Rose Medallion Bowl
This hand-painted Chinese porcelain bowl is beautifully detailed and in excellent condition. The Rose Medallion pattern, featuring floral motifs and genre scenes, was popular on the Chinese export market in the 19th and 20th century. This bowl dates from the late 1800s and has recently been appraised at $350-$500.
14" in diameter.
The cleverly composed ensemble mixes colors and shapes.
Two green inkwells taper up from a round base. The aqua green one is marked "Carter's 93" on the bottom. The other is light green with no mark.
Three clear inkwells include a cube-shaped one marked "Carter's" and a round-based one marked "C65." The remaining round-based inkwell is unmarked.
All 5 inkwells are approximately 2.75" high x 2.5" wide.
This cheery red gumball dispenser was made by Carousel, the company that invented the popular machine in the 1950s. Its glass globe and coin slot are mounted on a decorative metal stand. A working classic, it comes with a padlock and a key.
Child's Tea Set
This blue-and-white child's tea set includes a teapot, sugar, creamer, and 6 cups and saucers (4 not shown). All of the pieces are in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. The set is perfect for a children's tea party or displaying in a china cabinet!
Train Music Box
This copper music box plays "I've Been Working on the Railroad" as the train travels around the track. A collector of music boxes or railroad memorabilia would be delighted to own this piece.
5" high x 9" in diameter.
Inverted Jenny Stamp
This fine piece of needlework depicts one of the most famous postage stamps ever produced. In 1918, the US Postal Service issued a new 24-cent stamp with an image of the Curtiss Jenny, a biplane that had been modified to deliver mail. The printing plant mistakenly inverted a single sheet in its run. While the red frame of the design was printed correctly, the blue biplane in the center was printed upside down. The error slipped past inspectors to the chagrin of postal officials and the delight of stamp collectors ever since.
A newspaper article about the resurfacing of this collectible stamp is attached to the back of the needlepoint. The work is a fantastic gift for a stamp collector!
10" high x 11" wide framed.
For half a century, Mel Blanc was the voice of some of Warner Brothers' most beloved characters. In this commemorative lithograph, the now silent Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, and others mourn the loss of the man who brought them to life.
22" high x 31" wide framed.
Wheaton Collector's Presidential Decanters
Portraits of the first 12 U.S. presidents adorn these miniature red, green, and blue glass decanters that look wonderful on a windowsill. The set comes in a styrofoam box in the shape of the White House. Although not in mint condition, this original container is very interesting. There are two additional decanters of Chester A. Arthur and Warren G. Harding, the 21st and 29th president, respectively.
This is a great item for a history buff or a collector of presidential memorabilia. See also Item 304.
Decanters: 3" high x 2" wide. White House box: 7.75" high x 16.5" wide.
Maine 150th Anniversary Bottle
Manufactured by Jim Beam to commemorate the state's 150th anniversary in 1970, this vintage bottle is shaped like a pine tree with a map of Maine on the front. The original seal and Maine state tax stamp are still attached.
12.5" high x 6" wide x 2.5" deep.
Red Sox Wines
Longball Cellar's Championship Edition Red Sox wines honor Jason Varitek with a 2005 "Captain's Cabernet" and Kevin Youkilis with a 2006 "Sauvignyoouuk Blanc." Yours to display or enjoy!
American Bicentennial Mugs
These 2 mugs commemorate the American Bicentennial in 1976. They were manufactured by Mottahedeh, a venerable porcelain company that creates high-end reproductions of antique dinnerware and decorative objects.
4" high x 3" in diameter.
Bath Iron Works Ephemera
This unique paper collection of BIW history contains ship photos, newspaper clippings, launch party publications, and 3 ship calendars. It also includes information on the Blue Angels and naval aviation.
Maine Lighthouse Postcards
These 2 albums contain 268 postcards of Maine lighthouses over the years. The collection includes multiple images of some lighthouses. Many of the older postcards have messages and a postmark.
Lighthouse lovers, see also Items 302, 312, 864, and 1003.
Snow Leopard and Tiger Cub Plates
"The Snow Leopard" is the second collector's plate in the Last of Their Kind: The Endangered Species series issued by the Wildlife Society. Painted by naturalist artist Will Nelson, it is manufactured by W. L. George Fine China and trimmed in 24-karat gold.
"Tiger Cub" is part of the Cubs of the Big Cats Porcelain Plate Collection. Painted by Qua, the plate is manufactured by Princeton Gallery and trimmed in 24-karat gold.
Each plate is 8.5" in diameter.
For other plates in the Last of Their Kind series, see Items 407-408.
Red Wolf Plate
"The Red Wolf" is the third collector's plate in the Last of Their Kind: The Endangered Species series issued by the Wildlife Society. Painted by naturalist artist Will Nelson, it is manufactured by W. L. George Fine China and trimmed in 24-karat gold.
Plate is 8.5" in diameter.
For additional plates in this series, see Items 406 and 408.
Asian Elephant and Slender-Horned Gazelle Plates
"The Asian Elephant" is the fourth collector's plate in the Last of Their Kind: The Endangered Species series issued by the Wildlife Society. "The Slender-Horned Gazelle" is the fifth in the series. Painted by naturalist artist Will Nelson, they are manufactured by W. L. George Fine China and trimmed in 24-karat gold.
Each plate is 8.5" in diameter.
For other plates in this series, see Items 406-407.
Noah's Ark Folk Art
This 15-year-old Noah's Ark is in the classic German Erzgebirge style and was crafted by Jennifer Beers of Mulberry Lane Folk Art. During the 19th century, a Noah's Ark was sometimes called "The Sunday Toy" and considered appropriate for children on this day of worship.
Beers's modern version includes painted figures of Noah, his wife, and 10 pairs of animals, which can be displayed around the ark or stored inside. The roof opens to put the pieces away. Of course, the animals could also go up the ramp two-by-two!
The wooden base is 24" long x 10" wide. The ark is 13.5" long x 10" wide.
See also Item 1216.
Biscuit and Tobacco Tins
The British biscuit (cookie) tin was made by W & R Jacob & Co. in Liverpool, England. The royal warrant of appointment on the bottom refers to "His Majesty," which means it predates Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1952. 8" wide x 4" deep with a hinged top.
The tins for Velvet, Prince Albert, and Sir Walter Raleigh tobacco have hinged tops and are in very good condition. 4.5" high x 3" wide.
Art Glass Birds
This colorful group of exotic and barnyard birds is guaranteed to delight. The birds range in height from 1" to 2".
See also Item 412.
Art Glass Animals
This parade of exotic animals includes two camels, a giraffe, an elephant, and two deer. The animals range in height from 1" to 2".
See also Item 411.
Angel with Cat
Susan Lordi's Willow Tree figurines have delighted collectors for two decades. This sculpture shows a tender moment between an angel and a cat. It is appropriately titled "With Affection."
5.5" high x 3.5" wide.
Fossils in Granite
This extraordinary piece of granite with 3 fossils was purchased at a rock show several years ago. Two spiral ammonites (early nautiluses) and a horn-like orthoceras (an ancient squid) date from the Paleozoic Era, more than 250 million years ago. This is truly a conversation starter.
8" high x 5" wide, 4 pounds.
Cottage Doll House
This beautifully detailed cottage doll house was made by Paw volunteer and cat companion Sarah Wilkins. The front has an American flag and flower pots on the porch and café-style furniture on the lawn. The garden in the backyard has tools with which to tend it. In the brightly painted interior, a comfy reading chair and ottoman with books sit before a fireplace. A wood shingled roof completes the moss-covered exterior of this charming cottage.
14" high x 15" wide x 25" deep.
Native American Pottery
These Native American pots in different shapes and sizes can be displayed individually or all together. The largest is signed by Jumping Elk.
Large: 8" high x 8" in diameter, with 3" diameter opening. Medium: 4.5" high x 3.5" in diameter. Small: 5" high x 2.5" wide x 1" deep.
This lot contains miscellaneous sports (primarily baseball) cards, a box of unused card pages, and newspaper articles. All the cards are in excellent shape. We're not sure what all is in there, but it could be your lucky day!
Poppin' Fresh Figures
It's the Pillsbury Dough Boy, "Poppin' Fresh!" The large figure is a coin bank, and his little companions are a salt and pepper set. A baker or Poppin' Fresh enthusiast would be delighted with this trio! These objects have only been used as collectibles. They are in great condition with no chips or cracks.
Bank: 7" high. Salt and pepper set: 4" high.
Celebrate spring with these 4 little bunny jars in lovely hues of pink and lavender. Fill them with candy or place them on a sunny windowsill for a stained glass effect!
6" high x 3" in diameter.
Pooh Music Box
This colorful music box has your favorite characters from A.A. Milne's classic children's stories. Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger sail happily through the rain in an umbrella boat, while Eeyore looks gloomily on. Piglet, in the "hunny" pot, has lost his head, but you can recognize him by his red-striped sweater.
Pooh and Tigger rotate around inside the globe while the music box plays, "And the rain, rain, rain came down, down, down."
6" high x 7" wide.