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Wooden carnival knockdowns in original red, white, and blue paint, circa 1920s, excellent condition with expected wear from use, 6 1/2" tall.

$270

 

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Carrier in original mustard paint, square nails, canted sides, circa 1890.

13" x 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" tall.

SOLD

 

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Early pewter time-indicating grease lamp, rare, circa 1700, made in Europe for the American market (See Early Lighting Pictorial Guide, Rushlight Club, page 87). Hours are embossed on pewter straps around the reservoir.
14" tall x 5 3/8" diameter base.

$925

 

 

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Set of 14 Skittles, early 1900s, 3 1/2" to 5" tall.

$60

 

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Small box in original black paint, mid 1800s, molded edges, tiny square nails, working lock and key, tin escutcheon, excellent condition. 9 1/8" wide x 6" deep.

$156

 

 

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Art Deco modernistic doorstop, signed "Hubley 89", original paint. 7 3/8" tall x 5 1/2" wide.

$295

 

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Three tin wind-up toys, late 1940s, all working:

Left to right:
Jumping Frog, 4 1/2", no mark  $78

Bear with Book, turn the pages, "Made in Japan," 
7" tall  $92

J Chein Monkey Bank, 5" tall  $86

 

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Yellow ware pitcher with blue seaweed decoration bordered by bands of blue slip, with thin bands of white slip top and bottom, English, circa 1860, perfect.
6" tall x 4 1/2" diameter base.

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American painted tin trunk, circa 1845, unusual flowers are probably peonies (as opposed to roses or more common fruit) and retains rare green leaves (green often fades). Very good condition with original clasp and handle, expected paint wear from use. Probably New York origin.
8 1/2" x 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" tall.

$975

 

 

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Large 24" tall mohair bear, circa 1930, jointed, straw-stuffed, humpbacked. This one's been hidden away for a while.

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Small apple basket with carved swing handle in original Windsor green paint.
10 1/2" diameter x 7 5/8" tall excluding handle.

$575

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Frosted Leaf pattern covered butter dish, Portland Glass Company, Maine, 1863-1873, flint glass, mint condition, and hard to find.
6" diameter x 3" tall.

$445

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Gold framed bandbox fragment, block printed early to mid-1800s. Depicts a mill and a church printed on blue ground. 14 3/4" x 17 3/4".

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Three early blown glass jars with pontils and tin lids. All perfect.
Left to right:
12" tall x 5" diameter      $185
7 1/4" tall x 5 1/2" diameter      $115
6 1/4" tall x 4 3/4" diameter       $115

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Horse pull toy, circa 1930, original painted surface, legs mortised through base, twine tail.
18" tall x 14 3/4" long with stand x 6 1/2" deep.

$275

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Papier mache watermelon, hollow, grocery store display piece, early 1900s, all original condition, 10" long  x 8".

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Large firkin with rich early paint history: mustard, green, and blue. Mid-1800s, finger lapped,
12" tall x 11 1/2" top diameter. Age split to lid.

$345

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Star corbel in original white paint, circa 1890-1910, 19" x 10 1/4" x 1" thick.

$195

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Country George Lard advertising tin, Mendota, Illinois, circa 1920, wire handle and great graphics, excellent condition.
6 5/8" tall x 5 5/8" diameter lid.

$65

 

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Small basket with blue and natural splint, no breaks, 7" tall including handle x 4" square bottom.

$285

 

 

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Late 19th century English horse brass medallions, used to decorate the saddle or bridle, approximately 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". Windsor castle, Clovelly donkey, full bodied horse profile, stylized horse head, full bodied cow.

$28 each

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Flower frogs

Top: Very rare lotus blossom $95

Bottom: Rare eucalyptus leaf, signed "Dazey Mfg. Co. NY"  $78

 

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Wood horse with well-carved details and original paint on a signed and dated stand: "P. C. Dieterich 1929."
8 1/2" long x 8 1/2" tall x 3 1/8" deep.

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19th century English ironstone coffee pot with lid, singed Meakin, perfect condition, 9 1/2" tall.

$56

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Bail handle pantry box in original teal blue paint, 9 3/4" diameter, excellent condition.

SOLD

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Mortar and pestle in original dry, dark blue paint, New England, circa 1850. Mortar 8" tall, pestle 10" long, overall 13" tall.

$685

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Wood sand pail, Wooster, Ohio, made of 1/4" wood panels with a wood bead handle, circa 1930. Original tag on base reads: "A Toy From The Toy Kraft Co. Studios, Wooster, Ohio". Toy Kraft made toys from 1916 to 1950. A circa 1930 ad for the Toy Kraft Company shows this toy as a sand pail paired with a toy shovel. All original in excellent condition.
5 1/2" x 5 1/8" x 7" tall.

$75

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Elephant stuffed toy,
velveteen, fringed leather saddle, button eyes, circa 1920-30, excellent condition.

$195
 

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Pennsylvania stoneware jar with cobalt stripe decoration, excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
8 1/2" tall x 4 7/8" diameter.

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Milliner's head for shop display, papier mache, circa 1930-40, excellent condition.
16 1/2" tall, base 4 1/2" across.

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Scarce small handled bundt shaped house basket, used for sewing, lunches, etc. with double hinged half oval lids, New England, mid to late 19th century. Very finely woven with wonderful nut brown patina, one small break at rim but no losses.
Approximately 8 1/2" x 7"; 9 3/4" tall to top of handle

$545

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6 Quart Grain Measure, 19th century, nicely lettered in original paint, very good condition, 8 1/2" diameter.

SOLD

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Cheese Basket in original white paint, no breaks.
14" diameter x 8" tall.

$895

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Rare Double Pantry in original black paint, heavy sided with stenciled pineapples on lid, 11 1/2" diameter x 7 5/8" tall. Excellent condition.

$895

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Firkin in original dark blue paint, mid-1800s, great condition.
9 1/4" tall x 8 1/2" top diameter, 9 3/4" bottom diameter.

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Early Splint Basket, original green paint, carved handle, no breaks.
10" x 6 1/2".

$445

 

 

 

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Early pantry box signed “J Burr” in untouched original dry painted surface, either Spanish brown or black, and in a very unusual size, 10 1/2” diameter but only 3 1/4” tall (shown in a stack to illustrate). Old loss to bottom edge of lid as shown.

$145

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Footed Wooden Carrier, original white paint with blue pin striping, circa 1900. Probably for pints of berries.
18 3/4" long x 12" deep x 11 1/2" tall.

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Well Decorated Stoneware Jar dated 1877, found in central Pennsylvania, no cracks, small chip on bottom.
8 1/8" tall x 8 1/2" diameter.

$675

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Large bowl in original blue paint, nice lip, no cracks. 17" x 16 1/2".

$695

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Small early pantry box, 5" diameter, natural finish, rose head nails, excellent condition.

$595

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Three Milk Bottle Carnival Knockdowns, early 1900s, original white paint, each a different weight.

$135

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Treen bowl, out of round, no chips or cracks,
7 7/8" x 7 5/8".

$135

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Large 19th century firkin in original blue paint, excellent condition.
12" diameter x 12" tall, bottom 13" diameter

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Treen plate, bird's eye maple, mint condition, 7 1/2" diameter.

$195

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Redware plates with triple quill slip decoration, 19th century, coggled edges, very good condition.
Left: 9 1/2" diameter; right: 10 7/8" diameter.

Left:  SOLD

Right: $345

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Ludwig Greiner doll head with original label “Greiner’s Patent Doll Head No 7, Pat March 30, 1858, Ext 72”. 7” tall x 6” wide x 4” deep. Excellent structural condition with expected wear to paint from use.

***Ludwig Greiner was born in Germany. He immigrated to the United States in the 1830s and settled in Philadelphia, where he made papier-mâché doll heads. His patent of March 30, 1858 was one of the earliest US patents of dolls. His patent called for cloth to reinforce the papier-mâché. The heads were painted in oil and finished with varnish. The early doll heads were all brunettes. Greiner doll heads have been found on various cloth bodies ranging in size from 13” to 36”. The variety of bodies found on Greiner Patent doll heads suggests that they were sold as heads alone, to have bodies made at home, and also as finished dolls. Greiner died in 1874; his sons carried on the business until 1884.

$375

 

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Double silhouettes in same frame, probably father and son, 1820-40, original glass and frame, 12" x 9".

$395

 

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Barn lantern, excellent original condition,
frame 9" tall x 5" square.

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Horse hair lint brush, 19th century, excellent condition retaining full bristles, one small brass tack fastens the handle to the base. 10" long x 4" wide.

$48

 

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Wooden staved bucket with iron bands, 19th century, old blue over original red painted exterior, red interior, tight, 11" diameter x 11 3/8" tall.

$245

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Left: Redware pitcher with lid, mint condition, 7" tall.

$160


Right: Redware pitcher,
mint condition, 7 1/2' tall.

$156

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Bail handled apple basket, great patina with painted blue center band. 14" diameter x 9 3/4" tall.

$98

 

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Farrier (horse shoeing) tool, brass, calibrated to fit horseshoes.
8 5/8" x 3 3/4" x 4 1/4".

$95

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19th century duck squeak toy, very good condition.
4 1/2" tall x 4" long x 2 1/2" deep.

$168

 

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Large pantry box in original salmon paint, mid 1800s, wood handle with toggled knobs, wood pegs, wonderful condition.
12 7/8" diameter x 7 3/4' tall.

$675

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Small 19th century covered Indian basket, alternating splints of natural and blue/black, best patina and condition, top of the stack. 8" x 4 1/2" x 6" tall.

$1400

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Pennsylvania firkin with lid and bail handle in original barn red paint. Tight and in excellent condition.
11" tall x 12 1/8" bottom diameter.

$450

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Handmade tin candleholder on wood base, Pennsylvania, first half 19th century, 34" tall, with flower shaped candle cups and great patina on raw tin.

$995

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Early tin and wood grater with lollipop heart handle, 13 1/2" tall, excellent condition.

$115

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Small burlap covered straw stuffed rocking horse, original leather saddle and partial tack, original ears and tail, sweet face.
33" long x 13 1/2" deep x 26" tall.
 

$465

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Yellow Poppies in Slant Handled Basket cast iron doorstop, wedge, "C.H.F. Co. E110",  circa 1920, excellent condition, hard to find form, 10 1/2" x 8".

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Lamp marked "A and F Mfg. Co, Chicago 1880", excellent condition, 12 1/2" tall.

$285

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Small blue firkin, circa 1850, original paint, finger lapped lid, lozenge handle. Top 6" diameter, bottom 6 1/2" diameter x 6 3/8" tall.

$475

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Tin toy stove with original pots and brass trim, circa 1910, 8 1/4" wide x 5 1/4" deep x 7" tall.

$125

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Watercolor-painted silhouette in original frame with gold liner, cut and paste, circa 1840-50, excellent condition. 6 1/4" x 7 3/4". (Light spots and lines are artifacts of photography and not present on the actual image.)

$350

 

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Southwest Native American 8-sided drum, early 20th century, nicely decorated on both sides. Small loss to rawhide binding. 11 1/4" diameter x 3 3/4" deep.

$175

 

 

 

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Flint glass goblets, circa 1845-50, all in excellent condition.
 

Left: Inverted Palm goblet
$45

Right: Ribbed Palm goblet
SOLD

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Back: Ribbed Ivy goblets
$48 each

Front: Small Ribbed Ivy ladies tumbler, 2 3/4" tall
$48

 

 

 

 

 

 


Left: Roman Key goblet
$48

Right: Hamilton goblet
$48

 

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Iron "hearts" doormat in mint condition, early 1900s, 16" x 2'.

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Standing Rabbit master chocolate mold, tin,
18" tall, pre World War II, signed, made by Eppelsheimer, NY, USA.

$495


 

 

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Tiny firkin in original red paint, 5 1/2" tall x top diameter 4 1/2", base diameter 5". Lid is an old replacement.

$395


 

 
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Pressed glass flint tumblers, circa 1850, Sandwich or New England Glass Company.
Left to right:
Ashburton, 3 3/4" tall
Bullseye, 3 3/4" tall
Ashburton variant, 4" tall

$48 each

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Boxed puzzle blocks, all parts (except one picture), very good condition, circa 1940. Box is 7" x 8".

$245


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Staffordshire Whippets, circa 1850, mint condition. large 10" x 5 1/2" x 7"; small 3 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 3'.

Large: $425 each or $795 pair
Small: $195 pair


 

 

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Child's tea set, Staffordshire, England, circa 1890, 20 pieces plus two lids: 6 cups, 5 saucers, 6 plates, covered sugar, creamer, teapot with lid (repair to spout).

$225 set


 

 
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Unsigned William King hollow-cut silhouette of a gentleman, circa 1806. 4 3/8" x 4 7/8".

$375

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Full length cut and paste silhouette of a dapper gentleman probably in the publishing trade inscribed "Taken from description by Aug n Edouart. Philadelphia 30 Jan. 1843." 7 1/2' x 11 1/2".

See Silhouettes in America, 1790-1840, Blume J. Rifken, page 96.

$695

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Hollow-cut silhouette of a woman in a bonnet, stamped "Peale" (Charles Willson Peale), early 1800s.
4 5/8" x 5 1/2".

$595

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Early pair of men's leather riding boots, soles stamped "PEAL", with original Peal stretchers engraved with owner's name, Capt. H. R. James. Peal and Co. Bootmakers were in business at least as early as the 1870s. Excellent condition. 16 3/4" tall, 10 3/4" long.

$395


 

 

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Free brush decorated pitcher, early 1800s, excellent condition, 5" tall x 5" wide without handle.

$95

 

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Peaseware, nicely turned, 4" diameter x 4 3/8" tall.

$375

 

 

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Pewter lard lamp marked R. Gleason with Southworth burner, patent 1842, excellent condition.
6 3/4" tall x 3 3/4" wide at base.
See page 69 in Early Lighting, Rushlight Club.

$375

 

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"Bobby Blake" cast iron doorstop by Grace Dayton, Hubley, marked "46", original paint,
9 1/2" tall x 5 1/4" tall.

$475

 

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