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#CS487 - Full Tin of Whittemore's Cadet Oil Paste Shoe Polish - Brown
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 3 1/2" diameter full metal tin. Pretty brown color. This is an old version with a metal lever on the side to open it. I'm sure the polish inside is dried up by now. Circa 1940s. We acquired these from the estate of Zane Shaffer who was one of the largest country store dealers on the East Coast. Excellent unused condition. NO FOREIGN ORDERS ON THIS ONE.
$2.50



#CE054 - Brightly Colored Chantenay Carrot Lone Star 5¢ Seed Pack - As Low As 50¢ each
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 4 1/2" tall unfilled (empty) Chantenay 5¢ seed packet from the Lone Star Seed Co. in San Antonio, Texas. These are from around the 1940s. Excellent unused condition.

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$1.00

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#BC238 - Group of 5 Rare Cork Lined Nehi Lime Lemon Soda Caps
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 5 for $2.00 (that's 40¢ each). Vintage very rare Nehi Lime Lemon Soda cork lined bottle caps. These are very old. Circa 1930/40s. They are unused and show typical minor aging. 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.
$2.00



#DC248 - Roberts Jersey Dairy Churned Buttermilk Bottle Cap - New Harford, NY
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 42mm diameter milk bottle cap. Says "Roberts Jersey Dairy Churned Buttermilk" "New Hartford, NY". Excellent unused condition. Circa 1940. 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.
$0.12



#BEADS0930 - Strand of 26+ Large Cherry Brand Glass 14mm Alabaster Dimpled Beads
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 26 or so large beads for $4.42 (17¢ each). Vintage temporary strand of fancy Cherry Brand Japanese beads. They are large heavy 14mm diameter dimpled alabaster glass beads. These are from broken temporary strands and there will be between 26 and 30 in perfect condition in each bag. 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.
$4.42



#MS344 - Pair of Tickets from the Defunct Chippewa Lake Amusement Park - Chippewa Lake, Ohio
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get both tickets pictured for 50¢ (that's 25¢ each). Vintage 2" wide "Universal Ride Tickets". Marked "Chippewa Lake Park Universal Ride Ticket". Older ones. Circa 1940s. This park has been out of business since 1978. These are in excellent unused condition.
$0.50



#DC250 - Burkhart's Pure Milk Bottle Cap - Newport, Ohio
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 42mm diameter milk bottle cap. Says "Burkhart's Pure Milk" "Newport, Ohio". Excellent unused 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.
$0.12



#DC251 - Norman's Dairy Pasteurized Coffee Approved Milk Bottle Cap - Jewett City, CT
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 42mm diameter milk bottle cap. Says "Norman's Dairy Pasteurized Coffee Approved Milk" "Jewett City, Conn.". Excellent unused 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.
$0.12



#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.
$12.00



#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



#CS398 - Group of Two Full Bottles of Drew Pure Lemon Extract in Original Boxes
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image that shows both the box and the bottle contained in it. You get 2 full bottles in original boxes for $4 - That's $2 each. Vintage 4" tall cardboard package contains a deco style bottle that still has the Lemon Extract in it with a tin lid that has really nice patina. Says "Drew Absolutely Pure Extract Lemon" "Prepared by Drew Corporation Bklyn, N.Y." These were found at the Janney-Marshall Company warehouse in Fredericksburg, VA in unopened cases. They look to be from the 1920s. The boxes are a patriotic red, white, and blue and likely from right after WWI. It is very difficult to find this kind of stuff in this condition anymore at any price, but here they are. We acquired them from the estate of Zane Shaffer who was one the largest long time dealers in country store items on the East Coast. Excellent unused condition. NO FOREIGN ORDERS as these are heavy.
$4.00



#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



#DC064 - Baker & Son Dairy Cap
Rare and beatiful Baker & Son Dairy Imitation Orange Drink cap. 1 5/8" diameter with a beautiful picture of a Dutch windmill. Phone number on it is 1-F-31. Circa 1940s. From Atlanta, MI. This is a beauty. A real collector cap. This is the tail end of the large stash of milk caps we bought from a collector last year. They don't come around like this very often
$0.35



##MUSICBG0030 - 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.

$1.00



#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.
$0.50



#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



#CS485 - 1948 Heavy Duty Grabber Wrench with Original Sleeve
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage heavy duty thick soldered metal 11" tall tall "Grabber Wrench" in original sleeve. Sleeve says "The New 1948 Grabber Wrench" Goes on to tell all it's potential uses. Pictures using it to unscrew old time mason jars and opening bottles. The metal prong handles are soldered on and these are heavier thick metal. The wrenches are in perfect unused condition. The sleeves are very readable and fun, and do have some small tears and dings which are typical for a heavy item like this. We don't have a lot of these and it is a very scarce item. We acquired them from the estate of Zane Shaffer who was one of the largest country store dealers on the East Coast. NO FOREIGN ORDERS - TOO HEAVY
$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

 
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