Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
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...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1970 item #1101763 (stock #730)
Blackbird Antiques
$24.00

Measurements: 3" x 1 1/4"

Brass plated metal in the shape of a full hand which holds the page(s) of a book between the thumb and palm.

I purchased this charming bookmark from an estate. Most of the pieces in the estate were from the 1950's - 1970's.

Useful and usable and kinder than bending the corner of a page to mark your place.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1970 item #1104764 (stock #b/at)
Blackbird Antiques
$45.00

Measurements: 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" with a 3/4" diameter "trembler" flower.

Lovely wiggle of the white rhinestone flower on its spring.

All stones in place though several rhinestones appear to be replacements - not obvious unless viewed close up. Priced accordingly.

Clearly signed as Coro.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Iron : Pre 1910 item #1105128 (stock #b/at1190)
Blackbird Antiques
$150.00

Measurements:

Outside height: 7 3/4" x outside width: 7"

Interior oval: 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Weight: 2.4 pounds

I have owned this particular frame for over 20 years. It was originally purchased at an estate sale New Hampshire. I date the frame to the early 1900's, though it may be earlier.

The frame is made of cast iron. The painted surface appears to be original...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Pre 1980 item #1106887 (stock #259a)
Blackbird Antiques
$125.00

TWO PIECE GROUP OF VINTAGE LOUIS VUITTON

Measurements: LUGGAGE/IDENTIFICATION TAG: 2" x 5 1/2" (including the leather belt style attachment)

CHANGE PURSE: 3 1/2" X 4 1/2"

Dating to the time when beautiful luggage tags could be used! pre 1960's?? Use the tag today as an identification tag for the matching Louis Vuitton change purse being listed here or your own matching Louis Vuitton handbag.

Fine, original condition - even the leather strap on the tag and the zipper of the little ...

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...