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Bakelite Owl Perfume Holder for Evening in Paris ca. 1930’s

9 Jul

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The owl is made of blue marblelized bakelite and is embossed on the back  ‘Bourjois London – Paris Reg’d no 825,003 – Made in England’

Stands about 4″ tall.  It is missing the bottle of Evening in Paris Perfume but it still has the cushioned insert where the bottle would have been.  Back is hinged and opens to reveal where  the perfume would be stored.  In good condition.

For sale at the Amonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St., Almonte ON.

Price: $45

Please NOTE: This is now SOLD!!

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Parrot Plates

18 Feb

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I couldn’t resist these colourful plates at a recent sale at an auction house.   They are not marked on the back so I don’t know anything about them.   They did come from an estate of an elderly couple so I am guessing they have some age to them.

Please Note: These plates are now SOLD!

Vintage Biltmore Hat Box

20 Jan

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This is by far the most interesting hat box that I have owned.  It is in a bit of rough shape with damage to the top and pretty dusty and dirty as well but it still displays beautifully.   Biltmore Hat Co. started out as The Fried Hat Company and was sold in 1920 to 3 men in Guelph who renamed the business the Biltmore Hat Co. after the famous Biltmore Hotel in New York.  They felt the name would evoke the style and elegance they wanted to associate with their hats.  It continues to be a thriving business today, although it went through many ups and downs financially.   I don’t know the date of this particular hat box but I think it would have been one of the earlier ones.

Note: This is now SOLD

Art Deco Roanoid Bakelite Ashtrays ca. 1930’s

2 Jan

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These were truly a great find.  Found at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago and after some research found out that these were made by Roanoid Ltd of Birmingham England ca. 1935.  They are wonderfully art deco in design and made of Bakelite.  The  base is weighted to prevent tipping and  screws off to empty the ashes.  Sometimes called a ‘tennis ball’ ashtray partly due to the shape and the fact that they were initially designed for the Dunlop Rubber Co. as a sports promotion.   These are very rare and collectible.  You might find some with advertisement stickers on them which would add another facet to their collectibility.  The orangy marbled one is in perfect condition. The green one has a small hairline crack and a small chip on one of  the cigarette holders.

When I can part with them, they will be listed on ebay for sale.

Note: These have now been SOLD!!

Cast metal Mermaids

27 Nov

Found these at the thrift store yesterday. I have no idea if they are old or new, valuable or not,  but they appealed to me so I bought them. They are made of some kind of cast metal with a bronzed paint finish.  They may be for candles or perhaps just ornamental.  If anyone has any information on these, I would love to hear from them.

Please note these items are now  SOLD!!

1925’s Calendar Card

31 Oct

1925 Calendar Card

1925 Calendar Card

Another nice find at a recent auction as part of a lot.  This is about 8″ long and is in very brittle condition but still intact.  I think I will put it in a frame behind glass to protect it from further deterioration.  It will be for sale at my booth eventually.

James Bacon & Sons Etched Silk Portraits

31 Oct

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Silk Portrait

A liberated woman!

I picked up these two etched silk portraits at an auction last week.  Couldn’t believe no one else was interested in them.  I think I scored! They will look great once I remat and frame them.

James Bacon and Sons operated as photographers in England at several different locations; Liverpool, Leeds, Edinburg and Newcastle on Tyne spanning over 70 years.  These particular etchings appear to be from the 1920’s from the style of hair and clothing.

Please note that these  pictures are now SOLD!!!