Unusual & scarce 8 sided (most are 6 sided) vintage sterling gambling device called "PUT AND TAKE." Carried in the pocket by men who could initiate a gambling game almost anytime and anywhere, and could be played by any number of 2 or more men. It's an easy game that was a popular form of spontaneous gambling. These devices came in a variety of sizes and materials; brass being the most common and sterling being quite rare and desirable. ...click for details
High Style Art Deco Mixed Metals (pink/rose gold, yellow gold and sterling)and Enamel Cigarette Case - the mixed metal design is on the front and the back. The interior has a gold wash. Both the spring for opening the case and the spring on the interior cigarette holder are in good working order. Marked "STERLING 14K" on the interior holder. The catch is tight. ...click for details
4 ART DECO SILVER PLACE CARD or MENU HOLDERS each in the shape of a stylized bird. Each holder is marked SILVER on the bottom along with a diamond shaped cartouche with the letters C.P.O in the center of the diamond.
The base measures 2" x 7/8" and the height is 1 1/8."
A wonderful vintage combination bookmark/letter opener commemorating Joan of Arc (JEANNE d'ARC), national heroine of France. An image of Joan is at the top and 3 fleur-de-lis and a flower form other decoration. This piece measures 4 1/2" long x 3/4" wide. This bookmark is silver plated and in very good condition.