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The definitive book of historic picture postcards of Laurel, Maryland dating from the early 1900s to the 1990s.
The definitive book of historic picture postcards of Laurel, Maryland dating from the early 1900s to the 1990s.
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    An online thank you

    Your name will be added to the list of backers, and included in a special thank you blog post on both laurelhistory.com and LostLaurel.com. Please note that this does not include a copy of the book itself, which starts at the $40 pledge level.

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    Acknowledgment in printed book

    Your name will appear printed in the book's acknowledgments section as a special contributor via the Kickstarter campaign. Please note that this does not include a copy of the book itself, which starts at the $40 pledge level.

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    A signed, limited-edition book

    You'll be among the very first to receive your copy of Postmark Laurel! Your name will also appear printed in the book's acknowledgments section as a special contributor via the Kickstarter campaign.

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    Book + 1960s Arthur's Motel postcard

    Receive a signed first edition of the book plus the original 1960s unmailed postcard from Arthur's Motel. It is the exact card that was scanned for the book.

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    2-Book Deal: Save $10!

    Get a special deal when you pledge to buy TWO books! Not only will you be among the very first to receive your copy of Postmark Laurel, you'll get a second book at a $10 discount! Your name will also appear printed in the book's acknowledgments section as a special contributor via the Kickstarter campaign. This is the perfect package if you plan to buy a book for yourself and another as a gift.

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    First Class Thank You

    You'll receive a signed copy of the book, and your name will appear on a special "First Class Thank You" page as an acknowledgment of your generous contribution.

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    Book + 1942 Laurel High School postcard

    Receive a signed first edition of the book plus the original postcard from 1942 showcasing the original Laurel High School. It is the exact card that was scanned for the book.

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    Book + 1936 Laurel Race Track postcard

    Receive a signed first edition of the book plus the original postcard from 1936 showcasing Laurel Race Track. It is the exact card that was scanned for the book.

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    3-Book Deal: Save $20!

    Get a special deal when you pledge to buy THREE books! Not only will you be among the very first to receive your copy of Postmark Laurel, you'll get a total of three copies at a $20 discount! Your name will also appear printed in the book's acknowledgments section as a special contributor via the Kickstarter campaign. This is the perfect package if you plan to buy a book for yourself and additional copies as gifts.

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    Book + Outriders' Diner postcard

    Receive a signed first edition of the book plus the original 1940s postcard from Outriders' Diner. It is the exact card that was scanned for the book.

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    Book + 1908 Trolley Station postcard

    Receive a signed first edition of the book plus the original postcard from 1908 showcasing the Electric Car Station—the building that is currently Oliver's on Main Street. It is the exact card that was scanned for the book.

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    2 books + 1920s Laurel Hotel Postcard

    Receive TWO signed first editions of the book plus the original postcard from the 1920s showcasing the infamous Laurel Hotel (and the less-infamous Patuxent Building, which still stands at the corner of Main Street and Washington Boulevard). This rare postcard has never been mailed and is in mint condition. It is the exact card that was scanned for the book.

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    2 books + 1921 Washington Ave. Postcard

    Receive TWO signed first editions of the book plus the original postcard from the 1920s showcasing Washington Avenue (modern-day Route 1 South) at Main Street. This extremely rare card was mailed in 1921. It is the exact card that was scanned for the book.

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    2 books + 1940s B/W Main Street Postcard

    Receive TWO signed first editions of the book plus the original postcard from the 1940s showcasing Main Street in black + white. This rare postcard has never been mailed. It is the exact card that was scanned for the book.

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    2 books + 1910s Main Street postcard

    Receive TWO signed first editions of the book plus the original "Main Street Looking East" postcard from the 1910s. This rare postcard has never been mailed and is in mint condition. It is the exact card that was scanned for the book.

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    2 books + 1910s Main Street postcard

    Receive TWO signed first editions of the book plus the original "South Main Street" postcard from the 1910s. This rare postcard has never been mailed and is in mint condition. It is the exact card that was scanned for the book.

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    2 books + 1910s Washington Ave. postcard

    Receive TWO signed first editions of the book plus the original "Washington Avenue (Branch of Lincoln Highway)" postcard from the 1910s. This rare postcard has never been mailed and is in mint condition. It is the exact card that was scanned for the book.

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    2 books + 1910s B&O Railroad postcard

    Receive TWO signed first editions of the book plus the original "B & O Railroad Station" postcard from the 1910s. This rare postcard has never been mailed and is in mint condition. It is the exact card that was scanned for the book.

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    $500 Corporate Pledge

    Your corporation's name and address listed in the book as a special acknowledgment, plus 5 copies of the book.
    Not only is this a terrific advertising opportunity for local merchants—one which lasts longer and has more visibility than your typical ads—but one that shows that you've generously supported a unique, local project by helping to make this book!

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    Guest Speaker/Presentation + 10 Books

    I'll visit your historical organization, museum, school, church, or other nonprofit group (must be in the DC/MD/VA area) and give an engaging PowerPoint presentation on the historical postcards of Laurel. Your group will also receive TEN signed copies of the book, which can be resold or donated as you please.

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    Guest Speaker/Presentation + 100 Books

    I'll visit your historical organization, museum, school, church, or other nonprofit group (must be in the DC/MD/VA area) and give an engaging PowerPoint presentation on the historical postcards of Laurel. Your group will also receive ONE HUNDRED signed copies of the book, which can be resold or donated as you please.

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