Halloween Flickering Flameless LED Candles & Thanksgiving Candles Pilgrim Turkey Wax Candle each a 4 Piece Lot

CandlesDon’t forget those Holiday Candles.

Keep your Halloween lights shining bright- these never melt!
Set of 4 “Cryptic Candles”, two each of orange and black.

  • LED light up candles flicker just like the real thing, but never burn down!
  • Each candle requires an AA Battery, not included.
  • 10″ tall, polypropylene plastic, life-like.
  • Comes with 2 black in one gift box, 2 orange in another, total 4.

If you love decorating with vintage-style holiday accessories, these are sure to bring a Thanksgivingsmile! Features a charming 2 box set of retro-inspired Fall Harvest Thanksgiving theme figural wax candles, perfect for your fall and Thanksgiving table or mantle.

As a special touch, put one at each guest’s place setting for a charming gift.
Highest quality that Two’s Company is known for. Vintage style, modern material. Wax burns for approx 5 hours. Last year we sold out way before the holiday; don’t delay and end up disappointed.

Includes:

  • Set of Pilgrim male & female candles, approx 5″ x 2″ in own gift box.
  • Set of 2 Turkeys, approx 4-1/2″ x 3″, in own gift box.
  • PERFECT hostess gift too!

Available as separate purchases in our eBay Store Connectibles.

 

 

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Original Illustration Art Harlequin Novel Signed Cover Art Painting Dick Kohfield Love In a Mist + Book

HarlequinOffering a wonderful collection of original Illustration Art, all painted by listed Connecticut artist Dick Kohfield (b. 1931, d. 2012).  

Successful illustrator for 50 years, his art includes movie posters, book covers, magazine illustrations.  He is best known for his paperback Romance or Pulp fiction cover art for Harlequin and others of that genre. We’re delighted to offer an interesting assortment, most with the original book depicting the art on the cover. Terrific on display, just enough campy style to be a decorator’s dream! harliquin 3

SO realistic and beautifully painted.  Illustration Art Harlequin Novel.

Details:

  • Name: “Love In A Mist” 1988 Harlequin Presents Novel number 1120 by Sandra Field. 
  • Painted on #80 Bainbridge board  
  • Image size 13″ x 14″, overall measures 17″ x 15″
  • Condition: Excellent overall with rich and deep colors, beautifully painted, country fair theme with hot air balloons.
  • Signed: lower right
  • You are purchasing the First Edition Book included with the illustration original painting; great to display together.

 We have others by the same artist as well in our eBay Store Connectibles.Harlequin 2

 

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Jezzine Ware S&A Haddad Lebanon Firebird Set 11 Steak Knives RARE Signed Vintage

knivesWe are delighted to be offering some exquisitely handcrafted items from Jezzine, Lebanon, designed and signed by S & A Haddad. 1950’s or 1960’s, each piece is hand carved and therefore one of a kind, from buffalo and camel horns. In the shape of an ancient Phoenix firebird, the wings are brass, the dots are inlaid ground stone or horn, the utensils are stainless steel that is signed, the crisscrossed inlay is silver. Impeccably made; last photo shows a worker adding the inlay before it is polished. Original vintage flatware sets have sold for thousands of dollars and are becoming highly collectible.knives2

This listing is for set of 11 serrated steak knives, 8-1/2″ long. Color is butterscotch caramel.  Very hard to find pieces. 

  • They are nearly new condition,  very clean and beautifully crafted. 
  • Signed and marked with hallmarks as shown in photos.
  •  In their original cloth storage roll-up bag which shows wear and tear.
  • Please hand wash to preserve the beautiful colors.
  • We have a coordinating set of salad servers listed separately. Happy to combine shipping for extra savings.

Jezzine factories were destroyed during the Lebanese Civil War (1975 to 1992), and current Jezzine ware has a plastic handle which is nowhere near up to this design quality.  Available in our eBay Store Connectibles

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Hullabaloo Twist Dance Vari Vue Venticular Flicker Card 1960’s Keychain VIDEO

huluCharming vintage keychain, venticular Flicker Card design by Vari Vue.
Flicker style, “Hullabaloo Twist” dancers in a venticular design, move back and forth as you turn the image.
Video shows it best  – take a peek!
I believe this to be a promo from the 1965 NBC show “Hullabaloo”, only around for 1 year.
Excellent condition.
2″ x 2-5/8″
SEE in action:

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Walter Keane Big Eyes Hand Signed 1962 Print “Rejected” Margaret Lithograph Original

KeaneFeaturing an original lithograph of Walter Keane’s oil painting “Rejected”, published by Tomorrow’s Master Series, Japan in 1962.  One of the iconic mid-century images of vulnerable waifs with enormous eyes. Hand signed in ink under the image, as well as inside the print by Walter, but the recent movie BIG EYES suggests that most of his works were actually done by his wife Margaret. Interesting part of art history!
Details:

  • Image size 11-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, paper overall size 14-1/4″ x 11-7/8″.
  • Image is intact and excellent color; the page itself has some ripples which will be smoothed out when framed under glass.
  • Part of a group of Keane art we obtained, all of them were stored in a way that the lower right corners are creased in the wide margin, and the page itself needs to be smoothed down. When matted and framed, this will present very well.

This and other Keane’s can be found in our eBay Store Connectibles.

 

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A Little Background on Howdy Doody – My favorite TV show as a child

Howdy.BobHowdy Doody is an American children’s television program (with circus and Western frontier themes) that was created and produced by E. Roger Muir and telecast on the NBC network in the United States from December 27, 1947 until September 24, 1960. It was a pioneer in children’s television programming and set the pattern for many similar shows. One of the first television series produced at NBC in Rockefeller Center, in Studio 3A, it was also a pioneer in early color production as NBC (at the time owned by TV maker RCA) used the show in part to sell color television sets in the 1950s.

The character first came to life from the creative mind of Bob Smith, who created Howdy Doody during his days as a radio announcer on WNBC. At that time, Howdy Doody was only a voice Smith performed on the radio. When Smith made an appearance on NBC’s television program Puppet Playhouse on December 27, 1947, the reception for the character was great enough to begin a demand for a visual character for television. Frank Paris, a puppeteer whose puppets appeared on the program, was asked to create a Howdy Doody puppet.

As both the character and television program grew in popularity, demand for Howdy Doody related merchandise began to surface. By 1948, toymakers and department stores had been approached with requests for Howdy Doody dolls and similar items. Macy’s department store contacted Frank Paris, the creator of the puppet, to ask about rights for a Howdy Doody doll. While Paris had created the puppet, it was Bob Smith who owned the rights to the Howdy Doody character; an argument ensued between the two men, as Paris felt he was being cheated out of any financial benefits from having made the puppet. After one such disagreement, Paris took the Howdy Doody puppet and angrily left the NBC studios with it about four hours before the show was to air live; it was not the first time Paris had taken his puppet and left, leaving the live television program with no “star”.

Credit for this synopsis about Howdy Doody goes to Wikipedia @ Wikipedia.com.  You can go there for more information concerning this pioneering children’s television program.

 

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Howdy Doody 4 Wonder Bread Flip Tag Pins, 3 Handkerchiefs, Dilly Dally, Bluster

howdyFabulous framed set of original 1950’s Howdy Doody items, mounted and professionally custom matted under glass. This set includes 4 original Wonder Bread Flipper pin badge tags, each with original string and pin and 3 assorted bandana handkerchiefs. You are purchasing SEVEN collectible items, all in one framed under glass design.

  • Original Wonder Bread pins include Includes Dr Sing-A-Song, The Featherman, The Inspector, and Mr Blulster.  Each still retains original string and pin. condition excellent. Flip side shows “Wonder Bread” if you could see the reverse.
  • 3 assorted handkerchiefs include Howdy Doody with Clarabell and Flub-A-Dub, Dilly Dally, and Mr Bluster.howdy2
  • Framed size measures 18″ x 34″.
  • Handkerchiefs shown measure 9″ x 9″, circle for flip badge pins are 3-1/4″.
  • Excellent condition for these collectible items which appear nearly new; natural wood frame shows some wear and has scrapes along the bottom.

You could easily remove the frame and move the matted contents over to a new one if you prefer.
Instant Fabulous collection,ready to display! We have another set listed separately with different bandanas and pins.  This and other Howdy Doody items in our eBay Store Connectibles.

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Cissette by Madame Alexander (1957-63)

This brief article below was taken from the wonderful Blog – vintagedollcollector.com written by Zendelle Bouchard.  I hope you enjoy….

Cissette arrived two years after Cissy as the smaller, cuter and more affordable version of Alexander’s popular glamour doll. The same mold was also used for other dolls during the Cissette period, including Sleeping Beauty (identifiable by her flat feet), Margot (with heavy eye makeup and upswept hair) and Jacqueline (heavy eye makeup and sidepart hairstyle). The mold continued to be used for the Portrette series and other dolls in the ’60s, and is still in use today. Cissette was reintroduced for collectors in the late ’90s.

Body Construction
Cissette is all hard plastic, jointed at the neck, shoulders, hips and knees, with high heel feet. She has sleep eyes with molded lashes, with painted lashes underneath, one-stroke eyebrows, and pierced ears. Her synthetic wig is styled in a curly flip with bangs, and was available in blonde, brunette or redhead. A few fancy dressed dolls came with upswept hairdos. A rare version of Cissette from the early ’60s had a bald head with interchangeable wigs.

Identifying Cissette
Trying to date a Cissette doll can be challenging. Here are some clues:
Eyelids: 1957 dolls have beige eyelids, in 1958 they were pale pink and thereafter were peach.
Wigs: 1957 and ’58 wigs were made with three rows of stitching; after that they used zigzag stitching. A few fancy wigs had three rows on some later dolls.
Fingernails: had polish starting sometime in 1961.
Eye weights: dolls from 1957 and part of ’58 had heavy weights on their sleep eyes. Smaller weights were used thereafter.
Clothing: Dresses in 1957 and ’58 had bodice darts; in 1959, they did not. Thereafter bodice darts were only used for evening wear.

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Madame Alexander Cissette Doll Ballerina Pink Tutu 1963 Beauty 735 Original Box

cissetteOffering a truly beautiful original Madame Alexander Cissette Doll ballerina 10″ vintage fashion doll, issued in 1963.  Nearly mint new condition but pre-owned. Includes:

  • 10″ Cissette doll, brunette hair with bangs and curls atCissette2 nape
  •  Outfit # 735, pink tulle and satin tutu with rhinestone scattered on pleated top layer.
  • Coronet of white flowers with pink roses
  • Rhinestone earrings add just the extra touch
  • Original correct box, hang tag.
  • Original Madame Alexander brochure which is great for reference material and identification of various dolls of the era.

As pretty a version of this doll as you will find, and a terrific addition to your advanced collection!  Please look at our other Madame Alexander Dolls in our eBay Store connectibles.

 

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Napoli Antica: Con Centodiciotto Tavole Colori D’Ambra Book Italian LE 1993 Rare

NapoliPre-owned remarkable copy of a 1993 Italian book “Napoli Antica: Con Centodiciotto tavole a colori” in an elegant box.  Written in Italian.  Very hard to find, usually only available in University libraries.

Oversize, weighs a substantial 20 pounds, measures 17″ x 13″ x 3″.

Hand numbered 421/1600.Napoli2

Full reproduction in whole of the work of Raffaele D’Ambra, Naples 1889, published by Franco Di Mauro in 1993.

600 pages, illustrated with 118 full-page chromolithographs, bound in linen cloth with leather spine and gold tooling.

Excellent overall condition with minor smudges on protective box and linen cover and a few rough spots and small tears on the leather binding. Please look at photos for details. VERY hard to find., but available in our eBay Store Connectibles.

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