Z and K Antiques

Welcome to Z & K Antiques Here, you'll find original paint decorated country primitives, mechanical banks and other early toys, antique advertising, antique decorated stoneware, folk art, unusual patriotic Americana, and much more. Please peruse our offerings, feel free to contact us with further questions, and follow us on Facebook. We stand behind everything we sell and guarantee complete satisfaction.

Antiques for Sale

Early American Country Primitives, Folk Art, Textiles, Americana, Pottery, Stoneware, Vintage Fiestaware, Mechanical Banks and Toys.
1820s historical staffordshire blue transferware plater united states by clews

16.75" Clews Historical Staffordshire States Platter

Circa 1820s: The States pattern, also called America and Independence, is perhaps the most popular series of dark blue historical Stafforshire created for the Ameircan market by English brothers James and Ralph Clews. The names of fifteen American states are sparated by patrioc stars and are festooned around a piece's border.

For Sale: $1,875

Antique American Scherenschnitte John Walker Brown United Papercut 19th Century 1840s Heath Pease Families Ohio

John Brown Walker Antique Papercut Scherenschnitte »

Circa 1880s: John Brown Walker (1815-1908) was an itinerant artist who cut fancy paper designs in the rural areas of Pennsylvania, northeastern Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan between 1880 and 1907.

For Sale: $2,450

antique painted wooden racehorse sign for easter bonnet

Wooden Painted Easter Bonnet Racehorse Sign

Circa 1930s: People in the equestrian community have a long traditional of giving their horses colorful and endearing names, and this charming and petite wooden sign would have been used at the track where Easter Bonnet was racing or at her barn stall.

For Sale: $395

rare 1820s historical staffordshire blue transferware plater hudsan rivier high lands scene

High Lands Hudson River Dark Blue Platter

Circa 1820s: This petite historical Staffordshire transferware platter with the desirable shell border depicts the scarce American view of High Lands Hudson River, a scene featuring an early sidewheeler and several other vessels on the Hudson River.

For Sale: $2,350

antique 19th century lighting painted and labeld from New York 1865 carriage lantern

Original Painted Carriage Lantern / Foot Warmer

Circa 1865: Signed on top in mustard paint "H.B. Ostrom / Manufacturer / Angola N.Y. / Patented March 14 1865 / By D.L. Jaques," this unusual piece of dated Civil War era lighting doubles as both a buggy lamp and a foot warmer.

For Sale: $1,250

antique flowerpot tanware pennsylvania stoneware 19th century 1880s old country farmhouse decor

6" Pennsylvania Tanware Flowerpot »

Circa 1880-1900: The flowerpot with attached saucer is a desirable tanware form, and this example, fully decorated all around, does not disappoint.

For Sale: $1,650

antique country farmhouse painted kitchen spice pantry box for cloves in green and gold

6.5" Oval Pantry Box in Original Green and Gold Paint

Circa 1850-1880: Pantry boxes with labeled contents are always desirable in advanced collecting circles and this handsome original polychromatic paint decorated oval pantry box is stenciled "Cloves" on the base and has decorative stencils on its lid.

For Sale: $975

niagara falls antique blue historical transferware platter enoch wood 19th century staffordshire

Niagara Falls Dark Blue Historical Staffordshire States Platter

Circa 1820s: Niagara Falls has long been a spot of romance, and this dark blue transferware platter with shell border was manufactured for the American market by English firm Enoch Wood and Sons and depicts Niagara from the American Side.

For Sale: $1,795

antique 19th century 1876 38 star american flag for sale

38 Star American Flag with Rare Configuation

Circa 1876-1890: Colorado officially became the 38th American state on August 1, 1876, and flags with whimsical patterns were produced for the American citizenry fly at home or carry during the many centennial parades and events surrounding America's lengthy six month centennial celebration.

For Sale: $3,850

antique black and gold office wooden trade sign with gold pointing fingered hand on black with frame

Office Trade Sign with Pointing Hand

Circa 1890-1920: Because of their graphic and whimsical nature, pointing hand signs are always popular, and this petite example with original gold gilding on black smalt painted ground will look great anywhere.

For Sale: $975

folk art carved wooden bust of woodrow wilson

President Woodrow Wilson Carved Maple Bust

Circa 1st Quarter 20th Century: Staunton, Virginia, native Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) served as America's 28th President from 1913 to 1921 and guided our nation through the difficulties of WWI and into the roaring twenties.

For Sale: $1,350

Rare Hales Green Mountain Morgan Horse Weathervane

Hale's Green Mountain Morgan Horse Weathervane

Circa 1909: This large and exceedingly scarce full bodied weathervane in its untouched orginal weathered surface depicts the Morgan horse by which all other Morgans are measured, Hale's Green Mountain Morgan, 42 A.M.H., who was sired somewhere between 1832 and 1834 in Vermont, right about the time the famous Morgan racehorse Blackhawk was born.

For Sale: $17,500

early americian antique leather fire bucket for sale

4 Matching Early American Fire Buckets »

Circa 1820s: Superb set of four matching original paint decorated early American fire leather buckets most probably from a bucket brigade or school, two handles professionally restored, each bucket 20.5"H (including handle) x 9.5"D. Ex. Stephen-Douglas Antiques.

For Sale: $4,500

antique paint decorated childs chest

Untouched Original Paint Decorated Child's Chest

Circa 2nd Quarter 19th Century: Measuring a petite 19.25"H and constructed entirely of poplar, this dynamically flame mahogany grain painted child's chest bears a strong resemblance to the furniture of storied Hanover, Pennsylvania, cabinet maker John Rupp.

For Sale: $1,750

j.m. crowley 19th century miniature portraits from Rome New York

Exquisite J.M. Crowley Miniature Graphite Portraits »

Circa 1837: Housed in period (and possibly original) frames with square nail construction, these highly detailed and skillfully rendered signed "J.M. Crowley Delineator, Rome" and dated March 16 and 17, 1837, graphite on paper miniature portraits feature identified sitters Eliza A. (Jefferson) Bradt and husband blacksmith John B. Bradt, both buried the Rome Cemetery in Rome, New York.

For Sale: $3,750

antique folk art george washington carved bust

Superb George Washington Folk Art Bust »

Circa 1920s: Measuring 11"H x 7"W x 5.75"D, the superbly carved bust of George Washington with original polychromatic paint decoration most certainly relates to wooden trade figures produced for America's tobacco stores in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

For Sale: $4,950

rare john bell redware ladies spittoon

Rare John Bell Redware Ladies Spittoon »

Circa 1850-1880: This petite signed "John Bell / Waynesboro" ladies cuspidor, the smallest produced by the Pennsylvania potter, was decorated with manganese and then glazed with lead as was common practice with 19th century redware.

For Sale: $1,895

justus da lee miniature watercolor portraits

Justus Da Lee Miniature Watercolor Portraits »

Circa 1840: While it can be difficult differentiating the work of individual Da Lee family members, scholarly evidence points us to the identification of Justus Dalee as having painted this pair of fine miniature portraits.

For Sale: $3,650

blue and white antique new york gameboard

Graphic J. Pressman and Co. Ring Toss Gameboard »

Circa 1922-1946: This 17.75" square blue and white ring toss game is signed " J. Pressman & Co. Inc., New York, N.Y." Pressman came to fame in the gameboard world by manufacturing Chinese checkers games, and they also had a line of other wooden boards, including graphically dynamic ring toss boards.

For Sale: $975

Folk Art 19th Century American Whirligig Wooden Painted Carving for Sale

Man in Top Hat Whirligig »

Circa Late 19th Century: Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblentz have documented another example of this whirligig form by the same maker.

For Sale: $3,750

Free hand blue decorated antique stoneware crock made by Bougner from Greensboro Pennsylvania

A and W Boughner 2 Gallon Freehand Decorated Jar »

Circa 1852-1864: This 12" tall two gallon salt glazed storage crock is easily attributable to brothers Alexander and William Boughner, sons of Daniel Boughner, Greensboro, Pennsylvania's first potter.

For Sale: $2,795

Folk art carved boxing cne

1892 Prominent Pugilists Folk Art Cane »

Circa 1892: Incredible carved maple folk art cane inscribed “1892 Prominent Pugilists,” including portraits of historic boxing legends John L. Sullivan, Charlie Mitchell, Peter Jackson, and Bob Fitzsimmons, as well as other boxing related images, 35"L, excellent condition. See canes 221, 222, and 250 of George H. Meyer's American Folk Art Canes: Personal Sculpture (Sandringham Press, 1992) for examples attributed to the same maker.

For Sale: $1,500

Pair of Signed Augustus Day 1837 Silhouettes

Outstanding Augustus Day Hollow Cut Silhouettes »

Circa 1837: Silhouette aficionado Peggy McClard notes that Augustus Day's hollow cut silhouettes "are some of the most rare of signed American silhouettes," and both of these painted hollow cuts are signed "Day Fecit" as they should be.

For Sale: $2,950

Blue decorated ohio antique folk art stoneware jug with pointing hand

3 Gallon Jug with Cobalt Pointing Hand »

Circa 1870s: This hefty 14" tall three gallon Midwestern presentation jug most likely from Ohio features a rare whimsical slip decorated pointing hand and two sets of initials, JS and GS, probably celebrating the marriage or anniversary of a couple.

For Sale: $1,550

Antique Harris Gold Quill Pen Weathervane

26" Harris Quill Weathervane »

Circa 1880: The 1878 Harris and Co. Catalog for 111 Kingston Street in Boston, Massachusetts, contains an illustration of this quill vane on page 23 and advertises it as being available in five sizes,including a 26" model.

For Sale: $3,750

antique new york blue decorated stoneware pitcher with bird on branch for sale

Brady and Ryan 2 Gallon New York Bird Pitcher »

Circa 1878-1897: Large two gallon New York stoneware pitchers with bird decoration are difficult to find, and this hefty 12" tall stamped "Brady and Ryan / Ellenville, N.Y." is an attractive example of the form.

For Sale: $2,250

19th century antique paint decorated wooden checkers gameboard in unusual colors of blue, pink and white

Unusual Paint Decorated Ladies Checkers Board »

Circa Late 19th Century: We have handled a lot of gameboards, but we have never come upon another hand painted checkers games with pink and white squares. Made by a a professional carriage maker, this large highly graphic eight-color checkerboard was most probably commissioned as a gift to a lady.

For Sale: $3,450

Signed John Bell Blue Decorated Antique Crock

Signed John Bell 3 Gallon Decorated Storage Jar »

Circa 1850-1880: Of all the people in the long line of Bell family master potters, John Bell is considered the best of them, and this highly decorated and superbly thrown three gallon storage jar is an excellent example of his work.

For Sale: $2,350

antique eagle weathervane 19th century gold copper and zinc head with arrow and stand

Antique American Eagle Weathervane »

Circa 1880s: This 18" tall (including modern museum stand) 19th century eagle weathervane has an 18.5" wingspan and a 17.5" arrow sports an old historic weathered in use regilding with verdigis patina.

For Sale: $2,850

rare philip eiler east birmingham pennsylvania blue decorated stoneware jug for sale

Rare Philip Eiler 2 Gallon Stoneware Jug »

Circa 1863-1873: Stoneware from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania's East Birmingham is extremely scarce and sought after in today's collecting arena, and this highly decorated jug is a superb example.

For Sale: $2,750

unusual antique painted wooden chinese checkers gameboard for sale

Fine Cut Out Chinese Checkers Gameboard »

Circa Late 19th Century: This four color Chinese checkers gameboard in original red, white, blue, and orange paint decoration was cut out in the form of a six sided star from a single board of tulip poplar.

For Sale: $1,750

blue decorated antique stoneware west virginia merchant advertising jug

1/2 Gallon Ben Baer Charleston WV Merchant Jug »

Circa 1870s: Petite half gallon merchant jugs are scarce commodities, and this one made for Charleston, West Virginia, wholesale liquor dealer Ben Baer is rare.

For Sale: $1,395

antique folk art weathervane painted wood carving robin bird

Early 20th Century Folk Art Robin Weathervane »

Circa 1920s: Found in a New England home and mounted on a 15" long piece of driftwood, this beautiful carved wooden robin weathervane with inserted sheet copper tail fin directional has exceptional finely crazed orginal paint and most probably was mounted atop a birdhouse.

For Sale: $1,250

West Virginia Blue Decorated Stoneware Merchant Churn

Rare Double Signed West Virginia Merchant Churn »

Circa 1870s-1890s: Decorated top to bottom with five freehand stripes, a capacity mark, and rarely encountered stencil decorations for both potter and merchant, this beautiful 16" tall four gallon churn has a great gray coloration and contrasting dark blue cobalt.

For Sale: $3,950

antique folk art carved wooden original surface and paint policeman whirligig

Folk Art Policeman in Blue Uniform Whirligig »

Circa Late 19th Century: The superb original three-color blue, white, and black paint scheme on this early rotating policeman whirligig is breathtakingly beautiful, and the policeman's carved form with its rounded edges, painted facial features, and wide arms is absolutely charming.

For Sale: $4,250

west virginia blue decorated stoneware jug for sale

Wheeling WV Louis P. Frobe 2 Gallon Merchant Jug »

Circa 1890s: This handsome two gallon stoneware jug is an advertisement for Louis P. Frobe's liquor store at 1041 Market Street in Wheeling, West Virginia.

For Sale: $1,295

18th century miniature alphabet and motif schoolgirl needlework sampler

Fine Miniature Sampler Dated 1778 »

Circa 1778: Dated 18th century silk on linen miniature samplers are scarce commodities, and this tiny 7"H x 3 5/8"W sampler housed contains the coveted 1778 date, placing its time of creation during the American Revolutionary War.

For Sale: $1,250

rare antique redware political campaign charger yellow slip 19th century hancock for ever

Hancock for Ever! Presidential Campaign Redware Plate »

Circa 1880: This historically significant and possibly unique 9 5/8" slip script redware plate reads "Hancock for Ever!" and was produced on the occasion of the beloved Union Civil War General Winfield Scott Hancock's 1880 bid for the presidency against James A. Garfield, who would be assassinated in 1881.

For Sale: $3,750

antique mechanical bank teddy and the bear all original early 20th century cast iron toy

Teddy and the Bear Mechanical Bank with Gray Tree »

Circa 1907: Designed by Charles A. Bailey for the J. & E. Stevens Company in Cromwell, Connecticut, the Teddy and the Bear celebrates President Theodore Roosevelt's penchant for bear hunting. This is the scarce gray tree variation, which is only found on perhaps one out of every 50 examples.

For Sale: $3,795

historical staffordshire dark blue transferware cream jug clews states pattern america and independence

America and Independence Dark Blue Cream Jug »

Circa 1820s: English potters James and Ralph Clews created the popular America and Independence dark blue transferware series, which is also commonly called the States pattern because of the swag border with the printed names of the first fifteen American states.

For Sale: $895

Antique Civil War GAR Canteen with Patriotic Flags and Original Paint Decoration

Civil War Canteen w/ Patriotic Flags and Folk Art Paint Decoration »

Circa 1876: This canteen belonged to Charles H. Davis, who served in Co. G. of the 12th Massachusetts Volunteers.

For Sale: $7,250

4 color mustard black and grain painted antique wooden gameboard

4 Color Checkers Board on Mustard Ground »

Circa 1900: This unusual 22.5" x 15" checkers game was painted on an old lap board, a testament to the utilitarian nature of folk art gameboards themselves. This style of board with keepers on either end was popular right around the turn of the twentieth century and, when combined with the paint colors used and the finely crazed surface we love to see, we can date the board to that general time period.

For Sale: $950

antique blue decorated stoneware water cooler crock for sale

Baltimore 1.5 Gallon Tabletop Water Cooler »

Circa 1850: Stoneware water coolers under two gallons in capacity are rare, and this stamped 1 1/2 gallon water cooler with the classic Baltimore dropped flower motif is no exception to that rule.

For Sale: $1,595

1920s buddy l red pressed steel fire pumper antique toy vehicle

Buddy L Pressed Steel Fire Pumper »

Circa Late 1925-1929: This beautiful 205-A Buddy L Pumper Fire Engine is one of the wildly popular and highly desirable large pressed steel toy vehicles manufactured in Moline, Illinois, home of the famous John Deere tractor.

For Sale: $2,195

rare dated 1826 antique stoneware jug for sale

Dated 1826 Ovoid Stoneware Jug »

Circa 1826: Collectors love dated stoneware, and it's not easy to find dated examples this early, especially in essentially as made condition.

For Sale: $950

historical staffordshire dark blue  vegetable dish clews landing of lafayette

Rare Small Lafayette's Landing Vegetable Dish »

Circa 1820s: In part one of Sam Laidacker's seminal 1938 study Anglo-American China, he lists four sizes of vegetable dishes made in Clews' famous The Landing of General Lafayette At Castle Garden, New York, 16 August, 1824, pattern, the small 7.75" size being the rarest and most valuable.

For Sale: $1,495

large antique stoneware blue decorated striped crock

L. B. Dilliner 6 Gallon Decorated Striper Crock »

Circa 1870s: With the expanded interest in the striped stoneware of West Virginia and Southwest Pennsylvania, finding unusual examples of this type of stoneware has become increasingly difficult because of its high demand and relatively low supply.

For Sale: $3,695

historical staffordshire dark blue covered vegetable dish clews landing of lafayette

Lafayette's Landing Covered Vegetable Dish »

Circa 1820s: The Landing of General Lafayette At Castle Garden, New York, 16 August, 1824 celebrates the starting point of the heroic French general's first visit to the United States since his historic leadership in the American Revolutionary War nearly fifty years earlier.

For Sale: $1,975

signed elisha beal original blue painted 19th century oval pantry box

5 1/8" Oval Pantry Box in Original Blue Paint »

Circa 1850s: Signed Elisha Beal on the lid, this Hingham, Massachusetts, 5 1/8"L x 4"W x 2"H oval pantry box in superb original oxidized blue paint features opposing finger joints and square nail construction.

For Sale: $895

blue decorated lidded antique stoneware cake crock

Baltimore 1 Gallon Lidded Cake Crock »

Circa 1850: Measuring 6.25" tall and 11" in diameter (including lid and handles), this handsome two gallon cobalt decorated Baltimore cake crock was most probably made by Peter Herrmann.

For Sale: $1,695

Indian antique cast iron hubley toy motorcycle

Hubley Indian 4 Cylinder Motorcycle with Cop Rider »

Circa 1930s: Founded in 1898, Lancaster, Pennsylvania's Hubley Company quickly became one of America's leading cast iron toy and bank manufacturers, but the company has become most famous for their line of realistic toy Indian and Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the most popular being the large cycles with removable riders.

For Sale: $2,795

Greensboro Pennsylvania Hamilton and Jones Cobalt Decorated Double Handled Jug

Hamilton and Jones Double Handled Stoneware Jug »

Circa 1870s: Double handled stoneware jugs from Southwestern Pennsylvania, like this stenciled example from Greensboro's storied firm Hamilton & Jones are an extremely hot commodity in today's market.

For Sale: $1,950

folk art painted chinese checkers gameboard in blue red and black

3 Color Folk Art Chinese Checkers Gameboard »

Circa 1930s: This homemade 17 1/2" x 16 5/8" three color Chinese checkers game in robin's egg blue and barn red on a dark brown ground was fashioned most likely during The Great Depression of the 1930s out of a piece of an early 20th century factory made four board poplar tabletop.

For Sale: $750

the capitalist cast iron still bank rare deluxe version

The Capitalist Cast Iron Still Bank »

Circa 1905: Manufactured in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, by the little known firm Ober Manufacturing Company is this rare 5" tall The Capitalist sociopolitical themed still bank.

For Sale: $1,595

folk art Silvio Zoratti Songbird sculpture

American Folk Art Stone Carved Songbird »

Circa 1960: This 8.5"H x 10"W rendition of a songbird is made of a molded and carved sandstone concreet conglomerate and is one of only a few known Silvio Zoratti sculptures produced in this medium.

For Sale: $750

19th century miniature pantry box in original red paint

Miniature Pantry Box in Original Red Paint »

Circa Late 19th Century: Inscriptions on the top and bottom seem to indicate this box was used to store sage seed in 1898, and the former owners have left a note of provenance inside the box for future generations.

For Sale: $995

hickerson shenandoah valley of virginia blue decorated salt glaze crock

J. M. Hickerson 4 Gallon Stoneware Storage Jar »

Circa 1879-1897: This large 14.5" tall four gallon signed J.M. Hickerson Strasburg VA storage jar features fantastic dark blue freehand floral decoration on both sides.

For Sale: $1,495

country blue antique wooden wallpaper box with flowers urn vine border and lid

Blue Wallpaper Bandbox with Compote of Flowers »

Circa Mid 19th Century: This incredibly striking New England bentwood bandbox wood peg construction is covered in early blue wallpaper, its lid featuring an outstanding compote of flowers flanked by hovering dragonflies and encircled by a lovely grapevine.

For Sale: $1,650

philadelphia pennsylvania henry remmey ovoid stoneware storage jar

2 Gallon Ovoid Storage Jar with Grape Decoration »

Circa Mid 19th Century: This striking two gallon stoneware storage jar features super dark blue freehand grape and vine decoration on the front and back and vine decoration on both handles with one handle sporting a surprising freehand flower.

For Sale: $975

antique historical staffordshire blue and white platter boston state house

State House Boston Historical Staffordshire Platter »

Circa 1822-1835: Manufactured for the American market by English ceramicist Jospeh Stubbs, this dark blue serving platter depicts an urban yet pastoral landscape of the Boston State House and neighboring buildings with cattle lounging in the foreground and a few people, including one on horseback and one with a dog, strolling the avenue.

For Sale: $1,850

R.T.Williams Pennsylvania antique blue decorated stoneware double handled 5 gallon jug crock

R. T. Williams 5 Gallon Double Handled Jug »

Circa 1890-1895: This 20.5" tall freehand stencil decorated example from New Geneva's storied potter Robert T. Williams, who was murdered in 1895 at the top of his career, is in completely original condition, including the handles.

For Sale: $2,950

elizabeth norris 1730 schholgirl sampler for sale

Dated 1730 Sampler by Elizabeth Norris »

Circa 1730: Silk on linen sampler, English, signed “Elizabeth Norris July the 15 1730,” excellent condition, 16.75”H x 8.5”W housed in modern 21.5”H x 13.5”W frame.

For Sale: $1,450

original antique enamel no smoking gas station sign for sale

Early No Smoking Filling Station Porcelain Sign »

Circa 1920s: This 24"L x 9"H porcelain No Smoking sign is signed by Chicago, Illinois' Enameled Sign Company and would have hung by the pumps in an old gas station.

For Sale: $575

Branch Green Philadelphia Pennsylvania small one pint blue decorated antique stoneware snuff jar

Rare Highly Decorated 1 Pint Snuff Jar »

Circa 1820s: This incredible one pint snuff of tobacco jar attributed to early American potter Branch Green's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, production stands a mere hair over 5" tall and 4" in diameter at the widest point.

For Sale: $4,500

antique historical staffordshire the landing of general lafayette New York 1824

Lafayette's Landing at Castle Garden Waste Bowl »

Circa 1820s: General Marquise de Lafayette's 1824-1825 tour of the United States was wildly popular among the American people, and the last surviving French general to fight in America's Revolutionary War was greeted enthusiastically along his route.

For Sale: $550

18th century english lignum vitae mortar and pestle

Outstanding Lignum Vitae Mortar and Pestle »

Circa 2nd Half 18th Century: This exuberantly turned English mortar and pestle is signed J. Salsbury on both pieces.

For Sale: $3,750

Two Frogs Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Original Two Frogs Cast Iron Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1882: Originally marketed as the Bullfrog Bank and the Frog Bank, James H. Bowen’s strikingly visual Two Frogs mechanical bank was manufactured by Cromwell, Connecticut bank giant J. & E. Stevens Company and imitates, in comic fashion, a frog catching its prey, in this case a child’s coin, by having the small frog punt the coin into the bigger frog's open mouth.

For Sale: $2,750

Blue decorated freehand large antique country crock from maryland

Pre Civil War Baltimore Stoneware Pitcher »

Circa 1840-1860: This handsome one gallon stoneware pitcher with floral decoration was most probably potted by Baltimore, Maryland's Mauldin Perine or William Linton.

For Sale: $1,450

Kenton sight seeing auto cast iron toy for sale

Rare Cast Iron Kenton Sight-Seeing Auto »

Circa 1905: What a pleasure it is to offer this all original Kenton Sight-Seeing Auto!

For Sale: $5,500

historical staffordshire teacup and saucer commodore macdonnoughs victory war of 1812

Commodore MacDonnough's Victory Teacup and Saucer »

Circa 1820s: In order to promote commerce between England and America after the War of 1812, potters in Britain began to manufacture transferware with American views and patriotic American slogans to export to the United States.

For Sale: $650

antique painted wooden pantry box with sailor made 8 pointed star in red black and green original surface

Sailor Made Ditty Box with 8 Point Star Decoration »

Circa 2nd Half 19th Century: This attractive 6 1/2"D x 2 5/8"H sailor made folk art ditty box features original green, red, and black paint and a large carved eight-point star on its lid.

For Sale: $1,250

antique american rooster weathervane for sale

Antique American Rooster Weathervane »

Circa 1900: There really is no more classic weathervane than the rooster. Europe's oldest surviving weathervane, a rooster known as Ramperto's Cock, dates to circa 820-840 AD and is photographed and discussed on page 17 of Robert Shaw's American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds (Rizzoli Electra 2021).

For Sale: $7,250

Antique American Felt Needlework Greyhound Whippet Worcester Mass Phillipps

Antique American Felt Needlework of Whippet »

Circa 1840: This early felt needlework picture of a slender whippet is charming.

For Sale: $2,450

19th century miniature pantry box in original cherry red paint

Miniature Pantry Box in Old Original Cherry Red Paint »

Circa Late 19th Century: Collectors love miniature pantry boxes, and this 2 3/4"D x 1 3/8"H round pantry box in period cherry red paint definitely fits the bill.

For Sale: $850

frog on round base antique cast iron mechanical bank on rare white painted base

Original Frog on Round Base Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1872: Made in many color combinations and designed by Russell Frisbie, the Frog on Round Base mechanical bank was patented on August 20, 1872 and manufactured by Cromwell, Connecticut's storied J. & E. Stevens Company.

For Sale: $1,395

early american tin Dexter racehorsehorse with rider pull toy james fallows and sons philadelphia pennsylvania

Dexter with Rider Early American Tin Pull Toy »

Circa 1880s: This sculptural 12.25" long early American tin pull toy manufactored by James Fallow and Sons of Philadelphia depicts the immensely popular racehorse Dexter (1858-1888) being ridden by a gentleman wearing a tophat.

For Sale: $2,950

Antique Santa Belsnickle Candy Container Marked Germany

Antique Santa Belsnickle Candy Containter »

Circa 1890-1920: This early German made paper composition Santa candy container is darling.

For Sale: $485

cast iron stork with baby penny bank

J. M. Harper Stork Safe Bank »

Circa 1908: Signed "Copyright by J. M. Harper 1907," this scarce cast iron still bank depicts a stork delivering a baby. Figural safe banks are rare and desirable in the bank collecting community, and finding the only one designed by the elusive Mr. Harper is a difficult feat indeed.

For Sale: $1,495

antique stoneware bird jug whites utica new york

N.A. White and Son 2 Gallon Paddletail Bird Jug »

Circa 1867-1886: The most famous cobalt decoration from Utica, New York's N. A. White and Son pottery firm is that of the paddletail bird on branch.

For Sale: $895

1920s Pressed Steel Vehicle American National Giant US Army Truck for Sale

Pressed Steel American National Giant U.S. Army Truck »

Circa Late 1920s: The era of large pressed steel vehicles is highlighted by rare examples like this 27.5" long American National Giant series U.S. Army truck.

For Sale: $3,500

early american colonial 18th century large turned ash burl bowl

18th Century American Colonial Ash Burl Bowl »

Circa 1760-1780: Measuring a whopping 19.25" in diameter and 6.25" in height, this fantastic ash burl bowl is extremely well made.

For Sale: $6,850

Antique American Hand Carved Folk Art New England Soldier Whirligig in Original Paint Decoration For Sale

Painted Wooden Hand Carved Folk Art New England Soldier Whirligig »

Circa 1890-1910: This early, colorful whirligig stands 19" tall including propellers.

For Sale: $2,450

1876 original painted firking sugar bucket country primitive farmhouse decor for sale

1876 Centennial Firkin in Original Sage Green Paint »

Circa 1876: It's always a treat to find firkins attributed to South Hingham, Massachusetts, and this beautiful example in unusual original sage green paint decoration is signed "Our Centennial Best 1776 1876," showing that is was made to celebrate America's 100th anniversary as a nation.

For Sale: $895

original cast iron bad accident  mechanical bank

Original Bad Accident Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1890: Ingeniously designed by Charles A. Bailey for J. & E. Stevens Company, the Bad Accident mechanical bank features a mule drawn wagon whose driver who is too busy munching a slice of watermelon to notice a careless child run out in front of the wagon from behind a bush and cause a calamitous accident that spooks the mules, upends the wagon, and throws the poor driver backward.

For Sale: $2,650

Sailor Made Ditty Box with Three Stars

Sailor Made Ditty Box with Three Stars »

Circa 2nd Half 19th Century: This handsome sailor made folk art ditty box features an original five color polychromatic paint scheme and a complex sgraffito encircled star within a star within a star pattern on its lid.

For Sale: $1,450

Early Antique Staffordshire Earthworm Decorated Multi-colored Mochaware Bowl: Large, Rare For Sale

Antique Mochaware Earthworm Pearlware Bowl »

Circa 1840-1860: This mochaware footed bowl's whopping 11' diameter makes it a rare find.

For Sale: $1,495

antique sugar bucket in original bittersweet paint decoration

S. Hingham MA Firkin in Original Bittersweet Paint »

Circa Late 19th Century: It's always a treat to find firkins made in South Hingham, Massachusetts, and this desirable signed "L. Gardner S. Hingham Mass." firkin in difficult to find original bittersweet paint decoration is a real winner.

For Sale: $950

early american tin articulated double horse bell toy james fallows and sons philadelphia pennsylvania

Rare James Fallows Double Horse Bell Toy »

Circa 1880s: This whimsical 7.75"H x 8.75"L x 4.5"D early American tin atriculated bell toy with an eye catching pair of yellow horses atop a green base was manufactured by Philadelphia's James Fallows and Sons.

For Sale: $3,250

Antique American Doll Sled with Original Painted Surface For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Antique Paint Decorated Doll Sled in Original Surface »

Circa 1890-1910: This doll sled has floral decoration inside borders of gold stencil and a blue pinstripe.

For Sale: $1,450

19th century pantry box in original blue paint

9.75" Round Pantry Box in Original Blue Paint »

Circa Late 19th Century: Collectors love blue, and this 9.75"D x 5.25"H round pantry box in original blue paint definitely fits the bill.

For Sale: $895

antique blue decorated stoneware pitcher for sale 1830-1850 potted by david parr in baltimore maryland

David Parr 1 Gallon Stoneware Pitcher »

Circa 1830-1850: This early and beautifully decorated one gallon stoneware pitcher is attributed to David Parr's production in Baltimore because of the color of the clay and the skillful thin potting not found on his Richmond output.

For Sale: $1,450

signed hingham mass original mustard painted 19th century antique wooden firkin sugar bucket

S. Hingham MA Firkin in Original Mustard Paint »

Circa 1870s: It's always a treat to find firkins made in South Hingham, Massachusetts, and this large signed "C. Wilder & Son So. Hingham Mass." firkin in desirable original mustard paint decoration makes one smile.

For Sale: $1,450

antique blue decorated stoneware churn from northeastern ohio

Northeastern Ohio 4 Gallon Stoneware Butter Churn »

Circa Mid 19th Century: Measuring 15" tall, this sleek slightly ovoid 4 gallon Ohio churn sports a big folksy freehand flower with leaves and cobalt decorated handles.

For Sale: $795

antique wallpaper box pin cushion sewing top 19th century 1800s

Antique Wooden Wallpaper Decorated Slide Lid Divided Box »

Circa 19th Century: This lovely and unusual four-compartment poplar slide lid spice box covered in early wallpaper measures 6.75"L x 4.25"W x 2.25"H, a great small size that will display well in any setting of country antiques.

For Sale: $550

Lehmann Antique German Tin Wind Up Toy Am Pol for Sale

Lehmann Am Pol Tin Windup »

Circa 1910-1935: This tin litho windup celebrates Admiral Robert Peary, who, in 1909, claimed to be the first person to reach the North Pole.

For Sale: $2,500

Historical StaffordshirePottery Platter Oxford Views Ridgway Blue and White 19th Century Ceramics

Historical Staffordshire Platter: Wadham College
from J&W Ridgway's Oxford Scenes »

Circa 1835 | Ridgway Historic Scene: This large historical Staffordshire pottery platter depicts Wadham College.

For Sale: $795

antique painted wooden chess gameboard

19th Century Paint Decorated Chess Board »

Circa 1880s: Considering this 16 7/8" square paint decorated gameboard is filled with decoupaged warriors, it is likely that this highly stylized board was designed with the game of chess in mind.

For Sale: $2,450

1820s Canaryware 19th Century Ceramics Lustre Transfer Scene For Sale

19th Century Canary Ware Cup and Saucer set with Brown Lustre Farming Scene »

Circa 1820s: Measuring 2 9/16" tall, this canary yellow coffee can pictures two farmers sowing a field with an ox drawn plow.

For Sale: $375

Humpty Dumpty Antique 19th Century Original Cast Iron Painted Mechanical Bank For Sale

Humpty Dumpty Cast Iron Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1882: Designed by Charles Shepard and Peter Adams Jr. and made by Shepard Hardware Company, the Humpty Dumpty Clown bank was never primed before it was decorated.

For Sale: $1,950

Antique Sampler with House, Alphabets, Birds, Lions and Keys

Early 19th Century Georgian Silk Embroidered Picture »

Circa 1810-1830: This captivating silk embroidery depicts a woman flanked by a donkey and a lion.

For Sale: $1,495

American folk art carving adam and eve silvio zoratti Mid Century outsider art

Silvio Zoratti Wooden Carving of a Adam and Eve »

Circa 1963: Stamped on front "Adam and Eve About to Fall" and showing remnants of bright red and green paint, this sculpture hails from Ohio carver Silvio Zoratti's backyard Garden of Eden.

For Sale: $1,250

half gallon baltimore md blue decorated antique stoneware pitcher

Half Gallon Decorated Baltimore Stoneware Pitcher »

Circa 1870s: Standing 9" tall, this petite half gallon stoneware pitcher with classic double flower decoration was most probably potted by Baltimore, Maryland's Peter Herrmann.

For Sale: $1,450

Rare Berlinware Early American Paint Decorated Document Box in Rare Blue Ground, Group Four Berlin Conneticut 19th Century Toleware Tinware for Sale

Rare Berlinware Early American
Paint Decorated Document Box »

Circa 1810: This tinware box with rare blue decoration is attributed to the group IV makers in Berlin CT.

For Sale: $2,795

Shafer Insurance Agency 1920s painted double sided trade sign for sale

Shafer Insurance Agency Double Sided Trade Sign »

Circa 1920s: This wonderful oval double sided Shafer Insurance Agency trade sign in blue and white paint measures approximately 43"L x 21"H including its original hangers.

For Sale: $1,250

early american antique basswoood and poplar polychromatic paint decorated new england keeping box

Early New England Paint Decorated Keeping Box »

Circa Mid 19th Century: This petite basswood and poplar pintle-hinged New England keeping box with square nail construction retains its original surface with gilt-bronze stenciled motifs.

For Sale: $1,295

1820s Canaryware 19th Century Ceramics Lustre Transfer Scene For Sale

Miniature Canaryware Mug: A Recruiting Party »

Circa 1820s: This rare early 19th century canary yellow miniature child's mug is a mere 1 7/8" H x 1 5/8" D, not including its handle.

For Sale: $650

elisha lemmon monroe county tompkinsville kentucky cobalt decorated three gallon stoneware crock jug

Rare Elisha Lemmon Tompkinsville KY Stoneware Jug »

Circa Mid 19th Century: When Kentucky stoneware collectors hear the name Elsiha Lemmon mentioned in conversation, their ears perk up, and their heads turn because work by this elusive early Tompkinsville potter is incredibly scarce.

For Sale: $2,650

Lehmann naughty boy tin windup

Lehmann Naughty Boy »

Circa 1920s: Marked "made in Germany," this nearly 5" long antique tin litho windup Lehmann Naughty Boy depicts a father and his ill-behaved son in an early automobile.

For Sale: $1,950

antique american folk art dog hooked rug

Folksy Boston Terrier Hooked Rug »

Circa 1920-1940: Boston Terrier hooked rug, professionally mounted, dark multi-color border with terrier inside center medallion, excellent condition, 30”H x 40”W.

For Sale: $1,800

1924 Maggie Jiggs antique tin windup toy

1924 Nifty Maggie and Jiggs Platform Toy »

Circa 1924: This 7" long antique German tin litho windup Maggie and Jiggs platform toy was manufactured by Einfalt for comic character toy giant Nifty.

For Sale: $1,450

antique wooden paint decorated gameboard

Folksy Handmade Parcheesi and Checkers Board »

Circa 1880s: Measuring 17 3/8" x 17 5/8", this charming three color double sided Parcheesi and Checkers gameboard with square nail construction has fantastic folk art allure.

For Sale: $1,450

antique j de p tin windup delage limousine made in paris france

Large J de P Delage Tin Wind-up Limousine »

Circa 1928-1932: A finer example of this sleek Jouets de Paris (J de P) 13" long Delage Limousine would be extremely difficult to find because this beautiful French tin wind-up retains nearly all of its untouchedd original polychromatic paint decoration and has only minor in use wear.

For Sale: $3,250

antique fly fishing box for sale

Early Leather Covered Fly Box »

Circa 1850-1880: Antique fly fishing gear is always a desirable commodity and this 19th century leather covered fly box is a rare survivor.

For Sale: $850

19th century red white blue patriotic marbles game

Early Marbles Gameboard in Red, White, and Blue Paint »

Circa 1870: This superb early marbles game is decorated in Old Glory's red, white, and blue color palette in dry and unvarnished original paint.

For Sale: $3,250

patriotic red white and blue 19th century ballot box

19th Century Red, White, and Blue Ballot Box »

Circa 1870s: This patriotic ballot box is extremely well constructed with fine details: tiny square brads, canted base molding, handmade tin funnels to make it easy to drop in marbles, inset pieces of wood on top to ensure a tight closure, and beautifully turned wooden handle.

For Sale: $1,450

blue decorated ovoid storage jar beaver county pennsylvania

3 Gallon Beaver County PA Ovoid Storage Jar »

Circa 1850s: Beaver County stoneware was made to last, and this three gallon semi-ovoid storage jar with double flower decoration is a testament to that statement. This handsome jar stands 10" high and is 11" in diameter, not including its handles.

For Sale: $895

antique William Tell cast iron mechanical bank

Pristine William Tell Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1896: Designed by Russell Frisbie and manufactured by Cromwell, Connecticut's J. & E. Stevens Company, the William Tell is one of the most popular mechanical banks ever produced.

For Sale: $1,750

neff bros taylorsville ohio highland county blue decorated stoneware crock

Neff Brothers Five Gallon Stoneware Crock »

Circa 1890s: The Neff Brothers' little known pottery was located in Taylorsville, an unincorporated community in Higghland County in the Southwest Ohio.

For Sale: $795

american folk art paint decorated tabletop dartboard gameboard

Petite Tabletop Dartboard in Original Paint »

Circa 1920s: Measuring a petite 13.5 "H x 9.5"W, this gorgeous 4 color paint decorated pine tabletop dartboard features a graceful cut-out shape and an uncommon paint scheme of teal green, orange, red, and black.

For Sale: $2,900

early american antique new england pine storage box in original lipstick red paint decoration

Colorful Paint Decorated New England Storage Box »

Circa 1830s: Signed "June the 20 1837" in period script on the underside of the lid, this striking white pine New England storage box retains its original six- color paint decoration on a bright tomato red ground.

For Sale: $2,250

T O Goodwin West Hartford Connecticut cobalt decorated ovoid 3 gallon stoneware jug

T. O. Goodwin 3 Gallon Ovoid Jug »

Circa 1830: Blue decorated stoneware marked "T O Goodwin W Hartford" and potted by West Hartford, Connecticut's Thomas O'Hara Goodwin (1796-1880) is diffficult to come by, and this beautiful ovoid jug is a fine example of this elusive potter's output.

For Sale: $895

black americana stevens and brown althof bergmann clockwork tricycle velocipede

Rare Stevens and Brown Clockwork Velocipede »

Circa 1870s: The Stevens and Brown velocipede, forerunner of the modern tricycle, is one of the earliest and most cherished American clockwork toys, and this example is the scarce version with a young African American male driver.

For Sale: $2,450

antique paint decorated wooden gameboard brilliant blue paint

Original Paint Decorated Antique Gameboard »

Circa 1880s: This wonderfully dynamic 6 color paint decorated walnut Parcheesi board with a rare robin's egg blue ground features a very unusual inset home square and a mitred walnut frame.

For Sale: $2,950

ohio football sewer tile antique

Ohio Sewer Tile Football Bank »

Circa 1925-1950: Measuring 8" in height, this rare salt glazed sewer tile football on tee bank is most probably the work of legendary Tuscarawas County, Ohio, potter Edward J. Ellwood.

For Sale: $1,150

antique 19th century cast iron pull toy

Ding Dong Bell Cast Iron Pull Toy »

Circa 1880: Created by East Hampton, Connecticut's famed Gong Bell Manufacturing Company, this beefy 9.25" long Ding Dong Bell / Pussy's Not in the Well cast iron bell toy depicts a cheerful couple and their beloved white cat, who, thankfully, is not trapped in the well.

For Sale: $2,950

antique oyster painted wooden lap joint fingered pantry box

Antique Oval Pantry Box in Original Oyster Paint »

Circa Mid 19th Century: This 5 1/2"L x 4 1/8"W x 2"H oval pantry box in hard to find original oyster paint features opposing finger joints and square nail construction.

For Sale: $695

folk art beaver sheet metal antique weathervane

Folk Art Sheet Metal Beaver Weathervane »

Circa 1st Quarter 20th Century: This unusual weathervane in originial naturally weathered green paint measures an ample 32.5" long by 14.25" tall including its custom made museum stand.

For Sale: $3,500

vintage tennessee folk art carved wooden dolls

Tennessee Folk Art Carved Wooden Dolls »

Circa 1930: Exhibited at the Washington County Museum of Fine arts in 1988, this outstanding pair of wooden folk art dolls are attributed to Polly Page at the Pleasant Hill Academy in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee.

For Sale: $1,350

vintage folk art carving of uncle sam

Folk Art Uncle Sam Carving »

Circa 1975: This 18" tall rendition of Uncle Sam impressed " Made by S.P. Zoratti 1975" around the top of Sam's famous hat is a museum quality example of the whimsical patriotic carvings Zoratti completed around the time of our country's bicentennial.

For Sale: $1,850

vintage folk art carving of an eagle by silvio zoratti

Zoratti Folk Art Carved Wooden Eagle »

Circa 1975: Silvio Peter Zoratti (1896-1992) was an Italian immigrant who came to America after being released from a WWI German prisoner of war camp.

For Sale: $1,150

Antique blue decorated stoneware milk pan

Blue Decorated Stoneware Milkpan »

Circa 1870s: This unusual 7.5" tall by 12" diameter (13" including the handles) two gallon handled milk pan was made to accommodate heavy farm labor with its thick rim and wide spout.

For Sale: $1,450

poodle dog and clown bell ringer cast iron pull toy

Poodle Dog and Clown Bell Toy »

Circa 1880: Produced by East Hampton, Connecticut's storied Gong Bell Manufacturing Company, this Poodle Dog Bell Ringer No. 45 features a colorfully adorned clown and his trick dog.

For Sale: $3,500

antique virginia blue decorated stoneware crock

W.H. Chrisman Blue Decorated Stoneware Crock »

Circa 1883-1885: Because Strasburg VA stoneware merchant William H. Crisman had a mere two-year run in the pottery business, it is always a treat to come across an interesting example of his work.

For Sale: $695

signed reggie meaders devil face jug

Reggie Meaders Devil Face Jug »

Circa Late 20th Century: Brother of world famous Georgia folk art potter Lanier Meaders, Reggie Meaders (1919-2009) lived to be 90 years old and is considered a master potter in his own right.

For Sale: $1,450

antique vintage baseball player still bank

A.C. Williams Baseball Player Still Bank (Blue Uniform) »

Circa Early 20th Century: Manufactured in Ravenna, Ohio, by still bank giant A.C. Williams, this 5.75" cast iron baseball player penny bank is modeled after Hall of Fame baseball palyer Ty Cobb, The Georgia Peach, the most storied athelete of his era.

For Sale: $795

antique vintage baseball player still bank

A.C. Williams Baseball Player Still Bank (Gold Uniform) »

Circa Early 20th Century: This classic bank retains its original paint, has its original screw, and serves as a fantastic tribute to America's favorite pastime.

For Sale: $595

6 gallon blue decorated stoneware water cooler

6 Gallon Blue Decorated Stoneware Water Cooler »

Circa 1870s: This massive Northeast Ohio water cooler attributed to Akron potter Freierick Weeks stands just over 15" tall and is nearly 12" in diameter.

For Sale: $2,850

blue dress speaking dog mechanical bank

Blue Dress Speaking Dog Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1890s: The Speaking Dog, like the Girl Skipping Rope, is one of a handful of mechanical banks marketed specifically for girls and the blue dress variation is the most difficult to find.

For Sale: $1,950

statue of liberty antique cast iron still bank

Statue of Liberty Cast Iron Still Bank »

Circa 1911-1932: Manufactured in Kenton, Ohio this 9 5/8" tall Statue of Liberty penny bank in its original silver paint with gold highlights is the largest and most difficult to find version of this patriotic still bank.

For Sale: $950

1900 GAR canteen

GAR Encampment Canteen »

Circa 1900: This small 6.75" x 5.5" paint decorated Grand Army of the Republic canteen is a souvenir from the 34th Annual National Encampment, which took place August 26-30, 1900, on State Street in downtown Chicago, Illinois.

For Sale: $495

antique uncle sam cast iron mechanical bank

Uncle Sam Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1886: Designed by Charles Shepard and Peter Adams Jr. and manufactured by Shepard Hardware Company in Buffalo, New York, the Uncle Sam is the most beloved and patriotic mechanical bank ever produced.

For Sale: $5,900

antique painted wooden trade sign steamship agent

Steamship Agent & Foreign Money Orders Sign »

Circa 1880: This 37" x 8" 19th century double sided Steamship Agent & Foreign Money Orders trade sign in original red, black, and gray weathered paint decoration has breadboard ends attached with hand cut nails.

For Sale: $1,250

antique cast iron shell out still bank

Shell Out Cast Iron Still Bank »

Circa 1882: Manufactured by J and E Stevens Company, the Shell Out bank carries a humorous message by asking its keeper to "shell out" some change, thus serving as a teaching tool for children to set back a few pennies for a rainy day.

For Sale: $750

maritime sailor made antique original paint decorated gameboard

Unusual Parcheesi Board with Anchor Corner Blocks »

Circa 1890-1910: Measuring 32.5" square when displayed diagonally and 23.5" x 23" when hung traditionally, this visually graphic five color paint decorated Parcheesi board highlighting anchor with twining rope corner blocks was most probably sailor made on America's northeastern shoreline.

For Sale: $1,950

19th Century clown on globe mechanical bank with harder to find yellow base

Clown on Globe with Yellow Base Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1890: This version of the Clown on Globe has the scarce yellow base and the round Stevens coin trap. The bank retains an unusually high percentage of its colorful original paint, and is in superb working order.

For Sale: $3,750

antique cast iron clown on globe mechanical bank

Clown on Globe with Brown Base Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1890: This version of the Clown on Globe has the brown base and the round Stevens coin trap. This is a fine example of one of the most unusual, graphically pleasing, and kinetic of all the great American cast iron mechanical banks.

For Sale: $1,850

5 Gallon Beaver County PA Ovoid Stoneware Jar

5 Gallon Beaver County PA Ovoid Stoneware Jar »

Circa 1850s: Beaver County stoneware was made to last, and this five gallon semi-ovoid cream jar with floral decoration is a testament to the longevity of the county's pottery production. Weighing in at a stout 21 pounds, this jar stands 14" tall and is just over 12" wide from ear to ear.

For Sale: $850

antique wooden boot and shoes trade sign c.w. clarke

Petite Boots & Shoes Trade Sign »

Circa 1870: This lovely 29.75" x 7.75" C.W. Clarke Boots & Shoes wooden trade sign in original black smalt paint and gold lettering on a single thin poplar board has a simple 1/2 inch deep frame and is constructed with square nails and has a penciled 1868 dated on the reverse.

For Sale: $1,950

antique folk art mickey mouse minnie mouse hooked rugs

Pair of Mickey and Minnie Mouse Hooked Rugs »

Circa 1930s-1940s: Measuring 24"H x 36"W each, this delightful pair of masterfully done Mickey and Minnie Mouse hooked rugs features a smiling Mickey Mouse roller skating swiftly toward his love Minnie Mouse.

For Sale: $4,500

Locks and Canals 66 antique reflective wooden sign

Locks and Canals 66 Wooden Reflective Sign »

Circa 2nd Quarter 20th Century: This 41.5" x 10.5" Locks and Canals 66 sign with early plastic reflective lettering most probably is from Lock 66 of Maryland's Chesapeake and Ohio Canal that stretches nearly 185 miles from Georgetown to Cumberland.

For Sale: $1,050

1920s antique cast iron arcade yellow taxi cab freeport illinois

Large 9" Arcade Cast Iron Yellow Cab »

Circa 1921-1928: The cast iron Yellow Cab is Freeport, Illinois, toy giant Arcade Manufacturing Company's most famous creation. This is the largest version of the iconic Yellow Cab.

For Sale: $1,695

Antique Cast Iron Kenton Yellow Kid Donkey Drawn Goat Wagon

Kenton Yellow Kid Donkey Wagon »

Circa Early 20th Century: Richard Felton Outcault's groundbreaking 1890s comic strip Hogan's Alley features a character named Mickey Dugan, who became widely known as The Yellow Kid and is generally regarded as America's first comic character.

For Sale: $1,450

antique tin hats shoes phone number early trade sign

Kirksville Hat & Shoe Works Tin Trade Sign »

Circa 1920: Measuring approximately 34"L x 21"H, this stencil decorated tin trade sign advertises a hat and shoe repair business run by two young Greek immigrants, brothers Paul and George Johnson, who found their way to St. Louis in 1909.

For Sale: $950

Original Cast Iron Buster Brown and Tige Penny Bank For Sale

Buster Brown and Tige Still Bank »

Circa Early 20th Century: Manufactured in Ravenna, Ohio, by still bank giant A.C. Williams, this 5" tall cast iron Buster Brown and Tige penny bank has original four color paint scheme.

For Sale: $225

Antique Bell Pull Toy Heart Wheels Hunter and Rabbit

Hunter and Rabbit Cast Iron Bell Toy »

Circa 1900: East Hampton, Connecticut's N.N. Hill Brass Company innovated the manufacture of small bells and produced a superb line of cast iron pull toys that incorporated their bells.

For Sale: $1,650

the delaware insurance company of philadelphia founded 1835 tin sign

The Delaware Insurance Company of Philadelphia Sign »

Circa 1890-1910: Measuring approximately 24"L x 18"H, this handsome black and gold single sided tin sign was manufactured by New York's Sentenne & Green.

For Sale: $795

Mutt and Jeff antique comic character still bank for sale

A.C. Williams Mutt and Jeff Still Bank »

Circa Early 20th Century: This 5.25" tall cast iron Mutt and Jeff penny bank depicts Bud Fisher's famous comic strip characters posing on a box.

For Sale: $295

Picture and Alphabet blocks mcloughlin bros new york

McLoughlin Bros. Picture and ABC Blocks »

Circa late 19th century: Complete set of seven nested chromolithographed paper on wood boxes, McLoughlin Bros. New York, with nursery rhyme scenes, losses to paper as photographed and a few late small unobtrusive nails added for stability, largest box 6"H x 7 1/8"L x 7 1/8"W, 39.5"H when stacked.

For Sale: $895

1950s masudaya modern toys 301 racer made in japan

Masudaya Japanese 301 Race Car »

Circa 1950s: In near mint condition with only very minor scratching, this large battery operated racer features a dynamic six color paint scheme and the sleek 1950s aerodynamic design modeled after the Indy race cars of the period.

For Sale: $1,950

Punch and Judy Mechanical Bank

Punch and Judy Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1884: The Shepard Hardware Company in Buffalo, New York, manufactured cast iron mechanical banks for a scant ten year period and is known for the high quality and beautiful paint schemes of their ingenious mechanical banks, most of which, like the ever popular Punch and Judy bank, were designed by Peter Adams, Jr.

For Sale: $4,250

early american folk art theorem fans for sale

Early American Folk Art Theorem Fans »

Circa 1825-1850: Pair of American theorem fans, watercolor on velvet affixed to paper board with complexly turned wooden handles, traces of gold gesso over black paint, repairs to handles, minor losses to theorems, 15”H x 11”W.

For Sale: $1,200

Historical Staffordshire American Scenes Fairmount Near Philadelphia

Historical Staffordshire America Scenes: Fairmont Near Philidelphia »

Circa 1814-1836: This classic dark blue Historical Staffordshire American scene features a courtship on the river bank.

For Sale: $450

19th century antique wooden wallpaper box vibrant gold

Early American Wooden Band Box »

Circa 1825-1850: This 11"L x 8.5"W x 7.5"H wooden band box covered in its original period block printed wallpaper has a bold floral pattern in gold, yellow, and brown on the base and a vibrantly decorated lid.

For Sale: $625

charlie chaplin swiss bucherer fully jointed metal figure antique toy

Charlie Chaplin Jointed Figure by Burcherer Co. »

Circa 1920s: The Swiss have long been known for technical innovation, and the August and Cie Bucherer Company of Amriswil, Switzerland, produced a fabulous line of metal fully movable metal jointed dolls with composition hands and changeable composition heads.

For Sale: $950

antique anne fish footmen doorstop hubley

Hubley Cast iron Footmen Doorstops »

Circa 1920s: Large and small cast iron Hubley footmen doorstops designed by Anne Fish, excellent original paint, large footmen 12 1/8"H x 8 3/8"W, small footmen 9"H x 5 7/8"W. Selling as a set.

For Sale: $1,900

satterlee and mory fort edwards ny blue decorated brandies and wine jug for sale

Satterlee & Mory Wines and Brandies Jug »

Circa 1870-1890: This one gallon stencil decorated P. Cushman & Co. from Albany, New York,stands 11" in height, advertises "wines, brandies & C," and is signed by the legendary Fort Edward NY pottery firm Satterlee & Mory.

For Sale: $650

antique southwester native american apache basket

Antique Southwestern Native American Basket »

Circa 1910: Highly graphic Southwestern Native American basket, probably Apache, minor losses on rim as photographed, 4.5”H x 16.5”D.

For Sale: $1,150

19th century antique wallpaper top hat box newspaper lined

Mid 19th Century Wallpaper Hat & Hat Box »

Circa 1850: This beautiful man's high hat wallpaper box with three color leaf and vine pattern printed wallpaper includes the early 7" tall period beaver skin stovepipe hat found with the box.

For Sale: $1,150

antique folk art carousel with eleven carved wooden painted figures

Folk Art Carousel with 11 Figures »

Circa 1930s: This outstanding 12" folk art carousel in 7 color original polychromatic paint decoration contains 11 indivudually carved and painted human figures with articulated arms, facial features (notice the tiny ears!), and clothing.

For Sale: $2,500

tramp art box with pin cushion

Aloissa Straub's Tramp Art Sewing Box »

Circa 1897:American tramp art box on legs with wool needlework pincushion sampler top signed “Aloissa Straub 1897, excellent condition with one minor glued repair, 5.25”H x 9.5”L x 6”D. 

For Sale: $650

antique folk art wooden carving of an african american man

Articulated Folk Art Full Figure Carving »

Circa 1930s: Standing 9.75" tall, this articulated sculpture of a bald man in wire-rimmed spectacles features original six-color finely crazed polychromatic paint decoration and is signed WC on the back of its yellow shirt.

For Sale: $695

boy on trapeze original cast iron mechanical bank

Boy on Trapeze Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1888: Cast iron Boy on Trapeze mechanical bank, J. Barton Smith Co., Philadelphia PA, excellent original paint, no chips, cracks, or repairs, 9.5”H x 5”L x 5”D.

For Sale: $2,450

patriotic folk art cane with civil war medal

19th Century Patriotic Folk Art Cane »

Circa 4th quarter 19th century : Best folk art patriotic painted cane with carved eagles, stars, shields, Civil War medal, pocket knife, violin, rifle, arrow, and more, 34”L, lacking, ferrule, wear commensurate with age and use. See cane #252 on page 146 of George H. Meyer’s American Folk Art Canes: Personal Sculpture (Sandringham Press, 1992) for another example of a cane by the same maker. See page 204 of the book for a detailed discussion and probable attribution to “Charles W. Teale (1817-1895), who lived in the New York State Soldiers Home and is buried in the Veterans Administration National Cemetery in Bath, New York.”

For Sale: $3,250

Antique Wooden Painted Carved Wisconsin Magnum Canvasback Hen Decoy For Sale

16" Canvasback Hen Duck Decoy with Glass Eyes »

Circa Mid 20th Century: Because of its chunky curved back, this large 16" long canvasback hen decoy in original paint most probably hails from Wisconsin.

For Sale: $375

antique cast iron santa claus mechanical bank for sale

Originial Cast Iron Santa Claus Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1889: Buffalo, New York's Shepard Hardware Company manufactured a bevy of classic mechanical banks, and the iconic Santa Claus standing at the chimney remains one of its most popular and endearing creations.

For Sale: $2,850

yellow smoke decorated chest

Smoke Decorated Chest on Yellow Ground »

Circa mid 19th century: Highly graphic petite original smoke decorated chest on yellow ground with red and green borders, original hardware, dovetail and square nail construction, typical pieced and nailed repairs to lid, lacking key, 9.25"H x 24"L x 11.5"D.

For Sale: $1,600

Lehmann Antique German Tin Wind Up Toy New Century Cycle for Sale

Lehmann New Century Cycle Tin Windup »

Circa 1895-1938: From the great German manufacturer Lehmann comes this charming all original tin windup in working condition.

For Sale: $1,450

jonah and the whale mechanical bank

Jonah and the Whale Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1890: Original Jonah and The Whale cast iron mechanical bank, Shepard Hardware Company, superb original paint, works great, wonderful example, 5.5"H x 10.25"L x 3.75"D.

For Sale: $4,750

folk art smoke decorated flat top storage box

Smoke Decorated Storage Box on White Ground »

Circa mid 19th century: Smoke decorated box on white ground with blue sponged border on green ground, typical age splits, dovetail and square nail construction, 9"H x 21"L x 13"D.

For Sale: $1,600

antique wallpaper box pin cushion sewing top 19th century 1800s

Antique Wallpaper Box with Pincushion Top »

Circa 19th Century: Check out this unusual wallpaper box in a horseshoe shape with a pincushion top and interior pouches.

For Sale: $495

Paddy and the Pig Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Paddy and the Pig Cast Iron Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1882: This is a classic all original mechanical bank from Cromwell, Connecticut's J. and E. Stevens Company.

For Sale: $2,450

Double Sided Backgammon and Checkers Gameboard »

Circa Late 19th Century: Bold red paint decoration and a fabulous surface make this a standout board.

For Sale: $1,250

tanware flowerpot antique pennsylvania stoneware 19th century 1880s 3 floral blossoms

7.5" Pennsylvania Tanware Flowerpot with Three Blooms »

Circa 1880-1900: Tanware flowerpots are highly coveted, and this one has an expertly decorated triple-headed flower rising on its field.

For Sale: $1,750

American folk art carving adam and eve silvio zoratti Mid Century outsider art

Silvio Zoratti Wooden Carving of a Adam and Eve »

Circa 1963: Stamped on front "Adam and Eve About to Fall" and showing remnants of bright red and green paint, this outstanding piece of folk art is from Ohio carver Silvio Zoratti's backyard Garden of Eden.

For Sale: $1,250

Antique American Folk Art Hooked Rug of Dueling Barnyard Roosters

Antique Folk Art Double Roosters Hooked Rug »

Circa 1920-1940: This graphic antique hooked rug is visually pleasing because the roosters are presented on a cream background and framed in six borders.

For Sale: $1,595

Novelty Bank Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Antique 19th Century Cast Iron J. & E. Stevens Novelty Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1873: The J. & E. Stevens Co. manufactured Charles H. Johnson’s Novelty Bank in many color patterns, and this handsome red, yellow, and blue variation is a real stunner.

For Sale: $1,750

Antique Nantucket Basket Original Sewing Fabric Ferdinand Sylvaro Lightship Basket for Sale

Antique Ferdinand Sylvaro Nantucket Lightship Sewing Basket »

Circa 1930: Measuring 7" wide by 8 1/2" tall to the top of the handle, this unusual Nantucket Lightship sewing basket made by Ferdinand Sylvaro is a sight to behold.

For Sale: $1,650

Large 18 inch original paint green round woodenware antique country kithcen primitives for sale

18"D Bottom of the Stack Original Green Wooden Pantry Box »

Circa Late 19th Century: Over ten inches high and eighteen inches wide, this box works on the bottom of the stack and is in nice sturdy condition.

For Sale: $1,250

Antique wooden childs sled paint decorated salmon black fancy maine 1900s

Toddler's Sled in Salmon, Black and, Oyster Paint "Fancy" »

Circa Early 20th Century: This whimsical painted child's sled measures a mere 27.5" long by10.5" wide and was obviously designed to fit a toddler.

For Sale: $1,350

1820s Canaryware 19th Century Ceramics Lustre Transfer Scene For Sale

Make Hay While The Sun Shines Canary Lustre Motto Mu »

Circa 1820s: This maxim mug features a scene of three busy farmers piling hay onto an ox drawn wagon on a beautiful summer day.

For Sale: $425

Turned Head Antique Wooden Painted Carved Duck Decoy For Sale

Early Turned head Redhead Duck Decoy »

Circa 19th Century: Square nail eys, wonderful old surface, and a turned head make this antique carved wooden decoy a very nice example.

For Sale: $650

New Geneva PA 4 Gallon Cobalt Decorated Salt Glaze Stoneware Crock R. T. Williams

4 Gallon R.T. Williams New Geneva PA Blue Decorated Storage Jar »

Circa 1890s: Dark and crisp cobalt freehand and stencil decoration covers the length of this 15" New Geneva, Pennsylvania, R.T Williams four gallon storage jar.

For Sale: $850

7 Color Wahoo Gameboard »

Circa 1930s-1940s: At 16" square, this folk art Wahoo board has a white ground that accentuates is other colors.

For Sale: $895

Hudson River Valley Historical Staffordshire

Park Theatre, New York | Historical Staffordshire »

Circa 1825-1832: This dark blue Historical Staffordshire ten inch dinner plate with acorn border is from Stevenson and Williams.

For Sale: $550

Halls Liliput Paint Decorated Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank 19th Century American Toys

Original 19th Century Cast Iron Hall's Liliput Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1875: Manufactured by J. & E. Stevens just in time for the 1876 Centennial, the Liliput bank measures a petite 4.5' H x 3" W and takes its name from Swift's Gulliver's Travels.

For Sale: $1,450

Presto Antique Mechanical Cast Iron Bank  Kyser and Rex Marked 485

Presto Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1892: At 4" wide x 2-1/2" deep x 4-1/4" tall, the Presto Bank was made by the Kenton Hardware Company.

For Sale: $395

Original Dark Green Painted Antique American Pantry Box For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Antique Pantry Box in Original Green Painted Surface »

Circa 1870-1880: Measuring 10 1/2"W x 5 1/2"H, this hefty thick-walled pantry box is in excellent condition.

For Sale: $550

Antique American 5 Color Painted Gameboard »

Circa 1900: This checkerboard boasts two highly contrastingl reds separated with black stripes outlined in gold. Two green lines keep opponents at bay.

For Sale: $695

Folk Art George Washington Patriotic Americana Drawing mid 19th century. Pen and Ink Drawing Antique

Antique American Patriotic Folk Art Pen and Ink Drawing of George Washington on Horseback »

Circa 1850s: This pen and ink drawing of General George Washington on horseback is surely modeled after the 1850 Currier and Ives print.

For Sale: $650

1940s Rare Single Sided Porcelain Castillion V.O. Congnac Sign

Castillon V.O. Cognac Porcelain Sign »

Circa Late 1940s: Porcelain signs advertising liquor are scarce, and this 30" x 17" patriotic cognac sign is rare.

For Sale: $1,150

Historical Staffordshire American Scene Philadelphia Library JW Ridgway

Erith on the Thames Historical Staffordshire Platter »

Circa 1818-1846: This 12 7/8" x 10" dark blue platter depicts one of the early 19th century English tourist attrractions.

For Sale: $950

schoenhut circus camel antique wooden toys

Antique Schoenhut Circus Camel  »

Circa 1918-1933: This regular sized wooden Schoenhut two hump camel with painted eyes measure 8" long not including its original tail.

For Sale: $295

new hampshire signed original paint two tone green antique wooden pantry box for sale

Two Tone Green Pantry Box in Original Paint »

Circa 19th Century: The charming two tone paint scheme on this early New Hampshire signed pantry box has excellent contrast.

For Sale: $450

Antique Tin Windup Toy Jackee The Hornpipe Dancer Trademark Patents Applied for The Ferdinand Strauss Corp. New York, N.Y. For Sale

Antique Tin Windup by Strauss: Jackee The Hornpipe Dancer »

Circa 1920s: The complex five color paint scheme on this tin wind-up sailor makes this toy a joy to behold.

For Sale: $795

Antique Paint Decorated Miniature Wooden Firkin in Black and White Marblized Painted Country Primitive Decoration for Sale

Antique Paint Decorated Marblized Small Wooden Firkin »

Circa 1880: Measuring 4 3/4" high, this highly stylized paint decorated antique firkin is a delightful beauty.

For Sale: $1,650

Lehmann antique tin windup ehe red white blue vehicle

Antique Tin Windup Lehmann EHE  »

Circa 1907-1935: This 7" German tin litho Lehmann EHE & Co 570 open bed truck is in working condition.

For Sale: $650

1820s Canaryware 19th Century Ceramics Lustre Transfer Scene For Sale

Early 19th Century Canary Tankard Handled Mug with Hand Painted Floral Decoration »

Circa 1820s:This hefty canary yellow tankard, a giant in its day, stands nearly 5" tall and is the size of a modern coffee mug.

For Sale: $550

Antique Wooden Paint Decorated Dolls Sled Green and Black Lester and Star for Sale

Green and Black Paint Decorated Doll Sled "Lester" »

Circa 1880s: With its central star motif, folky borders, and the period's popular name of Lester, this 10"L antique wooden doll sled is a delightful find.

For Sale: $995

Historical Staffordshire American Scene Philadelphia Library JW Ridgway

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Level) 10" Historical Staffordshire Plate »

Circa 1825-1828: The B & O Railroad is one of the most collected American views.

For Sale: $950

antique wallpaper box green lidded rectangular shape 19th century 1800s

Green Lidded Rectangular Antique Wallpaper Box »

Circa 19th Century: This unique rectangular wallpaper box in lovely early block printed green wallpaper with fantastic oxidation under the lid measures 7.25" long.

For Sale: $525

1820s Canaryware 19th Century Ceramics Lustre Transfer Scene For Sale

Canary Lustre Ware Cup with Pastoral Music Related Transfer Decoration »

Circa 1820s: This unusal transfer scene shows a pair of gentlemen relaxing in the pastoral countryside.

For Sale: $350

Bluebill with glass eyes Antique Wooden Painted Carved Duck Decoy For Sale

Bluebill Drake Duck Decoy with Glass Eyes »

Circa Mid 20th Century: This folksy glass-eyed 13" long bluebill drake decoy was definitley hunted over because the the beak has some shotgun pellet holes typical of decoys used on the water.

For Sale: $275

Antique Uncle Sam Patriotic Nodder Large German Americana Toy

Antique Uncle Sam Patriotic Americana Nodder »

Late Nineteenth Century: This large antique German Uncle Sam nodder is a fantastic find.

For Sale: $1,650

Beauties of America Library Philadelphia J and W Ridgeway 8 Dark Blue Historical Staffordshire Plate For Sale

J. & W. Ridgway "Beauties of America" Series »

Circa 1820s-1830s:. This example from the Beauties of America series features Ridgway's floral border.

For Sale: $495

Happy Heidi Vintage Fiestaware Pottery for Sale all old colors complete collection

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