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Political memory bottle
1976 Political memory bottle
Fireman quilt
Fire truck quilt with dogs, hydrants

Patriot missile birdhouse
Tramp art frame
Tramp art frame with small US flag inset

Political memory bottleThis is a rare political memory bottle from the 1976 election. It is covered with Republican campaign buttons, flags, plastic marching band figures, bullets, a soldier, "Official U.S. Taxpayer G.O.P" buttons, and little plastic critters, some with wiggly eyes. There is also an "Ohio" badge, memorabilia from county races, and miniature tools. It is in excellent condition, 12" tall by 4 1/4" by 3". The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: POCT.   Political memory bottle ... The other side ... End views ... Two more views.
Some much larger photos:   Political memory bottle ... The other side ... End views ... Two more views.

Fireman quiltThis is a folky fire truck quilt. It has machine appliqued fire trucks and Dalmatian dogs in fire hats. In each corner is a fire hydrant spraying water. The borders are pieced, and the quilt is hand quilted in a cross-hatch pattern. The back is the same light blue fabric as the background of the front. It is 83" long by 67" wide, from the second half of the 20th century. The condition is good, somewhat soft from washing, with light surface soiling and slight wear along the top edge. There are four small, faint spots, the largest about 1/2" long. The price is $595.00. Inventory Code: CTRK.   See a slideshow of several views [1 Mb] ... Fireman quilt ... Closeup, upper left fire truck ... Second fire truck ... One dog ... Third fire truck ... Fourth truck ... Second dog ... Fifth truck ... Lower right truck ... One corner, with fire hydrant ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner, with spots ... Closeup of wear on edge ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... Second closeup back ... Third closeup back ... Fourth closeup back.
Some much larger photos:   Fireman quilt ... Closeup, upper left fire truck ... Second fire truck ... One dog ... Third fire truck ... Fourth truck ... Second dog ... Fifth truck ... Lower right truck ... One corner, with fire hydrant ... Second corner ... Third corner ... Fourth corner, with spots ... Closeup of wear on edge ... Back view ... Closeup of back ... Second closeup back ... Third closeup back ... Fourth closeup back.

This is a birdhouse in the shape of a Patriot missile. It is one of a group of military birdhouses that were made during the Persian Gulf war by Eugene Poore, from wood and found objects. It is painted red, white and blue with the words "PATRIOT" and "USA". It has two openings for birds, and is 28" high by 4 1/2" in diameter.The price is $195.00. Inventory code: PCHC. Image.

Tramp art frameThis is a tramp art frame with a small U.S. flag set into the top. It is built up in six chip-carved layers with nice detail at the ends of each layer. The flag appears to be hand colored fabric or ribbon and is set under a plastic window. The frame measures 24" wide by 16" high by 2" deep. Age appears to be from the first quarter of the 1900's. It is in excellent condition with one small chip missing on the left-hand side. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CHHP.   Tramp art frame with flag ... Side view ... The other side ... Two closeups of the flag ... From above ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Tramp art frame with flag ... Side view ... The other side ... Two closeups of the flag ... From above ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

 

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