Send Christmas cheer to that dear aunt with this unused vintage Norcross die cut Christmas card featuring a white rabbit tucked away in a red boot trimmed with white flocked "fur" and evergreen garnish with Christmas bells. The card cover says, "Hello, Auntie!" and the message inside reads:But everyone would like to have an auntie just like you because you're nice as you can be and you do such nice things, too! Merry Christmas, Auntie - Here's lots of love.Back of card has th..
This Fenton treasure is the 9 inch crimped fruit bowl (ware #846) in mandarin red, a piece and opaque color combination that was produced only in 1934, long before Fenton began marking its glassware. According to Whitmyer's 'Fenton Art Glass 1907-1939,' mandarin red had a short production run, from 1933 through 1935, with these marbled pieces causing the 'greatest excitement' among collectors.This fabulous flared rim, crimped bowl stands 3-1/2" high and measures 9 inches in d..
Lovely crystal Fostoria divided two-part relish dish (#2496), in the Baroque pattern and finished with the Navarre etching (#327). Dish measures 8 inch long, handle to handle, 6-1/4 inches wide, and 1-5/8 inches high. In very good condition, with a shallow flake-type chip on the underside of one foot (there's no notable rough edges) and minimal signs of use. Please note, for those looking to finish their dining table settings, I do have other pieces in this same pattern, as s..
Estate 3D bell-shaped mechanical 14k gold charm with genuine turquoise beads around the bell top and a dangling pearl clapper. This is a sweet 14k gold charm for a bracelet or, if you wish, could even be worn as a petite pendant.While the clapper on this charm does actually move, the sound that the claw-set pearl makes against the inner wall of the bell is faint and almost indiscernible. Charm measures 21mm (13/16 inch) high, with a rim diameter of 15mm (9/16 inch). The turq..
A large (22 mm) vintage Czech marble with swirling thin yellow and red frosted stripes coming around from both sides, leaving a thin window to reveal the translucent center. Adding variety to its intriguing look, one view of this mib shows the stripes diving more toward the center, with a lone, stray thread of green/blue/black tagging along.
I've seen some of these referred to as bullet mold marbles, but don't know if that term is more accurate and appropriate than to sa..
For those times when elegance in stemware meets the perfect mixed drink cocktail (it's always five o'clock somewhere!), these Libbey Rock Sharpe Frontenac liquor cocktail glasses feature a beautiful cut crystal design. A ring of optic ovals sits above a horizontal band of laurel leaves, with the lower portion of the bowl finished in alternating semi-circle wreaths, one framing a wheel cut floral design. The exquisite tapered stems are wrapped in zipper cuts and to..
A super sweet, square miniature Russian lacquer box exquisitely decorated with a hand-painted image of a firebird, standing tall and stately with outspread wings and what appears to be a ring of fire halo around his head, or possibly a dark silhouette of the sun. The certificate that accompanies the box states: "This article has been painted in Russia exclusively for The Lucy Maxym Collection. It is guaranteed to be Genuine Russian Lacquer," going on to list the artist as Dom..
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..
Breathtaking 14k yellow gold starburst/sunburst seed pearl, opal and diamond brooch pin pendant, a Victorian Revival true beauty best appreciated up close and in person. Captivating the observer with its magical play of color in shades of blue and red, this pin/pendant features a European cut diamond (approx. 0.40 ctw) at the crowning center of a 10-point star, with four graduating seed pearls decorating each point. The mesmerizing beauty of this piece is heightened by..
A precious unused vintage Hallmark Slim Jim Christmas greeting card for that special sister, with a hint of fruity, a touch of fashion, and finishing off with a warm and fuzzy feeling, thanks to a couple of adorable kitties (the second cat, inside, featured at the center of an image of a pink Christmas ornament). The card greeting reads:We cannot pick our SISTERS
Like an APPLE or a PEAR,
We cannot pick and choose them
Like we do the HAT we wear,
To think of all..
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..
Sweet vintage 14k yellow gold heart pendant with gently arched sides and an overlapping top arch, set with 37 channel set baguette diamonds (0.50 ct. tw., J / SI2-I1). Pendant has a stationary rabbit ear bail and measures 21.75mm (7/8 inch) long and 16mm (5/8 inch) wide.A great vintage pendant gift of love for your girlfriend, wife or special person on Valentine's Day, birthdays, or any special day!Marked 14K, with additional marking appearing to be ADL, AGL, or ASL.Weig..
A sweet hard paste porcelain jewelry casket box, decorated around the front with a hand-painted floral bouquet on a pale pink background, and topped off with a clear beveled glass lid. Box measures 3-1/2 inch in diameter and stands approx. 3" high on four ball feet.In lovely condition, especially considering the antique nature of this vanity piece. There is a hint of verdigris in the crease where the metal base meets the porcelain casket, and there is a slight wobble,..
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 wonderful war-era perfume bottle with a daisy stopper, manufactured in the USA by Imperial Glass for Irving W. Rice & Co. of New York (IRice) in the early 1940s. The flat flower stopper is entirely smooth on one side, while the other side has a moulded diamond-point texture, which helps to catch and play with the light. The bottle itself measures 2-1/2" high and 2-3/4" wide, with the stopper bringing the assembled height to 5-3/4". The stopper has a shallow flake on the..
Add a bit of that vintage Christmas touch with this fabulous Stevens terry cloth hand towel, crisp, clean, and unused! Greet your guests with a Merry Christmas greeting on a towel featuring Santa's face on a Christmas bell that sits cradled in the midst of poinsettia flowers and holly berries and leaves. In excellent condition, measures 16" excluding the fringe and 11" wide. Tag reads Stevens Terrycloth - Stevens Fabrics - All Cotton - Made In U.S.A...
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 sweet elongated cameo lavalier pendant with a white carved cameo profile applied to a black onyx base in an open 10k yellow gold art deco setting, and seed pearls top and bottom, with another dangling below.Measures 1-1/8 inch long, not including the bail and dangler.This dainty vintage lavalier / lavaliere pendant makes for a perfect birthday gift for special women in your life or for mom on Mother's Day!Signed 10K on the bail.Weight: 1.5 grams..
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..
This sweet vintage handkerchief offers a sweet floral bouquet with a wide blue border that frames three large yellow chrysanthemum flowers, accented by tiny flower buds. Hanky has no tags or other markings, but appears to be cotton and has a white rolled edge. In excellent condition, with no stains, holes or frayed edges. Measures approx. 13-1/2" wide. ..
Another wonderful addition to the vintage buttons we have for sale, here is a set of 6 butterscotch Bakelite Blue Bonnet Pearlite vintage buttons will flower scalloped edging, still secure on the original card. Measuring 26mm in diameter, these flat, two-hole Pearlite buttons were marketed as a washable product and likely date to the 1930s. In beautiful condition with just a hint of curl to the card edges and corners...
Cute, cute, cute! Pair of figural open salts / salt cellar dips, with the duck body serving as the individual salt bowl, and the head decorated on each side with red enamel in the eyes. Although unsigned, 5000 Open Salts by Heacock & Johnson lists these as having been made in West Germany and originally marked with a paper label. Measuring 3 inch long from the tail to the beak and 1-3/8 inch wide, one of the ducks has a nick on the inside of the rim and another tiny flake..
Offering an old, worn, and fairly large Effanbee FAO Swartz Dy-Dee Baby doll layette box believed to date to the 1930s or early 1940s. Please note this is the box and booties only, with no doll included. This box measures 15-1/4 inch long, 11-1/2 inch wide, and 3 inch high.When I found this box, the pink cotton flannel-like booties were inside, but they have no labels or other markings to know whether they are for a Dy-Dee doll or some other. As they were in the ..
For the farm fresh chicken loving country gal who prefers more charm than the everyday "purse," a fun folk art woven saddlebag boho tote bag featuring a proud cockerel rooster on both sides. , This sweet cultural tote was likely made in Portugal and sold as a tourist souvenir to carry memories of treasured travels.Made of sturdy fabric that appears to be cotton, with a rug-like weight and woven texture that is then hooked like a hooked rug to create the raised 3D chicken desi..
Fabulous faceted French art glass paperweight featuring a cameo image of Sister Berta Hummel by Schmid dating to 1978. The white cameo sulphide is set on a cobalt blue ground, with the paperweight numbered on the underside, 1178 in a series of 4,000. Signed Sister Berta Hummel Visage Paperweight * France * 1978 * (c) Schmid * 1178 * 4000.Measures 2-3/4" in diameter at the base and stands 2" high.In excellent condition with a bit of shelf wear to the underside, but no nicks, c..
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..
Large S Kirk & Son Repousse two-piece carving knife and fork set, with sterling silver handles and stainless steel fork and blade. Knife measures 14-3/4 inch long, while the fork is 11-1/2 inch long. Both handles are 5-3/8 inch long.The fork appears to have had a folding clip on the back at one point, and the knife blade is showing signs of use and is likely due for a sharpening. Both handles are marked Sterling, while the base of the fork tongs is marked Stainless, and ..
A sweet lot of 12 green glass vintage buttons for the button collector, this set is shaped like petite flowers, with the button bouquet still on the original, somewhat tattered card. Measuring 10 mm in diameter, these shank buttons are in original condition. Likely date to the 1940s. Although not marked as such, I've seen many of these Superior Quality button cards marked as being fashioned by Eugenia...
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..
Single blade vintage Imperial toothpick Fish Knife with scaler on the blade back and a hook remover at the knife tip. This pocket knife measures 5 inch long with a 3-1/2 inch blade. The blade is marked Imperial, Providence, R.I. on the knife bolster, while Fish-Knife appears on the side shield and Hook Remover on the curved metal tip. The black knife casing has a jigged bone texture finish. Blade is firm, with no wobble. There is some oxidation to the metal, but no chips or..
Offering a set of four Wedgwood bone china napkin ring holders in the Meadow Sweet pattern, each one still in its original box. This is a pattern for which I have a number of pieces available, so be sure to check out the other items.
Slightly octagon in shape with the inner ring truly round, these napkin rings measure approx. 1-5/8" in diameter. Each is wrapped in a cheery floral bouquet that covers seven of the eight bright white panels in a variety of delicate wild flo..
An elegant creamy ivory square Noritake Gastonia salad plate with an ornate floral gold trim. Measuring 8-3/8 inch, side to side, and approx. 9-1/2 inch corner to corner, this plate size is perfect for light lunch dining as well. Marked in gold on the underside, as follows: Noritake China / Handpainted Japan / Gastonia / Shape Design Pat / 98827. The Gastonia pattern was released in the 1930s and has since been discontinued. This salad plate is in excellent conditi..
One of two old wooden 4-fold folding rulers available here at Flashback Alley (see below), this vintage Star Leader measures 1/2 inch wide and 24 inch long and with metal hinges, including a round hinge at the center. One side of the ruler appears to have no markings, while the other side is incised STAR LEADER, along with PRICE 10 CENTS, and a faint MADE IN U.S.A. No other names or markings are found on either the wood or the metal. This ruler is as found, with obvious age, ..
Unbranded vintage 24 inch Warranted Boxwood 4-part, 4-fold wooden folding ruler with brass hardware, including a round hinge at the center. One side of the ruler is incised with WARRANTED BOXWOOD to the sides of the 9, while the other side of the rule has a faint MADE IN U.S.A. to the sides of the 15. No other names or markings are found on either the wood or the metal. This ruler is as found, with obvious age, use and wear leaving some numbers more faint than others. It open..