superintendent for the P & NY Co. After Mr. Packer's death, it was converted for use as a ward for injured railroad employees. It stood until the late 1960's. This was produced in limited quantities.