1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Alexey Brodovitch - Ballet - First Edition Photography Book
Alexey Brodovitch - Ballet - First Edition Phot...
Alexey Brodovitch
Vintage 1940s American Books
Brodovitch, Alexey. Ballet It is speculated that “only a few hundred copies of Ballet were ever printed, and that most of them were distributed as gifts to the artist’s inner c...
Vintage Nikon WWII Big Eye Binoculars
Vintage Nikon WWII Big Eye Binoculars
Vintage 1940s Asian Nautical Objects
Vintage Nikon WWII 120 mm Big Eye binoculars. These beautiful Imperial Navy Big Eye binoculars are as practical as they are elegant, with a far-reaching magnification x 20. Mounte...
American Interior Design

American Interior Design

By Meyric R. Rogers
American Interior Design
Meyric R. Rogers
Vintage 1940s American Books
Published by Bonanza Books, 1978 “The Tradition and Developments of Domestic Design from Colonial Times to the Present" A measured study of the development of the American inte...
Antique American Flag w/ Hand-Written Inscriptions Mourning the Death of FDR
Antique American Flag w/ Hand-Written Inscripti...
Vintage 1940s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
48 STARS ON ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH HAND-WRITTEN INSCRIPTIONS AND AN EMBROIDERED DATE OF APRIL 12TH, 1945, MOURNING THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT: American na...
WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Big Eye Binoculars
WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Big Eye Binoculars
Vintage 1940s Japanese Nautical Objects
These curvaceous Japanese binoculars are elegant and spectacular, with a far-reaching magnification/zoom of 15x Optical quality is excellent, professionally polished, set on an adjus...
Hand-Painted Wooden Danish Royal Guardsman by Kay Bojesen
Hand-Painted Wooden Danish Royal Guardsman by K...
Kay Bojesen
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Toys
Wood
Two life-size versions of Kay Bojesen's iconic wooden Guardsmen flanked the entrance to his Copenhagen shop, which was located near the Royal Palace. This drummer is in lovely condit...
1940s Glass Italian Small Soda Syphon Seltzer Logo Campari Soda Bar Bottle
1940s Glass Italian Small Soda Syphon Seltzer L...
Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware
Metal
Syphons, commonly known as "seltzers", are glass bottles with the function of dispensing soda water. These items were widely used in the most fashionable Italian bars in the 1940s an...
Curtiss-Wright R-1820 Cyclone Aircraft Engine Piston, Desk Accessory
Curtiss-Wright R-1820 Cyclone Aircraft Engine P...
Vintage 1940s American Aviation Objects
Aluminum
An authentic piston from a Curtiss-Wright R-1820 Cyclone aluminum engine that was mounted on the McDonnell Douglas Aircraft DC-3 also called Dakota. Mythical plane of the 1940s-1950s...
Aircraft Combustion Chamber Rolls Royce Avon Mk1 Light Suspension
Aircraft Combustion Chamber Rolls Royce Avon Mk...
Vintage 1940s British Chandeliers and Pendants
Aluminum
Aircraft suspension manufactured from a combustion chamber from a Rolls Royce Avon Mk1 reactor that was used mainly on the Mk122 Hawker Hunter, English Electric Lightning F.6 aircraf...
Slot Machine Brand Sporlux, Geneva, Burl Wood Veneer M Original Jerseys FCB YB
Slot Machine Brand Sporlux, Geneva, Burl Wood V...
Vintage 1940s Swiss Art Deco Games
Art Deco football table Very rare and well preserved toggle box presumably 1940s-1950s. Brand Sporlux (Geneva). Beautiful burl wood veneer, sand-blasted glass top, wooden player h...
Children's Wicker Doll's Pram Stroller Kid'd Carriage, circa 1940
Children's Wicker Doll's Pram Stroller Kid'd Ca...
Unknown
Vintage 1940s Swiss Arts and Crafts Toys and Dolls
Beautiful wicker doll stroller Approved quality.    
Sioux Child's Moccasins
Sioux Child's Moccasins
Vintage 1940s American Native American Native American Objects
Sioux Child's Moccasins of brain tanned elk, with soft soles. Lazy stitched; white background with red and blue designs. 6" trunk piece, collected, never used. Period circa 1940 ...
Sioux Child's Moccasins
Vintage 1940s American Native American Native American Objects
Sioux child's moccasins. 5 1/2" brain tanned elk. Classic Sioux buffalo hoof design with yellow crosses with red faceted beads and commercial tanned elk hide. Period: circa 1940. ...
Flathead Child's Moccasins
Vintage 1940s American Native American Native American Objects
Flathead child's moccasins on brain tanned doeskin. Period: circa 1940 Origin: Flathead, MT Size: 6 1/2".
Cree Beaded Moccasins
Vintage 1940s American Native American Native American Objects
Fully beaded toes and cuffs, smoke tanned moose hide, reinforced soles, circa 1940s. Trunk piece, never worn. Period: circa 1940. Origin: Cree Size: 10".
Sioux Beaded Vest with Matching Moccasins
Vintage 1940s American Native American Native American Objects
Sioux vest with matching moccasins, lazy stitched on smoke tanned elk. Large size moccasins, 10” hard soles. Moccasins have split tongue and 10 comb drops with horsehair. Vest 23” ta...
Cree Beaded Moccasins
Vintage 1940s American Native American Native American Objects
Smoke tanned moose hide. 10" long. Beaded toes and cuffs. Period: circa 1940 Origin: Cree Size: 10" long.
English Brass Military Telescope
Vintage 1940s English Historical Memorabilia
Brass, Leather, Wood
From England, a standing telescope made of brass and leather. Standing on a brass and wood tripod Stand at lowest point 40.5 inches and rising to 67 inches, the Scope is 3.5 inches i...
Observation Binoculars, 10 X 80 German
Vintage 1940s German Scientific Instruments
Aluminum
German Observation Binoculars, 10 X 80 A pair of German ex-military observation binoculars mounted on a modern aluminium cradle with vintage adjustable wooden tripod by Leica. The b...
Glass Display Dome Cloche with Walnut Base
Vintage 1940s American Industrial Collectibles and Curiosities
Glass, Walnut
Glass display dome, cloche with walnut base.
48 Star U.S Navy Jack, Made at Mare Island Cali...
Vintage 1940s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
48 star U.S. Navy jack, made at mare island, California, headquarters of the pacific fleet, during WWII, dated 1943 United States Navy jack with 48 stars, made during WWII (U.S. i...
Werkstätte Hagenauer Bronze Cigar Ashtray
Hagenauer Werkstätte
Vintage 1940s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Tobacco Accessories
Bronze
Werkstatte Hagenauer Wien Vienna Austria bronze cigar ashtray. Handmade bronze. Stamped on the bottom.
Vintage German Silver and Enamel Card Case, cir...
Vintage 1940s German Other Decorative Boxes
Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel
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...
Serving in the Waves, an Extremely Rare WWII Se...
Vintage 1940s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
Serving In The Waves: An Extremely Rare WWII service banner for a woman in the U.S. Navy Reserves: The practice of displaying a service banner became popular during WWI (U.S. invo...
Scarce 1947 Paul Laszlo Catalog
Paul Laszlo
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Books
Paper, Wire
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...
Rare German Vintage Toddler's, Children's or Ki...
Unknown
Vintage 1940s German Mid-Century Modern Toys and Dolls
German authentic ][ / kids bike from 1940s with measurements 80 L / 43 D / 54 H cm. The seat regulates up and down. It is suitable for 4 years old kids. Check out our other items!...
Modern Vintage Toy Tricycle
Vintage 1940s Modern Toys and Dolls
Iron
Modern period vintage toy tricycle, made in the 1940s. The item has a metal frame and its original rubber wheels. The piece is in great vintage condition with rustic wear to all surf...
White Wooly Chaps
Vintage 1940s American Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
White wooly chaps made by Butler of Sheridan, Wyoming. Maker marked and worn by Roy Willington of Bodessa, WA, rodeo cowboy. Tall man, but these were "cut down" by Wild Bill Cleaver....
World War II German Emil Busch Binoculars on Te...
Emil Busch
Vintage 1940s German Historical Memorabilia
Stainless Steel, Wood
Fabulous Emil Busch German binoculars on a telescopic stand. Marked DF (Doppelfernrohr - Double Telescope) 10 x 80, CXN (3 letter wartime German coding for Emil Busch) 75494 ( serial...
Blonde Ice
Vintage 1940s American Posters
Original US film poster for the 1948 film noir directed by Jack Bernhard and stars Leslie Brooks, Robert Paige and Michael Whalen.
Italy 1940s Aldo Tura Goat Skin, Brass and Wood...
Aldo Tura, Macabo
Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Tobacco Accessories
Brass, Leather, Wood
Tobacco container by Aldo Tura, Italy 1940s in goatskin, brass and wood. The container has two compartments, one for storing tobacco and another for storing and lighting the games. D...
Prismatic Brass Compass MKIII with Leather Case...
Vintage 1940s British Aviation Objects
Prismatic compass signed T.G. Co. Ltd London No. B 260407 1943 MK III, in use to the officers of the British army during the WWII. Complete with original leather case with shoulder s...
1940s Auto Scooter "Lusse" Bumper Car Fully Res...
Vintage 1940s American Historical Memorabilia
Metal
Completely restored bumper car. Freshly repainted and re upholstered with all leather interior as well as leather steering wheel. Lights turn on and on with a switch.
Kinetic Sculpture, Scientific Crystal Model fro...
Vintage 1940s Belgian Kinetic Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures
Wire, Wood
Decorative 1940s molecular model used as education material in school and lab. The models are made of wooden balls and bacalite and metal wire manufactured in Belgium. For sale per...
Works of Architects Olgyay and Olgyay Modern Hu...
Vintage 1940s Hungarian Modern Books
The Work of Architects Olgyay and Olgyay. Introduction by Marcel Breuer. Dust Jacket designed by Gyorgy Kepes. First US edition 1948. Published by Rheinhold (the Hungarian edition wa...
Coffee Table Engine from DC4 Aircraft
Vintage 1940s American Aviation Objects
Coffee table engine from DC4 aircraft by Douglas Aircraft Company.
Second World War US Navy Spyglass Dated 1942
Vintage 1940s American Scientific Instruments
Gold Plate, Brass, Wood
A US Navy MK I Quartermaster's Spyglass by arguably America's finest optics company, Kollmorgen Optical Corp. It is dated 1942 and has a 2? inch diameter objective lens with 16 power...
Small Brass English Level with Telescope, 1940s
Vintage 1940s British Scientific Instruments
Small brass English level with telescope signed T. Cook London No. 902 made in the forties. Complete with a compass with an engraved goniometric circle and a water level placed above...
Project of the Northele Sailing Boat
Vintage 1940s British Nautical Objects
Project coming from the archives of Uffa Fox and never entered the commercial circuit depicting Northele, a sloop 14 m long, made by Berthon Boats in Lymington Dorset in 1949 accordi...
Project of the Northele Sailing Boat
Vintage 1940s British Nautical Objects
Project coming from the archives of Uffa Fox and never entered the commercial circuit depicting Northele, a sloop 14 m long, made by Berthon Boats in Lymington Dorset in 1949 accordi...
Project of the Northele Sailing Boat
Vintage 1940s British Nautical Objects
Project coming from the archives of Uffa Fox and never entered the commercial circuit depicting Northele, a sloop 14 m long, made by Berthon Boats in Lymington Dorset in 1949 accordi...
Project of the Northele Ship Made in 1940s
Vintage 1940s British Nautical Objects
Northele is a sloop, length 14 m, made by Berthon Boats in Lymington Dorset in 1949 on shipyard project. Measures: 103.5 x 61.3 (H) cm, inches 40.74 x 24.13 (H). Project coming from...
Aviator Glasses Made of Rubber and Glass, USA, ...
Vintage 1940s American Aviation Objects
Aviator glasses made of rubber and glass used by the pilots of the American aviation in 1940s. An adjustment screw placed between the two lenses allows to increase or decrease the ac...
Presentation Rowing Rudder
Vintage 1940s British Sporting Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Wood
Cambridge University Rowing Rudder. An original presentation trophy rudder 'Lady Margaret 2nd Lent Boat' with gold calligraphy and college insignia. This is the former property of H...
Presentation Trophy Rowing Rudder
Vintage 1940s British Sporting Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Mahogany
Cambridge University Rowing Rudder. An original presentation trophy rudder 'Lady Margaret 2nd May Boat' with gold calligraphy and college insignia. This is the former property of H....
Illustrated Book of The Stanley Charles Nott Co...
Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Books
Paper
Illustrated bound book of the Stanley Charles Nott Collection of Chinese Jades, being a richly illustrated and descriptive record of a prominent collection of Chinese antiques, publi...
American Art Deco Brass, Amber & Marbled Burgun...
Leven and Son
Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Brass, Bakelite
This rare American Art Deco pigeon racing trophy features a very architecturally designed fluted base column in yellow and marbled burgundy Catalin Bakelite with the yellow areas hav...
Midcentury French Cafe's Foosball Table
Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Game Tables
Wood
This magnificent French beechwood and ebonized table on shaped supports has got black and polished aluminum players, polished aluminium fittings as well as a green field. It still...
Regis E. Staley World War II Painting
Vintage 1940s American Machine Age Paintings
Canvas, Paint
A fascinating peep hole view of a soldiers down time at the start of the second World War. A single lantern illuminates the resting and content faces of new draftees reading and play...
"Victory at Wake Island U.S Marine Corps" Overp...
Vintage 1940s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
"Victory at Wake Island U.S. Marine Corps ": Rare overprinted parade flag celebrating the significant events at this remote location at the beginning of WWII: 48 star American nat...
1940s Rotherham's British Brass, Bronze and Alu...
Vintage 1940s English Industrial Floor Lamps
Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Glass, Optical Glass
An extremely sought after naval searchlight dating form circa 1940 and made by Rotherham's of Coventry, England. The base and yolk of the searchlight are cast aluminium, the light i...
1948 Official Texas Brags Map of North America
Vintage 1940s American Maps
This is a uniquely Texas-centered, tongue-in-cheek map of the United States, published in 1948. The map reflects a massive Texas, prominently occupying the center and south of the Un...
Montague J Dawson, ‘Valetta Harbour’
Montague Dawson
Vintage 1940s English Paintings
Montague J Dawson (1895-1973), ‘Valetta Harbour’, oil on board, painted in a grisaille palette with a British Hunt Class Type II destroyer in Valetta Harbour, Malta, signed ‘Montague...
"Four Freedoms" Set of 4 Norman Rockwell World ...
Norman Rockwell
Vintage 1940s American Historical Memorabilia
Each of these four War Bonds posters by Norman Rockwell is a visual representation of the closing remarks of President Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union speech. Delivered to Congre...
Vintage Walrus Diorama, De-Accessioned from a W...
Vintage 1940s American Victorian Collectibles and Curiosities
Glass, Paper, Wood
This walrus is made of papier mache and is depicted in his natural environment in a hand-painted diorama, circa 1940s-1950s mounted in a glazed frame. It was de-accessioned from a We...
Antique Unused Leather Football
Vintage 1940s Pakistani Sporting Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Leather
Vintage unused leather football. A traditional hand sewn 12-panel tan leather football in original condition. The unused ball has a lace-up slit to the top to enable bladder inflati...
Pair of English Art Deco Chrome and Bakelite Sp...
Vintage 1940s English Art Deco Table Lamps
Chrome, Bakelite, Lucite
These beautifully designed English Art Deco faux-candle lamps are actually Trench Art pieces created from 20 mm aircraft cannon shells. In 1941 the English Royal Air Force equipped t...
Spratling Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver As...
William Spratling
Vintage 1940s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
Mid-Century Modern sterling silver ashtray. Made by Spratling in Taxco, Mexico. Urn with 3 horizontal cradles and 3 ball supports. Three rows of circles applied vertically to exterio...
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