Vintage 1956 Rare Taxidermied and Mounted Togue Fish Trophy
This antique taxidermied Togue comes with an original phtoograph and the 1956 State of Maine "The One That Didn't Get Away Club" certificate from July 21, 1956 indicating that it was caught by Norman Cookson of Pittsfield, Maine, at 19 pounds and 35 inches long. Trophy measures about 35" x 15". Some fiberglass repairs.
Antique Slaymaker Heart Bronze Maine Central Railroad MCRR Switch Padlock and Key
This antique brass heart shaped switch key lock is marked "SLAYMAKER LANCASTER, PA" and "M C RR" and has a chain attached. Measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 5/8". Comes with a key marked MCRR (probably Maine or Michigan Central Railroad).
Pair of Antique Heavy Bronze Yale & Towne Ship, Steamcar, Trunk, Chest Pad Locks
These two Yale & Towne heavy brass padlocks for chests, doors, etc. have the large round "YALE" logo. One is stamped "171" and the other is "260." No keys included. One without the extra little tab is 1 7/8" x 7/8" x 2 7/8" (closed), other one is about 1/16" thicker.
Beautiful Set of 54 Antique c. 1908-1930 New York Lithograph Photo Postcards
This set of 54 postcards includes a variety of views of New York cities and landscapes. Most are lithographed hand-colored photographs. They measure 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". A variety of publishers. Cards in this set include: Public Square by Moonlight, Watertown, NY by William Jubb Co of Syracuse YMCA, Watertown, by Watertown News Co. 257 American Falls and Steel Arch Bridge from luna Island, Niagara Falls 243 Cave of the Winds and Bridal Veil Falls, Niagara Falls Washington's Headquarters, Newburgh by Phostint / Detroit Publishing Co. 303: The Great Gorge of the Niagara River, Niagara Falls Kitchen, Washington's headquarters, Newburgh by Davis Photo Service Inc The Niagara, Niagara Falls The Great Ravine, Saratoga Battlefield Schuylerville 264 Aero Cable, Niagara Falls 237 American Falls from Below 205 Saragota Battle Monument, Schuylerville by "Star Quality" C.W. Hughes & Co Inc, Mechanicsville Sunken Rock Light House, 1000 Islands by Hallam & Vesty, Alexandria Bay Sunset on the Black River, Watertown by Jubb Rainbow Falls, Wintertime, Watkins Glen by R.C. Pomeroy, Watkins Glen Alster Tower - Heart Island, 1000 Islands by Hallam & Vesty 335 Prospect Point, Niagara Falls 307 Brink of American Falls Hotel Woodruff Cavern Gorge, Watkins Glen Suspension bridge, Watkins Glen Watchless Scene, Watkins Glen New Bridge, Watertown Shadow Gorge, Watkins Glen Pine Camp, Great Bend, Between Watertown & Carthage by Jubb Artist's Dream, Watkins Glen by C.T. American Art Colored Cavern Tunnel, Watkins Glen Glen of the Pools, Watkins Glen Omega falls, watkins glen Up the Hudson from Bear Mountains by Phostint Anthony's Nose, Hudson River by phostint Brink of the HOrseshoe Falls from Terrapin Point Electric Line through the Great Gorge General View of Niagara Falls from Clifton Hotel General view of falls from Canadian side Whirlpool rapids an dgreat gorge route Bridge from Goat Isle to Mainland Giant rock and trolley line through gorge Whirlpool rapids Maid of the MIst landing and steel arch bridge The Great Gorge of Niagara River Looking south from Bear Mountain, Hudson River post office, kingston, NY by J. Ruben High school, kingston Storm King, Looking North, Hudson River Narrows of the Hudson Ausable River and the Notch between lake placid and Wilmington Scene near Margaretville, NY Washington's headquarters, Headquarters April 4, 1783 Scene near Margaretville 64 Wilmington High Falls, Ausable River near Lake Placid Upper cascade Lake and Cascate Mt. on highways between lake placid and keene Scen near Margaretvilleby Tichnor Quality Views
Set of 8 Antique 1946 - 1949 First Day Issue Air Mail Stamps on Envelopes
These 8 antique stamped envelopes are first day of issue air mail stamps on envelopes. Includes: * 25 cent pacific-asiatic and africa 1947 * 5 cent Small Size 1947 * 5 cent Coil Stamp 1948 * 6 cent coil stamp 1949 * 10 cent south and central america 1947 * 6 cent US Air Mail 1949 * 5 cent US Air Mail 1946 (2 stamps) * 15 cent europe and middle east 1947
Set of 9 Antique 1939 - 1960 First Day Issue Air Mail Stamps on Envelopes
These 9 antique stamped envelopes are first day of issue air mail stamps on envelopes. Includes: * 2, 6 and 12 cent stamps, "Commonwealth of the philippines 4th anniversary," 1939 * 3 cents, International Red Cross, 1952 * 40 cents, John Marshall, 1955 (2x of these) * 30 cents, Robert E. Lee, 1955 (2x versions of this) * 20 cetns, Monticello, 1956 * 25 cents, Paul Revere Patriot, 1958 * 4 cents, Boy Scouts, 1960
Antique Cushing Process Boston Stone Wine or Liquor Jug
This stone jug looks like it holds about a gallon of liquid and is marked, "CUSHING PROCESS CO 568 WASHINGTON ST BOSTON." The Cushing Process Co. was listed at this address in the 1891 Boston Business Directory & Gazetteer as a liquor wholesaler. Measures about 12" tall, 7" diameter.
Antique 1939 Jesse Smith Patent Bakelite Static Cleaner
This vintage piece of houseware is based on a 1939 patent by Jesse H. Smith and is designed to pick up dust, lint, ash, and other small particles via static charge. Bakelite construction. Marked ELECTRO - STATIC CLEANER LIFETIME MODEL. No cracks, in pretty nice shape.
7 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Primitive Wrought Iron Coat Hanger/Fireplace Poker Head
This piece of antique wrough iron appears to have been fashioned as the head of a fireplace poker--the mounting hole is in a slightly curved surface, allowing it to fit onto a cylindrical pole or rod. It was most recently used as a coathanger, screwed flat onto the wall. 9 1/2" x 4".
Antique 1968 Department Store Calendars: Doll & Shop
These two calendars appear to be unused and are for the year AD 1958. They include advertising for Wolverine Shell, Horsehide, Suburban, and pigskin shoes and Masardis Cash Store in Maine. One depicts a girl wtih a doll, the other is a painting of three boys at an ice cream parlor. 9 1/2" x 15 1/2".
5 1/2 inch stearling spoon 1902 inscribed "Wichita"
This is a sterling spoon with "Wichita" inscribed in the bowl. Behind the neck of the spoon it is marked "STEARLING" and "PAT 1902" as well as two tiny pictorial symbols. It measures 5 and 7/16 inches long and 1 3/16 inches at it's widest, and weighs .7 ounces.
This segmented walking stick apears to be made of some sort of bone and hardwood. Has the distinct black pits indicating that it's bone, not ivory, but I'm not sure what kind. Detailed figural scrimshaw with Chinese characters, brush strokes evident in the colored detail. Wood is dark, fine-grained with slightly lighter intrusions (looks like ebony). 9 segments in all, some are somewhat loose. The second segment from the bottom has a chip that was reglued in place at some point. Top wooden ferrule has a crack through it. 34 inches tall.
This large antique loom came from Connecticut and ended up on Beal's Island when we acquired it. Estimated age in the 1700's. Due to this item's enormous size, the buyer is solely responsible for its shipping (whether through arranged freight service or pickup).
This beautifully crafted ancient Asian artifact measures approximately 4" deep x 18" wide x 69" tall. Appears to be a wall or door guardian.
This artifact has not been identified definitively. It most recently came from China but could've migrated there from any surrounding region (most likely India) as the symbols present in this carving are fairly ubiquitous throughout Asian cultures with exposure to Hindu beliefs. I'd guess door since it appears to depict some sort of Asura (Ashura) guardian spirit with lotus flowers in three of its palms and what appears to be a primitive Vajra in the other. If it's an Asura, it's probably closer to Indian origin than Eastern Chinese or Japanese as it only has one head. Appears to have a dragon crowning it or overlooking it, unknown symbols floating on each side of its head. Some of the paint is still present and it looks like it's been repainted multiple times throughout its lifetime (one layer could've been primer? not sure).
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These little mesoamerican curios are distinctive of the "sonrietas," or "smiling faces," found in the regions around Mexico and central America where the Veracruz culture flourished for hundreds of years. Being sold individually for $300 each--please specify which you wish to buy.