1950’s TOAD FROG TAXIDERMY COIN PURSE

Small change for the toad

Small change for the toad

This is a unique toad coin purse, it is bizarre and unique. Made in the 1950’s. There is great history to the coin purse. In the 15th century, both men and women wore purses. They were often finely embroidered or ornamented with gold. It was also customary for men to give their new brides purses embroidered with an illustration of a love story. In the 17th century, bags became more complex and elaborate. Girls were taught skills such as embroidery and needlework that could assist them in finding a husband. These skills gave rise to stitched artwork on bags. Around the year 1670, men’s breeches were made with built-in pockets, which caused them to stop carrying purses. They did however carry little netted purses in their pocket to carry money. Than came this 1950 coin purse!!! It was made as a novelty gag item.

VINTAGE METAL FOLK ART MOTION WIND GARDEN ART MARITIME ROWING BOAT

ROW! ROW!

ROW! ROW!

1900 vintage balancing motion folk garden art. It is all heavy metal and moves great, has original paint. Measures 12″  Whimsical garden folk art has been around since 18th century.   It is what gave joy and claim to their land , farmers used them as wind direction, Kids often played with them. They were works of art each piece was hand crafted and made. There is a big interest in these pieces now days. The craft is still active and alive today

VINTAGE AFRICAN LIONESS TAXIDERMY

lion

 This is one of my favorite items in the store now.   She is massive!!  She is bigger than the normal lion.   I had specialist tell me this lioness makes others look dwarfed.  The female lions are the pride’s primary hunters. They often work together to prey upon antelopes, zebras, wildebeest, and other large animals of the open grasslands. Many of these animals are faster than lions, so teamwork pays off.  She is for sale!  and she is at a great price.

1960’s Russian Space Helmet & Skull

2013-1216-07  Yes, you read that right…an authentic Russian astronaut’s helmet.  I am very excited about this piece  This is an original space flown helmet used in 1960’s.   The skull was staged and displayed with helmet.    This Item is on display at store and for sale. 

Artist photo image from leftofcenterphotography.com