Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
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 : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1155759 (stock #276.10)
Blackbird Antiques
$365.00

Measurements: 5" x 5 1/2" x 2"

Hand painted and gilded on all sides with different scenes from 19th century Japan. This decorative box has a bit of everything: gorgeous kimonos, tea houses, fierce horses and horsemen....

With original escutcheon plate, but no key.

Also with original surface - some of the lacquer has been scuffed over the years, but all of the color and design is clear and bright.

c. 1880 - Meiji Period.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1156551 (stock #151.72)
Blackbird Antiques
$125.00

Measurements: Total length: 4" - Disc diameter: 2 1/8" - Weight: 2 oz.

Unsigned studio design - big and beautiful with a serious "wow" factor, but light enough to be worn comfortably.

Made of a polymer resin in the 1960's.. Colors of matte translucent "amber" and matte opaque "jet" black.

Clip back earring findings.

The metal is silver over copper.

All original, without damage or repair.

As always, photographed with the metal unpolished.

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 : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1157697 (stock #b/at797a)
Blackbird Antiques
$95.00

Measurements: 3/4 troy oz. of sterling

1 1/8" x 1 1/2" x 2" - DEPTH: 1/16"

Dating to the early 1900's.

Elegant repousse design - almost like wings or the rays of the sun.

Crimping marks on the back of each corner where it was applied to.......?

Photographed unpolished with original patina.***Note: view my two previous items to see other corners and get one idea as to how they may be used.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1800 item #1159717 (stock #ls93)
Blackbird Antiques
$245.00

Measurements: 3 pages: one page - 12 1/2" x 8" hand written on both sides; two half pages - 8" x 6 1/4" written on one side only; with the original document envelope.

This document, referred to as a "quit claim" is a bill of sale for land in Boston, sold to Dr. Jonathan Mountfort. It is possible that the building on the land was an apothecary or that the term apothecary refers to the profession of Dr. Mountfort...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Blown Glass : Pre 1900 item #1160832 (stock #67)
Blackbird Antiques
$45.00

Measurements: 5" to the top of the burner x 2 1/2" base diameter x 3 1/2" midsection diameter

Complete and undamaged miniature BASE & BURNER ONLY in the Cosmos pattern.

The knob on the burner reads: Acorn - P. & A. Mfg. Co.

4 part mold blown c.1880.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1164304 (stock #289a18sbat)
Blackbird Antiques
$75.00

Measurements: OVAL: 1 3/8" x 1 1/8" DOME: 1/2" Cabochon and ovoid in shape - completely encrusted with deep pink, round faceted rhinestones set off by a band of larger, square cut rhinestones. All stones are in place and appear to be original.

Signed "Heidi Daus for Jim Walters."

These earrings pre-date Heidi Daus (no longer with Jim Walters) jewelry currently available.

If pink is your signature color, these are your earrings.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1167501 (stock #125.17wa)
Blackbird Antiques
$150.00

Measurements: 2 1/4" x 1" with a weight of 3.5 oz.

This is a most unusual design for "Robert Originals" - a design house known for Miriam Haskel style faux pearls and rhinestones. However, the bangle is signed with the palette logo.

This type of work is referred to as Mid Century Modern, Modernism, or Brutalism...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1960 item #1169519 (stock #7a8)
Blackbird Antiques
$295.00

Measurements:18.5" long with 74 shaped shell beads. The longest bead is 1 1/2" long x 1/4"; the shortest bead is 3/4" x 1/8"...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1950 item #1169620 (stock #297.23)
Blackbird Antiques
$2,400.00

Measurements: 64 pieces of sterling silver flatware by Alvin in the Chateau Rose pattern - 10 place settings as well as 10 butter knives, 2 large serving spoons, 1 serving fork and 1 lemon fork.

One salad fork is missing from the set. The fork costs $69.95 from Replacements, Ltd.

Original case included.

This is a gorgeous set - delicate florals, softly swirling scrolls and acanthus leaves.

No monograms.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1171906 (stock #291.20)
Blackbird Antiques
$650.00

Measurements: WEIGHT including stones: 1/2 troy oz. - STONES: 8mm diameter each

Signed with the Antonio crown mark and the words: sterling Mexico.

Dating to the 1950's-1960's when the silver mark was "sterling" rather than ,"925."

The setting is is a very secure channel setting which holds each topaz suspended above the body of the earring.

The round topaz are in very good, undamaged condition with a deep table and "antique" cut.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1980 item #1172485 (stock #270a25)
Blackbird Antiques
$215.00

Measurements: 36" long made up of 12 oval elements measuring 1 3/4" x 2 1/2" - each centered with a large faceted rhinestone: 28mm x 15mm - surrounded with very sparkly white rhinestones. Everything set into full bezels.

Gold tone base metal with no wear to the plating.

Multi colored large stones: green, red, blue, and amber.

The belt can be made to fit a smaller waist by inserting the hook into any of the connecting loops between the oval elements.

Beautifully constructed...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1175921 (stock #120.20)
Blackbird Antiques
$55.00

Measurements: 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" domed oval shape

This porcelain piece is both a pin brooch and pendant (see the photo of the back) dating to the 1950's-1960's.

The horse portrait is a highly detailed transfer print of a gorgeous Palomino.

Unsigned, but Limoges "style."

Very good and undamaged condition.

The metal finding is a bright gold tone base metal.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1910 item #1177008 (stock #270.67)
Blackbird Antiques
$165.00

Measurements: BROOCH: 2 1/4" long x 1/8" wide - SHIRT STUDS: four @ 3/8" diameter each.

This group is truly VERY MICRO mosaic-almost requiring magnification to see the beautifully fashioned flowers.

I consider this a woman's dress set as the brooch would be at the neck of a high collar while the studs held the shirt front as buttons.

No damages or repairs. Photographed with the brass metal unpolished.

Most likely Edwardian vintage, though possibly older.

Usually Italian origin...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1177989 (stock #233a23)
Blackbird Antiques
$145.00

Measurements: WEIGHT: 1.5 troy oz. - 3.25" long including both hooks x 2.25" greatest width.

Clearly hallmarked.

Worn with the long "tongue" hung over a belt or waistband. The smaller open hook would hold one chatelaine object - my first thought was a chatelaine purse or a ring of housekeeping keys.

In very good condition with strong three dimensional detail - somewhat Medieval in design.

Photographed unpolished.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1178242 (stock #291.5)
Blackbird Antiques
$95.00

Measurements: 6" tall x approximately 7" x 7" with a 15" handle

The body of the basket is made of either split reed or black ash which was painted a dark teal. No splits or breaks in the reed.

The bottom is a thin, solid piece of wood - also painted teal...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1178677 (stock #270b124)
Blackbird Antiques
$65.00

Measurements: Pair of leather bangle bracelets: INTERIOR DIAMETER: 2.5 - EXTERIOR DIAMETER: 3" - EARRING DIAMETER: 1"

I believe this unusual set dates to the 1960's-1970's. Each bangle is wrapped in high quality leather which was first imprinted with a detailed snakeskin design. Any light color shown on the bangles is part of the design, rather than wear or damage.

The clip earrings are covered with the same imprinted leather - front AND back.

Beautifully crafted...