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Brass candy dish

This brass candy dish is 5-3/4" in diameter x 3/4" deep. Its interior has a very pretty oriental looking floral design. Marked “China” on the back. Nicely patinated and no damage. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $10.00 + s/h

 

  only 1 available

 

Large brass tray

This is a classic vintage unadorned brass tray that is 12-1/2" in diameter x 3/4" deep. Back is unmarked. Obviously well used, with several streaks and small dents, plus the normal age spotting one always finds on these old pieces. Still quite attractive and usable. See our slightly smaller companion tray listed immediately below. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $20.00 + s/h

 

  only 1 available

 

Companion brass tray

This is a slightly smaller version of the brass tray listed above, but this one appears older to me. It is 12" in diameter x 3/4" deep. Back is unmarked. Also well used, with a couple of old scratches, one small dent, and more age spots than its larger companion, but it, too, is still quite attractive and usable. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $17.50 + s/h

 

  only 1 available

 

Brass sad iron trivet

This is a pretty little brass sad iron trivet that measures 4-1/4" x 1-3/4" x 1/2" high. It has an elongated filagreed heart design inside the iron shape. It stands on three small feet and has a hole in the handle for hanging it for display. Nicely patinated and in undamaged condition. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $15.00 + s/h

 

  only 1 available

 

Pair of brass coasters

This is a pair of vintage 3-1/8" diameter brass coasters that stand barely 3/8" tall. Completely unadorned and unmarked. No dents or dings, but both are quite patinated and have considerable age spotting. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $8.00 + s/h

 

  only 1 pair available

 

Small brass dish

This is a beautiful little 2-7/8" diameter x 3/8" tall brass dish from India. The interior bottom has a heavily incised ornate pattern. Exterior bottom is marked “India”, and also has numbers that look like “131.J.” Quite good condition, with one tiny ding at the rim and a few age spots. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $6.00 + s/h

 

  only 1 available

 

Small brass candle stick

This attractive small brass candle stick stands 4" tall and features a very ornate 2-1/4" diameter base. The slim tapered stick is unadorned, as is the 3/4" tall candle holder that is in the shape of a flared urn and would hold a 1/4" diameter taper. Heavily patinated and some age spotting at the base rim, but no dents or dings. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $15.00 + s/h

 

  only 1 available

 

Miniature brass anvil

This miniature brass anvil paperweight was evidently given as a gift to customers of an insurance agency back in the 1940's or early 1950's. The top contains the slogan “To Forge Our Friendship”, the name of the company “Hammond Ins. Agency”, and the address and telephone number “3548 Main JE 3362". Anvil stands 1-1/4" high and measures 3" long x 1/2" wide. The 1-1/2" x 1-1/4" base features deep concave cutouts front and back. Plenty of age spots on this neat little piece of advertising history. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $25.00 + s/h

 

  only 1 available

 

Heavy brass leaf dish

This is a heavy brass dish in the shape of a highly detailed oak leaf, complete with elaborate veining and scalloped edges. Measures 7-1/8" x 5-3/4" and stands 1-1/4" tall on its four knob feet. Marked Taiwan on the bottom. Perfect condition with no dings or dents, and the top surface has developed a lovely patina that accentuates the veining. Very attractive piece. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $20.00 + s/h

 

  only 1 available

 

Union Pacific brass finished copper spittoon

The provenance of this piece is quite interesting and Ol’ Swaphos laughs every time he tells the story. Yess’r, this is truly a vintage brass finished copper spittoon worthy of an honored place in any collector’s home – but it’s a FAKE. Now you say, “I’d never have believed that Ol’ Swaphos would do something fraudulent,” and you would be right. He’ll tell you right up front that this spittoon is a FAKE, but you should buy it anyhow. You see, back when Ol’ Swaphos was being dragged from junk yard to antique shop to every secondhand store in a four-state area by his mama, he learned that a few “antique dealers” are a little dishonest (actually, some of them were fooled themselves). Yup, back in mid-20th Century, a few “antique dealers” came to possess a few “old Union Pacific RR spittoons from the 19th Century railroad barons.” There was just one problem. Ol’ Swaphos’ mama’s Uncle Walter was a retired U.P. railroad man. Fact is, he wore that old railroad cap ’til the day he died. So Mama knew that Union Pacific never marked their spittoons like this. But Mama also knew that these fakes were of very high-quality construction and quite handsome in their own right. So she said, “I’m going to buy you one of these fakes and it will become very valuable.” “But Mama,” young Swaphos said quizzically, “you’ve always said to be honest and true about the art and vintage of the pieces we collect.” Mama replied knowingly, “And so you will be, my son. If  you sell this spittoon years from now, you will pass on the story of how Mama explained that quality reproductions acquire age and true value over time. In fact, sometimes they acquire more value than the originals they represent because the fakes are more rare than the originals. So when the time comes, just tell the truth about this fake’s history and your honor will remain intact.”

Well, now you can proudly own this quality brass finished copper spittoon and display it with honor and humor, knowing Ol’ Swaphos’ mama was right all along! It’s a big heavy guy, standing 11-1/2" tall and weighing 5 pounds 6 ounces! Diameters are 9-1/4" at the wide rolled top and approximately 9-3/4" at the ribbed middle where the brass finished top fits over the copper bottom. The brass portion has an embossed locomotive on each side, underneath which, in block letters, is “Union Pacific R.R.” Excellent vintage condition, with no dings, dents, or cracks, and both the brass and the copper have developed lovely patinas over the decades. So now you know how what started out as a fake has become an almost 60-year-old highly sought after vintage collectible in its own right. Enjoy! (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $150.00 + s/h and insurance

** SOLD **

 

Middletown covered casserole

This is an antique covered casserole made of brass with pewter handles, four turned feet, and lid finial. The casserole is 8-1/8" in diameter at the top, tapering to 5-3/4" in diameter at the bottom, and measuring 10-1/2" across from handle to handle. When lidded, it stands 5-1/2" tall. The bottom of the lid is 8-1/2" in diameter, creating a nice overhang to the casserole mouth. The casserole bottom is stamped “The Middletown Plate Co” and carries their balance scale mark with “USA” between the scales and the number 206 underneath. The Middletown Plate Co. operated in Middletown, CT from its founding in 1864 until it was absorbed into International Silver in 1899. Middletown was famous for their silver plate creations, but I’ve never before seen a Middletown brass piece, which makes this one quite unique. Very good condition for its age, with no dents or dings. Normal spotting, but the patina is so lovely that we’ve made no attempt to clean or polish it. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $40.00 + s/h and insurance

 

  only 1 available

 

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