All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #853330 (stock #B271)
A wonderful and extremely RARE hard cover book by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, copyrighted 1938 by Platt and Munk Publishers and measuring 6.50 x 8.25 inches.

Fabulous colored and black and white illustrations as represented by photos adorn this 26 page book! The book features the adventures of a little Southern boy who lives with his gran'mammy and gran'daddy in a log cabin set down in a cotton field...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #853318 (stock #BA743)
In the mid-1800's, an unknown artist painted the face of a young Black boy in warm, soft colors, and unbeknown to the artist, forever immortalized the young boy's image! Since that time a variety of items were been produced in the image of the "Young Black boy with the Torn Hat" or "Johnny Griffin".

This circa 1920-30's Johnny Griffin inkwell is constructed in solid brass and has a hole for both placement of pen and glass insert for ink...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1900 item #837206 (stock #BA729)
Offered is a wonderful 19th century, antique, papier mache and wooden black mammy doll manufactured during the late 1800s. The doll has no markings to indicate the manufacturer, but it features a papier mache head with a wooden torso, arms, and legs. The face is hand-painted with wonderful detail, and it includes all of its original clothing which consists of a dress, apron, and kerchief. Overall the doll stands a diminutive 5 1/2" tall.

The overall condition of the doll is quite good...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1940 item #835820 (stock #01458)
A vintage 5-1/8" sterling silver award or commemorative teaspoon with the wreath from the Newfoundland & Labrador Rifle Club. This English sterling spoon is hallmarked for Sheffield 1931, and it has the maker's mark of John Round. It weighs 21.9 grams, and it is in excellent original condition with no dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs...
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)
A STEP BEHIND
$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)
A STEP BEHIND
$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)
A STEP BEHIND
$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 : Political : Posters : Pre 1980 item #818966 (stock #C2911)
Titled "How to prevent airway diseases", this Chinese hygiene poster was used in medical offices with the intent to educate the masses on how to prevent spreadable diseases during the flu season. It shows northern Chinese in winter attires, with words describing that in the winter and spring which is flu season, people ought to be careful. Because it was still during the Cultural Revolution era, Mao's quotation were used to alert the priority is still "revolution and increase productivity"...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1980 item #818965 (stock #C2910)
Titled "How to prevent spreadable lung disease", this poster shows people working together and and with diagrams, it showed how the disease was being spread, which included coughing and touching. Chinese government attempted to resolve the increasing lung diseases in the population by distributing this educational posters to medical offices in the late 70s. A touch of Cultural Revolution propaganda theme is intact with the quotation of Mao imprinted, like this one, onto the poster.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1980 item #818964 (stock #C2909)
This poster has clearly seen better days on the wall of a health clinic, in a village. In the middle to late 70s, due to the overgrowth of Chinese population, the Chinese government implemented a mandatory "One Child" policy, which mandates all Chinese couples to only have one child per family. It started with Planned Parenthood with a softer tone...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1980 item #818962 (stock #C2908)
This poster has clearly seen better days on the wall of a health clinic, in a vilage. In the middle to late 70s, due to the overgrowth of Chinese population, the Chinese government implemented a mandatory "One Child" policy, which mandates all Chinese couples to only have one child per family. It started with Planned Parenthood with a softer tone...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1990 item #818959 (stock #C2907)
As China completes the transition from the Cultural Revolution, the government looked at ways to improve people's overall mannerism. In this campaign, the service sectors were examined and encouraged to serve the people with politeness and courtesy. Titled "Polite, Courteous, Warmly Serve the customer", this famous image shows a smiling restaurant waitress, holding a cake that says "Happiness". On the bottom of the poster it says "Develop Socialism New Customs"...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1990 item #818957 (stock #C2907)
Titled "Happily Picking Magical Peaches", this poster is a traditional Chinese New Year poster with a twist of modernism. This poster shows a modern Chinese woman picking peaches which are the symbols of wealth and longevity in traditional Chinese customs. July 1987, SiChuan Art Publishing House. 88,200 copies. 0.26 Yuan
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1990 item #818948 (stock #C2905)
As China emerging from its post-Cultural Revolution mess, the once-frowned-upon profession of musicians have become a respectable profession. This poster, which is aimed to promote art and culture, features a Chinese singer and the poster is titled suitably, "Chinese vocalist". 1988. People's Art Publishing House. 241,300 in print. 0.38 Yuan.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1990 item #818946 (stock #C2904)
This famous poster is titled with the well known slogan of "Learn from Comrade Lei Feng", it shows Lei Feing in the big picture and a few people images on the bottom of the poster. 30" x 21". 1988. Jiang Xie Xin Hua Publishing house.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 2000 item #818908 (stock #C2902)
This set of 2 posters is titled "Lei Feng Spirit passes onto generation after generation" and shows a number of images of the national hero Lei Feng with comments describing his life. Lei Feng is a controversial figure which has been pretty much set up by the Chinese government as a martyr. His real stories tend to get murky depending on who you are talking to...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1990 item #818905 (stock #C2901)
It just goes to show you that even though China is considered one of the most polluted place on earth, it does not mean that the government does not want to change it. The effort to convert untamable land and hills into shades of green started many decades ago. This poster shows two young farmers planning trees, titled "Increase the speed of green movement for hills, must make yellow dragon into green dragon". This poster was produced by the Forestry Department, published by Chinese Environmenta...