Measurements: Total HEIGHT: 7 1/2" - Approximate width of each figure: 1 1/2" - Approximate height of each figure: 4 1/4" - wooden BASE: 3" x 3" x 1"
Similar in concept to the Black memorabilia "Tapper" toy, yet this articulated toy is rare in that it is made of wood, tin, wire and (original) paint and is related to the sport of boxing rather than to the vaudeville stage.
All parts move smoothly...
Measurements: 1 1/2" x 1/2"
The photo of the gentleman is sepia tone and clear. The lady's photo is also sepia, but with one half of the image blurred.
The metal is gold plate over copper, with little wear to the plating. Original "c" catch.
No damages or repairs. Photographed unpolished.
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...
This listing is for a collection of 4 souvenir brooches from the Republican Eisenhower presidency: 1953 - 1961.
Two items are the traditional gold plated name brooches, measuring 7/8"
One souvenir is an extraordinary silver and gold embroidered elephant with a red velvet blanket - also embroidered with gold thread - spelling out "IKE." It measures 3 1/2" by 1 1/2" and is in undamaged, original condition - even to the elephant's blue beaded eye...
Dated 1935, this is truly representative of the High Deco artistic style.
In excellent condition -- with strong detail and good patina.
The reverse of the pendant shows the slaying of the mythical many headed hydra which guarded the river Styx (the Greek river to the underworld). If my mythology is incorrect, please let me know!
I assume the slaying of the hydra is a metaphor for Mayor La Guardia's taming of the wild elements of NYC.