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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 wooden barber pole for sale red white blue original paint

5 Color Arts & Crafts Era Barber Pole »

Circa 1900-1925: Found in St. Louis, Missouri, this 41"H x 9"W x 9"D barber pole has a fantastic original five color red, white, blue, black, and gold paint decorated surface and an unusual square (rather than round) construction with canted sides.

For Sale: $1,750

stephen ward shield one quart canning jar

1 Quart Wax Sealer with Cobalt Decorated Shield »

Circa 1870s: Attributed to West Brownsville, Pennsylvania's potter Stephen H. Ward, this petite 5 7/8" tall one quart canning jar sports Ward's shield stencil.

For Sale: $750

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 wooden painted trade sign for a hunting club one shot gang

One Shot Gang Hunting Club Sign »

Circa 1930s-1490s: Found in Wisconsin, this 41" x 8" four color double sided original paint decorated wooden One Shot Gang sign in the form of a rifle shell came out of one of the state's old hunting clubs and celebrated the marksmanship of members who had taken a deer with a single shot.

For Sale: $1,250

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 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

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

antique painted highly decorated 19th century wooden sign blue black yellow white

E. Howard & Co. Paint Decorated Office Sign »

Circa Late 19th Century: Exuberantly painted this four color office sign in original black, yellow, white, and blue paint decoration and signed E.H. & Co. on the reverse was made for a well known 19th century Massachusetts, watch and clock manufacturer.

For Sale: $3,500

19th Century Antique American Diminutive Eagle Weathervane For Sale

Antique American Diminutive Eagle Weathervane »

Circa Late 19th Century: We love the honest weathered surface on this diminutive eagle weathervane that measures 14.25" H x 16" W.

For Sale: $3950

cast iron running horse windmill weight

Cast Iron Running Horse Windmill Weight »

Circa 1880s: Cast iron running horse windmill weight, 11.5"H x 19"L x 2"D, weighs nearly 41 pounds, superb weathered surface, attributed to Benjamin Danforth of Batavia, Illinois. On page 64 of his seminal book Windmill Weights (Collector Books, 1985), author Milt Simpson asserts that "the attribution of this prancing horse to Benjamin Danforth is based on an 1887 advertisement for 'Danforth's improved windmill' showing a similar weight, which could have been adapted from the popular horse weathervane motif of this period."

For Sale: $3,750

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

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 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

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

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

1920s antique american pressed steel large toy truck for sale

American National Mack Bulldog Dump Truck »

Circa Late 1920s: American national is primarily known for their pedal cars and tricycles, and they briefly manufactured large pressed steel vehicles in the late twenties in an attempt to compete with other prominent toy manufacturers.

For Sale: $2,950

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

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

John T Dickman Shooting Gallery Target

J.T. Dickman Figural Spade Shooting Gallery Target »

Circa 1907-1934: Figural cast iron card suit shooting gallery targets are both rare and desirable, and this John T. Dickman Company spade target in an early working yellow and black painted surface presents a visually appealing example of this scarce target.

For Sale: $3,500

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

Original Antique Dark Town Battery Baseball Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Dark Town Battery Baseball Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1888: Originally advertised as the Base Ball Bank, James H. Bowen’s superbly designed Dark Town Battery was manufactured and distributed by Cromwell, Connecticut’s J. & E. Stevens Company and stands as a lasting celebration of America’s first professional Negro Baseball League in 1887. This immensely popular and highly desirable mechanical bank is the finest piece of 19th century sporting Black Americana ever produced.

For Sale: $6,850

Antique Gold Gilded  Weathervane For Sale Cod Fish 19th Century Americana Folk Art

Antique American Codfish Weathervane »

Circa Late 19th Century: The highly detailed fish is constructed completely out of copper and has a fine honest weathered surface of verdigris and gold gilt.

For Sale: $4,250

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

Amusement park carnival antique wooden trade sign

Hold Your Hats Amusement Park Sign »

Circa 1st Quarter 20th Century: Fashioned from an old wooden ironing board, this unusual 52" x 12" green and gray paint decorated Hold Your Hats sign came out of a turn of the 20th century Maryland amusement park.

For Sale: $1,450

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 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

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

1901 cut out the whiskey ax of all nations Bun Lauret Stove and Ranges Art Stove Co Detroit Mich

1901 Cut Out The Whiskey Cast Iron Ax »

Circa 1901: Measuring 9" long, this cast iron ax served as a premium for Laurel Stoves and Ranges and promoted Carrie Nation's temperence movement in early 20th century pre-prohibition America.

For Sale: $295

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

1840 Hannah Davis Wallpaper Box Blue Floral Newspaper Lined Labeled Jaffrey New Hampshire

Hannah Davis Large Blue Wallpaper Bandbox »

Circa 1840: Measuring 12.5"L x 9"W x 9"H, the paper trade card on the bottom of the box lid reads: "WARRANTED NAILED Band-Boxes. MADE BY HANNAH DAVIS, Jaffrey, N. H."

For Sale: $1,100

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

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

Black and gold antique wooden beauty shop trade sign

Budget Beauty Shop Double Sided Trade Sign »

Circa 1920s: This 32" X 16" double sided Budget Beauty Shop trade sign in original black and gold paint from the roaring twenties advertises "permanent waving," obviously the shop's specialty.

For Sale: $1,450

early american folk art child portrait

Folk Art Portrait of Two Sisters »

Circa 2nd quarter 19th century: Portrait of sisters with flower and dog, oil on canvas, American or English, professionally relined and restored, painting 30”H x 25”W housed in 36.5”H x 31.5”W early lemon gold frame, possibly original.

For Sale: $2,150

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

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

Rare Blue Painted Wooden Pantry Box Black Stenciled Letters Gingerbread

Gingerbread Hand Painted Labeled Pantry Box in Original Blue Paint »

Circa 19th Century: Labeled painted antique wooden pantry boxes are already very hard to find, but add blue paint and gingerbread to the mix and the combination is stunning.

Sale Pending

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

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 american folk art wooden carved painted whirligig 19th century

Antique Wooden Painted Folk Art Whiligig Lumberjack »

Circa 1900: This charming mustached lumberjack sports vibrant yellow paddles, blue pants with red side pinstripes, a protective red coat, blue hat and folky tiny black boots.

For Sale: $2,350

Folk Art Antique American Hooked Rug of Dogs Named Bob and Rose

Folk Art Hooked Rug "Bob & Rose" with Stars & Hearts »

Circa Early 20th Century: This charming and colorful folk art hooked rug depicts a love story between two fine dogs, Bob and Rose.

For Sale: $3,750

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

Reggie Meaders double face jug for sale

Reggie Meaders Folk Art Face Jug »

Circa 2000: 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. This 11" tall double handled face jug is inscribed "Reggie Meaders 1-A 2000" and has two faces.

For Sale: $695

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

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

Dark Town Battery Mechanical Bank For Sale

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

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

kingsbury golden arrow race car

Kingsbury Golden Arrow Racer »

Circa 1934:Measuring 19.75" in length Kingsbury's sleek pressed steel Golden Arrow racer is modeled after the British land racer with which Major Henry Segrave, in 1929, eclipsed the world land speed record on Daytona Beach at a scorching 231.45 miles per hour.

For Sale: $850

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

Fok Art Schoolgirl Drawing Pen and Ink 1911

"Going to School" Pen and Ink Drawing »

Circa 1911: A charming red cloaked girl ties her boots and says, "Wait for me."

For Sale: $295

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 Mechanical Cast Iron Bank I Always Did Spise a Mule

Little Joe Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1915: The Little Joe mechanical bank is the slightly smaller English cousin of the famous Jolly Bank.

For Sale: $450

Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank Rare Yellow Base Variation Spise a Mule 19th Century Stevens Company for Sale

Yellow Base Variation of I Always Did 'Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1897:This bank retains a high percentage of its original paint and has the scarce yellow base.

For Sale: $2,950

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

Odd Fellows Twelve Piece Folk Art Collection of Fraternal Symbols

Twelve Piece Folk Art Set of Odd Fellows Fraternal Symbols »

Circa 1930-1950: This set of twelve Odd Fellows fraternal symbols recently came out of the lodge in Kewanee Illinois.

For Sale: $2,400

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

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: $2795

Antique American Advertising Store Display Tin with Eagle in Red, Gold, Black and White from Denver Colorados 1920s Eagle Mills

Antique Eagle Mills General Store Countertop Spice Tin »

Circa 1920s: This neat Denver CO Eagle Mills Pure Ground country store spice tin is a colorful example of roaring twenties advertising.

For Sale: $225

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

schoenhut circus lion antique wooden toys

Antique Schoenhut Circus Lion »

Circa 1903-1918: This 8" long regular size Schoenhut lion with glass eyes and carved mane is the most desirable of the lions made for the famous Schoenhut Circus.

For Sale: $495

Folk Art Hooked Rug Horse Antique For Sale

Folk Art Horse Hooked Rug »

Circa 1890-1910: This fabulously folky and naive hooked rug depicts one full-bodied horse and one horse's head.

For Sale: $895

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

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

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

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

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: $950

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

Original Antique Shepard Hardware Cast Iron Santa Claus Mechanical Bank

Antique Santa Claus Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1889: Buffalo, New York's Shepard Hardware Co. 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

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

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