Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1960 item #1257483 (stock #303.45)
Blackbird Antiques
$45

Measurements: 6 buttons: 7/8" diameter - 4 buttons: 5/8" diameter

Marked Woodbury Companies Inc.

The Golden Fleece image (also called the Standing Fleece) is a heraldic design dating back to the 1400's. It appears in jewelry, paintings, and architecture through out the world - I believe, beginning in the Low Countries and closely associated with Charles V.

This set of buttons is in perfect condition. Use them as a blazer set or on any high fashion clothing...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1950 item #1253459 (stock #305.46)
Blackbird Antiques
$145

Measurements: BOX: 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 1" - BUTTON DIAMETERS: 7/8" and 5/8"

This configuration of matched buttons is commonly referred to as a "blazer set" although the set can be used as decoration on any number of unisex items of clothing.

The repousse design appears to be a very stylized representation of the Kent & Curwen logo.

This company began in 1926 and has remained one of the top luxury brands in England...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Classic Autos : Pre 1940 item #1248236 (stock #295-14a)
Blackbird Antiques
$115.00

Measurements: Length: 7 1/2" - Mouth opening diameter: 1" - Square holder: 2" square

Car vases or auto vases were used in elegant automobiles from1900 to about 1940's. The vase was mounted on the door pillar between the front and back doors - sometimes as a pair - one on either interior side...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Ornaments : Pre 1900 item #1246682 (stock #b/at003)
Blackbird Antiques
$58.00

Measurements: ROUND: 10mm - 30mm - LONG OVAL: Length: 2 1/4" - 1"

More than 100 individual ornaments: blown glass miniature Christmas ornaments manufactured in Germany during the late 1800's - early 1900's...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Specialty : Pre 1950 item #1245816 (stock #313-1)
Blackbird Antiques
$45.00

Measurements: 2" x 2" x 1"

In good, solid condition with working hinges and front latch.

All lithographed graphics are clear and unfaded except for the top of the trunk which shows some pitting toward the back of the top. See photo #1.

Perfect for a vintage dollhouse, or room box, or collection of miniatures arranged in an old printer's tray.

Manufactured by the Marx Toy Company.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Classic Autos : Pre 1940 item #1245712 (stock #295-14)
Blackbird Antiques
$95.00

Measurements: TALL: 6" - BASE DIAMETER: 1 1/2" - RUFFLED TOP DIAMETER: 4 1/2"

Car vases or auto vases were used in elegant automobiles from1900 to about 1940's. The vase was mounted on the door pillar between the front and back doors - sometimes as a pair - one on either interior side...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Bottles : Perfume : Pre 1960 item #1238110 (stock #ba.t)
Blackbird Antiques
$35

Measurements: Height: 2" - Width: 1 1/2" - Depth: approximately 5/8" MINIATURE

Prince Matchabelli: Wind Song.

In very good condition: no cracks or chips and the gilding is without damage. Not bad for a bottle created in 1958! (Perfume was emptied long ago.)

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Specialty : Pre 1900 item #1237997 (stock #biatb)
Blackbird Antiques
$115.00

Measurements; WHEEL DIAMETER: 2 3/4" - WIDTH: 1 3/4"

This is a perfect love token for anyone looking for an unusual heart shaped Valentine's Day gift. I doubt that your special, antique loving Valentine will already have one!

Unisex and for all ages. The bell does jingle when the rope is pulled, but not so loudly as to drive a parent totally crazy.

Great sculptural quality just hung on a wall.

No damages or repairs. Lovely patina on the wheels and on the split brass bell...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Figurines : Pre 1950 item #1215404 (stock #720)
Blackbird Antiques
$38.00

Measurements: 3" long x 2.5" wide x 2" tall

This is definitely a happy frog - check out the smile!

Made of white or pot metal and painted green and black with brown lily pads. Some paint missing with the white metal showing through. Easily touched up, if the buyer chooses. But I think of the scuffs as part of his "personality."

Mr. Frog might have had many uses, but I have used him to keep track of a pen or pencil on my over crowded desk.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Bottles : Perfume : Pre 1930 item #1211244 (stock #82b8at)
Blackbird Antiques
$150.00

Measurements: BOTTLE: 2 1/2" x 5/8" - TOP: 5/8" x 1/4" diameter.

In very good condition - without missing silver or chips to the body of the bottle. The top has a replaced cork.

At first I believed that the bottle was pink milk glass with sterling overlay, but as you can see from photo #4, the bottle is made of porcelain painted with pink enamel - with some hand etched design on the silver.

The number on the bottom of the bottle is 6351.

c. 1920's - France

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Pre 1970 item #1209615 (stock #280-14)
Blackbird Antiques
$145.00

Measurements: WEIGHT: 1 troy oz. sterling - LENGTH: 6" - WIDTH: 1/2" tapering to 1/4"

This letter opener was purchased in Arizona in late 1950's - early 1960's. The design and hallmarks indicate that the opener was created by a Hopi silversmith - although I have not been able to identify the specific silversmith by the hallmarks of a sun and bear claws.

Clearly marked "sterling" and in excellent, undamaged condition.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Writing Instruments : Pre 1990 item #1209224 (stock #303)
Blackbird Antiques
SOLD Thank you.

Measurements: closed: 5 3/8" in the original Cartier box

Sold in1990 and all original including the Mont Blanc ink cartridge (which may need to be replaced as it is over 12 years old).

Excellent, undamaged and, perhaps, unused condition.

The cap is platinum and gold plated. The body of the pen is of classic black resin.

Mont Blanc #116322

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Animals : Pre 1930 item #1184247 (stock #191-21)
Blackbird Antiques
$215.00

Measurements: 9 1/2" tall x 6" greatest width x 3" from the back of the head to the tip of the nose - ARMS: 4 1/2" long - LEGS: 3 7/8" long

I have been told that the bear is either a Farnell or a Hermann made in the 1920's. You will have to decide from the photos, as I am not a bear expert.

Original felt pads with embroidered black claws on the four paws..

The nose and mouth are also hand stitched with black thread...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Pre 1950 item #1184038 (stock #287x23)
Blackbird Antiques
$45.00

Measurements: 3" diameter (not including tail) x 3" tall

Handmade, homemade - possibly a "make do" when a favorite china figurine was damaged.

Excellent, unfaded velvet - pink and green - with green embroidery - and an attached matching sewing strawberry. The tail is black velvet, appropriate for the grey and black coloration of the china dog head.

Hand painted dog head with only a bit of the black paint missing to the tips of the ears and the top of the nose...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Writing Instruments : Pre 1950 item #1175140 (stock #jg1)
Blackbird Antiques
$45.00

Measurements: 4 celluloid (French ivory) table markers: 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" - attached with original pink cotton string to four tiny metal capped pencils: 2 1/4"

Great bit of nostalgia and still usable with those wonderful Art Deco bridge tallies.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Advertising : Pre 1960 item #1151929 (stock #0s0t)
Blackbird Antiques
$35.00

Measurements: Approximately 3" tall.

This is one of a set of Golliwoggs (Golliwogs) distributed by Robertson's English Jam and Jelly in the 1950's.

In good condition (please view photos) for a guy who is over 60 years old!

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Souvenirs : Pre 1910 item #1135656 (stock #274a)
Blackbird Antiques
$58.00

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.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1950 item #1107724 (stock #928/80/19)
Blackbird Antiques
$135.00

This listing is for a COLLECTION of vintage bowling memorabilia including a 1950's glitter pocket knife (2 1/4" x1/2"), a 1940's reverse intaglio key chain (1" diameter), a pair of chrome plated full figure bowler cuff links (3/4" diameter), and an amazing early 1900's silver plated bowling watch fob (6" long x 1 1/4" wide).

The listed price is for the entire collection spanning a period of over 50 years.

No maker's marks on any of the pieces...