Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Online Yard Sale: Shoo-fly Rocking Horse

Rocking horses take up a lot of room, and I'm having to thin my herd after moving to our new condo. Up for sale is this shoo-fly style rocking horse, circa late 1900s - early 1920s. He's all original except (perhaps?) for a reupholstered seat cushion which still appears to be older; wicker is in good condition. Measures 37 inches wide from rocker tip to rocker tip, and 19 inches tall to the top of the head. A cheerful horse, in solid shape, with his original dapple gray paint job still intact. $100 plus packing/shipping.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Online Yard Sale: Antique Dollhouse

On offer is the first item in my online yard sale (necessitated by my recent move to a condo.) This antique dollhouse was made in Germany circa 1920, probably by Gottschalk. It's big! All the details can be found at its original post, here: German Room Box Dollhouse.

Price is $450 OBO plus the to-be-determined cost of having it packed and shipped. Furnishings not included. Email me at spudbrain1 (at) yahoo (dot) com if interested.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

No, I'm Not Dead

Sorry, it's been ages since I posted, as some of you have pointed out to me! I've been busy getting married, buying a house, and moving...the last of which has been quite overwhelming. The movers have just finished hauling my 250+ boxes of toys and books, along with my coin op horse ride, the playground spring animals, and a vintage carnival duck pond (Sigh: I haven't even gotten to show you that yet! Or all the stuff I found on our antique toy hunting honeymoon! Or the most recent Christmas haul! Or my first ever attic pick, where I got dibs on an attic in an old house full of 110 years worth of one family's treasures...oh, it was incredible!)  Anyway....we bought a condo, and some downsizing will sadly be necessary....I may have a virtual yard sale of sorts here soon!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pumpkin Man Postcard

This jolly pumpkin man and I wish you a Happy Halloween!

Printed in Germany, 1908.

Monday, October 26, 2015

John Winsch Halloween Postcard, 1914

Photos don't really do this antique Halloween postcard justice: it's one of the best in my collection, and my very favorite. Published by John Winsch of New York in 1914, it features fantastic, tiny illustrations of a witch and ghost in a hot air balloon, fending off veggie people clinging to the anchor rope, while a bemused gnome watches the excitement from his airborne bat.

Some close-ups reveal the detail of these imaginative illustrations.