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| I get so many requests for information on the stagecoach that
I have decided to create a page for this vehicle. Some of this info
will be for model makers and some will be how to build full size
stagecoaches and some of the books listed will be for the
historian seeking more information on the days that the stagecoach
connected the west to the rest of the world. There are also a few kits
and models. These items will
also be found in the other pages - but this will sum it up on one page
as best as I can. Some of these books are out of print but
often I can find a copy for you if requested. I do not have ONLINE ordering - you will
have to call with credit card, mail a check or money order or use
www.paypal.com to send the money.
can combine the s/h if you are ordering several items. My account with
Paypal is my email address
firstname.lastname@example.org. S/h is $7 for the first books and $2 for
each additional unless otherwise noted for the larger books. Out of
country s/h will cost more.
||Abbott, Downing Co
Their catalog & price list from 1895 with pictures
and drawings of their Coaches, buggies and wagons. 32 pages, soft cover 5½”
||Abbott-Downing: Coach and Wagon Makers to the World.
New book by the New Hampshire Historical Society presenting an overview of
the history of this company and the art and science of coach decoration.
Also a list of known surviving Concord coaches.
Soft cover, 8 1/2
x 11", 60 pages.
American Horse-Drawn Vehicles
Jack D. Rittenhouse.
One of the greatest books with a wide variety of buggies and wagons of all
kinds. The book is out of print - but I have found a few copies
with the dust jackets. Some jackets have slight tears but the book is in
very good condition. Hard cover 8 ½” X 11”.
$40.00 gently used
The Carriage Collection, The Museums
at Stony Brook The 80 vehicles listed and described in this book
is a small part of the entire collection. In these pages you can see the
various types of vehicles starting with a few European vehicles that were
used before production began in the US and includes Personal Vehicles, Gypsy
wagon, Coaches, Pleasure Driving, Sleighs, Freight & Trade, public
transportation and fire-fighting vehicles. Details include the Vehicle name,
maker, date (when known), dimensions and condition of the vehicle. Soft
cover,127 pages. This is going out of print! Also see the companion book
19th Century of Carriages.
Out of Print -one copy left
Carriage Terminology Don Berkebile One of the
most important books for your library. Detailed entries explain the use and
appearance of each carriage or wagon with 539 illus. This is the best book
for identifying of almost every vehicle. 488 pages, Cloth bound, 8½” X
11” This is out of print and I have a limited supply of new books. I am trying to get it printed again - but no guarantees. Mr. Berkebile died July 28, 2008.
$95 + $11 s/h This book is out of
print - one left
||First Mail West, Stagecoach Lines on the Santa Fe Trail,
Taylor. This is the history of the transportation business from 1850 to
1879, that helped
built the Southwest. The information was taken from commercial records,
ledgers, waybills and letters
showing the struggle for the Government mail contract. This book covers the
roads used, the land, the physical equipment of the line, their fares,
stations and accommodation for passengers, the nature of the country, the
people and the trade at the end of the route in New Mexico. Soft cover, 253
pages. 6 x 9 ¼"
$25 soft cover - 1 Hard cover for $45
||Horse-Drawn Commercial Vehicles,
Very well illustrated resource book covering hundreds of 19th century
vehicles used in business including stagecoaches, deliver wagons, fire
engines & more.
255 photos & Illus.160 pages. Soft cover 8” X 11”
Mail Vehicles, James H. Bruns. A pictorial scrap book of overland
vehicles, urban postal vehicles and rural free delivery vehicles.72 pages. 8 ¾" X 11 ¼ "
The How to Book
of Stagecoach Building, Jay D. Lambert Detailed step-by-step instructions on how to
build a Wells Fargo style stagecoach. Soft cover 8 ½” X 11”. This is back in print!
||Knights of the Whip
Stagecoach Days in Oregon, Gary & Gloria Meier This book is out of
print, but I have found a few new copies. I placed it in
this category because it has significant information for people interested
in stage coaches, stations, the drivers (whips), Wells Fargo & Co, the
road-agents and history of the routes from N. CA to Junction City, OR.
approx 6 x 9", 250 pages, soft cover.
Collection: Horse-Drawn Commercial VehiclesAn extensive
collection of over 90 horse-drawn vehicles including rare wagons, carts,
vans, trolleys, coaches, sleighs, buses, cabs, fire-fighting equipment,
and much more - all showed in beautiful color photos showing the front
and back side of this amazing collection of vehicles. Hard cover, 198
pages, 8 ½ x 10"
$39 s/h $11
Six Horses Captain William Banning and George Hugh Banning 5 ¾ x
8 ¼" Hard
cover, no dust jacket, in good condition. For more of the
first had history of the stage coach routes and drivers. History buffs will
love this one.
Sold I will look for another copy if needed
||Stagecoach Rare Views of the Old West 1849-1915
Sandor Demlinger Over 200 authentic photos of life in the old west. The Stagecoaches, wagons,
towns and the people who lived on the frontier of America. Abbott Downing &
Henderson stagecoaches and so much more 176 slick pages. 11" X 8 ½"
||Stagecoaches Across the American West 1850-1920
John A SellsThis is an historically accurate and a
comprehensive guide on how the stagecoach contributed to the settling of
the West. The 28 chapters are set up for easy reference and includes
information about specific areas or states for the stage routes and the
different stage lines in competition for the fares. Great photos and
route charge complete this book with 36 b&w photos, 27 color photos, 16 page color section. 11 x 8
½" Soft cover, 336 pages.
$44.95 + $12 s/h
||Stagecoach, Wells Fargo and the
American West, Philip L. Fradkin. A fascinating and rare
combination of Western and business history. Chapter 1 is BEGINNINGS 1852 -
1869, Chapter 2 is THE NEW REGIME 1870 -1906 and Chapter 3 is FEEDING
THE NATION 1907-2000. Hardcover with dust jacket, 250 pages, 6 ¼ x
9 ½" Some of the dust jackets may have a
few wrinkles or small tears, but otherwise in very good condition! I have 3
copies right now.
$25 soft cover and Hard cover $45
||Stagecoaches & Carriages Ivan Sparkes, "The roads, the vehicles, the accidents and hazards of the
route, form floods to highwaymen, both in Europe and America, are all
featured and entertainingly described." Nice illustrations of this historic
era. Published in 1975. Hardcover with dust jacket. 158 pages, 6 ¼
Sold - let me know if you want one and I will try to find one.
||Wagons, Mules and Men
How the Frontier Moved West Nick Eggenhofer
In addition to this being a wonderful historical reference it also has great
information on how a Conestoga wagon was constructed and how it differed
from a Prairie Schooner. This exciting account of the way America expanded
from Atlantic to Pacific places its emphasis on the vehicles our pioneering
forefathers used and on the animals that hauled the wagons and packed the
loads. Very well illustrated! Hard cover, 184 pages.
of print but I often find a copy.
||Wells Fargo, Images of America Dr. Robert J. Chandler Historic photos representing the banking
company, the men and women who worked for the company and the stagecoaches
that transported the people, mail and gold. 128 pages, soft cover, 6
½ " x 9
Most of these are useful for building full size
Stagecoaches or for building
s/h is $6 unless otherwise noted.
||Concord Coach, Ivan Collins - 1/8th scale.
||Yellowstone Coach, Ivan Collins - while not a stage coach - it is
still a thoroughbrace vehicle and was used to transport people around
the Yellowstone National Park. 1/8th Scale
||Abbott, Downing Mail Coach
by Wagonmaster, these plans were taken from
a coach in a museum in CA. It is possible the 39th
coach by Abbott, Downing. Built for Western Stage Co of Des
Moines, IA in 1865. There are 10 sheets of paper.
Here is a color model made from these
$40 + $7 s/h
||Mud Wagon by Wagonmaster, the western style stagecoach
(7 sheets, 24" X 32")
|| Abbott Downing Mud Wagon Stan
Teitge This set of plans include the
full size vehicle specification. The Scale 1 ½" = 12" or 1/8th scale.
Three pages of drawings 24" x 36" and 6 pages of specs.
||Making Model Carriages This is a
wonderful source of information for carriages and carts showing the
undercarriage, frame, gears, springs and a section on building model wheels.
Color photos throughout showing the Coronation Coach, a variety of model
vehicles, the Wells Fargo coach and how to build it and other vehicles,
including the Wagonette, brougham, wheels and more.104 pages, soft cover, spiral
+ $7 s/h
||Model Stage Coach by Windy Hill Patterns, templates and
step by step build for building a wooden model stage coach. You may want to get
the book "Wooden Mini Wheels" to make the wheels.
$12.95 + $6 s/h
||Franklin Mint Stagecoach
Stage Coach 1:16 scale. Comes with the
accessories pictured. This is not a
kit - it is a complete model with exquisite detail, includes the suit
cases, shotgun /rifles and other travel accessories. You can also
get the 4 horses and hardwood display base - see below.
Order number B11XK59 These
will be available again soon.
||Four Stage Horses 1:16 scale - to go with the Stage
Coach, includes the hardwood base with room to also display the coach.
Out of edition. I don't know if they will make more or not.
Stagecoach Kit Allwood Brand 1/ 16th scale. This kit has been discontinued and is hard to find
but I have a few in stock. All wood parts except a few screws
and a piece of thin wire - instructions are included. Ages 12 to Adult. 9
½" long x 6
¼" high x 4 ¾" wide.
$65 + $11 s/h on sale for $55
Stagecoach by Model Trailways #MS6001 Wood and metal parts.
1:12 scale. Length - 13 3/4", Width - 8 3/4".
This kit is
one of the most detailed and incredible kits I have seen. Parts include
laser cut wood, and many metal parts and pieces. Not for young kids.
Also by the same company is a
Conestoga Kit same price. See pages for Kits.
$229.99 Kit + $16 s/h
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