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#TY570 - Miniature Celluloid Toy Elephant
Vintage 1 1/4" long hand painted celluloid elephant charm/toy. Embossed "Japan". These are in an old rice paper box which is from around the late 1940s. Excellent unused condition. We haven't run these in years. They are hard to find.
 

$1.50



#TY631 - Pair of Carded Tin Sheriff and Special Police Badges - Made in Japan
You get the pair for $3.50 (that's $1.75 each). Vintage 2 1/4" tall embossed tin sheriff badges on display cards. Marked "Made in Japan". One is diecut in a star shape and says "Deputy Sheriff". The other is diecut in a badge shape and says "Special Police". They have sharp pins in the back, so be careful.  These are old 1950s stock that we got from a friend who is retiring. Excellent unused old store stock. The cards have minor typical waviness.
 

$3.50



#TY642 - Shocking Letter Gag - Made in Japan - As low as $1 each
Click the picture to see a large detailed image. Vintage 5" wide sealed paper envelope says "Shocking Letter" "Shocking Letter Enclosed with Directions" "Made in Japan". Inside it is a small unused envelope with a rubber band powered windup cardboard clown in it. The rubber bands hardened years ago and no longer work. Instructions say "wind up about 20 times fold over and give to your friends". Unsold old 1950s store stock that we recently recovered from a warehouse in Northeast Ohio. Excellent condition. This type of humor harkens back to a time when we were more easily entertained.
 
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$1.50

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#BEADS0348 - Group of 4 Yellow Rose Design 18mm Japanese Ceramic Big Hole Beads
Click the picture to see larger more detailed image (two views pictured). You will get 4 for $1 (that's 25¢ each). Vintage yellow rose design (on two sides) 18mm long big hole ceramic beads. These were in boxes marked "Made in Japan" and are from the late 1960s. 

Hippies were stringing big hole beads on rope back in the day and these had the earthy look that was popular. They are in unused condition, and are very uncommon. They were sold as hippie beads in the late 60s from a bead store near the Haight Ashbury area. In 1967, the hippie phenomena dominated the area and the demand for beads was huge. The owner of this store put out the call that he wanted all types of beads that were either colorful, large, earthenware, or had mystical significance. The hardcore hippies wanted glass or ceramic or earthenware, so that is what most of these items are. The demand started slacking as the hippie phenomena died down and by the mid 1970s, they started selling gold chains and disco related items instead. The hippie items were taken from the front shelves, and stored in the back. The newspaper they were wrapped in was dated 1977, so that's when they put them back there. The most striking thing in the store was an old display of huge African Trade Bead necklaces from the 1800s. They were even selling those sort of beads to the hippies. One of those necklaces will run you about 2 grand now. That place is a real time warp. You could still smell incense around some of the boxes and I kept hearing Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane in my head. Just amazing.
 

$1.00



#BEADS0378 - Google Eyes for Making Things
Vintage little 5mm plastic domes with eyes that move when you shake them.They are from around 1960. They were commonly used on novelty items in the 1950s and 60s. The bag we found them in has the "Made in Japan" mark. These would still be useful for making things as they still work well. I found these on our last visit to an old store up in the Northeast.
 

$0.10



#BEADS0916 - Group of Three 14mm Raised Relief Occupied Japan White Glass Scarabs
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 3 for $1 (that's about 33¢ each). Vintage 14mm tall solid white glass scarabs. Flat back with high top raised relief scarab design. Master packs are marked Cherry Brand and Occupied Japan. They are from around the late 1940s and are in new condition, though they do need a little dusting. They are in excellent unused condition from a warehouse way up in the northeast.
 

$1.00



#BEADS0955 - One Dozen Large Thick Unusual Shaped 22mm White Pre War Japan Beads
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 12 for $1.80 (that's 15¢ each). Vintage very large 22mm three sided tapered white beads. Unusual shape. These are old pre war Japan stock. Likely 1920/30s. They are unsold old stock in excellent unused condition that we found in remote storage in a store up in the northeast.
 

$1.80



#BEADS0152 - Large Black Round Incised Handmade (Lampwork) Bead
Price is 25¢/bead. Vintage very large jet black handmade bead. They have a spiral incised on the surface. The size varies. Average size is nearly inch and a quarter in diameter, plus they are over a half inch thick. Because they were handmade (also known as lampwork beads), no two are alike. These are very uncommon. They were in a crate with made in Japan glass, so that would be our best guess. They are from the 1960s, or more likely, earlier. They are a bit dirty. Just rinse them off in water and they are in new unused condition.

They are in unused condition, and striking. Like most of the others in this find, so far as we can tell, there are no other examples of these to be found anywhere online, or anywhere else period. They were sold as hippie beads in the late 60s from a bead store near the Haight Ashbury area.

 

$0.25



#BEADS0158 - Large Blue Rose Ceramic Japanese Big Hole Bead
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage big hole ceramic bead with a blue rose design. These were in boxes marked "Made in Japan" and are from the late 1960s. They are nearly and inch long. Hippies were stringing these "large" hole beads on rope back in the day. Brightly colored flowers and big holes.

They are in unused condition, and are uncommon. They were sold as hippie beads in the late 60s from a bead store near the Haight Ashbury area. In 1967, the hippie phenomena dominated the area and the demand for beads was huge. The owner of this store put out the call that he wanted all types of beads that were either colorful, large, earthenware, or had mystical significance. Some of the items that he brought into the store were much older, and we will note them in the listings. The hardcore hippies wanted glass or ceramic or earthenware, so that is what most of these items are. The lucite stuff was for the fake hippies. The demand started slacking as the hippie phenomena died down and by the mid 1970s, they started selling gold chains and disco related items instead. The hippie items were taken from the front shelves, and stored in the back. The newspaper they were wrapped in was dated 1977, so that's when they put them back there. The most striking thing in the store is an old display of huge African Trade Bead necklaces from the 1800s. They were even selling those sort of beads to the hippies. One of those necklaces will run you about 2 grand now. That place is a real time warp. You could still smell incense around some of the boxes and I kept hearing Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane in my head. Just amazing.
 

$0.25



#BEADS0524 - Large Hole Mahogany Colored Ceramic 10mm Hippie Bead - As Low as 10¢ each
Vintage mahogany colored large hole ceramic hippie bead. 10mm long (.4") with a 5mm hole. These are made from a heavy ceramic material. Packages were marked "Made in Japan". They are from the late 1960s, and are in perfect unused condition. They really have the look of the day and would be great for a late 1960s period piece. They used to string these on thin rope or clothesline back in the day and make a necklace.
 
This is from our latest treasure hunt! These came from a different warehouse in the same area.

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$0.15

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#BEADS0724 - 10mm Transparent Purple Swirl - Cherry Brand - As Low as 15¢
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 10mm long transparent purple cabochon with white stripes. Flat back. These are a delightful purple color with internal white stripes on the inside. Japanese. These were in Cherry Brand packaging which is very high quality. The company only existed from 1946 - 1951, so they are from that time period. Unused perfect condition from original packing.
 
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$0.40

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#BEADS0802 - Very Rare and Very Large Japanese Glass Horn Bead - Yellow
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage very large 30mm across glass horn bead. The hole runs from one end to the other. Bright yellow, white and black colors.  These are Cherry Brand which was very high quality. Their horn beads are very rare and this is an even rarer large size They were made in Japan around 1950. Unsold old stock from an old store up in the northeast. Excellent unused condition.
 

$0.75



#BEADS0845 - Large Detailed Glass Deep Cobalt Scarab Cabochon
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed picture. Vintage deep cobalt heavily embossed scarab (Egyptian Beetle) cabochon. The underside has Egyptian arrow symbols. Both sides are in the picture. They are large at 20mm tall. 1950s. Made in Japan. Old stock from a warehouse up in the Northeast in excellent never seen the light of day condition.
 

$0.50



#TY046 - Group of 12 Tin Frog Clickers - Japan
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get the 12 pictured (4 blue, 4 red, and 4 green) for $6 (that's 50¢ each). 1 1/4" tall vintage lithographed tin frog clicker. We checked every one, and they all work (click) well. Marked "Japan". Unsold stock from an old novelty store in St. Louis, MO. Circa 1950s.
 

$6.00



#BEADS0022 - Group of 12 6mm Black Glass Japanese Millefiori Flower Beads
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 12 for 96¢ (that's 8¢ each). Vintage 6mm black glass Japanese Millefiori Flower Beads. The word "Millefiori" is Italian and means 1000 flowers. To make these flower patterns on the beads is labor intensive and requires hand cutting a hot cane of glass that has been patterned. These are unsold old stock from a warehouse on the West Coast. They were made in Japan and were imported in the late 1960s during the flower power hippie craze. They are all handmade and so the sizes will vary a little and they may not all be perfectly round. Excellent condition.
 

$0.96



#BEADS0809 - Large 20mm Rose Colored Spiral Cabochon
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage large round 20mm across cabochon. The rose colored spiral is in layers like coiled rope. Very beautiful. These are from around 1950, and are scarce and unusual. The backs are flat to slightly concave. Packages were marked "Made in Japan". They are in never seen the light of day perfect condition.
 

$0.75



#BEADS0890 - Beaded Metal and Copper Tassel - Japan
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. Vintage 7/8" tall tassel with copper beads, and a decorative hanging gold colored metal. Boxes were marked "Made in Japan". Circa 1950s. These are in excellent unused condition. Some of the copper is showing some aging.
 

$0.15



#BEADS0901 - Group of 5 Small Heart Shaped 8mm Glass Cameo with Gilded Floral Decoration
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 5 for $1 (that's 20¢ each). Vintage small 8mm heart shaped glass cameo. Flat back. The have a gilded floral design. Made in Japan, and from the 1950s. Excellent unused condition.
 

$1.00



#BEADS0911 - Group of 12 Shiny White 10mm Glass Dangler Beads with Metal Loops
Click the picture to see a larger more detail image. You get 12 for $1.44 (that's 12¢ each). Vintage 10mm diameter dangler beads including the loop. These are a bright shiny white and have brass loops. They were found in original packaging strung on wire. Packs were marked "Made in Japan" and they are from the 1950s. Other than age patina on the metal (as you can see in the larger picture), these are in perfect unused condition.
 

$1.44



#BEADS0918 - Group of Four 18mm  Glass Cameos Picturing a Bouquet of Flowers
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get 4 for $1.20 (that's 30¢ each). Vintage 18mm diameter glass cameos picture a bouquet of flowers. Flat back. Made in Japan, and from the 1950s. Glass cameos are getting harder and harder for us to find. Excellent unused condition.
 

$1.20



#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



#BEADS0607 - Large 22mm Deep Cobalt Glass Cabochon with Goldstone Streaks
Vintage large thick 22mm (.9") diameter deep cobalt glass cabochon with goldstone streaks. Nearly flat back (very slightly rounded). These are very beautiful. Japanese. Made around 1950. These are very uncommon. We found these in an old warehouse up in the northeast. Click the image to see a large detailed picture.
 

$0.75



#BEADS0611 - 14mm Purple and White Swirl Glass Cabochon - Cherry Brand
Vintage large thick 14mm (.6") tall cabochon. Flat back. These have a very unusual wavy shape. The glass is a beautiful transparent purple with a white swirl. Japanese. These were in Cherry Brand packaging which is very high quality. The company only existed from 1946 - 1951, so they are from that time period. Unused perfect condition from original packing. We found these in an old warehouse up in the northeast. Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image.
 

$0.35



#BEADS0767 - Group of 300 5mm Clear Light Yellow Colored Glass Cherry Brand Beads
Click the picture to see a larger more detailed image. You get approximately 300 Beads for $12 (4¢ each). Vintage temporary strands of transparent 5mm light yellow Cherry Brand Japanese beads. These were made by hand using old techniques. They are 1940s Cherry Brand (company only existed from 1946 - 1951). As you many 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. Dust them off and they are like new again.
 

$12.00

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