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Patinated Cognac Leather Covered Beechwood Gym Horse, 1950s
Located in Almelo, NL
Patinated cognac leather covered beechwood gym horse, circa 1950. Salvaged from an old gym, this handsome piece of equipment is weighted for stability and has horse shaped hoof feet....
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Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Leather, Wood

The Leaves, Pair of Earrings 'Clips' in Silvered Bronze, Line Vautrin 'France'
Located in Brussels, BE
This pair of silvered bronze earrings represents two tree leaves. Each earring is different. It has a clip fastening system. The left earring is signed by stamping “L.V.”. Manuf...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Bronze

Audrey Hepburn "Roman Holiday" Original Vintage Movie Poster, American, 1953
Located in Devon, GB
A delightful US window card for Audrey Hepburn's 1953 Hollywood debut "Roman Holiday," the reverse Cinderella story of a frustrated young princess who eludes her attendants for 24 ho...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

"Clown Playing Violin" Toy Japanese Wind-Up, Circa 1950's
Located in Incline Village, NV
Japanese wind-up toy known and marketed as "Happy The Violinist" marked with the logo "TPS" for Tokyo Plaything Shokai. The logo is further identified by three fingers across from th...
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Japanese Folk Art Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Tin

The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill, Signed by Churchill
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill, signed by Churchill in Vol Two, First Edition, Three Volume Set in Original Dust Jackets, 1950 Churchill, Winston S.; Charle...
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Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Antique Asian Rattan Hat, circa 1950 Precio Faltan Medidas
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Asian hat, circa 1950. By unknown manufacturer, from Asia. In original condition, with some visible signs of previous use and age, preserving a beautiful patina. Materials: R...
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Asian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Rattan

Set of Three Antique Skittles in Wood, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of three antique skittles, circa 1950. From unknown manufacturer, Spain. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. ...
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Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Large Sculpture of Insect in Flight
Located in Houston, TX
Large sculpture of insect in flight, this is a large cut-away model (on the original base) of a beetle used for anatomical instruction in a Prague, (circa 1950-1959). Model is comple...
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Czech Other Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Fabric, Plastic, Rubber

German Mechanical Carousel Rocket Lithographed Tin Toy, Circa 1950's
Located in Incline Village, NV
Spring loaded carousel rocket ride toy with a world globe "riding round the world”. The globe has the countries in very close proportion and proximity; note the countries of Formosa ...
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German Folk Art Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Tin

Pathological Wax Model Depicting the Aftermath of Toes Freezing, 1950s
Located in Milan, IT
Pathological wax model, 1950s, refined workmanship depicting the aftermath of toes and fingers freezing mounted on ebonized wooden plank. A label on the base indicates Sammlung Lesse...
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German Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Wood

Automaton Singing Birds
Located in Norwich, GB
Automaton Singing birds Automaton singing birds housed in a gilded case standing on a stepped gilded base. Three articulated singing birds standing on a green base with l...
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British Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Brass

Watch Movado Automatic
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Patinated dial, automatic movement with bumper, superb Classic watch with small seconds! Made by: Movado Model: Automatic bumper Year: 1956 Material(s): Stainless steel Dimens...
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Swiss Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Steel

Chronographe Baume & Mercier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Manufacturer: Baume & Mercier Model: chronograph 3 registers complete calendar Year: 1950 Serial number: 764369 Material(s): Stainless steel Dimensions: 34.5 mm diamet...
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Swiss Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Steel

Watch Oméga Seamaster CK 2990
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Manufacturer: Omega Model: Seamaster Reference : CK2990-1 Year: 1958 Serial number: 16828690 Material(s): Steel case Dimensions: 36mm Glass: Plexiglas Lume: yes Calibre:...
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Swiss Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Steel

Movado Triple Calendar
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Manufacturer: Movado Model: triple calendar Year: 1950 Serial number: 49xxxx Material(s): 18-karat yellow gold Dimensions: 32 mm in diameter Glass: Plexiglas Lume: no Calibre...
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Swiss Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Gold

Mid-Century Modern Cast Iron Lighthouse Table Lamp
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern cast iron lighthouse table lamp. This lamp is a beautiful rendering of a classic lighthouse. It's green patina is soothing; beautifully carved and quite sturdy, th...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Iron

Lumax Nevada Glass Desk Tidy Catchall Ashtray by Le Corbusier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely 1950s Industrial thick molded glass desktop accessory catchall, desk tidy, or ashtray manufactured by Lumax, France. Original design by Le Corbusier, this model named "Nevada"...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Glass

Things That Go Bump in the Night Hardcover by Louis C. Jones, 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
Things That Go Bump in the Night Hardcover by Louis C. Jones. Hill and Wang, NY, 1959. 1st Ed hardcover with Mylar covered dust jacket. Contains more than 200 stories of the restless...
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American Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

2 Volume Set: Book of Trees and Book of Shrubs, by William Carey Grimm, 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
2 Volume set: Book of Trees and Book of Shrubs, by William Carey Grimm. The Stackpole Company, Harrisburg, PA, 1957. Pair of 1st Ed books with dust jackets and slip case. William Car...
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American Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

The Unholy Wife / Furia Infernale
Located in London, GB
Original Italian film poster for The Unholy Wife 1957. This film noir was directed and produced by John Farrow, and stars Diana Dors, Rod Steiger, Tom Tryon and Beulah Bondi. Dors p...
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Italian Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Set of 3 Early 20th Century French Hand carved Puppet Heads
Located in London, GB
Set of 3 early 20th century hand carved puppet heads A set of 3 hand carved early 20th century puppet heads, of French origin their examples would have been part of a larger group...
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French Folk Art Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Pine

The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill, 1st Ed. Signed in Vol. 1
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Churchill, Winston S.; Charles Eade (compiler). The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill. London: Cassell & Company Ltd., 1951. In Three Volumes. First Edition, in origi...
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Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Soldier's Story by Omar Bradley, Signed Limited Edition, 1951
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Bradley, Omar N. A Soldier’s Story. New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1951. Limited edition printing, #697 of 750 copies. Signed by Bradley on the limitation page. In original cloth bi...
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American Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Mid-20th Century Handcrafted Fairground Passe Boule Set Panels
Located in London, GB
Fairground Passe Boule set panels We are proud to offer a delightful set of 5 handcrafted passe boule ball toss game panels. Crafted from pine frames and hand painted board, depi...
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French Folk Art Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Pine, Paper

Antique Hand Painted Paperboard Trumpet, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Antique hand painted paperboard trumpet. By unknown manufacturer from Spain, circa 1950. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautifu...
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Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Breakfast at Tiffany's A Short Novel and Three Stories, Signed by Truman Capote
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Capote, Truman. Breakfast at Tiffany's: A short novel and three stories. New York: Random House, 1958. Third edition. Signed by Capote on the title page. In the original publisher’s ...
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American Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Unusual Mesmerizing Hand Built Hypnotic Wheel, by Melvin Powers, 1951
Located in Buffalo, NY
Melvin Powers is considered the king of hypnosis in this country. His first self published book entitled hypnotism revealed is still in print and first published in 1949, He self pub...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Metal

Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book
Located in New York, NY
2 Volumes Bound in 3/4 Red Morocco, By Truslove & Hanson Of London, Cloth Boards, top edges gilt, raised bands, gilt panels. Illustrated By J.Lockwood Kipling & W.H.Drake. P...
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Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

Mid-Century Modern Brass Crucifix with an Hand Carved Teak Jesus Sculpture
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Mid-Century Modern brass crucifix with an hand carved teak Jesus sculpture, 1950s Super elegant, very puristic and imposing Switzerland.
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Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass

Rancho Alegre Modernist Sterling and Tiger Eye Cuff Links
Located in San Mateo, CA
Sterling and tiger eye cufflinks with an asymmetrical modernist design. These were made by the Rancho Alegre shop in Taxco, Mexico.
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Mexican Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Multi-gemstone, Sterling Silver

1950s Ditidaht TOTEM
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Ditidaht First Nation TOTEM by Rick Williams the brother of John T. Williams partnered with other Native carvers to create at tribute to John in the form of a 34' tall red cedar TOTE...
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Canadian Native American Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Cedar

'Superman Flies Again' Original Vintage Australian Daybill Movie Poster, 1954
Located in Devon, GB
Superman jets off on this super rare stone lithography daybill poster for the Australian release of 'Superman Flies Again,' a 1954 compilation of three episodes of the hit US televis...
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Australian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Experiment Perilous / Schiava Dal Male
Located in London, GB
Original Italian film poster for White Heat, 1949. This film was directed by Raoul Walsh, and stars James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Edmond O'Brien. Cagney was synonymous with gangste...
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Italian Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

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 twenty five volumes. Funk & Wagnalls Standard Reference Encyclopedia. ...
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North American Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Leather, Paper

Old American Houses 1700-1850 How to Restore, Remodel, and Reproduce Them
Located in valatie, NY
Old American Houses 1700-1850 How to Restore, Remodel, and Reproduce Them by Henry Lionel Williams and Ottalie K. Williams. Bonanza Books/Crown Publishing, 1957. First edition hardco...
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American Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

SS United States Sign Notice and Information for Passengers
Located in Hingham, MA
Hefty enameled solid aluminum framed passenger safety and information sign from Passenger Stateroom 139 on the Main deck of the SS United States. Four glass paned windows. Lower ri...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Aluminum

Danish Modern Brass Ashtray by Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Hotel, Copenhagen, 1959
Located in Odense, DK
Beautiful collectors item made in very limited numbers by Stelton Brassware. The ashtray was designed by Arne Jacobsen in the late 1950s for the interior at the SAS Hotel. It was mad...
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Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Brass

Antique 1950s Italian Handcrafted Oak Doll / Miniature Folding Chair
Located in New York, NY
A charming model of a folding chair, entirely handmade in Italy in oak, quality of construction and attention to details, in excellent original condition. A decorative item to brin...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Metal

Set of Five Wooden Sculptures, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of five wooden sculptures, circa 1950 Originally used for textile industries. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
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Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

Oversized Wood-like Shoe-Shaped Box
Located in Atlanta, GA
An incredible oversized hand-crafted shoe-shaped box, made in the 1950s. This wooden-like box is in fact made from a high-density polyurethane foam block carved, shaped, and decorate...
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French Arts and Crafts Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Foam

White Heat / La Furia Umana
Located in London, GB
Original Italian film poster for White Heat, 1949. This film was directed by Raoul Walsh, and stars James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Edmond O'Brien. Cagney was synonymous with gangste...
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Italian Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Antique Western Cowboy Spurs Decorative Braided Iron Leather & Brass, 1950s
Located in National City, CA
Antique forged iron western cowboy spurs crafted in braided iron leather and brass, 1950s Unmarked, no information on the maker available. Dimensions: 8 L x 4 W x 2 tall inches Or...
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American Country Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Iron, Brass

Vintage Leather Vaulting Horse, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Vaulting horse by unknown manufacturer from France, circa 1950. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Material: Le...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Metal

Taxidermy Ostrich
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Massive taxidermy Ostrich on stand on concrete base. Over 7 feet tall. Full body and plumage. Stand has wheels for easy placement. Extremely well preserved with good coloring and exp...
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American Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Fur

1950s Paper Mache Puppet
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1950s hand made paper mache puppet.
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Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Don Quixote Sancho Panza and Windmill Machine Age Chrome Sculpture, a Trio
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stunning trio of Machine Age chromed metal sculptures, featuring Don Quixote, Sancho Panza, and a windmill. Incredible precise metal sculpture works with Machine Age stylized robot...
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French Machine Age Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Metal, Chrome

Antonio Belgiorno Modernist Geometric Silver Chain Link Bracelet Argentina 1950s
Located in National City, CA
Mid-Century Modern silver bracelet attributed to Antonio Belgiorno. Made in Argentina. 1950s Fabulous modernist design in geometrical link form. Silver purity 900 Dimensions: 7.75...
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Argentine Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Silver

14 Karat Vintage Yellow Gold Geneva Bracelet Watch
Located in Soquel, CA
We are pleased to offer to timepiece connoisseurs this rare and fine 14 karat yellow gold vintage Geneva 17 incabloc watch. This Swiss watch details a 17 jewel ultra thin Geneva inca...
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Swiss Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Gold

Folk Art Hand Made Paddle Wheel Ship Model
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3-427 Folk Art hand made paddle wheel ship model Model was made by a 80 year old man from Long Island NY Beautifully detailed 18" to top of mast.
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North American Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Copper

Grandma Moses Vintage 1950s Autographed Color Photograph
Located in Bristol, GB
American painter Grandma Moses (1860-1961) was discovered by the collector Louis Caldor. At the time, Grandma Moses was bartering paintings at the women's exchange during the Gre...
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Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Other

Stephen JM Palmer Sacred Heart My Mother My Confidence Outsider Art Painting
Located in Santa Monica, CA
This vibrant gouache painting was done by obsessive outsider artist Stephen JM Palmer (1882-1965) sometime between 1955 and 1965. Palmer was a farm laborer and logger in rural Wi...
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American Folk Art Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Rare 1950s Dunhill Aquarium Half-Giant Lighter, Silver Plated, Made in England
Located in Hong Kong, HK
A rare 1950s Half-Giant Dunhill aquarium table lighter (made in England) with silver plated metal work Each of these lighters are very rare and unique as they were hand carved and p...
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English Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Silver Plate

Elvis Presley Rare Twice-Signed 1950s Album Record
Located in Bristol, GB
- A highly rare original copy of Elvis Presley's second studio album, "Elvis", signed twice by the king of rock and roll - Gifted to a fellow member of his US Army unit during hi...
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Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Other

Rare 1950s Dunhill Aquarium Half-Giant Lighter, Chrome Plated, Made in England
Located in Hong Kong, HK
A rare 1950s Half-Giant Dunhill Aquarium table lighter (made in England) with silver-plated metal work Each of these lighters are very rare and unique as they were hand carved and ...
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English Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Silver Plate

Rare 1950s Dunhill Aquarium Half-Giant Lighter, Silver Plated, Made in England
Located in Hong Kong, HK
A rare 1950s Half-Giant Dunhill Aquarium table lighter (made in England) with silver-plated metal work Each of these lighters are very rare and unique as they were hand carved and ...
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English Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Silver Plate

Stan Laurel Vintage 1958 Autographed Typed Letter
Located in Bristol, GB
- Letter signed by Stan Laurel, one half of comedy duo Laurel & Hardy - Written to news anchorman Glenn Laxton concerning Laurel's early career Stan Laurel (1890-1965) is one h...
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American Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Paper

Big Eye Japanese Navy Nikon 20 × 120 Binoculars
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Large and powerful binoculars made by the Japanese company Nikon in the 1950s An elegant and stylish piece for the study or library, and very suitable to take on board your yacht. ...
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Japanese Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Aluminum

Scandinavian Modern Wooden Viking Figurine
Located in Vienna, AT
Hardwood vintage toy Viking from the 1950 attributed to Kay Bojesen.
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Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage 1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

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Brass