Mid-20th Century Collectibles and Curiosities

Giant Scalloped Clam Shell Centrepiece
Giant Scalloped Clam Shell Centrepiece
Mid-20th Century Indian Other Centerpieces
Shell
Wonderful example of a giant clam shell from the Indian Ocean. The bleached white color and high profile of the scallops make this a distinctive centrepiece or decoration. I have inc...
Vintage Suede Pommel Horse
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.
Original, Large Ship's Chrome Porthole Window Converted to Mirror, 1960s
Original, Large Ship's Chrome Porthole Window C...
Mid-20th Century Industrial Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors
Chrome
An unusual large size, oval ship's porthole window converted to a mirror. Chrome window with working keys--the keys turn and the window opens (put a safe or shelves behind?). From a ...
1940 Aldo Tura Goat Skin and Brass Tobacco Container
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...
Machinist Made Steel Sculpture of a Cannon
Machinist Made Steel Sculpture of a Cannon
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures
Cut Steel
A unique, end of day, machinist made steel sculpture of a cannon resting on a stepped platform which allows it to be positioned at different heights and easily moved. This sculpture,...
Noted Artist Ceramic Bug House Sculpture 1978- from Bass Museum
Noted Artist Ceramic Bug House Sculpture 1978- ...
Bill Stewart
Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Models and Miniatures
Ceramic
Noted Museum Ceramicist Artist William (Bill) Stewart (born 1941). Original one of a kind three dimensional form ceramic sculpture bug house., signed. A 1978 truly sinfully charming ...
Vintage Sony 5-303W Micro TV, 1959, Japan
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
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...
Vintage Leather Medicine Ball, 1940s
Vintage Leather Medicine Ball, 1940s
Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Leather
From a gym in the former Czechoslovakia. Leather has been cleaned and treated Made of patinated, thick cowhide. Weight: 4 kg.
Vintage Leather Medicine Ball, 1940s
Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Leather
This medicine ball comes from the stock of an old Czech gymnasium, made in the 1940s. Thick cowhide with patina. Cleaned and treated with a special leather care. Weight: 3kg.
Mid-Century Molecular Structure Model in Black,...
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Architectural Models
Metal
This beautiful patinated metal 1950s molecular structure will display great on any table for presentation. It measures very nicely at 12 x 8 x 11 Inch. The piece was used for study i...
Leather Cartridge Bag
Vintage 1930s English Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Leather
Vintage Leather Cartridge Bag. A good quality pigskin cartridge bag, maker unknown. The bag is in very good condition with a replaced leather adjustable shoulder strap. The case hol...
1950s Canvas Wall - School Chart Raptorial Bir...
Jung Koch Quentell
Mid-20th Century German Country Maps
Canvas
Vintage Wall School Chart theme Raptorial Birds. By Jung-Koch-Quentell - the trio who designed these Wall School Charts / Maps. Published by Hagemann Düsseldorf. This pull down char...
20th Century Italian Cheval Mirror in Art Deco ...
Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco More Mirrors
Mirror, Walnut, Burl
Beautiful Italian cheval mirror of the mid-20th century. Furniture in Art Deco style in walnut and burl walnut, with a particular shape and construction. Cheval mirror provided with ...
Green and Yellow Polka Dot Celluloid Bakelite B...
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Collectible Jewelry
Bakelite
Large green and yellow polka dot bakelite bangle with a darker green on the inside of the bracelet. The yellow polka dots made of a facetted bakelite rhinestone which adds a nice ...
20th Century, Art Deco Streamline Airplane Wood...
Unknown
Mid-20th Century French Art Deco More Desk Accessories
Brass, Wood
Very nice large 20th century, Art Deco streamline airplane wooden desk model sculpture. Perfect for a aviation fan. Made of wooden and silvered brass. Professional restoration has be...
Rare Nautical Omega Clock Royal Navy Submarine,...
Omega
Mid-20th Century Swiss Art Deco Nautical Objects
Brass
Very rare, Omega British Admiral-ty deck watch. Second World War Royal Navy Submarine, Ship, 8 Days Omega clock. A model created in 1936 and specially developed for the British navy...
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.
Hans Hansen Rosewood Box with Silver Inlay
Hans Hansen
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Tobacco Accessories
Sterling Silver, Rosewood
Sterling silver hinge and sterling silver hallmark, circa 1960s. Handmade in Denmark.
Early 20th Century Italian Cast Iron Safe from ...
Vintage 1930s Italian Nautical Objects
Iron
A very special Italian piece of furniture, which has been part of the furniture of the Ocean Liner “SS Conte di Savoia” (Count of Savoy), built in 1932 at the Cantieri Riuniti dell'A...
Lone Ranger Vintage 1930s Pilot Bakelite Radio
Vintage 1930s American More Furniture and Collectibles
Bakelite
Lone Ranger Radio manufactured by Pilot Measures 15 in x 9.25 in x 7 in deep Great collectors piece.
52 Star American Flag Cloth Jacket Emblem with ...
Mid-20th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
52 Star American Flag Cloth Jacket Emblem with Peace Symbol Configuration, circa 1964-1975: This unusual flag image is great for two reasons. One is the rather obvious fact that i...
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...
Art Deco Brown Leather and Chrome Box Bag
Mid-20th Century European Art Deco Collectible Jewelry
Leather, Chrome
Wonderfully stylish 1930s ladies hand bag in brown leather with a chrome clasp and frame. Inside the bag it's lined and has built in pockets which house vanity accessories. Condition...
French Art Deco Bronze Crucifix by Jeanne Ferre...
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Religious Items
Bronze, Wood
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Airplane Radial Engine Sculpture Nine Cylinder ...
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Wall-mounted Sculptures
Aluminum, Steel
Sculpture made from a radial aircraft engine, the nine-cylinder '' R-985 Wasp Jr '' manufactured by Pratt and Whitney in 1945. After flying several years on a Max-Holste MH-1521 B...
Fokker F27 Blade in Duralium
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Aviation Objects
Aluminum, Steel
Duralium blade from a Fokker F27, a short-haul 44-seat turboprop aircraft developed and built by the Dutch manufacturer Fokker, designed to succeed the legendary DC-3 and manufacture...
Aircraft Coffee Table Radial Engine Pratt & Whi...
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Aluminum, Stainless Steel
Coffee table made from an aircraft radial engine, the 9-cylinder ''R-985 Wasp Jr '' manufactured by Pratt & Whitney in 1945. After flying for several years on a Max-Holste MH-1521...
'Cyclone' Wright R-1820 Aircraft Radial Engine ...
Mid-20th Century North American Industrial Mounted Objects
Aluminum, Stainless Steel
Sculpture made from an aircraft radial engine, the "cyclone" nine-cylinder Wright R-1820 manufactured by Curtiss-Wright in the 1950s. After a long time set a DC-3 "Dakota", this exce...
Hollywood Regency Brass Rotary Standing Dial Te...
Vintage 1930s American Hollywood Regency Scientific Instruments
Brass
1970s era brass rotary standing dial telephone. Intricate details inlayed into the brass.
1950s Store Display Mannequin Child, Tyrol Clot...
Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Busts
Acrylic
Cute little 1950s mannequin child, shop display child, store window doll. Made in the style of Kathe Kruse, a well known German Doll Company. The boy has low hanging cheeks and fin...
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 an inlaid black morocco silhouette of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly -- house...
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...
Vintage Laurel Leaf Necklace by Trifari, circa ...
Trifari
Mid-20th Century American Collectible Jewelry
Gold Plate
Vintage Laurel leaf necklace by Trifari, circa 1960. Marked 'Trifari' with copyright symbol and crown T hang tag.  
Motion Picture 35mm Theatre Projector 1922 Desi...
Simplex
Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Mounted Objects
Brass, Steel, Glass, Optical Glass, Chrome
Suggest for your consideration is this 35mm Motion Picture Cinema Projector designed in 1922 and built in 1937. This highly patinated Super Simplex projector head is complete with tu...
Gone with the Wind, First Edition, First Printi...
Vintage 1930s Books
First edition, first printing, of Margaret Mitchell's "sweeping rendition of a South torn apart," one of the twentieth century's most phenomenally popular novels, presented in a quar...
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...
Antique Classic Dancer Sculpture, French, 1930s
Unknown
Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Collectible Jewelry
Bronze
Silvered bronze sculpture of a women dancing. It has a marble tray or plated that can be use for jewelry, personal cards or keys. Made in France, 1930s.
Nautical Painted Chest of Drawers
Mid-20th Century English Other Nautical Objects
Nautical painted chest of drawers.
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...
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...
Pair of Vintage Fencing Leather Masks, Art Deco...
Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Sports Equipment and Memorabilia
Metal
Very good original condition.
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...
Vintage African Antelope Gazelle Mounted Taxidermy
Vintage 1960s African Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art
Horn, Animal Skin
1960s vintage taxidermy of a Thomson's Gazelle. It is distinguished by the dark side stripe that runs from the shoulder to the flank and the white patch on the rump. The Thomson is a...
Art Deco Evans Elegance Handbag in Black Leather
Evans
Mid-20th Century Central American Art Deco Collectible Jewelry
Leather
This stunning museum quality bag with all of its accessories is sensational. The Evans Elegance handbag is extraordinary and in near mint condition. Smartly tailored quality black le...
Midcentury Kidney Model/Medical Teaching Tool, ...
Mid-20th Century Models and Miniatures
Steel, Chrome, Plastic
Large vibrantly colored Kidney model used as a medical teaching tool. Mounted on a chrome steel rod with a black plastic base. This piece would look amazing under a bell jar or cloche.
Britains 44D Her Majesty's State Coach 1761 Kin...
Vintage 1930s British George III Figurative Sculptures
Brass
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely Britain’s 44D Her Majesty's state coach made for King George III in 1761 in the original box. This is part of a larger set of vintag...
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...
Lifesize Articulating X-Ray Dummy, Cold War Icon
U.S. Government
Mid-20th Century American Industrial Historical Memorabilia
In 1961 this mannequin was featured in a Life Magazine cover story. After Khrushchev scared the world by setting off a hydrogen bomb 1n 1961 the US wanted to know its long term effec...
Rare Solid Silver Giovannoni Signed Cigarette C...
Mid-20th Century Italian Classical Roman Sterling Silver
Silver
We are delighted to offer for sale this ornate hand engraved solid silver 800-grade Italian cigarette case signed Giovannoni A good looking well made and decorative collectable pi...
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...
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...
Bronze Saint Elizabeth and the Miracle of the R...
Mid-20th Century Dutch Religious Items
Bronze
Rare religious sculpture by Dutch artist Mari Andriessen (1897-1979). This rare sculpture by Mari Andriessen is based on the history of Elizabeth von Thuringen, born in Sárospatak...
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...
Mid-20th Century Copper and Brass Bugle with In...
Vintage 1950s Australian Musical Instruments
Brass, Bronze, Copper
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...
Two Impressive and Huge Midcentury World Map Wa...
Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Maps
Aluminum, Iron
We proudly offer this outstanding pair of very large wall-mounted modernist globes / world maps with an incredible diameter of 95 inches each. Unique one-of-a-kind sculptures depicti...
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