An unused vintage letter from Santa to Dearest Friend, accompanied with the envelope, marked Personal on the front and From Santa Claus by Secret Agreement with Montgomery Ward on the back. The letter talks about Santa's preparations for Christmas and the approaching sleigh ride with reindeers bringing good cheer and wishes for joy.With a picture of Santa, his finger to his lips hushing the team of reindeer all geared up and ready for the Christmas trip, with snow-topped roof..
A vintage Tlingit sterling silver cuff bracelet depicting Fog Woman from the tribe tale of Raven and Fog Woman. This bracelet was designed by Aleasa James who, according to the Metal Arts Group, is a "young Native American artist who developed her artistic style while living in Southeastern Alaska studying under Tlingit carver Gerald T. James of Auk Bay, and Tsimshian artist/carver Eli F. Milton of Metlakatla."
This Tlingit Native American bracelet measures 1-1/8 ..
A lot of 3 vintage melted popcorn plastic Christmas decorations, with two featuring candy canes and the other a teddy bear, Christmas tree and candy cane in a Christmas stocking. The double candy cane decoration is finished with a sprinkling of silver glitter. Two still retain their original Kage Company, Inc., marked as completely hand made and retaining the "Made in America with Pride" label; the other is of an unknown brand. The unmarked single candy cane decora..
From one of the more well-known California pottery companies of the mid-century era, this large Brayton Laguna Beach pottery figurine resembles a masked Siamese cat, finished in burnt orange and brown glaze. Note the cut-out eyes that, with the facial mask, almost gives the cat a piercing alien staring glare. A most unusual cat figurine that would be a delightful addition for any collection.Measures 8-1/2 inch high, to the tip of the ear, and 8-1/2 inch long, nose to tail.
A fabulous pair of fluted pink and gold Mid Century Modern table lamps with a cinched ceramic conical body, pleated above and below the gathered waist. Oh so pretty in pink, these lamps are perfect for a more feminine bedroom, with the New Look silhouette, fit and flare shape that span into the Hollywood Regency decor style with the sponged gold decoration and gold at the waist and base.Topping off the lamps in perfect retro style are the original fiberglass drum-shaped..
A green hand blown controlled bubble Swedish art glass bud or orchid vase likely dating to the mid century (late 1950s or early 1960s) and made by Baker of Sweden. With the original blue and silver foil label still intact, this vase stands 8-1/4 inch high and is in beautiful vintage condition, with no nicks, chips, cracks, or scratches noted. For the collector of Scandinavian mid century modern glass, this will make for a great addition to any collection...
From Hallmark's Kiddie Car Classics Collector's Series, this cast metal ornament is based on a 1953 Murray Dump Truck, featuring a movable tailgate and dumping mechanism. The fourth piece issued in the series, it is dated 1997 and is in its original packaging (w/ tag still attached and original Kiddie Car Classics informational brochure). Measures 3-7/8 inch long, 1-3/8 inch wide, and 2 inch high. ..
An unused 10-dime Gibson money Christmas card featuring Santa and his reindeer of 1950s vintage. The front of the vintage card shows Santa and one of his reindeer at the doorway of a red country barn, all decked out for holiday travel. Santa's beard and the white fur trim of his suit are decorated with glistening mica glitter. At the front barn loft 'window' is the first dime insert; open the fold-out card to find a Christmas tree on the second panel, glistening with mica gli..
This sweet antique hat pin has a 10k yellow gold pin top that resembles a pineapple or artichoke bud and has a Polynesian feel. Some may find it reminiscent of a Byzantine crown. The sides of the stick pin head are trimmed with braids that look like wheat heads, giving this simple yet elegant stick pin a most unusual look. A fabulously unique piece for the antique jewelry or stickpin collector.End to end, this pin measures 4-3/4" long, with a steel stick pin and a pin head th..
18-piece vintage Italian paper mache nativity set, made in Italy, with the tallest piece standing approx. 8-1/4 inch high. This set is believed to date to the 1950s or 1960s.All pieces show age-appropriate wear, with a few having some issues, none too severe or detracting from the overall appeal. There are some relatively minor rubs and chips in the paint, with the paint appearing to be original. One of the king figures has a split in the side, as shown. The f..
Offering an antique brown transferware Charles Meigh cabinet plate in the Jenny Lind pattern and dating to the 1850s. Plate is in very good condition, commensurate with age, with crazing but no chips or cracks; one edge transfer rub (under glaze, as made); and a visible seam in the transfer pattern, again as made. Measures 10" in diameter. Marked 1 Jenny Lind - C M & S - England...
Antique glass kerosene oil lamp in the Quartered Block pattern dating to the 1880s, in a single-piece construction, finished off with a smooth, plain-top chimney. This lamp is shown on pg. 299 of Thuro's book on Oil Lamps.
The kerosene lamp base has a footprint of 5-1/2" in diameter, an oil reservoir width of 6-1/2", and stands 6-3/4" high to the rim, approx. 10-1/4" high to the top of the burner. The chimney takes the lamp to its full 18-1/4" height. In excellent condi..
A lovely pair of antique Gorham salt and pepper shakers, the base wrapped in an intricate four-panel aesthetic band, trimmed by a row of thin beads and a smooth band. The straight-sided, cylindrical form is simple and sleek at the center, bearing no monogram. Near the top, at the base of the lift-off lid, is another band that, at first glance, appears to be swastikas but is actually a patchwork of offset Ts, their bases all pointing inward. The final touch of elegance is foun..
1927 vintage Bulova men's watch in the stylish Franklin art deco model, the square 14k white gold fill case handsomely engraved and inlaid with black enamel Greek key decorations at the corners. This manual wind mechanical watch features a radium dial and what appears to be Fuseaux hour and minute hands, both finished in a creamy white radioluminescent paint / enameling that accents both the hands and hour markers. A square second dial occupies the six o'clock position. This ..
A hard-to-find and absolutely gorgeous Wedgwood transferware plate featuring the Fallow Deer pattern in green. Measuring 10" in diameter, this plate is in near excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks noted, and about 99% of the transfer still strong and intact!
Marked "Fallow Deer / Wedgwood / Etruria England," with impressed "Wedgwood" and "Made In England" marks, as well as the dating code. Please note that I have multiple plates available.
Fabulous 1950 TRPQ (tall round pyro quart) Adams milk bottle with red pyroglaze on both the front and back panels, with the front reading Use Adams Pasteurized Milk - Rawlins, Wyo.and the back showing a cowboy bronc rider on a Wyoming Let 'er Buck bucking bronco in red pyro silhouette above the "BUILDS 'EM HEALTHY" logo, in a wide, cupped formation. The embossed lettering and heelmark / heel code around the base of the bottle reads: One Quart Liquid - Registered Sealed 1-11-1..
A precious unused vintage Hallmark money holder greeting card featuring Santa sending Season's Greetings in the greenest of ways. Open the card to reveal our favorite home Christmas scene - a Christmas tree all decorated and watching over the packaged gifts, with the fireplace center an oval cutout to reveal the money gifted inside.
Accompanied by its original envelope, this card measures 6-1/2" wide, 2-7/8" high, with the card back showing 10X 825-2, along with the Hal..
Preserved from the 1950s, here is an adorable hard plastic Knickerbocker female bunny rabbit baby's rattle toy, appropriately named Sister Rabbit. Standing 4-3/4" tal to the top of her upright ears, this rabbit holds a carrot between her hands and is dressed like a girl, wearing a blue pinafore dress with matching blue shoes. Marked on the back of her head: Knickerbocker - Plastic Co. - Glendale, Calif - Pat. Pend In excellent condition, with a nice healthy rattle and only sl..
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.)..
Rather jolly indeed, here we have a fabulous vintage 1950s pink Jolly Chef cooking spoon holder, appearing to have never been used, as it still has its advertising label on the one side. Made by the Reliance Plastics Co. of heat resistant styrene, this kitchen spoon holder will not only help to keep the stove top clean, it could also be used as an attractive vintage wall plaque. Measures 6-1/2" tall and 5" wide. Over the years, this Jolly Chef has lost a bit of the coloring o..
I've seen a lot of vintage gift wrap paper with a masculine design meant for that special man, but I must say I've never seen wrapping paper quite like this! I wish I could say I had more to offer of this vintage car blueprint style wrapping paper, but alas, this one sheet is all I have. All four edges are a bit rough, with one end of the paper discolored from a water stain. But the usable portion measures approx. 24 inch long and 15 inch wide, and includes unmarred depiction..
A great vintage Welly 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air diecast toy model car, 1:43 scale. Measuring 5 inch long bumper to bumper, this Chevy model car has a die cast body, opening doors and hood, a detailed interior, and rubber tires. Marked Welly No. 9012.
In excellent condition. No box...
Straight out of the 1960s, a fabulous king/jumbo size set of Marsh Allan Coffee Time metal TV snack tray tables, still with the original box. Tray tops are decorated with various sizes and styles of coffee cups in different colors, along with common phrases of coffee preferences - Make Mine Light, Perk Up, Half and Half, Just Half a Cup, Black For Me, Come 'n Get It, Have Another Cup and I'm Dieting. For the individual who loves their coffee and the olive green, bright ..
Fresh from the early 1960s, a fabulous, new old stock, never used, Scranton lace 100% cotton bedspread cover, a perfect finishing touch for a full size bed. The labeling states:Full bedspreadPoster BedChalet - 870797 in x 112 in.White1 BedspreadFab Trol Finish100% CottonMeasuring the bed cover from side to side / top edge to top edge, this measures 54" wide, with each drop measuring 21-1/2" long, for a total lace fabric width of 97". When I opened the box, this was folded nic..
1960s vintage no iron, flat full size percale sheet in a ribbon pattern of dainty yellow roses, the sheet edge trimmed in white floral lace. This JC Penney vintage sheet is NIP — still in its original, unopened packaging. Sheet is made of 50% polyester, 50% cotton, and has a finished size of 81 inch x 96 inch. Coding on packaging care instructions appears to date to 1967...
Perfect for a young child's room, this motion music box provides a bit of charm, both in sight and sound. The bright, colorful wooden clown stands at the back of a platform base, his hands moving as the music plays, bringing his smiling puppet friend to break out into a simple dance. At the front of the platform are a little flocked lion and a stack of two striped balls made of wood. I believe the musical movement may be either a Sankyo or Sanyo; the oval turn key is marked w..
A pair of eye-catching beauties, here we have two Vitro Agate type 1 Tiger Eye marbles, with the typical clear base glass wrapped in a royal blue patch on the top, a white patch on the bottom, and a two-color orange/yellow ribbon around the middle. Size: 15 mm in diameter (just under 5/8 inches) Condition: Mint (-); under loupe inspection I find only the tiniest pinpricks on each...
Published by the Knickerbocker Leather & Novelty Co., in the early 1900s, a wonderful antique set of 24 miniature leather bound books in a two-compartment box all containing a variety of condensed writings by Shakespeare. Each book measures 3-1/4 inches high, 2-1/4 inches wide, and approx. 3/8 inches thick. The boxed set is 7-3/8 wide, 5-3/8 deep, and 2-1/2 inches high.
Titles included are:
Anony and Cleopatra
As You Like It
A lot of 4 vintage knee hugger pixie elf Christmas ornaments made in Japan. Two of the knee-hugging elves wear red and white striped felt clothes and hat with green trim, while the other two smaller pixie elves are dressed in red with white felt. All four have hard plastic heads.The larger pixie ornaments are approx. 5-1/2 inch long, including their cap, with each having a blue and white Made in Japan label on the back. The other two pixies are approx. 4 inch long ..
Beautiful seven-piece Fenton carnival glass water set consisting of a pitcher and six tumblers in Fenton's Butterfly & Fern pattern (pattern #910), in an iridescent marigold, Fenton's Golden. Also known as Butterfly and Plume, the pitcher has a crimped top and stands an impressive 9-1/2" high, with a base diameter of 6", while the tumblers measure 3-7/8" high, with a rim diameter of 3".
Produced exclusively in the pitcher/tumbler water sets, this Butterfly & Fer..
Vintage depression glass Ekco pitcher-style mixing bowl with A&J mixer and metal splash guard lid, topped with a red painted wooden handle. This hand-crank beater is great for mixing up the morning pancake batter, use as an egg beater to scramble eggs, whip up some egg whites, or whisk the cream for dessert. The ribbed glass pitcher has a capacity of 4 cups and measures 6 inches high to the top of the pour spout and 7 inches wide, handle to spout. Underside of the pitche..
An unusual design for a punched tin cabinet panel, this one seems to depict a butterfly, in abstract form. If you're looking for truly vintage pie safe tin panels or tin for an old hoosier cabinet, jelly cupboard, or some other use in your rustic country kitchen decor, we've got a variety to choose from, all shown below.
Panel measures 10 inch wide and 14 inch long.
Please note, we have multiples available, each as found, with a touch of rust, as shown in the numbered phot..
A beautiful vintage Alley Agate superman marble with an opaque blue base brought to life with a swirl of red and yellow, at points blending to an awesome orange color.
Size: 15 mm in diameter (just under 5/8 inch)
Condition: There is a cluster of four small nicks (one crescent moon and three tiny fleabites) on one side, as shown in the last photos, and an under-surface hit/bruise that is only detectable under bright light...