So many wonderful things to show--and tell you about--will probably have to do multiple posts today if time permits.
To the right, the "X-100 Mystery Dart Gun", 1940s, made by Arliss Co., Brooklyn--great looking space gun shoots darts that you fill with talcum powder... "Hits
its mark! Leaves a mark!";
featured in a previous auction @ Croton's own SeriousToyz.com - We just love the "space-y" lines of this thing. And fyi: Stay tuned for info about upcoming 2015 auctions at serioustoyz.com
It's followed by an amazing art deco, possibly very early 1940's, bar--and it was discovered at Asbury Methodist's 2009 Spring Tag Sale no less. It didn't remain unsold for very long! And fyi: stay tuned for info about the 2015 Asbury Spring Tag Sale.
Click on the photos and enjoy.
Meanwhile at CardboardChristmas.com
--From Tom H: paper label anomalies, Made in Japan putz houses http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=355
--You just can't keep that Howard Lamey down! He's building "a proper English country house"; see the work in progress here http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=820
--And check out Pam's Easter themed picture window house http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=819
If you're looking for unusual holiday paper friezes, garlands and more you just can't get in the states--and don't mind currency conversion and postage--check out http://www.mamelok.com/ - they have 10% off until 3/31 -- also masks, unusual scraps, cards and more - http://www.mamelok.com/friezes-garlands/cat_10.html
WANT MORE VINTAGE? GO HERE http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/02/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_25.html
Stay tuned for more.