All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Contemporary item #1266403 (stock #13031310)
This knife measures 12" long. It is marked Crocodile Bowie I (with crocodile image). It is also marked Frost Cutlery with the Maker's Mark. The handle is multi-colored, paka wood with inlaid scrimshaw ship and whale, signed by artist. The beautiful, colored scrimshaw inlay measures 1 3/4" x 3/4". The knife is also marked SURGICAL STEEL JAPAN. It is not new; but, it has never been used and is in "new" condition. Please email with any questions!
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1960 item #1266375 (stock #BA917)
Measuring 3 3/4 inches tall, this rarely found, bisque, black baby doll rests in a 6 inch long Peanut!

The little black doll retains its original cloth diaper and swaddling blanket with arm holes. The blanket shows spotted soiling. The baby doll features a nicely hand-painted face with the bisque in excellent condition with the exception of the right foot...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #1266374 (stock #BA916)
Manufactured circa 1920's by the Wurts Creation Company, this scarcely-found, Black Chef, kitchen collectible doubles as both a string holder and a grocery list memo board!

Constructed of painted wood that is nailed and glued together, this vintage collectible retains quite a few of its original but yellowed-with-age grocery shopping list pages. The holder/board retains a ball of string and a stub of an older, red pencil...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1950 item #1266367 (stock #BA915)
Offered is a very interesting, scarcely-seen, Black Americana child's toy from the 1920-30's era.

Measuring 7" long x 4.5" high x 4" wide, this colorful toy features two African-American boxers who are activated by jiggling the paddle which causes the boxer's arms and legs to freely fly about.

The boxers have painted wooden bodies with lithographed tin arms and legs...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #1266317 (stock #BA914)
Offered is an antique, C1910, German-made dexterity puzzle that measures 1 1/4" in diameter and 3/8" thick. This delightful game features a top-hatted Dandy smoking an elongated cigarette along with 4 white balls of unknown material construction that the player is challenged to fit into 4 tiny holes on the game surface.

Colorful detailing on cardboard covered-bottom is marked "Germany"...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #1266316 (stock #BA913)
Measuring 1 3/4 inches in diameter x 5/16 of an inch high, this rarely-found, circa 1920’s, dexterity game depicts a small black boy with Fez blowing bubbles out of a pipe! The puzzle is quite colorful and is very visually appealing! The puzzle contains 4 tiny white balls of unknown material, that, with the proper manual dexterity, are to be placed in the four bubbles the boy is blowing!

Constructed of tin with a cardboard lithographed image and a glass cover, this game has a mirrored back...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1990 item #1266102 (stock #3398)
This program was autographed by Lauren Bacall in Australia in 1986 when she played the part of The Princess Kosmonopolis in Tennessee Williams' play "Sweet Bird of Youth". It is in good condition with no tears, but with slight curling to the corners.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1950 item #1265967 (stock #BA911)
Measuring approximately 3" x 3", this rarely found tin mechanical toy features a monkey at the unfortunate mercy of a black lady hitting him with a mallet!

Unmarked, the toy was likely produced in post WWII Germany. It is in wonderful, barely-used condition with just the tiniest degree of scratching wherever metal rubs metal during toy movement...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #1265864 (stock #BA910)
Offered are two fabulous, vintage, sterling silver, Black Memorabilia, souvenir demitasse spoons- one featuring the iconic image of Johnny Griffin and the other featuring a very nicely executed head of a black gent!

Measuring 4 inches long, both spoons are in excellent condition with some age-related tarnishing evident...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #1265850 (stock #BA909)
These racially derogatory, circa early 1930's, BLACK FACE, cardboard advertising boxes are labeled "Nigger Head Tees". Once containing eight golf tees, the tees unfortunately, have long ago been used and lost. The boxes are extraordinarily rare, and this offering is the first I have ever had in my many years of specializing in Black Americana...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1910 item #1262682
ANTIQUE CANVAS
$500.00
Jack London was a war correspondent for the San Francisco Examiner in 1904-1905. This is an original press photo. Rare. Black and White. Approximately 8 inches x 10 inches. The creasing throughout in no way diminishes this historical photograph. Jack London photographs seldom appear on the market. This is a well known photograph documenting his time during the Russo Japanese war. A great find. Thanks for looking!
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1910 item #1262681
ANTIQUE CANVAS
$400.00
Original black and white photograph of Jack London and Charmain in Honolulu in 1907. There are other images from this photo shoot, this one is unique from the others. This is inscribed "Snark Days in Honolulu". Possibly a press photo. Approximate dimensions 8 inches x 10 inches. The top of the photo is affixed to a board. This photo was part of a Jack London exhibit at a now closed Jack London museum in Oakland, CA. A rare find. Good antique condition. Good solid color...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Royal : Pre 1990 item #1260257 (stock #7065)
DESCRIPTION: A Ryko clear vinyl high quality pressing of Mahavishnu John McLaughlin's My Goals Beyond lp (RALP 0051).
-COVER: 9 vsl edge paper cracking, sm corner bump/wear
-DISC: VISUAL: 10 MINT
-LABELS:10 MINT

CONDITION ABBREVIATIONS and NOTES: MINT (as issued) is 10, with each post-manufacture flaw subtracted from this rating - slight flaws are 1/2 point each, typical flaws are 1 point each, severe acceptable flaws are 2 points...
‘Lamberts Teas are the Best’ As a child I remember Lamberts in Norwich who were importers of fine teas, coffee, tobacco etc. Theses aromas in the shops have stayed with me all my life. They had two shops within Norwich and large warehouses. This sign is a nice canary yellow colour with black lettering. One or two battle scars which is quite normal. Size: 57cm by 76.5cm
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1950 item #1253947 (stock #BA903)
Measuring approximately 7 inches long by 1.75 inches high, these untouched, unused, all-original, porcelain-enameled, 1940-50s, metal signs are extraordinarily RARE pieces of Black American history-- artifacts of the "Jim Crow" era when segregation of the African American race was unfortunately, most commonplace.

These signs were found in March of 1971, inside the abandoned and decaying basement of the former Philadelphia Enameling Works factory at the corner of 13th and Vine Streets in Ph...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #1253944 (stock #BA905)
Offered for separate purchase are two, RARELY FOUND, salesman sample boxes of Sharpoint Black Face Wire Cobbler's Nails measuring a very diminutive 2" tall x 1.25" wide and 1.75" tall x 1" wide!

The trademark for Sharpoint is a cleverly-designed, eye-catching, broadly smiling image of an African American gent...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #1253759 (stock #GODautoWater)
Very Rare artist signed French Black Memorabilia automaton pocket watch. Hand painted in vibrant colors on the enamel dial is a black man holding a watermelon that moves back and forth along with his hand. A big "B" is in the background with the words "Bondage, Blood, and Bitter" which we believe is also a Biblical reference. Internal workings by Doxa, 15 rubis, case and works inscribed, this watch measures 2" in diameter...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Autographs : Pre 1950 item #1251914 (stock #2718)
These two autographed photos of Sonja Henie are in a freestanding bifold leather frame and measure 8" x 10". The one on the left shows Sonja in a skating pose and is signed "Sincerely Sonja Heine" The other one shows her in a head and shoulder shot and inscribed " To Alan Johanson Good luck and best wishes Sonja Heine" They are in good condition. Sonja Heine was born in Norway in 1912 and died in 1969...