First up, an oldie but goodie, a beautiful old ad from 1915 for JAP ROSE SOAP.
It's followed by a wonderful old toy featured in a 2013 auction at Croton's own SeriousToyz.com - the “Shootin’ Shell Buckle Gun Western Belt Set” #632, 1958, by Mattel; if you are easily triggered by seeing guns, toy or otherwise, go no further.... box is 10”; contains Remington Derringer cap gun mounted on buckle, & embossed leather belt; the ‘no hands’ gun shoots a plastic bullet automatically when you push out w/ your stomach; a mint, unfired example in C9 window box, fun stuff. It sold for $303.60.
And finally---the immortal I WANT A BOYFRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS--MICKEY CARTER--1950! THE SINGING COED! Again, click on the photos and links.
Now isn't this creative--and it's almost two feet tall! http://bit.ly/2A1KD0w
If you're looking for 3-D or standing "architectural" Advent Calendars, you just have to check out these offerings from Blumchen--not inexpensive but beautiful---THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS MARKET IS ALSO QUITE INSPIRATIONAL-- http://www.blumchen.com/christmas_shop_advent_calendars_pg3.html
Now here's a project that turned out wonderful--an old (and very early made in Japan) candy box house restoration and new build joint project.
Click HERE-----THERE'S THREE PAGES SO KEEP SCROLLING!
SPEAKING OF VINTAGE CANDY CONTAINERS--an oldie but goodie courtesy of USSIWOJIMA aka Frank Kelsey, step back in time with two pages and 125 photos of some of the best examples you’ll ever see: http://bit.ly/2h7CzYb
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. AT EVERYTHING CROTON HERE
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE CHRISTMAS POSTS AT EPHEMERAL NEW YORK, CHRONICLING AN EVER-CHANGING CITY THROUGH FADED & FORGOTTEN ARTIFACTS; CLICK HERE; CLICK HERE
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