1940s Collectibles and Curiosities

Antique Brass Lighthouse Lamp with Opalescent Glass
Antique Brass Lighthouse Lamp with Opalescent G...
Unknown
Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Table Lamps
Brass, Opaline Glass
This amazing antique brass Art Deco table lamp is so detailed! Featuring a scene of a rocky shore line with light house, an out building, sailboats, crashing waves, and an anchor, wi...
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...
Frank Lloyd Wright, an Autobiography, Inscribed and Signed by the Author, 1943
Frank Lloyd Wright, an Autobiography, Inscribed...
Vintage 1940s Books
Stunning inscribed and signed copy of Frank Lloyd Wright's Autobiography presented as five books in one volume. Additionally, this omnibus volume includes Frank Lloyd on Architecture...
"The Fountainhead", Early Printing, Inscribed and Signed by Ayn Rand, circa 1944
"The Fountainhead", Early Printing, Inscribed a...
Vintage 1940s Books
Early presentation printing of Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead," inscribed and signed by the author, "To Laura B. Scott - Cordially - Ayn Rand", dated December 16, 1944. Published in In...
1964 7up Soda Tin Mounted Advertising Sign
1964 7up Soda Tin Mounted Advertising Sign
Stout Sign Co.
Vintage 1940s American Signs
Tin
by Stout Sign Co. St. Louis made in U.S.A #43.
1940s Salesman Sample American Hand Dryer Model SA-10
1940s Salesman Sample American Hand Dryer Model...
Vintage 1940s American More Folk Art
Metal
Model SA-10 Serial# 10525 Southern California Dryer Co. Sales and service Original brochures and salesman manual. Original carrying case is included. case shows most of the wear...
Japanese Navy Fuji Bridge Binoculars
Japanese Navy Fuji Bridge Binoculars
Vintage 1940s Japanese Nautical Objects
A wonderful pair of binoculars without any form of damage or wear. Absolutely the highest possible quality condition with period wooden tripod and polished pads. Optical quality i...
Small Brass Compass with Cover, 1940s
Small Brass Compass with Cover, 1940s
Vintage 1940s German Scientific Instruments
Small travel brass compass with cover, compass card with eight winds and chromium-plated brass goniometric circle complete with needle lock to calculate horizontal angles. German man...
1940s Vintage Italian Enamel Metal Sign "vietato l'ingresso", ‘No Entry’
1940s Vintage Italian Enamel Metal Sign "vietat...
Vintage 1940s Italian Industrial Signs
Enamel
Vintage enamel metal sign "vietato l'ingresso" (no entry) in black on white background, produced in the 1940s, in Italy. The sign is slightly curved and presents a thin black prof...
Unusual, Large, Continental Silver (.800) -Moun...
Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver, Wood
Very unusual, large, continental (.800) silver-mounted - wood, pipe-form humidor with hinged lid, Italy, circa 1940's. Measures: 11 1/2 inches wide x 9 1/2 inches high (at highest p...
The Book of Pottery and Porcelain in 2 Volumes
Warren E. Cox
Vintage 1940s American Books
Paper
The Book of Pottery and Porcelain in 2 volumes by Warren COX. NY: Crown Publishers, 1949. 7th Ed hardcovers no slip case. 1158 pages. With over 3000 illustrations and foldout map. On...
Art Deco Black Grosgrain Handbag
Saks Fifth Avenue
Vintage 1940s Central American Art Deco Collectible Jewelry
Metal
This wonderful vintage handbag was made in the 1930s-1940s for Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. The body of the bag is constructed from black grosgrain, while the kiss lock closure fea...
CineFlex 35mm Movie Camera WW-II Designed Comba...
Vintage 1940s American Industrial Mounted Objects
Metal
Offered for your demanding consideration is this CineFlex 35mm motion picture cinema combat camera. Designed and built in the USA as a clone-copy of the German made Arriflex camera, ...
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...
Poul Henningsen piano Made In Denmark by Andrea...
Poul Henningsen
Vintage 1940s Danish Art Deco Musical Instruments
Elm
The thing that immediately strikes you with this piano designed by Poul Henningsen is it's striking cabinet lines, how the curves combine with the straight lines to create an item of...
Vintage, Art Deco Leather Medicine Ball, 1940s
Vintage 1940s Czech Art Deco Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Leather
Medicine ball.
1940 Aldo Tura Goat Skin and Brass Tobacco Cont...
Aldo Tura
Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Tobacco Accessories
Brass, Goatskin
Goat skin and brass Aldo Tura 1940 tobacco container. Rare 1940s tobacco container shaped as a pipe. The container has one compartment to store tobacco and another one to keep and...
Harry Bertoia Patinated Silver Brooch with Cora...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1940s American Collectible Jewelry
Coral, Silver
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...
Electro Voice Amperite & American Microphone Co...
Electro Voice
Vintage 1940s American Musical Instruments
Metal
A amazing collection of coveted vintage microphones. We can't guarantee functionality since we have no way of testing them. The were purchased for their beauty but may be working fine.
American Art Deco Cast Aluminum and Bakelite Fl...
Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Tobacco Accessories
Aluminum, Bakelite
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...
Winston Churchill: War Speeches, First Editions
Winston Churchill
Vintage 1940s British Books
The War Speeches: Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, and Secret Session Speeches "We shall not flag or fail. We shall go o...
Iconic Limited Edition Fred Stein Photo of Albe...
Vintage 1940s Books
Stunning large gelatin silver limited edition photograph; one of the most iconic images of the 20th century. One of only 450 in the edition. “In 1946, when Albert Einstein was in...
"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...
Line Vautrin "Le Gendarme et le Voleur" Bracelet
Line Vautrin
Vintage 1940s French Collectible Jewelry
Bronze
"Le Gendarme et le Voleur." Playful gilt and silvered bronze cuff bracelet with a thief depicted on one side and a policeman on the other. Signed: L.V. and Line Vautrin. French, c...
Line Vautrin, "Les Femmes de Barbe Bleue", Neck...
Line Vautrin
Vintage 1940s French Collectible Jewelry
Bronze, Enamel
"Les Femmes de Barbe Bleue" gilt bronze necklace with blue enamel by Line Vautrin. Stamped: LV. This necklace depicts the story of Bluebeard. The pirate is shown on one side of the ...
"Even a Little Can Help a Lot - Now" WWII U.S. ...
Vintage 1940s Posters
In this 1942 poster entitled “"Even a Little Can Help a Lot - NOW,” a mother and daughter help the war effort by purchasing and collecting U.S. War Stamp Bonds. The poster was design...
"Join U.S. Army" World War II Era Railroad Recr...
Vintage 1940s Historical Memorabilia
Extremely rare Railroad WWII Era U.S. Army Transportation Corp. Rail service recruiting sign, this sign would have been displayed on rail tracks to help recruitment efforts for the W...
Eagle Eye Sterling Silverring with Diamondcut S...
Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Collectible Jewelry
Stone
A nice silverring from year 1948 with a round brilliant cut rock crystal stone surrounded by a open frame with stripes on the sides. The ring is adjustable to fit any size. Marked 92...
Original AAA Automobile Club Missouri Vintage L...
Vintage 1940s American Historical Memorabilia
Metal
Vintage license plate topper is original and in clean condition.  
1940s Diego Rivera Time Magazine
Diego Rivera
Vintage 1940s Books
Vintage original 1949 Time magazine featuring Diego Rivera cover: Caption reads: "Diego Rivera (Self-Portrait). Rotten duck is for educated noses (Art)." Interior includes a feat...
1940s-1950s Civil Air Patrol License Plate Topper
Vintage 1940s American Historical Memorabilia
Pewter
Vintage License plate topper is original and in clean condition. (hard to read , the following is stamped on back of plate) geo. w. derry mfg. co. metal advertising signs Freemont...
Sterling Silver 'Music Stand' Trophy
Atkin Brothers
Vintage 1940s English Other Sterling Silver
Silver, Sterling Silver, Wood
A large, fine and impressive, unusual vintage George VI English sterling silver trophy modeled in the form of a music stand; an addition to our presentation silverware collection. ...
Len Hutton Cricket Bat
Vintage 1940s British Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Willow
Vintage gradidge cricket bat, Len Hutton. A willow cricket bat with good color and strung grip made by Gradidge. The blade is embossed 'Graddige', Len Hutton Autograph' with a facsi...
1940s Chevrolet Super Service Parts Department ...
Vintage 1940s American Historical Memorabilia
Metal
Dealership light up sign by Ohio Display. This item came out of a Chevrolet dealership located in Ohio.
Carved and Painted Children's Toy Skittle Set
Vintage 1940s English Games
A carved and painted children's toy skittle set.
Charles De Gaulle signed WWII Menu
Vintage 1940s Historical Memorabilia
- A menu from a 1942 dinner at the Chambre de Commerce Francaise in London signed by Charles de Gaulle - At the time of signing de Gaulle was leader in exile of the Free French re...
Uncle Sam Still Bank 'Composition,' circa 1940
Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Toys
Composition
American manufacture; this colorful hand-painted still bank depicting Uncle Sam is all original with no repairs and no repaint. Fabulous crazing throughout indicative of original pai...
WWII Japanese Imperial Navy Binoculars by Nikko
Nikko
Vintage 1940s Japanese Scientific Instruments
A very rare pair of WWII Japanese Imperial navy binoculars by Nikko. (Nikko the parent company of Nikon) 18.8 times magnification, through 150 mm triple element Cooke objectives. ...
Marilyn Monroe High School Class Photograph, 1941
Vintage 1940s Historical Memorabilia
An 8” x 24½” sepia tone junior high school class photograph from 1941 featuring around 800 pupils including Norma Jean Baker who would later become known as Hollywood icon Marilyn Mo...
1940s French Triumph Typewriter
Vintage 1940s French Industrial Scientific Instruments
Metal
1940s French Triumph brand black vintage typewriter with original case. Please inquire about working condition. This can be seen at our 5 East 16th St location on Union Square in Man...
Jean Lupoiu Cocktails Book 1948 Edition
Jean Lupoiu
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Books
Paper
Rare Jean Lupoiu cocktail book, early edition from 1948. 135 pages of cocktail recipes, some extremely famous and other to re-discover, a great addition for all barware lovers. In ad...
1946 Wurlitzer model 1015 Jukebox Bubbler Plays...
Wurlitzer
Vintage 1940s American Historical Memorabilia
Metal
Serial number #2052935 Here is whats been done to this 1015: - Rebuild Amp - Replace Mech Motor - Repair damaged floor - Replaced tone arm assembly - Replaced turntable lift ...
Taxidermy Loggerhead Sea Turtle 'Caretta Carett...
Vintage 1940s Taxidermy
Superb taxidermy example of a Loggerhead sea Turtle (Caretta caretta). The carapace of this loggerhead is reddish brown; five vertebral scutes run down the turtle's midline bordered...
Golf Book, Physiologie du Golf.
Vintage 1940s French Books
Physiologie du GOLF, by Paul Mousset, with charming wood cut images by Jean A. Ducrot. Editions Sulliver, 76, rue Bonaparte, Paris. This soft cover limited edition book was published...
Machine Age Art Deco Roy Cox Thimbledrome Polis...
Cox Manufacturing, Roy Cox
Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Models and Miniatures
Aluminum, Rubber
Machine Age Art Deco Roy Cox Thimbledrome polished aluminium tether / push car Minty vintage Champion model push car; minimal use, original tires, exhaust and handbrake. Highly p...
Electra ‘Buck 2A’ Tether Car, circa 1947
Vintage 1940s British Models and Miniatures
Aluminum
The car comprises of a ‘Buck 2A’ chassis kit by Electra with hand made polished metal bodywork. A 6cc Stentor engine drives through a clutch providing power to a rear axle. Wheels an...
Charles De Gaulle Signed WW2 Menu
Vintage 1940s Historical Memorabilia
Paper
- A menu from a 1942 dinner at the Chambre de Commerce Francaise in London signed by Charles de Gaulle - At the time of signing de Gaulle was leader in exile of the Free French re...
Vintage Brass Anemometer 'Wind Direction Indica...
Vintage 1940s British Aviation Objects
A vintage brass anemometer / wind direction indicator, fashioned as an aircraft fuselage with a tail plane stabiliser and propeller, rotating on a tapered, tubular pillar and a circu...
1940s-1950s 7-UP Light Up Grocery Store Plastic...
Everbrite
Vintage 1940s American Signs
Plastic
Sign by Everbrite. Mostly found outside hanging from the side of a building to advertise the grocery store and 7-up. Initially advertised as a cure for hangovers ("Takes the 'ouch' o...
1955 7-UP Soda School Crossing Guard Safety Tin...
Stout Sign Co.
Vintage 1940s American Signs
Tin
Double sided tin sign made by the Stout sign Co. St. Louis, MO. Mainly used near schools to advertising SLOW Children crossing. No.23 located towards bottom of sign.
Harry Bertoia Hand-Forged Silver, Ebony and Sil...
Harry Bertoia
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Collectible Jewelry
Ebony, Silver
This early wire wrapped pendant was likely made by Harry Bertoia while he was at Cranbrook.
Vintage Walrus Diorama, De-Accessioned from a W...
Vintage 1940s American Victorian Collectibles and Curiosities
Glass, Wood, Paper
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...
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, Fi...
Vintage 1940s Books
This is the first edition of the classic Hemingway novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls. For Whom the Bell Tolls is an unembellished, blunt commentary on the nature of war and death. The b...
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...
World War II-Era Sterling Silver and Enamel Cas...
John Henry Wynn
Vintage 1940s English Art Deco Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver, Enamel
George VI sterling silver and enamel cigarette case. Made by John Henry Wynn in Birmingham in 1945. Large rectangle with hinged and enameled cover depicting an English fighter plane ...
RMS Titanic Chrome Ship Model, England, 1940s
Unknown
Vintage 1940s American Models and Miniatures
Chrome
The chrome construction and meticulous details make this a very striking piece. Based on my research this is a rare model, I could only fine one other which sold at auction in England.
Sextant for Aircraft Used During the Second Wor...
Air Précision
Vintage 1940s British Aviation Objects
Sextant for aircraft Bubble Sextant Mk IX n. 8890 used between 1939 and 1945, during the Second World War as a navigation instrument on the planes of the Royal Air Force (RAF). A lab...
1940s Runway Pair Onyx Diamente Sterling Chande...
Vintage 1940s Hollywood Regency Collectible Jewelry
Onyx, Sterling Silver
Large Impressive Haute Couture 4 3/4 in. Drop Runway Earrings-sterling silver, Onyx black stones, and diamente trimmed chandelier clip on earrings, formerly belonging to Rebecca Har...
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