All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #834220 (stock #B253)
Offered is a wonderful 1934 edition of Topsy Turvy and the Tin Clown by Bernice G. Anderson and illustrated by Esther Friend.

This seldom found copy was originally published in 1932 by Rand McNally & Company of New York.

This copy has superficial scratches to the front and back covers, as well as surface soiling, and wear on book cover edges.(see photos). The front cover has a slight tear at the crease that does not effect strength or integrity of the cover board...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1940 item #833775 (stock #SP0011)
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$75.00
Wonderful vintage 1930's hanging Tie Rack. This tie rack was made for the Golf enthusiast. It features a plaque with a golfer, golf ball, and golf club bag framed with 14 embossed golf tees. This plaque has 9 golf tees on each side and each tee can hold a tie. It has its original label on back that reads, " A PRODUCT OF CRAVATOR, THE PERFECT TIE RACK, PAT .NO. 2,007,636." This patent no. is from 1935. The tie rack also maintains its original leather with metal ring hanger...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1980 item #829950 (stock #N0013)
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$65.00
Star Trek Mr. SPOCK doll. This figure was made by " KNICKERBOCKER TOY CO." in 1979. The Mr. Spock doll is in Mint condition and measures about 12 1/2". It comes in its original box. This box has couple of creases but it is in very good displayable condition. A great Star Trek item!!!
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1980 item #829927 (stock #N0012)
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$65.00
Vintage Star Trek Captain Kirk doll. This figure was made by " KNICKERBOCKER TOY CO." in 1979. Captain Kirk is in Mint Condition and it is in Original box. The box has a few creases but remains in Very good presentable condition!! Captain Kirk measures about 12 1/2" in height.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #808328 (stock #BA728)
Measuring 14 inches in height, this vintage 1920's, Mammy Bottle Doll is in well-loved condition, with completely hand-stitched clothing that has been recently laundered and carefully pressed.

Her interesting and expressive face is completely hand-stitched and bears a tiny hole in the center of her chin. A similar teeny hole may also be seen (see photo) on her back. Mammy wears a lacy bonnet detailed with tiny pleats and 2 ribbon flowers...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1900 item #808062 (stock #BA727)
An extraordinarily RARE 19th CENTURY piece of Black Americana advertising featuring a fabulous graphic of 2 young African American painters holding a "White-Wash Boy's Hydrated Lime" box.

This product was produced by the lime manufacturers, Hatmaker and Place, of Canaan, Connecticut, in the late 1800s. This small company was located within a large "lime belt" that stretched from Connecticut to Vermont...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #807814 (stock #BA840)
Measuring 8 inches long x 4 1/2 inches wide x 4 inches high, this colorful, 1920's, tin lithographed, wind-up toy featuring a Black Native Riding a Turtle is quite visually appealing!!

In very nice condition with minor scratches to paint here and there as seen in photos, this wind-up toy works, but the mechanism does have the tendency to stick a little. Marked J. Chein.

A must-have for the avid Black Memorabilia Toy collector!

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1920 item #807810 (stock #BA723)
Measuring a diminutive 4.50 inches long x 2.50 inches high, this very unusual tin and pot metal piece features a small black shoe shine boy with shoe polishing brush in hand, about to polish a giant ladies lace-up shoe!!

The piece has two tiny holes in its bowl suggesting that this was once screwed or fastened into another piece. Logic suggests that perhaps this may have been an advertising display item of some sort...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1920 item #807580 (stock #BA720)
Offered is this extremely RARE 1920's, cardboard, D.L. Clark Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 120 count, BLACK JACK Caramel "PENNY CANDY" BOX which features a singing Black Dandy strumming a banjo.

Cardboard candy boxes with black themes remain EXTREMELY RARE finds in today's market!!!

The piece is in very fine condition with expected edge and corner wear. The top left seam of the cover has split but otherwise, the box remains intact with no missing pieces.

D. L...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1960 item #798462 (stock #BA711)
Measuring 11.75 inches high x 8 inches wide, this striking 1950's, ceramic, Black African in a Sea Shell, hanging wall planter is marked on back "House of Venice California".

In lovely condition with age crackling to the backside of the seashell, this stunning piece appears to have never been used for its original purpose as a hanging wall planter...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #795232 (stock #BA204)
Measuring a total length of 26 inches including strings, this fabulous, late 1940's, black character marionette is in wonderful, never-played-with condition!

The puppet, itself, is 14 inches tall and is colorfully dressed in blue and white checked pants, red shoes, orange and whit polka dot shirt, straw hat and red patterned neck scarf.

The puppet's face is composition and bears evidence of some age-related crackling as noted in photos...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #795228 (stock #BA516)
Measuring 13 inches in height, this vintage 1930's, Mammy Bottle Doll is in lovely condition, with nicely detailed clothing and a very darling face!

Her cute face is completely hand-stitched and is accented by original celluloid hoop earrings. She wears a flowered bandanna, a cream colored flowered shawl, and an off white apron over her green and black mini-checked dress...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 2000 item #795150 (stock #BA352)
This delightful Black Mammy Rag Doll has a face with a story to tell! What an expression!

Measuring 18 inches tall, Mammy is constructed of black, machine-stitched, vintage 1930-1940's, polished cotton which has been stuffed with cotton batting. Facial features have been hand-embroidered, are quite expressive, and are exceedingly well done. Her hair has been styled in six pigtails adorned with bows...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #795143 (stock #BA348,49,5)
This delightful grouping of 3 black Aunt Jemima composition dolls from the 1930s enjoyed an interesting, more recent life as advertising display pieces in an old Vermont Country store!

The 3 dolls were grouped together in a creative display that supported the sale of Aunt Jemima Pancake products! Their costumes are all identical and were hand-stitched and made especially for the planned Aunt Jemima display.

Each of the dolls remain intact inside an encasement of glue and paper wrapping and ...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #795125 (stock #BA332)
Measuring 11 inches tall, this wonderfully detailed, circa 1930's, gentleman, African-American doll is phenomenally well detailed!

ENTIRELY hand-stitched, this gent is dressed in fancy striped pants, straw shoes and hat, green belt, and in a navy blue and white polka dot shirt with a tiny breast pocket that holds a teeny pack of CAMEL cigarettes, labeled with a "C"! His outfit is topped off with a red tie that is held in place by a bean tie tack!

His face is hand-stitched with careful atten...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1960 item #794507 (stock #BA709)
Offered are two utterly fabulous, one-of-a-kind, DOUBLE-SIDED, hand-painted signs that hung at Joe's "Colored Only" fish shack near Albany, Georgia, on the Flint River. These signs were created by the black folks who owned the shack which closed in the late 1950s, early 1960s...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1960 item #794384 (stock #BA708)
Measuring 6 inches high, this darling, mint condition, Black Memorabilia, pudgy, Little Girl, Bending-Over-Child Nodder was made in 1950’s Japan by the Ardalt China Company. Dressed in just her polka dot panties and shoes, she bends forward peering between her legs at us! Such a darling piece!

The child’s head nods back and forth by pivoting on a tiny metal bar inserted through her neck ...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1920 item #793291 (stock #BA695)
Measuring 6.25 inches long x 5 inches wide, this well detailed, circa 1910, brass ashtray depicts a smiling black male native reclining on a stylized seashell.

In fabulous condition with 90+ years of all original surface patina, this phenomenal piece is very highly detailed and displays wonderfully! It authentically depicts the highly fashionable Art Nouveau styling which was so wildly popular at the turn of the 20th century. This brass ashtray promotes the English settlement of the CONGO on...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #793094 (stock #BA692)
Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this wonderful, vintage 1940s, Black Americana Chef cookie jar, remains in all original condition-- no repairs or repaint-- and it is NOT a reproduction!

This wonderful piece is unmarked but is documented in numerous guides as the Black Chef cookie jar made in the 1940's by the National Silver Company. It likely once had a "NASCO" foil label on its base which dried up and fell off over the course of the jar's lifetime.

Fabulous cobalt blue accenting m...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1900 item #778976 (stock #5834)
An 1867 English silver plate steeplechase award cup or goblet. This impressive and ornate English silver plate steeplechase award cup stands 8-1/8" high and 4-3/8" across and this award trophy is in the shape of a goblet or footed cup. This unmarked beauty features high repousse decoration with fruit and scrolling and it has two cartouches with engraved dedications. One side says WINNER OF R.A.C. STEEPLE CHASE with the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester crest and the other is engraved E.A...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1960 item #760408 (stock #SP0010)
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$35.00
Super circa 1950's key chain featuring baseball player at bat. This great item also doubles as a locket that can hold two mini photographs. It comes with original vintage photos of a man and a lady that are probably movie stars. This item is in Excellent condition and measures about 3 1/2" long.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1960 item #760404 (stock #SP0009)
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$35.00
Nice lot of vintage bowling award pins. These are circa 1940's - 50's award pins and includes as follows; (1) 200 Club gold filled pin signed in back " House of Williams Chicago, (1) 500 Club pin marked "sterling", and (1) gold filled W.B.A. New York pin that is marked in back " Johnson N.Y. National, 1/20 - 10K, and it is engraved HI-5". These pins are in fine to very fine condition.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1960 item #760400 (stock #SP0008)
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$35.00
Nice vintage bowlers award pin lot. They are circa 1940's to 50's. Two are sterling silver which include a 200 Club and a 500 Club pin. The other is gold filled and is a 500 Club pin. They are in fine condition.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1960 item #760396 (stock #SP0007)
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$35.00
Vintage 1940's - 50's ladies 200 Club bowling award pendant. This cutie features a sterling silver plaque with lady bowler and in enamel it shows 200 Club. The sterling plaque is mounted on a genuine mother of pearl shell pendant and comes with its original 17 1/2" long fine sterling silver chain. The pendant measures 1" long x 3/4" wide. This item is in fine condition.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Royal : Pre 1900 item #751262
A wonderful and extremely rare enameled glass beaker bearing the portrait of Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna on the occasion of her visit to Paris in 1896. Alexandra accompanied her husband, Czar Nicholas II to dedicate the Pont Alexandre III across the Seine. Alexandra is wearing the traditional kokoshnik, a veil, long strands of pearls and a white gown. The portrait is surrounded by gilt lettering, "Souvenir Octobre 1896/Impératrice Alexandra Féodorovna". A matching glass with the Czar's po...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1950 item #744072 (stock #D8)
This is a crystal covered box and three trays produced in Bohemia before 1950. The box measures 4 1/4 inches long, 3 1/4 inches wide and 2 inches deep. A tray is 3 3/4 inches long and 2 3/4 inches wide. The set is made of fine crystal. All the pieces have beveled edges. They have intaglio cut scenes of men and women playing golf. The men are wearing caps and knickers. There are some tiny nicks on the inner rim of the box that are barely visible. This set of the covered box and three tray...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1920 item #730333 (stock #1487)
Rare Silver Plated Swimming Trophy marked: MALCOLM MITCHELL, Swimming Champion, BONDI SPS, 1918. Lovely leaf engraving and vacant cartouche on rear. 6 3/4" (17cm) high. Excellent condition with only minor flaking inside. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1910 item #730279 (stock #BA686)
Taken from a battered and unsalvageable 1907 story book, this delightful, hand-colored lithograph drawn by L. Hobbins is entitled, "Teaching Hannah Mariah To Skate".

Measuring 9 by 11 inches framed, this litho retains its vibrant colors!

A delightful piece which features the accompanying text on the reverse side.

The frame is a temporary and inexpensive one to allow the potential buyer to view the story on the backside, but the piece should be properly framed to enable its continued con...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1980 item #730243 (stock #SP0006)
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$25.00
Original Reggie Jackson's Reggie Bar introduction give away T shirt. This T shirt was a give away advertising item to introduce Reggie Jackson's new Reggie Bar. The Reggie bar was introduced shortly after the NY Yankees 1977 World Series Win. This rare T shirt is in unused condition complete with its original packaging. It was made in U.S.A and it is size M 6-8. There are two (2) available.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1920 item #728806 (stock #BA683)
Measuring 14 inches long by 11 inches wide, this delightful watercolor features a charming rendition of a young, straw-hatted black boy straddling a fence while clutching a plump watermelon! Signed "M. Shirreff" in the lower right corner.

Remaining in its original frame, this watercolor retains its vibrant color. A lovely piece of Black Americana executed with some naivete!

Please ignore any white streaks seen in photos; these are the result of light reflection off of the glass.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1920 item #728714 (stock #BA680)
Measuring 15 inches long by 13 inches wide, this delightful, unsigned, watercolor features a charming rendition of a young black boy straddling a fence while clutching a plump watermelon!

Remaining in its original frame with original wooden and paper backing, this watercolor retains its framer's identifying sticker which reads, "Staton's Art Shop 5409 Germantown Ave." Perhaps this Germantown address indicates Philadelphia area origin? In the interests of proper conservation, the new owner shou...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1950 item #714292 (stock #PC0002)
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$125.00
Fabulous circa 1940's set of four (4) shot glass Rumpus set. This set of shot glasses was made by the FEDERAL GLASS CO. of COLUMBUS, OHIO and comes with original box. All four glasses are in Mint Condition and the box is in very good condition. Three of these glasses are Black Americana and the other one features a humorous scene with monkeys. One glass portrays a black native man carrying a white woman to his topless mate for dinner!! Onother shows a black native man bringing a gift for...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #706888 (stock #BA671)
Offered is a truly one-of-a-kind piece of Black Memorabilia!

This 1920-30s, hinged, wooden game piece box features an original, hand-executed, ink-on-paper drawing of a black figure in a tuxedo that has been pasted to the box cover. The drawing has been preserved with a shellac covering.

The box contains fifty, sequentially numbered 1-50, wooden game pieces painted red and white. The game pieces are in mint condition and appear to have only been lightly used. They remain firmly in place with...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #706869 (stock #BA672)
Measuring only 2.75 inches high, this darling 1920's Black Memorabilia souvenir piece is in amazing condition considering its delicate, sea shell construction.

A tiny bisque black boy holding a watermelon slice is seated on a throne of sea shells. The name of the location that this sea shell souvenir was meant to commemorate is worn and is no longer readable.

Two very minor chips are present as shown in photos which do not detract from the beauty of this piece!

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1950 item #706539 (stock #BA669)
Measuring 7.75 inches high, this fabulous late 1940's French business card holder celebrates the iconic Josephine Baker!

The statuette is constructed of lucite and is placed on a painted wood base. The piece is very nicely hand-painted and detailed. It depicts Ms. Baker in her famous banana skin skirt, wearing large loop earrings and holding her long, slender, silver cigarette holder. Her anatomical assets are duly accented in aluminum. The base is constructed utilizing the Art Deco design st...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1950 item #706524 (stock #BA670)
Wonderful vintage 1940s hand-made sewing needle case of a little black girl with yellow bows in her braided hair and a pumpkin colored dress. Front of dress lifts up and there are two flaps for storing sewing needles. Very nicely made with fine detailing to face and hair construction--her little curls are tiny French knots. Excellent condition. Measures 6" long by 3" at the widest.