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Vintage Stamp Carousel Holders

standard vintage stamp carousel

The Standard Vintage Stamp Carousel

This Standard brand Art Deco vintage stamp carousel desktop holder was in fairly ugly shape when we found it, but we meticulously cleaned it with some #0000 steel wool, and it turned out in absolutely beautiful condition with no rust or corrosion and clean, highly polished chrome. We think we saw this vintage stamp carousel holder in George Bailey's office while we were watching It's a Wonderful Life last Christmas Eve! This particular model holds eight stamps and stands 6.5 inches tall with a maximum diameter of 8.5 inches. This is an essential Machine Age desk accessory that adds genuine style and sophistication to any office decor. We sold this one at auction, but check below for other fine vintage stamp carousels.

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Remington Typewriter Pre-War

remington typewriter

This beautiful Pre-War Remington typewriter is complete with its original hardshell carrying case. Manufactured in the late 1930's, it has quintessential Machine Age Art Deco style with graphic lettering and textured wrinkle flat black finish. Cosmetically, the Remington Typewriter is in excellent condition, with only a few scratches on the glossy metal frame just under the space bar. The rubber pieces on the feed roll bar each have a flat spot where they rested against the carriage for decades. It does occasionally affect smooth rolling of the carriage and paper. Otherwise, all functions are working smoothly. There's even an old ribbon intact that still has a bit of life left in it. Replacing those little rubber rollers should have this thing working as good as it did 70 years ago. The Deluxe Noiseless measures 11 1/8 inches x 10 3/8 inches x 5 inches.

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MACHINE AGE STERLING SILVER DECO PARKER MECHANICAL PENCIL

vintage parker mechanical pencil

THIS VINTAGE DRAFTING MACHINE AGE PARKER MECHANICAL PENCIL HAS A STERLING SILVER UPPER BARREL, A CLASSIC GRAY PUTTY COLOR LOWER BARREL, A HIGHLY-DETAILED ART DECO GOLDTONE CLIP, AND A NEAT GREENISH CAT EYE STYLE STONE EMBELLISHMENT ON THE TIP. THE PENCIL WAS USED AND SHOWS OBVIOUS SIGNS OF WEAR. HOWEVER, IT TURNS SMOOTHLY, HAS NO DENTS, CRACKS, OR OTHER STRUCTURAL FLAWS, AND, OVERALL, IS VERY CLEAN AND SHINY. WILL PROBABLY COME EVEN CLEANER WITH A PROPER POLISHING. THE PENCIL MEASURES 5.25 INCHES IN LENGTH. WE ARE UNSURE THE EXACT LEAD SIZE IT USES. 

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