Our 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!

1970’s – RARE Ezra Brooks Kentucky Whiskey Old Capitol Decanter.

These Ezra Brooks Whiskey Decanters are very rare. Made in 1971, this Old Capitol Decanter came filled with great sippin’ whiskey. The whiskey’s long gone but this ceramic decanter is one fine collectible for all Hawkeyes! This one still has the original box included and is fine shape! FREE SHIPPING!

$100.00


Authentic University of Iowa ‘Tiger Hawk’ Letter Jacket – Size XL – DeLong

DeLong Brand – Official Tiger Hawk Leather Arms Letter Jacket – XL – Used – but in good shape – You’ll love it! Non-Smoking Home – FREE SHIPPING

$80.00


Remembrance Park: The Fur Trading Era in Johnson County, Iowa and a Proposal for a Wildflower Park to Contemplate the Origins of the County.

BRAND NEW 2022 – JUST RELEASED – Compiled by Marybeth Slonneger – A stunningly beautiful book – filled with color photographs – and rich history – the story of Johnson County, Iowa’s first settlers in the 1830’s. By Hand Press, 313 pages – paperback – price includes shipping. Order today!

$24.95

Finials: A View of Downtown Iowa City.

Marybeth Slonneger’s 2015 paperback – NEW – FRESH COPY. 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. Price includes shipping. Limited number of copies remain!

$30.00

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

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

$25.00

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But He Doesn’t Know The Territory – Meredith Willson (H/C 1959)

A RARE FIND! Iowa’s Music Man – tells the story of how he wrote ‘The Music Man’ – WOW! Author: Meredith Willson Publisher: GP Putnam & Son Date: 1959 – First Edition This is a very good copy – hardcover – from Denver Public Library – see pics. A must-have book for all Iowa historians/musicians/Broadway classic!

$80.00


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


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


The Annals of Iowa – Volume One 1863 – Hardcover Reprint 1964 – State Historical Society

Publisher: State Historical Society of Iowa – Iowa historian William J. Peterson edited this 1964 reprint of The First Edition of The Annals of Iowa -published in 1863. This is one of the earliest books written about Iowa history. A true classic in an affordable 1964 reprint version. A must-have for all serious Iowa historians. FREE SHIPPING!

$25.00


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 Set of 1969 Johnson County Iowa License Plates

Here’s your chance to have a rare set of Iowa license plates from 1969 – issued in Johnson County – #52. In good condition – one plate is a bit more ‘used’ than the other – with a small cut-out at lower bottom. But a RARE SET Indeed! FREE SHIPPING!

$50.00


Mississippi River Panorama Henry Lewis’ Great National Work

A classic paperback book from 1979 by Iowa historian – William J. Peterson. AMAZING BOOK covers the story of Henry Lewis – who traveled up & down the Mississippi River – sketching dozens of scenes. Upon his return to St. Louis – he created a HUGE MOVING PANORAMA that marveled audiences in the 1840’s! A must-have picture/reference book for all Iowa historians – Mississippi River enthusiasts. GOOD CONDITION – cover scuffs – binding loose – see pics – but still a GREAT FIND! FREE SHIPPING!

$30.00


1938 United States 3-cent Iowa Territorial postage stamp PLATE BLOCK

In 1938, the USPS issued this commemorative postage stamp (Scott #838) celebrating Iowa’s Territorial Centennial (1838-1938). This 3-cent stamp features Old Capitol and is becoming a rare collectible. We have a limited number of Plate Blocks in stock. Order yours today!

$8.50


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


1900’s Scenic View of SUI Campus 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 postcard pictures the SUI campus as it was around 1910. Includes a nice Oct-1910 postmark from Iowa City.

$5.00


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1920’s Scenic View of SUI Campus 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 postcard pictures the SUI campus as it was around 1920. This card is FRESH & UNUSED! 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.

$5.00


1940’s Greetings From Iowa Penny Postcard

Fresh – like new – unused “Greetings From Iowa” Postcard. Colorful & Unique. Only a handful in stock! FREE SHIPPING!

$5.00


1962 – SUI Picture Cards – Old Capitol – Set of 5

Back in 1962 – SUI sponsored campus events where they gave away these beautiful Picture Cards (6″ x 4.5″) featuring Old Capitol. These cards are blank on the back – high quality paper – and would make great gifts for Hawkeye fans. We have a good supply at a GREAT PRICE – FREE SHIPPING!

$5.00


1962 – SUI Picture Cards – Old Capitol – Set of 10

Back in 1962 – SUI sponsored campus events where they gave away these beautiful Picture Cards (6″ x 4.5″) featuring Old Capitol. These cards are blank on the back – high quality paper – and would make great gifts for Hawkeye fans. We have a good supply at a GREAT PRICE – FREE SHIPPING!

$8.50


1962 – SUI Note Card – Old Capitol – Emeritus Club Dinner

Back in June 1962 – SUI sponsored an Emeritus Club Dinner at Burge Hall – Part of the evening’s festivities included these nice SUI Note Cards (6″ x 4.5″) featuring Old Capitol. A beautiful item from the SUI days in 1962. FREE SHIPPING.

$5.00


1965 University of Iowa – Informational Postcard – A Rare Find!

Hold The Phone! In 1965, the University of Iowa moved from switchboard operators to automated direct dialing! A big deal in the 1960’s and this unused Informational Postcard was used to inform the public of the big change!

$10.00


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

Interested in owning your own Pulitzer Prize winner Frank Miller sketch? A friend of Our Iowa Heriage, Eric Berkland, has this unique sketch by Frank Miller, drawn for his mother at the Pork Producers Convention in Des Moines in 1972. The sketch measures 27″ x 31″. Click here to contact Eric directly for details. Tell Eric Our Iowa Heritage sent you!


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