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..
A gorgeous, ornate Victorian cast iron corner shelf in an Eastlake and aesthetic movement style, made to look like ebonized wood, and likely dating to the 1880s. While most of these corner shelves are made of wood, the iron construction of this one suggests its original intended use was as a hearth or parlor stove shelf, built to to withstand heat.Measuring 13-1/2 inch long and approx. 5-1/2 deep (the straight side walls are 5 inch deep), this metal corner shelf is..
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..
Vintage 10k rose gold women's garnet ring featuring an oval faceted garnet surrounded in seed pearls. Ring top measures 10.5mm east to west, 7.75mm north to south, with a v-shaped flare band embellishment at each shoulder.Ring size: 6-1/2Bears no hallmarks but tests at or slightly above 10k...
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...
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...
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..
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..
Vintage figural decanter depicting a St Louis Blues hockey player, created by Paul Lux in 1971 for Colonial China and Old Blue Ribbon Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The hockey player is standing in full uniform with ice skates and holding a hockey stick in front of him.
Originally holding 4/5 quart of 5 year old 86 proof whiskey, this pottery decanter bottle is now empty. The decanter is in great condition, with no nicks, chips or cracks. There still is a bit of paper ..
Vintage Roly Poly Chein Santa tin lithograph figural decoration, made by CHEINCO in the USA and dating to 1980. Perfect for a candy container, Santa measures about 6-1/2" tall, 5-1/2" in diameter, with an opening of 3-1/2" in diameter when the head is removed. In very good condition, with some very minor surface scratches and one clear blemish (perhaps leftover glue from a sales sticker). No box. ..
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...