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#ZLC402 - Brownies Brand Orange Crate Label - Palmer Cox Brownies
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 11" wide Brownies Brand orange crate label from the 1940s. Wonderful image of Palmer Cox Brownies harvesting orange juice. They came from the "W. & Marks" company in "Lemon Cove Tulare County California". We acquired these from a long time label dealer on the west coast that we bought out. Excellent unused condition. Palmer Cox was a famous author and illustrator who is best known for the "Brownie" creatures he created. 
$4.00



#ZLCA*001 - Foot High Melons Crate Label
Vintage 10" wide melon label. Unused old stock from the F. H Hogue packing company in Yuma, Arizona. Circa 1940s. measuring approximately 4 1/4 x 9 5/8 inches. Printed in the 1940's-50's by Stecher-Traung in San Francisco. The artwork for this label was done by the famous pinup artist Earl Moran. These are getting harder to find and they are going for some pretty high prices at auctions.
$2.00



#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



#ZLC043 - Scarce Green Head Asparagus Crate Label
This an uncommon label. They are rarely offered. I got a small stack in a collection that I recently bought out. Vintage 10 1/2" wide label picturing a mallard duck. Unused stock circa 1940s.
$3.50



#ZLC104 - Carefree Orange Crate Label - Covergirl
Vintage 10 3/4" wide Carefree Brand orange crate label from the Redlands Orangedale Association in Redlands, CA. Circa 1940s. This pinup covergirl image was meant to attract attention and it probably did. We got these from a long time dealer who put them away many years ago and is retiring.
$3.50



#ZLC149 - Blue Goose Pear Crate Label
Vintage 10 1/2" wide Blue Goose Pear crate label. The Blue Goose image has always been a good seller. Circa 1940s. We got these from a long time dealer who put them away many years ago and is retiring. Unused old stock from the Blue Goose Growers in Lodi, CA. Printers mark is Western Litho. We got a really good deal on this group and so are passing it on!
$1.00



#ZLC220 - Angus Bull Brand Sweet Potato Crate Label
9" wide vintage Angus Bull brand crate label from the Wimberley Co. in Church Point, LA. Says "Angus Bull Louisiana Sweet Potatoes". There are from around the 1940s and are great art work. Unlike today, the whole point of the pictures on crate labels was to get your attention. They didn't care if the subject matter was related to the product. It was just about making you look. This is a good example of a crazy one. It pictures an Angus Bull with a giant sweet potato! Excellent unused condition.
$2.00



#ZLC412 - Group of 6 Different Pretty Girls and Pinup Vegetable Crate Labels
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. The average label size is around 9" tall x 7" wide. Vintage 1940s crate labels picturing pretty girls and pinups. Most, if not all of these, are WWII vintage. These are beautiful and colorful labels. This group includes Plenti Grand, On Rush, Bonnie Babe, Mity Nice, Kreme de Koke, and Irish Beauty. We acquired these from a long time label dealer on the west coast that we bought out. They are in excellent unused condition.
$10.00



#ZLCA108 - Maryland Chief Cut Green Bean Can Label
Vintage 8 3/4" wide Maryland Chief Cut Green Bean can label. Nice Indian Chief image. Circa 1940s. Great shape. Colors are vibrant. They turned up at the J. Langrall & Bro in Baltimore, MD. and are marked as such. Went on a 10 oz. can.
$1.00



#ZLSG040 - Early Version of Locomotive Engineer Grape Crate Label
Vintage 12 1/2" wide Locomotive Engineer grape crate label. There are later versions of this label with zip codes on them. This is not that.  There is no zip code and the colors are deep are beautiful with inks they used in the 1940s. Fantastic image of a 1930s era train. These came fom the Thomas Mouradick Grower and Shipper in Fresno, CA.
$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



#CH096  - 1940s Western Cowboy Movie Posters Broadsides - As low as $1.50 each
These are paper Western movie posters/broadsides from the 1940s. If you order 30 or less, all will be different. Size varies, up to 12" or more tall. Some are different widths. All of them feature famous cowboy movie stars of the era, and all have a similar look to the ones pictured. 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.
 
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$2.00

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#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



#ZLC267 - Westie Selected Vegetable Crate Label with Cowboy and Bucking Bronco
Vintage 9" tall vegetable label with an excellent large image of a cowboy riding a bucking bronco with a cactus in the foreground. They are from the Earl C. Recker Co. in Mesa, AZ and are marked as such. They are unused old stock from the 1940s and are in excellent condition. These are very uncommon labels. To see all the detail click the image and you will see larger picture. 
$2.50



#ZLW097 - Large Buckeye Bourbon Kentucky Whiskey Label
4 1/2" tall vintage Buckeye Bourbon Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey label. Unused old stock from the Pilgrim Importers in Newport, KY. Circa 1940s. Pictures and old crockery jug, buckeyes, and hunters in the background.
$0.25



#ZLW109 - Old Hardesty Sour Mash Whiskey Label - Irish Theme
Vintage 3 1/2" tall Old Hardesty Sour Mash Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky label. This is an especially nice one. It's heavily gilded and pictures a clover and old clay pipe in an Irish themed label. These would be great looking on an old bottle. Unused stock from the Boone Distillery in Meadowlawn, KY. These are from around the 1940s, but have an older look.
$0.25



#CS382 - Group of 3 "B-L Preparation Intestinal Eliminant" Medicine Boxes from the WWII Era
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 3 for $3 (That's $1 each). Vintage large 8" tall (when folded together) medicine box. Says "B-L Preparation A Fine Instestinal Eliminant" "October 1, 1943" (Which was right in the middle of WWII). Long list of strange ingredients. "Atlanta, Georgia". Nice display items for a country store. Boxes shipped folded flat as you see in the picture. This is old unused factory stock in excellent condition.
$3.00



#SIGN127 - Large Nehi Beverage Coupon Redemption Paper Window Sign

Vintage large 16 1/2" wide super colorful "Redeem Your Nehi Beverage Carton Coupon Here" sign. These are paper window signs. They used to tape up in the front of a store to get you to come in and redeem your carton coupons, and maybe buy something else. Circa 1940s and in excellent unused condition. They came from the estate of the famous dealer and friend, Bob Secrist.

$7.50



#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



#ZLCA273 - Mermaid Smoke Sardines Label
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 4" tall Mermaid Sardines label from the 1940s. It pictures a mermaid sunbathing on a rock. Marked "Mermaid Brand Smoked Sardines" "Sunset Packing Co. West Pembroke, Maine". We acquired these from a long time label dealer on the west coast that we bought out. Excellent unused condition.
$1.50



#BEADSC0080 - Copper Telephone Charm with Moving Dial
Vintage 3/4" tall copper coated steel telephone charm. The dial moves when you turn it. 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 and were bought from the original maker many many years ago.
$0.50



#CE008 - Beautiful Gourds 10¢ Seed Pack - Nice Fall/Halloween Item - As low as 75¢ each
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.
$1.00

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#CE072 Beautiful Pumpkin 10¢ Seed Pack - Nice Fall/Halloween Item - As low as $1 each
Vintage unfilled (empty) Kentucky Field Pumpkin 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.
$1.50

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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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