All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #491582 (stock #0505)
A very fine late Victorian black celluloid large hair comb with black rhinestones c1890-1900. This 6-1/2" x 3-1/2" unsigned comb has nice openwork with fronds, and it is in excellent original condition with no chips, cracks, losses, damage or repairs. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted. Small packet surface shipping starts at $6.95 (to the US - other spots may vary) - insurance is included. We do ship internationally...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Pre 1900 item #1335574 (stock #7341)
A Victorian sterling silver sewing thimble with daisies dated 1897. This 13/16" high sewing accessory is fully hallmarked for Birmingham, England 1897 and it has the T.E.M maker's mark for Thomas Edward Mannox. It is in very good condition with no holes, dents, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than a small bend at the hallmark...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Wild West : Pre 1900 item #1421083 (stock #JB04998)
An interesting selection of barbed wire of the Early West dating from 1872 to 1884, the board titled at top "THE WIRE THAT FENCED THE WEST"; samples are identified in handwriting by type. Some of the early barbed wire is quite scarce and rare; collectors know what is and what is not. All in all, excellent memorabilia for the aficionado of the Early West. The piece measures 12" by 12".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #475506 (stock #0472)
A superb late Victorian tortoiseshell celluloid hair backcomb with an opulent paste laden wings design c1890-1900. This hair accessory measures 5-1/4" x 3", and the white paste claw-set stones are mounted within gold plated wirework; this unsigned beauty is in excellent original condition with no chips, cracks, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than a bit of loss to the worework gilding, and all teeth of the comb are intact. Small packet air shipping to the U.S...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Advertising : Pre 1900 item #1209346 (stock #G631)
Measuring 5 3/4 inches high x 4 1/4 inches wide x 2 3/4 inches deep, this darling salesman's sample case advertises the Wholesale Grocers, Loverin and Browne Company. This Chicago, Illinois, company established business in 1872.

This diminutive tin case is painted black with gold accenting and gold lettering present on the front of the case. The black paint shows reasonable wear given its 130+ years of age with the majority of wear evident along seam lines and at the base...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : School : Pre 1900 item #1460493 (stock #G698)
Measuring 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 6" high, this C1890s, unique and interestingly designed school lunch box has four parts: the base, which is 4" deep, the lid, a removable handled cup cleverly fitted to the top of the lunchbox lid, and a removal interior tray to dine upon that rests on a small edge inside the base!

Constructed of tin with well-executed soldered seams and rolled edges on nearly all areas which are smooth and comfortable to the touch.

In great condition for its 120 years ...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #722234 (stock #01165)
An attractive Victorian 12-3/4" long painted silk and bone fan with flowers. This unsigned fan is attractively painted on one side with pink flowers and leaves, and the bone supports are unadorned. This item is in very good original condition with no chips, cracks, major tears or stains, losses, damage or repairs other than some minor fraying to the silk at the ends...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1420651 (stock #JB03035)
Antique Victorian era lady's hand fan ("opera fan"), framed shadow box style, the fan itself 16 1/2" by 10 1/2" as fully opened, the printed images on the fan of feminine, delicate young dancing ladies, floral and leaf motifs bordering, the base worked mother of pearl with floral designs, as well as a most unusual VANITY MIRROR at far right, modern typeface in the box stating "Opera Fan With Mirror/Nannie Campbell Moore 1858 New Orleans"...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Advertising : Pre 1900 item #433910 (stock #G550)
Offered for sale is a very rare, circa 1890s, trade sign or display advertisement for “KESSLER’S – SMOOTH AS SILK“ WHISKEY-- shaped in the form of a TOP HAT!

This fabulous advertising piece is made of papier mache’, is painted black, and sports cream-colored lettering on both sides of the hat.

The firm of Julius Kessler Dist...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : School : Pre 1900 item #1166394 (stock #G630)
This 1867 educational text was published by Charles Scribner and Company of 654 Broadway, New York City. Intended for students under nine years of age, the object of this delightful introductory school text, as stated by Mary Howe Smith, a Princeton University colleague of text author, A...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Jewelry : Flapper : Pre 1910 item #418782 (stock #me1)
This is a very delicate 14K yellow gold and enamel pin featuring a centered blue enamel flower flanked by five seed pearls on each corner, unmarked,; measures 1 1/4 in approx, wt. 1.9g, Condition is good to very good with minor curve in pin, possible repair to clasp, damage to pearls on one side, may need cleaning.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Food and Drink : Pre 1910 item #1118106 (stock #6643)
A pair of Zig Zag confection tin lithograph premium miniature cups circa 1900. These scarce advertising miniature tin cups were given away as premiums in Zig Zag confections at the turn of the century. The first has floral decoration and the D.L. Clarke company logo and name, a box of the Zig Zag confection and the name of the Franz Euler Co. of New York, the manufacturers of the premiums and advertising items used by Clarke to promote their products...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Entertainment : Pre 1910 item #1365998 (stock #G49)
Offered is a set of three tubes of C1900, unused, new-old-stock, M. Stein's theatrical grease paint makeup, rarely found in today's collectible market. Stein's theater makeup was extremely well-known throughout New York City's Broadway Theater District and was manufactured locally in New York.

The tubes bear the Stein's Trademark seal which is quite detailed and ornate and consists of a horseshoe labeled "Semper Fidelis" (Always Faithful), which encircles a stylized and entwined "M" and "S"...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Travel : Pre 1910 item #1159350 (stock #02183)
A Mauchline ware Flume, White Mountains, N.H. bank circa 1900. This unusual late Victorian Mauchlineware barrel shaped 3-1/8" high wooden coin bank was made in Scotland and it has a decal depicting the Flume gorge in the Franconia Notch State Park, White Mountains, N.H. (New Hampshire, U.S.A.). It also has a decal stating SCOTLAND on the back and it was made as a souvenir for the U.S. market...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Travel : Pre 1910 item #1063798 (stock #6468)
A scarce and unusual 3-3/4" antique English porcelain souvenir beaker or tumbler from Elora, Ontario, Canada c1900. This travel memento features a black transfer of the Irvine Bridge; the area has long been a tourist destination and it is quite beautiful with the Victorian town and the Elora Gorge on the Grand River the highlights. This beaker has embossed decoration and gold trim; it is stamped with the Myott's mark with the Royal Grafton mark beneath it. This item is in excellent conditio...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Pre 1910 item #1422510
A PAIR of watercolor and ink original drawings of elegant women in their elegant period finery, circa 1900, in matching oval late 20th century gold frames (14 1/2" by 11 1/2 as framed), one signed at lower right "F Siedle". These traditional works would make for fine additions to a lady's dressing area or bedroom.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1910 item #952441 (stock #6226)
A c1900 swing-out lorgnette eyeglasses on a handle in heavy rolled gold plate. These folding spectacles measure 4-1/2" long and the lenses are 1-1/2" across. They open on a spring triggered by pushing down the ringed collar near the ribbon loop on the end of the handle; they have an unidentified maker's mark, and the mechanism works perfectly and the lenses are unscratched. This item is in excellent original condition with no chips, cracks, dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs....
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1268044 (stock #7080)
A very attractive German made 9 x 5-3/4" gold plated brass mounted glass bead floral purse c1920. This purse has deep purple, black, blue, turquoise, green, light green, pink, lilac, red, amber and yellow beads with beaded fringe along the bottom. It has a brass chain and clasp and a yellow cloth interior. It is stamped GERMANY on the clasp and it is darker than our pictures and the beads include deep purple as well as black. This item is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, dents, ...