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All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1940 item #375281 (stock #RBfirstaid)
Stonegate Antiques
$65.00
This interesting, circa 1930's, home version FIRST AID KIT comes with many of its original contents. This painted metal kit is from an old pharmacy and is in nice condition with unobtrusive minor surface scratches and rust stains from storage. The supplies are all Johnson & Johnson products including the colorful 45 page handbook (Copyright 1933) which is packed with emergency techniques and simple care for the ailing.

The kit includes 5 Aseptic Gauze Packets, Band-Aid Box (tin), Box Absorbent Cotton, Adhesive Plaster (tin), Synol Soap, Johncolia Burn Emollient (some product leakage), tube J&J Analgesic (missing box), a pair if scissors, tweezers and a small package of cotton swabs. The contents appear unused to slightly used and fit perfectly into the kit. There are 2 mounting hooks on back ready for hanging in your collection.

Measures 9.25"H x 7.25"W x 2"D and sports an interior label / quick reference information sheet.

A striking First Aid collectible!

Stonegate Antiques
$225.00
Offered is a delightful 1940s era reverse painted pharmacy sign. This wood framed drug store sign measures 22.5 inches long x 14.5 inches wide.

Quite visually appealing, the sign is in very nice condition with minor paint loss with flaking on the left side. There is some lightening on the finish as well but it is not obtrusive. The photos actually enhance this effect which is much less obvious when viewed "in person". This paint issue on the left side is best appreciated in the last photo.

Eli Lilly was a proud manufacturer of proprietary medicines for over a century and often provided signage to drug store owners to both assist in promoting these local pharmacies as well as to advertise their own products.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #1224383 (stock #BA885)
Stonegate Antiques
$375.00
In the mid-1800's, an unknown artist painted the face of a young Black boy in warm, soft colors, and unbeknown to the artist, forever immortalized the young boy's image! Since that time a variety of items were been produced in the image of the "Young Black boy with the Torn Hat" or "Johnny Griffin".

This circa 1920-30's Johnny Griffin letter opener is constructed in solid brass. It remains functional for such use today or may be simply used as an attractive desk paperweight!

It is in all original condition with delightful patina- not a reproduction- no replaced parts- and measures 10 1/4 inches long. Remnants of green paint are visible on Johnny's shirt. Interestingly, this piece also doubles as an advertising piece as on the reverse side it is impressed, “I. C. Herman + Co., 507-9 Broadway, NY (New York)”.

Johnny Griffin Black Americana collectibles should form the cornerstone of any serious Black Memorabilia collection!

To see all of the Johnny Griffin items currently available for sale, simply type “Johnny Griffin” into the search box on our web home page.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1900 item #964493 (stock #B263)
Stonegate Antiques
$85.00
Offered are two pieces of vintage 19th century ephemera on the topic of 19th century Christian Missionary work with focus on the African and African-American Slave populations.

The first piece is a 12 page paper pamphlet written by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions that discusses the Mission philosophy and world-wide global plan to convert or evangelize Africans, Asians, and Native Americans. An interesting historical perspective. Printed in Boston, Massachusetts, by Perkins + Martin, 1838-- excellent condition.

Secondly offered is a small, early 19th century, hard cover book containing the memoirs of 5 different women--African Slave, Native American and Caucasian, their trials and tribulations and the effect of Christianity upon them. This tiny missionary book measures 3.25 inches wide x 5 inches long. While there is no publisher or date of publication, the memoirs focus upon women living in the first half of the 19th century. The 127 page book is in fine condition- tightly bound, no missing pages with age-related foxing to pages and some water staining.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #428795 (stock #G408)
Stonegate Antiques
$65.00
Offered is a lovely, double, gutta-percha photograph case holding two early 19th century tin types of two different women, as well as a teeny, uncased, tin type of a third woman.

The double gutta-percha case measures 2.5 inches wide x 3 inches long x .75 inches deep when closed, and 5 inches wide when opened. The case appears to be in excellent condition!

The two cased tin types are each further framed within different press-molded, thin, ornate, brass frame and behind a little pane of glass. Each tin type is labeled with the name of the woman: the bonneted woman is Sarah Lavinia Piquet, and the long-haired woman is Maria Rogere.

Mid-19th century age is an approximation based on clothing style as well as decorative art in photo and style of double case.

Condition of tin types is excellent- **ANY white marks seen in photographs are caused by light reflection and are NOT damage.**

The third tin type is of an unnamed woman; it is quite tiny, measuring 6/8 of an inch wide x 1 inch long.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #269474 (stock #J439b)
Stonegate Antiques
$30.00
Offered for sale is a hard to find, turn-of-the-century, apothecary pharmacy bottle that stands 7.5 inches tall. The stopper is embossed with a large "W" signifying WRIGHT's Patent.

This unusual tincture bottle is in excellent condition. The bottle interior is clear and the stopper, which sports ground glass, is in very nice condition except for some unobtrusive interior edge chips and two very minor flecks on the (L) edge of the stopper.

A hard to find circa 1900 patent pharmacy bottle ready for your collection!

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : School : Pre 1900 item #131051 (stock #G289)
Stonegate Antiques
$25.00
This wonderful, late 19th / early 20th century photograph of students and teacher from a New England, one-room school house measures 10 x 8 inches including mat. Actual size of the sepia toned photo is 8 x 5 inches. The subjects are posed on the stairs in front of the schoolhouse porch or veranda. The ten young gentlemen in the front row, while quite fashionably attired, don’t appeared to be very enthusiastic about their participation in this photography session! Look at those faces!

Condition is wonderful- no rips or creases. The full view photo appears faded or lighter on the right hand side, but this is camera flash glare only- tones/coloration are uniform throughout as seen in close-up photo.

A delightful and early schoolhouse collectible!

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Advertising : Pre 1900 item #1209346 (stock #G631)
Stonegate Antiques
$275.00
Measuring 5 3/4 inches high x 4 1/4 inches wide x 2 3/4 inches deep, this darling salesman's sample case advertises the Wholesale Grocers, Loverin and Browne Company. This Chicago, Illinois, company established business in 1872.

This diminutive tin case is painted black with gold accenting and gold lettering present on the front of the case. The black paint shows reasonable wear given its 130+ years of age with the majority of wear evident along seam lines and at the base. The gold painting on the front of the case remains quite nice with very small areas of unobtrusive paint loss present (please see all photos). This tin case was clearly well cared for over the years.

The case contains three, pull-out, tin drawers with tiny, circular, loop pulls at the ends, that when slid out, reveal 15 separate compartments designed to hold the corked, glass, sample bottles. Fourteen bottles remain present, all of which are original to the case. The bottles advertise the spices and perfume waters that the Loverin and Browne Company manufactured for wholesale purchase by various independent groceries. The base of each bottle sits on a spring which would have facilitated secure storage during travel.

An interesting addition to one's advertisement collection! Very easy to display with great visual appeal!

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1920 item #793291 (stock #BA695)
Stonegate Antiques
$595.00
Measuring 6.25 inches long x 5 inches wide, this well detailed, circa 1910, brass ashtray depicts a smiling black male native reclining on a stylized seashell.

In fabulous condition with 90+ years of all original surface patina, this phenomenal piece is very highly detailed and displays wonderfully! It authentically depicts the highly fashionable Art Nouveau styling which was so wildly popular at the turn of the 20th century. This brass ashtray promotes the English settlement of the CONGO on the African continent, and thus, the words "CONGO" are impressed across the native's chest. The earliest version of this ashtray was crafted in BRONZE did not feature the Congo label across the native's chest. The extremely rare bronze version of this ashtray is also featured for sale on this website.

A must-have piece for the sophisticated Black Americana collector, the brass version is a much more affordable alternative to the Bronze ashtray, if so desired!

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #560336 (stock #BA613)
Stonegate Antiques
$95.00
This vintage 1920's Austrian cast iron figure group is an authentic piece that was carefully hand-painted long ago. The darling boy and girl seated on a tree stump measures 2 3/8 inches high. With the exception of the girl's missing right leg, this seldom found piece is in overall fine condition with age-related paint scrapes here and there. A very unusual and interesting figure group that displays exceedingly well! Please see the other African-American cast iron figures available for purchase!
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Games : Pre 1930 item #188828 (stock #025)
Stonegate Antiques
$75.00
This circa 1920's, children's outdoor game made by Parker Brothers of Salem, Massachusetts, retains all of its original game pieces as well as the original game box cover, which has been professionally matted with museum quality, acid-free materials. (Alas, the remainder of the game box disintegrated long ago.)

The 3 game piece rings are constructed of heavy hemp rope with a painted wooden bead- each rope bead a different color. The pole, upon which one attempts to toss the ring, is all wood.

all of the game pieces and game box cover retain their rich, original colors! Condition of the game, absent the missing box, is quite fine. Very minimal wear to game pieces makes on wonder if they have ever been used; slight, light stain to right side of box cover.

A fabulous vintage toy!

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1960 item #333961 (stock #BA375)
Stonegate Antiques
$39.00
Measuring 1 3/8 inches high x 1 1/8 inches wide, this darling, European-made, brightly colored, VINTAGE costume jewelry pin of an African couple kissing is in excellent condition with no visible blemishes! It was quite likely never worn!

Made of a plastic, it retains its original clasp on back that is stamped in the teeniest of letters: “Made in Czechoslovakia”.

Very sweet!

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1950 item #350741 (stock #J919)
Stonegate Antiques
SOLD
This unused, 6 ounce-size, pharmacy or drug store, female-specific item labeled ZEPTIN Medicated Powder dates to the 1940s and was manufactured by LARRE’ Laboratories, Denver, CO. The box measures 3.5 inches tall and is in very nice condition although stained from age. Complete with the original insert and contents!!
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1960 item #335950 (stock #BA252A & B)
Stonegate Antiques
$38.00
Measuring approximately 5 inches long with the pen body approximately 1/2 inches in diameter, this absolutely darling, circa 1950’s, pair of wooden novelty writing pens feature Black Native Island Girls!

The detailing of each of the plastic Black Native Girls is quite fine featuring straw baskets atop their heads filled with plastic fruit, fuzzy black fabric hair, hand-painted facial features, movable jointed arms, and brass-colored hoop earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Each wears a sateen head covering, a lace shirt and silk cumberbunds. They are identical with the exception of fruit and cumberbund color!

The pen bodies are wooden and differ only in color of the wood. Neither pen works and it is unknown whether the ink has dried or can be coaxed back to life!

The pens are unmarked and are surmised to have never been used due to their very fine, all-original condition!

The two pens are sold as a pair for $38.00.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #678442 (stock #BA633)
Stonegate Antiques
$45.00
This wonderfully rare, 1920s piece of Black Memorabilia ephemera is in utterly fabulous condition!

Measuring 7.50 inches long x 3.25 inches wide, this Belgian cigarette or cigar, heavy paper/cardboard box features a fabulous litho of a very dapper Black Gentleman smoking one of the "JOHN" cigarettes. Its small size offers many options for display including framing for shelf or wall enjoyment.

A truly scarce find in phenomenal condition!

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Advertising : Pre 1940 item #735171 (stock #G462)
Stonegate Antiques
$35.00
Measuring 15.75 inches long by 4 inches in height, this metal, circa 1930s, brown and yellow, French advertising sign reads:

"Defense de Fumer..sans Microphosphate Schloesing."

Translated to English, it literally means "No Smoking without Schloesing Microphosphate", clearly an advertisement for a chemical product made by the Schloesing Company.

Certainly a conversation piece in very good condition with the expected mild and non-substantial wear with minor rust here and there to the painted surface. The sign has 4 small holes at each corner for easy mounting.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1960 item #365284 (stock #BA425)
Stonegate Antiques
$58.00
Measuring 23 3/4 inches long x 15 ¼ inches wide, this very charming, circa 1940-1950’s, machine-stitched, linen towel bears a very delightful, colorful stencil of the well-known Black Memorabilia character, Little Brown Koko eating a watermelon! In excellent, spotless condition, the towel may be folded and framed if desired! A great companion piece for those who collect Little Brown Koko books!
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #676188 (stock #BA 193/372)
Stonegate Antiques
$30.00
Measuring 4.75 inches long, these two 1940's metal noise maker toys featuring Black Minstrels are each offered for separate purchase.

Marked "US Metal Toy Company", they remain in very fine condition with some evidence of tiny superficial scratches and surface wear, but they both continue to make very loud and abrasive noises when twirled on their handles--just as they did many years ago on a New Year's Eve night!

As each is priced separately (see photos for pricing), please email us stating which item you wish to purchase so that we can customize your order form.