Vintage Collection Lot 5 Czech Paper Mache Puppets by Munzbergo Vy Loutky

puppetsCharming lot of 5 antique Czech puppets, paper mache uniquely sculpted faces, hand painted  loosely jointed wooden and mache body and original fabric costumes.

 Attached to metal rod with wooden handle and strings; many strings are disconnected but can  be replaced if you wish. Generally very good to excellent condition otherwise.

 Logo on wood handle AMP, Munzbergo Vy Loutky.

 7-8″ tall each for the puppet without the rod.

HISTORY: During the early 20th century, the tradition of puppet theater in Eastern Europe was  thriving, and small theater groups were formed in many villages. These were from such a  theater group originally.  CHARMING for display, can be seated or hung. 

 Puppets are numbered on the back of the wood. All have at least one limb still attached with the string, some have more. VERY expressive faces.   These and other puppets are available in our eBay store connectibles.

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Vintage Glass Beaded Lamp Shade Chandelier Sconce ONE Ormalu French Czeck 5″

Lamp ShadeGorgeous pre-owned glass beaded fringe style lamp shades for wall sconces, chandeliers, table lamps. These are 5″ long with the fringe, 3″ across at the top, clip on clamp.

Beautiful iridescent glass beads are gleaming!

French ormalu type metal filigree work on the bands, unmarked. Likely French or Czechoslovakian.

We have a total of 7 of these beautiful shades.  These are available in our eBay Store connectibles.

 

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Vintage Paddington Bear 5 pc Lot Soft Huggable Plush Eden Rattle Sears Musical

PaddingtonWe are ready for the Paddington Movie craze to start.  We already have a nice group of Vintage Paddingtons in our eBay store connectibles.  These are the originals, not new reproductions.

We’re selling a charming group of vintage Paddington Bears, fresh from local collection. Featured here is a lot of five vintage soft, squishy Paddingtons, great for the younger set over age 3!  Most are made by Eden Toys Inc.

Includes velour style rattle with handle and a roly-poly Sears style with musical bell inside.  Overall very good with some surface wear; washing instructions on tush tags if you’d like to freshen.   Tallest is 10″. Fun lot for play or display.

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Matchbox Nightmare Elm Street Figure NEW Talking Freddy & Maxx FX + BONUS, 3pc Lot NRFB

FreddyFeatured here is a lot of TWO boxed Matchbox Freddy Krueger toys, new old stock, never removed from original boxes.  Toys are new condition, boxes show some storage shelf wear and have some creases. ALSO as an extra BONUS, we’re including a never-released in US Freddy Krueger “Electronic Scare Stick” from 1990, still attached to card. Makes Spooky Sound and has flashing eyes.

Included are:

  • Talking Freddy Krueger Pull String 17″ Figure, delightfully creepy. Talks when you pull string and says things like “Pleasant Dreams”, “Hi, I’m Freddy”, and others. Works smoothly through the test hole on back of box. This figure caused a great deal of controversy when it was released.
  • Also, a Maxx FX completely poseable and authentically detailed 9″ action figure “quick change” artist with special effects, transforming into Freddy Krueger from “A Nightmare on Elm Street.”   You actually “make the changes happen” as you enter the world of movie magic and special effects.  Originally intended to be part of a series to recreate all your favorite movie monsters, but this was only Maxx Matchbox decided to offer, perhaps due to all the controversy surrounding their talking Freddy figure featured above. Easy on/off assembly, new in original box, never removed from box.
  • BONUS Freddy Electronic Scare Stick, 1990 Marty Toys, never released in US.

These and many other vintage toys are available in our eBay store – connectibles.

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Antique Skookum Apple Head Doll Prototype, Convex Glass Signed Mary McAboy RARE

apple headRemarkable rare Skookum doll head by the original founder of the company herself, only one of it’s kind we have ever seen or heard of! 

From a museum that closed it’s doors years ago in Washington State comes a sealed apple head hand-made by Mary Dwyer McAboy , the designer of the original Skookum doll. Has original tag from the Museum AND McAboy’s own handwritten note on the back, along with Skookum intact label.  Note itself is collectible without the doll head!apple head 2

Circa 1915, later sealed under heavy convex glass & mounted and then given by McAboy with hand-written note to a friend in 1935. All documented on the back!

Quite extraordinary, she says this head was the “prototype head that started the entire Skookum industry” and history.  Preserved beautifully because of being protectively sealed, black pin glass eyes, fine hair that looks through the glass like human hair, pieces of original woven Native American style cloth in perfect color and condition. Has original Skookum label on back.

A true piece of doll history, unlikely to ever be anything at all similar found again. 

The glass itself is amazing, thick and raised bubble glass style with a swirled twist border that is very elegant. Copper metal border with screws on oak base.Condition is excellent for everything.  Glass is VERY reflective; please excuse the white spots which are only caused by camera, not on the actual item. 

We are very confident that the provenance is accurate and that this particular head was one of the earliest apple heads that McAboy made herself, then sealed to protect it, then later gave it to her friend as a gift. There certainly may be others that she also framed and preserved, but we’ve never come across one like it. 

History: 

Mary Dwyer McAboy (1876-1961), of MissoulaMontana learned to carve apple head dolls as a child from her mother.[1] According to an account by McAboy, her mother had sold apple dolls at church socials and sewing circles.[2]

Mary Dwyer had worked as a schoolteacher before marrying Frank E. McAboy in 1909. Her husband died of tuberculosis four years later, in 1913.[3]

Later that year, Mary McAboy began to market apple head dolls dressed in Indian costumes, and achieved rapid commercial success.[4]According to McAboy, her career as a doll maker began when she made an Indian village which she displayed in the window of a grocery store. Vaudeville actress Fritzi Scheff was performing in Missoula at the time, saw the display, and purchased it for “actual money”.[ McAboy duplicated the display, which also sold quickly, and she then began selling increasing numbers of the dolls. She publicized her growing business through western newspapers, and arranged a display at a women’s suffrage office in NY, gaining press coverage there.

She had difficulty processing large numbers of apples, as excessive moisture led to rotting. She consulted with chemists at Montana State Univ in an attempt to control the problem. But demand grew so rapidly that she moved to mass production techniques within a year, and soon almost all of the doll heads were made out of  composition.”  More pictures are available in our eBay Store Connectibles.

 

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Holiday Matching Santa 3 Apron Set fits Mommy, Child, American Girl Doll Dollie Me

apron setYou, your little one and her beloved doll can all look cute while cooking up delicious treats in this matching set of Santa-themed aprons by Dollie and Me.

Wonderful 3 piece set of Santa style matching holiday aprons for Christmas Day! 

Set includes 1 Adult Size Apron fits most, 1 Child Size Apron for girls 4-6x, 1 doll apron for American girl and other 18″ size dolls. 

Cotton, machine wash. 

These and many other doll items are available in our eBay Store Connectibles.

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Hedwig Amish Lydia De Angeli 1930’s Vintage 14″ Composition Doll + Book

dollBeautiful 14″ Hedwig doll Lydia, wonderful Mary Hoyer style face. Composition, mohair wig, painted eyes, lovely coloring, original costume.

Lydia depicts a young Amish girl, a character from Marguerite de Angeli’s book “Henner’s Lydia”, 1936.  The 7 different Hedwig dolls were created to depict the characters in the children’s books written by De Angeli, and taken by the traveling salesmen around the country as they sold the books. Costumes were copied from the book illustrations and designed by Hedwig Ryglewicz, Mrs. de Angeli’s friend. They were never offered for sale to the general public, only available through Marguerite’s publisher Doubleday.

Originally made by the Ideal Toy company, similar beautiful face used for Mary Hoyer. Unmarked, they are difficult to identify; ours has what I believe is the original wrist tag and completely original costume. 

We are including an ex-library copy of the book as well for you to read AND display with this lovely doll. 

Lydia is just lovely and quite scarce and difficult to find. This is our first Lydia to offer, and we are unlikely to find another!  Please look at this doll and many others in our eBay Store Connectibles.

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Edison Diamond Disc Records 50843 Old Home Songs Christmas Carols Bells of Old Trinity

EdisonWe recently acquired a very large collection of Antique (1912 – 1929) Edison Diamond Disc records.  Featured here is Record Number 50843. 

These records appears to be in very good condition, although we are unable to play them since we do not have the special phonograph that is required.  This record must be played on a Diamond Disc player or it will destroy the record. This records has the following two songs:

- Old Home Songs – very The Bells of Old Trinity New York – Chimes Played by William B. Murray.

- Christmas Carols – The Bells of Old Trinity New York – Chimes Played by William B. Murray.

Many other title available in our eBay Store Connectibles.

 

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1960’s Custom Leather Luggage Car Warren VW Beetle Volkswagen Suitcase 2 pc Set

vwWe’re delighted to be offering a rare and difficult to find set of 2 suitcases that were designed in the 1960’s as a custom set for the owner’s Volkswagen Beetle car.  These were made in the US, they were not made by VW themselves. I show the stock photo to give you an idea of where it was suggested that the suitcases be placed; our set is NOT the set in the photo, it was custom designed.  Interesting even if you do not own a Bug; these are high quality vintage suitcases that look great on their own.

Please take the measurements and compare to your own car to be confident they will fit if you want to use in your car; we are not certain which exact models they work in. 

Made by Warren, brown leather outside. 

Measure 32″ x 16-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ each

Original keys and lock which we did not try.

Excellent overall condition except leather has been in storage for decades with some light scuffs on outside and you might want to wipe down with leather cleaner. Inside is very clean with minimum wear, slightly dusty as well but nothing that detracts.

Classy and Classic!

From our research we have found information that these were designed to individually be put under the front hood, OR stored together behind the seat as shown in last photo. 

I’ve been told as well that they fit best in a 1962-1965 VW Beetle but you can check the measurements and see if they work for you!

Hard to find, great to have 2 together. Each has a monogram on the side; two different styles, may be that one is for the lady and he other for the gent! Either way, they are wider and thinner than traditional suitcases.

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Coalport China Mug Hunting Scene England 2 Mug Set Equestrian Fox Hunt Dogs 4″ Cup

coalportGreat equestrian theme pattern on Coalport China Mug “Hunting Scene”, made in England. 

  • New condition
  • 4″ tall, flat bottom
  • Fox hunt scene, dogs, horses – this cup has it all! 

 You are purchasing 2 at a time.  Please look at this and other pottery items available in our eBay Store Connectibles.

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