AntiquesDC holdiay collectibles, ornaments, decorations and toys
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1920 item #97333
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$695.00
Fabulous handpainted sheet iron feather tree stand. The Christmas tree stand features three elves contemplating their traditional lucky mushrooms. The elves, one each in blue, red and yellow hooded suits, are seated on little grassy knolls planted with flowers. The painted details are terrific; each elf has completly different facial features than his friends. The center pole is painted green with metallic silver highlights.

Origin: probably Germany, circa 1910. Condition: completely original; 2 screws missing (easily replaced); paint is 95% intact and is very colorful. Size: 15-3/4" diameter; 9-1/4" high; opening for tree is 1-1/4" diameter.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #39031
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$425.00
Extremely rare vintage Halloween wooden ratchet noisemaker decorated with a full-bodied witch with composition head and crepe paper clothing. Noisemakers with full-bodied figures are very uncommon. Marked "Germany". Circa 1920. Condition is very good, with the witch having just a little wear to the paint and a small chip on the back of her head. Size: 9-1/2" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1930 item #1392956
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$395.00
A vintage composition candy container in the rare form of a pink pig. The head is delicately painted to highlight a devilish face with red lips and a broad grin in which he bares his teeth. The painted eyes give him an overall scarey look. The tail is rawhide or leather while the head detaches from the body to reveal the storage compartment -- what an odd place to hide that holiday Christmas candy ! German vintage figural candy containers in the form of uncommon animals are rare.

Dimensions: 6 inches long and 3 1/4 inches tall from the foot to the tip of his ear.

Origin: Faintly marked Germany on the underside of the pig.

Circa 1920.

Condition: Very nice, with a bit of flaking around the neck. No visible repairs or breaks.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #39029
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$385.00
Extremely rare vintage Halloween wooden ratchet noisemaker decorated with a composition devil head wearing a ruffle of black crepe paper. The wood is stained orange, black and green. Marked "Germany". Circa 1920s. The devil head has a few nicks at high points (horns, ears, nose), otherwise excellent condition. 7" tall.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1940 item #85431
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$325.00
Great Art Deco figural cocktail shaker in the form of a milk can. The shaker is entirely hand made from soldered sheet copper. A similar shaker in silverplate is pictured in Visakay, but this is the only copper version we've seen. The cork-stoppered lid removes to reveal a removable metal strainer. The bottom is stamped "H.E. Wright Company/Boston, Mass.".

Origin: America, circa 1930. Condition: excellent, no dings or leaks. Size: 11-3/4" tall.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #38981
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$285.00
Outstanding vintage German ratchet noisemaker featuring a composition black cat head wearing a crepe paper ruffle. The clacker blades are painted black, the rest of the wood is natural. The top is stamped "Germany". Circa 1920s. Condition: very good, the crepe paper has some fading, the strikers are original but have been reglued. Size: 8" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Vehicles : Pre 1940 item #77998
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$285.00
Very nice lithographed tin penny toy in the form of a convertible sedan being driven by a chauffeur. The toy is completely original and is marked "Made In Germany". Circa 1930. Excellent condition, very light surface wear. 5" long.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1940 item #32857
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$275.00
Very rare Art Deco chrome figural cocktail shaker in the form of a fire extinguisher. PLEASE NOTE: This is not the usual version. This is the rare form with a flat bottom (no music box), no writing on the sides, and an extra handle opposite the pour spout.

Origin: America, circa 1930's. Condition: near mint. Size: 10-1/2" tall.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #57490
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$275.00
Terrific composition Mama Rabbit candy container. Dressed in a blue dress with orange polka dots, Mama carries a wicker basket with a pressed cotton chick in it. Unmarked, but definitely German, circa 1930. Condition: very good, there is a bit of paint flaking on the front of the dress; the wicker basket has a good bit of cracking; the face is especially nice. Size: 6-3/4" tall.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1940 item #85608
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$275.00
Set of 6 Art Deco chrome and glass cocktail glasses in the rare “Blue Moon” pattern by the Chase Brass & Copper Co. The combination of the dark cobalt glass over the stepped bell-shaped chrome bases is a superb design. There are shown in Visakay’s book along with the “Blue Moon” cocktail shaker. The bottoms are marked with Chase’s logo.

Origin: America, 1935-41. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks. Size: 3-1/2” tall.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #319794
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$275.00
Wonderful vintage liquor bottle in the form of “Pere Noel” or Santa Claus. Dressed in a long, Belsnickle-type robe, he carries a huge pack of toys on his back, a doll in one hand and a walking stick in the other. The original paper label around the base says, “Benoit Serres Distilleries Toulouse France Depuis 1841”. The label at the neck, just below the bakelite top, indicates that the original contents was triple sec. The paint is original and shows about 20% loss.

Origin: France, ca. 1930. Condition: very good, no chips or cracks. Size: 12-1/4” tall.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #562226
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$275.00
A terrific and very rare lithographed tin chocolate box, the lid decorated with "The Wheel of Fund and Frolic" Halloween game. The spinner points to various party tasks such as "Push a pickle across the floor with your nose" or "Sing a mammy song in black-face". Some of the tasks, like "Turn out the lights and have each girl kiss the boy nearest her" sound like a little more fun! The side of the tin is marked "Mrs. Sothern Home Made Sweets". Ca. 1930. Good condition, but with scratches and some wear to the playing surface. The spinner is replaced with a later plastic pointer. 10-1/4" diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #51548
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$250.00
Very fine Japanese lacquer cocktail shaker and matching glasses handpainted with a scene of a teahouse at the edge of a lake amidst a bamboo grove with mountains in the background. The interiors are decorated in a stunning and unusual metallic copper finish.

Origin: Japan, circa 1930. Condition: virtually mint. Size: shaker, 11"; glasses 4-7/8".

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #25150
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$225.00
Outstanding old (circa 1930s) German snowman candy container. I've had many vintage Christmas candy containers, but never one like this. The entire papier-mache container is covered with red and white chenille. The snowman straddles the container, making a sort of basket handle. His black eyes are glass and his nose is composition. The inside of the basket is marked "Germany." Excellent condition, except the nose which has some flaking. 4.5" diam.; 5.5" tall.
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$225.00
Old Aunt Jemima recipe box in original condition. The inside bottom is marked "Fosta Product/Made In U.S.A." Very nice condition, the back of the lid has some scratching. 5.25" x 3.75" x 3.75".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1900 item #28672
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$225.00
Rare tin cookie cutter in the form of a Christmas Belsnickle (AKA Father Christmas, Santa Claus). The cutter is stamped "555" on the back between the airholes.

Origin: American, circa 1890s. Condition: excellent, a small bit of rust. Size: 9-5/8" x 3-1/2".

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #32888
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$225.00
Vintage American pulp Halloween jack o'lantern with the original paper face insert. Near mint condition. 5-1/2" tall (not including handle).
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #128961
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$185.00
Very nice vintage pulp black cat on a picket fence Halloween lantern. The cat retains his original scary paper face insert.

Origin: America, circa 1930. Condition: original paint, a few small touch-ups, a couple of tears on the back side, there is a hole in the bottom for a candle and the top of the head in the back has been cut away a little (probably to cut out a burn spot). Size: 7-3/4" tall.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Pre 1960 item #557595
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$175.00
A nice lithographed tin spinning top toy with a design of children playing with dogs, chicks, rabbits and pigs. The lower sides and the very top are decorated in a patriotic pattern of red, white and blue stripes and stars. The bottom is marked by Ohio Art. Working condition.

Origin: America, 1950s. Condition: very good, normal paint wear from play. Size: 7-1/2” diameter; 7-1/2” tall.

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$165.00
Very rare painted metal figure of a black girl mounted on an alabaster base. The girl wears a yellow pinafore with blue trim, a blue hair bow, red socks, black Mary Janes, and carries a basket of flowers. The alabaster base has a slot to hold a place card. American, circa 1900. 2" tall. The alabaster has some nicks at the edges, but the figure is in very good condition.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #28682
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$165.00
Rare German bisque Halloween candy container in the form of a nattily-dressed jack-o'lantern man holding a pumpkin as a black cat walks by.

Origin: Germany, 1930s. Condition: very good; about 10-15% paint loss; no chips or cracks. Size: 3" tall.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #38986
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$165.00
Great vintage Halloween wooden ratchet noisemaker decorated with a plaster-filled celluloid black cat. All celluloid Halloween items are difficult to find, and it was rarely used in conjunction with ratchet noisemakers. The cat is marked "Made In Japan". The wood ratchet is stained orange and has a green clacker. Circa 1930. Size: 8" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #39025
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$165.00
Outstanding vintage papier-mache Halloween veggie man head decoration. One side is painted with a male face and the other side is decorated with a female face! Marked "Germany". Circa 1920's. 3" diameter.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Mechanical : Pre 1950 item #423000
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$165.00
Really nice vintage Chein tin spinning top toy colorfully lithographed with circus scenes showing clowns, elephants, ducks and dogs. The wooden handle is push down to engage the spinning mechanism. The top is marked with Chein's logo.

Origin: America, ca. 1940. Condition: very nice, a few thumprint dings, very colorful, minimal paint loss. Size: 7-1/4" diameter; 6-3/4" tall.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Toys : Pre 1940 item #636484
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$165.00
A terrific lithographed tin Easter toy by Chein. A jaunty rabbit, decked out in a straw hat, pulls a cart decorated with various Easter bunny scenes. The back of the cart is marked with Chein’s logo.

Origin: America, ca. 1930. Condition: one back corner of the cart has some bubbling of the finish, but otherwise excellent condition. Size: 11-1/2” long; 7-3/4” tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1950 item #74700
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$145.00
Smart-looking "No. 250 Coldseal" aluminum cocktail shaker by Kraftware, ca. 1946. The shape is very interesting, tapering from a narrow footed base to broader shoulders and a bell-shaped top. Raised rings add to the look. Bottom is marked "Kraftware." 12.5" tall. Nice condition. This shaker looks terrific when highly polished!! A wonderful addition to your collection, and relatively hard to find!.
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$145.00
Very nice vintage American choirboy pulp Halloween jack o'lantern. The original paper insert is intact. The color is very good and he is in excellent, near mint condition. Size: 7" wide; 5-1/2" tall (excluding handle). Circa 1940s.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Pre 1950 item #307829
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$145.00
Very nice vintage tin child’s sand pail decorated with a patriotic lithograph of an American eagle in red, white and blue. The patriotic theme is unusual. The pail is marked by Ohio Art. Circa 1940s. Wear and rusting from normal use, but no big dings and cracks. The graphics are nice and bright. 6-1/8” high to top rim; 6-1/4” top diameter.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #25154
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$135.00
This terrific little German composition candy container, circa 1920's, was made for Abraham Lincoln's birthday--representing the famous frontier log cabin in which he was born. I've never seen this container before and it's in terrific condition. The bottom is marked "Germany." 2-1/8 long; 1-1/2" deep; 1-9/16" tall. Excellent condition.

With its Lincoln's Birthday theme, this would be a terrific addition to your patriotic holiday collection!

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Entertainment : Pre 1940 item #25599
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$135.00
Handpainted garden ornament in the form of Popeye. Painted on three-ply wood with an iron stake, he's ready to stand at attention in your spinach patch!

Origin: American, circa 1930's. Excellent condition; all original paint; a little flaking at the edge of his pipe. 23" tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #34876
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$135.00
Very rare silverplate bar tool incorporating a 4-oz. jigger, a bottle opener and ice tongs. The bottom is marked "Napier Pat. Pend."

Origin: America, circa 1930's. Condition: excellent, normal very light surface scratching. Size: 9" long, 2-1/2" tall.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #57782
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$135.00
Extra-large German Dresden-type papier-mache Easter egg candy container. The chromolithographed paper covering shows a wonderful assortment of roosters, hens, chicks, and of course, Easter rabbits. This is undoubtedly the largest Easter Egg candy container we've seen. The interior is lined with the traditional star patterned paper and the rims have a Dresden border. One end has the original string hanger. Marked "Germany". Circa 1920s. Very good condition, bright colors, about 30% loss of Dresden border. Size: 7-1/2" long, 5" wide.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #91790
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$135.00
A very nice set of 12 French-style linen cocktail napkins with a delightful woven rooster pattern. This is an especially colorful set made from very high quality fabric. They would look especially good with a great rooster cocktail shaker or used for a cocktails on a patriotic holiday! Ten are in perfect condition, 2 have some staining. Circa 1940. Size: 5” x 8”.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Pre 1940 item #653196
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$135.00
A delightful child’s spinning top made of tin with a lithographed scene of an animal parade. A monkey leads a band of a clarinet-playing pig, a sousaphone-playing cat, a trumpet-playing dog, and a drum-playing donkey. The animals appear against a brightly colored striped background. The side is lithographed with Wyandotte’s trademark.

Origin: America, ca. 1930. Condition: surface scratching and a few dents from normal wear; bright coloring; working condition. Size: 5-1/2” diameter.

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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #25152
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$125.00
Fabulous papier-mache Easter candy container in the form of a duck. This fellow has real feathers on his wings, one of which opens on a spring hinge to get at the candy. The bill is wooden and the eyes are glass. It's got everything but the quack! Unmarked, but undoubtedly German. There is a slight amount of the damage to the webbing on the feet and the feathers are a bit ruffled, but otherwise he's in very nice condition. 8.25" tall; 7.5" beak to tail. Circa 1930's
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #25659
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$125.00
Outstanding composition or bisque Santa Claus figure standing atop a snowy mound highlighted with mica glitter. This jovial fellow is marked "Japan" on the back. The box opens to reveal a candy container. Ca. 1930's. Excellent condition with very bright coloring. 3-3/4" tall.