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Period: 20th Century
Stereo System Record Machine 2005 Weltron Stereo
Located in Malaga, ES
Stereo System Record Machine 2005 Weltron Stereo Setron (Weltron) '2005' Space Odyssey Stereo System From 1973 Film Back To The Future.
Category

North American 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Iron

Bob Dylan Original Vintage Poster by Milton Glaser, 1967
Located in Devon, GB
One of America's most celebrated graphic designers and creator of the I (HEART) NY logo, Milton Glaser was commissioned by Columbia Records to design a bonus insert poster for inclus...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

10 Volumes, Benson Lossing & Woodrow Wilson, Harpers Encyclopedia of U.S History
Located in New York, NY
10 Volumes. Benson John Lossing & Woodrow Wilson, Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History. Bound in 1/2 brown morocco. Marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Raised bands. Top edg...
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American 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

1 Volume, Herbert W. Gleeson, Through The Year with Thoreau
Located in New York, NY
1 volume. Herbert W. Gleeson. Through The Year with Thoreau. Bound in full blue morocco by Asprey. Marbled Endpapers. All edges gilt. Raised bands. Gilt on spine and front cover. Ill...
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American 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

'Taxi Driver' Original Vintage Movie Poster by Andrzej Klimowski, Polish, 1978
Located in Devon, GB
Set amidst the moral decay of New York City following the Vietnam War and Watergate scandal, Martin Scorsese's 1976 psychological thriller 'Taxi Driver' starred Robert De Niro as a l...
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Polish Post-Modern Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Antique Snooker Table, Billiard Table, Pool Table Magnificent Exhibition Quality
Located in Radstock, GB
A wonderful Exhibition Quality English billiard or snooker table By Orme and Sons of Manchester and London. Probably the finest billiard - snooker table on the open market today. C...
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British Edwardian Antique 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Oak

1 Volume, Joseph B, Thomas. Hounds, & Hunting through the Ages
Located in New York, NY
1 Volume. Joseph B. Thomas. Hounds and Hunting Through the Ages. Limited Edition. With an introduction by the Earl of Lonsdale. With numerous illustrations. Bound in full red morocco...
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American 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

10 Volumes, Edgar Allan Poe, The Works
Located in New York, NY
10 Volumes. Edgar Allan Poe. The Works. Newly Collected and Edited with memoir, Critical Introduction and Notes by Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Wordberry. With over 50 f...
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American 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

'Book Sets' 12 Volumes, Bronte, Sisters, Novels
Located in New York, NY
12 Volumes. Bronte Sisters. Novels. Thornton Edition. Edited by Temple Scott. With a preface by Charlotte Bronte. With frontispiece. With illustrations. Bound in 3/4 tan morocco with...
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20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

6 Volumes, Winston Churchill, The Second World War
Located in New York, NY
6 Volumes. Winston Churchill, The Second World War. Bound in full blue morocco. Gilt ruling on covers. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Red morocco labels on spine. First Edition. Publi...
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English 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

12 Volumes, Robert Browning, The Complete Works
Located in New York, NY
12 Volumes. Robert Browning.The Complete Works. "Autograph Edition" Signed by the Editors, Charlotte Porter and Helen A. Clarke. Bound in full red morocco with leather doublers by Tr...
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American 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

Rare Liminaire Filagree Floor Fan Lamp
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is a 1920’s Victor Luminaire electric funeral parlor fan lamp. The fan was made by the Cincinnati Victor Co. and for funeral homes and used to display the deceased. The purpose ...
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American Art Nouveau 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Metal

3 Volumes, Neil Newman, Famous Horses of The American Turf
Located in New York, NY
3 Volumes. Neil Newman. Famous Horses of the American Turf. Introduction by Walter S. Vosburgh. First Edition. Bound in full green morocco by Asprey. Gilt on spines and covers, raise...
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American 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

48 Volumes, Alexandre Dumas, Works of Alexandre Dumas
Located in New York, NY
48 Volumes. Alexandre Dumas, Works of Alexandre Dumas. Bound by Bayntun in 1/2 red calf. Marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Raised bands. Top edges gilt. Published: London; J.M. Dent...
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English 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

4 Volumes, Richard Muther, The History of Modern Painting
Located in New York, NY
4 Volumes. Richard Muther (Professor of Art History at the University of Breslau). The History of Modern Painting. Revised Edition. With frontispiece and numerous illustrations. Boun...
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British 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

Leather and Horse Hair Boxing Gloves, circa 1940
By Wilson Sporting Goods
Located in San Francisco, CA
About An original pair of Wilson leather boxing gloves filled with horse hair. The boxing gloves are reddish-brown leather with gold leather piping. A very thick pair of boxing gl...
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Industrial 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

1 Volume, LaFontaine, The Fables Illustrated by Dore
Located in New York, NY
1 Volume. LaFontaine.Fables. Translated into English Verse by Walter Thornbury with illustrations by Gustave Dore.Bound in full brown morocco, all edges gilt, raised bands, gilt spin...
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English 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

Plaster Bust with Marble Base Depicting Jesus Christ by Parentani
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Beautiful old bust depicting Jesus Christ suffering. The statue is made of plaster, patinated in a green bronze color. The statue is fixed on a black marble base. The statue is marke...
Category

Belgian Art Deco Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Marble

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.
Category

American Industrial Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Bullfight by Peter Buckley, Hardcover Vintage Book 1958, 1st Ed
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Simon & Schuster, NY, 1958; First Edition; 4to, 192 pages; illustrated. Visual essay on the Spanish bullfight, with photographs and narrative by Peter Buckley. One hundred and nine b...
Category

American Expressionist 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Antique American Sears WaterWitch Outboard Motor on Custom-Made Stand Ca. 1930's
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique American "WaterWitch" Outboard Boat Motor Retailed by Sears, Roebuck & Co., Mounted on Custom-Made Stand, Circa 1930-1940 Once a working motor, this piece has been restored ...
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American 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Aluminum

1970's British Ultimate Gray /Monochrome Black AC GMT Co. Classic Wall Clock
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Quartz sweep seconds / non ticking wall clock finished in ultimate gray pantone 17-5104 Rescued from Industrial scrap yards and brought back to life in our UK workshop, our expert...
Category

English Industrial Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Vintage Franklin Football Helmet c.1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
About An original Franklin H-44 hard composite and leather football helmet with chin strap. Creator Franklin. Date of manufacture c.1940. Materials and techniques hard compos...
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American Industrial 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather, Plastic

20th Century Copper & Brass Signalling Floor Lamp and Military Gyroscope Tripod
By Shonan Kosakusho
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
This is a Shonan Kosakusho daylight signalling lamp made in 1981, married with a Russian military gyroscope tripod. Reclaimed from Mid-Century war ships, Shonan did manufacture t...
Category

Japanese Industrial Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass, Copper

The Natural House Frank Lloyd Wright
Located in Richmond, VA
Vintage hardback coffee table book featuring the concept for a natural house by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. By Frank Lloyd Wright, published in 1954. First edition, 223 pages. "...
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Mid-Century Modern 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

12 Volumes, Thomas Hodgkin. The Political History of England
Located in New York, NY
12 Volumes. Thomas Hodgkin. The Political History of England From The Earliest Times To The Norman Conquest. Bound in full tan calf by Riviere & Co. Top edges gilt. Raised bands. Gil...
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English 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

Very Long Racing Scull or Oar from Eton College Windsor
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Very Long Racing Scull or Oar from Eton College Windsor This is a fine quality extra long oar from Eton College, the spoon or blade has blue chevrons painted on it and the long a...
Category

Folk Art 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Ash

Commemorative King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Coronation Goblet
Located in New Orleans, LA
This elegantly formed glass goblet was crafted specifically to celebrate the coronation of Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The cup's bowl is inscribed on either side wi...
Category

English Other 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Glass

Pair of Nautical Brass and Fresnel Lens Ship's Post Lights
Located in Nantucket, MA
A fabulous and robust pair of brass ship's post lights with Fresnel glass lens converted to wall-mounted sconce lights which can be used indoors or out. Originally European, these ha...
Category

European Industrial 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass

Antique Scientific Showpiece, Bone Cut of the Human Foot, ca. 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
An antique visual aid of a longitudinal bone cut of the human foot. Genuine bone mounted on cardboard with handpainted structure of cartilage and tendons. With German explanation. Pu...
Category

German Early Victorian 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Bone

Hazel Green Star Tennis Racket, Streamline
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Hazell Streamline Tennis racket, green star. A good triple branch Green Star Streamline tennis racket made by Hazells' of 111-113 Mare Street, London E 8. The racket is in good cond...
Category

English Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Ash

Large Vintage Wooden Child's Toy Truck
Located in Porto, PT
Large vintage wooden child's toy truck in a wonderful original condition.
Category

Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Rubber, Wood

20thC Japanese Naval Bridge "Big Eye" 15X80 Binoculars By Nikon c.1940
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A rare set of Japanese naval bridge “big eye“ binoculars by Nikon manufactured during WWII by Tokyo Kogaku Kikai (Tokyo Optical Company). They have been expertly cleaned and hand pol...
Category

20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass, Steel

Vintage Mechanical Hand-Painted Wind-Up Duck on Bike
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage style mechanical tin metal wind-up duck on bike. In good working order This vintage style wind-up toy is made of beautify printed tin. Use the key to wind up the colorfully...
Category

Chinese Folk Art 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Metal

1950s Phiwe Anatomical Didactic Model of Human Enlargedf Eye Antique Scientific
Located in Milan, IT
Anatomical didactic model of human eye enlarged made of gutta-percha plastic material of vegetable origin. The model is decomposable in order to show the cornea, the iris and the l...
Category

German Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Plaster

Antique Brunhoff Cincinatti US Cigar Cutter, Counter, Tabletop
Located in Hoogeveen, NL
Nice for the cigar lover to make this antique mechanical cigar cutter that used to be on the counter to make your cigar smokeable. Created by Brunhoff Cincinatti US. Still works grea...
Category

American Other 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Steel

Vintage Brass Football Paperweight
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage brass American football paperweight or decorative sport memorabilia. Large and heavy. Great football sculpture in cast brass, football trophy gift for American football fan...
Category

American American Classical 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass

22 Volumes. Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Located in New York, NY
22 Volumes. Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Bound in full red morocco. Raised bands. Top edges gilt. Silk endpapers. Decorative gilt tooling on covers...
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English 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

Vintage Two Pan Scale and Weights
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa early 20th century vintage scale which comes with some weights. The scale is in functional condition and is portable. Please note of wear consistent with age.
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Industrial 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Metal

French Louis Philippe Miniature Sample Commode
Located in Winter Park, FL
A French Louis Philippe style miniature commode, or sample chest made of beautiful book matched veneer of walnut. Four dovetailed drawers with blue velvet lined interior. Original br...
Category

French Louis Philippe 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Walnut

Bronze Ships Porthole Mirror
Located in London, GB
A rectangular bronze frame 1960's ship's porthole window with mirror. Made by Samen of Spain. (Hinges marked: SAMEN ESPANA). These portholes were formally used on an Italian hy...
Category

European 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Bronze

Early 20th Century Flapper's Woolen Swim Suit, circa 1920s
Located in Nantucket, MA
Early 20th Century Flapper's woolen swim suit, circa 1920s, a Roaring 20s period woolen one-piece woman's bathing suit with classic Art Deco stripes The suit has muted black, green, ...
Category

American Art Deco Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wool

'Book Sets' 23 Volumes, Joseph Conrad, Complete Works
Located in New York, NY
23 Volumes. Joseph Conrad. Complete Works. "Memorial Edition" Bound in 3/4 Red morocco, linen boards, top edges gilt, raised bands, ornate gilt on spines, Volume one with a tipped-in...
Category

American 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Leather

James Bond 'Thunderball' Original Vintage Movie Poster, Japanese, 1974
Located in Devon, GB
In Sean Connery's fourth outing as suave secret agent James Bond, 'Thunderball' saw the British spy dispatched to the Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by Spectre, culmi...
Category

Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Masha Archer Pearl Bib Necklace
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Masha Archer pearl bib necklace A regal fresh water pearl necklace with brass and silver spacer beads from the famed San Francisco jewelry designer Masha Archer. The interior circ...
Category

American Tribal 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Silver

Tibetan Beaded Necklace on Mount
Located in Chicago, IL
This fantastic antique Tibetan necklace is beautifully crafted of silver metalwork and draped beads of various shapes and sizes. The colorful beads include carnelian, turquoise, cora...
Category

Tibetan Tibetan 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Silver

King Edward VIII Abdication Cup
Located in New Orleans, LA
This limited edition glass cup memorializes the accession and imminent abdication of King Edward VIII. Titled the Prince of Wales on his 16th birthday, Edward was crowned King of Eng...
Category

English Other 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Glass

Barbet Schroeder 'More' Original Vintage Movie Poster, Japanese, 1971
Located in Devon, GB
A bewitching full-bleed black and white photograph of a supine Mimsy Farmer confronts us on this scarce english-language poster for the first Japanese release of Barbet Schroeder's 1...
Category

Japanese Post-Modern Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Vintage 1950s Camp Fire Girls Flag
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage cotton flag for CAMP FIRE GIRLS, the sister group of the Boy Scouts. Founded in 1910, and ultimately changing names in 1975 to be co-ed. Fun piece of American history. Great ...
Category

American Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Cotton, Plexiglass, Wood

The Kentucky Derby: Run for the Roses Book by Bill Doolittle Hardcover Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
The Kentucky Derby: Run for the Roses by Bill Doolittle Time-Life Books, 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 180 pages. Written by Kentucky native son and sportswriter Bill Doolittle, The...
Category

American Folk Art 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Architecture de L'islam de L'atlantique au Gange by Henri Stierlin, 1979 Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Architecture de l'Islam. De l'Atlantique au Gange Stierlin, Henri. Architecture of Islam. Publisher ? : ? Office du Livre; First Edition (January 1, 1979) Language ? : ? French...
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Asian Moorish 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Italian Drawings Before 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago A Catalogue 1st Ed
Located in valatie, NY
Italian drawings before 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, by Suzanne Folds McCullagh and Laura Giles. Published in Pr...
Category

American 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Papier Mâché Johnnie Walker Whisky Promotional Bar Display Figure, circa 1930
Located in London, GB
Papier mâché Johnnie Walker whisky promotional bar display figure, circa 1930 We are proud to offer an original papier mâché Johnny Walker Whisky promotional bar display figure d...
Category

British Victorian Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Mid-Century Modern Record Player LP Vinyl Album Metal Holder Rack Stand Table
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Modern black record player and LP vinyl album metal holder rack stand table, circa mid-20th century, USA. Piece can support player and albums with more storage space at...
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American Mid-Century Modern 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Metal

Vintage Airline Poster of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand, ca.1960
Located in Langweer, NL
Vintage poster of New Zealand / Go There by NAC. Wellington: R.E. Owen, ca. 1960s. Photographic lithograph of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. Condition: Tiny spots of profes...
Category

20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

CHRISTIE'S 50 YEARS OF JAMES BOND THE AUCTION, 2012 Sale Catalogue
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
This is the catalogue for an official charity auction of many items of James Bond memorabilia from over the many years of films, together with items donated by Timothy Dalton, Aston ...
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20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Royal Crown Derby Rare Antique Imari Pattern Porcelain Bell
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very rare antique porcelain imari pattern bell by Royal Crown Derby and dating from 1904. The bell has a traditional bell shaped body with molded and finely decorated patterning in...
Category

English Art Nouveau Antique 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Porcelain

1930's Art Deco Streamline Arrow Plane Car Design Study Model
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A plaster design study attributed to an artist designer at the Hill Auto Body Metal company based in Cincinnati Ohio . The company specialized in streamline equipment for airplanes a...
Category

American Streamlined Moderne 20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Plaster

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Step inside the Storied Mansions of Palm Beach’s Most Effervescent Architect

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Known for Its Funky Furniture, Atelier Biagetti Has Launched Golden Workout Equipment

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