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Period: 1940s
April 1944 Book of New York Daily News Newspapers Bound Together
Located in New York, NY
New York Daily News volume book with a tan and blue cover. Collection of bound newspapers from April, 1944. Features WWII news photos as well as photos of pop culture and celebrities.
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American Industrial Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Cocktail Recipes Book by Jean Lupoiu Rare 1948 Edition
By Jean Lupoiu
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

Durkee Marine Products Engine Order Telegraph, circa 1940
Located in Norwell, MA
Here is a highly polished and fully restored ships engine order telegraph. It has been meticulously polished and lacquered to a very high gleam. The bells ring, it has been illuminat...
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Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass

1940s Jaeger Desk Top Barometer and Thermometer
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
1940s French Jaeger Baromètre and thermometer. Good vintage condition.
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass

This is Abraham Lincoln by Frederick Hill Meserve, Limited Edition, 1941
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Meserve, Frederick Hill. This is Abraham Lincoln. Harrogate: Lincoln Memorial University City, 1941. Limited edition. Includes 30 tipped-in poster stamps. Bound in publisher's origin...
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Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Mid-20th Century Israeli Iron and Enamel Street Sign
Located in New York, NY
Three languages iron and enamel street sign, circa 1920. The sign was made to Honor Theodor Herzl who was an Austro-Hungarian Jewish journalist, playwright, political activist, and w...
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Israeli Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Enamel, Iron

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

Sailboat and Anchor Nautical Linen Table Cloth with Blue Green Red and Black
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Rectangle nautical theme table cloth. Featuring a cream background and nautical scenes handstitched into the sides. Images of sailboats, birds, anchors, and lifesavers. Green, red, b...
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American American Classical Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Cotton, Linen

Industrial Military Ice Chest
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a vintage military ice chest in the original vintage condition. Great Industrial prop with great character. It can be used as an ice chest or catch all. ...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Metal

A Woman's Face / En Kvinnas Ansikte, Swedish Film Poster
Located in London, GB
Original Swedish film poster. This 1941 film noir drama directed by George Cukor, and starring Joan Crawford and Melvyn Douglas was a remake of the 1938 Swedish film starring Ingrid ...
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Swedish Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

1940s Spanish Brass Aquarium on Stand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1940s Spanish brass aquarium. Sitting atop a decorative gilt iron stand, the piece features textured glass siding with minimalist brass framework. The worked iron flourishes and whim...
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Spanish Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Iron

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

Materials

Metal

Bronze Nautical Alidade
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An impeccably machined nautical alidade crafted of warm patinated bronze and steel.
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American Industrial Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Bronze, Steel

Retro Ladies 14K Gold Bracelet / Wristwatch
Located in Bronx, NY
This stunning vintage retro 14K pink gold ladies wristwatch is beautifully designed with an elaborate 1940’s floral motif. The sculpted floral center is embellished with many blood r...
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American Other Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Multi-gemstone, Gold

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

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

French Sculptural Bronze Bracelet 'La Manif" by Line Vautrin
Located in Atlanta, GA
A gilt bronze bracelet by Line Vautrin (1913-1997), circa 1945-46. The design is known as "La Manif" or "La Manifestation", which features a chain of arm-linked figurines. Monogramme...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Bronze

1940s Wanderer Werke French Keyboard Typewriter
Located in New York, NY
Manual typewriter with a French language keyboard. Some keys stick. Leather handle and the case is broken. This can be seen at our 333 West 52nd St location in the Theater District W...
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German Industrial Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Steel

The Phantom of the Opera / Il Fantasma Dell' Opera
Located in London, GB
Original Italian film poster for the 1943 Horror film The Phantom of the Opera. This film was directed by Arthur Lubin. The cast includes Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster and Claude Rain...
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Italian Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Solid Brass Ships Porthole Table, Very Large
Located in Norwell, MA
Large solid brass ships porthole table. This porthole has been highly polished and lacquered to a very high finish. Mounted to a high table with lower shelf with a ships grating shel...
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Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass

English Art Deco Chrome and Black Vitrolite Bofors Gun Desk Model/Paperweight
Located in Port Hope, ON
This very elegant English Art Deco styled desk model/paperweight of a WWII deck mounted anti-aircraft gun would seem to be loosely based on the Bofors 40mm. It is beautifully made in...
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English Art Deco Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Chrome

Petite Red Stone Decorated Silvering, 1940s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Decorative and special vintage silvering with 12 red/orange stones on a decorated silver base. From circa 1940s. Silverstamped: 925. Measures: Inner diameter is 16 mm. Size of sto...
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Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Stone, Silver

American Art Deco Cast Aluminum and Bakelite Floor Standing Ashtray Table
Located in Port Hope, ON
This stunning rare American Art Deco/Machine Age polished Aluminum floor standing ashtray/smoker's table stands on three butterscotch Bakelite feet. It looks as though it should be i...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Aluminum

Chrome Plated Ships Flare Pistol
Located in Norwell, MA
Chrome plated over brass distress flare pistol by signal pyrotechnic company of Los Angeles with tether rope. Weight is 4 pounds. 9" H x 11" L.
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Chrome

Rare Art Deco/ Machine Age Rx Arcade Penny Scale, RX Scale Mfg.Co Inc
By Detecto Scale Company
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning Art Deco Penny scale salvaged from old downtown Buffalo NY drug store, perfect working condition, accurate weight, retains original key/ keys. Great size and proportion, per...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Aluminum, Iron, Chrome

Rare 1940's /50's New York Times Newspaper Display Cart, News Stand
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare 1940's /50's New York Times Newspaper display cart, news stand, You would be hard pressed to find another!. Newspaper industrial rolling cart with famed New York Times logo, mos...
Category

American Folk Art Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Metal, Steel

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.
Category

French Folk Art Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Concrete

Aldo Tura Goat Skin, Brass and Wood Italian Pipe Shaped Tobacco Box, 1940s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury tobacco box in goatskin, brass and wood with the shape of a pipe. This fantastic item was designed by Aldo Tura in Cusano Milanino Italy for Macabo during the 1940...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass

Pair Walter Dorwin Teague Receipt Printers for Moore Business Forms, circa 1946
By Walter Dorwin Teague, Moore Business Forms, Inc.
Located in Dallas, TX
Difficult to source both sizes of Teague's patented streamline registers in very good condition. Smaller example is "portable" and rare. Teague design patent # D147626. One of Te...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Regał w Stylu Art Deco Ludvik Volak
Located in Kraków, Małopolska
Regal w stylu Art Deco Ludvik Volak.
Category

Art Deco Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Beech

Tin Litho Windup Toy Skier Girl by Chein C1945
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous working tin Litho toy skier by the Chein toy co. C1945. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear.
Category

American Industrial Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Tin

Signed M. Coloman Framed Oil Painting on Canvas Titled Venice Italy 1940
By Coloman
Located in Miami, FL
VENICE oil painting, featuring the Doges Palacio, Italian School, circa 1940s in its original 1940s frame. Signed M. Coloman, 20th century.  
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paint

Plaster Hand Painted Virgin Traditional Figure, circa 1940
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Traditional religious hand painted plaster figure of a virgin. Signed. Made in traditional Catalan atelier in Olot, Spain, circa 1940. In original condition, with minor wear...
Category

Spanish Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Plaster

Gilt Bronze Reliquary Pendant by Line Vautrin
Located in Atlanta, GA
A piece of wonderful jewelry by Line Vautrin designed in 1941 on the subject of St Foi, a child martyr on the early fourth century and the patron saint of prinsoers, in a rare form o...
Category

French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Bronze

Bronze Brooch by Line Vautrin
Located in Atlanta, GA
A lovely brooch in gilt cast bronze made by French Parisian art jeweler Line Vautrin (1913-1997) circa 1940s. The brooch belongs to a collection called "The moon and the starts in th...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Bronze

Original Enamel Plaque of the Consulate of the Principality of Monaco 1940s
Located in taranto, IT
Very rare original enamel plate (... not a copy) of the Consulate of the Principality of Monaco, period around the 40s / 50s the plaque has some hand retouches, made over the deca...
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Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Metal

Large Gilt Bronze Feuille Box by Line Vautrin
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large cast bronze powder box (poudrier) by French Parisian art jeweler Line Vautrin (1913-1997) circa 1945-1950. The box called "Feuille" (Leaf) features an irregular leaf form wit...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Bronze

Fishing Book, Golden Days by Romilly Fedden
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Vintage fishing book, golden days by Romilly Fedden A good 1949 (2nd edition) angling book by Romilly Fedden entitled 'Golden Days' and printed in Great Britain by The bowering Pres...
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English Sporting Art Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Mid-Century Halloween Mask Molds
Located in Aurora, OR
A set of three Halloween mask molds manufactured by Bayshore Industries out of Elkton, MD in 1949-1950. These cast aluminum molds are for three different characters and were most lik...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Aluminum

Steel Shafted Golf Club, Tom Morris Iron, St Andrews
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Steel shafted Tom Morris golf club. An early steel shafted golf club, No. 4 iron, stamped Tom Morris, St Andrews. The club head has a curved hollowed back and is stamped 'Walker Cup...
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English Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Metal

Crusade in Europe by Dwight D. Eisenhower, First Edition, Signed and Inscribed
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Eisenhower, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948. First edition. Signed and Inscribed by Eisenhower to Charles Helms on half title page. Octavo, ...
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Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Pair of McClelland & Barclay Cubist Big Horn Sheep Mountain Goat Bronze Bookends
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous bronzed with green patina Art Deco cubist style bookends. Signed McClelland & Barclays on back bottom edge. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear.
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Bronze

Paul Laszlo Catalog from 1947
Located in New York, NY
Scarce, 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 Las...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wire

Christmas A Story, Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt, First Edition, 1940
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Roosevelt, Eleanor. Christmas: A Story. New York: Alfred A. Knopf: 1940. First Edition. Signed by Roosevelt. Twelvemo, in its colorful original dust jacket. Presented with a custom a...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Eames Mahogany Leg Splint for Evans Products Plywood Division
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Must have for the Eames addicts a leg splint in mahogany plywood. Produced and signed by Evans Products Company, Molded Plywood division. Very good original condition and in an uncom...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Plywood

Walter Dorwin Teague Art Deco Receipt Printer for Moore Business Forms
Located in Dallas, TX
Fine example of iconic American Industrial design, mid-1940s.<br /> <br /> Essentially complete with a roll of forms inside. <br /> Front lid opens, providing access to roll.<br /> M...
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American Industrial Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Gilt Bronze Fleur Box by Line Vautrin
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large cast bronze powder box (poudrier) by French Parisian art jeweler Line Vautrin (1913-1997) circa 1945-1950. The box called "Fleur" (Flower) features a round form with stylized...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Bronze

Midcentury Texas Longhorn Mounted with Tooled Leather
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Texas longhorn horns with tooled leather mount depicting a longhorn. Made in the United States during the 1940s. In great vintage condition with age-appropriate wear and use.
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Horn, Leather

Wurlitzer Juke Box
Located in Atlanta, GA
Wurlitzer "The Bubbler" juke box. Model 1015CD Dimensions: Height 60", width 33", depth 25" CW4607. This Juke Box plays CD's. We do not have a list of the artist or songs, however it...
Category

American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Metal

Gilt Bronze Brooch by Line Vautrin
Located in Atlanta, GA
A gilt bronze brooch "Moise ou la Traversee du Desert" by French Jeweler Line Vautrin, circa 1940s. The patinated surface features amazing details illustrating the biblical story o...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Bronze

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

Materials

Brass

Large Original World War II Wood Vintage Airplane Propeller by S&S Winnipeg
Located in Essex, MA
A beautifully made, large World War II vintage wood airplane propeller made by S&S Winnipeg, Canada, circa 1940s, in varnished, laminated hardwood with brass and steel sheathing at t...
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Canadian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Stainless Steel

1940's Swiss Army Shovel with Sheath
Located in Nantucket, MA
A military grade forged metal shovel with a protective leather cover used by the Swiss Army mountaineers during World War II.
Category

Swiss Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Iron

British Royal Navy Searchlight and Signal Light
By Francis Searchlights
Located in Norwell, MA
Superb and substantial marine beacon by Francis Searchlights of Bolton, England. From the Ministry of Defense, British Royal Navy. With shutters for signaling and ability to use as a...
Category

British Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass

1940s German Silver and Enamel Card Case
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
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...
Category

German Other Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

William Spratling Cuff Bracelet Sterling Silver Brass & Amethyst Taxco Mexico
Located in National City, CA
Bracelet Vintage Taxco Mexican Modern Silver Artisan jewelry by famed designer William Spratling Sterling Silver Slender Cuff Bracelet Jeweled Amethyst and Brass Maker Stamped Willi...
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Mexican Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Amethyst, Sterling Silver, Brass

Large 1940s A.J. Nystrom Aviation Military Training Rotating World Globe USA
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Large lacquer over aluminum rotating and swivel aviation military training globe on an aluminum base, strong steel construction circa 1940 manufactured in Chicago Illinois. These wer...
Category

American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Aluminum

Stuart Little by E.B. White, Illustrated by Garth Williams, First Edition, 1945
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
White, Elwyn Brooks. Stuart Little. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1945. First edition. Illustrated by Garth Williams. Rebound in 1/4 green leather and tan cloth with a color illustrat...
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American Vintage 1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

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