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$ 155.00

1920s Chain Mail Purse with Mirror

Oval hinged top, possibly brass, with raised leaf pattern. Purse is made of chain mail with brass tassel hanging from the bottom. Brass chain on the top for carrying purse. Chain is not long enough to wrap around the wrist so it may have had an additional wrist ring at the top. Originally there was also a silk or satin liner. Inside of top has an intact oval mirror that is in remarkable shape. This purse is unmarked. Many of these types of purses were made by Whiting and Davis, Bliss, Napier, Evans, Foster & Bailey and R & G Co. 

Approx. Size: Top 4: x 2.5:; Purse: 5: & 7:; Chain 3".

Condition: Very good, one small hole in the mail near the lid.

Mark/Label: None 

 

 

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$ 175.00

1920s Mens Top Hat, Black Beaver by Benton

Jaunty hard top hat in black beaver with ribbon hatband. Classic design with rolled brim on each side. Perfect for that New Year's Eve affair. 

SIZE: Hat Size: 6 3/8 (20"); Outside Diameter: 11" x 9"; Height of Crown 5"; Width of Brim: 1.5"

Condition: Wear on top and bottom sides of the brim as you can see in the photos. Small amount of seam in beaver is showing at top of crown. Not very noticeable when wearing.

Mark/Label: Manufactured by Benton & Co. London, 170 Regent St. W; Established During the Reign of George IV

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$ 42.00

1930s Art Deco Jade Tie Clip

1930s era tie clip with jeweler-verified jade stone. Nifty art deco styling in silver metal. Works well on either a man's tie or a women's scarf. 

Approx. Size: Stone is approx. 20 mm. and entire setting is 1" wide. Total hang length is approx. 2.5" Clip is between 2.5 & 3" wide

Mark/Label: None

Condition: Very good. Minor wear on metal commensurate with age.

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$ 45.00

1930s Art Nouveau Czech Green Glass Necklace

Stunning art nouveau Czech glass bead choker necklace. Glass beads are translucent swirls of green. Beads shapes are round, conical and oblong. Spacers are dark green, black and brass. A stunning necklace.

Approx. Size: 15" long. Beads vary in size up to 10 mm round and15 mm oblong.

Mark/Label: Made Czechzo which dates the piece to sometime in the 1930s.

Condition: Very Good

 

 

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$ 85.00

1930s Czech Glass Necklace with Lampwork Beads

Beautiful glass bead necklace. Base color is a seafoam green with drops of red and black. The faceted black and crystal bead spacers really set off the lampwork.

Lampwork beads start as hot glass rods in the base color which in this case is green. Additional glass rods of different colors are set onto the base bead to provide different patterns and colors. 

Approx. Size: 16" long; largest beads: 13 mm

Mark/Label: None

Condition: Very Good

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$ 45.00

1930s Pin Up Pups Brooch by S. S. Kresge Co., Red Scottish Terrier

Fun early plastic brooch, from a series sold at S. S. Kresge Company during the 1930s.

Approx. Size: 2" x 2" (5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None

 
Called Pin-Up Pups they were sold on a paper card that boasted "Our heads move" and indeed they do. The Scottie dog head can be turned as shown in the second photo. Does not test positive for bakelite. #JP135

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$ 16.00

1940 PTA Medallion Pin

PTA Convention souvenir from 1940. Medallion has tree emblem in gold metal on a background of light blue enamel. The organization name is around the edge with the founding year of 1897 Fob at the top is from Washington 1939-40. The back is monogrammed M M. Wonderful gift for a school teacher or anyone active in education. #JP71

Approx. Size: 1.25" x .75"

Condition: Very Good

Mark/Label: PTA

 

 

 

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$ 65.00

1940s Brown Bandeau Hat by New York Creations

Fabulous brown wool hat from New York Creations. Bandeau style with very large bow as the focal point. Bow is cut out from felt and flat across the front. 

Buy Now. Vintage Item only one available.

Approx. Hat Size: 20"; Outside Diameter: 8.5"; Height of Crown 3”; Bow: 10" x 5"

Condition: Very good, minor wear commensurate with age

Mark/Label: New York Creations, Shoenthal Wool Felt

The New York Creations label used by members of the the New York Dress Institute in the 1940s. The NY Dress Institute was a joint venture between the clothing manufacturers of New York City and the ILGWU.

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$ 48.00

1940s Brown Pillbox Hat, Rhinestone Spray

A spray of aurora borealis rhinestones highlights this classic mid century cocktail hat. Dark brown felt in a lovely folded close hat style. This one would be flattering with most hair styles. 

HAT SIZE:  22"; Total Outside Diameter: 9"; Height of Crown 2"

Mark/Label: Klines's Kansas City

Condition: Very Good

 

C3294

 

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$ 55.00

1940s Evening Bag by Denise Francelle, Pink Floral Embroidery

Lovely vintage evening purse by French accessories designer Denise Francelle. Black satin purse has a very pretty floral pattern embroidered on the front in shades of pink, green and blue. Two luminescent faux pearls are prong set at the snap close. Silver metal chain. One main compartment and one small pouch. This one is a real collector piece.

Approx. Size:  8" x 5" (20 x 12.5 cm); chain hang 2.5" (6 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Handmade Denise Francelle Paris

Denise Francelle opened her shop on 244 Rue de Rivoli, Paris in 1938. She specialized in the finest in kid gloves, purses and umbrellas. Madame Francelle passed away at age 98 in 1995. The shop is still open in the same location.
$ 65.00

1940s Feathered Hat by Roberta Bernays, New York Creations

Absolutely phenomenal hat. Black felt toque with a side sweep of radiant hackle feathers. Crown is topped with a sequin braid trim in gold  metal wire. So sumptuous. Back elastic to keep the hat in place. Note: I have overexposed the interior photo so you can see the construction. Color is much darker. 

A Bernay's hat is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York. http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search?ft=roberta+bernays

HAT SIZE: 22"; Outside Diameter: 12"; Height of Crown 5"

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Original Roberta Bernays, New York Creations

*Original Roberta Bernays is mentioned and/or advertised in fashion magazines from the 1930s through the 1960s. The Metropolitan Museum has in its collection a toque with long chin scarf circa late 1930s, it also contains a New York Creation label. 

The New York Creations label used by members of the the New York Dress Institute in the 1940s. The NY Dress Institute was a joint venture between the clothing manufacturers of New York City and the ILGWU.

 

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$ 35.00

1940s Gray Pancake Beret by New York Creations

New York Creations gray pancake beret.  Lovely gray pancake beret with a black ribbon with brass, pearl and gold sequin medallion. Sensational look that works with any hair style.

Approx. Hat Size: 21"; Outside Diameter: 16"

Condition: Very Good

Mark/Label: New York Creations

The New York Creations label used by members of the the New York Dress Institute in the 1940s. The NY Dress Institute was a joint venture between the clothing manufacturers of New York City and the ILGWU.

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$ 95.00

1940s Military Style Cocktail Hat by New York Creations

Snazzy 1940s military style hat by New York Creations. Black wool with pink and bright blue rhinestones. Hat perches on top of the head. Black stretch cord for back of head to keep hat in place. Gorgeous cocktail or evening hat. 

Approx. Hat Size: Fits Most, 7" x 6"

Condition: Very Good

Mark/Label: New York Creations

The New York Creations label used by members of the the New York Dress Institute in the 1940s. The NY Dress Institute was a joint venture between the clothing manufacturers of New York City and the ILGWU.*

 

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$ 35.00

1940s Paris Souvenir Link Bracelet in Repousse Metal & Enamel

Beautiful link bracelet with each panel showing a different Parisian landmark. Gold tone metal, with each image shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief in a technique called Repousse. Images include the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Paris Opera, Sacre-Coeur, Les Invalides, Arc De Triomphe. An additional panel is enameled in red and black of the coat of arms of the city of Paris. Bracelet has not been polished to preserve its patina. Fold over clasp. 

Approx. Size: 7" x .5"

Condition: Bracelet is in good shape. Some enamel is missing off the seal.

Mark/Label: None

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$ 42.00

1940s Snowflake Pillbox Hat, White Rabbit Fur

If you think pillboxes only came along in the 1960s then check out this snazzy white rabbit fur by Douglas of California, Inc. This was part of a popular line of teen wear that was featured by Seventeen Magazine in 1946. Hats were marketed under both Snowflake and Sno-Belle.Snowflake rabbit fur pillbox hat by Douglas of California.

Small pillbox perches on top of the head. Comes with it's original plastic box with instructions on the bottom on how to keep the hat in shape. 

SIZE:  Fits Most. Outside Diameter: 7"; Height of Crown 2"

Condition: Good. One small wear spot on the side per 4th photo.

Mark/Label: Douglas of California, Inc.

In the 1940s, furrier Douglas of California made very popular items for teens including hats and muffs.

 

 

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$ 55.00

1940s Tilt Doll Hat, Winter White Flower Petal

Perfect for a vintage wedding, this lovely hat is a design of wool felt flower petals. Called a doll tilt hat, it perches on the front of the head. Hat tilts at an angle and is held in place by the rigid ring around the back of the head. Commonly confused with a fascinator which more of a hair decoration than a hat.

Approx. Hat Size: Fits most. Outside Diameter: 6"

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Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None



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1950 Black Derby Hat, Duby NY, Netting

Lovely black hat reminiscent of an english riding hat with black netting

Hat Size: 22" (56 cm); Outside Diameter: 10" (25 cm); Height of Crown 3" (7.5 cm); 
Width of brim varies from .5" in the back, flaring out 1.5" on the side and 1" on the front. (1.25 - 4 cm)
Condition: Good. No tears or stains. Netting is loose from a part of the hat. No noticable tears.
Mark/Label: Duby Hats, NY, Julius Garfinckel Debutante 
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone. 

Black felt with grosgrain hatband. Lovely orange feathers decorate the band. Netting can be worn over the face or tucked in. Brim curves up slightly on each side. 

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$ 25.00

1950s Artist Palette Scatter Pins, Gold with Multi Color Rhinestones

Wear one or both. Perfect for a scarf or hat.

Approx. Size: 1.5" x .75" (4 cm x 2 cm)

Condition: Minor wear commensurate with age. Surface scratches are much more apparent in the closeup photos than when worn.

Mark/Label: None

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Fun and whimsical artist palette pins in shiny gold metal. Each pin has five prong set rhinestones in blue, red and clear. These types of sets were called scatter pins for obvious reasons. 

   

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$ 28.00

1950s Black Clutch by Lewis

Sophisticated black fabric clutch. Diagonal seam across both side adds an interesting detail to the design. Unique rounded snap closure is a combination of gold and silver metal. One main compartment plus a small inside zipper pocket. #FP124

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.

Approx. Size: 11" x 6" x 1" (28 x 15 x 2.5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Lewis (Crown)

Lewis Purses, Inc. was a prominent handbag manufacturer in the 1930s - 60s.

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$ 45.00

1950s Black Patent Leather Handbag

Smart black patent leather handbag. Two separate compartments, each with kiss snap closures. Inside three are two additional pouches plus one small compartment. The straps mimic the two compartment design with each strap having two sections. Stylish knot with gold trim at the end of each strap . Gold metal hardware.

Approx. Size: 9" x 9" x 3" 8" hang

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None

 

 

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$ 54.00

1950s Brown Houndstooth Pillbox Hat, Lacquered Quill Feather

Unique houndstooth print

Approx. Hat Size: 20" (50 cm); Outside Diameter: 7" (17.5 cm); Height of Crown 2" (5 cm); Feather Length: 11"  (28 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None

 

Marvelous early pillbox hat covered with unique brown and cream houndstooth pattern felt. Long brown lacquered trimmed quill feather on the front is wrapped in the dark brown velvet ribbon hatband. Very snazzy look. Satin lined. Perfect look for spring. 

 

 

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$ 55.00

1950s Brown Mink Hat by Marche

Luxurious mink hat from famed hat maker Marche. Beautiful medium brown. Classic 1950s style. 

Approx. Hat Size: 21"; Outside Diameter: 16"; Height of Crown 3"; Width of Brim:

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Precious Furs by Marche

Marche was a label active in the 1940s - 60s.  Mentioned and/or advertised in fashion magazines in 1940s.

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$ 20.00

1950s Brown Mink Veil Hat, Netting & Bow

Lovely mid century veil hat in brown mink with coordinating netting.  Small feather detail off-center in front. Sits pertly on the top of the head. Comb on back assures a secure fit. Very pretty little hat. 

One of a Kind Vintage Item – Buy Now

Approx. Hat Size: Fits most; Outside Diameter: 6"

Condition: Good. Some minor tears in netting

Mark/Label: None

 

+C2829

 

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$ 45.00

1950s Chandelier Rhinestone Earrings by Napier

Knockout clear rhinestone earrings from Napier. Large faceted teardrop rhinestones hang from an oval border of rhinestones. Extremely high quality stones and all are prong-set. Bright silver rhodium backing adds extra shine. Sophisticated mid century design. Screw clips. Fabulous for your vintage wedding. #JE51

Approx. Size: 1.75" long, .75" at widest. Center teardrop is 13mm

Condition: Very Good

Mark/Label: Napier

Napier was founded in 1875 as Whitney and Rice, a silver company. Under the leadership of James Napier, the president of the company during the 1920s, the company was renamed in his honor and switched to producing costume jewelry The Napier brand was well known in the 40s – 70s for it’s clean, modern lines. The company is still in operation today as a holding of Jones New York producing lesser quality items.

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