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Condom Tins:
$450.00

What a conversation starter! Nine different variations of early tins that each held condoms (2 still do). 6 are Merry Widow variations, 1 Price Perfectos, 1 Safety First, 1 Trilby. Housed in a small display case.
(Cat. #18275)

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Silver Calling Card Case
$325.00
Detailed borders and tiny snowflake design on both sides. Engraved oval frame with monogram. One teeny ding. Unmarked but sterling. Hallmarked.
2 3/8" x 3 1/2" x 3/8". 
Detailed borders and tiny snowflake design on both sides. Engraved oval frame with monogram. One teeny ding. Unmarked but sterling. Hallmarked. 2 3/8" x 3 1/2" x 3/8". (Cat. #16622) 
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Antique Plate Camera
$195.00

Beautiful mahogany. Covered in brown leather. A few light scuffs but all there. Hardware is nickel plated. Front cover lays open. A bellows (no cracks) on a track. Wooden frame holds lens which has tubes at sides & levers for a timer. Lens brass frame marked "6 1/2 x 8 1/2 High Grade Symmetrical" and "Wollensak Opt. Co./ Rochester, N.Y., U.S.A." A folding nickeled view finder on table of front cover. Also, a celluloid tag "The Seroco"(rest faded) & a distance gauge. A rear door for glass plates. Perfect carrying strap. Size closed: 10 1/4" w. x 10 1/4" h. x 4 1/4" d. Looks complete. (Cat. #2276)

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Life Saving Medal
$75.00

Bronze; dated 1866 & given to rescuers of steam ship San Francisco "Wrecked Dec. 1853...By Joint Res. Of Congress..." Obv.: Seated Liberty, an eagle, sailor, capitol bldg., a ship. Rev.: Man holding woman in distress at sea. Almost Uncirculated. Slightest wear. 3 1/4" dia. Design by Paquet, a U.S. coin engraver. A U.S. Mint reissue produced in mid 1900's. (Cat. #17487)

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Folk Art Boot Jack
$65.00

Bust outline of man wearing a derby. Incised hat brim, face and neck tie. 1 chip on edge of hat "brim". Varnished pine. An oldie; 13" L.
(Cat. #17548)

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1870's California Presentation Creamer & Sugar
$495.00
Matching pair has woman's head at top of handles & a band at center. Engraved "E. L. Holden from his Stockton Friends, Jan. 1, 1871". Hallmarks on bottom.
A Gorham pattern, coin silver 
Matching pair has woman's head at top of handles & a band at center. Engraved "E. L. Holden from his Stockton Friends, Jan. 1, 1871". Hallmarks on bottom. A Gorham pattern, coin silver. (Cat. #15809) 
Sale: Was $750.00 pr. $590.00 pr., now $495.00 pr.
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Cased Pince-Nez Glasses:
$250.00
10k, which is unusual for early eyeglass frames. Patented 1917. Has the original kidney shaped leather case from an optician in Mankato, Kans. (GL-6)
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Cast Iron Cow Head Can Opener
$75.00
90% of original black paint. Loop at back end resembles cow's tail. Complete (Cat. #17422)
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Early Miniature Hand Saw
$120.00
I won't call this a salesman sample because I can't find the brand name anywhere. I believe it's American by the engraved leaf design on the handle & the Eagle engraved on the blade. Varnished wooden handle copper riveted to silver plated blade. Eagle, banner & 'Nordin'" engraved on side. 7 1/4" long. (Cat. #12889) 
Sale: Was $345.00 $195.00, now $120.00
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Soft Drink Dispenser Bottle, Glasses
$245.00

Qt. cyl. bottle. A gold bordered complete label under glass. Slightly faded "Allens Red Tame Cherry 'Cherry Allen'". Bottle above top of label GONE. Expertly ground down & smoothed. Also, FIVE marked 8 oz. glasses, etched with brand and virtually perfect. A non carbonated soft drink made of cherries and cherry leaves; mfgd. in Fostoria, OH. Had this set put away for years. (Cat. #17306)

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Salesman Sample Doorknob Set
$90.00
Mounted on inverted "T" shaped wood; stamped with model # & maker's plaque: National Brass Co...Grand Rapids, Michigan". Hexagon glass doorknob on nickeled cover plate. Latch & catch nickeled. Original $1.00 price tag. C.1920's-1930's. Perfect. (Cat. #16889)
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Cast Iron Butcher Trade Sign
$295.00

Retains most of the original silver paint. A cowboy resembling Buffalo Bill is galloping on his pony. A small hole in his hand once held a wire "rope" that hung over a separate metal cow's neck (cast iron cow not included). Both animals were part of the butcher's rack. 13" x 10 1/2". (Cat. #14285) Sale: Was $495.00, now $295.00

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Brass Kepi Wall/Desk Clock
$220.00
Resembles military kepi headgear. A paper labeled clock by " New Haven" rests in the hat's crown. (remove when setting clock). Exc., 4" x 2 3/4" x 2" H. Probably needs attention to clock works.
(Cat. #15628) Sale: Was $395.00, $290.00 now $220.00
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World's Fair Premium
$30.00
Leather case & metal trim. Held "World's Fair Polished Wood Tooth-Pick, Patented...1891". Also, manuf. name & city on back, all in gold. From 1893 Chicago Expo. Mint! 3 1/4" x 1 1/8". (Cat. #17052)
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Child's Sad Iron
$45.00
Toy size in cast iron. Retains much of the gold & silver paint.
2 3/4" L. x 1 7/8" H. (Cat. #17186)
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Combo Shoe Assist
$19.00
Nickeled tool folds in thirds. Shoehorn on 1 end, button hook for high top shoes on other end. In a 2 1/4" x 3" leather pouch. Perfect for early shoe display (Cat. #8079)
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