A fabulous pair of Limoges cabinet plates by Tressemann & Vogt (also frequently referenced as Tressemanes & Vogt), each depicting a pair of fish in a net. Wonderful display plates, these have a creamy ivory backdrop for slightly different hand-decorated images of two fish swimming beyond a golden fishnet, with underwater foliage and seaweed enhancing the view. The plate rims and fish are gilt trimmed, with each plate draped with a gold net. Not quite round yet not qu..
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..
An unused vintage letter from Santa, accompanied with the envelope, marked Personal on the front and From Santa Claus by Secret Agreement with Montgomery Ward on the back. The letter is addressed Dear Little Chum and talks about Christmas magic and the reindeer and how, together, they'll be bringing joy on Christmas day.With a picture of Santa changing out of his boots and slipping his slippers onto his feet, while a young spotted fawn is curled sleeping nearby, two adult dee..
Set of 6 Hawkes cut crystal stems, I believe this stemware is the sherry wine glass in the Munster pattern, on Stem #4074, a size perfect for cordial / liqueur. A band of three offset rows of strawberry diamonds wraps around the upper half of the bowl's flared rim, while a single row of oval thumbprints floats near the bowl base, above the elegant knob stem. Stem stands approx. 4 inch high (with slight variance in height, stem to stem) on a smooth round base; rim diameter jus..
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 ..
Shop around and you'll find a number of these Uncle Sam register bank in the three-coin style, but I've had little (actually no) luck finding a link to one of these quarter registers in my research. With a single top slot coin drop, this hard-to-find quarter bank even works! I made the coin-saving mistake of dropping a couple of quarters in to test it before reading the instructions on the back, which lets the user know that the "First quarter deposited locks bank." Oops. I..
Here's a blast from the 1970s past, still in the box! Vintage Robert Shaw Lux Time Have a Happy Day smiley face alarm clock. This wind-up, two-bell alarm clock has a round yellow face with black oval eyes at 10 and 2 o'clock, a nose that holds the hour and minute hands, and a big happy smile that spans the lower half of the clock face. Below the mouth is the reminder to "have a Happy Day". In great working condition, this clock stands approx. 5-3/4 inch high to the top of the..
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..
Beautiful antique (circa 1910) German Hanau continental silver bowl with a pierced repousse floral urn motif, accented with floral swags and C-scrolls. Basket measures 5" in diameter and stands 1-3/4" high on a flared foot. The inner base of the bowl has a monogram initial that looks to be an "h" in an Old English monogram font. The hallmark is not crisp, but matches one I found on the 925-1000 silver hallmark site that shows a G under a crown, a P under a different crown, a..
Vintage unused Prize Christmas greeting card with a die cut fold-over, interlocking flap cover to complete a Christmas tree in true vintage style, all lit with candles. The cover reads Christmas Thoughts, with a scroll and scallop edging to the red frame. Inside the card reads To Greet You and all who gather around your Christmas tree with a cordial Merry Christmas and a Happy Year to be!Card measures 5-7/8 inch x 4-7/8 inch and is accompanied by its original envelope,..
Creamy ivory Noritake China gravy boat with attached underplate in the Gastonia dinnerware pattern, with a delicate gold floral trim around the rim and edges. Perfect for fine formal or elegant everyday dining. Measures approx. 9-1/4 inch long at the underplate, 7-3/4 long at the gravy boat, spout to spout, and 3 inch high.Marked in gold on the underside, as follows: Noritake China / Handpainted Japan / Gastonia / Shape Design Pat / 98827. The Gastonia pattern was relea..
For those who prefer to dine large in elegant style, a creamy white Monax American Sweetheart salver plate by MacBeth-Evans Glass Co., produced during the Depression era, from 1930 to 1936. This plate measures approx. 11-7/8 inch in diameter, at the widest points. I have multiples available, all showing little to no signs of use, and almost all in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks noted, looking virtually like new.This plate is rather heavy..
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...
Wedgwood bone china teapot in the Meadow Sweet pattern, a pattern for which I have a number of pieces available, so be sure to check out the other items.Wrapped in a cheery floral bouquet of delicate wild flowers, the teapot measures approx. 5" tall, to the top of the open-loop finial, 10" long, handle to spout, and 4-5/8" wide. In excellent condition with no nicks, chips, cracks, or other issues noted. Marked Wedgwood ® - Bone China - Made In England - Meadow Sweet...
Unused vintage Gibson greeting card with snowflakes and a bright pink sleigh on the cover loaded with ornaments, presents, and a tree, while inside is a green honeycomb tissue Christmas tree with Christmas tree candles printed on the card. The card cover says Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! with the inside reading 'Here's hoping your Christmas will turn out to be as gay and as bright as the lights on the tree. And here's hoping the New Year is might nice, too, and brings e..
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..
Looking for a vintage finial Christmas tree topper? This holiday season finish your tree with this sweet 11 inch triple indent vintage mercury glass tree topper, with a forest green and white bulb finished with three silver indents decorated with red and green.In good vintage condition with some wear and paint loss due to years of use, and nicks on the open rim at the base, but otherwise no cracks or breaks. ..
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.)..
For those who love vintage Mexican silver jewelry, a striking 1950s Antonio Pineda bracelet in a ball and plus design and made of 970 sterling silver in the Taxco region of Mexico. This hand wrought link bracelet from this highly collected modernist silversmith is featured in the Art Moderne - Machine Age Influence in the "William Spratling And The Mexican Silver Renaissance" book. The silver cross links are enhanced by eight dark green bead stones that appear to be jad..
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..
Fabulous McCoy vase from the mid century era, this basket weave vase has four upright ribs finished in a green textured wicker design at the bottom and a lighter lime green glossy glaze on the upper portion. This decorated vase style # 709-D is shown on a 1956 catalog page featured in McCoy Pottery, Vol. III (page 69), and was available in two color combinations — lime with green bisque and pink with brown.Measuring approx. 6-5/8 inch high, 5-3/4 inch wide, and 2-5/8 inch dee..
1953 vintage Buffalo China Christmas Carol Plate featuring the work of Buffalo pottery china artist Rix Jennings in what appears to be the transformation of Scrooge due to his visits with the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. NOTE: This is one of a few 1950s era plates I am offering from Buffalo China, which you will find featured below.Plate reverse is marked as follows: Dickens' immortal Christmas Carol has long symbolized the festive Holiday Season. The incom..
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...
1956 vintage Buffalo China Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol plate featuring the work of Buffalo pottery china artist Rix Jennings and depicting the Spirit of Christmas Past with a young girl. Around the image, it says Remember it, said Scrooge with fervor (to the Spirit of Christmas Past) I could walk it blindfold.NOTE: This is one of a few 1950s era plates I am offering from Buffalo China, which you will find featured below.Plate reverse is marked as follows:The Buffalo..