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Set of 1940s French Industrial Aluminium Moulds for Rubber Ladies Swimming Caps
This rare set of aluminium moulds was used to create rubber swimming caps for ladies. Both of them have a different pattern, remember the wavy or bubbly pattern in rubber swimming c...
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French Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Aluminum

Antoine De Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince
1 volume Translated from the French by Katherine Woods. Rebound in full blue Morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, all edges gilt, raised bands, gilt panels. Published: New York...
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Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Leather

South African Metal School Supply Box Inscribed in Hebrew
Metal school supply box sent by the South Africa Jewish Wars Appeal to the Wels displaced persons (DP) camp in Austria, 1947. Painted blue with white inscription and map of South Af...
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South African Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Metal

Green Gazed Earthenware Passover Seder Plate
Green glazed earthenware Passover Seder plate made by Jewish DPs in the Föhrenwald displaced persons camp. Decorated on the rim of the plate is a scene of slave laborers being for...
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German Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Ceramic

"The Babe Ruth Story" by Babe Ruth, Signed and Inscribed, First Edition, 1948
Ruth, Babe and Bob Considine. The Babe Ruth Story. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1948. Signed and inscribed first edition. Later edition dust jacket and housed in custom archival cla...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

4 Designs, J.J.N.Exter, Dated 1940, Exhibited 'Rijksmuseum Amsterdam'
Four exceptional designs on cardboard for glass windows, by the Dutch artist J.J.N.Exter, dated 1940. They are part of 14 designs of the ‘Stations of the Cross’, exhibited at the Rij...
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Dutch Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Harry Bertoia Hand-Forged Silver, Ebony and Silver Wire Pendant, USA, 1942
By Harry Bertoia
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

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Silver

Harry Bertoia Patinated Silver Brooch with Coral and Ebony, USA, 1943
By Harry Bertoia
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

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Coral, Silver

Seguso Smoke Set Murano Glass, 1940, Italy
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Milano, IT
Seguso smoke set Murano glass, 1940, Italy.
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Italian Other Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Murano Glass

1947 Lighted DC 3 Airplane Floor Ashtray 1st Edition, Metalcraft Mfg
By Metalcraft
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Iconic Art Deco DC 3 airplaine silver plated floor ashtray. 1st edition where made of metal only from 1947-1950. After that they started to add slag or onyx to their design. Th...
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Canadian Art Deco Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Metal, Silver, Chrome

Czech Vintage Gymnastic Gym Ring Training Workout, 1940s
These gymnastics rings from a Czech gym were completely cleaned and the wooden parts restored and is in excellent condition. It can be used for your daily training or as an extravaga...
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Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Iron

"The Babe Ruth Story" by Babe Ruth and Bob Considine, First Edition, 1948
Ruth, Babe and Bob Considine. The Babe Ruth Story. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1948. Rebound and presented in a custom archival slipcase. Presented is a first edition of The Bab...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Pablo Picasso, Ceramiques de Picasso, First Edition 1948
By Pablo Picasso
Located in London, GB
First edition, published by Albert Skira, 1948. This is a beautiful unpaginated portfolio of 18 tipped-in photographs of Picasso ceramics. Each of these prints are cut to the shape o...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

WWII Air Force Sextant Used by Air Force U.S. in Its Original Wooden Box
WWII Air Force Sextant used by Air Force U.S. Army Series No. 13774 produced by ANSCO Binghamton N.Y. and sold by Edmund Salvage Co Audubon, in its original wooden box. Good conditio...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Metal

Vintage Industrial Parabolic Antenna Reflector, circa 1940
Fascinating vintage parabolic reflector that is likely of military origins and sourced from a midwest collector of antique military goods. Date of production estimated to be 1940, an...
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American Industrial Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Metal

"For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway, First Edition, 1940
By Ernest Hemingway
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First Edition, First Printing. Rebound in full morocco leather with a custom archival slipcase. ...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Leather, Paper

World War II Sextant Made in Russia with Original Wooden Box
World War II sextant made in Russia, of gray painted metal complete with original wooden box with accessories. Good condition. Measures: Box 31 x 20 cm H 12.8 - inches 12.2 x 7.87 H ...
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Russian Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Metal

Riso Amaro / Bitter Rice
Original Italian trade advertisement for the 1949 drama directed by Giuseppe De Santis and starring Vittorio Gassmann, Silvana Mangano. The artwork is by Carlantonio Longi (1921-1980...
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Italian Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

The Phantom of the Opera
Original British trade advertisement from Kinematograph Weekly - Nov. 11 the 1943 , for the 1943 Horror film The Phantom of the Opera directed by Arthur Lubin and starring Claude Rai...
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British Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

"Geographically Correct Map of the United States" Vintage Map, circa 1940
This large map of the United States was issued by Rand McNally and Company on behalf of the Union Pacific Railroad. The map embraces the whole of the United States, illustrating the ...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

US Army Jeep Hood
World War 2 Jeep hood in original paint has stories to tell.   
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American Industrial Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Metal

Kriegsmarine Battleship Deck Mounted Binoculars Carl Zeis Jena 10 x 80 -20°
By Carl Zeiss
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Fully polished German Kriegsmarine binoculars that were used on German warships in World War II as anti-aircraft guns and as observation viewers The lenses are coated, which gives a...
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German Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Metal, Aluminum, Brass

1940s Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Wristwatch Steel Rose Gold Automatic
By Rolex
Located in Baden-Baden, DE
Unisex Rolex Oyster Perpetual bubble back wristwatch Stainless steel, polished and satin-finished Diameter without crown: 34 mm = circa 1.33" Height 12,8 mm = circa 0.50" B...
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Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Stainless Steel

Shockproof
Two atmospheric original production still for the 1949 Film Noir classic starring Cornel Wilde, Patricia Knoght, John Baragrey. The film was directed by Douglas Sirk.   
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Pinocchio
Original artwork used to create the British front of house stills. Gouache on artboard. This original artwork fetures the films scene where pinocchio takes his first steps. Excepti...
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British Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paint

Scarce 1947 Paul Laszlo Catalog
By Paul Laszlo
Located in New York, NY
Self-published, 102-page catalog with laminated boards showcasing Paul Laszlo's work in and around Beverly Hills between 1937-1947. The Hungarian born and Vienna-educated Laszlo (190...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Wire

Architectural A Frame House Model, circa 1940s
By Charles Eames
Located in Atlanta, GA
Architectural A frame house model, American, circa 1940s. Retains warm original patina.
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Wood

Original George C. Marshall Signed Letter to E. M. Jenkins, 1942
By George Marshall
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presented is a World War II-dated typed letter signed by General Marshall to his friend E. M. Jenkins with Christmas greetings and New Years salutations for 1943. The letter is t...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Books, Sir Winston Spencer Churchill's "War Speeches" First Edition
Sir Winston Spencer Churchill's "War Speeches. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill" First Edition! First Edition. Leatherbound. Seven volumes. Bound in three-quarter red morocco lea...
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English Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Leather, Leather, Paper

Books, Sir Winston Spencer Churchill's "War Speeches and The Post War Speeches"
Leatherbound. 12 volumes. Bound in full blue morocco leather with all edges gilt, raised bands, and gilt tooling on spines. Very good. Published in London by Cassell & Co. between 19...
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English Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Leather, Leather, Paper

The Maltese Falcon" / "Le Faucon Maltaise
Original French film poster The Maltese Falcon, 1941. Warner Bros. released the film in American in 1941. Although Humphrey Bogart had already been in a number of films, he was not ...
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French Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Piron, A. Playful Works Oeuvres Badines in French Language, Paris, 1947
By Unknown
Located in London, GB
With frivolous illustrations - Piron, A. Playful works [Oeuvres badines. In French language]. Paris: Paillards de Bourgogne, 1947. 100 p., Ill. 21 × 12 cm. In the publishing cover....
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Vintage WWII French Propaganda Poster with Winston Churchill, circa 1942
Presented is an original French propaganda poster from WWII. An illustrated portrait of Winston Churchill is set against the background of the British flag. Below, in white text, is ...
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French Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Vintage Glass Gun Candy Dispenser
We found this vintage glass candy dispenser in the shape of a pistol in England. Glass candy containers from five and dime stores were very popular in the 1940s and 1950s. This candy...
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American Other Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Glass

Vintage WWII War Bonds Poster Signed by Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Julius Jackson
Presented is a vintage WWII "Keep Us Flying/ Buy War Bonds" color lithographic poster, signed and inscribed by Lieutenant Colonel Julius Jackson. Lieutenant Colonel Jackson was a Tus...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

German Carl Zeiss WWII Binoculars, 1943-1945
By Carl Zeiss
Located in Eindhoven, NL
A blc (Zeiss) 12 x 60 (45 °) binoculars. These binoculars were used by the German army in the 2nd World War at the air defensive shield. They were also used by the navy. Polished alu...
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German Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Aluminum

Moma Vintage Schaukelwagen Red Rocking Car Toy Wagon, Midcentury Hans Brockhage
By Hans Brockhage & Erwin Andrea
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a beautiful Mid-Century Modern Schaukelwagen rocking car toy wagon by Hans Brockhage and Erwin Andra. Made in early 1950s. Iconic midcentury design for kids. B...
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German Bauhaus Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Wood

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

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Aluminum

Pair of Brown and White Ducks in Display Case
By Unknown
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Taxidermy pair of ducks in display case. Pair of small black and white male and female ducks inside a wooden display case (no glass front) Ducks are set to appear they are in their...
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French Arts and Crafts Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Wood

Decorative Leather Wrestling Partner, Germany, 1940
By Unknown
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
This is something very cool, its a very old leather stitched wrestling partner, made in Germany 1940. This very thick and very nicely patinated natural leather figure was used as a w...
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German Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Leather

French J. de Monpesat 1940s Terracotta Horse Sculpture
By Jan de Monpesat
Located in Atlanta, GA
Fine French 1940s terracotta sculpture by Jan de Monpesat (France, 20th Century). Superb animal sculpture, original patina and stylishly designed horse, hand-signed incised J. DE MON...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Terracotta

Harry Bertoia Sculptural Kinetic Handcrafted Silver Jewelry Pendant, USA, 1940s
By Harry Bertoia
Located in New York, NY
Bertoia learned the craft of metalsmithing at Detroit's Cass Technical School. When he was twenty two years old he was invited by Eliel Saarinen to oversee the metalworking studio at...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Sterling Silver

The Second World War, Signed by Winston Churchill, First Edition, 1948-1954
By Winston Churchill
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Churchill, Winston, The Second World War. London, 1948: Cassell & Co. Ltd. First editions, 6 vols. Signed by Churchill. All in original dust jackets with a custom slipcase. Presen...
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British Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Pair of Antique German Wood Cigar Mold Press Tobacciana Hart Hertel Schwetzingen
Direct from Germany ~ In the midst of our furniture container from Germany, we couldn’t resist this pair of old cigar presses ~ Excellent decorative accents, very good original mar...
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German Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Wood

Antique Cleveland Railroad Pocket Watch Converted to Vortic Wristwatch
The Vortic Watch Company's Mission is to salvage, restore, and preserve an important part of United States history. American pocket watches were made with an incredible level of qual...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Metal

Silver Plated WW2 Novelty 'Jerrican' Table Lighter, French, 1940s
A very unusual ‘military chic’ novelty table lighter, known as the ‘Jerrican’, made to resemble a WW2 petrol can. This lighter features a heavy cast, silver-plated body with an aged ...
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French Other Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Silver Plate

Ziegfeld Follies
Original Belgian film poster for Ziegfeld Follies, 1945 This musical comedy was directed by Lemuel Ayers and Roy Del Ruth. It stars William Powell, Judy Garland and Lucille Ball. It...
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Belgian Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

French Art Book Renaissance de la Peinture Francaise, 1946
Pour une Renaissance de la Peinture Francaise (for a rebirth of French painting) is a soft cover art book by Jacques Baschet, French art critic and historian. Published in 1946, this...
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French Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Cabinet Console Record Player attributed to Ico Parisi design
By Ico Parisi
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Cabinet Console of the 1940s, 20th century in burr walnut and walnut flame applied folder. Cabinet with two shelves, the upper with central flap drawer with internal turntable Record...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Walnut

Tarzan's and the Mermaids
Original British trade advertisement for the 1948 adventure, fantasy science film Tarzan's and the Mermaids. The film was directed by Robert Florey and starred Johnny Weissmuller, B...
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British Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Tarzan's Magic Fountain
Original British trade advertisement for the 1949 adventure, fantasy science film Tarzan's Magic Fountain. The film was directed by Lee Sholem and starred Lex Barker, Brenda Joyce, ...
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British Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Mighty Joe Young
Original British trade advertisement for the 1949 Andventure, Fantasy film Mighty Joe Young. The film was directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack and stared Terry Moore, Ben Johnson. The ...
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British Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
Original British trade advertisement for the 1949 Comedy, Horror Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff. The film was directed by Charles T. Barton and stared Bud Abbott...
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British Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Longines Yellow Gold Art Deco Bracelet Watch, 1943
By Longines
Located in Soquel, CA
We are pleased to offer to timepiece connoisseurs this rare and fine 1943 14-karat yellow gold Longines Art Deco, curve style, with sub dial and second hand, manual wind watch. Wrist...
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Swiss Art Deco Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Gold, Gold

Pinocchio
Original artwork used to create the British front of house stills. Gouache on artboard. This original artwork features the films scene where Pinocchio is under the sea. Exceptional...
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British Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paint

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Original British film poster for the 1947 film The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. This British drama was directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, and stars Derek Bond, Cedric Hard...
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British Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

1940s German Silver and Enamel Card Case
A fine vintage German silver and enamel card case; part of our boxes and cases collection. This fine German vintage card case has a rectangular book shaped form. The anterior s...
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German Other Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Nikon Marine Binoculars, Paint Stripped and Metal Polished, Japanese, 1940
By Nikon
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A pair of Nikon 20 x 120 marine binoculars. Set on a period, extendable oak and polished metal stand. 20x magnification with 120mm objective lenses. Paint stripped and metal polished...
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Japanese Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Metal

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