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Civil War Drum Made by John C Haynes Company of Boston, Massachusetts
Paint-decorated Civil War drum, made by The John C. Haynes Company Of Boston, Massachusetts, 1861-1863 This beautiful Civil War drum has a vivid, scarlet red shell, on which an Am...
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Antique 1860s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Wood

Books, the Poetical Works of Lord Byron
10 volumes. Small octavos. Bound in full red morocco leather with raised bands on spines and all edges gilt. Also illustrated throughout. Very good. Published in London by John Murra...
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Antique 1870s English Books

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Leather, Leather, Paper

Books, The Collected Works of George Meredith
Leatherbound. 32 volumes. Bound in three-quarter green morocco leather with marbled boards, top edges gilt, raised bands, and ornate floral gilt tooling on spines. Very good. Publish...
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Antique 1890s English Books

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Leather, Leather, Paper

Books, Jeremy Collier's "An Ecclesiastical History of Great Britain..."
Jeremy Collier's "An Ecclesiastical History of Great Britain. With a Brief Account of the Affairs of Religion in Ireland" Leatherbound. 9 volumes. Bound in full tan calf with rais...
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Antique 1840s English Books

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Leather, Leather, Paper

"Imperial Powder" Gunpowder Tin
"Imperial Powder" Gunpowder Tin, Eureka Powder Company, Durham, New Hampshire, circa 1853-1870. Eureka Powder Works gunpowder tin with "Imperial Powder" brand name, third quarter ...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Metal

Books, The Complete Works of Mrs. E.B. Browning and Robert Browning
First Autograph Edition. Leatherbound. 18 volumes. Limited to 275 copies, this set is #10. Two sets, one six-volume set of Elizabeth's works with a twelve-volume set of Robert's work...
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Early 20th Century American Books

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Leather, Leather, Paper

Books, Sir William Jardine's "the Naturalist's Library" Rare First Edition
Rare first edition. Leather bound. 40 volumes. Small octavos. Contemporarily bound in three-quarter tan calf leather with marbled boards and edges and raised bands with gilt detailin...
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Antique 1840s Scottish Books

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Leather, Leather, Paper

Books, Andrew Lang's "Prince Charles Edward" Limited Edition
Leatherbound. One volume. Folio. Limited to 350 copies on Japanese Vellum. Bound in full red morocco by Durand with inner dentelles and marbled endpapers. Plates in 2 states (frontis...
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Antique Early 1900s French Books

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Leather, Leather, Paper

Books, The Works of Thomas Hardy Signed Mellstock Edition
Mellstock edition. Leatherbound. Thirty-seven volumes. Quarto. Limited to 500 sets, signed by Thomas Hardy of volume one of frontispiece. Exquisitely bound in full red morocco with ...
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Vintage 1910s English Books

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Leather, Leather, Paper

Books, François Guizot's "A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times"
François Guizot's "A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times. With 300 illustrations by A. DeNeuville. Translated by Robert Black, M.A." Leatherbound. Six volumes. Bound...
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Antique 1890s American Books

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Leather, Leather, Paper

Silver Enamel Czar Nicholas II Egg Moskow Russian Empire, 1894
Silver enamel Czar Nicholas II Egg Moskow Russian Empire, 1894 It is an egg made of enamel and decorated with silver mountings consisting of: - Russian Imperial Eagle at top - h...
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Antique 1890s Russian Other Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver, Enamel

Model of Lord Nelson's Column, Dated 1868
This very finely-detailed, patinated copper replica was sponsored by the Art Union of London, one of an edition of only 25. Rare in that is has the original ebonized wood base and pr...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Neoclassical Architectural Models

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Copper

Books, Abbe Millot's "Elements of General History, Ancient and Modern"
Six volumes. Octavos. Bound in three-quarter tan morocco leather with marbled boards, top edges gilt, and gilt detailing and raised bands on spines. Published in Edinburgh in 1823...
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Antique 1820s Scottish Books

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Leather, Leather, Paper

Books, Justin H. McCarthy's "The French Revolution"
Four volumes. Octavos. Bound in full tree calf leather with marbled edges, raised bands, and gilt panels on spines. Published in London by Chatto and Windus in 1890. Justin Hun...
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Antique 1890s English Books

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Leather, Leather, Paper

Books, Charles C.F. Greville's "The Greville Memoirs"
Books, Charles C.F. Greville's "The Greville Memoirs. A Journal of the Reign of King George IV & King William IV. Edited by Henry Reeve." Eight volumes. Octavos. Bound in full win...
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Antique 1870s English Books

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Leather, Paper, Leather

Books, Joseph Conrad's "The Rover" First Edition
One volume. Octavo. Bound in full blue calf leather by Bayntun with all edges gilt, raised bands, and gilt panels on spine. Published in London by T. Fisher Unwin in 1923. Jose...
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Vintage 1920s English Books

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Leather, Leather, Paper

Books, Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol..." Illustrated
Books, Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol. Illustrated in color by Arthur Rackham." One volume. Small octavo. Bound in three-quarter green morocco leather by Sangorski & Sutcliff...
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Antique Early 1900s American Books

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Leather, Leather, Paper

Books, The Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Large-Paper Edition
Books, The Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Edited with Preface and Notes by Julian Hawthorne. 24 volumes. Octavos. Large Paper Edition. Limited to five hundred copies, this is #2...
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Antique Early 1900s American Books

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Leather, Leather, Paper

Claude H. Van Tyne's "The Causes of The War of Independence" First Edition
Claude H. Van Tyne's "The Causes of The War of Independence. A History of the Founding of the American Republic." Two volumes. First Edition! Bound in three-quarter green morocco ...
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Vintage 1920s American Books

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Leather, Leather, Paper

Books, Washington Irving's "Knickerbocker's History of New York"
Books, Washington Irving's "Knickerbocker's History of New York. With Illustrations by Edward W. Kemble." Two volumes. Octavo. Bound in three-quarter tan morocco leather with top ...
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Antique 1890s American Books

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Leather, Leather, Paper

French Books L'Illustration, 2 Volumes 1898
A set of 2 volumes including the weekly French newspaper L'Illustration from the year 1898. Hard bound with leather spine and marbled paper. Published in Paris from 1843-1944, the ne...
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Antique 1890s French Books

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Paper, Leather

Wright Brothers' Flyer III Artifacts
The embodiment of American ingenuity and aviation history, this collection of tools and artifacts were used by the legendary Wright Brothers in the creation of their groundbreaking “...
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20th Century American Other Aviation Objects

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Metal

Louis XV Royal Presentation Sword
By Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier, François-Thomas Germain
This remarkably rare silver gilt presentation sword was a personal gift from Louis XV, King of France, to the Captain of the Corsairs, Alain Porée. Adorned by a myriad of gilt marine...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Arms, Armor and Weapons

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Silver

Napoléon's Footbath by George Bullock
By George Bullock
This amazing footbath was created for Napoleon Bonaparte. It was part of the toilet service to be used during his exile on St. Helena. Just before shipment, a member of Parliament re...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Empire Historical Memorabilia

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Porcelain

Royal KPM Porcelain Krater Vase
By KPM Porcelain
Given by King Frederick William IV of Prussia to his sister Alexandrine, the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, this exquisite krater vase by KPM Berlin has both a fascinating ro...
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Antique 19th Century German Other Vases

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Porcelain

Collection of Early Hip Hop Flyers by Buddy Esquire and Eddie Ed
Collection of 12 early hip hop flyers designed by Buddy Esquire and Eddie Ed for shows by some of the first pioneers of hip hop coming out of the Bronx. Buddy Esquire is affectionate...
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Monumental Porcelain Roadside Rest Highway Sign
Super rare vintage porcelain highway sign. Great green coloring with white lettering. Retired highway sign letting drivers know there is a place to pull over and rest a quarter mile ...
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Vintage 1970s American Signs

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Steel

19th Century English Burled Wood Upright Piano in Excellent Condition
19th century English burled wood upright piano, by London Piano Maker Williams Harper. Royal patent stamp still visible on the piano, this instrument is remarkable condition.
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Antique 19th Century British British Colonial Musical Instruments

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Burl

Pair of Anglo-Indian Spode Imari Plates-2nd West India Regiment, circa 1825-1833
By Spode
Rare pair of Campaign plates. One of the pair has 2nd West India Reg on the back, but the two were purchased in England together, circa 1825-1833.  
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Antique 1820s British Anglo Raj Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Giorgio Vasari ‘The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects’ Two Volume
By Giorgio Vasari
The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects It was first published in two editions with substantial differences between them; the first in 1550 and the secon...
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Renaissance Books

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Paper

Portuguese Chippendale Style Hand-Carved Italian Frame
By Stephen Cavallo
Portuguese Chippendale style hand-carved Italian frame, slif seat missing One piece Left Unfinished raw Measures: H 45 1/2" x W 21 1/4", one of a kind piece.
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Antique 17th Century American Chippendale Side Chairs

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Beech

"Britishers You're Needed Come Across Now" Vintage WWI Poster, circa 1917
By Lloyd Myers
Original WWI British recruitment poster entitled: "Britishers, You're Needed--Come Across Now" by artist Lloyd Myers. This poster was published by the British and Canadian Recruiting...
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Vintage 1910s British Posters

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Paper

"Join the Air Service" Vintage WWI Poster by J. Paul Verrees, 1917
This is very scarce WWI recruiting poster for the Army Air Service. The poster dramatically features a two-man open cockpit biplane with American and French markings flying against a...
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Vintage 1910s Posters

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Paper

Northern Pacific Railroad Vintage Poster by Gustav W. Krollman, 1929
This original poster was created by Gustav W. Krollman (1888-1962) in 1929. It features the title "North Coast Limited in the Montana Rockies." This piece advertises the Northern Pac...
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Vintage 1920s American Posters

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Paper

Rare Set of Vintage English Educational Drug Lithograph Posters
Rare set of vintage educational drug lithograph posters We are proud to offer a rare set of 4 original 1950s-1960s educational drug clinic / rehabilitation lithograph posters. Highl...
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Vintage 1950s British Folk Art Historical Memorabilia

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Paper

Large Mid-Century Plaster 'Scenicruiser' Greyhound Bus Advertising Display Model
By Unknown
This large and substantial molded plaster model of the iconic Mid-Century Modern Greyhound 'Scenicruiser' bus has no maker's marks, but presumed to be made in the United States in ap...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Models and Miniatures

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Plaster, Plaster, Wood

Unique and Antique Hand Carved and Gilt Wooden Coat of Arms or Crest of Sweden
Superb condition antique coat of arms of the country of Sweden. This practical size and incredibly well crafted coat of arms could hardly be in better condition. Hand carved out o...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Mounted Objects

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Wood

Vintage WWI U.S. Army Signal Corps Recruitment Poster by Louis Fancher, 1918
Offered is a 1918 WWI recruitment poster by Louis Fancher. This U.S. Army Signal Corps Recruitment Poster features an army serviceman raising one hand and holding a wrench with the o...
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Vintage 1910s American Posters

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Paper

"Philadelphia" Vintage TWA Poster by Robert Swanson, circa 1950s
By J. Robert F. Swanson
Offered is a stunning and brightly colored travel poster for Trans World Airlines (TWA). The 1950s poster advertises Philadelphia as one of the airline's alluring destinations. The w...
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Vintage 1950s American Posters

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Paper

20th Century Tzk Anti-Aircraft Binoculars on Telescopic Stand, circa 1950
Stunning mid-20th century pair of 10 x 80 field binoculars produced by TZK, Poland, with additional sight for a second person. The binoculars are mounted on polished wooden telescopi...
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20th Century Polish Historical Memorabilia

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Metal

20th Century Tzk Anti-Aircraft Binoculars on Telescopic Stand, circa 1950
Stunning mid-20th century pair of 10 x 80 field binoculars produced by TZK, Poland, the polished steel tubes with adjustable settings and hand grips with elevation scale on left. The...
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20th Century Polish Historical Memorabilia

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Steel

20th Century German World War II Flak Binoculars by Schneider, circa 1940
By Emil Busch, Joseph Schneider
Exceptional 20th century WWII German Joseph Schneider Steel observation telescope binoculars on a later telescopic stand. This model was originally designed by Emil Busch and it has ...
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20th Century German Historical Memorabilia

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Steel

Vintage French Red Cross WWI Poster, circa 1918
This WWI poster features a woman wearing long robes holding a red cross symbol in her right hand and an American flag in her left. The figure is set in front of a yellow background w...
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Vintage 1910s French Posters

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Paper

"Columbia Calls", Antique WWI Poster by Frances Adams Halsted, circa 1916
Presented is an original World War I poster by Frances Adams Halstead from 1916. The poster features a depiction of figure "Columbia" holding a large American flag as she stands atop...
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Vintage 1910s American Posters

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Paper

1917 WWI French Loan Poster by Georges Scott
This is a 1917 vintage WWI French lithographic poster by artist Georges Scott. The poster depicts Marianne, the female personification of the Republic, leading French troops into bat...
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Vintage 1910s French Posters

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Paper

1915 Barnum & Bailey Antique Circus Poster
This is a colorful 1915 lithographic Barnum & Bailey circus poster, announcing “Barnum & Bailey’s New Free Parade” and featuring the iconic "Two Hemispheres" circus bandwagon. The dy...
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Vintage 1910s American Posters

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Paper

"The Call to Duty, Join the Army, For Home and Country" Vintage WWI Poster
This unique propaganda poster urges onlookers to join the war effort and "Join the Army for Home and Country." The poster features bright coloring of red, white, and blue, with a fig...
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Vintage 1910s American Posters

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Paper

Ernest Hemingway Autographed Collage
Offered is a unique Ernest Hemingway collage featuring his signature on a post card. The post card includes a printed depiction of the Smithsonian Institution at left and a 3 cent st...
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20th Century Historical Memorabilia

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Paper

Books, James Boswell's "Life of Samuel Johnson..." Extra-Illustrated Edition
James Boswell's "Life of Samuel Johnson. Together with the Journal of a tour to the Hebrides, with Johnsoniana." Extra-Illustrated Edition. Leatherbound. Five volumes. Octavos. Bo...
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Antique 1880s English Books

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Leather, Leather, Paper

Princess Mary Box, WWI Era, Christmas, 1914
An authentic WWI-era Princess Mary box of brass. A stamped brass box, circa 1914, given as a thank you gift to all commissioned British troops at Christmas 1914 by HRH Princess Ma...
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Vintage 1910s English Historical Memorabilia

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Brass

Scottish Satire Coronation Pennant, 1950s
Presented is a Scottish celebratory banner from the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. The banner hangs vertically from a wooden dowel. The canton is composed of the x-shaped ...
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Vintage 1950s Scottish Historical Memorabilia

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Linen

Leather Thermos Case, circa 1920
An unusual wool lined leather case, divided internally and designed to safely carry two thermos flasks, circa 1920. Dimensions: 21cm/8¼ inches (width) x 10.75 cm/4¼ inches (depth)...
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Vintage 1920s British Trunks and Luggage

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Leather

M&E Models Wasp Tether Car, circa 1940s
The Wasp was a tether car model produced by M&E Models of Exmouth from the late 1940s with 'Bugatti style' bodywork and radiator grille and originally with a C-class capacity engine....
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Vintage 1940s British Models and Miniatures

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Metal

African Tribal Chiwara Wood Bambara Headdress
Tribal West African Bambara headdress in carved wood. The piece depicts an antelope with offspring, referred to as "Chiwara," for a mythical antelope. The body with incised decoratio...
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Mid-20th Century African Tribal Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Patriotic 4th of July Themed Sturm's Splendid Bread Wrapper
Patriotic, 4th of July themed bread wrapper with balloons & fireworks, Sturm's splendid bread, New York City, 1915 Translucent, waxed paper bread wrapper, with a copyright date of...
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Vintage 1910s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

Materials

Paper

34 Star, Kansas Statehood, Parade Flag, Likely a Union Army Camp Colors
34 STARS IN 4 ROWS WITH 2 STARS OFFSET AT THE HOIST END, LIKELY A UNION ARMY CAMP COLORS, ONE OF ONLY THREE EXAMPLES I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN THIS EXACT STYLE, OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE ...
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Antique 1860s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

1893 Antique Map Showing the Location of the Natural Oyster Grounds of Maryland
This map is an 1893 map of Maryland, a chart focused on the oyster fishing beds of the Chesapeake Bay and part of Chincoteague Bay. The map was published for the Bulletin of the Unit...
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Antique 1890s American Maps

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Paper

Historical 1896 French Memorabilia Le Petit Journal Paris/Villefranche
A historical piece of nostalgic art dated 1896. The remarkable artwork is typical of the great work by Le Petit Journal. One of France's most respected newspapers. The colorful...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Historical Memorabilia

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Paper