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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1900 item #1113134 (stock #BA804)
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Offered is a bucolic and beautifully-colored, medium-folio, copyrighted 1854, Nathaniel Currier, New York, lithograph entitled, "Catching A Trout". The image measures approximately 10" x 14", and depicts a fancily-dressed African-American man "netting" the trout caught by one of the two well-dressed gentleman enjoying a relaxing day of fishing. This Currier + Ives lithograph is infrequently found, and is quite highly collectible.

Condition of the litho is considered very good given the rich coloration that remains. Some minor wear does exist: 2 small tears measuring less than 1/2 inch each on either side border edge-- one in the trees on the right side and the other on the left side in the water. There are several teeny holes in the sky to the right of the bearded gentleman's fishing pole as well as one single hole in the black gentleman's hair. (Please see photos.) Some wear to the border at top as shown in photos.

Despite the noted imperfections, this lithograph displays beautifully, with rich color and crisp lines. It presently resides in an early 1920's frame without glass; it requires appropriate re-framing with acid-free materials to continue to preserve its historic importance.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1920 item #1288290 (stock #J1134)
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Some times great things come in small packages. Offered is a graphically appealing 1920 patent medicine sporting a wonderful label. This unwrapped tonic bottle measures about 3.5 inches and like many patent medicines claims to treat more than one condition. If you need a blood and nerve or anemia remedy, this is it.

The label is complete, a bit faded in one area (red printed portion) but otherwise sports great lithography.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #1273760 (stock #BA920 BA921)
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Measuring 9 inches high, these delightful examples of Folk Art styling, are two of a series of Black cloth character dolls made in Alabama in the 1930’s by unknown craftsmen/women. It has been speculated that their creation was encouraged through President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Depression era program, the Work Projects Administration (WPA), in existence from 1936-1940.

The doll clad in all black depicts the rarely-found, black country preacher out for an afternoon stroll with his wooden walking stick in one hand and the Holy Bible clutched in the other. The preacher wears a machine-stitched suit thoughtfully detailed with white shirt cuffs poking out of his sleeves and the white reverend's collar at his neck. His left shoe reveals a hole with a sock-covered toe poking through! The preacher's stove pipe style hat is placed snugly on his head covering most of his gray hair although his full gray facial beard features prominently. His embroidered facial features, characteristic of these dolls, are further accented with "steel-rimmed" style eye glasses. The 1.5 square inch bible actually has real pages! Also characteristic of this type of doll is a small square of asphalt shingle glued to the feet to serve as a stand. The doll's body is well-stuffed with cotton batting.

The gray-hair and bearded, chicken-toting black country gent doll is also attired in machine-stitched clothing and additionally shares a cotton-bating stuffed body, embroidered facial features, and an asphalt shingle tile stand. He wears cotton britches detailed with double knee patches and suspenders along with a blue and cream striped cotton shirt and a red and white polka dot kerchief around his neck. His hat is constructed of black-colored felt. This country gent holds a finely crafted and detailed brown chicken under his right arm, while his left hand clutches a wooden walking stick.

Two very special dolls that represent a snapshot of history, capturing the lives of poor southern black folk of the Depression era.

The dolls are priced at $255.00 each.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #743181 (stock #B170)
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1886 copyright, American Edition, Volume II, medical text “Diseases of the Digestive, Urinary and Sexual Apparatus” by Dr. Hermann Eichhorst, Professor of Special Pathology and Therapeutics and Director of the University Medical Clinic in Zurich, Switzerland. Please note that Volume I of this set is unavailable.

The contents include copious information on such as: ETIOLOGY, DIAGNOSTIC INDICATIONS, DISEASE PROGRESS & PROGNOSIS, TREATMENT, REMEDIES and much more.

This text is one in a series of books published in the 1880's by the WILLIAM WOOD & COMPANY, 55 & 58 Lafayette Place, NEW YORK. 355 pages. 106 black & white wood engravings.

CONDITION: Excellent with minimal foxing or wear, solid binding. MEASURES 9.25” x 6”.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #285528 (stock #J798)
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Offered for sale is a 19th century, very large-sized, apothecary pharmacy bottle sporting an extraordinarily RARE hand-painted label, “P. GLYCYRRH.” !!! From a short distance, this hand-painted label actually appears to be label under glass (LUG) bottle!

The 12 inch tall powder bottle has an open pontil on the base and sports a ground glass stopper, and is in fine condition with edge chips to the stopper as seen in the photo.

It is part of an unusual collection of 6 similar bottles that are offered for sale, some of which are etched WITTE’S PATENT 11/14/76. This particular bottle IS etched with this patent information.

In 20 years of specializing in pharmacy and apothecary antiquities, this is the first time that I have seen this version of a HAND PAINTED apothecary bottle!

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1960 item #1243070 (stock #M1268C)
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If you are looking for a pharmacy sign that is nearly mint and sports great graphics, you can stop searching!

This awesome example dates to 1955, is painted and has a reflective finish on the large lettering. This sign is new-old-stock and was never used!!!

This beauty measures 36" long x 18" wide and was manufactured by the Continental Sign and Advertising Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It appears to be made of a galvanized metal, is pre-drilled for hanging and is in pristine condition!

Ready for your collection! A fabulous, visually striking, pharmacy advertising piece!

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1930 item #487839 (stock #575(G))
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Measuring 9.75 inches in diameter and 3.75 inches high, this gorgeous, Ohio-made, circa 1920's, yellowware fruit bowl features fabulous blue sponging with gold gilt highlights along its decoratively embossed and scalloped rim.

The bowl sits upon a one inch high foot and has glaze crazing typical of an 85+ year old piece of pottery. No chips, cracks, or hairlines. One teeny, tiny fleabite on rim too small to be photographed with any clarity.

An outstanding piece of American Spongeware! Becoming much more difficult to find- particularly in this outstanding condition!

Please type the word "spongeware" into the Search box to find the other pieces of C1900-1920 Ohio Yellowware Spongeware currently being offered for sale. All pieces are prices separately.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1960 item #861176 (stock #BA316)
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Offered are a group of eleven, Black Memorabilia postcards in wonderful, unused condition of 1930's through 1950's vintage, priced at $15.00 each or all 11 for $140.00.

While some photos may appear a bit blurry, this is a function of photography and not condition. All postcards are crisp and clear! The six comical cartoon postcards are much more brightly and vividly colored than the photos depict. The four photo postcards also feature titles describing their subjects.

A delightful grouping that would be much-appreciated framed!

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.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #1273763 (stock #BA922)
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Measuring 7.5 inches long x 10 inches high, this rarely-found, circa 1930's, wooden pull toy depicting a Smiling Black Boy is fully functional! He was manufactured by Wood Commodities Corporation, New York, and was called, not the typical Sambo as one might expect, but "Little Jasper"!

Little Jasper was created by George Pal, a cartoonist who worked for Paramount Studios and who created the Puppetoons, a popular cartoon series played in movie theaters of the era prior to the screening of the feature film.

Push or pull him along, and he twirls around while the two present wooden flowers spin along with him! (One wooden flower top is, unfortunately, missing--the only imperfection to this fabulous toy!)

Overall condition is rated as excellent, barely-used condition! There is very insignificant edge wear to paint here and there, but the four wheels don't show even the tiniest trace of wear from use, suggesting that this toy quite likely sat either in a display cabinet or was packed away for its entire existence! Even the original, paper manufacturing sticker remains intact and in pristine condition!

"Little Jasper" is very RARELY found, and the opportunity to acquire him should not be overlooked!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #111759 (stock #M557)
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This rare and unusual, finely constructed, Civil War Era, portable Field Surgeon's Operating or Gleason type Mortuary Table (also known as a Cooling Table) comes from the estate of a 4th generation New England medical doctor, and retains its original finish with wonderful patina.

The decorative and delicate detailing of this piece is at odds with its most gruesome history! Scalloped copper edge guards and the appealing pattern in which the drainage holes in the laminated wood tabletop were laid out contribute to visual appeal. The softwood table frame stands on nicely turned hardwood legs.

When opened and extended to its maximum dimensions, the table measures 72" long X 18.5" wide X 22" high. To facilitate ease of traveling, this portable table slides and folds to 40" long X 18.5" wide X 4" high. A leather carrying handle is attached to the table edge; legs, when folded, are secured in place with hooks.

Very fine original condition: expected overall wear (patina) with one hook missing and minor unobtrusive loss of laminate along lower table top edge measuring approximately 1/3” wide by 7”.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1950 item #596309 (stock #BA641A)
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This is an authentic signed baseball from former Negro League player Luther "Luke" Atkinson. The ball was signed at an autograph show in March 2006. Luther "Luke" Atkinson was #20, a stand-out performer for the Satchel Paige All-Stars of the Negro Leagues.

A brief history of the Negro League:

African Americans first began to play baseball in the late 1800s on military teams, college teams, and company teams, eventually finding their way to the established professional baseball teams of white players. However, racism and “Jim Crow” laws would force African Americans from these teams by 1900, with black players left to form their own teams.

In 1920, an organized league structure was formed under the guidance of Andrew “Rube” Foster, a former player, manager, and owner for the Chicago American Giants. In a meeting held at the Paseo YMCA in Kansas City, Mo., Foster and several other Midwestern team owners joined to form the Negro National League. Soon, rival leagues formed in Eastern and Southern states, which brought black baseball to major urban centers and to rural countrysides in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. The Leagues maintained a high level of professional skill and inspired economic development in many black communities.

In 1945, when Major League Baseball’s Brooklyn Dodgers recruited Jackie Robinson from the Kansas City Monarchs, Robinson became the first African American in the modern era to play on a Major League roster. While this historic event was a key moment in baseball and civil rights history, it marked the decline of the Negro Leagues. The best black players began to be recruited for the Major Leagues with their black fans following them, and the last Negro Leagues teams folded in the early 1960s.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1950 item #1273723 (stock #BA836)
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This charming grouping of vintage, wooden, Black Porter and Mammy clothes brushes were all made in the 1930's and 1940's by the Rhody Brush Company of Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

All seven of these colorful brushes have natural bristles, and range in height from 7.5 inches and 8 inches tall to the smaller, 4.5 inches tall, green and red-dressed little Mammy brushes.

The three black railroad porter brushes, the large red Mammy brush with cloth bow and the small red Mammy brush are all in near excellent condition with evidence of having been very lightly used as described:

Blue Porter with Cream colored pants: teeny, superficial "dings" to paint here and there with one teeny mark between the eyes.
Black and Cream Porter: teeny, superficial "dings" to paint here and there with one teeny mark near the mouth; paint wear to edges of cap.
Yellow Porter: paint wear primarily to right side of face and top of cap.
Large Red Mammy with Cloth Bow: paint in excellent condition with a couple tiny rubs here and there. Natural bristles have faint trace of original red painted dots to natural bristle skirt.
Small Red Mammy: paint in excellent condition; faint trace of original red dots on natural bristle skirt.

The following two brushes are also in very nice, barely used condition with minor imperfection as described below:

Large Red Mammy with hand-painted bow: brush has seen a little more use than the others(see photos)- very minor paint wear from use to Mammy's back. Black paint drip to collar area. Natural bristles dyed red.
Small Green Mammy: green cap and blouse, small, 4.5" tall --in very good condition with exception to paint striation on face that occurred during manufacture (close-up photo makes this appear more prominent than what is seen with the eye).

Please note that many of the white spots seen in the photos are light reflections and are NOT areas of missing paint. If one looks closely, the teeny areas of missing paint can be distinguished from the light reflections.

The taller brushes are all priced at $85 each. The smaller, 4.5", green and red-dressed mammy brushes are priced at $60 each.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1900 item #1242362 (stock #BA896)
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Offered is a March 1855, bill of sale document outlining the specifics of the sale of a twenty two year old, African American man named, Ingram.

What makes this document specifically unique is that this sale of an African American slave for life was conducted between two members of the Native American Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma!

Current research documents the active involvement of the Choctaw Nation in the American Slave Trade, describing the Choctaw Nation’s very close alignment with the Southern Confederacy during the Civil War. A formal alliance with the Confederacy appears to have been dominantly influenced by their slaveholding and thus, their connection with Southern identity, but it has been proposed by some scholars that this alliance was also influenced by financial concerns, as was also the case for the Southern states. The involvement of the Choctaw Nation in the Slave Trade would be an very interesting topic of further research.

An additional aspect is that the slave is being sold by a FEMALE, Sotty James, to a male buyer, Thomson McKinney.

The document is framed, measuring approximately 13 inches wide x 14 1/2 inches long. It was purchased in its framed state, so the reverse side cannot be described. The document is in very fine condition with typical fold marks evident. There are no rips or foxing evident. The upper left hand corner is embossed with the stationers mark which reads as follows:

Know all men by these presents that I Sotty (or Lotty) James of Perry County , Choctaw Nation, have this 12th day of March A D 1855, for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand dollars to me in hand paid, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, bargained, sold and delivered unto Thomson McKinney of Scullyville County Choctaw Nation, a certain negro man named Ingmon, aged about twenty two years, slave for life. I do moreover hereby warrant and defend the title to the said Ingmon thus conveyed unto the said Thomson McKinney, his heirs and assigns against the legal claims of all persons whomsoever. In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the day and date first above written.

In presence of, William Wilson, Davis James---and Sotty or Lotty James, the word, “Seal” --- her mark, an "X", as she cannot, evidently, read or write.

A rare piece of ephemera significant to both Black Americana and Native American cultural history.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Specialty : Pre 1920 item #435488 (stock #087G)
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Measuring 5 inches tall x 3 inches deep x 1.5 inches wide, this darling, truly one-of-a-kind, child's play telephone for dolly, was likely made by a caring father some 90++ years ago, modeled after the real-life, circa 1910, Stomberg-Carlson crank-style, telephone of the day! The real-life version of this telephone required the assistance of the local operator to place a call and likely was even a party line!

The phone case is constructed entirely of wood and stands on 4 small wooden feet. The framework for the telephone apparatus, itself, is constructed of heavy cardboard covered in a simulated wood-look paper. The telephone has 2 round metal knobs simulating the ringer bells, and the ear and mouth pieces are quite authentic in appearance and appear to be bakelite. The ear piece is attached with its original string and hangs of a teeny metal hook on the left side. A phone box is situated under the phone, and a tiny, paper telephone book (!!) hangs off a matching string on the right side of the phone case.

An absolutely darling, one-of-a-king collectible!

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #674752 (stock #BA660)
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Measuring 3.25 inches high, this delightful English child or baby transfer porcelain mug is a quite rare find!

In excellent condition with the exception of some minor wear to the gilt rim and scripted banner, the cup or mug features two gentleman sharing a tub bath- one Caucasian and one African-American. The African-American gent is surrounded by musical notes indicating that he is doing quite a bit of whistling, while the Caucasian gent covers his ears in annoyance. The scripted banner above their heads reads, "Whistling Rufus." "There's music in the air."

The mug is signed in the lower right corner of the tub, "Copyright Sid Smith". The base bears the black crown and banner stamp of Allertons, England as well as the printed, red-inked number "2089".

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1900 item #964493 (stock #B263)
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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 : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Dental : Pre 1900 item #1277784 (stock #M1309-1310)
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Offered are two, decorative, late 19th century, English, porcelain, dental tooth paste pot lid containers. They are priced separately with the ORIENTAL TOOTH PASTE pot lid offered at $115.00, and the WOODS CHERRY TOOTH PASTE pot lid offered at $75.00.

The ORIENTAL TOOTH PASTE pot lid measures about 3 inches in diameter, sports a marbled exterior and is in very nice condition with a few faint edge chips to the base. There is a slight variance in color between the top and base.

The WOODS CHERRY TOOTH PASTE pot lid measures over 2.5" in diameter, sports red printing on top and is in very good condition. This container has some small chips on the interior edge of the base.

Displayed together as a pair or individually, these dental pot lids will add visual interest to your collection!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1920 item #1288278 (stock #J1133)
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An unusual find for those who collect narcotic bottles. This circa 1920s Opium hypodermic tablet boxed medicine is a nice find. There are 2 remaining vials that sport complete labels as seen. The box measures around 3 inches and has a label marked PANTOPON 'Roche'.

The vials are empty.