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VINTAGE 1950s ITEMS
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#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



#DA019 - Old Flat Top Minute Maid Orange Juice Container
3 1/2" tall vintage waxed flat top juice container. These are very scarce and collectible. These were the first type of waxed containers used in schools. They were made in the 1950s till as late as the early 60s in some areas of the country. Marked Minute Maid Orange Juice Orlando, Fl. They are unused and a little dusty.
$0.75



#MUSIC1008 - Renata Tebaldi Souvenir Concert Program
Vintage 12" tall 1957 souvenir program for Renata Tebaldi who was considered a "prima donna soprano" at that time. These were issued by the Metropolitan Opera Association. These are very uncommon. Old stock. May have a slight imperfection here or there, but in excellent unused condition. These are from a large collection of programs that we recently purchased. All are priced substantially lower than you will find on Ebay.
$4.00



#TY387 - Transfer Picture Book with Outer Space Illustration - Made in Japan
Vintage 3 1/2" tall colorfully illustrated "Transfer Picture Book" picturing a very colorful outer space scene on the cover with a sputnik and space station and rockets. It is marked "Made in Japan". These are from the 1950s, and have 12 decals in them that vary in subject material. They are old store stock in excellent condition, and came from a long closed store that specialized in toys, sewing items, and novelties.
$2.00



#CA079 - Marathon Gasoline Cup - Running Man Logo
Vintage 3 3/4" tall Marathon Gas Station paper drinking cup. Has an image of the Marathon running man.  It's hard to read because of the small print, but under his picture is the slogan "Best in the Long Run". In larger print, it says "Gasoline Oil Lubricants Tires Batteries Accessories". Circa 1950 or maybe a little earlier. They show some very slight paper aging, but are unused and in near perfect condition out of a  master sleeve that had never been opened.
$1.50



#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



#TY383 - Group of 4 Free-wheeling Mini Tin Litho Cars - Japan
(You get all four different for $4 - that's $1 each. Vintage 1 1/2" long tin cars with moving wheels. One is an ambulance marked "Kinkyu" on the side. One says "Highway Patrol" on the trunk and patrol on the sides. A third type says "Toyota" on the trunk, and the fourth is a different color, and also says "Toyota" on the trunk. These were all together in a very old rice paper box marked "Japan" from the 1950s. They are all very collectible. Two emergency vehicles and two marked "Toyota". People's faces are lithographed in every window of every car. These are old store stock in excellent condition. They will have minor scratches from the box being moved around, but they are minor. They came from a long closed store that specialized in toys, sewing items, and novelties.
$4.00



#PC062 - Jolly Time Popcorn Bag

Vintage 1950s Jolly Time popcorn bag. We turned up a master case. The case was stamped 5¢ bags. Now how long has it been since a bag of popcorn cost a nickel? They are 7 1/2" tall and in excellent condition. Found at a wholesale warehouse in Wisconsin.

$0.15



#TY386 - Transfer Picture Book with Indian Chief - Made in Japan
Vintage 3 1/2" tall colorfully illustrated "Transfer Picture Book" picturing a very colorful Indian Chief on the cover and marked "Made in Japan". These are from the 1950s, and have 12 decals in them that vary in subject material. They are old store stock in excellent condition, and came from a long closed store that specialized in toys, sewing items, and novelties.
$2.00



#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.
$1.00



#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



#CH253 - Four Different Davy Crockett Transfer Sheets
Vintage 1950s 7" tall paper transfer sheets. I showed the reverse image on the picture so you could see now they look when applied. One has Davy Crockett wrestling a bear and says "Davy Crockett Great Hunter". Another has him fighting an Indian and says "Davy Crockett Indian Fighter". The third one pictures guns, a coonskin cap, cabin, Alamo, etc. These are in unused condition. They may show some very slight aging along the edge. Old store stock from one of our favorite toy stores.
$4.00



#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



#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



#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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#BEADS0466 - Full Package of 36 Glass Egyptian Scarab Cabochons - Occupied Japan
You get 36 for $7.20 (that's 20¢ each). Vintage white flat backed 12mm (.5") tall embossed raised design Egyptian scarab (beetle) cabochon. As you can see in the picture, the packages still have the seal on them that says "Made in Occupied Japan". These are unsold stock from around 1950 and are in excellent unused 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.
$7.20



#CIR027 - Carson & Barnes Circus Lithograph Pass Ticket
Vintage 4 1/24" wide complimentary ticket to the Carson & Barnes Wild Animal Circus from the late 1950s. These are 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 elephant and lion image.

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.
$1.00



#CS148 - Sunflower Seed 5¢ Snack Bag
Vintage 6 1/2" tall paper bags that were made to hold Roasted Sunflower Seeds. It has been quite a while since you could buy a bag of snacks for a nickel, so is from around the 1950s. These do have light age stains on them. Unused old factory stock.
$0.35



#CS290 - Pry-A-Lid Metal Jar Opener on Diecut Display Card
Vintage 7" tall diecut cardboard display card shaped like a jar. It has a 5 1/2" tall heavy metal contraption on it that you used to pry a jar like open. They are in amazing unused condition and circa 1950. They came from Household Wares Inc. in Baltimore, MD.  One of our long time customers found these and shared them with us.  Thanks Bob! LIMIT ONE ON FOREIGN ORDERS.  These are heavy.
$3.00

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