An advertising porcelain cup?!?

Advertising pieces come in a wide variety of shapes, styles and even what they are made of.  There are also pieces on the market that may take you a while to sink in that they are advertising pieces because they may be something like a porcelain cup.

One such piece like this is this great mug by PSAG Bavaria.  It may take you a second to realize that it is an advertising giveaway for the placement of CUDAHY’S REXSOMA (the manufacturer put CUDAHY’S REXSOMA on the inside of the mug near the top).

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CUDAHY’S REXSOMA pharmacies had PSAG Bavaria produce this terrific mug in late 1800’s.  The mug is a white porcelain and has a rose decoration on the outside—which helps you not realize right off the bat that this is an advertising piece.

You can see the mug in the Wisdom Lane Antiques Etsy shop here, head on over and check it out.

What kinds of advertising pieces like this have you run across?

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Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight: HattieHazelVintage

This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight is HattieHazelVintage that’s run by Deb.

All of this started in 2009 with Vintage Gypsies on Etsy and grew from there. While the name honors her Grandmother and Great Aunt of whom she has such fond memories, this one’s for her Mom.  She would have loved this.

Finding old stuff is her passion and is lucky to have a little business that she can do with some of her best friends…they all have vintage businesses and get together to go picking, selling, researching, and do a lot of laughing.

One of the great finds that you can see in the HattieHazelVintage shop is this great state scarf.

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This 1940’s silk scarf features the state of California, and you can see it here.  Another item you can find in Deb’s shop is this pitcher.

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This rare silver plate Modern MCM Gorham pitcher dates to 1955, and it is marked as design YC888 and is 3 3/4 pint.  You can find it in the HattieHazelVintage shop here.

As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the HattieHazelVintage shop here.  Head on over and check them out!

Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight: UpbeatVintage

This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight is UpbeatVintage that’s run by Dan Jacobs.

Dan is passionate about finding (and restoring) unusual & functional pieces from the past.  He especially loves vintage advertising and anything made out of wood & metal, preferably both together: knives, straight razors, meat cleavers, military pins, tools, pulleys, silver coins, brass figurines, lighters…the list goes on and on.

One such advertising piece that’s in the UpbeatVintage shop is this great tip tray.

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The tip tray is advertising Miller Beer, and it dates to the 1950’s.  The great thing about the tray is that it has one of the most recognizable advertisements on it–the Miller High Life Girl in the Moon.

You can see this tip tray here.  Another great item in the UpbeatVintage shop is this terrific pocket knife.

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The Barlow Knife dates to the 1960’s, and it was made by STAG (which is based in Ireland).  You can see the pocket knife in the UpbeatVintage shop here.

As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the UpbeatVintage shop here.  Head on over and check them out!

A cross between a cigar humidor and a…FURNACE?!?

There are times when you actually stop and scratch your head when you run across an item, and this is definitely one of those times.  Have you ever seen a cross between a cigar humidor and a furnace?

Yep, you saw that right—this piece is a cross between a cigar humidor and a furnace.

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This enamelware piece is made as a cigar humidor and is decorated as a furnace.  You could also say that this is a great salesman’s sample for LISLET FURNACE (the company that made the furnaces was based in Quebec, Canada).

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The great thing about this item is the fact that you could use it a number of different ways—as a pencil holder, change holder, or even a container for the kitchen.  The uses can go on and on!

You can see the cigar humidor in the Etsy shop of Wisdom Lane Antiques here.  Head on over and check it out!

Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight: ModGirlVintage

This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight is ModGirlVintage that’s based in Oklahoma City, OK.

At ModGirlVintage, they sell vintage jewelry, vintage home goods and vintage clothing.  They also have a few vintage upcycIed pieces for sale that they have created out of some of their vintage jewelry.

Some of their vintage finds include this great silver bracelet.

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The bracelet was made by CORO and dates to the 1960’s, and I love the striped motif on it.  You can see it in their shop here.

Another great item in their shop is this great pair of upcycled hair pins.

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The hair pins have a great brass color and would look great with just about any outfit.  You can see it in the ModGirlVintage shop here.

As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the ModGirlVintage shop here.  Head on over and check them out!

Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight: CrookedJoesAntiques

This week’s Etsy Vintage Team Store Highlight is CrookedJoesAntiques that’s run by Ted and Vanessa Osborn.

Vanessa says that 19 years ago her husband asked her when she was going to stop dragging old stuff home (he asked her this as he was dragging old stuff home). Her reply was that she would probably always be dragging old stuff home. Subsequently, the two opened an antique store.

Books and glassware were Vanessa’s early passions, but of course that expanded. The two deal in everything; books, glassware, primitives, automotive, jewelry, sports collectibles and they love everything metal.

Crooked Joe’s is a combination of both of their tastes so you will find feminine and manly and everything in between.

One item is this cool cigarette dispenser.

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A company named Kindel and Graham from Mission Street in San Francisco produced these wood cigarette dispensers in the 1920’s.  You can see this in their shop here.  Another item you can find in the CrookedJoesAntiques shop is this cool egg separator.

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The lime green separator dates to the 1960’s, and I love the little lip on the end so you can safely set it on the edge of a bowl.  You can see this in their shop here.

As a matter of fact, you can check out everything in the CrookedJoesAntiques shop here.  Head on over and check them out!