A very nice collection from the 1800's.
This is an Antique/Victorian Era Hardcover Scrapbook.
Dated Inside the Front Cover, “Made for her by her Mother who died May 6, 1886".
The Front Cover is Heavily Embossed & Embellished in Gold with a Victorian Woman.
There are Just Over 300 Pieces, Combo of the Trade Cards & Die Cuts.
These are From New York, Georgia, Mass., Louisiana, Germany and other.
There are Some Black Americana, Shoe Ads, Extracts, Cologne, Soap, Sewing Machine, Tobacco, Corsets, Cigarettes, Breakfast Cereals, Local Store Ads & Much More!
The Cards are all glued in & most are in Great Condition (2 cards are unglued). A Nice Collection for it's Age.
It Measures Approx 8.5" X 11".
A great addition to any collection.
We went to an estate auction this weekend and I ran across this little beauty. It stands just 2 inches tall but has amazing detail. I couldn't wait to list this. The biggest choice was deciding whether to put it on eBay or in the Antique Mall. I went with eBay because I wanted to see the "thrill of the auction". However, I decided to list low and instill a reserve. Now, I hate reserves just as much as the next person, but when I attend auctions, I understand that it is necessary on certain items of certain value.
This little Owl Sewing Tape Measure is hand carved of bone and is quite valuable according to our research. I'm excited to watch the activity but realize that most of it will come near the end. Maybe I'll write a post on the new era of eBay.
Thank you to all of our loyal customers and we hope you can take a look and if you feel so obliged, participate in the auction.
In the spirit of Super Bowl Sunday, we decided to list a few advertising items on eBay yesterday. We have some vintage 5 gallon oil cans and a Pure Oil Company thermometer. If you are a collector, head on over to eBay and check them out.
This Weller Forest American Art Pottery Tea Pot is an excellent collectible. No cracks or repairs but there is a small chip on the base. It is not noticeable when on display. Can be seen in last photo. Over 6" tall and over 8" in width from tip of spout to handle. It has great strong color with a strong mold. Even with the chip this piece is in excellent condition. This item ships for FREE to the USA.
It has been a while since I have written in the blog. Between going to sales and trying to enjoy some of the summer it has been hard to get out here and write.
Anyway, we had some exciting news to post so here I am. Today we put a deposit on a space in a great little Antique Mall. We should be signing the lease later this week and moving in and setting up shop on September 1st. This is a start to our dream. Hopefully everything will go well for us. This gives us a local presence to go along with our online sales.
I'll get back out here and post the location and details once the lease is signed. Pictures of the booth will follow next month.
Spending time in a hotel room, I figured it was a good time to get some items listed. Watching the Women's College World series and going through my photos, I came up with 3 items that I could get up. These are three Made in Occupied Japan items that I've been wanting to list but for some reason, I haven't got them up.
If I haven't mentioned it before I'm a high school softball coach. From mid February to late May, that consumes a lot of my time. My daughter played for 8 years and when she went to college, I wasn't ready to hang it up. When it's on TV, I'm usually watching. As I type this Florida and Nebraska are going into the bottom of the 14th tied at 7. really great game.
I'm sitting in a hotel in Charleston, SC where we watched my niece graduate from high school tonight. So, I'm blogging, watching softball and getting ready for the 6 hour drive tomorrow.
Anyway, here are the links to the items I listed earlier today. If you collect Occupied Japan items, I think you will find these items very appealing. If you collect miniature items then you should take a look as well. If you are even reading this, I sure would appreciate you taking a look.
Thank you all for all your support. As always, please feel free to leave a comment or drop me an email.
Have a great night!
Time After Time Gifts
This wonderful Fukagawa Sake set is something that I really need to list. It is the one thing that really caught my eye at the estate sale. I have the pictures ready but need to get my description together. I maybe procrastinating a bit since it is really setting off my curio cabinet.
I purchased two Fukagawa items that day. The other is just as stunning.
This nice little Asian Teapot is another great item. If you can't tell, I like oriental antiques. I have most everything ready to list but I haven't put it up yet because I don't want to overload the shop with teapots.
Others that I have on Etsy
A nice set of stack-able porcelain cups. The white on fits inside of the blue one. Beautifully finished with flamingos. These are also of oriental decent.
Enough Asian items for this post. There are plenty more though. This is a cute miniature dog band that is made of cast iron. Each member of this fabulous band is less than two inches tall.
The above items are just a drop in the bucket of what I have to list. I promise you though they are all coming soon. I have my wife researching and I'm trying to persuade my daughter to write up the descriptions while she is home from college for the summer. We would love to hear from you. If you see anything you like or know of something you've been looking for, comment here or send us an email or Etsy convo. After all, we want our faithful customers to be satisfied and to keep coming back.
Have a great evening.
When I started this venture, I had a plan. Find a few things that I could list and sell then find some more. It started out well, then something happened. I started going to estate sales and auctions. I got hooked on them like an addict does on drugs. Finally I talked my wife into getting into the business and we both got hooked. Now we have brought her brother into the madness and let's just say we may be looking for warehouse space pretty soon.
I have two rooms in the house stacked with boxes of items to be photographed and listed on Etsy or eBay. I have my garage full of large items that go on Craigslist because they are too large to ship. We have a lot of the photos taken and saved but still need to research some of those items.
Anyway, what this means to you, our loyal customer is there are a lot of great things to come. Stay tuned and I'm sure something will be coming that will catch your eye.
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