Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
All Items : New Century : Furniture : Pre 1970 item #1068644 (stock #244a)
Blackbird Antiques
$45.00

Measurements:

4 1/2" tall with an oval base of 1 5/8" wide x 3 1/8" ** Note that the top of the piece is slightly angled.

Each round opening is 1 1/4" diameter.

I believe that this piece is Scandinavian though the sticker is missing from the bottom. The round "shadow" of the sticker is just visible.

When I purchased this piece, it was being used for pens and pencils...

All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Lamps : Pre 1920 item #1072479 (stock #jc2)
Blackbird Antiques
$1,600.00

Measurements:

21 1/2" tall to the top of the finial x 5" diameter base x 6.5" width of lighting armature.

11" tall candlestick portion.

8.5" tall figures.

I am not certain of the composition of the dark figures (bronze??). The gold dore is over brass.

Recently rewired with original lighting fixtures, but not original finials.

The style is Greco/Roman dating to 1880-1920.

The lighting portion can be detached to reveal a pair of figural candlesticks.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1910 item #1077839
Blackbird Antiques
$115.00

Measurements: 2 troy oz. of silver.

2" tall x 1 3/8" diameter base and 1 1/2" tall x 1 " diameter base. Hallmarked on the inside and outside of each goblet and under the bases.

Matching hand engraved designs.

Unpolished and without repairs.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1960 item #1078090 (stock #72/5)
Blackbird Antiques
$195.00

Measurements: 3 3/8" wide x 1 1/2"

Very good original condition without repairs. The front of the brooch has mellowed to a soft, almost yellow green with faint marbling. The back shows the bright green original color - 75 years ago.

Note that the mother of pearl disc and bakelite button are anchored with a screw and that the pin stem and clasp are also anchored with screws. This is consistent with the earlier pieces of well made bakelite jewelry.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1081786 (stock #90/96)
Blackbird Antiques
$165.00

Measurements:

Total length when uncoiled: 16" x 2.25" at the front/widest measurement x 1" at the back/narrowest measurement.

As the photographs show, the beads are strung on coiled "memory" wire. This construction allows the necklace to adjust to fit almost any size neck comfortably without pinching.

Because of the design, I have labeled the necklace as Native American...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1950 item #1081987 (stock #002)
Blackbird Antiques
$22.00

Measurements:

6.25" x 2.75" x .75" deep.

In good condition for its age with only minor wear to the black rim edge surrounding the hand painted river scene. The scene is painted in a soft gold, orange, green, brown palette. The bottom of the pin tray also shows wear consistent with age. No cracks, chips, flakes or hairlines.

This is the type of dish my grandmother used for her hair pins which is why I named it a pin tray. There may be a more traditional usage, but I don't know it...

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 : 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 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 : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Pre 1960 item #1090441 (stock #270a58)
Blackbird Antiques
$395.00

Measurements:

2.25" interior diameter x 2.75" exterior diameter x 1.25" widest points.

Purchased in the early 1950's in South Africa.

Skillfully carved with fine detail and delicate imagery. Warm ivory color which will turn more "buttery" with age.

Carved from pre ban elephant ivory, showing two 3/4 profiles of identical female figures with "corn row" style hair.

Ivory striations clearly visible.

Very fine condition - without cracks, chips, or hairlines.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1090838 (stock #87)
Blackbird Antiques
$265.00
Measurements:

1.75" from the gold post to the bottom of the earring.

All hand carved (front and back are identical) in a pattern of stylized long leaves.

Lovely brown/black color.

Lightweight even though long. Comfortable to wear all day.

English c.1880's. Very Victorian.

Bog oak is one of the more unusual substances used to create the black and brown Victorian "mourning" jewelry. Other Victorian jewelry was made from jet, gutta percha, coal, black glass and so on.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1960 item #1094841 (stock #240a6)
Blackbird Antiques
$225.00

Measurements: 3.5" x 1.5" with 1/4" dome

In very good condition with no loss to paint or surface scratches.

Pin finding is original two part with safety closure.

Rich honey color "butterscotch" bakelite. Deeply carved "apple juice" center.

Dating to the 1940's.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1096305 (stock #71)
Blackbird Antiques
$95.00

Measurements: 5" long x 1/8" at the widest point of the needle x 1 1/2" long chains x 3/4" diameter "love token."

Pin back marked "sterling" with a very blurry mark which appears to be a lion rampant.

The brooch components are a needle with a silver love token showing the symbol of the English Broderers (Embroidery) Guild and initials on the reverse.

The disc referred to as a "love token" was traditionally created from a silver coin, polished smooth and decorated with personal designs....

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Bottles : Perfume : Pre 1940 item #1096992 (stock #jtat)
Blackbird Antiques
$45.00

Measurements: 3 3/4" tall x 1 7/8" base diameter x 2 1/4" largest diameter with a 1 3/4" stopper

A lovely, diminutive perfume or cologne bottle in the hobnail pattern.

The ground glass stopper fits snugly so that the bottle is totally usable.

No chips, cracks, sick glass or other damages...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1097434 (stock #270a77)
Blackbird Antiques
$985.00

Measurements:

BELT: total length 29 1/2" x 1 7/8" wide

SILVER MEDALLIONS: round: 2 1/2" diameter; rectangular: 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"

This belt was purchased from an estate whose owner traveled extensively in the 1950's - 1970's, during which time she purchased a number of Navajo pieces.

The 11 medallions on the belt are of sand cast silver (tested and guaranteed) centered with round cabochons of turquoise colored glass...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #1098535 (stock #997/31)
Blackbird Antiques
$40.00
According to orange paper which accompanied the cigar memorabilia, this is a hobby "for everyone." Included in this group are 40+ vintage cigar bands (some are Havanas), a certificate from the United Cigar Stores Company of America used to redeem merchandise from their catalog, and the information (in German) regarding purchase of supplies for this hobby.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1100944 (stock #9226)
Blackbird Antiques
$650.00

Measurements:

1 1/2" x 1" with 31 brilliant cut diamonds. Total WEIGHT with stones: 6.5 grams. Total CARAT weight: 1/2 carat +

This type of brooch is also referred to as a "pearl enhancer" because of the special fitting which allows the enhancer/brooch to attach seamlessly to 5-7mm pearls (or any smooth 5-7mm bead). When not used as an enhancer, it may be worn as an elegant brooch/pin. Pin finding has a traditional safety clasp.

The diamonds are all guaranteed as genuine...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1950 item #1101534 (stock #R/ib)
Blackbird Antiques
$75.00

Measurements:

3" x 2 1/4" with a 3/4" brass, screw top cylinder (1/8" diameter)

This is the first time I have come across a brooch/pin like this (although someone else may have seen many). The metal is pot metal or "base" metal which is (cold paint) enameled in a variety of floral colors: red, pink, blue, yellow and green with multi colored high lights. Each flower is centered with a rhinestone in a full, closed back bezel...