Presented as a historical and cultural artifact, this extraordinarily RARE, very, very scarcely found, cloth book entitled "Pickaninny ABC" was published in London, Patented March 7, 1905, Number 39, by Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd...
Protected in a 15.25 x 24.75 inch, black hard plastic frame with glass and coordinating mat, this authentic GOLD DUST Trolley Sign was manufactured by the N.K...
De-accessioned from the inventory of the ill-fated Middle Passage Museum (see museum history below), this very unusual and atypical, 19th century, estate document is offered for sale, the purpose of which was to itemize and execute a division of property from the estate of the deceased, southern plantation owner. This document was purchased in the 1960s by one of the founders of the Middle Passage Museum from a descendant of this Sumter County, Georgia, plantation owner...
Rare and large Black Americana Tin, one of my favourites. Double sided, From The Kelly Peanut Co, Boston, Mass.
10LBS Net Weight Tin
Has usual age related wear, scratches, a few dents on side top
Measures approx 8" in Diameter and 9.5" tall
Fantastic item here. from The The Tinplate Decorating Company... this is from 1893.
The bottom section of the box contains two concentric circles, the outer of which contains ten round counters, each marked with the name of the boys:
Sambo, Hank, Pete, Huck, Gabe, Pomp, Lige, Snow, Caesar, and Mose.
The inner circle has two slots which connect the circles and the printed names of the boys within.
Tin Measures circa 3.7" in Diameter
ORIGINAL 1930's French LE SAVON DIRTOFFFRENCH ADVERTISING POSTER circa 27 3/4 x 39” see photos for Condition sold as is "Used".
Top left translates as "Dirtoff Soap whitens me"
Top right translates as "We sell everywhere"
Graphics and colours are superb and would have been for soap aimed at mechanics and the like to get the oil and grease off.
Any questions please ask
This is a very rare item, they came in three variations, not sure if they ever made it to distribution back in the 50/60's but would have been there at shows for kids advertising the Brand, great condition, has the small holes on the back where the wheels would attach.
N****r Boy Licorice was produced through the 1950s and 60s by the National Licorice Pty Ltd, a company in the USA with a branch in Caulfield, Victoria...
Super Rare Candy Box by Brown & Haley - I have not seen another one in 25 years of Collecting/Dealing with this genre.
Graphics are on all four sides and top of the Box
Black Girl and Boy on candy sticks seesaw
Box has some wear to it, no splits. Please see photos
An exceptional example of 19th century Folk Art-- a very rare needlework cross stitch sampler with Black Americana theme! This highly unusual example dates to circa 1880's and depicts two young girls on a primitive, “make-do” seesaw--- a wooden board placed over a log-- complete with a grapevine trellis in the background! This wonderful piece is accented with a multi-toned, Greek Key border design with fringe edging.
The needlework measures approximately 15 by 14 inches and is in good cond...
Offered is an absolutely wonderful, original, 1930s watercolor portrait of a young "Black Shoe Shine Boy", a figure quite reflective of one aspect of African-American cultural history, as the iconic "shoe-shine boy (or man)" was so very frequently seen on city street corners plying a meager living during the first half of the 20th century...
Measuring 12.25 inches long x 8 inches in width, this two-sided, 19th century estate document listing all of the worldly goods of LEWIS MATTAIR is de-accessioned from the inventory of the ill-fated Middle Passage Museum (see museum history below)...
Rare Candy Box. Heide's "Black Kids" Licorice Candy.
Box Measures Approx - 10.3" x 6.5" x 3"
Box Lid has one split to the corner right but otherwise in very good condition for the age.
Again, Another rare version of this original Cast Iron Bank, sitting on a metal and wooden collection Box.
Superb and unusual version of this bank, metal (I believe Aluminium) large and has some weight to it.
In Working order but there is paint loss, please see photos.
This is a very rare Oil can tin, It is not the paper version either, Litho
Measure approx 7" tall at its highest, 5.5" Wide and 4" and bit in depth
A 14k Knight Templar York Rite jewel fob with garnets circa 1920s. It has (tested) garnets, white and black enamel, inlaid onyx and white gold as well. The suit of armor helmet pivots, and it has a myriad of inscriptions, including: IN HOC SIGNO VINCES PRESENTED TO E.F. BEYER BY H.G. MARLATT MARCH 23, 1923 BUFFALO, N.Y. QUEEN CITY 358 KEYSTONE CHAPTER 163 HUGH DE PAYENS COMMANDERY 30. It weighs an impressive 10.4 grams, and it measures 1-1/2" x 7/8"...
Having conceived of the revolutionary idea of a lithographed, molded-mask doll face in 1901, New Yorker, Albert Bruckner applied for and was awarded the patent for his idea that same year. All Bruckner dolls were then stamped, "PAT'D JULY 8th 1901" on the lower right neck edge.
From 1901-1924, Bruckner produced this original, 12" Topsy Turvy doll for Horsman's Babyland Rag Doll line that features Caucasian, "Betty", on one end and African American, "Topsy", on the other...
A simply fabulous and extremely rare, circa 1870-1880's, solid brass, Black Americana SLAVE FACE BOWL!! A striking image!!
Prominent facial features- eyes and brows, nose, cheekbones, lips and teeth -and tight curly hair rise from the surface of the bowl. The bowl is rather heavy for its diminutive size and has no markings. Measures 4 inches in diameter and 1.5 inches high...