A wonderful Akro Agate teapot from the line of children's toy dishes, in cobalt blue, softly marbleized with wisps of white showing here and there. According to The Complete Line of the Akro Agate Co., the smaller size pieces had 18 interior panels while the larger had 16. The dart-shaped ribbons (which are not always found on the serving pieces) are in groups of 5 on the small size, with 7 ribbons on the larger size.
Each side of this child-size toy teapot is decorated ..
Absolutely wild, here's a colorful bird to add to your menagerie of tin wind-up toys. At first glance, I thought this little guy was a fish, but then once I took in his litho features, I realized that his bird beak was just "painted" on. With a lime green underbelly that actually glows under a black light, I'm speculating he dates to the 1960s.
Stands 2-1/2" high and a rather stocky 1-3/4" wide, marked on the tail underside with the Yone diamond mark, No. 2172, Made in J..
Cute as can be, this vintage Lehmann duck friction toy is appropriately named Quak, and was model #938. With a bright red bill, this wide-eyed toy duck will run around once you get his wheels all fired up and ready to go. Made in West Germany, this circa 1960 friction toy is in very good condition. Quak stands approx. 3 inch high. ..
Here's one happy, smiling vintage pig! A 1950s Plakie hard plastic baby rattle with the head taking the figural form of a pig. The rattle base and back are baby girl pink, with the rattle handle showing an embossed Plakie mark on both the front and the back. Rattle measures 4-3/4 inch long. In good, as-found condition, commensurate with age. (There's a bit of coloration loss on the pig's mouth and nose, and the handle has light handling smudges.)..
1963 vintage wooden mechanical Gregor Creations pull string marionette clown, made in Austria. Pull the string that hangs from the bottom and the clown throws up his hands and kicks out his legs, sticking out his bright red tongue to finish off the amusing sentiment.
Measures approx. 6 inch high, from the top of his green hat to the bottom of his unmatched shoes. Marked on the reverse 1963 - Gregor Creations Inc N.O. LA. - Made in Austria
More than just a toy, this colorful..
Vintage U.S. Metal ratchet-type noise maker wrapped in colorful, fun-loving images that yell out "PARTY!" in every respect. The tubular noise maker barrel measures 4-1/2" long and 1-1/8" wide, and has a red plastic handle and inner noise-making gear. In very good condition, with relatively little wear, considering its age. Marked U.S. Metal Toy Mfg. Co. N.Y. - Made in U.S.A. along the side. Likely dates to the early 1950s. ..
Oversized 1970 Visit to the Supermarket Coloring Book with a wonderfully delightful vintage cover illustrated by L.B. Cole, most noted for his comic book work. Measuring approx. 14-3/8" high and 10-1/4" wide, this coloring book has a total of 48 pages (including the "Lets Go Shopping" inner cover page), all clean and color free. No pages are torn, but the outer top and inner bottom corners have varying degree of curls and creases, none overly offensive or beyond t..
Vintage U.S. Metal noise maker with four clown faces around the upper surface of a round pillow-shaped top, with a green plastic handle. The rattle-type noise maker top measures approx. 3-1/4 inch in diameter. In good condition, with a collection of small, superficial surface scratches and some minor areas of rust on the underside. Marked with the company's green round logo that reads U.S. Metal Toy Mfg. Co. - Made in U.S.A. Likely dates to the early 1950s. ..
Another vintage lithograph noise maker from days gone by, with this
U.S. Metal pan-shaped clacker / clapper noise maker decorated with what
looks to be a variety of Masquerade Ball dancers. Measuring 8" long and 4-1/8" wide, the front decoration is largely intact, with a bit of rust and wear around the edges and back, and some contact scratches on the front. Marked
with the company's green round logo that reads U.S. Metal Toy Mfg. Co. -
Made in U.S.A. ..