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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 : 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 : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #57791
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$45.00
Super vintage celluloid pop-up toy. It's one of the cutest celluloid Easter items I've seen. Mrs. Chick is dresed in a blue and white polka dot dress that conceals a coiled spring that allows her to bob up and down. All her costume is original. Unmarked, but probably American. Circa 1920s. Outstanding condition, no holes or dents. 4" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #57793
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$75.00
Outstanding composition goose Easter candy container. The neck removes to reveal the opening for the candy. This container is of the highest quality--it has painted metal feet, and a wooden dowel to hold the head in place. Unmarked, but definitely German. Circa 1930. Excellent condition, a little paint rubbing on metal feet. 3-1/4" long, 2-7/8" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #57799
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$85.00
Cute painted cast iron Easter bunny, probably by Hubley. Very nice quality and weight and good painted details. Circa 1920s. Excellent condition, no paint loss. 3" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #66358
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$25.00
Super vintage celluloid and chenille Easter rabbit decoration. This bunny is very colorful in his spiffy suit and his silver pipe. He is attached to his original chenille stick and makes a nice Easter decoration. Circa 1930. Size: rabbit only, 2-3/4" tall. Excellent condition; the tip of one foot has a small hole that appears to be a manufacturing flaw.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #66359
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$25.00
Super vintage celluloid and chenille Easter rooster decoration. This rooster is very colorful in his spiffy suit and black tophat. He is attached to his original chenille stick and makes a nice Easter decoration. Circa 1930. Size: rooster only, 2-1/2" tall. Mint condition.
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$125.00
This is the Santa or Jack Frost in a curved pinecone (Type I) ornament. This variation is more uncommon and has more detail than the Type II variation. Excellent paint (except some wear to white beard) and silvering. No chips or cracks. 3-3/4" long.
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$35.00
Cute bisque Halloween candy container fashioned as a black cat with an orange ribbon standing next to a blue basket. These would have been filled with small candies and used as party favors. The bottoms are marked "Japan". All are in excellent condition. Size: 2" tall, 2-3/4" wide. Circa 1935.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Toys : Pre 1940 item #68062
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$36.00
Lithographed tin ratchet noisemaker featuring a witch and a grinning jack o'lantern. Marked "Made in U.S.A". Wooden handle. Circa 1930. Condition: some scratching; a few dents on the back side. 5-1/2" long.
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$95.00
Terrific bisque figurine of Santa Claus of mica-covered skis. He carries a cloth pack of his back. This is really a great piece with nice color. One ski has been broken and reglued. Other than that, he's in superb original condition. Marked "Made In Japan". 2-3/4" tall.
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$22.00
Lovely vintage blown glass Christmas ornament depicting a cornucopia full of bright red roses. The identical ornament is pictured in Johnson, vol. II, p. 111. Germany, circa 1920s. Mint condition. 2-1/2" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Toys : Pre 1940 item #77979
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$95.00
Vintage wind-up Santa Claus toy. When activated, Santa rings his handbell and waves his other hand. The face is rubber and the clothing is felt with "fur" trim. Marked "Made In Japan". Circa 1930s. Excellent working condition. 7" 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 : 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 : 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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #91789
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A very pleasing set of 7 linen cocktail napkins with appliqués of rooster heads. The napkins are beautifully finished along the edges with red buttonhole stitching. Completely hand sewn. Circa 1940. Excellent condition, no staining or other wear. Size: 5” x 8”.
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 : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #93417
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$85.00
Terrific vintage Santa Clause figure with composition face and boots, felt and satin costume, standing on a mica-covered base. The is a nice example in a good size. Japan, circa 1930. 7" tall. Excellent condition, a little bending to the cardboard base.
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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1940 item #186648
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Terrific ruby red glass dumbbell cocktail shaker by West Virginia Specialty Glass Co. The shaker was made in several different colors, with the ruby red being one of the most desirable. The shaker is pictured in Visakay's book.

Origin: America, circa 1937. Condition: no chips or cracks; the glass has a couple of small scratches; there is a bit of wear to the plating on the collar; and the pour cap has a small ding and a small split. Size: 13" long.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1940 item #279882
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$125.00
Rare Art Deco glass cocktail shaker featuring a silkscreened design of pink pigs playing instruments and dancing. This type is related to the pink elephants shaker, but is more difficult to find.

Origin: America, 1930s. Condition: excellent, no chips, cracks or dings. Size: 10-1/4" tall.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #308849
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$45.00
Vintage lithographed tin Halloween pan noisemaker, decorated in green, black, white and orange. The decorations include a witch, a ghost and a skeleton around a cauldron. The edges are decorated with jack o'lanterns, owls, bats and black cats. Marked "US Metal Toy Mfg. Co. Made In U.S.A." Very nice condition, some scratching where metal clappers hit against pan Circa 1940s. 7-7/8" long.
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 : 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 : 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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #854792
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$105.00
A vintage sterling silver figural jigger in the shape of a thimble. The rim is ornately engraved "Only A Thimble Full". The interior is gilt. The bottom is hallmarked by the Webster Silver Co.

Origin: America, ca. 1935. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, gilding intact, no dings. Size: 1-5/8" tall. Weight: 18.1 grams.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1930 item #76408
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$45.00
This Matchless star Christmas light has clear glass prisms and a red glass gem. The base is bakelite and the bulb is C-6. These star lights were manufactured by the Matchless Electic Co. of Chicago, circa 1930. This light is 2 inches in diameter and in working condition. Condition: excellent.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1930 item #76410
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$48.00
This Matchless star Christmas light has amber glass prisms and a cobalt blue glass gem. This is one of the less common color combinations. The base is bakelite and the bulb is C-6. These star lights were manufactured by the Matchless Electic Co. of Chicago, circa 1930. This light is 2 inches in diameter and in working condition. Condition: excellent.
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Terrific vintage Christmas ornament fashioned from a papier-mache bell turned into a house. A cotton batting Santa Claus with a composition face is attached to the side. Unmarked, but most likely Japanese. Circa 1930. Very good condition, a little of the paint missing from the hanger and some wear to the "feather" trees. 3-1/2" high.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1930 item #562234
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$75.00
Nice wooden recipe box in the form of a book. The cover has burnt and painted decoration showing a cocktail shaker and a beverage. The "title" of the book is "The Art of Mixing Cocktails". The cover opens to reveal a storage area for paper recipe cards specifically designed for cocktail recipes. Ca. 1920. Very good condition; the leather binding on the hinge has dried out and has surface flaking. 6-3/4" x 5-1/4".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #581661
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$48.00
Charming Art Deco child's porcelain cup and saucer decorated with transfer scenes depicting "Little Boy Blue". The outside of the cup is decorated on both sides and there is a small scene on the interior, as well. The saucer has three matching small pastoral scenes. The rims and handle are decorated with gilding.

Origin: probably England, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent, normal glaze crackling, no chips or cracks. Size: cup, 2-1/2" tall; saucer, 5-1/2" diameter.

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 : Toys : Games : Pre 1920 item #25500
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$85.00
Vintage McLoughlin game of "Peter Coddle and His First Trip to New York." Excellent lithographed box cover showing Mr. Coddle as he examines an early bicycle. The box has some scuffs along the edges and the top edge of the lithograph has a tear. 4-1/4"x5-1/2".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1920 item #25571
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$25.00
Very funny Halloween postcard featuring a cow scaring his milkmaid by wearing jack o'lanterns on his horns. The front is marked "Copyright 1909 by Julius Bien & Co., N.Y." Heavily embossed and very nice colors. Postmarked 1910.

Nice good condition, with light rounding at corners, a slight crease in the bottom quarter of the card, and a tiny tear (about 1/16") in one margin.