Very first Robby the Robot made. By the Nomura toy company of Japan in 1957. From original movie Forbidden Planet is arguably the best science fiction movie of the 1950’s. In the era of The Cold War, fears were materialized in mutated, giant insects, monsters or alien invaders! Robby is the Icon of any decent tin toy robot collector.
The Boyce Moto Meter Company was issued 1st patent in 1912 for a radiator cap that incorporated a thermometer that was visible to the driver with a sensor that measured the heat of the water vapor.
Vintage wood puzzle toys made in Germany 1940’s . The first jigsaw puzzle was produced around 1760 by John Spilsbury, a London engraver and mapmaker. Spilsbury mounted one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood and cut around the border. The Golden Age of jigsaw puzzles came in the 1920s and 1940s with companies producing a wide range of puzzles reflecting both the desire for sentimental scenes. These are very rare hard to find!
1930’s bakelite napkin rings, just stunning deep green color. Fact! The napkin ring, occasionally called a serviette ring, was originally used to identify the napkins of a household between weekly wash days. Napkin rings are an invention of the European bourgeoisie, first appearing in France about 1800 and soon spreading to all countries in the western world. Most 19th century napkin rings were made of silver or silver plate, but others were made in bone, wood, pearl embroidery, porcelain, glass, and other materials. In the 20th century bakelite and other new materials were used.
This is a fantastic attic find. It doesn’t hurt to crawl inside an attic to find what your parents put away. Barbie’s one of the most collected dolls in the world. Barbie was that through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be. Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices. launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration. It is said “Almost every girl in America had a Barbie.”
1800’s original dexterity game with black lady. The emphasis here is on steady hands, perseverance, and lots of patience rather than logical analysis. In his seminal book Puzzles Old and New published in 1893, Angelo John Lewis, writing under the pen name “Professor Louis Hoffmann” described the class of dexterity puzzles as those “which do not depend upon any secret, or intellectual process, but upon some knack, only to be obtained by repeated persistent effort of the ‘try and try again’ kind on the part of the operator.
This is ALL ORIGINAL VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE CARDS Cigarette/ Tobacco cards FULL SET! 50 cards Issued in 1923 by Lambert and Butler ,From the set , Motorcycles. High Book price all cards are super mint!! Condition: It is professionally custom framed 22 ½” x 26” . There are a few cards that came loose has to be reset. Motorcycle begins in the second half of the 19th century. By 1920, Harley Davidson was the largest manufacturer, with their motorcycles being sold by dealers in 67 countries.
This is an original 1840 signed BB print hand painted snow 11 ½” x 8 ½” art of White House. There is also faded signature on bottom left side of this piece. It has old wood frame. It is a delightful historical piece. This was done on cold winter day and months after, on April 14, 1840, as the House considered the appropriation of $3,665 for landscaping the grounds and repairing the White House furniture changed.
This fantastic piece is 1880’s French bronze frame, It is masterfully made and can be used on table top or wall. This period of French bronze and art was a Neoclassical period of Rodin was trying to escape from. Bronzing and art bronzes are some of my favorite pieces in the antique world.