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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 : 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 : 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 : 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".
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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 : 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 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 : 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 : 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.
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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.
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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 : 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.
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.
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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.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Toys : Pre 1960 item #68067
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$75.00
Great hard plastic Halloween noisemaker in the form of a saxophone. The horn is in working condition. A similar horn is pictured on page 62 of "Halloween Favorites In Plastic". Circa 1940s. Excellent condition. 9-1/2" long.
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.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Paper : Pre 1920 item #68023
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$18.00
Cute embossed Halloween post card depicting a sailor boy and a little girl carrying a huge pumpkin. Marked on front "Painting Only Copyrighted By International Art Pub. Co. 1908". The back is written upon, but not postmarked. Condition: bright coloring, sharp edges, small crease at one corner, a little dirty.
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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.
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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.
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.
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 1960 item #66357
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$45.00
Nice vintage German Dresden-type papier-mache Easter egg candy container decorated with a bright scene of chicks dying Easter eggs. The inside is marked "Container Made in Western Germany". Circa 1950's. Excellent condition, a few small spots of wear to the paper, but nothing terrible distracting. 6" long.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #66355
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$15.00
Cute vintage hard plastic Easter candy container in the form of a bunny pushing a wheelbarrow perfectly sized for jelly beans. The painting is unusually detailed and gives this piece special appeal. Unmarked, but probably made by Rosbro, circa 1950s. Excellent condition; there is a manufacturing flaw on one ear. Size: 3-1/4" long; 4" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #58115
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$20.00
Cute vintage hard plastic Easter Bunny child's rattle. Probably made by Rosbro, circa 1950s. Very nice condition with a few rubs to the paint. 4-1/4" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #58114
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$40.00
Cute lithographed tin Easter basket decorated with a festive market scene. Some paint rubs,rust spots, and bends in the handle, but nice bright color. 5-1/4" diam., 6" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #58109
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$15.00
Fun chenille chick in a yellow pressed paper Easter Egg. Used as an Easter table decoration, it might also have been used as a candy container for jelly beans or other small candies. Unmarked, probably Japanese, circa 1930's. Great condition. 2-1/2" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #58108
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Fun chenille chick in a purple pressed paper Easter Egg. Used as an Easter table decoration, it might also have been used as a candy container for jelly beans or other small candies. Unmarked, probably Japanese, circa 1930's. Great condition, except that some of the paper is unwiding from the wire feet. 2-1/2" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #58107
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$15.00
Fun chenille chick in a pink pressed paper Easter Egg. Used as an Easter table decoration, it might also have been used as a candy container for jelly beans or other small candies. Unmarked, probably Japanese, circa 1930's. Great condition, except that some of the paper is unwiding from the wire feet. 2-1/2" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #58106
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$8.00
Neat pink hard plastic Easter Bunny holding an Easter egg candy container. Made by Rosbro, circa 1950s. Excellent condition. 4" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #58080
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$40.00
Fun lithographed tin Easter basket by Chein. The outside is decorated with scenes from nursery rhymes including "Little Bo Peep", "Hey Diddle Diddle" and "Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater". The bottom is marked with Chein's logo.

Origin: America, circa 1950. Condition: excellent, a little paint scuffing along the rim and a 1/4" rust spot on the side. Size: 5-3/4" diameter, 5-1/2" high.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #58079
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Fun lithographed tin Easter basket by Chein. The outside is decorated with scenes from nursery rhymes including "Little Bo Peep", "Hey Diddle Diddle" and "Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater". The bottom is marked with Chein's logo.

Origin: America, circa 1950. Condition: excellent, a little paint scuffing along the rim and a 1/4" rust spot on the side. Size: 5-3/4" diameter, 5-1/2" high.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #57800
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$115.00
Terrific hard plastic Easter candy container. A cute lamb pulls a card piloted by none other than Donald Duck. Two chicks ride in the card behind Donald. Unmarked, but probably by Rosbro. Circa 1950s. Excellent condition. 8" long, 4-3/4" 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 1960 item #57797
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$115.00
Great hard plastic "Easter Express" candy container/toy. Unmarked, but made by Rosbro. This is a great example of how the company made parts interchangeable so they could create new items by joining together a seemingly endless selection of rabbits, ducks, roosters, chicks, etc. Circa 1950. Excellent condition, there is a crack on the underside by the axle that appears to have happened at the factory, since it is completely secure and shows no signs of regluing. 8" long, 7-1/4" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #57796
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$115.00
Great hard plastic "Easter Express" candy container/toy. Unmarked, but made by Rosbro. This is a great example of how the company made parts interchangeable so they could create new items by joining together a seemingly endless selection of rabbits, ducks, roosters, chicks, etc. Circa 1950. Excellent condition, original "grass". 8" long, 7-1/4" 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 #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 1960 item #57789
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$85.00
Really fun hard plastic Easter Bunny bank. The rabbit is dressed in a baseball uniform, complete with a ball cap. He holds a baseball bat and a ball. Unmarked, but probably by Rosbro. Circa 1950s. Excellent condition. 11-3/4" 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 1960 item #57507
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$65.00
Rare hard plastic Easter Rooster pull toy by Rosbro. This is an older version of the toy and has its original red and green wheeled platform. He even has what appears to be his original pull string. Circa 1950. Excellent condition. 6" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #57505
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$65.00
Vintage hard plastic yellow Easter Bunny pull toy by Rosbro. This is the older version of this figure and is on a green and pink wheeled platform. Really nice paint details and excellent condition. Circa 1950. 6-1/4" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #57503
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$65.00
Vintage hard plastic pink Easter Bunny pull toy by Rosbro. This is the older version of this figure and is on a green and yellow wheeled platform. Really nice paint details and excellent condition. Circa 1950. 6-1/4" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #57501
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$25.00
Nice vintage German Dresden-type papier-mache Easter egg candy container decorated with a bright Easter Bunny scene. The inside is marked "Container Made in Western Germany". Circa 1950's. Excellent condition, a very small spot of wear to the paper on one side near the bunny's right foot and a little wear along rims. 4-1/4" long.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1980 item #57497
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$75.00
Fantastic hard plastic candy container in the shape of a hen sitting on a nest. Candies are inserted in the hole in the breast. When the tail is moved up and down, the candies are dispensed out of the bottom of the nest. Perfect for egg-shaped jelly beans! Marked "1964 Ideal Toy Corp." Excellent condition. Size: 6" long, 3-1/2" wide, 8" 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 : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #57485
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$25.00
Cute composition Easter chick candy container. The surface is covered lightly with Venetian dew. Unmarked, but probably German, from the late 1940s. Condition: a few nicks on the bill, the top of the head and along the opening in the bottom; the slide bottom is missing. 4-1/4" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #57483
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$125.00
Vintage celluloid windup carousel toy featuring chicks that bob up and down from windows, a bit chick that spins around amid twirling bells and celluloid flowers, all under a pink celluloid canopy. Marked "Japan". Circa 1950. Excellent condition; the canopy droops just a bit, probably from being in a box for too long; windup mechanism works. 7-1/4" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #57482
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$70.00
Wonderful vintage tin Easter basket with colorful lithographs of nursery rhymes including Little Bo Peep, The Cat and The Fiddle, and Peter Pumpkin Eater. The bottom is marked with J. Chein's mark.

Origin: America, circa 1950. Condition: a very small ding on the side, paint rubs along rim, lithographed areas are in terrific condition with bright color. Size: 7-3/4" diameter; 8" high.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #53158
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Cute vintage Halloween paper party napkins. The design features a parade of costume children knocking on a door to further fill their bulging candy sacks. 1940's. Excellent condition. 13" x 13".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #52146
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$65.00
Nice Santa Clause on a ball blown glass Christmas ornament. The ball is decorated with silver stripes against the orange/red background. Nice detail.

Origin: Germany. Condition: excellent paint and silvering, replaced cap. Size: 3-3/4" tall.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #52142
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Extremely rare red, white and blue blown glass garland perfect for your patriotic Christmas tree. Most bead garlands have painted color, but these are unusual in that the blue and white stripes are actually blown into the glass. These stripes are accented with painted red and gold indents. In fact, this is the only garland I've seen that was made of colored glass! Also note that the beads are graduated and become larger toward the center of the garland.

Origin: Germany, 1920s. Condition: most silvering is worn away; about half of the pikes have some chipping. Size: 27" long.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #52129
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$25.00
Lovely pastel pink and blue blown glass indent bead Christmas tree garland. The light colors are accented by the strong reds inside the blue indents and yellow and green inside the pink indents. 28" long. Bright color and silvering; some flaking to red paint; one pink bead is missing.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #52128
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Lovely pastel pink and blue blown glass indent bead Christmas tree garland. The light colors are accented by the strong reds inside the blue indents and yellow and green inside the pink indents. 28" long. Bright color and silvering; some flaking to red paint; one pink bead is missing and one blue has a hole.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #52127
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$95.00
Santa face in a curved pinecone vintage blown glass Christmas ornament. Nice, bright paint. The red, white and blue coloring would look nice on a patriotic tree! Nice condition, maybe 20% paint loss on back of pinecone, excellent silvering. 4" long.