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 : Political : Pre 1990 item #714350 (stock #C2890)
This long march era Mao Ze Dong statue features Mao in a Red Army uniform and straw made shoes. Mao Ze Dong was one of the Communist Leaders who led the red army through the Long March to Yanan. Size: 11" tall by 4" wide and 4" deep. This is a hand glazed color ceramic statue.
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...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1980 item #708977 (stock #C2889)
This Cultural Revolution poster shows Mao Ze Dong sitting on a rock, titled "Mao Ze Dong in Jing Gang Shan", this poster was developed by Zhen Jiang province's musuem and published by Zhen Jiang People's Publishing House in 1971.
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...

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...

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.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1970 item #702311 (stock #C2888)
Titled "Vietnam will definitely succeed. American Imperialism will definitely be defeated," this original Chinese poster shows a Vietnamese gorilla soldier holding a rifle, a black shadowy figure representing the U.S. army. People's Art Publishing House, 1965. 0.16 Yuan. 30" x 20"
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1980 item #702308 (stock #C2887)
Titled "Act in a Revolutionary Play, be a Revolutionary," this poster depicts a young girl getting dressed to play the lead character from the Red Lantern, a modern Peking Opera play created during the Cultural Revolution. China Art publishing house, 1973. 0.15 Yuan. 30" x 20".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1980 item #702304 (stock #C2885)
This original poster is titled "I am helping Grandpa with his new revolution." It shows a boy and a girl working a design print with a farmer. May 1974. Tianjin people's art publishing house.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Posters : Pre 1980 item #702301 (stock #C2883)
This poster states Factory must learn from Da Qing, the model oil field from the Cultural Revolution era. Titled "Not miss any farming time", this poster shows the farmers working in front of a factory building, gathering around a tractor. June 1974. Shan Xi Xinhua Bookstore. Minor tear from the edge as shown but the image portion of the poster is in good shape. 30" x 30".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1990 item #702286 (stock #SP0005)
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$25.00
Great replica World Champions ring made in a limited quantity to give out at the Cardinals home stadium after they won in 1982. This ring is in MINT condition and is great piece of Baseball Memorabilia. Made of a heavy weight metal.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Royal : Pre 1900 item #683059 (stock #01089)
A 1-1/8" diameter brass watch fob issued to commemorate Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee. This fob could be worn as a pendant, and it has the legend 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CORONATION OF QUEEN VICTORIA CELEBRATED AT LONDON, JUNE 22, 1897 MADE IN AMERICA and REGINA ET IMPERATRIX 1837 1897 VICTORIA. This item is in very good original condition with no dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than a pleasant patina from use and age...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #678442 (stock #BA633)
This wonderfully rare, 1920s piece of Black Memorabilia ephemera is in utterly fabulous condition!

Measuring 7.50 inches long x 3.25 inches wide, this Belgian cigarette or cigar, heavy paper/cardboard box features a fabulous litho of a very dapper Black Gentleman smoking one of the "JOHN" cigarettes. Its small size offers many options for display including framing for shelf or wall enjoyment.

A truly scarce find in phenomenal condition!

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #678434 (stock #BA253)
A wonderful example of hand-crafted Black Americana Folk Art!

This wonderful Depression Era piece features a whimsical 10 inch long cutout figure of a little wooden black mammy with hand-painted “surprised” mouth and eyes! She is dressed in a machine-stitched cotton costume with great yellow ric-rac accenting —a wonderful kerchief on her head, and a cute little apron.

Her feet feature two brass-finish hooks, presumably to either hang keys or pot holders from...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1950 item #677830 (stock #BA118/1195)
These three darling, 1940's, Japan-made ashtrays all feature laundry themes with little black children playing among the freshly washed clothing hanging on the clothesline!

All are marked "JAPAN", measure approximately 3 inches in height, have great color and are in excellent condition! Please see photos for detail shots!

As each is priced separately (see photos for pricing), please email us stating which item you wish to purchase so that we can customize your order form.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1940 item #676630 (stock #BA450)
A wonderful example of hand-crafted Black Americana Folk Art!

This wonderful Depression Era piece features a whimsical 10 inch long cutout figure of a little wooden black girl with hand-painted smiling mouth and eyes! She is dressed in a hand-stitched cotton costume that has been stuffed with scrap fabric.

Her feet feature two brass-finish hooks, presumably to either hang keys or pot holders from...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #676629 (stock #073(BA))
Measuring just 5 inches high, this darling piece of Black Memorabilia is as functional as it is cute! Featuring a painted bisque black boy eating the stereotypical watermelon, he sits on a small pin cushion in the shade of a tree constructed of a genuine cotton boll!

The bisque was likely made in Japan and then shipped to the USA for assembly as a Southern States souvenir piece...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1950 item #676625 (stock #BA337)
In lovely condition with the exception of subtle fading to Mammy's red head kerchief, this delightful 1940's pin cushion doll appears to have been unused! No pinholes can be seen!

Mammy's head and body are actually constructed of a single wooden clothespin that was then inserted into her cotton-batting-padded skirt. Her face is hand-painted, she has a tuft of white cotton batting hair peeking out from her kerchief, and her apron is stamped in black ink "Souvenir of New Orleans"...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #676188 (stock #BA810)
Measuring 4.75 inches long, this C1940's metal noise maker toy featuring a Black Minstrel is marked "US Metal Toy Company". It remains in fine condition with some evidence of tiny superficial scratches and surface wear predominantly on the backside, but continues to make a very loud and abrasive noise when twirled on its pale blue handle--just as it did many years ago on a New Year's Eve night!
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #674752 (stock #BA660)
Measuring 3.25 inches high, this delightful English child or baby transfer porcelain mug is a quite rare find!

In excellent condition with the exception of some minor wear to the gilt rim and scripted banner, the cup or mug features two gentleman sharing a tub bath- one Caucasian and one African-American. The African-American gent is surrounded by musical notes indicating that he is doing quite a bit of whistling, while the Caucasian gent covers his ears in annoyance...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #674623 (stock #BA907)
Measuring nearly 8 inches tall, this fabulous and rarely found, early, lithographed, tin toy, No. 1750, retaining its original box, was made by the Lindstrom Tool & Toy Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

This late 1930's toy is the later version of the two Mammy walker toys produced by this company. It is marked on back just under the white apron tie, "Lindstrom Corporation Made in USA". The marking is very faint, and thus, difficult to read without scrutiny...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1950 item #674205 (stock #BA654)
Measuring approximately 5.25 inches in length, this wonderful, ceramic, Wide-Smiling Mammy Wall Pocket was made in Japan, circa 1940-50's.

Coloring is quite brilliant, and the condition is very fine with appropriate age-related crazing and some tiny, circular, firing imperfections on Mammy's polka dotted scarf as noted in photos. Please note that white marks are flash reflections, not imperfections...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1950 item #674199 (stock #BA653)
Measuring just 4.5" wide x 5.5" long, this very rarely found, circa 1940's, metal mechanical toy features the beloved Golliwogg character!

Unmarked, this toy is in very good condition with tiny superficial surface scratches wherever metal rubs metal during toy movement...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1920 item #672426
This Tuck postcard has a divided back. It is unused. It is # 9347 (Sable Antelope).
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Pre 1980 item #656159 (stock #C2880)
This color ceramic statue features Mao Ze Dong in the middle of harvesting. Size: 13" tall by 5" base. Chinese communist party was largely supported by farmers and this statue is a symbol of Mao's connection with the farmers.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Pre 1980 item #656155 (stock #C2879)
This ceramic Mao statue features Mao Ze Dong holding a straw hat and holding a half finished cigarette. Size: 13" tall and 5" base.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Pre 1980 item #652376 (stock #C2876)
This beautiful original Cultural Revolution ceramic statue features the well known Peking Opera show called the Red Detachment Soldiers. This Red Army detachment soldier is the main character from the Peking Opera. The base of the statue states "The Red Detachment of Soldiers". Size: 8" wide by 12.5" tall. This item will come in an oversize package given its fragile nature.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Pre 1980 item #650886 (stock #C2873)
This vintage Mao bust statue is measured 4.75" w by 2.5" d by 5.5" t. The engraving on the base states the following: "The leader of the country, Mao Ze Dong."
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Political : Pre 1980 item #650884 (stock #C2872)
This large vintage Mao bust is measured 6" x 3" x 7.25" T. Engraving on the base of the sculpture came from a poem pened by Mao Ze Dong, describing the long march of Red Army soldiers led by the Chinese communist Party.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Contemporary item #636662 (stock #SP0004)
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$12.00
Original issue pin commemorating the Opening night of the new Comiskey Park on April 14, 2000. This enamel pin also has the White Sox and Anaheim Angels Logos. The pin is in excellent condition and measures 1" high X 1 3/8" wide. The White Sox beat the Angels that night with the score of 9-4. A few years later the new Comiskey Park was renamed U.S. Cellular Field.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1940 item #636654 (stock #SP0003)
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$50.00
Handsome Golf Pin that was made somewhere between the 1920's and 30's. It features a lime green enamel golf bag with 4 golf clubs. The golf bag has a applied plaque featuring a standing red lion also in enamel. The back of the pin is signed " Stratton Birmingham, Copyright," this pin also has the old time pin clasp with no safety feature...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1990 item #633922 (stock #SP0002)
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$25.00
New York Mets World Series ring repleca issued by Tropicana Orange Juice in 1986. This is a nice piece of Baseball Memorabilia. The ring is in Mint Condition and one size fits all. A Must for the Mets Fan!!! Five are available.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1950 item #632592 (stock #SP0001)
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$48.00
Original medallion key chain commemorating Babe Ruth issued shortly after his death by Cardinal Spellman of NY. Cardinal Spellman intended these key chains to give it out to children. The front features the " Babe" at bat and the years of his life (1895-1948). The reverse states : " May the devine spirit that animated Babe Ruth to win the crucial game of life inspire the youth of America!" Cadinal Spellman. This original circa 1948 piece of Baseball Memorabilia is in Mint Condition and meas...