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PULLMAN Railroad LAUNDRY Tin Wall
Thermometer Store Advertising Sign RR. This
is a great old advertising thermometer from
an estate. Advertising the: "Great Southern
Laundry", "All Services, You Will Like Our
Work, 12-14-16 W. 103rd St. Phones; Pullman
8941-8942". Pullman was a model industrial
town, born from an idea of George M.
Pullman, President of Pullman's Palace
(railroad sleeper) Car Company. A town built
by Pullman employees on the then open
prairie, (in what is now a downtown area of
Chicago). Pullman, Illinois, was one of the
first applications of industrial technology
used in a housing/town development. The
thermometer is 9-1/2" long, 3-1/2" wide, and
1/2" deep. Glass front, deco brown and tan
splotched tin frame. Country estate image
with inset thermometer cameo in the center.
This antique advertising piece is in very
nice condition. Thermometer is working
correctly. Displays nicely even though the
printed area has yellowed some with time.
Glass is not chipped or cracked. The
cardboard backing has a couple of stains and
has torn away at the top where I expect a
hanger was originally. Back tabs are all
Vintage 1964 DR PEPPER Miss Teen American
Airlines SIGN & Promo Purse NOS!
Straight from the year the Beatles invaded
America. Offered for auction is this rare
vintage unused 1964 promotional sign and
premium sample offered tote/purse. The
signage features the Miss Teenage America,
Jeanne Zavrel, for the year 1964 holding her
trophy and saying " You can be Miss Teenage
America, Enter Now". See details on Every
Carton". Advertising for the show's owner
and main sponsor "Dr. Pepper". Additional
sponsors in the blue band on the bottom,
"Armour Star Franks", "Lincoln Mercury", and
the "Official Airline American Airlines". In
a cameo on the left is a "Special Offer"
from Dr. Pepper, for a "Genuine Leather
Prom-Tote Bag". "A $4.95 value for Only
$2.50". Included in this auction is the
original, unused, Genuine Leather Prom-Tote
Bag that was the promotional go-along given
out to stores to display with the sign. It
comes in its original white shipping box
which has the Prom Tote PO Box, Dallas Texas
address. Note, this was never shipped and
has no recipient address as it was sent out
with the sign directly to a store. The paper
sign has never been used and still retains
its unused posting peel and stick corner
mounts. It measures 20" x 13-1/2". Paper
stock. These come from a estate and the
original owner who had the sign mylar sealed
on cardboard back to protect and preserve
its remarkable condition. Its coloring is
vivid and bright and it is still in very
nice condition with no crease lines, folds,
holes, tears or stains. Sign is dated " TA-3
Dr. Pepper Company, Dallas Texas - January,
1964- Litho in USA". The "Special offer"
tote bag is made of white leather with metal
cone tipped drawstring closier. It measures
7" x 7" x 4". It features the colorful red,
white, blue Miss Teenage America logo on the
front. The bag is in very nice condition,
never used. Leather is soft and supple and
is of nice quality. On the bottom it is
marked "Justin" "Top Grain Leather". The box
is intact however it has discolored over
time and has some staining. The original
tissue paper packing has yellowed some with
age. A rare find from the golden age of Dr
Pepper premiums, advertising signage.
Interesting Note: The Miss Teenage America
Pageant started in 1961. It was a contest
for high school girls representing cities
(not states). Owned and sponsored by Dr.
Pepper the contest was held in Dallas Texas.
The pageant contest was aired on CBS
television each year in Nov. Dr Pepper
discontinued the pageant back in 1977. Dr.
Pepper sold the pageant to Teen Magazine in
1981. Don't miss out on these historic
pieces of Dr. Pepper & Miss Teenage
America, advertising memorabilia.
Vintage Hibbard Retail Dealer Catalog GUNS
FISHING HUNTING TOOLS LURES REELS ! Large,
vintage, original, Hibbard, Spencer,
Bartlett & Company retailer's hardbound
catalog. 2444+ pages. Tabbed sections.
Complete, and includes sectional and whole,
indexes and order forms. Measures: 11-1/2" x
10-1/4" x 3-1/2". Not dated other then
explained HSB would periodically print
revisions to be added until Nov. 1. 1951.
Profusely filled with illustrations, (some
in color), information of all sorts of
amazing old vintage products from back in
the day. Outstanding sections on Guns
-shells, and accessories. Fishing, reels,
lures, poles accessories. Camping.Tools
-mechanics, carpenter, power tools,etc.
Garden supplies- Lawn mowers, sprayers,
Builders Hardware - Locks, cabinet hardware,
padlocks. Plumbing - fixtures, fountains,
accessories. Heavy Hardware. Furniture,
Lighting, Cookware, Appliances, Electrical
goods, Sporting Goods, Gifts, Dinnerware,
Silverware, Household items. Bicycles and
accessories. Catalog is in very nice
condition. Presents well. Lite signs of age
and use, but overall very good. Pages are
clean, crisp, free of major damage. No
markings, stains, odors. Lots of product
packaging/containers/display boxes. Loads of
popular name brands, and other little known
brands. HSB offered the best! Winchester,
Remington, Heddon, Stanley, Miller Falls,
along with smaller brands like True Value,
etc. A rare find in a vintage post war era
retailers catalog. Great reference book for
collectors, dealers of vintage 1940's
|Vintage WABASH RR
Railroad Padlock Switch Lock Brass Key
Obsolete Line Repair Track!
This is this old "Wabash" railroad
hollow barrel padlock key. Marked "Wabash" on
the one side and other has "RT" (repair track)
and "Slaymaker" in oval. 2-1/8" in length. Key
is in good condition, shows pocket wear, no
breaks, cracks or repairs. Great obsolete line
key for your collection.
Circa: 1910 Standard Oil Company Celluloid
Match Safe, Eldorado Engine Oil and Atlantic
Red Oil. Still in very nice condition overall.
Complete, intact. No tears to the
celluloid covering. Rub wear consistent
with age and use. 1-1/2" x 2 3/4"
International Harvester Reaper Brass Watch
Fob! Original brass advertising
watch fob and leather strap. From an estate
where it was a prized possession of its
original owner, who bragged that he owned and
used one of the first reapers that
International Harvester invented. Fob is
brass, 1-3/8" across. Front has Cyrus Hall
McCormick embossed image, Inventor of the
Reaper, and the dates 1809-1884. Back features
the embossed image of the horse drawn reaper
at work, and International Harvester Company
around the edge, and Centennial of "The
Reaper" 1831-193. Fob is in very nice
condition still. Lite signs of age and use.
Still sharp on the details. Leather strap is
in good condition other then its starting to
crack where it goes through the brass loop on
the top of the fob. Take a look. Its a pretty
unique piece of IH centennial memorabilia that
would be a nice addition to your collection.
Something you to can be proud of owning.
|This is an outstanding
find in an original fully illustrated 1950's
hardware company catalog, whether your into
collecting vintage, mid-century, or
researching the use of asbestos in vintage
products. Catalog is from, Witte Hardware of
St. Louis, and is a store counter book catalog
showing the complete line, pricing, and
various brands of items offered by the
hardware company.. No actual publication date
is listed in the front, General Catalog, No.
434, but did find the date of 1957 on one of
the pages This is a big catalog 11-1/2"x
11-3/4" x 4" . Pages are not consecutively
numbered my guess is 1500-2000 pages? Includes
neat color advertising pages, with most being
done in black & white. From the days when
a hardware store sold everything, not just
tools and hardware. There is even some cool
old toys, bicycles, pedal cars, Lone Ranger
tents. Winchester and other guns, fishing
tackle, lures, transistor radios, watches,
neat retro looking clocks, and so much more.
Catalog is in very good condition. First
couple of pages got crease lines where pages
layed over before closing. Some thumbing wear
along the edges, (noted when closed up). No
major damage or repairs. Some of the products
inclosed containing asbestos, range boilers,
furnace coils, paper, pipe joint tape,
|Rare old 1940's Metz
Premium Beer promotional advertising premium.
Made by the original McCoy Pottery Company for
the Metz Brewery Company that was located in
Omaha, Nebraska. Heavy stoneware pottery in a
barrel shape. Embossed "Premium Metz Beer" on
the front. "Metz Brewery Co. Omaha, Nebraska"
on the top. Cold paint coloring to the barrel
bands and Metz name. Brown glaze overall. Slot
in the top, stopper in the bottom. It is
6-3/8" tall. No chips, cracks or repairs.
Looks great on display. Some minor rub spots
to the cold paint. Overall this is really an
amazing Metz Beer advertising piece!
Advertising UNDERWOOD Typewriter
Catalogue-Catalog Store Illustrated!
Hard to find, original early 1900's
Underwood typewriter's sales brochure
catalog. Fully illustrated. Price list,
details, various models. No. 3, No.4, No. 5,
No. 3XW. 8"x 7". 32 pages. Art nouveau
influence on cover graphics. Booklet is
complete and in very good condition overall.
List signs of age, wear. Lite staining on
some of the pages. Great old piece for your
typewriter, office equipment collection.
1940 Shure Novelty Catalog TRICKS-TOYS-
CARNIVAL- PRIZES- DOLLS- ANIMALS. This
is one of the best reference catalogs for a
variety of collectibles. Its an original
soft cover catalog for the "Shure Winner"
company that sold to wholesale
businesses/companies. They were located in
Chicago, Illinois and were known for being
the "Worlds Largest Novelty House". Fall and
Winter 1940-1941. Catalog No. 135. This is a
must have for researchers, antiquarian's,
and collector's in many categories. 9-1/2" x
7" x 1-1/2". Over 1216 pages, thousands of
items, black and white illustrated, with a
couple of sections done in color, complete
product descriptions and prices. Lots of
categories that cover a variety of items.
Loaded with about every type of toys that
was available that holiday season. From
bicycles to dolls to trucks, mechanical
toys, to playsets, its all here! Not just
toys available that holiday season, there is
also ornaments, decorations, candy
containers, holiday decor products too.
Since this was for wholesale, alot of
products show sets, store/counter display
boxes, packaging too. The
carnival/fair/circus souvenir premiums is
quite valuable as you just never see
information on chalkware, dolls, stuffed
animals, toys, etc....offering the essential
of being able to identify and date items.
Its not just the premiums, and toys, prizes.
Some of the products: knock over the bottle
game, animals, chalkware, souvenirs, jokes,
china, bisque, novelties. Small listing of
other products offered: White metal,
miniature toys, tricks, magic, patriotic
decorations./ Crickets, bells, whistles,
noisemakers. Action toys, ramp walkers.
Fisher Price, Tootsietoys, Buddy L, Structo,
Marx, Disney, Movie Stars, Cartoon
characters, mechanical toys, banks, boats,
games. American Flyer, Hafner, trains, sets.
Ranger Motor Scooters, bicycles,
accessories, pedal cars. Dolls and more
dolls, stuffed animals. Christmas;
ornaments, decorations, candy containers,
light sets. Furniture, globes, smoking
stands, lamps (of all kinds), lanterns. Nice
selection of bookends. Decorative figures.
Unbranded, but there is even high quality
Goldscheider porcelain ladies figurines.
Variety of Black American items. Great
selection of quality fountain pens, pencils,
etc. Musical instruments. Camping items,
guns, hunting, fishing, sporting goods.
Sterling Silver flatware, variety of
patterns. Cookware. Cameras, microscopes,
telescopes. Lighters, cigarette cases,
razors, pocket knives, jewelry, ladies
compacts. Clocks, watches, and so much
more.... So many sections feature items that
have never been published in collector/
price guide books. You'll be surprised by
the items that you find and can then go
about locating for your collection. Ever
heard of a "Jitterbug" ladies watch brooch?
The catalog is complete. Indexed in the back
for easy reference. Binding fully intact, no
loose pages. Soft cover has some edge/corner
wear, but not to bad looking overall. Lite
roll over from viewing, storage. Overall
pages are very nice still, clean free of
damage. Stain insidie the top front cover
area. A couple pages have a bit of pink
staining from carry over of the pink color
printed pages in the jewelry section (caused
by a spill on the page) . Overall, very nice
for a vintage large catalog.
1900's San Telmo Cigar Mfg. Co. Figural Cigar
Cutter. This small heavy metal figural ax
cutter was an advertising premium for the San
Telmo Cigar Mfg. Company that was located in
Detroit Michigan. 6-3/4" long,
2-1/2" wide on the head. Marked on the front.
San Telmo Cigar Mfg Co. Detroit, on the other
side is advertising for the Washington's
Cabinet Cigars, one of the brands that Telmo
manufactured. Lite wear to the finsh.
Its still sharp on the blade. Rare
advertising premium from the early 1900's.
TYPEWRITER ADVERTISING MIRROR.!Wonderful old
advertising mirror. A promotional item passed
out by traveling salemen to prospective buyers
of a Remington Typewriters. A revolutionary
marketing gimmick, instead of passing out
calling (business cards) salesmen would pass
out things like this pocket mirror with
promotional advertising, and found that their
sales increased dramatically. This is a nice
large 3-1/2" across size mirror. Red, white,
black celluloid back depicts the Standard
Remington Typewriter along with the motto "To
Save Time is To Lengthen Life". Made by the
Parisian Novelty Co.-Chicago for Remington,
circa. 1910-1920. This premium is in very nice
condition overall. Celluloid backing has no
cracks or crazing, coloring is still vivid and
bright. The mirror is still 'useable' although
it does have some loss of the silver backing
in spots. The metal ring has toning.
|This is a
unique set of vintage Greyhound Lines toy
buses. Promotional souvenirs sold to travelers
who passed though a Greyhound bus
station/depot back in the 1940's. The kid
could play with them on the long bus ride and
when they got home, mom and a unique set of
salt and pepper shakers to use. Each is done
just like the original toy buses but these are
salt and pepper shakers. Nicely detailed, a
realistic portrayal of the actual buses that
were on the road then. Complete with the
Greyhound Line and dogs on the side and free
turning wheels just like the toys. Each is
complete with its cork stopper in the bottom.
Holes on the front top for shaking out the
salt and pepper. Each measures 2-3/4" long and
1" wide1-1/8" tall. Lite signs of age and use,
no breaks, chips, cracks or repairs. These are
pretty hard to find! Don't miss out a nice set
to add to your collection.
This is a vintage first issue 1985 store
display for Xaiver Roberts Furskin
Bears. It is complete in its original
box with instruction sheet, small
poster, banner and hanging mobile. It
was displayed in a store to advertise
the Furskin bears that they had for
sale. The set in in very nice condition
still. My pictures don't due it justice
as I did not have a place to hang the
mobile up and get better pictures.
Mobile is heavy cardboard with colorful
graphics full round. It has a
centerpiece then the four double sided
bears swing freely in the rope swings
underneath. The large wall banner is 58"
x 30-1/2" The poster measures 22" x 18"
unfolded. This set is the Original
Appalachian Artwork display and is not
seen very often due to is limited
AMERICANA DIAMOND MATCH CO VESTA SAFE TIN BOX
INTERNATIONAL PREMIUM COIN SET W/FOLDER! Foreign
coins put out by General Mills Corp.of
Minneapolis, Minn. for Wheaties (cereal ) in the
1950's. This set is complete in it's original
folder. This set consist of 15 unique foreign
coins of the world. All are uncirculated.
Darkened patina. .Lite wear to the folder.
REDDY KILOWATT Cookie Cutter & Cookbook
Duke Vintage 50's/60's advertising icon Reddy
Killowatt figural cookie cutter, and cookbook.
The red hard plastic cookie cutter is marked
Reddy Killowatt, made in USA on the back. It
is 3" across and in excellant condition. The
Cookbook features cute Christmas scenes with
Reddy Killowatt on the front and back covers.
It was published for Duke Power and contains
recipes from employees of the Power Company.
Its complete and in good condition overall.
Lite crease line from being folded. 9" x 6".