DON and CHRIS' OLD STUFF WHOLESALE VINTAGE ANTIQUES and COLLECTIBLES
All items guaranteed old and original. MC, Visa, Am Exp, Discover, and Paypal accepted. - Public Welcome





* Ordering Shipping * Our Guarantee * About Us * Contact Us * Privacy Policy * Site Map * View Cart

VINTAGE 1950s ITEMS


Buy here with confidence. All items guaranteed 100% authentic, old, and as described.

All of our items are priced at our lowest wholesale (20% - 50% of retail)

The "Ordering Shipping" link above shows shipping/packing charges.


 
Displaying 1 - 24 of 658 


#CC264 - Coca Cola Giveaway Booklet with Safety Sue
Vintage 16 page full color 6 3/4" tall Coca Cola booklet. The cover says "Safety Sues Says I Play Safe So Can You". Inside are colorful pages showing safety rules. The booklet is dated 1951 and the drawn pictures are classic from that time period. It pictures the old style stop lights and talks about Sue's brother the patrol boy. It also pictures rag dolls, roller skates and old cars. Very nostalgic The back says "Presented in the Interest of Safety to the Children of our Community by the Coca Cola Bottling Co." It also pictures a Coke bottle and says "Drink Coca Cola in Bottles Pure, Wholesome, and Refreshing" "Tell your parents to keep a few bottles in your icebox at home". These are in sealed envelopes that you have to rip open to get the booklet out. The booklets are in perfect condition. These were in an old Coke plant and were never addressed for mailing. They are unusual and very very nice.
$2.50



#TY389 - Tin Pill Puzzle with Lithographed Indian Chief - Japan
Vintage 1 3/4" tall tin lithographed pill puzzle with Indian Chief. Has metal balls in it you tried to roll in the eyes. These are solid tin with thin plastic fronts. There is a lot of detail. We found these in rice paper boxes marked Japan. They are from the 1950s. They came from a long closed store that specialized in toys, sewing items, and novelties.
$2.00



#CS156 - Stoller's Honey Sample Cup with Lid
Vintage 1950s Stoller's Honey sample cup. These are 1 3/4" tall waxed cups illustrated with two bumblebees. They come with a cardboard lid that says "Ask for Stoller's Honey at your Grocery". They were free sample cups and are very colorful and very nice. Foundat the Stoller Honey Farms in Latty, Ohio.
$0.50



#PINUP038 - Group of 10 Different Punchboard Pinups
You get 10 different for $10 (that's $1 each). Vintage 3" tall paper pinups with gummed backs. These are old unused stock that came out of a long closed punchboard factory. They went on the front of punchboards. Some are famous artists. There are many different types. We prepacked them all in sets of 10 different, but if you order 40 you will get probably 30 or more different. No special requests. Very very cool period pinups. Many corny pinup puns. A few letters may be cut off on one here and there because of the size that they had to make them to fit on the punchboards. If you have an old punchboard that's missing it's image, one of these will make it worth a whole lot more. These are a real bargain at this price. You never see them and these are in great condition. Circa 1950.
$10.00



#CC191 - Coca Cola "Refreshing Secret" Carton Insert

Vintage 5 3/4" tall fold out pamphlet Coca Cola carton insert. Six sided with a lady on the inside telling you about how Coca-Cola contained "80 quick-energy calories" and compares that to apples, oranges and other things people considered healthy at the time. They call it the "refreshing secret". The last copyright on the pamphlet is 1951 and they are from around that period. These are neat. We just bought part of a huge collection of Coke items. These were part of the lot. The fellow that had this stuff is a friend who searched old bottling plants and hauled most of this stuff out many years ago.

$1.50



#CH005 - Bordens Elsie Starlac Sample Cups
These are very early Starlac sample cups picturing Elsie. Starlac first came out around 1951 and these are from around that time period as they say that Starlac was "new". These are the only examples I've ever seen and are in excellent condition. 2 1/2" tall. Antique and collectible.
$1.50



#DA004 - Pride of the West Butter Box

5" wide waxed butter box found in storage at the Conrad Creamery in Conrad, MT. Circa 1950. Pictures a farm scene. Nice condition. Will be shipped folded flat.

$1.00



#ZZA144 - 12 Different Horoscope Cards with Witches and Black Cats
You get 12 different astrology cards for $6 (that's 50¢ each). Vintage 5 3/8" tall Exhibit Supply Horoscope Reading Cards. These are fantastic and should be a hit with the Halloween collectors and card collectors. They picture a lady fortune teller with black cats, bats, owls, frogs, and witches on brooms printed all over the card. Each one has the same pictures on it, but different horoscope readings. The copyright date is 1925, which is the date the machines that dispensed these for a penny were originally made. The Exhibit Supply Company made them for the machines for many years after. These are very uncommon cards. These are super rare and in near perfect condition.

We have a large lot of Exhibit Supply cards that we found in unopened bricks (you can see a picture of some of the bricks at the top of this department (Trading Card Shop). They are from a closed penny arcade. This is about the only way you would ever be able to find complete sets. The problem still is that there are more of some cards than others, so we can't assemble as many sets as you might think. These cards are uncommon. They are difficult to date because many of the machines were in production in the 1930s and 40s, but Exhibit Supply made cards for many of them all the way up to the early 1970s. The tale end stuff generally used lighter colored cardboard backing and printing on the bricks was stamped. The older ones have separate printed labels. So, we are using that info and the aging on the brick wrappers to estimate dates. The arcade must have bought the bricks of these during different time periods. Some are the light backs and some are the darker backs. We'll call it circa 1950s as some of these bricks are really old.

$6.00



#CH208 - Western Art Johnny Mack Brown Post Card
Vintage 5 1/2" wide postcard of Johnny Mack Brown. The picture on these is from a movie from the mid 1950s and they are from that time period or a few years later. Johnny Mack Brown was a favorite cowboy at that time. He even had his own Dell Comic. These came from a collector who hoarded them a long time ago. They are in near perfect condition and are marked "Western Art Post Card Co.". Very uncommon. We were very pleased to get them for you.
$1.50



#CH230 - Ken Maynard Western Postcard
Vintage 5 1/2" tall postcard of Ken Maynard in a western movie. These came from a collector who hoarded them a long time ago. They are from around the 1950s, are in near perfect condition and are marked "Western Art Post Card Co.". There is a spot on the reverse for a stamp. These are very uncommon and we are very pleased to have found them for you. Ken Maynard was a famous cowboy in the movies from the time of the silent movies into the 1940s.
$1.50



#CH095  - Howdy Doody Head Lettuce Bag
10" tall vintage plastic bag with Howdy Doody and the Kagran copyright on it. Unused stock from an old grocery store. Circa 1950s. Pictures Howdy Doody and says Howdy Doody head lettuce. Uncommon.
$3.00



#SOZ011 - Hires Root Beer Black Cow Bottle Hanger
Vintage 10 1/2" tall colorful bottle hanger says "Try a Real Black Cow It's Moovelous Just add vanilla ice cream to glass of ice cold HIRES Root Beer". These are from around the mid to late 1950s when black cows were popular. I remember asking mom to make them. Old soda plant stock. This root beer advertising is getting hard to find and Hire's items like this are very tough.
$1.50



#TY782 - 1950s Enco Barnum and Bailey Decal in Original Glassine Envelope
Vintage 5 1/2" tall Enco Barnum and Bailey Souvenir decal from the 1950s. Large colorful logo. Says they could be used on windshields or luggage. Directions on the back. After 60 some years it seems unlikely they would still work. Marked "Enco Inc. 242 Fourth Ave New York, N. Y.". Unsold old stock. Decals are in excellent condition. The glassine packs show some minor aging. An old friend who has had these for years is retiring and sold these to us.
$2.00



#TY777 - Shrine Circus Pinback
Vintage 1950's Shrine Circus Pinback. 1 3/4" in diameter and in excellent condition. I found these in an old novelty place in Rochester, NY that was closing down. They had sat in dry storage since the 1950s and are in excellent condition.
$1.00



#SIGN161 - Group of 20 Different Paper Diecut Soda and Floats Diner Signs
(You get 20 for $10 - that's only 50¢ each!). These are fantastic. Please click the picture to get a larger, more complete, and detailed view of them. Vintage diecut paper Soda and Float signs that were made in the 1950s for use in diners and ice cream/soda shops. The tallest one is 15" tall and sizes vary as you can see in the picture. They are bright and colorful. Includes all sorts of flavors and types of sodas and floats. These are larger and more colorful than many of the cardboard ones. They are old stock found in Pennsylvania. We had been on the trail of these for a couple of years. One of our customers tipped us off to the location. Thanks Norman. These were printed in 1951. They were found at a distributor still in their shipping boxes dated 1953. These have the look and are about as 1950s as you can get.
$10.00



#SIGN162 - Group of 17 Different Paper Diecut Ice Cream Diner Signs
(You get 17 for $8.50 - that's only 50¢ each!). These are fantastic. Please click the picture to get a larger, more complete, and detailed view of them. Vintage diecut paper Ice Cream signs that were made in the 1950s for use in diners and ice cream/soda shops. Ice cream in bowls and plates and dishes. Makes me hungry. The tallest one is 15" tall and sizes vary as you can see in the picture. They are bright and colorful. These are larger and more colorful than many of the cardboard ones. They are old stock found in Pennsylvania. We had been on the trail of these for a couple of years. One of our customers tipped us off to the location. Thanks Norman. These were printed in 1951. They were found at a distributor still in their shipping boxes dated 1953. These have the look and are about as 1950s as you can get.
$8.50



#ZLBE021 - Group of 9 Different Mini Beer Labels
You get 9 for $1.80 (that's 18¢ each). 1 1/2" to 2" wide mini beer labels. All from the 1950s. These are very collectible and hard to find. They were made for salt and pepper mini beer bottles and mini souvenir bottles. There are two different Gettelmans, Canadian Ace, Schmidt, MIller High Life, Goebel, Grain Belt, Fox Head, and Schaefer. You can often find the old mini beer bottle salt and pepper shakers that need a label at garage sales, etc. very inexpensively. We got a really good deal on these so we're passing the savings on to you.
$1.80



#BEADSC0251 - Pair of Large Brass Pat Boone Pendant/Charms
You get both pieces for $2.50. Both are vintage brass. The one piece is diecut into a heart shape and is 1 7/8" tall. On the one side it has Pat's Boone's picture and signature embossed in the brass witha record and a pair of 50s shoes. The reverse says "Always Your Boy" "Pat Boone" which was his trademark saying. The smaller one is about an inch tall and is embossed "Always Your Boy" "Pat Boone" on one side and has a record embossed on the reverse. The brass shows age patina. This was quite the find. They are from the 1950s. They are in excellent unused condition, but show some minor scratches from getting tossed around over the years. Did you know that Pat Boone had 38 top 40 hits mostly in the late 1950s? Elvis is the only artist who charted more hits during that time!

$2.50



#CH231 - Tex Ritter Western Postcard
Vintage 5 1/2" tall postcard of Tex Ritter in a western movie. These came from a collector who hoarded them a long time ago. They are from around the 1950s, are in near perfect condition and are marked "Western Art Post Card Co.". There is a spot on the reverse for a stamp. These are very uncommon and we are very pleased to have found them for you. Tex Ritter was a famous country singer and cowboy in the movies from the 1930s into the 1960s.
$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



#HH191 - Huge Diecut Mechanical Valentine with a Cat and Mouse and with Original Envelope
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage huge 9 1/2" tall diecut mechanical valentine with a cat eyeing a mouse. The mouse head swivels on a brass grommet. Nice condition. This is a very striking one and features a black cat. The picture is set against the original envelope which is included.  From a long closed factory that made them in the 1950s. Includes original envelope. Very colorful. These days it will cost you $5 to buy a new good quality oversize card with the envelope like this. These are a real bargain.
$2.00



#CH246 - Red Goose Shoe Napkin
Vintage circa 1950 7" tall Red Goose Shoe Napkin.  Says "Red Goose Shoes" "Half the fun of having feet". Colorful and uncommon. Nice unused old store stock in great condition. These are getting very hard to come by.
$1.00



#ZZA111 Complete 16 Card Exhibit Supply Then and Now Female Movie Star Cards
Vintage complete set of "Then and Now" arcade card with female movie stars of the day and their childhood pictures. Circa 1950. The set includes Doris Day, Veronica Lake, Debbie Reynolds, Piper Laurie, Jane Powell, Jane Weyman, Mona Freeman, Shelley Winters, Loretta Young, Virginia Maya, Terry Moore, Kathryn Grayson, Jennifer Jones, Jeanne Crain, Debra Paget, and Yvonne DeCarlo. These came from a closed arcade and were in the original bricks market Exhibit Supply. They are in near perfect condition. Some are "colorized". The complete sets like this are very rare. The individual cards turn up every once in awhile. The common ones retail for around $3, but the scarcer ones go for up to $10.
$20.00



#HH199 - Large Diecut Mechanical Valentine with Fireman Saving Girl - Original Envelope
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage large 7 1/2" tall diecut mechanical valentine that features a boy fireman rescuing a girl. The fireboy's head swivels on a brass grommet. Nice condition. Very period image. The picture is set against the original envelope which is included.  From a long closed factory that made them in the 1950s. Includes original envelope. Very colorful. These days it will cost you $5 to buy a new good quality oversize card with the envelope like this. These are a real bargain.
$1.50

 
Displaying 1 - 24 of 658 
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Subscribe to our mailing list below, and receive updates to this catalog as we uncover new finds