Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Wine and Related : Pre 1950 item #1191428 (stock #306/64)
Blackbird Antiques
$65.00

Measurements: TOTAL HEIGHT: 3 1/2" - Diameter of largest amber bead: 1" - TOTAL WEIGHT: 1 ounce

Tested and guaranteed as both (Baltic) amber and silver.

The original cork has dried and separated...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Special Interest : Pre 1910 item #1169307 (stock #203/26)
Blackbird Antiques
$36.00

Measurements: 7" x 3.5"

This listing is for a group of 3 theatrical, magic related stereo cards dated 1909.

Good, unfaded color and strong detail **note the fabrics and props - all very Victorian Edwardian in style.

And, while I know it was very difficult to photograph live performers in 1909, these are still some of the weirdest stereopticon cards I have seen - almost erotic.

Vaudville? Music Hall?

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1950 item #1157562 (stock #b/at797)
Blackbird Antiques
$35.00

Measurements: 2 3/4" x 3 7/8" (closed)

This is a charming bit of Atlantic City, New Jersey memorabilia. From the phone number, I am dating this little note pad to the late 1930's. Standard Distributing Co. still exists, but whether it is the same company which was once located in Atlantic City - who knows?

"The Reminder with a Conscience" and don't we all need that!?

The use of decorative corners and embossed faux crocodile leather indicate this was a "high end" purchase...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1900 item #1086538 (stock #84)
Blackbird Antiques
$35.00

Measurements: The largest piece (lady with baby) 3 3/4" x 1 1/2"

All pieces show slight surface scuffing consistent with Victorian paper; please see the photo enlargement.

Colors bright and unfaded. Excellent detail.

Great examples of the intense Victorian interest in plants and gardens and sea shells.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1900 item #1086125 (stock #145a/120)
Blackbird Antiques
$20.00

Measurements: Largest figure: 2" x 3"

All original Victorian scrap. Minor damage (see photo enlargement). Wonderful detail.

More scrap available. Please ask.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1910 item #1086044 (stock #147/20)
Blackbird Antiques
$125.00

Measurements:

5 3/4" x 7 1/2" x approximately 1" deep.

Containing 16 pages not including the scrap attached to the front and back inside covers. The ephemera contained in the scrapbook are all original and Victorian and include: 8 black and white litho engravings; 20 holiday cards - various; 30 individual pieces of scrap in full color; and one Centennial Souvenir.

Also included in the price of this item is a group of 3 separate pieces of scrap of sailing/steam boats.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Portraits : Pre 1900 item #1058982 (stock #274/10)
Blackbird Antiques
$285.00

Measurements:

1 1/4" diameter

A "sweetheart" locket showing a handsome Victorian couple with lightly tinted rosy cheeks. She is wearing a cameo; he is wearing an amazing bow tie? with stickpin. There appears to have been a third woman (notice the gloved hand!) who didn't make the final portrait.

The back of the case shows silver under the gold vermeil. I believe that the wear to the back of the case was created as people tried to open the back - which does not open...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 1940 item #1010444 (stock #239a-32)
Blackbird Antiques
$495.00
Measurements: 10 1/4" x 7 1/4" with original grass cloth cover. Cover has a slight bit of bump damage to the corners and the spine has some cloth separations. All pages are in excellent condition except for a small stain which touches pages 11/12. Original signature of the illustrator is on the flyleaf page in the front with "To Nandi Visztreich"

Published in 1934 by Ray Long and Richard R. Smith - New York

Illustrations are very reminiscent of the style of Rockwell Kent.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1910 item #625656 (stock #b/at)
Blackbird Antiques
$35.00
Measurement: The largest butterfly/moth is 3" x 1 1/2"

This is a vintage collection; not reproduction. From the early 1900's. Probably English. Very, very detailed with vivid, unfaded color.

Note a tiny bit of damage to the antennae of two butterflies.

Many beautiful pieces of scrap as well as a small Victorian scrapbook. Please ask for details.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Pre 1910 item #454369 (stock #756.29)
Blackbird Antiques
$165.00
Measurements: 2 1/2" diameter x 1/4" highest point

This finely detailed box and/or compact, is deeply engraved with the design details picked out by black and cobalt blue enamel. The sterling body is undamaged, with a very tight closure. The enamel is also undamaged except for slight wear abrasion consistent with the age of the piece.

The thumb latch is clearly hallmarked with a fleur d' lis as is the bottom of the interior.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Pre 1920 item #437657 (stock #96/4hgat)
Blackbird Antiques
Sold
Measurement: 1 1/2"diameter x 5/8" deep (with slighly domed top)

This tiny jewel of a compact is in excellent condition except for the aging of the interior mirror. It contains a puff with ivory ring and cap - made of feathers and silk! The puff is consistent with the 1915 age of the piece, but I do not know if it is original. I purchased the compact with the puff. The guilloche enamel is perfect...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Pre 1940 item #417472 (stock #100-1)
Blackbird Antiques
$115.00
Measurements: 1 1/2" tall x 3/8" base diameter This is a finely detailed figural bottle in the form of a champagne bottle with a "gilt foil" cover on the "stopper." The bottle unscrews to hold ??????. The seal is tight when the top is closed so this may have been used as a very small perfume vial. The base is clearly marked "sterling." No damages or repairs. Note: True color is a soft, dusty rose