All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Food and Drink : Pre 1950 item #1159837 (stock #6787)
Certainly the finest and most decorative vintage chocolate box we've come across! This is a c1930s-40s (we think) paper wrapped box with an applied print of two kittens on the top. The textured paper wrap is wallpaper thick with lush gold highlights, and this box has a gold Urney applique. The original tied ribbon is also present on this 13-3/4 x 9-3/4" box, which has the original sticker on the bottom (CHOCOLATES - 1-1/2 LB NET MANUFACTURED IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND)...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Entertainment : Posters : Pre 1950 item #1436331
An original 1941 move poster in the "insert" size, 37 1/2" by 15 1/2" as framed, the movie being "Trail of the Silver Spur", presented by Monogram Pictures Corp., produced by George W. Weeks, Directed by Roy Luby. Actors portrayed are Ray "Crash" Corrigan, John "Dusty" King, and Max "Alibi" Terhune. This is NOT a modern reproduction...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Advertising : Pre 1950 item #141135 (stock #G400)
This vintage 1940's cardboard advertising fan for the Petersburg Furniture Company, Inc., located at 100 North Sycamore Street, Petersburg, Virginia, measures 12" long x 7 " wide and is mounted on a wooden stick handle...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1950 item #1169063
modemodern
$195.00
Glittering black glass microbeaded box bag with a tortoise Lucite top and dark brass hardware, and heavy black glass beaded handle. Black satin lining and snap close. 1940s. These bags are fabulous headturners. 7 1/2 inches wide, 5 inches long and 3 1/2 inches deep. The handle drop is 5 1/2 inches. Overall excellent condition. No losses to beaded exterior. There is a very very faint hairline in the Lucite at the clasp, not visible at a short distance...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1950 item #1177155
modemodern
$145.00
Big statement making fabulous vintage 1940s round box bag beaded in brilliant glittering iridescent peacock blue vitrail glass micro beads, with a soft flexible beaded strap. The beads are very high quality and are cut on every side. The beading is softly ruched or gathered around the sides of the bag. The top lifts off and has a mirror inside. With fabric Saks Fifth Avenue label sewn on the black grosgrain fabric lining. Excellent condition with no losses to beading...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Entertainment : Posters : Pre 1950 item #1436375
A vintage lobby card for the film "Julia Misbehaves", 1948, starring Greer Carson, Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lawford, a young Elizabeth Taylor, and Cesar Romero. The print measures 11" by 14" in its present black metal frame. It shows its age with small holes in upper margin from old nails, small margin tear, and some paper loss in center showing as white areas in photo. Mat this and put in a proper frame for optimal display...
An original HAND WRITTEN LETTER AND ENVELOPE, to a Miss Dorothy Irwin on Hollywood Blvd., written entirely in green ink, postmarked Sept. 28, 1942, around the peak of the career of famed American actress BETTE DAVIS (1908-1989), whose career spanned some 50 years...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Entertainment : Autographs : Film Celebrities : Pre 1950 item #1423688 (stock #JB04077)
A PAIR of original glossy black and white photos of actors HURD HATFIELD (1917-1998) and GENE NELSON (1920-1996), circa 1940's, both autographed and inscribed to an as yet unidentified "Wilson", which is the principal reason why I have decided to sell them together (they are also identical sizes and identically framed and matted). The Hatfield has the following inscription at left: "For Wilson--with admiration for his dancing---In friendship--Yours, Hurd Hatfield"...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Advertising : Pre 1950 item #1471667
David Anthony
$1,225.00
This fantastic metal advertising sign for Grapette soft drink is among its earliest productions if not the first, alone making it a very desirable collector's item. But the fact that it is so large and decorative gives it extra oomph - especially for that holy of holies - the man cave.

This advertising sign is in exceptional condition considering its past life as an advertisement. It has nail holes at the outer rim on the top and the bottom...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Advertising : Pre 1950 item #1321771 (stock #BJdumboMold)
June Hastings
$1,885.00
Rare industrial metal mold of Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Unmarked and very heavy, probably iron, it measures 10 inches high and 8" at widest point. Circa 1940's. More photos and information upon request.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : School : Pre 1950 item #1485167 (stock #G737)
A fabulous, vintage school teaching tool from the early 20th Century! Copyrighted 1940 and manufactured by the Richmond School Furniture Company, Muncie, Indiana, this early teaching tool featured the unusual option to practice both spelling on one side and computation on the reverse!

Measuring 13 inches wide x 9.50 inches high x 1/8 inch thick and constructed of heavy, multi-layered cardboard, this wonderful piece is in very fine, all-original condition with a warm, rich patina and color...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Transportation : Pre 1950 item #1404384 (stock #9859)
A Montreal Shipping Co. Ltd. ceramic coffee mug 1937-45...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1950 item #982200 (stock #gam-146)
"Brother, can you spare a dime?" This fun vintage large cast iron Fedora hat-form paperweight is straight out of the 30's, comprised of gold painted nicely detailed banded hat with a worn look, circa 1940, probably American made. Measurements: 4 1/2" long x 3 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" high. Great condition having a few bumps and bruises made to look authentic. Slight wear to the finish adds to the overall look of the hat.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Food and Drink : Pre 1940 item #744810 (stock #5672)
A boxed cut crystal master salts & silverplated spoons circa 1920s-30s. This English made silk and plush lined presentation box contains two 2-3/4" cut crystal open master salt dishes and two 2-3/4" silver plated master salt spoons. This set has a black paper-wrapped fitted 6-3/8" X 3-7/8" box with brass fittings (marked BRITISH MADE). The matching spoons are stamped Mc.G.C.Co., (probably for the McGlashan-Clarke Company of Niagara Falls) and this set is in excellent original condition with n...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #436119
This is a very lovely black beaded handbag made in France with delicate embroidered flowers on the front ; the back of the purse has no flowers. The purse is in excellent condition, with only minor bead loss in the top row of the purse and on the clasp. It could certainly be replaced. The inside is very clean, fully lined and has a mirror pocket. The label states Hand Made in France by Denise Francelli of Paris . Measurements: 5" x 8" and the handle adds 4 1/2" inches to the height. This purse /...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : School : Pre 1940 item #1449254 (stock #B303)
Measuring 9 1/2 inches wide x 13 inches long, this brightly colored, copyright 1937, The Tale of Peter Rabbit book, a sweet story originally written by Beatrix Potter and offered here, in a large softcover book format and illustrated by acclaimed American children's illustrator, Milo Winter, is very rarely found!

Published by The Merrill Publishing Company, Educational Publishers, Chicago, Illinois, this book was meant to be used in the early Primary Grades as an educational tool to promot...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : School : Pre 1940 item #130031 (stock #G191F)
These wonderful circa 1930's school crayons manufactured by Milton Bradley of Springfield, Massachusetts, are in near mint condition with the exception of very, very light surface soiling to cardboard paper box! Crayons are unused and are all original!

In addition to making children's games, The Milton Bradley Company, for many, many years, produced an extensive array of school supplies, equipment, and materials!

A wonderful addition to School or Artist Memorabilia collection!

Although tw...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Advertising : Pre 1940 item #735171 (stock #G462)
Measuring 15.75 inches long by 4 inches in height, this metal, circa 1930s, brown and yellow, French advertising sign reads:

"Defense de Fumer..sans Microphosphate Schloesing."

Translated to English, it literally means "No Smoking without Schloesing Microphosphate", clearly an advertisement for a chemical product made by the Schloesing Company.

Certainly a conversation piece in very good condition with the expected mild and non-substantial wear with minor rust here and there to the pain...