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Sale 118

The Nov 14-15, 2020 Collectibles Auction


Antique Product Samples
 
 
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Lot 542
Fantastic Collection of Early to Middle 20th Century Condoms, Packaging, and Sample "Vices". Wonderful collection here of "lifestyle products" form the early to med 20th Century. The bulk of this collection are vintage condoms and or packaging. These are highly collected for use as display and art projects and know individually many of these pieces can command 90$ and more each. A great many still have product inside the packaging but as expected, completely desiccated. Brands represented here are Mermaid, Carmen Brand ("sold only for prevention of disease") Smithies, Clinic, Ramses, Fourex, Touchdown (30s era football player running to end zone) Shadows (As Thin as a Shadow as Strong as an Ox), The Real Thing, Romeos, Golden Pheasant, Big Chief, Texide, Champ, Thins and Trojans. As for advertising for Peacock condoms, the company distributed clamps to hang in a discrete location for easy access. As for other products there are a variety of snuff samples, chewing tobacco, cigarettes, vintage chewing gum and sample booze bottles with corked tops. A great deal of potential here for creative use or studies in advertising and marketing. Estimated Value $500 - UP
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Lot 543
Five Vintage Tins of Hollywood Silent Screen Legends ca 1924: Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, Pola Negri, Bebe Daniels, & Betty Compson. CANCO (Can Co.) created a series of collectible tins that proved enormously successful and popular. during the height of the silent screen era. Offered are a set of five in the harder to find smaller sizes used frequently for candy and mints. The Rudolph Valentino offered here is in exceptional condition and is the most valuable. Pola Negri and Betty Compson are in fine condition with Bebe Daniels and Gloria Swanson in good condition. 1½ x 4 x 4" and very scarce. Estimated Value $400 - UP
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$234
Lot 544
Rare Collection of Early 1900s Cooking Product Samples, 50+ Samples in Overall Fine Condition. The early 20th Century found Americans enjoying a huge surge in new products and brands. Advertising these brands found great success in samples a period that lasted over 25 years then began to taper with the advent of broadcast and increased print options. Collection represents over 20 years of combing antique stores and flea markets, a passion that any collector can appreciate. Represented here are a wide variety of brands of malted milk for children, cocoa, meal mix, Ralston Wheat Cereal, ketchup, syrup, one in a miniature tin with handle, steak sauce, peanut butter, tiny 10¢ cans of coffee, mixed fruit, Ovaltine, flour in wood barrel, sugar in small cloth sack and so many more. Perfect for display, art projects, advertising studies, film, television and stage use. Estimated Value $400 - UP
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$240
Lot 545
Rare Collection of Early 20th Century Sample Products For the Home, 30 + Samples in Fine to Very Fine Condition. The early 20th Century found Americans enjoying a huge surge in new products and brands. Advertising these brands found great success in samples a period that lasted over 25 years then began to taper with the advent of broadcast and increased print options. Collection represents over 20 years of combing antique stores and flea markets, a passion that any collector can appreciate. Represented here are a wide variety of brands one would find around the home or farm. Not only extremely scarce collectibles, the products themselves fascinate. Samples for Pittsburgh wall and floor enamel, McCormick Iron Glue, shoe grease (polish), Carter's fountain pen ink bottle, Wood's Lollacapop mosquito and black flies wax repellent, Sure Grip wood glue, Eastman Developer, Bendix clothes soap, Skeeter Scram Mosquito Chaser, Burnshine metal polish, Dri-Kleen dog bath, Dr. Liniment Powder & Equine Bath(?), Red Cap window wash, X-Ray Iron Stove Polish Johnny on the Spot grime pencil, and so many more. Perfect for display, art projects, advertising studies, film, television and stage use. Estimated Value $300 - UP
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$168
Lot 546
35+ Early to Mid-20th Century Powders and Talcum in Beautiful Lithograph Tins. Rare. Early to Mid-20th century talcum products in their original tin containers. Popular collectibles prized for their scarcity and beautiful tin lithography. Several marketed for the baby from such companies at Tetlow, Marshall Field & Co. Watkins and Imperial (completely full). For the lady, Etoile De France, Colgate Violet Talc, Three Flowers, Cara Nome and more Fleur De Gloire hair dressing Cold cream powders by Japanese Rose and amazingly a completely sealed unopened Armand Cold Cream powder "Natural Tint". Also included are six (6) very rare point of sale printed pieces. Rare collection.
Overall in fine to very fine condition and perfect for art projects, set design and displays. Estimated Value $300 - UP
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$300
Lot 547
1910-1920s Talcum Products in Original Lithograph Tins Collection of 38 Most with Product. Early 20th century talcum products in their original tin containers. Popular collectibles prized for their scarcity and beautiful tin lithography. Many of these products are near or over 100 years old. The tins evoke the "Mysteries of the Orient" "Royalty" or lovely garden fragrances with beautiful floral designs in appealing to the early 20th Century woman. Interesting that many of the parent companies are still in business today including Colgate and Yardley's. Overall in fine to very fine condition and perfect for art projects, set design and displays. Estimated Value $300 - UP
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$300
Lot 548
21 Rare Early 20th Century. The early 20th Century found Americans enjoying a huge surge in new products and brands. Advertising these brands found great success in samples a period that lasted over 25 years then began to taper with the advent of broadcast and increased print options. Also included are two regular sized products. Collection represents over 20 years of combing antique stores and flea markets, a passion that any collector can appreciate. Represented here are a wide variety of brands of soaps and cleansers. Included are Fairy Soap, Ivory Soap Flakes, Blumer's Shirt Waist Starch, La France soap bluing Steel Bright polish Sing household cleaner, Celluloid Starch, Swift's Pride Cleanser, Fort Howard toilet paper (tiny little roll) Bon Ami Powder, BAB-O grease dissolving cleaner, Octagon Laundry Bar, Lava Chemical "resolvent soap" a miniature Brillo Soap Pad and many more. Perfect for display, art projects, advertising studies, film, television and stage use. Estimated Value $250 - UP
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$168
Lot 549
23 Early 2Oth Century Dental Care Products, Highly Prized Collectibles. The early 20th Century found Americans enjoying a huge surge in new products and brands. Advertising these brands found great success in samples a period that lasted over 25 years then began to taper with the advent of broadcast and increased print options. Besides samples there are also full size product and the diversity of products is striking. Collection represents over 20 years of combing antique stores and flea markets, a passion that any collector can appreciate. Represented here are a wide variety of brands of tooth powders and other dental products. Included are tooth powders Sozodont, Benzotol, Dr. Lyon's, Phenoris, Dr. Holt's Tooth Saver, Sanitol, Watking Revelation, and Colgate Ribbon Dental Cream (first toothpaste). Also a variety of denture adhesives and cleansers.
Fantastic and prized collectibles for dentist and pharmacists for display as well as art projects, advertising studies, film, television and stage use. Estimated Value $250 - UP
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$185
Lot 550
Four 19th Century Tall Pewter Coffee Style Pots, Overall Very Fine Condition, Beautiful Display Pieces. Fine collection of large pewter pots ranging from 12 x 6 x 6" to 13 x 7 x 7". Left to right 1.) 19th Century lighthouse coffee pot by Israel Trask 2.) 19th Century Boardman & Co. pewter pot with eagle touchmark, one of the older in collection, very appealing and in excellent condition. 3.) Another Boardman & Co. pewter pot with lion atop ribbon touch mark, two very small dents, expected when you approach 250 years in age. 4.) The last pot is the largest and has had the false bottom of base repaired. It appears to have been a base crack repaired with a newer layer of pewter. But the inside of pot or any of the exterior is not impacted nor visible. However we are unable to identify the maker. The heart shape finish to handle is a wonderful touch
Again all four are beautiful, antique display pieces. Estimated Value $400 - UP
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$234
Lot 551
Antique Traveling Dental Chest with Tools and Products, Late 19th Century, Early 20th Century. From the Hartford Dental Society, an antique portable dental chest with over 135 tools and various products spanning over a 100 years. The provenance included in cabinet states that the instruments were donated by Charles G. Robb of South Glastonbury which were used by his father (Dr. Guy Robb born 1873 graduated from University of Pennsylvania, practicing until 1920s) and his grandfather (Dr. Granville Robb born in 1850 and graduate of Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, practicing in Huntington, PA.) Cabinet has 10 drawers of various sizes and 3 cantilevered trays atop made by The National Cabinet Co. in Dayton, Ohio. Cabinet certainly exhibits its age but drawers slide easily, the cabinet locks working but the top handle is exhibiting distress due to leather having dried out. Estimated Value $600 - UP
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$528
Lot 552
Vintage Original, Thematic Apperception Test Set (1943) by Henry Murray, MD and the Staff of the Harvard Psychological Clinic, Very Scarce. The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) was a "method devised for trained interpreters to assess the dominant drives, emotions, sentiments, complexes and conflicts of personality" which was created and published in 1943 by Dr. Henry Murray and the Harvard Psychological Clinic. A patient was shown one of the cards and was instructed to tell stories about them on the spur of the moment. A full compliment of these stories revealed much about the conscious and unconscious. Most everyone is familiar with the earlier published Rorschach Test but TAT proved a more comprehensive evaluation of mind disorders. In original folio with images printed on heavy card stock numbered and lettered on verso for ID purposes. Also included is the original 20 page manual. In excellent condition. Estimated Value $250 - UP
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$120
Lot 553
Schaltenbrand, Dr. Georges. Introduction to Stereotaxis with An Atlas of the Human Brain. Rare Three Volume Set (1894-1979) Georg Thieme, Grune & Stratton, 1959., Stuttgart, New York:, 1959. 3 volumes. Folio. 16 x 12". Monumental 3 volume set with a folio of 14 oversized transparencies detailing the mapping of the human brain. Author Schaltenbrand was one of the most prodigious and internationally renowned neurologists in Germany. When published in 1959, this work was hailed for the detail and accuracy of the photographs of the brain and proved a landmark text for neuroscience. Condition is fine, with the only issues being staining and some fraying of light blue cloth and gilt gold printing on boards. Otherwise the text and all the images and overlays in excellent condition. There are almost 300 plates and illustrations, and again, the quality is very fine. Each volume has been signed by a Dr. A Scheibel, a leader in Southern California in the study of the brain and neuroscience in the last half of the 20th Century. Very scarce especially complete and in this condition. Estimated Value $500 - UP
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$295
Lot 554
Two Landmark Medical Publications: "Pyschodiagnostics; Original Rorschach Test Cards, 1921 and "Mortuary Science", Scarce First Edition, Signed. 1.) The Rorschach test is a psychological test in which subjects' perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person's personality characteristics and emotional functioning. This system was created by Hermann Rorschach in 1921 and offered is a Vintage Original Set. Distributed by Grune & Stratton, Inc., New York and published by Hans Huber, Bern and printed in Switzerland. Each card on verso has printing and distribution information and copyright of 1921. Folio that contains cards has label affixed to cover of folio from Grune & Stratton partially obscuring the label by the German medical publisher. Cards are in superior condition and exhibit very little toning given their nearly 100 years in age. Each card measures 7¼ x 9½" and have now become very popular to frame and exhibit. 2.) Original 1961 First Edition of Mortuary Science inscribed and signed by author, Frederick C. Gale. From Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Springfield, Illinois, this examination of mortuary sciences actually became a widely read book by the general public. The book is still in publication today and remains a fascinating look into the art and science behind preparing a body in the modern era. Both dust jacket and book in very fine condition. Inscribed and signed on loose end paper "1/30/61 To Arnold and Myra Scheibel, Many many thanks for your confidence and encouragement Frederick Gale." Estimated Value $500 - UP
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Lot 555
WWI Antique Prosthetic Arm, Perfect Steampunk Aesthetic, Scarce. Prosthetics have come a long way from the wooden big toe found on a a 3000-year-old mummy, the ancient Etruscan bridgework made of animal teeth, a pirate's peg leg, to Danish astronomer, Tycho Brahe's gold nose, his original lost in a sword fight. Fast forward to the late 1800s to early 1900s, and a variety of custom designed limbs from France and Switzerland found their way to market made in combinations of wood, metal, and leather. Controlled by cables, gears, cranks, and springs, these limbs could be rotated and bent hence their immensely appealing steampunk aesthetic. These fantastic objects were ahead of their time: cable control was a precursor to the standard post-World War II design. Hunter Oatman-Standard of Collector's Weekly writes; "There is something beautiful about prosthetic limbs, designed to echo the physical grace and mechanical engineering of the human body … The function of a prosthetic limbto replace a part of the human bodywill always endow it with a certain magic few other man-made objects possess." Offered is a vintage original prosthetic WWI era left articulated arm in remarkable condition with cables, straps, fittings and spring locking mechanism. A marvel of design and all element operating. Also these have become intriguing display pieces in any number of settings and welcome additions in libraries and museums. Estimated Value $500 - UP
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$360
Lot 556
British Airways Concorde 1986 Passenger Flight Folder Folios and Two Passenger Gifts of Sterling Silver Concord Picture Frames. From 1986, the 10th Anniversary of British Airways' Concorde London/New York service, four in-flight complimentary passenger folios which contain an SST brochure, baggage labels, flight schedule, Concorde stationery, in-flight entertainment guide, photo with plane statistics and two complimentary magazines. Two folios appear complete, one is without the magazines and one is empty. Also included in this lot and in their original boxes are two 4 x 4" hallmarked sterling silver picture frames with engraved Concorde logo; thank you gifts for flying the Concorde, one sealed pair of comfy socks and a 50 page soft-bound book on the history of the Concorde. All items in excellent condition. Estimated Value $100 - UP
From The Celebrated Collection of Alden T. Barnes.

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