May 27th – Jun 6th


This weeks find just walked in the door yesterday!  One of the local pickers brought us a few pair of old eye glasses and inside 3 of the pairs were the original cleaning cloth advertisements (One with MIDLAND, one with BARRIE and one with MIDLAND and PENETANG references).

One of the glass cases also has “Midland Ontario” in gold stamp.  One pair of the glasses also has a set of early Ray Ban clip on sun glass lenses and one pair of glasses are the arm free pair with just a ribbon.  (One set is also gold filled)

The other great local piece was A Winterama Carnival Hat from 1960 with button! (The button shows a fan powered ice boat)

Lots of interesting stuff this week as you can see in the photos below.  Here is a partial list

  • Vintage Suitcase with ocean liner stickers
  • Washboard (Winnipeg, St.Thomas and Montreal references for Empire Glass)
  • A vintage toy space ship (Battery Operated) with box.
  • Sterling Silver Flower Brooch (and a few other new brooches came in)
  • Miners Kerosene Miniature signal lamp
  • Antique Scissors
  • A True Fruit jar (Interesting closure)
  • A WWI Pair of Canadian Army Pants (Dated – Over 100Yrs old – Rare!) with BELT!
  • A Silver Plated Bottle opener shaped like a bird
  • Some Canadian Slides (From a old Travelling slide Show that would go town to town – before movies) depicting images from across Canada.
  • Jewelers/Watch makers vises (Two)
  • Dominion Royal Tire Sign (Great shape – little rusty but still a great sign – tin printed)
  • Junior Viewmaster Projector and some slide disks
  • Local Book (1967 print) a Canadian Christmas carol (Huron)
  • Vintage Purses
  • Portable early flashlight
  • Boy Scouts Hat Pin (Wolf – Do Your Best)
  • R.T.of.T Pin with Queens Crown (Secret Society? That is what I am guessing)
  • Riding Helmet (Velvet brown)
  • Arcadia Commander Viewer (Bake-A-Lite) in box – Really Cool!
  • Funky green pipe
  • Great old lunch pail
  • German Barometer (Little rough but could be cleaned up and look great)
  • Emerson Bake-A-Lite vintage radio with Miracle Wand (Could use a bath and some wax but in good condition)
  • Sewing Box
  • A neat English made Birkdale briefcase / travel case with keys (Monogramed VM)
  • Some vintage hats
  • Pith (Safari) helmet
  • Another Hat Form (23 1/2)
  • Some Paper advertising (One is Beatles, some soap and such)
  • Easter Egg Trim Kit (Vintage NEVER USED – 3 of them)
  • Ship Book Ends
  • Horse Prints (2)
  • BP Oiler can
  • Signed Holiday Inn Menu (Signed by the Turtles! – Big hit was “Happy Together” this was signed in 1969 by the whole band including Jim Pons the base player for frank zappa)
  • Ink Block Stamps (wooden) very nice
  • and more…