January 31, 2012

VIntage Brass Bird Cage

Bird Cage. Private Collection
If you like antique and vintage bird cages, you might like this one. Solid brass - cleaned up very nicely!

January 28, 2012

Displaying a Collection of Snuff Boxes

Display of Snuff Boxes. Private Collection 
This is my current display case for my collection of snuff boxes.

I love antique snuff boxes and try to buy one every couple of years. I don't buy them more often as they can be very expensive.

Those with an eagle eye might spot a few items that are not snuff boxes, as I have a few vintage coin purses in silver (bottom shelf on the right) mixed in.

I also put in one match box holder (4th shelf 3rd from left)) that I really like but don't collect.

To add to the eclectic mix I put in 4 antique boxes that are for stamps. Those are on the left on the bottom shelf.

Scottish Snuff Box. Private Collection
Below is a close-up view one of my favorites - an early Scottish Snuff Box in the shape of a horn. It has lovely silver engravings attached.

January 27, 2012

January 25, 2012

Squirrel Victorian Figural Napkin Holder

Figural Napkin Ring
Private Collection L Schulze
A nice Victorian figural napkin holder.

Medium size squirrel with a nut sitting on a plain rectangular base. Base has rounded feet. Napkin ring is ornately engraved.

I have a collection of figural napkin holders and I use them at Christmas and Thanksgiving

January 24, 2012

Victorian silver-plated coffee pot

Victorian silver-plated coffee tankard or pot.

These are nicely engraved pots used in Victorian times. Some have a porcelain liner.

Some would have been used as a water tankard.

January 23, 2012

Victorian Figural Napkin Ring

Victorian Figural Napkin Ring
This is a nice Victorian Figural Napkin Ring - Meridian Britannia Co. #132.

Two small boys support a square napkin holder.

Value is dimished because of the "B" monogram. Valued at $200.00-$300.00 in 1996

January 19, 2012

End of Day Hand-blown Glass Basket

End of Day Glass Basket
 For sale: A very pretty hand-blown glass basket. It stands 7 inches tall.

The condition is good with one tiny (barely visible) chip on the handle. It's so tiny I couldn't get a picture of it!

The colours are blues, yellows, greens, brown-burgundy and white.

We are not sure of the age but I bought it 30 years ago. It's been part of my end-of-day glass collection but I am downsizing. Time to sell some of them.

Price $50.00 Shipping at buyer's expense.

Contact Lorine at lorines @ gmail.com (no spaces in email address)


January 17, 2012

Hummel Figurine "Village Boy" by Goebel

Village Boy
This is a very nice collectible Hummel figurine made by Goebel in West Germany.

The name of this figure is "Village Boy" and he stands 6 1/4 inches tall. It is stamped Da 80 which means it was made in 1980. It is in perfect condition - no chips, no cracks and colors are bright.

A fine addition to your Hummel collection! Asking $175.00. Shipping at buyer's expense.

Contact Lorine at lorines @ gmail.com (no spaces in email address)

January 16, 2012

Antique Silver-Plated Tea Pot by M.S. Benedict Mfg Co., New York

This lovely antique silver-plated tea pot is about 7 inches high and is very rare.

It is one of the first tea pots manufactured ca 1894 by the M.S. Benedict Manufacturing Company of Syracuse New York.

The bottom is stamped "M.S. Benedict Mfg. Co." "Quadruple SilverPlate" "795" and "Pat. Apr. 4-93" 

Scratched by hand under the 795 is "44" Was it teapot number 44? We don't know but there must be some reason for that scratched in number.

The teapot has an unusual "double" removable lid. When the lid is on the pot you can open the smaller top and there is a small opening, presumably to put your tea leaves in (no tea bags back then!). You can also remove the lid, almost certainly to pour the hot water in.

The M.S. Benedict Mfg. Co. became the Benedict Manufacturing Co. in 1902 so we can date this beautiful teapot between 1894 and 1902. 

For $50.00 plus shipping this gorgeous antique teapot can be yours. 

Send an email to Lorine at

lorines @ gmail.com (no spaces)

January 14, 2012

Victorian teapot, silver-plated by Toronto SP Co.

Lovely late Victorian teapot, silver-plated. Ornate pattern.

Bottom is stamped in a circle with a Crown and a Beaver: "Toronto SP Company" for The Toronto Silverplate Company which was founded in 1882. 

A second circle is stamped "Quadruple Silverplate"  and under that are the numbers 475 and then 7.

This antique teapot is about 7 inches high and has a hinged lid. It is in good condition with a small dent and an inch long scratch in one side.

The teapot would polish up very nicely or you can leave the patina of age on it

SOLD I am selling this beautiful teapot for $50.00 plus shipping. To add this to your collection, email Lorine at 

lorines @ gmail.com (no spaces) 

January 9, 2012


One pound full weight. “Souvenir Coffee”

“Choice Flavor. Always Pure. Of Great Strength”

Tin is in fair condition with graphics still visible and red and gold colours.

Shows images of Canadian landmarks such as the Gate of the Citadel in Halifax, Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Toronto University, Brocks Monument, the Citadel in Montreal, and a Chateau from Montreal.

$20.00 + Shipping SOLD
Contact me at lorines @ gmail . com  (remove spaces first)

January 7, 2012

Vintage Moonlight Mellos Marshmallow Tin

Large vintage Moonlight Mellos marshmallow tin by The Patterson Candy Co, Toronto, Canada .

Measuring approx. 10 1/4" by 5" tall.

Shows its years of wear  but a nice piece of advertising collectible to add to your collection of antique tins.

Blue background featuring a fairy on a white rope, moon, white graphics & red and yellow decorations.

Advertising “Fluffy Marshmallows That MELT in the MOUTH”  on one side. On the reverse side “Good for Baking Topping Cakes Eating and Toasting”

$45.00 + Shipping and it's yours!   SOLD

Contact me at lorines @ gmail . com (no spaces)

History: Patterson Candy  Co. was begun in 1888. The plant was built at the southwest corner of Queen Street West & Massey Street. The old Patterson Co. is now known as the Chocolate Company Lofts.

January 5, 2012

PATTERKRISP Vintage Candy Tin

Vintage Patterkrisp Candy Tin, 10 1/4 x 5”.

Green with white graphics.

Net Wt. 10 lbs

 In decent condition for its age. A nice piece to add to your collection of antique tins

Patterson Chocolates Limited, Toronto

Advertising “Tastes Like More”

Graphics of a child licking his lips

$55.00 + Shipping.  Contact me at antiquehunterblog @ gmail . com (no spaces). Please refer to Item #40

January 3, 2012


I am selling some of my coffee tin and marshmallow tin collection.

This is very nice vintage coffee tin with bright blue colours and graphics consisting of a castle on top of a cliff. Double-sided image

Rectangular tin 6”x4” with height 5 1/2”

1 1/2 lb net

G. Meaker Co. Inc.
Auburn NY. Syracuse NY.

Lists in 1995 book “Antique Tins” for $150.00 U.S.

I am selling this Ivanhoe Coffee Tin for $125.00. Shipping at buyer's expense. Contact me at antiquehunterblog @ gmail . com (no spaces) and ask about Item #39.