YOUR PERSONAL FLEA MARKET

Our recent move uncovered a trove of collections we are happy to have find new homes!

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American Stationery Box

Interior dimensions: a scant 12" long x 8-7/8" wide x 2" deep. Old wooden box (for cheeses, perhaps) lovingly converted for more elegant use. Hand-painted inside and out, lined with heavy-duty blotting paper. Modest edge wear adds to its mellow charm! A useful, pretty storage piece.

$85, $20 shipping.

FRENCH AND AMERICAN ALPHABETS

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 French Inkwell

2-1/2" high, 2-1/4" base diameter.
Found at a Paris brocante, no signature. Perfect condition.

$30, $10 shipping.

Collaged Gourd

6-3/4" high, 5" opening and base, swelling to 7" midriff. Created by a member of the Venice, Florida, Basketmaker's Guild, the gourd has been painstakingly covered, inside and out, with dictionary snippets, lower-case letters scattered over them. The red finishing touches are a giant A-B-C, and a necklace of beads. Handsome and purely decorative!

$50, $15 shipping.

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Marble Bookends

Each approximately 4-3/4" high, base 1-1/2" x 2-1/2". Pair of toucans, hand-chiselled in white marble. Modest wear along plinth edges.

$65 the pair, $15 shipping.

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Pottery Birds

Larger bird: 6-1/2" long, 4" high, base 2-3/4" x 3".

His mate: 4-1/4" high x 4-3/4" long, base 2-5/8" x 2-3/4". Souvenirs of St. Lucia, and so marked, delightfully primitive. Excellent condition.

$25, $15 shipping.

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Wooden Hen and Rooster

Rooster: 4-3/4" long, 4-3/4" to tip of tail, base 1-1/2" x 2-1/2".
Hen: 3-1/2" long, 3-3/4" high, base 1" X 2".
Each finely carved from a solid block of tropical wood to a delicate perfection.  Sorry, can't remember on which Caribbean island we found them, as they roosted happily with us for many years.

$40 the pair, $10 shipping.

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Breton Candlesticks

12" high, 4-3/8" base diameter. Rustic original paint; one has a very slight tilt.

$110 the pair, $20 shipping.

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French Stamp Boxes

Carved Wood: 3"x2-1/8"x1". Fine carving, fine condition, ca. 1930. $65.
Incised Bone: 2"x1-1/4"x 5/8". Exquisitely detailed, missing part of left hand interior stamp tray, exterior surfaces all perfect. $95.

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Individual Vintage Playing Cards

Each deck is complete, including the jokers; all are in perfect, unused condition.

Shipping: $10, one or two items; $15 three or more of this group.

"Provinces de France" in original box which shows slight packing wear.

$20.

Two decks from Hermes-Paris. Original, unused condition, but lacking wrappers.  (We suggest Saran and a pretty ribbon.)

$50.

Two decks from Dunhill, London, "La Traviata," designed by Erte. Tooled leatherbox, original unopened condition (two pinhead scrapes on righthand side of box). Exquisite interior complete with opera story.

$95.

"Vaches pour les Maasai". Complete 34-card set, with a card explaining the rules (match the cows in pairs) and another explaining the worthy cause these were created for. Delightful illustrations! Saran wrap and a colorful ribbon would turn this into a joyful gift for a child.

$20.

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Annapolis, Maryland  21403 - 410.268.6233 - joandatesman@gmail.com

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