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#SIGN102 - 48 Star Paper Flag on a Wooden Stick

Vintage paper 48 star flag on a 3" stick. These are unused old stock in nice shape. Some paper aging. On July 4, 1912, the U.S. flag grew to 48 stars. It was the official flag for 47 years all the way up till 1959. So these go back to at least the 1950s. The box they were in looks much older.

$0.50



#CH231 - Tex Ritter Western Postcard
Vintage 5 1/2" tall postcard of Tex Ritter in a western movie. These came from a collector who hoarded them a long time ago. They are from around the 1950s, are in near perfect condition and are marked "Western Art Post Card Co.". There is a spot on the reverse for a stamp. These are very uncommon and we are very pleased to have found them for you. Tex Ritter was a famous country singer and cowboy in the movies from the 1930s into the 1960s.
$1.50



#CIR007 - Clyde Beatty-Cole Circus Contract for Business Sign Placement
Vintage 8 1/2" wide perforated paper contract outlining the detail of the agreement. If you let them put signs in your business, you got free tickets and an inspector would come around and confirm that they were up. Says "On Presentation of this order you will receive one admission only to the circus in consideration of the exclusive privilege of displaying lithographs in building at ......". They are unused and have the Clyde Beatty-Cole Circus logo. Clyde Beatty was a lion tamer who became so famous that he had his own syndicated radio series and appeared in 11 movies. He had his own circus which merged with the Cole Circus in 1956. 

These came from a fellow whose job it was to run ahead of the circus to prime the town they were going to. He would put up signs in yards in exchange for tickets. Give tickets to the local stores to sell, and take proofs to the local newspapers. He did this from about 1958 till 1962 for several circuses. This paper and a lot of other stuff we bought came from leftovers in his garage. The Cole Circus was one of the majors. It was equal to Ringling Brothers in the 1930s. When TV came around in the 1950s and 60s, many of these circuses had trouble. People got glued to the TV. The New Cole Brothers Circus was formed in the 1980s and it is still around today.
$1.00



#PC014 - Ringling Brothers Peanut Bag
Vintage 6 3/4" tall colorful paper peanut bags with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus tent and elephant pictured. Unused old stock circa 1950. Excellent condition.
$0.50



#TM035 - Full Unused Pack of  More Bounce to the Ounce Pepsi Matches
Vintage full pack front cover strikers from the 1950s. Says "More Bounce to the Ounce", and "Pepsi-Cola" on the bottle cap pictured. Excellent unused condition from an old soda plant. These sell for $6 - $8 apiece on Ebay in this kind of condition.
$2.00



#ZZA126 - Vintage Group of 5 Different Aviation Postcards
You get all 5 different for $4 (that's 80¢ each). Vintage 1950s Exhibit Supply postcards featuring airplanes and jets mostly from the WWII era or a little later. They are identical to the Exhibit arcade cards with jets except they are a thinner cardboad and are marked Post Card on the back with a place for a stamp. These came from an unopened sleeve that only had the 5 different types.
$4.00



#CIR009 - Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus Ad Proof Sheet for Newspaper Placement
Vintage 9" tall ad proof sheet for the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus. The guy who ran ahead of the circus would distribute these to local newspapers. The newspapers used them as proof sheets to print the ad from. Clyde Beatty was a lion tamer who became so famous that he had his own syndicated radio series and appeared in 11 movies. He had his own circus which merged with the Cole Circus in 1956. These are from the late 1950s and the paper is a little brittle, but still in good shape.

These came from a fellow whose job it was to run ahead of the circus to prime the town they were going to. He would put up signs in yards in exchange for tickets. Give tickets to the local stores to sell, and take proofs to the local newspapers. He did this from about 1958 till 1962 for several circuses. This paper and a lot of other stuff we bought came from leftovers in his garage. The Cole Circus was one of the majors. It was equal to Ringling Brothers in the 1930s. When TV came around in the 1950s and 60s, many of these circuses had trouble. People got glued to the TV. The New Cole Brothers Circus was formed in the 1980s and it is still around today.
$1.00



#TY392 - Magnet Toy (Cracker Jack) - Japan
Vintage 1950s toy magnet wrapped in a 1" tall illustrated paper package. The front says "Magnet". The reverse says "Made in Japan". These are old store stock. Identical ones have been found in boxes of Cracker Jacks from the 1950s. The package and contents are pictured. They come in the package. Unsold old store stock in excellent condition (minor paper bleed through). They came from a long closed store that specialized in toys, sewing items, and novelties.
$0.75



#CIR006 - James M. Cole Circus Contract for Residential Sign Placement
Vintage 9" wide perforated paper contract outlining the detail of the agreement. If you let them put signs in your yard, you got free tickets and an inspector would come around and confirm that they were up. Says "The Great James M. Cole Circus Bill Posting Pass" "Leave Lithographs up Until Inspector Calls"

These came from a fellow whose job it was to run ahead of the circus to prime the town they were going to. He would put up signs in yards in exchange for tickets. Give tickets to the local stores to sell, and take proofs to the local newspapers. He did this from about 1958 till 1962 for several circuses. This paper and a lot of other stuff we bought came from leftovers in his garage. The Cole Circus was one of the majors. It was equal to Ringling Brothers in the 1930s. When TV came around in the 1950s and 60s, many of these circuses had trouble. People got glued to the TV. The New Cole Brothers Circus was formed in the 1980s and it is still around today.
$1.00



#HH090 - National Tuberculosis Double Red Cross Symbol Health To All Pinback Picturing Santa
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 3/4" diameter circa 1950 National Tuberculosis Association Christmas pinback with Santa. They have the double Red Cross Symbol and say "Health to All". Really nice Santa image. The reverse is marked, "National Tuberculosis Association" "Mfg by L. J. Imber Co., Chicago". Variations were issued around Christmas by the Tuberculosis Association every year for many years. This is one of the best Santas. There are many variations and they are widely collected. They are in excellent unused condition.
$1.50



#ZLC190 - DAHN-D Apple Crate Label
Vintage 10 1/4" wide DAHN-D Apple crate label. Neat old top hat, gloves, and cane pictured. From Dahn Fruits in Wenatchee, WA. Circa 1950. Excellent unused condition.
$2.50



#CC242 - Coca Cola Why Coca Cola Brochure
Vintage 6 1/4" tall 8 page Coca Cola brochure that is dated 1959. The booklet is an informational/propaganda booklet about why Coca Cola was the best selling drink at that time, and how it was low in calories at 12.1 per ounce as opposed to their competitor at 12.2 per ounce. Yes, it really says that. There are illustrations and all kinds of info about Coke on every page. These are brochures from an old soda plant in great condition. These are not common.
$1.50



#ZLBE009 - Indy 500 Beer Label
Vintage 4 1/2" wide Cook's 500 beer label. Circa 1950s. Neat image of a race car and flag. Unused old stock found at the F. W. Cook Company, Inc. in Evansville, Indiana.
$0.30



#BEADS0257 - Glass Intaglio with Serpent
Vintage 5/8" tall intaglio with a dimpled surface featuring a detailed snake. The snake is raised glass with gold details. The background glass is dark opaque black. These are West German from the 1950s. These would make some really cool cufflinks. Excellent unused old stock.

These are from our recent trip. We just returned with these and over 100 other items! We found two separate warehouses with beads, cameos, cabochons, charms, and other stuff that went as far back as the early 1900s. It was pretty amazing to find these old places, and very exciting!

$0.60



#BEADS0448 - Rare 16mm Ruby Glass Marine Corps Intaglio - As low as $2
Vintage 16mm (.6") incised gold filled ruby glass United States Marine Corp intaglio. Has the Marine Corp logo on it with the Eagle over the earth and an anchor, and says "Semper Fidelis". Flat back. West German. They are from around 1950 and are rare. These are the first we've ever seen. Near perfect condition.
 
This is from our latest treasure hunt! From a warehouse of cabachons and beads! All were in original packaging. All are 50 - 90 years old.
 
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$3.00

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#CIR030 - Large Package of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Decals
Please click the picture to a larger more detailed image. Vintage large Impko circus "Souvenir" decals. 11 1/4" tall package with three large cutout decals. They all have circus scenes on them, and each one says "Ringling Bros. and  Barnum & Bailey Circus". They are still in their original uncut sheets in a  "souvenir" header bag. Marked Impko on the back. These are unsold official souvenir stock from back in the day.

$5.00



#TY014 - Group of 3 Different Tin Frog Clickers
You get all three different for $3 (that's $1 each). 1 1/4" tall vintage lithographed tin frog clicker. Marked "Japan". Unsold stock from an old novelty store in St. Louis, MO. Circa 1950s. If you order three or more, you will get some of all three colors.
$3.00



#TY323 - Nicely Detailed Poodle Dog Figure
Vintage 1 1/4" wide scottie dog figures. These are unsold old stock that we found in remote storage at our favorite toy store in Kentucky. The top of the base is marked "Poodle". These are nicely detailed plastic figures from the 1950s.
$0.50



#TY560 - Metal and Glass Tin Lithographed Japanese Toy Cowboy Telescope on Display Card
Vintage 6" wide display card picturing a cowboy looking through a telescope at an Indian. Attached to the card is a tin lithographed toy telescope with the cowboy on it. The lenses are glass, and the piece is attached to the card with tin wires. Marked "Japan" and from the 1950s. These are fantastic. Click on the image to see a bigger picture with all the details. Old store stock in near perfect condition.
$9.50



#TY605 - Puff Inflatable Rain Hat
Vintage Puff Inflatable Rain Hat. These are very 1950s oddities. They inflate to a large hat. Has inflation and deflation directions on the reverse. Marked "Distributed by Alan Specialties, Phila. Manufactured by Anrob Mfg." There was a tag on the master box saying the AnRob brand was "Krene" which was made and quality controlled by "Bakelite Corporation". These are some sort of early vinyl, so Bakelite was branching out. They are unused.  The tag you can see in the picture shows a little aging or minor tear, but are very striking. This is 50s kitsch at it's best. These were unsold old stock that a friend dug out for us.
$5.00

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