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Mid Century Era Bowling Ball Liqueur Set

17 Oct

Mid Century Bakelite decanter set shaped like a bowling ball with a figure bowling perched on the top of the ball.   Inside is a glass decanter with a bakelite push button for dispensing liqueur and six glasses fitting in a chrome insert in the bottom of the ball.

This item will be available only at the Ottawa Antique and Vintage Market November 4th and 5th, 2017 where I will have a large booth.  The Antique show will be held at the Carleton University Fieldhouse on Bronson Ave. in Ottawa, Ont.

Please visit their facebook site for more information.

Please note this item is now SOLD!!



Plaid Cristallerie D’Arques Liqueur Decanter Set, France, with Cork Stopper

27 Dec


The decanter measures approx. 7 ” high.  This boxed set has 2 cork stoppers, made up to look like heads.  Plaid design on glasses and the decanter.  Probably from the late 60’s or early 70’s.

Nice to find in the box.

To see this item and other fab finds, please visit the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON. Just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa.  Open 7 days a week, all year long, 10am to 5pm.  Over 50 dealers in a 2 storey heritage building in downtown Almonte.

The decanter set is priced at $22

Coke or Coca Cola Trays, Expo 67 Memorabilia

27 Dec



Three nice Coke trays from different eras.  The left one is from 1967, advertising Expo 67. The back one is an older 50’s tray and the right one is a reproduction from a very early tray but is dated in the 1980’s.

To see these and other Fabulous Finds, please visit my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.  Just 30 minutes west of Ottawa.

Open year round, 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm. Over 50 dealers in a 2 storey, 5,000 square foot heritage building in downtown Almonte.

Trays are individually priced.

Please note these items are now sold!!!

Card Suit Schwartz Mustard Glasses, ca 1950’s and 60’s

8 Oct



You can read more about the company that manufactured these iconic glasses at this web site;, where I found some interesting information:


I certainly remember having these glasses growing up.  Almost everyone played cards during that era, which is why these were so popular.  These are the taller version of the glasses.

They are now much harder to find in good condition. Many people put them in the dishwasher which dulls  the painted design.  All vintage glasses should be handwashed to keep the finishes nice and shiny.

They are priced individually at $ 5 each.

Available at my booth in the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON. Open 7 days a week, 10 to 5 all year round.

Please note: These glasses are now SOLD!!!

Irwinware Card Suit Chrome Plated Ashtrays or Candy Dishes

15 May


This is a bridge set of four chrome plated ashtrays or candy dishes by Irvinware, made in the USA ca 1960’s. The card suit handles are plastic.  All are in very good condition and have non slip cork bottoms.

Priced at $15 for the four, they are available at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Please note this is now SOLD!!!

Park Sherman Revolving Liquor Dispenser Caddy

11 May


Mid Century liquor dispenser caddy with 6 shot glasses.  The pump works fine, has a swirled red and white bakelite push knob on the dispenser.  The chrome tray which holds the glasses sits over the neck of the decanter and rotates.  This originally sat on a chrome undertray with 3 glass inserts for party snacks.

I have seen this item attributed to the Park Sherman Co. of Springfield Illinois US, ca 1940’s and 50’s.   The company made several different styles of decanters and pump action dispensers.

Park Sherman was an important Springfield company for several decades ending with the sale of the company to a New Jersey firm in 1960. Sherman operated from the 1930’s through to the 60’s.  Best known for their mass-produced smoking accessories, particularly lighters, as well as a multitude of office, novelty, and other items.

This item will be for sale in my booth at the Ottawa Antique Show at the Carleton University Fieldhouse Ottawa ON on Oct 25th and 26th 2014.

Priced at $45

Please note this item is now SOLD!!!

Vintage Sparklets Corkmaster Wine Bottle Opener ca. Mid Century

27 Feb




The Sparklets Corkmaster uses  a Sparklets Bulb Cartridge which has CO2 gas in it. The Corkmaster is inserted in the cork and when the gas is released, it gently lifts the cork out of the bottle.  The gas bulbs are the same ones that would have been used in a Syphon Bottle.    These date to the 1960’s and 70’s and were manufactured by the British Oxygen Company.  Unique item that would still be serviceable today if you could find the CO2 replacement cartridges.

I came across this information on several sites while doing some research on the Corkmaster.  How true this is I am not sure……..but it is rather funny.

The Sparklets Corkmaster Was Manufactured By British Oxygen Company’s Sparklets Works
From The 1960s Until 1981. The largest Consumer Of The Corkmasters Was The American
Department Of Defense. These Were Used By Elite Military Groups, Which Allowed Them To
Silently Kill The Enemy By Injecting CO2 Into Their Bloodstream Thus Causing An Embolism;
Death Followed Shortly…

In The Final Scene Of The 1971 James Bond Film Diamonds Are Forever, Bond (Sean Connery)
And Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) Are Offered A Gourmet Dinner. Mr. Wint (Bruce Glover) Presents
A Bottle Of Wine To Bond And Then Prepares To Open it. The Threatening Look in of the pictures shows Him Ready To Stab The Cork With A Sparklets Corkmaster…….or is he preparing to stab something else?????

Please note this item is now SOLD!!!


Japan Ceramic Figural Decanters, Scotch and Gin

10 May



These are as cute and kitschy as you can get.  They are ceramic figural decanters made in Japan, for export, around the 60’s or 70’s.   They have removeable cork stopper heads.

For sale at my booth in Almonte On at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street.

Price is $ 20 each.

Please note: These items are now SOLD!!