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ART DECO
decorative items from this wonderful era
 
A & M FRUIT SHOPPE porcelain neon advertising display sign
A & M FRUIT SHOPPE porcelain neon advertising display sign
porcelain with neon A&M Fruit Shoppe storefront advertising display sign, over 9 feet across!!
1500.00Sold
bowling alley porcelain neon advertising display sign
bowling alley porcelain neon advertising display sign
orange porcelain with neon bowling alley storefront advertising display sign, double sided
2800.00Sold
Coca-Cola badminton advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Coca-Cola badminton advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Rare 1940s era Coca-Cola wood and wire construction badminton themed advertising sign. Neat 3-D design as the shuttlecock is raised from the surface of the sign. Wonderful period images and colors. Stamped "Kay Displays Inc" on back.
1650.00Sold
Coca-Cola baseball advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Coca-Cola baseball advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Rare 1940s era Coca-Cola wood and wire construction baseball themed advertising sign. Neat 3-D design as the baseball is raised from the surface of the sign. Wonderful period images and colors. Stamped "Kay Displays Inc" on back. The most sought after and desirable of this sport series of display signs.
2500.00Sold
Gibson refrigerators porcelain neon advertising display sign
Gibson refrigerators porcelain neon advertising display sign
porcelain with neon Gibson refrigerators and kitchen appliances storefront advertising display sign, double sided
1200.00Sold
Herman Miller orange vinyl padded yellow fiberglass shell chair, circa 1950s
Herman Miller orange vinyl padded yellow fiberglass shell chair, circa 1950s
Herman Miller fiberglass side chair designed by Charles Eames. Rare color combination: bright orange vinyl padded upholstery on a yellow fiberglass shell. Paired with a height adjustable swivel base on casters. Usually these shells were mounted on a fixed height base. This base adjusts from 17 to 20 inches.
495.00Sold
Herman Miller yellow fiberglass shell chair tandem seating unit with table, circa 1950s
Herman Miller yellow fiberglass shell chair tandem seating unit with table, circa 1950s
Herman Miller yellow fiberglass shell chair tandem seating unit with table; classic mid-century furnishing perfect for reception area waiting room
2500.00Sold
HOWARD JOHNSON'S candy advertising display rack
HOWARD JOHNSON'S candy advertising display rack
rare vintage metal tiered Howard Johnson's restaurant display rack; header signs read "HOWARD JOHNSON`S Fine CANDIES Made in our candy kitchens"... and you thought HoJo just made great ice cream!!
795.00Sold
LLOYD Weber chrome springer lounge chair
LLOYD Weber chrome springer lounge chair
Art deco streamlined springer lounge chair. Chromed steel with lacquered wood arm rests. Original oil cloth upholstered cushions.
495.00Sold
orange/turquoise Spartus starburst wall clock
orange/turquoise Spartus starburst wall clock
Vintage Spartus wall clock in a beautiful orange and turquoise two-tone with a dazzling gold-chrome center bezel. This Spartus came with an electric movement, but has been replaced with an AA-battery quartz mechanism, so it keeps accurate time. This is a rare color combination and in fantastic condition.
350.00Sold
pair of Eames LCW chairs, circa 1945
pair of Eames LCW chairs, circa 1945
A pair of museum-quality LCW's (Lounge Chair - Wood) in the desirable red color variation designed by Charles Eames for the Herman Miller Furniture Company in Zeeland, Michigan. The Eames molded plywood chair has become a classic of mid-twentieth century American furniture design with its clean details and sculpted curves. The seat and back, molded to fit the contours of the human body, together with the rubber "shock" mounts which permit the chair to flex with any shifting of position, provide comfort rarely found in a non-upholstered chair. These and other Eames designs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City and in other major retrospective design exhibitions. Art & Antiques magazine, in their annual special issue [March 2000, page 122], included the Eames molded plywood chair among the "Top Treasures of the Century"!!
6000.00Sold
pink Robertshaw Lux MINUTE MINDER kitchen timer
pink Robertshaw Lux MINUTE MINDER kitchen timer
Charming pink 1950s-era kitchen timer with great atomic style and central rocket-shaped time indicator. Original instruction sticker still on bottom. Works with a nice little "ding" when time is up.
250.00Sold
vintage atomic era jet age ZENITH
vintage atomic era jet age ZENITH "Disk Jockey" phonograph
Stunning vintage Zenith "Disc Jockey" semi-automatic 3 speed phonograph, model S-9017, circa 1956. Beautiful 2-tone green polystyrene case. Original brass logo cap. Black and green turntable. Center adapter for large and small holes. Original needle and cartridge. Original bottom and labels. Features include 3-speed lever with "O" (off) position, automatic turn on when arm is moved out and automatic turn off at end of record.
395.00Sold
1933 World's Fair cigarette case/compact
1933 World's Fair cigarette case/compact
lovely red art deco cigarette case was a souvenir at the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago; the "A Century of Progress" logo snaps up to reveal a small compact case with mirror
395.00Buy
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1933 World's Fair matchbox
1933 World's Fair matchbox
beautiful art deco graphics on this little matchbox from the 1933 World's Fair ("A Century of Progress") in Chicago
295.00Buy
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Atlas Bantam 5 cent peanut vending machine
Atlas Bantam 5 cent peanut vending machine
Atlas Bantam 5 cent peanut vending machine made by the Atlas Manufacturing & Sales Company. Made of bright polished aluminum with an eight-sided glass globe original to the machine. No key, but the locking barrel can be removed for access to the inner works by simply unscrewing it with a screw driver. Patent number on top lid: D152883.
395.00Buy
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Ballantine beer lighted advertising display sign
Ballantine beer lighted advertising display sign
"Ask the man for... Ballantine beer" lighted advertising display sign from the great NJ brewery. Curved reverse painted thick glass front slides securely into brackets on the gold metal mesh. Sign uses 3 incandescent bulbs - one larger and two smaller - for even lighting. Pre-zip code label confirms the vintage to 1950s or early 1960s.
795.00Buy
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black Americana WE NEEDS? grocery list board
black Americana WE NEEDS? grocery list board
vintage black Americana “WE NEEDS?” wooden grocery list board sign for the kitchen with Mammy or Aunt Jemima graphics
250.00Buy
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black mid-century modern bar stools - set of 4
black mid-century modern bar stools - set of 4
set of 4 matching vintage Eames era black vinyl mid-century modern bar stools with chrome and black painted bases
495.00Buy
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black Zenith tube radio
black Zenith tube radio
This is an extremely clean charcoal and white plastic Zenith tube radio, model Y513, which looks beautiful and plays great. The design of this radio reflects Zenith's efforts to achieve a modern "Machine Age" look without offending its traditional customers. Zenith moved to a more radical (for Zenith) design approach later in the 1950s and early 1960s with more streamlined "Jet Age" cabinets.

This radio has been restored electronically. All tubes, capacitors and resistors have been checked and replaced if necessary. It has its original back and factory label with model number and tube layout; it has an internal antenna and plays with unusually good fidelity, picking up stations clearly across the dial without any hum.
495.00Buy
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BLACKSTONE cigar envelope
BLACKSTONE cigar envelope
suited, silhouetted, and smoking gentleman on this lithographed heavy paper stocked Blackstone cigar envelope..."Smoked from Maine to Mexico"
195.00Buy
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BURGESS flashlight battery store display rack/sign
BURGESS flashlight battery store display rack/sign
rare Burgess flashlight batteries point-of-purchase metal display rack; top sign folds down
395.00Buy
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Carstairs Liquor advertising seal
Carstairs Liquor advertising seal
fabulous "White Seal" advertising mascot for Carstairs Liquors balancing a red ball on the tip of his nose
375.00Buy
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ceramic Siamese cats electric TV lamp
ceramic Siamese cats electric TV lamp
ceramic Siamese cats electric TV lamp
295.00Buy
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chrome automobile side rear view mirror
chrome automobile side rear view mirror
stylish and beautiful atomic chrome side rear view mirror for a 1950s-era automobile
395.00Buy
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Coca-Cola skiing advertising display sign
Coca-Cola skiing advertising display sign
Another hard-to-find vintage sports themed Coca-Cola advertising display sign. Metal and wire construction. Wonderful period skiing graphics. Complete and in great condition as shown. The pine cone is real!
795.00Buy
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Coca-Cola swimming advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Coca-Cola swimming advertising display sign by Kay Displays
Rare 1940s era Coca-Cola wood and wire construction swimming/diving/beach themed advertising sign. Neat 3-D design as the beach ball is raised from the surface of the sign. Wonderful period images and colors. Stamped "Kay Displays Inc" on back.
1650.00Buy
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Eames dinette set: 4 wire chairs w/Eiffel bases/black bikinis and round dining table, circa 1950
Eames dinette set: 4 wire chairs w/Eiffel bases/black bikinis and round dining table, circa 1950
incredible mid-century dinette set; 4 Eames wire chairs with Eiffel bases and black bikinis, 48" round white laminate dining table with a great design that compliments the beautiful Eiffel base chairs; Herman Miller furniture company, circa 1950
7500.00Buy
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Eames wire chair with Eiffel Tower base and bikini, circa 1950s
Eames wire chair with Eiffel Tower base and bikini, circa 1950s
Eames wire chair with Eiffel Tower base and pale yellow bikini, Herman Miller furniture company, circa 1950s
975.00Buy
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FLORIDA
FLORIDA "LAND OF SUNSHINE" license plate topper sign
metal license plate topper souvenir sign from the great state of Florida, the "Land Of Sunshine", with two palm trees and a bathing beauty
395.00Buy
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formica plant stand
formica plant stand
A wonderful Eames era atomic style plant stand. The rectangular base table is made of wood with a yellow formica top finished with a gold plastic rim. From this base, two dark wooden arms and three decorative metal rods with a gold finish hold a smaller rectangular platform, made of wood with an orange/coral formica top and also finished with a gold plastic rim. The plant stand has four dark wooden legs embellished with brass tips and placed at a slight angle.
495.00Buy
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GREYHOUND bus lines porcelain advertising display sign
GREYHOUND bus lines porcelain advertising display sign
This old 1940s double-sided porcelain Greyhound sign is 100% original with no restoration or touch up ever. A rare classic sign in outstanding original high grade condition. Still has three of its four mounting brass grommets. Truly a great early Greyhound Bus sign and a wonderful example of period advertising art. First I've seen in 25 years of collecting.
2750.00Buy
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GREYHOUND bus station illuminated advertising clock by PAM
GREYHOUND bus station illuminated advertising clock by PAM
Greyhound bus station lighted advertising clock by PAM
1495.00Buy
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Herman Miller fiberglass shell chair tandem seating unit with table, circa 1960-70s
Herman Miller fiberglass shell chair tandem seating unit with table, circa 1960-70s
Herman Miller fiberglass orange/blue shell chair tandem seating unit with white laminate table designed by Charles Eames. Classic mid-century furnishing perfect for foyer or reception area waiting room. Note interchangability of seats and table; several different positions are possible.
2500.00Buy
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Herman Miller orange fiberglass armchair, circa 1950s
Herman Miller orange fiberglass armchair, circa 1950s
Herman Miller orange fiberglass armchair with black H-base designed by Charles Eames
975.00Buy
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Herman Miller orange fiberglass armchair, circa 1957
Herman Miller orange fiberglass armchair, circa 1957
Herman Miller fiberglass armchair designed by Charles Eames. This modern classic design is constructed of a bright orange fiberglass shell with H-base and early metal and rubber "dome of silence" glides. It is stamped Aug 8 1957 and retains the Herman Miller label.
975.00Buy
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Herman Miller pair of orange fiberglass shell chairs, circa 1950s
Herman Miller pair of orange fiberglass shell chairs, circa 1950s
pair of Herman Miller orange fiberglass shell chairs designed by Charles Eames
1200.00Buy
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Herman Miller set of 4 blue fiberglass shell chairs, circa 1950s
Herman Miller set of 4 blue fiberglass shell chairs, circa 1950s
set of 4 Herman Miller blue fiberglass shell chairs with black H-bases designed by Charles Eames
1800.00Buy
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Herman Miller set of 4 fiberglass shell chairs with Eiffel bases, circa 1950s
Herman Miller set of 4 fiberglass shell chairs with Eiffel bases, circa 1950s
Set of four Herman Miller fiberglass shell chairs designed by Charles Eames. One each in orange, lemon yellow, mustard yellow and greige with Eiffel tower bases.
2500.00Buy
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Holiday ice cream advertising display sign
Holiday ice cream advertising display sign
vintage embossed metal advertsing display sign for Holiday ice cream
250.00Buy
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illuminated mid-century world globe
illuminated mid-century world globe
electric lighted Physigraphic contour-relief world globe mounted on a teak[?] wooden base by the Weber Costello Co., Chicago, Illinois; looks lovely when illuminated in a darkened room
395.00Buy
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ivory/turquoise Travler tube radio
ivory/turquoise Travler tube radio
Rare and beautiful, all original, 1950s two-toned Travler ivory and turquoise/aqua plakson bakelite table model tube radio with gold accents. This modernistic jet age jetsons-style radio retains its original Travler logo, all original knobs and full cardboard backing.
795.00Buy
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LADIES rest room neon display sign
LADIES rest room neon display sign
Vintage metal ladies restroom neon sign which may have been from a motel, drive in restaurant, or drive in movie theater. The sign is heavy and still has a transformer but the neon needs to be replaced. Mounts flush against the wall with the brackets on the top and bottom of sign. Please see the matching men's restroom sign.
1200.00Buy
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MEN rest room neon display sign
MEN rest room neon display sign
Vintage metal men's restroom neon sign which may have been from a motel, drive in restaurant, or drive in movie theater. The sign is heavy and still has a transformer but the neon needs to be replaced. Mounts flush against the wall with the brackets on the top and bottom of sign. Please see the matching ladies restroom sign.
1200.00Buy
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mid-century Eames era aqua vinyl padded armchair, circa 1950s
mid-century Eames era aqua vinyl padded armchair, circa 1950s
Neat, low-slung 1950s retro modern aqua/turquoise vinyl arm chair. I believe that the shell under the vinyl is fiberglass. Metal legs with a thick, white coating. Very sturdy. Unmarked; maker/designer unknown.
495.00Buy
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mid-century modern Eames era mosaic tile coffee table
mid-century modern Eames era mosaic tile coffee table
Vintage 1950s large round cocktail table inset with mosaic swimming pool tiles in different shades of blue and white. The brushed metal legs can be threaded into two different places on the base plates, so you have the choice of having the legs in a vertical position or at an outward angle. I prefer the angled look, and it is pictured in that configuration.
695.00Buy
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Mobil gasoline pegasus advertising logo display sign
Mobil gasoline pegasus advertising logo display sign
the flying red winged horse pegasus has been the symbol for Mobil gasoline since the 1930s; here is a large metal die-cut pegasus advertising sign preserved in near mint condition
5000.00Buy
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Mobil gasoline pegasus advertising logo display sign
Mobil gasoline pegasus advertising logo display sign
Huge and majestic Mobil gasoline pegasus advertising logo display sign. This variation is known as the "cookie cutter". Measures 9 ft across from the tip of the front foot to the tip of the top wing.
9750.00Buy
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Mobil gasoline pegasus advertising logo display sign, circa 1934
Mobil gasoline pegasus advertising logo display sign, circa 1934
Original porcelain Mobil gas station pegasus sign. Beautiful day one bright color with super high gloss. Measures 54" from front foot to the tip of 2nd wing down wing across.

7500.00Buy
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Mobil pegasus gas station illuminated advertising clock by PAM
Mobil pegasus gas station illuminated advertising clock by PAM
Mobil pegasus gas station lighted advertising clock by PAM
1495.00Buy
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Mobil pegasus MobiLubrication gas station advertising display sign
Mobil pegasus MobiLubrication gas station advertising display sign
oustanding and huge (9 feet across!) Mobil gasoline station self-framed metal sign
2400.00Buy
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Mobiloil pegasus gas station advertising display sign
Mobiloil pegasus gas station advertising display sign
huge [6 feet across!] original one-sided porcelain Mobiloil "lollipop"-style advertising display sign
1500.00Buy
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orange lucite gravel ceiling light fixture
orange lucite gravel ceiling light fixture
Fabulous orange lucite gravel ceiling pendant light fixture. Overall this unique lamp measures 28" in total hanging length. A classic retro piece ideal for any Eames or mid-century modern decor.
295.00Buy
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OWL cigar envelope
OWL cigar envelope
heavy paper stock envelope for an Owl Hand Made 5 Cent Cigar featuring a wise old owl perched atop a cigar...hey, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, you know what I mean?
175.00Buy
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pair KNOLL Saarinen tulip base side end tables, circa 1960s
pair KNOLL Saarinen tulip base side end tables, circa 1960s
A matching pair of occasional side tables with tulip bases designed by Saarinen for Knoll. Both have original Knoll labels. White laminate tops with off-white cast aluminum bases. Original and unrestored.
1600.00Buy
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pair of Laverne lucite chairs, the Daffodil and the Buttercup, circa 1957
pair of Laverne lucite chairs, the Daffodil and the Buttercup, circa 1957
Presented here is a pair of Erwine Laverne lucite chairs, produced by Laverne Originals, New York, in 1957. These chairs were part of the "Invisible Group", the obvious allusion being made to the use of this revolutionary new clear plastic called 'lucite'. Furniture made of lucite did not seem to take up any space!

Rita Reif, who wrote about design for The Times, gave the Invisible chairs a rave review in a 1958 article. She said, "I knew immediately what it was, how innovative: it was the first time we saw full-fledged modern design in acrylic...so light and airy. Dreamlike. And so amusing. Really the most important thing they [the Lavernes] ever did." In Reif's article, Erwine Laverne, a tall, imposing man with a strong ego, told Reif that "the most important element in rooms is people, not furniture." Hence, the invisibility.

The scoop-shaped seat upon inverted circular base are molded as one piece. The model on the left, with the armrests, is the "Daffodil"; on the right is the "Buttercup". Each chair comes with a furry white knit seat cushion; they are extremely comfortable to sit in, and lovely to look at!

NOTE: the Buttercup chair has been sold; the Daffodil is still available.
9000.00Buy
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pair of OXO CUBES tins
pair of OXO CUBES tins
one large, one small "OXO Cubes" tin; clever white lettering on red and black field create a wonderful art-deco appearance
150.00Buy
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pair of spiral ceramic candleholders with green glass candlesticks
pink Dazey ice crusher
pink Dazey ice crusher
vintage pink Dazey ice crusher; this was a store display model and is therefore in mint unused condition complete with original box, display signage and paperwork
295.00Buy
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PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY metal die-cut sign
PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY metal die-cut sign
wonderful die-cut metal sign die warning drivers to "Please Drive Slowly" with little boy and girl on tricycle and schnauzer-type puppy dog trailing behind them; the metal is quite thick and has substantial heft
695.00Buy
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Popsicle advertising display sign
Popsicle advertising display sign
colorful die-cut cardboard easel-backed advertising display sign for Popsicle..."100% Pure...Refreshing...5 cents"
295.00Buy
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red Philco Transitone bakelite tube radio
red Philco Transitone bakelite tube radio
incredible, all original, rare red jet age Philco Transitone bakelite tube radio with day one factory shine, mid-century streamlined design and modernistic look
975.00Buy
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REDDY KILOWATT plastic figure
REDDY KILOWATT plastic figure
rare collectible from the early days of the power company; nifty little red and white plastic Reddy Kilowatt man on black plastic electrical socket base
575.00Buy
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rocket spaceship mechanical Strato Bank
rocket spaceship mechanical Strato Bank
1950s-era metal mechanical bank - the "Strato Bank" - which was a give-away from the United States National Bank of Omaha. Spring-operated mechanism shoots a coin into the planet when activated. Works perfectly. Decal label [which is usually tattered and worn on these banks] completely intact and minty which makes me think this piece was unused and carefully stored away for the past 50 or 60 years.
495.00Buy
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Saarinen fiberglass desk chair, Knoll, circa 1950s
Saarinen fiberglass desk chair, Knoll, circa 1950s
great mid-century modern desk chair designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, white fiberglass wrap around back, orange vinyl upholstered padded seat, metal glides


495.00Buy
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Schick Crown Jewel electric shaver
Schick Crown Jewel electric shaver
classic Schick Crown Jewel electric shaver in pristine mint unused condition, complete in original case with original paperwork and 17.50 price tag
125.00Buy
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Sealtest ice cream lighted advertising display sign
Sealtest ice cream lighted advertising display sign
awesome vintage Sealtest ice cream lighted advertising display sign in original art deco styled metal case
1200.00Buy
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silver rocket-shaped metal juicer
silver rocket-shaped metal juicer
wonderful unique stainless juicer featuring a modernist space age rocket design
395.00Buy
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SUPERIOR GUM gumball vending machine
SUPERIOR GUM gumball vending machine
vintage 4-selection gum vending machine made by Superior, original price 5 cents a pack; all complete, with original paint, includes the original key and wall bracket
695.00Buy
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TEN PINS bowling game
TEN PINS bowling game
lively, colorful graphics on this vintage bowling game from Gold Medal Toys
275.00Buy
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the Jefferson 500 desk clock
the Jefferson 500 desk clock
Atomic age designed electric desk clock by the Jefferson Electric Co., Bellwood, Illinois, circa 1955. This chrome and glass kinetic sculpture epitomizes mid-century modern design. The clock is polished and heavy, with a gold etched glass crystal face and stylized metallic hands. The uranium orange sweep second hand silently tracks the passage of time.
495.00Buy
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vintage Gem Razor kit w/case, blades and original instructions
vintage Gem Razor kit w/case, blades and original instructions
vintage unused new old stock Gem Razor kit that includes a Gem Razor, a green and clear plastic case, a box of three unused and wrapped single edge Gem blades and an instruction sheet, original price 49 cents
195.00Buy
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yellow bullet shade floor/pole lamp
yellow bullet shade floor/pole lamp
Vintage floor lamp in the Eames era mid-century modern style.
Bright yellow enameled steel. Brass and brass-plated white metal fittings. All original. Has 3 switched bullet shades that pivot side to side and up and down. Unsigned. Manufacturer unknown. All electrical components are original and in excellent, clean condition. All switches work. All wiring in excellent condition.
495.00Buy
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Zesto soda DRIVE SAFELY license plate topper advertising sign
Zesto soda DRIVE SAFELY license plate topper advertising sign
terrific Zesto soda metal license plate topper advertising sign
295.00Buy
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a collection of silver metal thermoses with red plastic caps
black and white shelves with red, black and white bric-a-brac
   
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