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#CC206 - 1956 Coca Cola Hand Holding Bottle Ink Blotter
Vintage large 7 1/2" wide Coca Cola blotter that says "Drink Coca-Cola" "Friendliest Drink on Earth" and pictures a hand holding a bottle of Coke. Dated 1956. We just bought part of a huge collection of Coke items. The fellow that had this stuff is a friend who searched old bottling plants and hauled most of this stuff out many years ago.
$3.00



#HC001 - Santa Candy Container
3 1/2" tall hard plastic vintage Santa candy container. They have a loop for hanging on a tree. Circa 1950. They come as two halves and were originally sold with candy in them and a rubber band around the base holding the halves together. We found these in one of our favorite old toy stores in New York. They are original unused old stock in excellent condition. Vintage Christmas collectible.
$1.50



#COMIC015  - Captain Gallant Comic with Buster Crabbe
All left have minor damage, so price is reduced for clearance. Vintage Captain Gallant comic. Dated 1955. This comic was produced by Heinz pickles and is marked as such. They sponsored the show on TV. The reverse of the comic has a Junior Legionnaires membership certificate. These are old stock that was found in an old grocery. They are in excellent unused condition, but may have some aging, tiny bites, or imperfections. They are as good as you will ever find.
$2.50



#CH005 - Bordens Elsie Starlac Sample Cups
These are very early Starlac sample cups picturing Elsie. Starlac first came out around 1951 and these are from around that time period as they say that Starlac was "new". These are the only examples I've ever seen and are in excellent condition. 2 1/2" tall. Antique and collectible.
$1.50



#CH247 - Mickey Mouse Bugs Bunny Tea Set
Vintage 4" wide header bag with eight brightly colored teacups and saucers and a serving tray. The header is amazing. It picture Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse having tea. These are marked "C. K. Glory 1951 Made in Hong Kong". These are surprisingly well made. I've been telling people for years that I have seen Hong Kong items as early as the 1950s. This is the oldest one I've run across. They are unused old store stock in amazing condition. Unusual and uncommon item.
$2.00



#DA004 - Pride of the West Butter Box

5" wide waxed butter box found in storage at the Conrad Creamery in Conrad, MT. Circa 1950. Pictures a farm scene. Nice condition. Will be shipped folded flat.

$1.00



#TOP022 - 1950s Novelty Cigarette Holders
They are 25¢ each. If you order more than one, you will get a mixture of the two sizes and many colors like the ones in the picture. Vintage  2 1/2" - 3" long hard plastic cigarette holders.  I got these out of the defunct Pressner warehouse many many years ago where they had been sitting since around 1950. They are in excellent unused condition. Cigarette holders and novelties were popular during this early post war period.
$0.25



#CIR004 - James M. Cole Circus Complimentary Ticket - Clown
Vintage 5 3/4" wide complimentary ticket to the James M. Cole Circus from the late 1950s. These are perforated paper tickets that were given away free if you signed a contract to let them put a sign in your yard or business window. Nice clown image. Unused excellent condition. We have some of the actual contracts available in another listing.

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



#CH196 - Ronald Reagan Western Postcard From His Acting Days

Vintage 5 1/2" tall postcard of Ronald Reagan in a western movie or tv show. 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.". Ronald Reagan memorabilia is hard to find. We were very pleased to get these for you.

$3.00



#DA023 - Paper Milk Bottle Carrier
Including the handle, these are a full 13" tall. They fold open and and were made to hold two quart milk bottles. Says "Half Gallon - Enjoy the convenience of two single containers". Neat graphics. Unused dairy stock from the 1950s. Nice condition. We had a bunch of these a lot of years ago and they sold really well at shows when we put them out with a couple of quart milk bottles in them.
$0.75



#ZZA144 - 12 Different Horoscope Cards with Witches and Black Cats
You get 12 different astrology cards for $6 (that's 50¢ each). Vintage 5 3/8" tall Exhibit Supply Horoscope Reading Cards. These are fantastic and should be a hit with the Halloween collectors and card collectors. They picture a lady fortune teller with black cats, bats, owls, frogs, and witches on brooms printed all over the card. Each one has the same pictures on it, but different horoscope readings. The copyright date is 1925, which is the date the machines that dispensed these for a penny were originally made. The Exhibit Supply Company made them for the machines for many years after. These are very uncommon cards. These are super rare and in near perfect condition.

We have a large lot of Exhibit Supply cards that we found in unopened bricks (you can see a picture of some of the bricks at the top of this department (Trading Card Shop). They are from a closed penny arcade. This is about the only way you would ever be able to find complete sets. The problem still is that there are more of some cards than others, so we can't assemble as many sets as you might think. These cards are uncommon. They are difficult to date because many of the machines were in production in the 1930s and 40s, but Exhibit Supply made cards for many of them all the way up to the early 1970s. The tale end stuff generally used lighter colored cardboard backing and printing on the bricks was stamped. The older ones have separate printed labels. So, we are using that info and the aging on the brick wrappers to estimate dates. The arcade must have bought the bricks of these during different time periods. Some are the light backs and some are the darker backs. We'll call it circa 1950s as some of these bricks are really old.

$6.00



#CH208 - Western Art Johnny Mack Brown Post Card
Vintage 5 1/2" wide postcard of Johnny Mack Brown. The picture on these is from a movie from the mid 1950s and they are from that time period or a few years later. Johnny Mack Brown was a favorite cowboy at that time. He even had his own Dell Comic. These came from a collector who hoarded them a long time ago. They are in near perfect condition and are marked "Western Art Post Card Co.". Very uncommon. We were very pleased to get them for you.
$1.50



#CH230 - Ken Maynard Western Postcard
Vintage 5 1/2" tall postcard of Ken Maynard 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. Ken Maynard was a famous cowboy in the movies from the time of the silent movies into the 1940s.
$1.50



#CH095  - Howdy Doody Head Lettuce Bag
10" tall vintage plastic bag with Howdy Doody and the Kagran copyright on it. Unused stock from an old grocery store. Circa 1950s. Pictures Howdy Doody and says Howdy Doody head lettuce. Uncommon.
$3.00



#CIR003 - Early Circus Hall of Fame Brochure
Vintage 9" tall 6 page full color brochure. Great vintage pictures of people from the era at the park. These are from around the time of the opening in 1956 and are in near perfect unused condition. 

Here's the story. 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. 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. These are something he picked up back in the day.
$2.00



#CIR036 - 1950s Enco Barnum and Bailey Decal in Original Glassine Envelope
Vintage 5 1/2" tall Enco Barnum and Bailey Souvenir decal from the 1950s. Large colorful logo. Says they could be used on windshields or luggage. Directions on the back. After 60 some years it seems unlikely they would still work. Marked "Enco Inc. 242 Fourth Ave New York, N. Y.". Unsold old stock. Decals are in excellent condition. The glassine packs show some minor aging. An old friend who has had these for years is retiring and sold these to us.
$2.00



#CIR037 - Shrine Circus Pinback
Vintage 1950's Shrine Circus Pinback. 1 3/4" in diameter and in excellent condition. I found these in an old novelty place in Rochester, NY that was closing down. They had sat in dry storage since the 1950s and are in excellent condition.
$1.00



#TM038 - Group of 2 Viceroy Cigarettes Front Cover Striker Match Packs
You get 2 for $1 (that's 50¢ each). Vintage full packs of front cover striker Viceroy Cigarette matches. The inside says "Viceroy the taste that's right! Not too strong! Not too light!". Excellent unused condition. This is a great price on these.
$1.00



#SIGN161 - Group of 20 Different Paper Diecut Soda and Floats Diner Signs
(You get 20 for $10 - that's only 50¢ each!). These are fantastic. Please click the picture to get a larger, more complete, and detailed view of them. Vintage diecut paper Soda and Float signs that were made in the 1950s for use in diners and ice cream/soda shops. The tallest one is 15" tall and sizes vary as you can see in the picture. They are bright and colorful. Includes all sorts of flavors and types of sodas and floats. These are larger and more colorful than many of the cardboard ones. They are old stock found in Pennsylvania. We had been on the trail of these for a couple of years. One of our customers tipped us off to the location. Thanks Norman. These were printed in 1951. They were found at a distributor still in their shipping boxes dated 1953. These have the look and are about as 1950s as you can get.
$10.00



#SIGN162 - Group of 17 Different Paper Diecut Ice Cream Diner Signs
(You get 17 for $8.50 - that's only 50¢ each!). These are fantastic. Please click the picture to get a larger, more complete, and detailed view of them. Vintage diecut paper Ice Cream signs that were made in the 1950s for use in diners and ice cream/soda shops. Ice cream in bowls and plates and dishes. Makes me hungry. The tallest one is 15" tall and sizes vary as you can see in the picture. They are bright and colorful. These are larger and more colorful than many of the cardboard ones. They are old stock found in Pennsylvania. We had been on the trail of these for a couple of years. One of our customers tipped us off to the location. Thanks Norman. These were printed in 1951. They were found at a distributor still in their shipping boxes dated 1953. These have the look and are about as 1950s as you can get.
$8.50

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