1950s Collectibles and Curiosities

Vintage Bronx Toy Factory Copper and Screw Eyes Iron Doll Mold Head
Vintage Bronx Toy Factory Copper and Screw Eyes...
Vintage 1950s American Steampunk Toys and Dolls
Copper, Iron
Vintage Bronx toy factory industrial doll head mold. Awesome screw eyes. Fantastic patina and layered surface from exposure to various chemicals and high heat during the manufacturin...
Rare Gold-Plated 1950s Dunhill Aquarium Oversized Table Lighter Made in England
Rare Gold-Plated 1950s Dunhill Aquarium Oversiz...
Dunhill
Vintage 1950s English Mid-Century Modern Tobacco Accessories
Gold Plate, Lucite
We are delighted to offer for sale is this very rare original 1950s handmade in England oversized Dunhill Aquarium table lighter with gold-plated metal work I have another four of...
1950s Rare Vintage Red Glass Italian Soda Syphon Seltzer Campari Milano Soda
1950s Rare Vintage Red Glass Italian Soda Sypho...
Vintage 1950s 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 1950s to...
49 Embroidered Stars on a Small Scale Pieced and sewn American Flag
49 Embroidered Stars on a Small Scale Pieced an...
Vintage 1950s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
49 embroidered stars on a small scale pieced-and-sewn American flag reflecting the addition of Alaska in 1959, official for just one year, made by Annin in New York city: 49 star ...
Metric Tape in Metal Box Covered with Leather Italian Manufacture of the 1950s
Metric Tape in Metal Box Covered with Leather I...
Vintage 1950s Italian Scientific Instruments
Metric tape wheel or metric rib 10 meters long. It is an instrument used for measuring lengths and consists of a flexible tape on which the metric scale is trimmed, made in such a wa...
Suction Psychrometer Russian Manufacture of the 1950s
Suction Psychrometer Russian Manufacture of the...
Vintage 1950s Russian Scientific Instruments
Suction psychrometer according to Assmann, an instrument used to measure the temperature and humidity of the air, Russian manufacture of the 1950s. This instrument was used to determ...
Small Theodolite of Gray Painted Metal Made in Italy in the 1950s
Small Theodolite of Gray Painted Metal Made in ...
Vintage 1950s Italian Scientific Instruments
Small theodolite made of grey painted metal signed by Filotecnica Salmoiraghi Milano Made in Italy n. 65142 in the fifties and placed in its original metal case with the shape of a c...
Abstract Oil Painting by Pierre Jacquemon, Gold Tones and Textures, 1950s
Abstract Oil Painting by Pierre Jacquemon, Gold...
Pierre Jacquemon
Vintage 1950s American Brutalist Paintings
Oil
Oil painting on canvas by listed French born painter Pierre Jacquemon (1936-2002). Gold, copper and bronze tones give depth of color and a wide range of nuance that seems ever changi...
Large Folk Art Model Eiffel Tower
Large Folk Art Model Eiffel Tower
Matthew M. Orante
Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Models and Miniatures
Large Folk Art model Eiffel tower. Created by Matthew M. Orante using 783 pieces of wood. Model accompanied by original newspaper article.
1950s French Huge Adv Replica of Taittinger Cha...
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Models and Miniatures
Fiberglass
Rare huge (1m height) replica of "Taittinger" champagne bottle in fiberglass made in France in the circa 1950. Those types of replicas were used as marketing and advertising tools to...
Classic 1950s Tandem Bike, Bicycle Built for Tw...
Schwinn Bicycle Company
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Steel, Rubber
Classic 1950s Tandem bike, bicycle built for two by J C Higgins Schwinn. Retains all original parts grips pedels tires seats etc. Amazing original condition Original color paint and ...
1955 Seeburg Select-o-Matic Model 100JL Jukebox...
Seeburg
Vintage 1950s American Historical Memorabilia
Metal
Model 100 JL serial number #262526 great working condition. some repairs have been done by a local company, its in working condition. has some wear and scratches due to age and bein...
Stride Toward Freedom, Dr. Martin Luther King S...
Vintage 1950s Historical Memorabilia
King Jr., Martin Luther. Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1958. Signed and inscribed first edition. Octavo, original red and blue dust jack...
Large Vintage Hand-Stitched Leather Medicine Ball
Vintage 1950s German Sporting Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Leather
Vintage leather hand-stitched medicine ball.
President Richard Nixon's Football
Vintage 1950s American Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Nixon football. This rose bowl football was presented to Vice President Richard M. Nixon in 1954. Nixon gave the ball to his nephew. His nephew and buddy played water polo with it in...
1950s Coca-Cola Westinghouse Model 42 Vending M...
Westinghouse
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Historical Memorabilia
Metal
Beginning in 1956 when Coca-Cola changed its paint schemes, the new 42s were painted in a two-tone scheme. The body of the machine was red with a white top. In addition, the door emb...
Vintage Sony 5-303W Micro TV, 1959, Japan
Sony Corporation
Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Toys and Dolls
1959, most had recovered from the war and end of the 1950s and promised more domesticated goods an luxuries to the masses. Japan was rapidly becoming an electronics giant making impr...
Painting of Jet G-39 Aircraft in flight
Vintage 1950s British Aviation Objects
Painted by Turner (Charles E., 1883-1965). Original illustration for the Illustrated London News, 21 May 1955, showing Jet G-39 in flight, charcoal and grey washes highlighted in gou...
Alexandre Noll Carved Jewelry, Personal Cards P...
Alexandre Noll
Vintage 1950s French Art Deco More Desk Accessories
Ebony
Alexandre Noll ebony wood carved jewelry, cards plate. Made in France, 1950s.
1950s Vintage Polish Medical Scale
Vintage 1950s Polish Industrial Scientific Instruments
Iron
The original, mechanical medical scale from the 1950s, produced by Lubelska Fabryka Wag. Year of production: 1955 Construction: The body is made of cast iron. There is a L.F.W. co...
Weighing Scales from Seca, 1950s
Seca
Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Scientific Instruments
- Seca weighing scales from the 1950s - Fully original and complete - The weight was not subject to any renovation - Made aluminum, steel, chrome, and Bakelite - The scale is fu...
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote, First ...
Vintage 1950s Books
Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories by Truman Capote in modern full morocco, with a black silhouette of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly -- housed in a matching ...
Britain's Stage Coach HM the Queen Elizabeth II...
Vintage 1950s English Elizabethan Figurative Sculptures
Lead
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely rare boxed original souvenir from the 1950s of the Royal stagecoach and Queen Elizebeth with the Duke being pull by 8 dapple greys T...
1950s Rare Vintage Red Glass Italian Soda Sypho...
Vintage 1950s 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 1950s to...
Antique 1953 Lead Toy HM the Queen Elizabeth II...
Vintage 1950s English Elizabethan Figurative Sculptures
Lead
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely rare boxed original souvenir of HM The Queen Elizabeth II on her coronation in 1953 This is part of a larger set of vintage royal ex...
1950s Vintage Britain's Model No. 86D of the Co...
Vintage 1950s British George III Figurative Sculptures
Lead
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely rare boxed original souvenir from the 1950s of the Coronation chair This is part of a larger set of vintage royal exhibition toys th...
Cowboys and Indians Checkerboard
Vintage 1950s Games
Exceptionally well-crafted marquetry checkerboard and box. Cast in silver and gold. 12 small and four "kings". Measures: Board 18 ½” square. Case 9” x 15”. Cast players 1 ½”. We thin...
Mid-20th Century Copper and Brass Bugle with In...
Vintage 1950s Australian Musical Instruments
Bronze, Copper, Brass
This midcentury copper and brass bugle features the bronze insignia for the Western Australian University Regiment with a swan and two open books. Laurels surround the central shield...
Breakfast at Tiffany's, First Edition with Orig...
Vintage 1950s Books
“Don’t forget. Please feed the cat”, - Breakfast as Tiffany's First edition, first impression with first dust wrapper of Truman Capote's Classic novel chronicling the adventures ...
Stride Toward Freedom, Dr. Martin L. King, Firs...
Vintage 1950s Historical Memorabilia
King Jr., Martin Luther, Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. New York: Harper & Brothers: 1958. First edition in original jacket. Housed in a black quarter leather clamshell...
Vintage Basketball Light Up Scoreboard
Vintage 1950s American Sporting Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Metal
Vintage basketball light up scoreboard. Rewired and lights are in working condition.
American Historical Views on Staffordshire Chin...
Ellouise Baker Larsen
Vintage 1950s American Books
Paper
American historical views on Staffordshire China by Ellouise Baker Larsen. Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., New York, 1950. Signed, new revised first edition thus hardcover with sli...
Vintage Wooden Early 1950s Surfboard "Kookbox"
Unknown
Vintage 1950s American Industrial Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Plywood
Early 1950s plywood surfboard "Kookbox" modeled after the designs of Tom Blake's surfboards of the 1930s, who was considered the founder of California surf culture. Constructed of ma...
Vintage Suede Pommel Horse
Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Steel, Suede, Rubber, Wood
Fantastic vintage original suede sloping neck pommel horse. The pommel horse retains its original suede cover and telescoping legs. Marked VGS at the rubber feet.
Dieter Rams L1 Speaker for Braun
Dieter Rams
Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments
Steel, Beech
Original Braun L1 speaker by Dieter Rams. Additional speaker for SK phonosuper model, Atelier one and two. The sound is clean and with quality. Wood cabinet in perfect condition. R...
Complete Set of Wooden Geometric Forms, circa 1957
Vintage 1950s Italian Models and Miniatures
Wood
Impressive set of carved wooden forms, with original box and makers mark. Largest form measures roughly 6" x 2.5" Made in Italy, circa 1957.
Soldier's Story by Omar Bradley, Signed First E...
Vintage 1950s Books
A Soldier's Story by Omar Bradley. New York: Henry Holt, (1951). Inscribed and signed first trade edition by the author -- General Omar Bradley. Illustrated throughout with 55 maps a...
Abraham Lincoln Bust by Leo Cherne, Signed and ...
Vintage 1950s Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
A handsome bust depicting Abraham Lincoln; cast in dark patinated plaster and mounted on a square black wood base. The collar of the bust is signed and dated: "1955 Leo Cherne" Leo ...
1950s Vintage Glass Italian Soda Syphon Seltzer...
Vintage 1950s 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 1950s to...
Vintage Basketball Backboard and Hoop
Vintage 1950s American Sporting Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Metal
Vintage basketball hand-painted metal back board and hoop.
1950s Vintage Glass Italian Soda Syphon Seltzer...
Vintage 1950s 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 1950s to...
Visalia Show Saddle
Vintage 1950s American Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Visalia show saddle. Well-marked with sterling plaque on seat. Visalia Stock Saddle Company number AB111035. Made for Mrs. E. Herrlein. Period: Mid-20th Century Origin: Visalia...
Braun G-11/62 Tube Radio, Dieter Rams, 1957
Dieter Rams
Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments
Wood
Braun G-11/62 tube radio in white with wooden case. Great sound and reception! Built-in speaker. Additional connection for external speaker and turntable. With tone controls. Great c...
California State Flag with Gold Silk Fringe
Vintage 1950s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
California state flag with gold silk fringe, circa 1950-60: Early state flags fall between very scarce and extraordinarily rare in the antiques marketplace. One primary reason for...
1950s Vintage Red Glass Italian Soda Syphon Sel...
Vintage 1950s 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 1950s to...
Line Vautrin Les Sept Péchés Capitaux Gilded Br...
Line Vautrin, Line Vautrin, Line Vautrin
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Collectible Jewelry
Bronze
"Les sept péchés capitaux" - "The seven deadly sins" is a rare gilded bronze bracelet or armband designed and produced by Line Vautrin (France) circa 1955 Total length without clasp...
Brown Amberstone Silverring from circa 1950s, S...
Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Collectible Jewelry
Stone
Silverring with a big beautiful amber stone covering the top. Nice elegant silverbase. Scandinavian. From circa 1950s. Modernism. Inner diameter is 16 mm, height of ring 25 mm. Size...
Spider Silver Ring 1950s-1960s, Scandinavia
Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Collectible Jewelry
Stone
A special and tough silver ring with a silver spider climbing up on a spiderweb. Marked with O2. Probably Scandinavian. Inner diameter is 18 mm, height of ring 22 mm. Length of spid...
Sterling Silver Ring with Round Plate 1950s, Sw...
Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Collectible Jewelry
Silver
Special, clean and round sterling silver ring with a formation on top as a plate. Minimalistic style. Good solid silver base. Marked 925 GHA. Sweden. Inner diameter is 18 mm, height...
Petite Silver Ring with Pearl Round Green Stone...
Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Collectible Jewelry
Stone
A petite and rare silver ring with a green round shaped stone lying on a round silver base. Thin and elegant ring. Modernism. Inner diameter is 18 mm, height of ring 25 mm. Size of ...
20th Century Italian Sterling Silver 800 Chalic...
Vintage 1950s Italian Sterling Silver
Silver
Italian sterling silver Chalice finely embossed and chiselled 800 punch at the base. cup in golden bath. Weight gr 335.  
Rare and Heavy Brass Boot Jack by Carl Auböck, ...
Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Auböck
Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Brass, Leather
A rare collectors find from the Auböck workshop. The well-shaped object functions as a boot jack and is made from the characteristic combination of heavy brass and leather. Marked o...
Vintage Wine Bar Made of Vines Wood
Vintage 1950s German Black Forest Dry Bars
A vintage wine bar consisting of two bar stools, shelf and counter. Made of wood from vines. Executed circa 1950. Measures taken from the bar counter only.
George Nelson & Irving Harper for Howard Miller...
Howard Miller, Irving Harper, George Nelson
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks
Metal
Rare working and nice example of an original George Nelson desk clock, model 4762, designed in 1951. I've watched it keep time for days and it's spot-on. Original motor and cord. Rep...
Monumental Folk Art Ocean Liner Hand Made Model
Unknown
Vintage 1950s American American Craftsman Nautical Objects
Wood
Monumental ocean liner, cruise ship model from the 1950s. A piece of handmade folk art made to depict cruise ships that crossed the Atlantic. It is 8 feet long x 33 " high and 21" de...
French Cubist Bronze by Ferdinand Parpan
Ferdinand Parpan
Vintage 1950s French Art Deco Sculptures
Bronze, Marble
Ferdinand Parpan (1902-2004) "St. Francis", a black patinated cubist bronze on rouge marble base, signed, monogrammed and dated 1950 in the bronze. Measures: H 13 1/4&quo...
Teleavia P111 TV Designed by Bertroni, 1958
Teleavia
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Musical Instruments
Metal
Teleavia P111 TV designed by Bertroni in 1958. All original, as found condition. Screen swivels 360 degrees. Still has European wiring and plug and don't think it works. At some poi...
Submarine on Base "Hunley" Still Bank, American...
Banthrico Inc.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Toys and Dolls
Zinc
This is one of the more rare and sought after still banks. Submarine on Base "Confederate Hunley" Still Bank depicts and commemorates, as stated on the facing name plate, "Sank Feder...
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