Sweeney's Emporium

"Offering the rare and unusual from one collector to another"
Orders: 800.858.2646     Customer Service: 913.962.2100

Email: oldwest1@sweeney-emporium.com
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Early Toilet Paper Holder:
Guess I'll buy anything! Nickeled cast iron. "Krueger Bros. Plumbing & Electric Emporia, Kansas". Back: Maker marked. Complete. Perfect for your man cave or bunk house. (Cat. #18143)
Glass Cigar Counter Sign

Placed on counter for change. Thick glass, REVERSE PAINTED "Three Likeable Sizes, Bayuk...Phillies Cigar..." A border chain design. All in gold, black, red & white. Corner screws hold 4 rubber feet. Some edge glass nicks. 11" x 8". The paint is original and shows little wear.
(Cat. #17489)

Miniature Advertising Cotton Bale

Wrapped in burlap and metal strapping. Label: "Charlie Witte/Cotton Buyer/Giddings, Texas". 5" H. x 3 1/2" W. x 2 1/2" D. (Cat. #17457)

Celluloid Surety Co. Sign
White on green. "We Are Protected by a Crime Protective Bond...National Surety Company...New York City". Co logo at right. They guaranteed payment between the company that displayed the sign & their repective customer. 9 1/2" x 4", slightest corner bumps. Hang cord. Sign by Whitehead & Hoag.
(Cat. #16934)
Soft Drink Dispenser Bottle, Glasses

Qt. cyl. bottle. A gold bordered complete label under glass. Slightly faded "Allens Red Tame Cherry 'Cherry Allen'". Bottle above top of label GONE. Expertly ground down & smoothed. Also, FIVE marked 8 oz. glasses, etched with brand and virtually perfect. A non carbonated soft drink made of cherries and cherry leaves; mfgd. in Fostoria, OH. Had this set put away for years. (Cat. #17306)

Advertising Cigar Cutter

Pocket type. White celluloid sides marked "Mi Flora, All Clear Havana/ Great North Cigar Co..." German made, 98% plating intact. 2 1/4" L.
(Cat. #17705)

Figural Indian Letter Opener
Standing Indian holding bow & arrow, tomahawk. Black plating over gray metal. Coppered blade w/ ad, "The Bellaire Stove Co., Bellaire, Ohio". 10 5/8" L. This co. in biz since at least 1890's.
(Cat. #16916)
Lillie Langtry Advertisement
Color litho on palette shaped ad. Sitting view of Britain's & America's most adored & controversial actresses. "The 'Langtry Cigarette' Hat. A...Meerschaum (cigarette) Holder With Each Hat". Some wear at right & album pull on back. 6 3/4" x 9 3/4" 
(Cat. #16233) Sale: Was $250.00, now: $145.00
Celluloid Detective Calendar
Blue on cream color cello. 1 small break at edge. All seeing eye & "Private Detective Work In All Its Branches..."Sterling Secret Service...Detroit Office..." Back is a 1920's 5 year calendar. 3" dia. Never seen the likes of it. (Cat. #16899)
Cast Iron Butcher Trade Sign

Retains most of the original silver paint. A cowboy resembling Buffalo Bill is galloping on his pony. A small hole in his hand once held a wire "rope" that hung over a separate metal cow's neck (cast iron cow not included). Both animals were part of the butcher's rack. 13" x 10 1/2". (Cat. #14285) Sale: Was $495.00, now $295.00

Oregon Liquor Store Adv. Plate
Gold, pierced & scalloped borders. More piercing between edge & central pattern. Color litho of store. Front porch sign "Kentucky Whiskies, Penney Bros., Family Liquors". Bottle display in windows. Below is co. name, address, phone # & "Portland, Ore." Made in Germany. Slightest rub; 7" dia. 
(Cat. #15621) Sale: Was $175.00, now $120.00
Figural Indian Letter Opener
Standing Dimensional Indian donning a long headress & holding his war club, bow & arrows. Black lacquered over heavy metal. Copper flashed blade, "Gale Manuf. Co., Gray Iron Castings, Albion, Michigan". 10 1/2" L.
(Cat. #16928)