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Store Sign, Depicting a Huge Saxophone, USA 1940 Ca
Located in Milan, IT
A sign for outdoor musical instruments store, depicting a big saxophone made out of gold-painted resin. The USA circa 1940.
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Resin, Fruitwood

Art Deco Swaine Hunting Whip Riding Crop Antler Handle, England, 1940s
Located in National City, CA
Vintage antler handle leather & sterling equestrian whip stick made in England. Swaine Adeney Brigg England circa 1940s Stamped SWAINE, MADE IN ENGLAND, initials RA, with hallmarks...
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English Art Deco Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Sterling Silver

Water Lines of a Sailboat, 1940s
Located in Milan, IT
Water lines of a sailboat (project n. 449) designed in 1940 by Luders Marine. Measures: Cm 75.4 x 34 (H) - inches 29.68 x 13.38 (H). Project coming from the archives of Uffa Fox, an...
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British Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

German WWII Binoculars by Schneider, Kreuznach, Germany
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Polished observation binoculars measure: 10 x 80 Schneider, Kreuznach, 1941-1944 WW2 Binoculars by the Germans made in 1942-1945. D.F. (Doppel Fernrohe) 10 x 80 observation binocu...
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German Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Aluminum

Merciful Jesus Bust, Northern Europe
Located in Chorzów, PL
Merciful Jesus Bust, Northern Europe. Very good condition. dimensions: height 32 cm, width 36 cm, depth 16 cm.
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Belgian Other Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Terracotta

Vintage Plaster Anatomical Skull Model
Located in Houston, TX
Interesting vintage plaster anatomical skull model. This great plaster skull bust model is in very good condition and dates to the 1940s. A real conversation piece of decorative scu...
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Other Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Plaster

Vintage Italian Carrara Marble Sculpture of David
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning vintage Italian carved Carrara marble sculpture or statue of David. Offered is a good sized well executed marble figure of David as a youth, copied from the original by Mic...
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Italian Classical Roman Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Carrara Marble

20th century French Old Cutler Signboard Metal and Wood Knife, 1940s
Located in LEGNY, FR
Very rare and original 20th century large metal and wood knife maybe an old cutler signboard. The blade is made with metal and the handle is made with wood. Brass nails. Good con...
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French Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Metal

Cocktail Recipes Book by Jean Lupoiu Rare 1948 Edition
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rare Jean Lupoiu cocktail book, early edition from 1948. 135 pages of cocktail recipes, some extremely famous and others to re-discover, a great addition for all barware lovers. In...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Jesse James / Tierra de Audaces
Located in London, GB
Original Spanish film poster for the 1939 Western. This film was directed by Henry King, and stars Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly and Randolph Scott. The film is broadly base...
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Spanish Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

German Military 12 x 60 Carl Zeiss Observation Binoculars
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Carl Zeiss 12 x 60 Binoculars. A pair of rare Second World War Carl Zeiss 12 x 60 German ex-military binocular director telescope for a 4 m rangefinder. These observation binoculars...
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Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Aluminum

Crusade in Europe, Signed and Inscribed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, First Edition
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Eisenhower, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948. First edition, second state printing. Signed and Inscribed by Eisenhower to Major General John ...
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Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Antique Carnival Party Box with Original Objects, circa 1940
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Antique vintage party box with all the original objects. Manufacturer by El Ingenio, Barcelona, Spain, circa 1940. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and ...
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Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Metal

Animal Farm by George Orwell, First American Edition
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Orwell, George. Animal Farm. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1946. First American edition. First issue dust jacket with mylar cover. Presented in a custom clamshell. This first...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, Early Blakiston Edition, 1943
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Rand, Ayn. The Fountainhead. Philadelphia: The Blakiston Company, 1943. Early wartime edition. In its original dust jacket and hardcover, burgundy cloth boards with gilt titles to fr...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

White Pillars: Early Life & Architecture Of The Lower Mississippi Valley, 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
White Pillars: Early Life & Architecture Of The Lower Mississippi Valley Written by and Illustrated by J. Frazer Smith. New York: William Helburn, 1941. 252 pp. Illustrated with buil...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

The Treasury of Early American Homes by Richard Pratt
Located in valatie, NY
The Treasury of Early American Homes by Dorthy and Richard Pratt. Whittlesey House (1949), McGraw-Hill, NY. Hardcover with no dust jacket. 143 pages, with over 250 full-color photos ...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

The Lost Weekend / Dias Sin Huella
Located in London, GB
Original Argentine film poster for the 1945 Drama / Film Noir The Lost Weekend. This film was directed by Billy Wilder and starred Ray Milland, Jane Wyman and Phillip Terry. this p...
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Argentine Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Antique Carnival Party Box with Original Objects, circa 1940
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Antique vintage party box with all the original objects. Manufacturer by El Ingenio, Barcelona. Spain, circa 1940. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and ...
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Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Metal

Harry Bertoia Patinated Silver Brooch with Coral and Ebony, USA 1943
Located in New York, NY
An unusual piece of Bertoia's jewelry with a figurative quality. This brooch was included in an exhibit, "In Nature's Embrace: The World of Harry Bertoia" at the Reading Public Museu...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Coral, Silver

Complete Collection Gilt Leather Bound Book Set
Located in Hudson, NY
Decorate your sturdy / Library room with this complete collection set of gilt leather bound library book set of thirty volumes. The Encyclopedia Americana / 1943 Edition by the Ameri...
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North American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather, Paper

Georg Jensen Sterling Paris Model Bracelet, Denmark, circa 1945
Located in Toronto, Ontario
An extremely rare Georg Jensen sterling silver PARIS Bracelet No 30, Denmark, C.1945. Set with a large oval cabochon Malachite stone. A similar example with amber is featured in Druc...
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Danish Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Paris Model Necklace Denmark, circa 1945
Located in Toronto, Ontario
An extremely rare Georg Jensen sterling silver PARIS Necklace No 30, Denmark, C.1945. Set with a large oval cabochon Malachite stone. A similar example bracelet with amber is feature...
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Danish Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Sterling Silver

19th Century Italian Wooden & Canvas Handmade Model Sail Boat
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Model sail boat made by hand of wood and canvas, 1940s.
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Italian Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

19th Century Italian Wooden & Canvas Handmade Model Sailing Ship
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Model sailing ship made by hand of wood and canvas, 1940s.
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Italian Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

White Pillars Early Life & Architecture Of The Lower Mississippi Valley, 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
White Pillars: Early Life & Architecture Of The Lower Mississippi Valley Written by and Illustrated by J. Frazer Smith. New York: William Helburn, 1941. 252 pp. Illustrated with buil...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Italian 40s Athletes Training Rowing Machine
Located in bari, IT
Training rowing machine from the 1940s, restored and in working order.
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Iron

Early 20th Century English Folk-Art Farmer and His Wife Model
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century folk-art farmer and his wife model We are proud to offer an unusual hand carved folk-art model of a farmer and his wife sat on a cart pulled by two oxen. This ite...
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European Folk Art Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Pine

Charles and Ray Eames Molded Plywood Leg Splint for Evans in Original Wrapper
Located in Chicago, IL
These leg splints were designed by Charles and Ray Eames and produced for the United States Navy by the Evans Products Company, molded plywood division. They're still in their origin...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Plywood

Art Deco Clamshell Evening Bag Purse Gold Chain Purple Velvet Lining, 1940s
Located in National City, CA
Vintage swirled brass Art Deco clamshell evening bag purse on a gold shoulder chain with lovely velvet purple lining circa 1940s No maker label present. In the style of Judith Leibe...
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Unknown Art Deco Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass

Sculptural Twisted French Cable Bracelet in Aluminum Double Band Art Deco Era
Located in National City, CA
Art Deco period sculptural aluminum twisted french cable bracelet, 1940s. Fabulous sculptural modernist design center knot double row wide band In the style of contemporary designe...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Aluminum

Magnetic Compass on a Wooden Board Made in 1940 by the Lionel Corporation N.Y.
Located in Milan, IT
Magnetic compass on universal joint mounted on a wooden board. The compass was produced in 1940 by the Lionel Corporation N.Y. Company for the U.S. Navy. Navy Bu Ships 4-inch Boat Co...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass

1940s Half Block Model of an English Schooner Mounted on an Oak Board
Located in Milan, IT
1940s half block model of an English schooner mounted on an oak board. Excellent condition, board 51.3 x 11.5 cm - 20.19 x 4.52 inches, thickness 7 cm - 2.75 inches. The half block ...
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British Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Oak

Red Arrow Reflect O Flare Light Vintage Car Safety Device Compact Road Hazard
Located in National City, CA
Vintage automotive safety road hazard gear compact reflect o flare for vintage car enthusiasts in reflector red, midcentury period. New Jersey USA (model 96) Red paint has some oxi...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Metal

Classic Philco Neon Spinner Clock, Neon Products / Lima Ohio
Located in Buffalo, NY
Octagonal with reeded aluminium surround, reverse painted glass in black spiral with celo revolving disk behind that has alternating clear and black lines. Dial in yellow with Arabic...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Jesse James / Jess Il Bandito
Located in London, GB
Original Italian film poster for the 1939 Western. This film was directed by Henry King, and stars Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly and Randolph Scott. The film is broadly base...
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Italian Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Vintage Japanese FUJI Meibo WWII 15 x 80 Binoculars
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Japanese Observation binoculars, 15 X 80 A large pair of Japanese ex-navy observation binoculars mounted on a vintage adjustable wooden tripod. The WWII marine binoculars with 4º in...
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Japanese Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Aluminum

Windmill Wood Architectural Model
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3-449 hand crafted wood architectural model of a windmill. Detail of grinding stone on lower level and stairs to each level. Missing 2 of the spoke for the sails and back rail Mea...
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Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Softwood

Moroccan Brass and Mother of Pearl Dagger
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3-452 Moroccan brass and mother of pearl inlayed wood dagger.
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Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass

1940s Doll Mold of a Baby Face
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1940s Toy mold of a baby doll face.
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Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Iron

French Encyclopedia, Two Volumes Nouveau Larousse Universel, 1948
Located in Austin, TX
Le Nouveau Larousse Universal is a 2 volumes, A to Z, encyclopedia published by Librairie Larousse, Paris, 1948. Hard bound with embossed leather. The dictionaries features multiple ...
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French Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather, Paper

Mid-20th Century Scratch Built Metal Boat Model
Located in London, GB
Mid-20th Century scratch built metal boat model A nice example of a mid - 20th Century English scratch-built boat, with simplistic detail yet wonderful proportions this hand-crafted...
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British Folk Art Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Sheet Metal

Vintage George VI Arts & Crafts Style English Sterling Silver Chalice
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage George VI English sterling silver chalice in the Arts & Crafts style; an addition to our religious silverware collection This exception...
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English Arts and Crafts Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Guido Cacciapuoti Bronze Horses Couples 1940 Italy
Located in Milano, IT
Guido Cacciapuoti bronze horses couples 1940 Italy.
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Italian Other Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Bronze

Machine Age Industrial Streamline U.S. Navy Radar Assembly by RCA circa WW II
Located in Dallas, TX
Machine Age Art Deco Industrial Streamline U.S. Navy Radar Assembly by RCA circa WW II Tall sculptural radar loop assembly for World War Two Naval ship, submarine, plane or dirigibl...
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American Industrial Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Aluminum, Iron

Antique Rustic French Stone Chess, circa 1940
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Antique rustic stone chess. By unknown manufacturer from France, circa 1940. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. ...
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French Rustic Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Stone

Japanese Aeronautical Compass WWII Brass and Glass
Located in Milan, IT
Rare Japanese aeronautical compass made in WWII, made of brass and glass, mounted on springs with the function of absorbing shocks and vibrations, internal goniometric circle at the ...
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Japanese Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass

Harry Bertoia Hand-Forged Silver, Ebony and Silver Wire Pendant, USA 1942
Located in New York, NY
This early wire wrapped pendant was likely made by Harry Bertoia while he was at Cranbrook.
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Silver

Vintage Instructional Mushroom Model
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage instructional mushroom model from an art school in France.
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French Folk Art Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Concrete, Concrete

Vintage Instructional Mushroom Model
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage instructional mushroom model from an art school in France. Entire set pictured together in last three images.
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French Folk Art Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Concrete, Concrete

James Dean Original Autographed 1949 High School Yearbook Page
Located in Bristol, GB
- James Dean's yearbook from Fairmount High School, 1949 - Rare signing of "Jim" by the soon-to-be screen star - Brilliant caption, naming Dean as "our regular basketball guy" ...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Vintage Instructional Mushroom Model
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage instructional mushroom model from an art school in France. Entire set pictured together in last three images.
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French Folk Art Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Concrete, Concrete

Vintage Instructional Mushroom Model
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage instructional mushroom model from an art school in France. Entire set pictured together in last three images.
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French Folk Art Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Concrete, Concrete

Vintage Instructional Mushroom Model
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage instructional mushroom model from an art school in France.
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French Folk Art Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Concrete, Concrete

Stellar Aircraft Engine with Propeller Wall Decoration
Located in Paris, FR
Wall decoration stellar aircraft engine with propeller with Jacobs engine from Italy. Handcrafted chrome engine, exceptional piece.   
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Italian Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Traditional Paper Lantern, circa 1940
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Traditional paper lantern. By unknown manufacturer from Spain, circa 1940. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. M...
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Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Bamboo, Paper

Antique Rustic French Stone Chess, circa 1940
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Antique rustic stone chess. By unknown manufacturer from France, circa 1940. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. ...
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French Rustic Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Stone

Signed Copy of Magic Motorways by Norman Bel Geddes
Located in New York, NY
First edition, first printing of this important tome on highway system design by influential and visionary industrial designer and urban planner Norman Bel Geddes, creator of the Fut...
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American Machine Age Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper