This antique figural cannon handled letter opener is solid brass. It has its original age-tarnished patina that will polish up if you prefer it that way. Measures 10 1/4 inches long and is in fine condition.
It was a jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring movie. The 1977 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND was Steven Spielberg's first film after the blockbuster Jaws. The highly visual film presented an optimistic, magical, friendly alien encounter that shunned government intervention...and it was unlike any of the previous science fiction, alien encounter films of the past. This original 1978 souvenir POSTCARD BOOK for the film includes 48 Full-Color detachable postcards...
Here's a lot of 18 original 1942 postcards. These were sold in vending machines... intended to raise morale during WWII. Cards are printed with songs on heavy cardboard stock paper with 'POST CARD' backs. They measure 3 1/4 by 5 3/8 inches. Some of the old ditties include...You're An Indian, Sally In The Shoe Shine Shop, Dixie Land, The Souse Family, Caviar, Gasoline, etc. There are some military songs like...The Infantry, and You're in the Army Now...
This original rare 1960s promotional photo for THE LEFT BANKE was issued by Smash Records. The group was best known for their hit 'Walk Away Renee' which was later recorded by the Four Tops. They also had a hit with 'Pretty Ballerina'. The group members were Tom Finn on bass guitar, lead singer Steve Martin, drummer George Cameron, and lead guitarist Rick Brand. Missing from the photo was Mike Brown who played keyboard and was the main writer for the group...
Here's a great pair of vintage crescent shaped rhinestone earrings signed WEISS. Stones are aurora borealis sparklers in blue and pink...all prong set in pale goldtone. Earrings are clip-back with good snug clips. These measure 5/8-inch across by 1 1/8 inch across and are in excellent condition.
These 5 original circa 1945 pin-up prints are by famous illustrator of the day, Gil Elvgren. These show 5 leggy beauties in various 'action' poses. We think these were made to be pasted onto gambling punchboards. Each measures 3 1/8 by 3 7/8 inches. Marked at bottom...cLOUIS F. DOW CO. Titles are SITTING PRETTY, HELP WANTED, A PEEK-A-KNEES, SPORT MODEL and DOCTOR'S ORDERS. All are marked ELVGREN and are in near-mint condition. A great vintage lot to frame up together.
This great old sheet music praises the virtues of BARTENDER BILL who, from the sound of the lyrics, was quite a guy, taking good care of all his barflys until the Volstead Act put him out of business. The last chorus goes...'Bartender Bill - Went out with Prohibition, Bartender Bill - He bid us all goodbye, Bartender Bill - It's sad to see the exhibition, that's going on since Volstead finished Bartender Bill'...
This is a very pretty strand of vintage pearls...hand-knotted between each pearl and capped off with a cameo clasp. Circa 1950's, back of clasp is marked JAPAN. Strand measures 16 inches around. Wear the clasp to the front or side. This necklace combines two classics that never go out of style...pearls and a cameo. Nice luster to the pearls. Very good+ condition. Price includes domestic shipping and insurance.
It's Sir Paul McCartney when he was just known as 'the cute Beatle'...on this original 1964 flicker ring. This was one of the first novelty rings sold when the Beatles came to America. Made of bright green plastic with the red flicker photo of Paul that switches to 'I'M PAUL - BEATLES'. Top of ring measures 1/2 by 3/4 inch. These were made by the Vari-Vue company...they went out of business circa 1980. Ring has a smallish opening...more for display than to wear. It's in excellent condition.
This old and original WW II era enamel pin is marked...U.S. ARMY...with a hanging piece that says...FORT DIX N.J. Probably a 'sweetheart' piece sent home by a soldier stationed there, the pin measures 7/8 by 1 1/8 inches. It's in excellent condition.
Here's a nice quality, officially-licensed 1976 Paramount Pictures STAR TREK metal buckle with red enamel paint trim. It features the Enterprise spaceship in relief. Made by Lee Belt, N.Y. Measures 2 1/8 inches across by 1 3/4 inches high. Excellent unused condition.
This original 1950's I LIKE IKE pinback button flickers from the words to a smiling portrait of President Dwight D. Eisenhower who won both the 1952 and 1956 elections. Pin measures 2 1/2 inches across. Back is marked VARI-VUE, a company that went out of business circa 1980. Pin is in excellent condition.
For the man with all those ties...here's an elegant, classic tie clasp by CHRISTIAN DIOR...still in the original box. Clasp is goldtone, textured most of the way with a smooth tip at the end. Clasp measures 2 inches long. It's in excellent condition.
This original 1938 sheet music for THE TOY TRUMPET features Shirley Temple on the cover from her film 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm'. The music has slight edge/corner wear but is in overall excellent condition with no markings inside or out.
This pretty vintage butter dish by Royal Staffordshire was designed by the highly-collectible designer Clarice Cliff. Circa 1950, the dish combines black and white flowers with an English Manor scene. There are a couple of very minor glaze pops on the underside and overall age crazing. This piece has a hand-shaped form...note the uneven bump on one side. Overall, dish is in excellent condition...no chips or cracks.
This old and original 1942 lithographed print is of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, shown surrounded by American flags. Bottom shows war scenes...battleships, airplanes, cannons. The colorful print is marked C. MOSS. Measures 8 1/4 by 10 1/4 inches. This WW II print was intended to be hung in schools, banks, stores and homes...the country was at war and patriotism was running high. Print is original...NOT a reprint...in unused, near-mint condition.
This original March 1944 calendar page is from the ARTIST'S SKETCH PAD by famous pin-up girl artist Earl MacPherson. The great pin-up gals are dressed in military Army and Navy outfits. The suggestive caption reads...'We're proud of our 'E'quipment too'...and they're certainly busting with pride. The page measures 9 by 14 inches. It's in excellent condition...perfect for framing. NOT a reprint...this is old and original 1944.
Fan this little booklet and watch them dance. They twirl. They swing and sway. This vintage flipbook is titled...Dance Lesson From the Good Old Days. This was made by Shackman circa 1970s. This is No. 1941. It's like a miniature moving picture and you're the projector. Measures 2 by 3 inches. Slight wear to edges...overall excellent.