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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1930 item #1430854
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$425.00
An extremely rare early German wooden double-ratchet noisemaker featuring a composition and wood witch with moveable arms. Ratchets with full-body figures are very uncommon. The witch wears a red crepe paper ruffle and a pinkish paper skirt. The ratchet is stamped "Germany."
  • Origin: Germany, ca 1920
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 9-1/2" x 5-1/2"
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1930 item #1430853
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$385.00
Very rare early German double-ratchet noisemaker featuring a composition devil head wearing a crepe paper ruffle. The ratchet is stained orange and black and is stamped "Germany."
  • Origin: Germany, ca 1920
  • Condition:very good, all original, a few nicks to the composition at high points (ear and horn tips, nose, cheeks)
  • Dimensions: 7" x 4-1/4"
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1930 item #1430852
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$295.00
An outstanding early German wooden double-ratchet noisemaker featuring a composition black cat head wearing a crepe paper ruffle. The clacker blades are stained black. The ratchet is stamped "Germany."
  • Origin: Germany, ca 1920
  • Condition: excellent, all original, clacker blades appear to have been re-glued to the frame, typical fading to crepe paper
  • Dimensions: 8" x 6"
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #1430851
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$165.00
An unusual vintage Halloween wooden ratchet noisemaker decorated with a plastic black cat. This is the only old wooden ratchet we've seen with a plastic decoration. The ratchet is stained orange with a green clacker. The cat is marked "Made In Japan."
  • Origin: Japan, early 1950s
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 8" x 5-1/2"
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1430849
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$185.00
A rare bisque Halloween candy container in the form of a Pumpkin Man holding a large pumpkin as a black cat walks by. This would have been filled with small candies and used as a table decoration or party treat.
  • Origin: Japan, ca 1930
  • Condition: no chips or cracks, about 10-15% paint loss
  • Dimensions: 3" tall
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1430847
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$105.00
A set of three vintage bisque candy containers in the form of a basket and a black cat with a Halloween orange neck ribbon. These would have been filled with small candies and given as party favors. The bottoms are stamped "Japan."
  • Origin: Japan, ca 1935
  • Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks, original paint
  • Dimensions: 2" x 2-3/4"
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1950 item #1430846
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$155.00
A very nice pulp "choirboy" Halloween jack o'lantern. The paper insert is original. The pulp has very good color and a nice shiny glaze.
  • Origin: America, ca 1940
  • Condition: excellent, virtually no paint wear
  • Dimensions: 7" x 5-1/2" (excluding wire bail)
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1950 item #1430845
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$185.00
A very nice vintage pulp Halloween lantern in the shape of a black cat at an orange picket fence. The paper insert is original. The lantern has strong color and a nice shiny glaze on the pulp.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1940
  • Condition: original paint, a few small touch-ups, a couple of small tears on the back side, the bottom has a hole cut to insert a candle and the top of the head has a small section cut away to keep from burning.
  • Dimension: 7-3/4" 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 : Memorabilia : Historical : Pre 1980 item #961683
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$25.00
During the heyday of British Airway's service on the Concorde, VIP passengers were treated to an ever-changing variety of gifts--lugggage tags, silver decanter labels, airplane models, etc. This "Mini World Atlas" is such an example. The small book is bound in gray leather, and the front cover is embossed in silver with the Concorde logo. The pages are also gilt in silver. The book's spine is uncracked and it has never been used.

Origin: England, ca. 1990. Condition: mint. Size: 4-1/4" x 6-1/4".

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #854792
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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 : 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 : Ornaments : Pre 1900 item #646087
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A wonderful pair of antique German lithographed tin Christmas tree clip-on candle holders. Each is decorated with a design of oak leaves and acorns.

Origin: Germany, ca. 1890. Condition: wear consistent with age, nice coloring. Size: 2" x 1".

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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 : 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 : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #581659
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$25.00
Pretty Victorian porcelain child's cup decorated with a transfer scene of a little girl in an ornate purple dress flanked by bouquets of roses. The cup is modeled with raised design.

Origin: probably Germany, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, light wear to the transfer decoration, no chips or cracks. Size: 2-1/2" tall.

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 : 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 : 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.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #502318
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$60.00
A set of three pink luster English porcelain tea saucers. The steeply angled sides are decorated with underglaze pink luster decoration as well as green and iron red flowers. In the first part of the 19th century, hot tea was poured from the cup into the saucer to cool before being drunk directly from the saucer. The bottoms are marked with decorators’ numbers.

Origin: England, ca. 1830. Condition: very good, normal wear to pink luster decoration; no chips or cracks. Size: 5-1/2” diameter; 1-1/4” high.

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 : Paper : Pre 1920 item #338075
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$36.00
Pretty vintage Halloween postcard showing a young couple, he dressed as a Pilgrim and she dressed as a Victorian lady, walking along a scary path through the woods. They have just startled a black cat while a pair of witches look on from the background. The card has nice colors. The two lower corners have some creasing, sharp edges. The back is postmarked 1910.
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 #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 : 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 : 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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1980 item #278241
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$50.00
Handsome handcarved wooden ceremonial mask from Kenya. The mask is carved from a single piece of wood. Excellent condition, the back has a screw attached for hanging on the wall. Circa 1970. 12/1-2" x 5-1/4".
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 : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Paper : Pre 1920 item #186645
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$85.00
Wonderful vintage children's Christmas storybook, "Jolly Santa Claus". The cover is printed in full color with a depiction of Santa arriving wiht a decorated tree and a load of toys. The interior has another full-color plate depicting Santa driving his team of reindeer toward his castle at the North Pole. Nearly every page has a black-and-white illustration. The stories are not restricted to Christmas, and include jingles, poems, historical stories, tales, etc. The book was published by M.A. Donohue & Co. of Chicago. All the pages are intact; the book has the usual wear around the edges of the covers. Circa 1910. 9-13/16" x 7-5/8".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Paper : Pre 1910 item #151881
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$22.50
Very nice embossed Halloween post card illustrating a young girl and boy meeting over the top of a winking jack o'lantern. Two black cats stand watch. The card is dated 1908 and was made by International Art Publishing Co.

Origin: America, 1908. Condition: unused, fairly crisp edges, a tiny crease at lower left corner, a staple hole at the top left corner, bright color.

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 #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 1960 item #93402
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$98.00
Colorful hard plastic lollipop holder in the form of a clown on wheels. This piece, intended for either Christmas or Easter, is very difficult to find. Made by Rosbro.

Origin: America, circa 1950. Condition: excellent, no cracks, a little paint wear on the nose, a small scratch on the side of one leg, and discoloration to the glue joining the halves. Size: 6-1/2” tall.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Paper : Pre 1920 item #91938
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$35.00
Very nice embossed vintage Halloween postcard featuring a line of girls dressed as ghosts and carrying smoking jack o'lanterns. The colors are bright and fresh. Postmarked (date illegible).

Origin: America, circa 1915. Condition: excellent, sharp corners, no tears or creases. Size: 5-1/2" x 3-1/2".

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 : 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”.