January 28, 2015

Brother Can You Spare A Dime?


Great Depression era ‘Piggy’ coin bank by Hazel Atlas with lid that reads “Brother Can You Spare A Dime” after the popular hit song.  It stand about 5 1/4 inches tall and is in good condition.

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January 28, 2015

Uranium Glass Variety Pack



Ahh, that time again.

Our stock of radionuclide-bearing glass has built up to the point where it’s time to move it on.


1920’s fan shaped vase. 8 1/4 inches tall, 6 3/4 inches wide, in excellent condition, $20.


Green glass flower frog. Does radiation keep cut flowers healthier longer? Find out! 3 1/2 inches in diameter, $9.


Assorted marbles, 8 small, two large, $15 for the lot.



Set of six vintage shot / cordial / aquavit glasses, three in pink and three in pale uranium green, 2 3/4 inches tall. Set for $25. Perfect for a black light party at the Borgias.


Grape pattern bowl that’s a dead ringer for one we had a while ago, but this one is unmarked. It is a maximum of 7 1/2 inches in diameter. $15


January 27, 2015

Marble Topped Tables

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Two vintage marble topped tables. Rectangular harp base faux-Empire style with drawer, in great shape, 18 inches wide, 14 deep and 28 tall. $110

We also have an oval pedestal base table, the top is a maximum of 22 inches by 18 inches and it stands 23 1/2 inches tall. Also in very good condition. $90

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January 27, 2015

Fine Vase Form Lidded Basket


Basketry is one of those great art forms that combines form and function.

This lidded basket is a more contemporary piece that uses smoked grass, caribou and beaver fur, has a carved bone eagle ornament and is finished with recycled glass and bone beads.

It is a finely crafted piece and stands 7 inches tall. Unfortunately I don’t know the basket maker but the piece was originally sold in an Alaskan gallery.

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January 26, 2015

Coast Along The Ohio Turnpike


Commemorative drinks coaster, just over 3 inches in diameter. It was probably made to celebrate the opening of the Turnpike in 1955. Surprisingly this is not the first item we’ve seen commemorating this august event.

In good condition.


January 26, 2015

A Little Bit Of Country: Vintage Ranch Oak Chairs With Saguaro Cactus Design Back


Howdy partner!

Welcome the old west. Or the not so old west but now vintage west (once the contemporary idealized west) which was popularized* by cowboy sheik designs like this. These chairs were made by  A. Brandt of Fort Worth Texas and sold under the Ranch Oak name beginning in the late 1930’s and probably no later than the late 1950’s.

They are solid wood, presumably oak, with a pale, pickled oak wash finish. In the center of the back is carved a saguaro cactus. They are in great shape and stand 33 1/2 inches tall.

$175 for the set of four.

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*Later revived after the war and especially demonstrated by TV and radio shows with clear good guys (cowboys) and bad guys (Indians). Musically it was a period popularized by the cowboy crooners and western swing, both of which took a serious hit in popularity with the advent of Rock and Roll.

January 25, 2015

Seattle World’s Fair Bottle


Conveniently dated to the same year as the Seattle World’s Fair, 1962. It is a representation of the Space Needle but looks a little squat . . . add a couple stumpy arms and perhaps it’d look like a space fire hydrant.

There are four main panels on the bottle. One reads World’s Fair Seattle with silhouettes of Boeing jets. The next one to the right is dated 1962 and has a depiction of the mountains and forests east of Seattle. The third panel reads Century 21 and features mixed fruit, notably orchard products and grapes, hinting at longstanding elements of Washington’s agricultural economy. The final panel is also dated 1962 and show more mountains, another airplane, salmon and  . . . two blocky things labeled Salt. This is where I loose the thread of the design. Luckily it is not my place to wonder further but rather to state that the bottle is in great shape, empty and stands 13 1/4 inches tall.

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January 25, 2015

Giant White Rabbit


Carousel style animal in the form of a white rabbit suitable for adult entertainment. It is 73 inches tall and 34 1/2 inches from snout to hind paw.

Oddly this is not the first giant carousel animal we’ve had.

Ain’t the world an interesting place?

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January 24, 2015

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table


Patterned walnut mid-century coffee table. In good FAIR* condition it measures 54 1/2 inches long, 21 deep and 15 inches tall. Along the longest side are raised strips which are a nice design element with possible functionality.

*UPDATE: Annnnnd just moments after publishing this I noticed that the finish on the top has a major dull spot where the lacquer has been worn away. It is at least a repairable flaw. See the detail photo below the slide show for a close up. My apologies for the oversight.

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January 24, 2015

Stand Up! Tall Desk



Very tall in fact. It is a mere 43 1/2 inches to top of back, 31 wide and 23 1/4 deep. There is a drawer. The good part of being this tall is that it can be shortened for real sized people.

Might have actually been used as a lectern.

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