Wendy Hamilton Antiques

Wendy Hamilton | 20 Georgian Meadows Dr, Collingwood, ON L9Y5N3 Canada | 1-705-443-4342 | whamilton@sympatico.ca

Welcome to the Web site of Bill and Wendy Hamilton. We have been in the antique business for over 40 years, collecting & selling quality antiques from Ontario Canada during that time. We specialize in 18th. - 19th. lighting, fireplace utensils, woodenware, folk art and domestic utensils as well as early 20th century cast iron toys, banks and decorative painted cast iron - all in the original condition. We feel the personal sales approach is best for your complete satisfaction. Please Contact Us to see if the item you are interested in is available. We would be happy to answer any of the questions you may have about the item you are interested in and we will send you any additional photos on request. We will help you with what ever you need so this will be a pleasant experience for both serious & curious shoppers.


Painted Small Cast Iron Fire Patrol- One Horse

Painted Small Cast Iron Fire Patrol- One Horse This is a rare cast iron toy manufactured by Wilkens circa 1911-1913. Original driver and three firemen. Length 12.5”, Height 4”. Condition: All original, no damage, repairs or repaint evident. Wear as expected from use. Reference: Cast Iron Horse Drawn Toys by J Olshefski p.169 plate J 8015

Price: $375 US - $495 Canadian

2023-Dec-01 10:07pm EST | Tags : fire patrol cast iron toy

Painted Cast Iron Clown Doorstop

Painted Cast Iron Clown Doorstop Rare double-sided polychrome painted cast iron figure of clown with his hands on his knees- circa 1920’s. Condition Very good to excellent. Original Paint Approximate Dimensions: Height 10.25". References: The Doorstop Book by Nancy & John Smith p.227 and Doorstops by Jeannie Bertoia p.48 & on the front Cover

Price: $595 US - $665 Canadian

2023-Dec-01 09:53pm EST | Tags : clown doorstop painted cast iron

Pair of Santa Figures and Tole Angel Gabriel

Small composition Santa (19th C) an a Santa Nodder candy container plus a tole cutout Gabriel.

Price: $165. US - $225. Canadian

2023-Dec-01 09:44pm EST | Tags : santa nodder angel

Sidewheel Paddlewheel Riverboat City of New York

Painted 19th Century Cast Iron Sidewheel Paddlewheel Steamboat Riverboat Wilkins "City of New York" This toy is a cast iron replica of a paddlewheel steamboat. It has been polychrome painted white overall, yellow on the deck, red& green accents with hand painted black lettering. It has an articulated rocker arm that moves up & down as the toy is pulled forward. It was manufactured by the Wilkins Toy Co. Keene NH and is stamped 'CITY OF NEW YORK' on both sides. It was illustrated in their 1895 handbook. It is an original toy. Rivets on the smoke stack are one of the many ways to authenticate it. Approximate Dimensions: Length 16", Height 5.5", Width 3.5". Condition: As found. No damage or repairs evident. Played with condition. Wear as expected from age & use. There is some minor paint chipping

Price: $1095. US

2023-Oct-30 11:38am EDT | Tags : paddlewheel riverboat Sidewheel

Diorama 19th Century 4 Mast Schooner

Diorama 19th Century 4 Mast Schooner East Coast, probably New Brunswick. Approximate Dimensions: Width 23”x Height 15”x Depth 2.5”. Condition: Good condition, as found.

Price: $445. US- $600. Canadian

2023-Oct-30 11:35am EDT | Tags : diorama nautical ship

Elliptical Butter Mold Stamp18th-19th C

Elliptical Butter Mold 18th-19th C Finely hand carved from one piece of wood. Possible Welsh. Found in NH. Reference: Butter Prints & Molds by Kindig p.31 Approximate Dimensions: Length 8 ½”, Width 2”. Condition: As found, no damage. All original.

Price: $175. US- $245. Canadian

2023-Oct-30 11:29am EDT | Tags : butter print butter stamp butter press

Carpenter Cast Iron Floor Train Five Pieces 1880

Carpenter Cast Iron Floor Train Five Pieces 1880 This train was manufactured in the late 19th century by Carpenter Toys in New York. Carpenter made toys from 1879-1896. The locomotive is patented June 8, 1880 and each car is patented on the underside May 25 1880, reissued Mar.14, 1892 (see photos). The set includes a locomotive, a coal car, 2 gondolas and the original conductor (separate & removable and often lost) as well as the original coupler hooks. Reference: Cast Iron Floor Trains, R. Ralston p.28 Condition: As found. It retains much of the original red, black and gold paint. No damage, repairs or missing parts. Approximate Dimensions: The entire train measures 21 1/2" long. The locomotive is 7" long and 5" high. Each gondola is 5" long and 2" high while the coal car is 3" long and 2" high. Condition: The toy is in great shape, still has lots of original paint left.

Price: $445. US- $595. Canadian

2023-Oct-30 11:25am EDT | Tags : cast iron train pull toy.

Folk Art Painted Tole Tin Document Box, American

Folk Art Painted Tole Tin Document Box, America, 19th century. This is a good, clean paint decorated (on 3 sides & the top) tole document box from New England, circa 1830’s. Bold original polychrome folk art decoration on an asphaltum ground. The box is in untouched, original condition with no paint touch-up of any kind. The decoration is still in remarkable condition considering the age, the hinge is intact and working, and it has the original handle on the top, as pictured. Approximate Dimensions: Ht. 7 ½”, Length: 13”, Depth. 6”. Condition: As found. Minor surface losses from age and use.

Price: $1295.US

2023-Sep-26 02:51pm EDT | Tags : document box tole folk art

Early Forged Iron Single Piece Toaster 19th C

Early Forged Iron Single Piece Toaster 19th C Found in NH, this 19th century blacksmith made toaster was made for one piece of toast. The head rotates to toast both sides. Note the decorative ironwork at the ends. Approximate Dimensions: Length 12 ½”, Height 3 ½”, Depth of toast holder 5”. Condition: As found, no issues.

Price: $295 US

2023-Sep-26 02:49pm EDT | Tags : toaster forged iron

Painted Cast Iron Doorstop Halloween Sitting Cat

Painted Cast Iron Doorstop Halloween Sitting Cat Greenblatt Studios This wonderful sitting black cat doorstop was manufactured by A M Greenblatt Studio and is stamped on the back “Copyright 1927 A.M. Greenblatt Studio, 20”. Approximate Dimensions: Hight 9 ¼”, Width 7”. Condition: As found. Minor wear to paint from age & use. No damage or repairs found. Reference” The Doorstop Book” by Nancy & John Smith p. 118

Price: SOLD

2023-Sep-26 07:30am EDT | Tags : doorstop cat Halloween

Brass 19th C Robin Sewing Bird A GEROULD & CO

This wonderful brass bird (possibly a robin) is an English 'sewing bird' made in the 19th century. The bird is all brass and has beautiful detail of feathers, wings, beak, and the little round eyes. It was clamped to the table while sewing (was designed to be a helping hand to the lady of the house as a tool of practical use while doing sewing chores: sewing, hemming, embroidery, pinning and other hand-sewing.) Note the heart thumbscrew. It has a strong spring inside the tail of the bird. When you press down on the bird's tail, its head lifts to receive the fabric being sewn and holds it between the beak and the head rest. It retains its original pincushion (rare to find this intact). It was so useful to the seamstress; it was often referred to as a 'third hand'. It is signed under the tail "A Gerould & Co Patent" Reference: Sewing Tools & Trinkets by H. Thompson p. 134. Approximate Dimensions: The bird is 4" long and the entire clamp is 4 3/4" high. Condition: As found. Minor wear as expected from age & use. No damage or repairs.

Price: SOLD

2023-Sep-15 04:25pm EDT | Tags : sewing bird hemming bird third hand

Folk Art Painted Tole Tin Document Box, America, 1

Folk Art Painted Tole Tin Document Box, America, 19th Century. Asphaltum ground with original polychrome folk art decoration on the front, both ends and the top. Approximate Dimensions: Ht. 7 4”, Length: 9.5”, Depth. 5.5”. Condition: As found. Minor surface losses from age and use.

Price: $335 US - $450 Canadian

2023-Sep-15 04:23pm EDT | Tags : document box painted toleware

Sheep Butter Mold Print Press 19th C

19th Century Hand Carved 2 Piece Butter Mold Stamp Print Press of a Sheep The hand carved design is of a sheep in the pasture. Condition: No damage or cracks. It has been refinished. Approximate Dimensions: Diameter of the mold is 3.5", diameter of the actual print is 3".

Price: SOLD

2023-Sep-15 04:14pm EDT | Tags : butter print sheep butter mold sheep butter press

Butter Stamp Cow 19th C

This is a 19th century finely carved 2 part butter stamp of a cow grazing. The handle is screwed into the base. There is a well carved border around the cow.  I believe it to be made from maple   Approximate Dimensions: Diameter 3” Height 3.5”   Condition: As found, very minor border chips from age & use..

Price: $295.00 US- $325. Canadian

2023-Sep-15 04:09pm EDT | Tags : butter stamp butterprint butter mold

Late 18th Century Forged Iron Betty Crusie Lamp

Late 18th Century Forged Iron Betty Crusie Lamp This ornate late 18th or early 19th century blacksmith made forged iron lamp is known as a 'betty lamp' which comes from the word 'besser' in German (meaning better). The hook is for hanging or sticking into a wall. It has an adjustable support arm with heart adjustment. Far superior to the rushlight or splint lamp, it evolved from the crusie lamp with the addition of a cover and a wick support which ensured that any oil/grease drippings from the wick flowed back into the reservoir. It burned any fat or oil that was available virtually without smell or smoke, using a twisted cotton wick. The betty lamp was probably the most widely used means of lighting among people of middle or lower income until refined whale oil became common. Condition: As found, no damage or repairs. Approximate Dimensions: Total Height 12 1/2", Length 4 3/4", Width 2 ½ “

Price: $225. US - $295. Canadian

2023-Jul-22 07:04am EDT | Tags : crusie lamp betty lamp grease lamp

18th Century Forged Iron Kettle or Trunion Lamp

Rare 18th Century Forged Iron Kettle or Trunion Grease Lamp This beautifully made trunion mounted font, has a covered top with 2 wick supports. It burned grease using twisted cotton wicks to provide light in the late 18th and early 19th century. The font can be tipped to temporarily soak the wicks and then returned to level. It probably came from Europe, possibly Germany. It has a turned column mounted to a circular base with scalloped decoration and is supported by 3 feet at the base. Approximate Dimensions: Height 9", Diameter of the circle 5". References: Early Lighting by The Rushlight Club figure 4-22 Condition: Very good, no damage, restorations or repairs evident. Nice old original surface.

Price: $585. US - $795. Canadian

2023-Jul-18 04:36pm EDT | Tags : grease lamp kettle lamp trunion lamp

Square Gameboard 2 Sides 19th Century Found in a collection in Tillsonburg Ontario, this small colourful two sided gameboard measures 12”x 12”. One side is checkers, the other for Parchesi. Square nail construction. Wear from age & use. No damage.

Price: SOLD!

2023-Jul-06 04:36pm EDT | Tags : gameboard checkers Parchesi

WESTPHALIAN FROG MINERS MINING LAMP 19th C

WESTPHALIAN FROG MINERS MINING LAMP 19th C This iron and brass miner's lamp was probably made in Westphalia Germany circa 1858. These lamps were exported to America from Germany. Most 'Frog Lamps' from Westphalia are characterized by a small lid in the top of the font. The lid is opened using a wing nut connected to a latch under the lid. Westphalia lamps have a hanging hook shaped like a question mark (Sheppard's hook). The heart shape semi-circular brass shield is marked 'GLUCK AUF' and decorated with crossed hammers. The latch handle is also heart shaped. Glück Auf; is the traditional German miners' greeting. It describes the hope of the miners: ("I wish you luck in opening a new lode"). The greeting also expressed the desire that miners would return safely from the mine after their shift. Reference: Frog Lamps Wendell E Wilson p.53 Condition: As found. No damage or repairs. See photos. Approximate Dimensions: (L) 4”, (H) 4”.

Price: $185. US- $250. Canadian

2023-Jul-03 10:00am EDT | Tags : frog lamp miners lamp

Lunenburg Ice Skates 19th Century

Lunenburg Ice Skates 19th Century This pair of handmade skates were made in Lunenburg Nova Scotia and are typical of the skates made there in the 19th century. There are no maker's marks. The forged iron blades end in nicely scrolled curls, each measuring 3" high. The notches in the tail are typical of skates made there. They retain some of their original old red paint. 17"L. Wear consistent with age & use. Original leather straps.

Price: $310.US_ $395. Canadian

2023-Jul-03 09:49am EDT | Tags : ice skates skating antique skates

CARVED FISH BUTTER MOLD 19th CENTURY

CARVED FISH BUTTER MOLD 19th CENTURY This 19th century butter mold from Ontario with 3 well carved fish is very hard to find. As found. Grease stains on outer mold as expected from use. . Height 6", Width of face 3”, base opening 4".

Price: SOLD

2023-Jul-03 09:46am EDT | Tags : butterprint butter mold butter stamp

Colorful Gameboard 19th C Ontario

Colorful Gameboard 19th C Ontario Six colors. Breadboard ends. Found in a collection in Tillsonburg Ontario, this decorative, colorful gameboard measures 19.5”x 19.5”. No damage.

Price: SOLD

2023-Jun-24 05:10pm EDT | Tags : gameboard game board Backgammon

18th Century Spiral Courting Candlestick

18th Century Spiral Courting Candlestick This is a rare colonial lighting device. There is an inner plug that moves up and down inside the spiral part of the candle. It is said that this was used by fathers who would set the candle at a short length to time how long his daughter could spend with a gentleman caller! Curled rat tail for hanging, with a wooden base, Condition: age-appropriate, patina, and wear. Approximate Dimensions: Height 8 inches width of base 3.75 inches

Price: $295. US- $395. Canadian

2023-Jun-24 05:02pm EDT | Tags : spiral candlestick candlestick courting candlestick

Gameboard 19th C - 2 sides

Gameboard 19th C Two sided 19th century gameboard. Front: Black & gold with centre framed in red. Decorative scroll work in top & bottom panels. Approximate Dimensions: Length 30” Width 18 “ Condition: Small loss to the base molding – see photo

Price: SOLD

2023-Jun-02 02:10pm EDT | Tags : gameboard checkers

Cast Iron Mallard Duck Head Desk/Wall Clip

Antique Cast Iron Mallard Duck Head Desk/Wall Clip With Glass Eyes for Bills Letters or Paper A neat desk or wall clip for bills & letters Stamped on the Bottom ‘5160’ Approximate Dimensions: 5" Long x 1" Wide Condition: As found, excellent condition. No damage or repairs.

Price: $145. US -$195. Canadian

2023-May-03 04:04pm EDT | Tags : duck decoy billclip

19th C Figural Forged Iron Sewing Hemming Bird

19th Century Figural Forged Iron Sewing Hemming Bird - Duck This wonderful stylistic iron duck like figure is an English 'sewing bird' made in the mid 19th century. It was clamped to the table while sewing. It has a strong spring. When you squeeze it, its mouth opens to receive the fabric being sewn and hold it in its mouth. It was so useful to the seamstress; it was often referred to as a 'third hand'. Reference: Sewing Tools & Trinkets by H. Thompson p. 134. Approximate Dimensions: The bird is 4 1/2" long and the entire clamp is 5 1/2" high (from the top of the pin cushion to the bottom of the thumbscrew) The Condition: Retains its original worn pin cushion. Shows minor wear as expected from age & use. There is no damage or repairs.

Price: SOLD…

2023-May-02 11:26am EDT | Tags : sewing bird hemming bird figural iron

19th C Painted Wooden Solitaire Game Boards

19th C Hand Painted Wooden Solitaire Game Board Three Sides This rare form of solitaire game has three playing surfaces with hand painted decoration. I have never seen this form before. No maker's mark. One side is for the classic game of solitaire and fox & geese while the other is a spiral game. Inside is a whole different game. Full Width 15 3/4", Height 9 1/2" . Coloured clay Marbles included. As found, no damage - some wear as expected with age and use. If bought, I will send the buyer what I have found on how to play each.

Price: $285 US—$385 Canadian

2023-Apr-20 04:50pm EDT | Tags : solitaire game fox and geese game

Free Standing 19th Century Butter Mold Lion

Free Standing 19th Century Butter Mold Lion “The practice of making free standing figures in butter was very popular in Great Britain.” Two wooden pegs held the sides together to create a 3 dimensional butter mold (one peg is missing) Reference: Butter Prints & Molds Paul Kindig p.233-234 and Treen by Pinto p.103 (see scan) The lion is skillful and realistically carved. Approximate Dimensions: Height 3 ½ - Width 4 1/4- Depth 2 ¼ Condition: As found. Patina as expected from age & use. No damage.

Price: SOLD

2023-Apr-20 04:13pm EDT | Tags : butterprint butter mold

Horse form Tobacco Chopper 19th Century

Horse form Tobacco Chopper 19th Century A 19th century tobacco chopper cutter in the shape of a trotting horse with a steel cutting blade, mounted on a shaped wooden base. Approximate Dimensions: Length of horse 14", Height of base 1 3/4", height of horse 6 1/2". Condition: As found. No damage or repairs evident.

Price: SOLD!

2023-Apr-17 06:40pm EDT | Tags : Tobacco chopper horse chopper figural chopper

19th Century Game Board Gameboard Square Red Black

19th Century Game Board Gameboard Square Red Black Square 19th century gameboard made from a single board. Painted alternating red and black squares with gold outline. Framed in gold. Approximate Dimensions: 11 1/2" square. Condition: As found, no damage or repairs seen. Paint original. Wear as expected from age and use.

Price: $175. US - $235. Canadian

2023-Mar-17 12:05pm EDT | Tags : gameboard game board checkers

Ice Fishing Decoy-Carved Wooden Bird Finch

Ice Fishing Decoy-Carved Wooden Bird Finch I have three carved wooden ice fishing decoys in the shape of birds.: a Blue Jay, a Cardinal and a Finch. I will show/sell each separately or sell all 3. These decoys are handcrafted with a wooden body, tin wings and brass feet. The majority come from the Great Lakes region. They were used to lure the sluggish, cold fish swimming along the bottom to the top of the pond while spear fishing through the ice. They are as imaginative as the artist/fisherman could make them. The critters were primarily made in the 1950’s.. The Finch Approximate Dimensions: Length 6 1/4"”, width 6 1/4”

Price: $325 US- $395 Canadian

2023-Mar-12 04:53pm EDT | Tags : fish decoy ice fishing critter

Ice Fishing Decoy-Carved Wooden Bird Cardinal

Ice Fishing Decoy-Carved Wooden Bird Cardinal I have three carved wooden ice fishing decoys in the shape of birds.: a Blue Jay, a Cardinal and a Finch. I will show/sell each separately or sell all 3. These decoys are handcrafted with a wooden body, tin wings and brass feet. The majority come from the Great Lakes region. They were used to lure the sluggish, cold fish swimming along the bottom to the top of the pond while spear fishing through the ice. They are as imaginative as the artist/fisherman could make them. The critters were primarily made in the 1950’s. The Cardinal Length: Cardinal 8” x 3 3/4:.

Price: $325. US- $395 Canadian

2023-Mar-12 04:50pm EDT | Tags : fish decoy critter ice fishing

Ice Fishing Decoy-Carved Wooden Bird Blue Jay

Ice Fishing Decoy-Carved Wooden Bird Blue Jay I have three carved wooden ice fishing decoys in the shape of birds.: a Blue Jay, a Cardinal and a Finch. I will show/sell each separately or sell all 3. These decoys are handcrafted with a wooden body, tin wings and brass feet. The majority come from the Great Lakes region. They were used to lure the sluggish, cold fish swimming along the bottom to the top of the pond while spear fishing through the ice. They are as imaginative as the artist/fisherman could make them. The critters were primarily made in the second half of the 20th century. The Blue Jay Approximate Dimensions: Length 8 ½”, width 3 ½”

Price: $325. US- $395 Canadian

2023-Mar-12 04:48pm EDT | Tags : fish decoy ice fishing critter

Forged Iron and Brass Rushlight Early 19th C

Forged Iron and Brass Primitive Rushlight Early 19th C The rushlight holder is blacksmith made with a brass base. It has a counterweight which terminates in a brass acorn finial (very unusual). The rush, sometimes called the 'poor man's candle', was made from the common meadow rush. The peeled stripped rush was dipped in tallow many times and when dry burned in the holder at a 45 degree angle. Approximate Dimensions: Height 8 1/2”. Condition: As found. Minor dents in the base as expected from age & use. Reference: Caspall, 'Making Fire & Light in the Home Pre 1820' p.184

Price: $495. US- $655. Canadian

2023-Mar-10 12:07pm EST | Tags : rushlight early lighting

Painted Cast Iron Paddlewheel Toy New Orleans 1890

Painted Cast Iron Paddlewheel Floor Toy New Orleans Faintly marked New Orleans, manufactured by Wilkins Toy Co, New Hampshire circa 1890. In used condition, as found, original paint, no breaks. H: 4.5", L: 10.5", W: 3".

Price: $795. US- $945. Canadian

2023-Mar-08 12:02pm EST | Tags : floor toy painted cast iron passlewheel

Pair Saucer Candle Chambersticks and Snuffers

Pair of 19th Century Saucer Candle Chambersticks with Snuffers Pair of tinned sheet iron saucer chambersticks with ejectors and douters (snuffers). "Next to the hogscrapers, the chamberstick was probably the most universal form of the 19th century. The shafts rest on deep saucer-shaped bases and could be carried by a ring handle. An ejector and douter (snuffer) are also provided." They both have weighted bases. Reference: Candlesticks in America 1650-1900 J.T. Butler, plate 111 Approximate Dimensions: Height 5", Diameter 9". Snuffer 3 3/4" high. Condition: As found, untouched. No apparent damage or repairs. See photos.

Price: SOLD

2023-Mar-08 11:34am EST | Tags : candlesticks chambersticks snuffers

19th Century Painted Game Board 2 Sides

19th Century Painted Game Board 2 Sides This 19th century 2 sided gameboard was painted on a single hardwood board. It was found in NH. Approximate Dimensions: Height 20.5” x Width 19.5”. Condition: As found, wear as expected from age & use. See photos.

Price: SOLD……

2023-Feb-25 02:21pm EST | Tags : gameboard checkers

2 Folk Art Carnival Steeplechases Horses 1940's

Folk Art Two Carved Painted Wooden Steeplechase Racing Horses with Jockeys Carnival. Pine, original paint, well carved figures of two horses with riders in full racing pose. Mounted on to later wooden bases. 2nd Quarter 20th C. A steeplechase is a distance horse race in which competitors are required to jump diverse fence and ditch obstacles. Both are marked #6. Good condition. No damage or repairs. Some paint flaking on the lighter horses jockey. Approximate Dimensions: Height 14” x Length 15.5”

Price: SOLD

2023-Feb-25 12:09pm EST | Tags : steeplechase horses carnival folk art

Antique Ice Skates Forged Blades 6” Curl

Rare Antique Ice Skates Forged Blades 6” Curl circa 1850' Price $895. US - $1195. Canadian These beautiful handmade Antique Ice Skates, circa 1850's, have forged iron blades with VERY large curls - 6 " (one of the largest I have ever had for sale). Old original dark red paint. Beautifully proportioned. The wood platforms are tapered in the middle. The screws at the heel are to prevent boot slippage. No makers marks evident. The footbeds marked (R) & (L) Length of footbed 10" Of entire skate 12’. Height of the curl 6.25".. Condition: As found. No damage or repairs. See photos.

Price: SOLD

2023-Feb-25 12:03pm EST | Tags : ice skates antique skates figural skates

Candle Wick Snuffer and Paint Decorated Tole Tray

English Candle Wick Snuffer and Paint Decorated Tole Tray 19th Century This English wick trimmer was used in the late 1800's. The scissors opened to snuff out the wick. The pointed end would then be used to straighten and arrange the wick. It is unmarked. The paint decorated tole tray is of the same period and was meant to hold the snuffer when it was not in use. Dimensions: Trimmer 7". Tray 10 1/2", Width 4". Condition: No damage or repairs, as found. Wear as expected from age and use. See photos.

Price: $125. US- $165. Canadian

2023-Feb-24 03:38pm EST | Tags : candle snuffer tole tray painted tole

Mid-19th century figural brass sewing hemming bird

Mid-19th century figural brass sewing – hemming bird This very small sized brass bird is an English 'sewing bird' made in the mid 19th century. It was clamped to the table while sewing . It has a strong spring under the tail of the bird. When you squeeze the bird's tail, its mouth opens to receive the fabric being sewn and hold it in its mouth. It was so useful to the seamstress; it was often referred to as a 'third hand'. Reference: Sewing Tools & Trinkets by H. Thompson p. 134. Approximate Dimensions: The bird is 2 3/4" long (most are 4” long) and the entire clamp is 4" high. The Condition: All original. There is no damage or repairs (except to the pin cushion).

Price: $220. US- $285. Canadian

2023-Feb-12 12:57pm EST | Tags : sewing sewing bird hemming bird

19th C Ice Figure Skates forged blade Acorn Finial

19th Century Figure Ice Skates Forged Iron Blades Brass Acorn Finials These handmade Ice Skates, circa 1850's, have forged iron blades ending in large 5 1/2" curls and brass acorn finials. The platforms taper in the middle. The screws at the heel prevent the boots from slipping. There is an undistinguishable maker’s mark on the underside of the platform (photo). Stand not included. Approximate Dimensions: Length 10 1/2" to end of the platform and 15" to the end of the blade. Height of curl 5 1/2". Condition: As Found. No damage or repairs evident. Some surface rust on blades. Wear as expected from use & age. Retain their original brown surface.

Price: $495. US-$670.Canadian

2023-Jan-30 01:16pm EST | Tags : ice skates figure skates antique skates

19th Century Colorful Painted Game Board 2 Sides

19th Century Colourfully Painted Game Board 2 Sides This 19th century 2 sided framed gameboard was found in NH. The backgammon side is brightly painted in orange and blue green on a black background. The side with the checker game is painted black & orange with gold stencils in the black squares & flowers in 2 corners. Approximate Dimensions: Height 21” x Width 17”. Condition: As found, wear as expected from age & use. See photos.

Price: SOLD

2023-Jan-29 10:19pm EST | Tags :

American 19th C Carved Painted Horses Pull toy

Two American 19th Century Carved Painted Horses Pull Toy Found in Pennsylvania. Two horses in full tack. Four small metal wheels on wooden base. Appear to be late 19th or early 20th century. Condition: As found. No evidence of damage, repairs or repaint. Approximate Dimensions: Base 9 1/4" x 7". Horses Length 9', Height 8 1/2" to tip of ear.

Price: SOLD

2023-Jan-28 04:37pm EST | Tags : pull toy horses horse pull toy

Pair of Folk Art Carved Wooden Geese

Pair of Folk Art Carved Wooden Geese Polychrome decorated. Unsigned, good overall condition with age related wear. Possibly mid 20th century or earlier. Approximate Dimensions; Length 16”, Height 9.5” (largest)

Price: SOLD

2023-Jan-28 03:56pm EST | Tags : folk art ducks

Forged Iron Rushlight 18th Century

Forged Iron Rushlight Late 18th C This early rushlight holder was blacksmith made. The center column is twisted. The outer arm ends in a spiral. The pincers, to hold the rush, are spade shaped. The legs on the tripod base finish in scrolls. The rush, sometimes called the 'poor man's candle', was made from the common meadow rush. The peeled stripped rush was dipped in tallow many times and when dry - burned in the holder at a 45 degree angle. Approximate Dimensions: Height 10 1/4”. Condition: Excellent shape. As found. No damage. Reference: Caspall, 'Making Fire & Light in the Home Pre 1820' p.184

Price: $775. US- $1050. Canadian

2023-Jan-28 03:35pm EST | Tags : rushlight early lighting forged iron

Horse Pull Toy 19th Century

Horse Pull Toy 19th C Wooden This lovely old, well played with, wooden horse pull toy stands on a red wooden base with black stencilling. It retains a lot of the original tack, including the saddle. The eyes are painted and the ears are leather. The tail is made of horse hair. Condition: Played with. No breaks or repairs. Stable age cracks from age & use. (see photos) Approximate Dimensions: Full piece: Length: 19”, Depth 5”, Height 19”. (The base is 2” high.)

Price: $895. US- $1165. Canadian

2023-Jan-27 12:36pm EST | Tags : toy Horse Pull Toy Horse

Antique Blue Figure Ice Skates Brass Acorns

19th Century Blue Figure Ice Skates Forged Iron Blades 4 3/4" curl Brass Acorn Finials These handmade Ice Skates, circa 1850's, have forged iron blades ending in large 4 3/4" curls and brass acorn finials. Found in Maine USA. The platforms taper in the middle. The screws at the heel prevent the boots from slipping. One screw slightly shorter than the other. No makers mark seen.. Approximate Dimensions: Length 10 1/2" to end of the platform and 13 1/2" to the end of the blade.. height of curl 4 3/4". Condition: As Found. No damage or repairs evident. Some bend to the curls from use. Slight surface rust. Wear as expected from use & age. Couple of chips to wood at toe of one and opening for the back strap on the other. They retain their original old light blue paint. Stand not included.

Price: SOLD!

2023-Jan-26 09:46pm EST | Tags : ice skates skates antique ice skates

19th Century Figural Forged Iron Sewing Bird

19th Century Figural Forged Iron Sewing Hemming Bird This wonderful stylistic iron bird is an English 'sewing bird' made in the mid 19th century. It was clamped to the table while sewing (note the heart thumbscrew). It has a strong spring under the tail of the bird. When you squeeze the bird's tail, its mouth opens to receive the fabric being sewn and hold it in its mouth. It was so useful to the seamstress; it was often referred to as a 'third hand'. Reference: Sewing Tools & Trinkets by H. Thompson p. 134. Approximate Dimensions: The bird is 3 1/2" long and the entire clamp is 4 1/2" high (from the beak to the bottom of the heart thumbscrew) The Condition: Shows minor wear as expected from age & use. There is no damage or repairs

Price: $160.00 US- $195.Canadian

2023-Jan-26 11:36am EST | Tags : sewing bird sewing forged iron

19th Century Whale Oil Onion Lantern

19th Century Whale Oil Onion Lantern All Original including whale oil double burner. One small repair/replacement to wires that attach the top & handle. Does not affect the beauty of the lantern. Large glass globe 10” diameter. Pierced stars decoration on base. Pierced stars and diamonds on smoke bell.. Condition Very good. Wear as expected rom age & use. Approximate Dimensions: Height to top of handle 18" Diameter 22”, Base 6”

Price: $500.00 US-$675. Canadian

2023-Jan-26 11:32am EST | Tags : whale oil lantern early lighting

Painted cast iron Doorstop Clipper Ship

Painted cast iron Doorstop Clipper Ship Polychrome painted cast iron ship on waves, manufactured by Eastern Specialty Mfg. Co., circa 1920’s. Embossed on back “Eastern Speciality Manufacturing Co "No. 21", Condition: Very good, Original Paint Approximate Dimensions: Height 9" x 5 7/8” wide. Reference: The Doorstop Book by John & Nancy Smith p.25

Price: $295.00 US- $375.Canadian

2023-Jan-26 11:26am EST | Tags : doorstop clipper ship painted cast iron

Carpenter Fire Engine #33 with 3 horses

Carpenter Fire Engine #33 with 3 horses This Carpenter engine was patented in the early 1880’s. The number 33 is cast into the side of the boiler. Condition: As found, no damage evident. The 19th C horses were manufactured by Dent. The Carpenter driver has been replaced with a period driver. The rear driver is missing. This is still a very attractive historical 19th century cast iron toy. Reference: Cast Iron Horse Drawn Toys by John Olshefski p.25 Length 18.5”

Price: $245.00 US-$350.Canadian

2023-Jan-26 11:21am EST | Tags : fire engine toys painted cast iron

Decorated Folk Art Wood Candle Lantern 19th C

Decorated Folk Art Wood Candle Lantern 19th Century This 19th century very decorative wooden candle lantern has 4 glass sides one of which lifts to light the candle. The candle is held in a very unusual pincer (see photo). The decoration on the top, particularly the copper shield, is very unusual and attractive!! The sides have been carved in a bird's feet design. Reference: (See scan) These wood lanterns are usually pinned together with small wooden pegs. The corner posts project through the base forming feet. The dome chimney and bail handle are typical. p.33 Early Lighting A Pictorial Guide by the Rushlight Club Approximate Dimensions: Height to top of glass 9.75" to top of the shield 12 3/4", base is 5 1/2" square. Condition: As found. No evidence of damage or repairs. Wear as expected from age & use (see photos).

Price: SOLD

2023-Jan-22 07:10pm EST | Tags : lantern candle lantern early lighting

19th c. Sailor-Made Rope Beckets on frame

Pair of 19th c. Sailor-Made Braided Rope Beckets on frame Pair of 19th c. Sailor-Made Braided Rope Beckets, red, white and blue painted surface, with Turk's Head knots and leather washers. The carved and painted brackets are mounted on a rope-trimmed whitewashed wooden board. Found in Maine Approximate Dimensions: Beckets only: 9 1/4" high, 5 1/4" wide. Brackets 8 ‘.Board: 15 1/4" x 16 1/4". Condition: Minor paint losses to beckets as expected from age & use..

Price: $945.00 US- $1175,Canadian

2023-Jan-22 12:58pm EST | Tags :

Rare Double Sided Maple Sugar Mold Quebec Beaver

Rare Double Sided Maple Sugar Mold Quebec Beaver This double sided birch maple sugar mold has a deeply carved beaver image, an egg, two balls and a flower sprig on one side while the reverse has a heart, diamond, oval and circle all with ridged sides. Quebec, 19th century. H: 3.5", L: 23.5", W: 2.5". Condition Used, as found. No condition issues.

Price: $795.00 US- $945.Canadian

2023-Jan-22 12:43pm EST | Tags : beaver maple sugar mold

Painted Cast Iron Mechanical Elephant Bank

Painted Cast Iron Mechanical Pull Tail Elephant Bank American 1930's Colour: White Manufacturer: Hubley Mfg. Co Lancaster PA unsigned "Place a coin in the end of the elephant's trunk. Pull his tail and the trunk swings over his head and deposits the coin in the front of the howdah. To reset, move his trunk to its original position." Reference: The Bank Book by Bill Norman p.32 Approximate Dimensions: Length trunk down 8.5" Condition: As found. No damage or repairs evident. Wear as expected with age and use.

Price: $395.00 US- $535.Canadian

2023-Jan-22 12:38pm EST | Tags : bank mechanical bank elephant

Victorian Cloth Baby’s Ball c 1880

Victorian Cloth Baby’s Ball c 1880 This is a stuffed textile ball with 6 lithographed illustrations from a nursery rhyme. Each wedge shaped segment of the ball is chromolithographed with scenes of a baby engaged in various activities typical of a Victorian child. Each illustration is accompanied by 2 descriptive lines of verse one above and one below. “Here’s a ball for baby/ nice and soft and round / here’s the baby’s hammer/hear the baby pound / here’s the baby’s soldiers/standing in a row / here’s the baby’s trumpet/hear the baby blow / don’t take the ball away/ to make baby cry / here’s the baby’s cradle/to rock baby by” This is in terrific condition considering its age & use. I have never seen one before.. Circumference 31”

Price: $495.00 US-$625. Canadian

2023-Jan-22 12:36pm EST | Tags : baby toy ball victorian

19th C Tole & Copper Portsmouth Betty Lamp

19th C Tole Portsmouth Betty Lamp American 19th century Betty lamp made of tole The upper section is copper.. These lamps burned oil or grease with a twisted cotton wick that was placed in the internal 'wick support'. This lamp retains the original 'wick pick' used to pull the wick forward in the wick tube. When the lamp is firmly attached to the base, it is often called a 'Portsmouth Betty'. The design is believed to have originated in the Portsmouth New Hampshire area. Reference: Early Lighting a Pictorial Guide. The Rushlight Club Condition: As found, see photos. Wear as expected with age & use. Approximate Dimensions : Height 9 1/2", diameter of base 6 1/2".

Price: $335.00 US- $395.Canadian

2023-Jan-22 12:22pm EST | Tags : betty lamp portsmouth early lighting

Forged Iron Trivet Horseshoe with human feet

Forged Iron Trivet Horseshoe with feet Forged Iron trivet, made from a horseshoe with human feet. American, Early 19th century. Condition: Excellent original condition. Approximate Dimensions: H 2-1/8" W 5-1/4" L 6-1/4".

Price: SOLD..

2023-Jan-22 12:19pm EST | Tags : horseshoe trivet forged iron

Brass Candlestick Hogscraper Style Wedding Bands

Brass Candlestick Hogscraper Style Double Wedding Band English 1725-1750 Seamed construction References: -Lighting in America – Brass Candlesticks by John Richardson Edited by Lawrence Cook p.86 -Making Fire & Light in the home pre-1820 p 120 Figure 251

Price: $295.00 US-$395.Canadian

2023-Jan-22 12:11pm EST | Tags : early lighting candlestick wedding bands

Small size River or Carnival Racing Duck Decoys

Small size River or Carnival Racing Duck Decoys, early to mid 20th century These two small painted duck decoys were probably used in a river for racing or in a carnival race. They are numbered #12 & #26. The weights on the underside have been removed so they will sit flat. Condition: As found. Wear as expected from age & use. Approximate Dimensions: Total Length 9”, actual body length 7” Height 4”.

Price: SOLD

2023-Jan-22 12:05pm EST | Tags : Decoy Ducks Racing Folk Art


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