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#CH079 - Ken Maynard Trick Rope in Original Cellophane Package
Vintage 1940's Ken Maynard toy TRICK ROPE in original package. 11" wide package says "toy trick rope - with the patented embedded swivel". These are in their original cellophane packaging (which is quite brittle and has tears), but the card and rope are in perfect condition. Even has a fake autograph on it. The patent number on the card is from the mid 1930s, however, guaging by how old he looks in the picture, I'd guess they are from around 1940. With his white cowboy hat, fancy shirt, and pair of six-shooters, Maynard appeared in more than 90 films from the 1920s to the mid-1940s before his career was ended by alcoholism. This was a warehouse find, but it wasn't huge and these won't be around forever. Trick ropes were sold by a lot of cowboy movie stars during this time period and usually go for $100 or more. This is a great item.
 

$10.00 -+



#NE030 - Daring Black Guy Sitting on an Alligator Postcard - St. Augustine - As low as $1.75
Vintage 5 1/2" wide 1940s linen postcard. It pictures a black guy in a tophat sitting on an alligator with other alligators all around. Front says "Taking it easy in Florida at the St. Augustine Alligator and Ostrich Farm". Back Says "Florida Souvenir Co., St. Augustine, FL.". The St. Augustine Farm, Zoological Park, where these were found, is one of Florida's oldest tourist attractions, and has been around since 1893. It has it's own official designation as a U. S. Historical District. These are unused old stock in excellent condition.
 
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$2.00 -+

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#CS073 - Blue Boy Kidney Beans Bag
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 10 1/2" tall cardboard bag (2 lb. size - about the size of a coffee bag). Unused old stock from the Haxton and Son. Packers in Oakfield, NY. Circa 1940s. Colorful and nice image of a country boy with a farm scene in the background. These are nice and not real common. Excellent condition.
 

$1.50 -+



#DA002 - Cowlitz Butter Box

Nice old vintage 1940s Butter box picturing cows. 6 1/2" wide one pound butter box. Excellent unused condition. Found at a farm in Longview, Washington. Old Phone number on the side with Letters. Writing and pictures on all sides.

 

$1.50 -+



#CE072 Beautiful Pumpkin 10¢ Seed Pack - Nice Fall/Halloween Item - As low as 75¢ each
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage unfilled (empty) Kentucky Field Pumpkin 10¢ seed packet from the Lone Star Seed Co. in San Antonio, Texas. If you buy 4 or more, the price will decrease to 50¢ each in the cart. The old stone litho images on the envelopes were probably printed in the 1940s in mass with blanks for prices and descriptions that they stamped later so they could change the prices and details later. Excellent condition.
 

$1.00 -+

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#CC029 - Coca Cola Bottle Redemption Card
Circa 1940 Coca Cola redemption card. 2 3/4" wide. Very thick cardboard. Both sides pictured. Vintage unused old stock from a Coke plant down South.
 

$2.00 -+



##MUSICBP2046 - 1998 Metallica Fully Loaded Sticker
Click the picture to see a more detailed image. Vintage 4 3/4" wide vinyl sticker. These are marked "Copyright 1998 under license to Giant". They say "Fully Loaded / Metallica Racing" on the tire that is pictured. These are old unused stock in excellent condition. They used to be sold at stores and concerts and are in excellent unused condition.

Group/Artist Name: Metallica

Origin: 1981 in Los Angeles, California

Genre: Heavy Metal

Condition: Unused

Album Sales: 125 Million Plus

Date of Induction to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 2009

Grammy Awards: Has been nominated 18 times, and has won 8 times

Other: Metallica is number 61 on the Rolling Stone Top 100 list. They are also number 22 on the Best-Selling Albums of All-Time list.


 

$1.00 -+



#UPaper017 - Group of 3 Different 1940 St Moritz Olympic Stamps
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 3 different stamps for $3 (that's $1 each). Vintage stamps that were made for the 1940 Helsinki St. Moritz games that never happened. The stamps were produced in 1939, but the 1940 Olympics were cancelled because of WWII. They are the blue, red, and green versions. They all have a wonderful image of Olympic runners in a stadium. These are in nice unused condition.
 

$3.00 -+



#BEADSC0244 - Copper Plated Windmill Charm with Moving Blades and Charm Loop
Vintage 7/8" tall copper coated steel windmill charm. The blades swivel. These are old store stock from the late 1940s in unused condition. Steel charms with copper plating were mostly made right after WWII when the price of these metals was very cheap. The price escalated rapidly between 1946 and 1950 and almost all of the charm makers went over to plastic. These are U.S. made.
 

$1.00 -+



#CS238 - Group of 3 Rising Sun Tavern Coffee Bags
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 3 for $3 (that's $1 each). Vintage 9 3/4" tall Rising Sun Tavern Coffee bags from the Janney Coffee Co. in Fredericksburg, VA. These are unused old stock from around the 1940s in excellent condition. Very colorful and nice.
 

$3.00 -+



#CH326-10 - Rochester in "What's Buzzin' Cousin?" Movie Poster Broadside
Vintage 13" tall paper movie poster/broadside from the 1943 movie "What's Buzzin' Cousin?".  "Rochester" was well known as the Butler on the Jack Benny Radio Show where he became the first African American to have a regular role on a Nationwide radio program. Ann Miller got top billing in this movie, but Rochester was the big draw. It says "Rochester's Clowning is good for the funny bone", and he is wearing a butler outfit in the picture. Please click the picture to see a more detailed image. Back in the day, when a new movie was going to play at the local theatre, there would be a guy who would run around town tacking these things on bulletin boards, telephone poles, fence posts, or anyplace else where they might be seen. Because most were outdoors, few have survived. Some will have small edge tears or roughness, but this is true of all paper movie broadsides, and they can easily be trimmed for framing. Although, a few small imperfections kind of adds to the look with these. Colors vary. We got them from the estate of famous dealer and friend Bob Secrist. He found them in the storage area of an old theatre up in Northeast Ohio.
 

$2.50 -+



##MUSICBP2048 - 2000 Metallica Sticker with Crouching Fire Demon
Click the picture to see a more detailed image. Vintage 5" wide vinyl sticker. These are marked "Copyright 2000 under license to Giant". These are old unused stock in excellent condition. They used to be sold at stores and concerts and are in excellent unused condition.

Group/Artist Name: Metallica

Origin: 1981 in Los Angeles, California

Genre: Heavy Metal

Condition: Unused

Album Sales: 125 Million Plus

Date of Induction to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 2009

Grammy Awards: Has been nominated 18 times, and has won 8 times

Other: Metallica is number 61 on the Rolling Stone Top 100 list. They are also number 22 on the Best-Selling Albums of All-Time list.

 

$1.00 -+



#BEADS0794 - Group of 10 Glass African Trade Beads
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 10 for $3.50 (that's 35¢ each). These are African powder beads (sand cast beads) from broken strands. They are from the around the 1920s and run from about 7mm to 15mm in diameter. They were made from ground glass ballast from ships. I did notice a clay one here and there too. These were used as currency and decoration in Ghana. A friend brought these to this country many years ago. They are in typical used condition. All sorts of different types and styles. You will get a mix similar to the picture. No special requests please.
 

$3.50 -+



#PC118 - Group of 12 Mister Softee Cart Wheel Ice Cream Sandwich Bags
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 12 for $12 (that's $1.00 each). Vintage 6 1/4" tall unused Mr. Softee Cart Wheel Ice Cream Sandwich Bag. Nice old Mister Softee Ice Cream Mascot which is a smiling Cone head with a bow tie. Marked "Mr. Softee Runnemede, N.J." This version was used from about 1958 into the early 60s. These came from a local individual who ran a Mister Softee business for many years. These are very hard to come by. Excellent unused condition.
 

$12.00 -+



#PL419.043 - 1948 Dewey Warren Pinback (Defeated by Truman)
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 7/8" diameter pinback button from the 1948 presidential run against Harry Truman. This was the famous election in which the newspapers headlines declared Dewey the winner before all the votes were counted, and of course, in the end Truman was the winner. They are marked "Green Duck" around the rim. Green Duck was a famous political pin maker back in the day.  Unused. Excellent condition for their age with a few very minor age marks.
 

$1.50 -+



#CS584 - Kirk's Whole Wheat Pancake Flour Bag
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image (both sides are pictured). Vintage 11" tall Kirk's Whole Wheat Pancake Flour Bag. The front shows the silhouette of baker carrying a stack of pancakes. The reverse has a special offer for Wm. A. Rogers A1 Plus silverware if you send in the front of a Kirk's sack. These were found just north of here in Findlay, Ohio. They are unsold store stock from the 1940s in great condition.
 

$1.50 -+



#MISCELLANEOUS310 - Group of 2 Packages of WWII Era Polaroid Goggle Aviation Lenses in Original Packages
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 2 full packages for $5.00 (that's $2.50 each). Vintage 8" wide envelope contains WWII era polarizing goggle lenses for aviators. Pack gives detailed instructions and is illustrated on the reverse. Master cases are marked M1944 dating them to 1944. Excellent unused condition.
 

$5.00 -+



#CC396 - 1940s Coca Cola Two Part Ad Card/Coupon with Lady in Apron Bringing Home Coca Cola
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image of both sides. Vintage 6 5/8" tall cardboard advertisement for Coke with a coupon attached to the bottom half by a perforation. These were coupons that were mailed out in the 1940s. Nice image of a lady bringing home the groceries holding up a carton of Coca Cola. Says you "Present this card and a deposit of ..... and you got a carton of Coca-Cola free".  Found at the old Coke bottling plant in Frankfort, Indiana. Excellent unused condition.
 

$2.50 -+



#SIGN192 - Small Tidepoint Oyster Stew Grocery Aisle Sign
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage small 3 1/4" tall thin cardboard sign advertising Tidepoint Oyster Stew. These were grocery aisle marker signs. Colorful picture of a bowl of oyster stew and crackers. Says "Why not try Tidepoint Oyster Stew". Circa 1940s. Unused old stock in excellent condition.
 

$0.50 -+



##MUSICBQ0030 - 1940s Opera News Magazine

Vintage 8 3/4 - 10" tall (depending on which issue) 1940s Opera News magazine. They show some typical aging but are in nice shape. These are uncommon and often go for $5 each and up on Ebay. Some go for a lot more depending on who is on the cover. We have several different ones and don't know one from another. No special requests please. You may get the real high dollar one. Hard to tell. Opera News was founded in 1936 by the Metropolitan Opera Guild with Mrs. John DeWitt (Mary Ellis Peltz) serving as the publication's first editor. It was initially intended to be a "useful, instructive, and factual weekly newspaper of Opera in New York". Its first issue was published on 7 December 1936 and consisted of only one folded broadsheet.

 

$0.75 -+



#CE008 - Beautiful Gourds 10¢ Seed Pack - Nice Fall/Halloween Item - As low as 75¢ each
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage unfilled (empty) Ornamental Mixed Gourds 10¢ seed packet from the Lone Star Seed Co. in San Antonio, Texas. The old stone litho images on the envelopes were probably printed in the 1940s in mass with blanks for prices and descriptions that they stamped later so they could change the prices and details later. Excellent condition.

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$1.00 -+

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#CH326-23  - Lucille Ball Miss Grant Takes Richmond Movie Poster/Broadside
Vintage 13" tall paper movie poster/broadside from the 1949 Lucille Ball and William Holden movie "Miss Grant Takes Richmond". Please click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Back in the day, when a new movie was going to play at the local theatre, there would be a guy who would run around town tacking these things on bulletin boards, telephone poles, fence posts, or anyplace else where they might be seen. Because most were outdoors, few have survived. Some will have small edge tears or roughness, but this is true of all paper movie broadsides, and they can easily be trimmed for framing. Although, a few small imperfections kind of adds to the look with these. Colors vary. We got them from the estate of famous dealer and friend Bob Secrist. He found them in the storage area of an old theatre up in Northeast Ohio.
 

$6.00 -+



#CH406  - 1940s First Run Movie Posters Broadsides - As low as $1.50
These are paper movie posters/broadsides, mostly from the mid 1940s. If you order 20 or less, all will be different. Size varies, up to 12" or more tall. Some are different widths. All of them feature famous movies that ran from about 1939 to 1951, and all have a similar look to the ones pictured. Please note that most of these were first run movies with famous stars. Old unused movie theatre stock. PLEASE NOTE - Many have edge roughness or small edge tears. They can all be trimmed to look great. All of these were found by Bob Secrist at a northern Ohio theatre many years ago. They served the theatre as handouts and broadsides/posters that would announce the latest cowboy movie at the theatre. They would tack them on bulletin boards, telephone poles, fence posts, or anyplace else where they might be seen. Because most were outdoors, few have survived except this large stash that Bob uncovered in the theatre storage area. He was one of the most respected and well known collectors in the country. We got these directly from his estate. They are much scarcer than lobby posters. We have them priced so low because there are a lot of them.  Over time, they will run low, and our prices will increase on them. These are great Americana pieces at silly low prices. Get them at these prices while you can.
 

$2.00 -+

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#CS589 - Full Nowland's Landford Imitation CInnamon Box - WWII on the side
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage super colorful 2 3/4" tall full box of "Nowland's Landford Imitation Cinnamon". The one side says "War-Time Substitute for Ground Cinnamon". WWII era (Early to mid 1940s). This is a local find and marked "The George H Nowland Co." "Cincinnati, Ohio". Excellent condition.
 

$2.50 -+

 
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