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#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



#TM115 - Rare Pahaska Tepee Matchbook Cover - Buffalo Bill Yellowstone
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage unused standard size book cover. They picture a Tepee and say "Pahaska Tepee" "Buffalo Bill's Old Hunting Lodge at East Entrance to Yellowstone Park". This was a tourist area built around the original Buffalo Bill Hunting Lodge. Circa 1940s. Someone meticulously removed the matches a long time ago. You will have a tough time trying to find a match cover in better condition. They came from the estate of the late Larry "The Bottleman" Johnson, who was a friend. Larry was a picker his whole life, and he will be missed by the antique community.
 

$1.50



#MS357.5 - Carded WWII Metal Pin Supporting Great Britain - Made in USA
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 3 1/8" wide display card has a well made 2" wide metal pinback on it. It's all metal. It consists of two brass crossed guns with an enameled Union Jack (British Flag) charm hanging from them. The back has a well made clasp. Says "Military Ornament" and "Made in U.S.A." on the card. These were made to support our overseas war efforts during WWII. These are uncommon still on the card like this. They are in excellent unused condition.
 

$3.50



#TY872 - Early Marbleized Plastic Midget Table Ware Set on Illustrated Card - Dutch Kids
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image (both sides are pictured). Vintage 5" tall marbleized plastic child size table ware. The card says "A Plastic Product Made in U.S.A.", and pictures Dutch children in wooden shoes eating. This are very early American plastic from the 1940s, and are very uncommon. We just found these recently, and they are unsold old store stock in nice shape.
 

$6.00



#TM116 - Buckeye Dog Food Matchbook Cover
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage unused standard size book cover. They picture 3 dogs and say "Ask for Buckeye Dog Food" "P. J. Bordner & Co. Massillon, Ohio. Someone meticulously removed the matches a long time ago. You will have a tough time trying to find a match cover in better condition. They came from the estate of the late Larry "The Bottleman" Johnson, who was a friend. Larry was a picker his whole life, and he will be missed by the antique community.
 

$1.00



#CE036 - Brilliantly Colored Sweet Pea Cuthbertson White Lone Star 10¢ Seed Pack - As Low As 50¢ each
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 4 1/2" tall unfilled (empty) Sweet Pea Cuthbertson White litho 10¢ seed packet from the Lone Star Seed Co. in San Antonio, Texas. The beautiful images on the envelopes were printed in the 1940/50s. The price stamps and descriptions were printed a few years after. Excellent condition.

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#CA161 - Scarce Goodyear Tires Matchbook Cover - Frazeysburg, Ohio
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage unused standard size matchpack cover (roughly 4 3/8" when fully open). They say " "Goodyear Super Cushion Tires for a softer safer ride". Reverse says "Layman's Frazeysburg, Ohio". 1940s. Someone meticulously removed the matches a long time ago. You will never see any match cover in better condition. They came from the estate of the late Larry "The Bottleman" Johnson, who was a friend. Larry was a picker his whole life, and he will be missed by the antique community.
 

$1.50



#CS531 - Invisible Shoulder Comforts on Original Display Card - Cellophane Wrap
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. These are shoulder comforts that were made to prevent chafing from bra straps slipping. They are wrapped in cellophane and on on a 6 3/4" display card that says "Invisible Shoulder Comforts" "Invisible in Wear" "Removable Enameled Fittings". They are unsold old store stock that we rescued. They are from around 1940 and are in excellent condition.
 

$2.50



#BEADS0964 - Strand of 25+ Large Dimpled Cherry Brand Glass 14mm Translucent Ice Colored Beads
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 25 or so large beads for $4.00 (16¢ each). Vintage temporary strand of fancy Cherry Brand Japanese beads. They are large heavy 14mm diameter dimpled translucent ice colored glass beads. These are from broken temporary strands and there will be between 25 and 28 in perfect condition in each bag. They are very dusty and will need to be wiped off, but are perfect under the dust. They were made by hand using old techniques. The crude shapes really enhance the look. These are 1940s Cherry Brand (company only existed from 1946 - 1951). As you may know, Cherry Brand was considered the highest quality Japanese bead maker. This is a very fresh find we made from a dealer in New York who originally purchased them in the 1940s. These are very hard to find, very nice, and have never seen the light of day. Click on the image to see a larger picture with more detail.
 

$4.00



#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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#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



#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



#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



#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



#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



#CS238 - Rising Sun Tavern Coffee Bag
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. 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.
 

$1.00



#PC118 - Group of 3 Mister Softee Cart Wheel Ice Cream Sandwich Bags
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 3 for $4.50 (that's $1.50 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.
 

$4.50



#MS310 - 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



#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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#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

 
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