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Antique Americana for Sale

When we consider americana, we think of objects that relate to America's history and culture in all its rich and varied forms.
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 Civil War canteen belonged to Charles H. Davis, who served in Company G. of the 12th Massachusetts Volunteers.

For Sale: $7,250

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 Cast Iron Kenton Sight Seeing Auto Character Toy Vehicle

Rare Cast Iron Kenton Sight-Seeing Auto »

Circa 1905: What a pleasure it is to offer this extremely scarce Kenton Sight-Seeing Auto to the antique toy collecting community!

For Sale: $5,500

19th Century Antique Oil Painting on Canvas Portraits Americana

Boy with Hoop Toy Early American Folk Art Oil on Canvas Portrait »

Circa 1840s: This moving portrait of a young man with hoop toy was found in Androscoggin County, Maine.

For Sale: $5,500

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

early american painted leather folk art fire buckets

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

19th Century Antique American Diminutive Eagle Weathervane For Sale

Fine Diminutive Eagle Weathervane »

Circa Late 19th Century: We love the honest weathered surface on this diminutive eagle weathervane that measures only 18" long and 14.5" high including museum stand and has a petite 18.5" wingspan.

For Sale: $4,250

rare antique leather fire bucket for sale

Rare Leather Presentation Railroad Fire Bucket »

Circa 1857: Charles Porter Nichols (1822-1905) was the train depot attendant in Springfield, Massachusetts, for over 40 years, starting as early as 1840, but has gone down in history as one of the famous early collectors of Civil War hard times tokens and GAR medals.

For Sale: $4,250

washington standing at his tomb scroll in hand

Washington Standing at His Tomb Coffee Pot »

Circa 1820s: Standing 11" tall, this dark blue historical Staffordshire coffee pot produced by the English firm Enoch Wood & Sons for the American market depicts the posthumous scene of Washington Standing at His Tomb, Scroll in Hand.

For Sale: $3,950

rare 19th century antique pig animal silhouette

Rare Prized Pig Silhouette »

Circa 1825-1850: Silhouettes of animals are extremely scarce, and this superb folk art silhouette of a prized hog surfaced at a Bardstown, Kentucky, estate sale and was later purchased at the long defunct Heart of Country Antiques Show in Nashville, Tennesseee.

For Sale: $3,950

antique wooden owl decoy carved folk art in original paint

Antique Great Horned Owl Confidence Decoy »

Circa 1st Quarter 20th Century: Owl decoys are rare and desirable, and this 18" tall (28" tall including stand) carved wooden great horned owl decoy in original paint is a stunning example of the form. This owl features applied glass eyes, beak, and "horns," and was used as a crow hunting confidence decoy

For Sale: $3,750

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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 Document Box »

Circa 1810: Paint decorated tinware box with rare blue ground from Berlin Conneticut, attributed to the group IV makers in Berlin, CT.

For Sale: $2,795

Rare Antique Sampler from Kokomo Indiana 1854 Woolwork

1819 New York Female Association School Sampler »

Circa 1819: Susan Anderson's Quaker sampler has distinctive motifs that make it part of the important group of NY samplers.

For Sale: $2,750

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

Lehmann Antique German Tin Wind Up Toy Am Pol for Sale

Lehmann Am Pol Tin Windup »

Circa 1910-1935: This tin litho windup celebrates Roald Amundsen, who, from 1903 to 1906, was the first explorer to cross the treacherous Northwest Passage by sea.

For Sale: $2,500

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

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 blue-eyed soldier whirligig stands 19" end to end and comes to you in its striking original four color paint decoration.

For Sale: $2,450

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

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

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

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

Humpty Dumpty Cast Iron Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1882: This example retains 85% of its original paint, has never been touched up, and has no chips, cracks, or repairs.

For Sale: $1,950

Original Museum Quality Sage Green Paint Decorated Antique Hand Carved Folk Art New England Soldier Whirligig For Sale

Antique Sage Green Painted Folk Art Whirligig of Carved Wooden Soldier »

Circa 1880-1910: The incredible detail on this petite New England folk art soldier whirligig points to the masterful skill level of its carver.

For Sale: $1,950

antique cast iron hubley fish footmen doorstop

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

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

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 Uncle Sam Patriotic Nodder Large German Americana Toy

Antique Uncle Sam Patriotic Americana Nodder»

Late Nineteenth Century: This large antique German Uncle Sam nodder harkens to the Palmer Cox Brownie figures of the era.

For Sale: $1650

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

antique shaker dovetailed box

19th Century Walnut Offering Box »

Circa 4th Quarter 19th Century: Measuring 17.25" in length, this rare walnut offering box with canted sides and tiny hand-cut dovetails first surfaced two decades ago at Northeast Auctions' Shaker Auctions at Canterbury and has, until recently, been in private hands for many years.

For Sale: $1,495

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

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 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

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 tin windup. Working condition.

For Sale: $1,450

silvio zoratti folk art wooden bird tree in original paint decoration

Silvio P. Zoratti Folk Art Bird Tree »

Circa 1962: Silvio Peter Zoratti (1896-1992) was an Italian immigrant who came to America after being released from a WWI German prisoner of war camp. He had been trained as a stone carver and settled in Ohio where he took a stonemason position on the Nickel Plate Railroad and worked there until his retirement in 1961.

For Sale: $1,350

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

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, from Ohio carver Silvio Zoratti's backyard garden of eden.

For Sale: $1,250

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

early american folk art theorem fans

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

antique old glory coffee grinder

Old Glory Coffee Grinder »

Circa 1890s: A prime example of early 1900s patriotic americana advertising boom is this scarce and desirable Old Glory coffee grinder manufactured by Cleveland, Ohio's Bronson-Walton Company.

For Sale: $1,195

antique apache indian 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

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

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

antique wooden folk art carving songbird by aaron mountz

Aaron Mountz Folk Art Carved Songbird »

Circa Late 19th Century: Cumberland County, Pennsylvania carver Aaron Mountz (1873-1949) learned his craft as a child from infamous county resident Wilhelm Schimmel.

For Sale: $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

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

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

1920s Antique Wooden Gameboard Checkers Black Yellow Border Octagonal Cutout For Sale

7 Color Wahoo Gameboard »

Circa 1930s-1940s: Measuring 16" square, this homemade Wahoo board has an eye catching white ground that accentuates the other bright colors.

For Sale: $895

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Folk Art, Americana, Red White Blue Antique Hooked Rug, early 20th century

1938 Red, White and Blue Folk Art Hooked Rug »

Circa 1938: We love this fun hooked rug of three mice and a flower in patriotic colors

For Sale: $550

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

Folk Art, Americana, Red White Blue Antique Hooked Rug, early 20th century

Folky, Whimsical Vintage Hooked Rug »

Circa 1930s: Charming and vibrant, signed EF, this is one of a pair of folk art hooked rugs by the same artist.

For Sale: $450

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

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

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

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