Antigue Ivory Chess Set, 1830-1850. This set had been purchased in Istanbul in the 1930's by Bill Mattson, a midwestern Collector of Eurasian and Anglo Asian Unique Antique Objects. This is hand carved with no discernable marks alluding to the carver or company...
Strawser Folky carved bird signed" DBS '70". Stands 6" high x 8" long (with stand).
Very classy Swiss mountain hiking stick-has handle made of Alpine goat horn and a cloven hoof -has iron tip to pierce rocky soil--piece was bought in Luzern, Switzerland and bears hiking enamel badges from Luzern, Zermatt, Saltzburg and other mountain areas-These sticks were carried with great pride by European hikers who celebrated hikes with these metal badges affixed to canes carried on the hike--this one is especially nice with the elaborate handle-35 inches long-no repairs or condition prob...
Here you go folks - an instant, vintage collection of 13 pieces of English porcelain crestware souvenir miniatures...
A Stunning Amber Glass Pelican Figurine made for the 20th Anniversary of the Fostoria Glass Society of America.Piece is marked: 20th ANNIVERSARY 1980-2000 FGSA 00.A beautiful collectible keepsake.
A vintage 19th century Mauchline ware wooden souvenir string or thread holder depicting a view of Carlingford, Ireland with a photo transfer. This 2-1/2" tall box is 3-1/4" across the base and it has a bone (probably) eye through which the string can be drawn. This souvenir is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, losses, damage or repairs...
Measurements: 4 1/4" long with Art Nouveau design of flowers and leaves produced by the Adams Manuf. Co. in 1905.
The metal is silver plate over brass.
The name on the spoon - Eurtrophia - is the name of a horse breeding farm in Ohio. (The word, eutrophia, refers to nutrition.)
I believe the spoon is a souvenir spoon from this equestrian farm, but that is only my best guess.
Perhaps it was a souvenir of a turn of the century spa/health farm which focused on good nutrition.
A small mixed metals trinket box from Chile.
2" x 1"~ 58.8 grams
Celluloid souvenir doll figure made in Johannesburg, South Africa. This doll was given to me by a former teacher of mine in the early 1970's. He said he purchased it at the 1939 World's Fair in New York or the Chicago Exposition I'm not sure which. It is in excellent condition since it has been stored in a box and then in a display case. It is 8" to the top of his headdress, 6 1/2" to the top of his head, the shield and spear are 4 1/2" tall...
Ca 1950 Highly collectible mahogany bookends with the stamp of the Gomez Shop 412 Consulado St. One maraca is etched "Cuba" along with a shore scene and palm trees; the other, "Havana" with lighthouse, flag and rocky shore. One maraca is a bit loose from its square back but works fine. Light wear on the backs- appropriate for age.
8" x 4" x 4-1/2"
This is a very collectible American coin silver souvenir spoon comprised of a flared handle, the top having a detailed bust of Christopher Columbus, the rim framed by the words 1492 Columbus 1892 and WORLDS FAIR written down the shaft of the handle, circa 1892, maker's mark on the back of the spoon A1 Coin Silver Co.; Measurements- 4 5/8 inches long; Condition-Excellent
elegant stand by wong oi of HK