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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1455640
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$125.00
A delightful bisque figure of a skiing Santa Claus carrying a cloth sack on his back. The paperboard skis are enhanced with glittery mica snow. The bottom is stamped "Made in Japan."
  • Origin: Japan, ca 1925
  • Condition: all excellent, except one ski has an old break that was reglued
  • Height: 2-3/4"
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1454957
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$245.00
Outstanding antique German snowman Christmas candy container. We've had many vintage Christmas candy containers, but never this design. The entire papier-mache container is covered with red and white chenille. The snowman straddles the container, making a sort of basket handle. His black eyes are glass and his nose is composition. The inside of the basket is marked "Germany."
  • Origin: Germany ca. 1930
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: diameter, 4-1/2"; height, 5-1/2"
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1950 item #1454911
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$185.00
A delightful set of six vintage composition turkey place card holders for the Thanksgiving table. Each turkey is brilliantly decorated in colorful paint including a metallic silver that adds touch of realism to the feathers. Each is stamped "U.S. Zone Germany" indicating they were made between 1945 and 1952. Origin: Germany, 1945-52
  • Condition: excellent; the paper covering at the bottom of one has been opened; two 1/16" paint nicks to one turkey
  • Dimensions: 2-1/8" tall
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1454568
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$195.00
A delightful belly-laughing Santa, patriotically dressed in red, white and blue, stands atop a round box candy container enhanced with mica to represent snow. Santa is stamped "Japan" at the back.
  • Origin: Japan, ca 1930
  • Condition: excellent, no chips, cracks or paint loss
  • Dimensions: 3-5/8" tall
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #1452514
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$140.00
An outstanding vintage hard plastic Halloween candy container in the form of a jack o'lantern scarecrow on wheels by Rosbro. This particular item is almost always found with the little top piece broken off. The colors are all very bright.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1955
  • Dimensions: 5-3/4" tall
  • Conditions: excellent, completely intact, no cracks
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1930 item #1452513
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$195.00
A rare composition Halloween candy container in the form of a three-dimensional owl, complete with glass eyes. The container is large enough to hold quite a generous amount of candy!
  • Origin: probably Germany, ca. 1920
  • Dimension: 4-1/4" tall
  • Condition: very good, but some cracking along side seams and a flake at the back edge of the container opening
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1930 item #1452512
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$175.00
A rare vintage pressed paper Halloween noisemaker in the form of a carrot. The colors are bright and the mouthpiece retains the reed, so it makes a nice squawky sound. The side has a handwritten price of 10 cents and is faintly marked "Germany."
  • Origin: Germany, ca. 1920
  • Dimensions: 8" tall
  • Condition: excellent, bright color, working
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #1450092
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$210.00
A delightful vintage Halloween bisque figure in the form of a broom-carrying witch and her black cat. Items such as this were used as table decorations, but it’s also possible that they were filled with small candies through the hole in the bottom, then sealed with paper and given as party favors. The witch, with her pasty complexion, gaping mouth, and crossed eyes really looks more like a space alien than a traditional witch. Only her broom and black cat betray her true nature!
  • Origin: Japan, ca. 1930
  • Condition: very good, about 5% paint loss, mostly to her dress near the broom
  • Dimensions: 4” tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1920 item #1369778
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$75.00
A delightful German Christmas candy container in the shape of a pear. The container was made from composition, then painted and finished with a coat of wax to add a realistic soft sheen. The interior of the pull-out base is marked "Germany."
  • Origin: Germany ca. 1910
  • Good condition; there is a small nick on the top and a crack extending across the bottom from the opening (it is only in the outer layer and does not go through to the interior
  • Dimensions: 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Bottles : Perfume : Pre 1930 item #1342504
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$225.00
An elegant Czech cut crystal perfume bottle, with an oversized cut stopper. Yellow bottles are rather uncommon and this example has very nice cutting. The tall, clear stopper complements the low shape of the bottle. The base is acid-stamped "Made in Czechoslovakia."

Origin: Czechoslovakia, ca. 1925. Dimensions: 3-1/4" wide; 6-3/8" tall. Condition: excellent, a 1/8" flake in the cut area at one shoulder.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1930 item #1450091
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Early German Halloween candy container featuring a composition black cat perched atop a red paperboard container. The bottom once had a stick-on label of some sort that scuffed up the paper, so there is no longer a “Made in Germany” mark, but this is clearly a German piece. The cat has tons of personality, from crossed eyes to a bright red mouth oddly shaped like human lips. MEEOW!
  • Origin: Germany, ca. 1920
  • Condition: very good, light paint flaking at the back and tip of one ear
  • Dimensions: 3-3/4” tall
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1920 item #1346915
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A delightful German Christmas candy container in the shape of a peach. The container is made from composition then painted and finished with a coat of wax to add a realistic soft sheen. The interior of the pull-out base is marked "Germany." Origin: Germany, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 2.25" x 2.25" x 2.25.".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1920 item #1346913
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A delightful German Christmas candy container in the shape of an apple. The container is made from composition then painted and finished with a coat of wax to add a realistic soft sheen. A wick is used for the apple's stem. The interior of the pull-out base is marked "Germany."

Origin: Germany, ca. 1910. Condition: very good; a small amount of crackling to the wax only near the blossom end of the apple. Dimensions: 2.25" x 2.25" x 2.25.".

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1920 item #1346908
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A delightful German Christmas candy container in the shape of a lemon. The container is made from composition then painted and finished with a coat of wax to add a realistic soft sheen. The interior of the pull-out base is marked "Germany."

Origin: Germany, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent. Dimensions: 3.25" x 2.25" x 2.25.".

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Royal : Pre 1900 item #1279986
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A rare enameled beaker made as a souvenir of the 1896 coronation of Imperial Russia’s last monarchs, Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna. One side of the beaker features the Imperial double-headed eagle and the reverse shows the Imperial cipher. The remainder of the body is decorated with traditional Russian strapwork. The beakers were to be given away to the public on the Khodinka field in Moscow. When the gates were opened, there was a great rush to get to the cups, and hundreds of people were trampled to death. Shortly after, the cup became known as the “Blood Cup” or “Cup of Sorrows”. The incident was thought at the time to be a bad omen for the future of the Imperial couple—an estimation that proved unfortunately correct. These beakers are often in very bad condition, but this one is excellent, there's a small ding on the bottom rim that appears to have been in the making since the enamel is completely intact.

Origin: Russia, 1896. Size: 4-1/8" tall.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Toys : Pre 1930 item #1263938
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A delightful antique wind-up witch toy, ca. 1920. She has a colorfully-decorated composition head and composition hands. Her costume is made of gauze and wool felt. The feet are black-painted lead. When wound up, the witch totters back and forth. 7-1/2" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Royal : Pre 1920 item #1084903
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A very nice gilt brass box presented to British soldiers and sailors fighting in World War I. Princess Mary raised funds to provide these tins filled with various combinations of chocolate, notepaper, a bullet-shaped pencil, cigarettes, spices (for Indian troops), etc. Every person serving in the British forces on Christmas Day 1914 eventually received a box, although they were still filling orders in 1916 and those who were prisoners did not receive their boxes until after the end of the war in 1918. The lid is embossed with an image of Princess Mary (daughter of King George V and Queen Mary), the names of the Allied nations and various other images such as laurel wreaths, swords and flags.

Origin: England, 1914. Condition: extremely good, original gilding nearly completely intact. Size: 5-1/8” x 3-3/8” x 1-1/4”.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Royal : Pre 1920 item #969115
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A rare Imperial Russian cross for the Order of Saint Stanislaus, 3rd Class. As the war progressed, there was a shortage of precious metal, so military decorations were often worked in bronze, in this case gilt white bronze. The cross's four arms are decorated in deep red translucent enamel over an engraved background, while the central enameled reserve bears the letters "SS" for St. Stanislaus. The cross appears with crossed swords, indicating it was awarded for military distinction rather for civil service. The cross has the "European" style suspension eyelet at the top. The Order of St. Stanislaus was originally the second-highest ranking Polish order, but was incorporated into the Russian system in the mid-19th century.

Origin: Russia, ca. 1917. Condition: good; traces of original gilding remain; some nicks to translucent enamel, mostly at the points of the arms, and a hairline to the opaque enamel on one side. Size: 1-9/16" diameter.