On a whim, I decided to do a search for  "Quincy, Illinois" on eBay. 936 active listings returned. There are a lot of postcards for sale, along with photos, promotional pens, hats from old businesses, and yearbooks. There are also listings for a few items that I thought were particularly interesting.

 

1. Jan. 1, 1877 $500 Quincy, IL- First National Bank of Gem City Business College

In the description for this item, the seller speculates that the note is a "well preserved note probably because this high denomination was unobtainable by the students." College students have no money. Some things never change.

 

 

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2. 27 copies Dick Brothers Brewing Cp Quincy Il, Dick's Digest WWII New Updates

There is quite a bit of Dick's Brothers Brewing memorabilia available on eBay. That's probably not too surprising, considering Dick's Brothers was an even larger brewery than Anheuser-Busch, years ago. The pamphlets for sale in this auction published "up to the minute news," starting at Pearl Harbor.

 

 

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3. 1971-72 Quincy High School Wrestlers Photo Card Quincy IL

Recognize any familiar faces in this photo?

 

 

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4. 1960 St Francis Solanus Parish Quincy IL Illinois A Century of Service 1860-1960

This book appears to be in nice shape, and there's probably a ton of local history to be learned from it.