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Zipin
Painting by Martin Zipin
Mid-century modern enameled plaque
Mid-century modern enameled plaque
Carved lion's head
Large, strong carved lion's head
Three industrial stocking forms
Three industrial stocking forms
Folk art robot
Robot made from found objects
mailbox man
Large colorful man from
chain, car parts, etc.
Miniature rocking chairMiniature chair
Two small matching rustic model chairs from twigs
Home made scooter
Home made scooter
VASE
Shell covered salt and pepper set
Primitive wheelbarrow
Primitive handmade wheelbarrow
50's photo
Vintage photo of a boy
in a cowboy costume
Chrome desk lamp
Chrome desk lamp
Doorknob weathervane
Doorknob weathervane

Three industrial stocking formsThis is a collection of three different sized metal industrial sock or stocking forms. The actual forms are made from heavy aluminum, attached to an iron or steel top. Impressed onto the form are the numbers 6, 8, and 10 (for the various sizes), together with molding and patent numbers. They were probably made in the 1960's, as the patent indicates 1962. The lengths and widths are slightly different. They are 29 1/2", 30 3/4", and 32 1/2" long, by 5 1/2", 6 3/4", and 8" wide respectively. They are in excellent used and old condition. The price for the group of all three is $475.00. Inventory Code: CPCS.   Three industrial stocking forms ... The other side ... From above ... From below ... Side views ... With a yardstick for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Three industrial stocking forms ... The other side
Closeups of the largest form:   The foot ... The top ... Other side of the top ... Model and patent markings.
Closeups of the medium size form:   The foot ... The top ... Other side of the top ... Model and patent markings.
Closeups of the smallest form:   The foot ... The top ... Other side of the top ... Model and patent markings.

Carved lion's headThis is a very striking and strong wood carving of a lion's head. It was probably made from walnut, and is finished in a glossy varnish. The carving is quite detailed and extremely impressive. It is approximately 21" high by 12 1/2" wide by 11" deep. It is in excellent condition, and was likely done about the 1950's give or take. The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: CCCH.   Carved lion's head ... Another angle ... Third angle ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved lion's head ... Another angle ... Third angle ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Found objects robotThis folk art robot was made from found objects, including cans, spoons, a bucket, bottle caps, a funnel, and other objects. It is painted gold which has oxidized and taken on a rich dark surface over the years. The hands are made from large metal spoons or ladles, and the feet are from sardine cans. The robot has a bolt and heavy metal wire coming out of the head for hanging. It is in very good, typically used condition. While the age is unknown it certainly is not recent, and looks like it was probably made in the 1950's or 60's. It is about 38" high by 17" wide by 10" deep. The price is $425.00. Inventory Code: TOSA.   Robot made from found objects ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of the head ... Closeup from the side ... Closeup of the body ... Closeup of the feet.
Some much larger photos:   Robot made from found objects ... Side views ... Back view ... Closeup of the head ... Closeup from the side ... Closeup of the body.

50's photoHere is a black and white photo of a very young boy in Western costume, on a pony. The frame is 8 3/4" wide by 11" high. The opening is 7 1/2" by 9 3/4". The frame is painted silver and black and has some wear. The photo is in excellent condition, and is c. 1950's. The price is $85.00. Inventory Code: AATP. Image.

mailbox manAn extraordinary Metal man, about 4 feet high and 39" wide, made from found objects, including chains, fuel pump for heart, distributor, springs, reflectors, gears, and more. He was a mailbox holder. This sculpture came from New Hampshire, and was made in the 1950's. It is in excellent, older condition, with beautiful old polychrome paint. The price is $3,500.00. Inventory code: ASRP.   Image ... Closeup of head ... Back view ... Closeup of body ... Closeup of arms and legs ... Closeup of head and upper torso.

Primitive wheelbarrowOrdered. (What this means.)
This primitive, hand made, folding wheelbarrow is painted in layers of yellow and orange. This cool, funky piece has a lot of character, and would look great in the garden, standing in a corner, or folded and hung on a wall. The date "1960" is carved into the handle. One of the folding uprights was replaced a long time ago with an unpainted piece that appears to be part of an axe handle. It is 44" long by 17 1/2" wide across the handles. When unfolded, it stands about 2 feet high. It is in very good, used and weathered condition. Inventory Code: TARR.   Primitive wheelbarrow ... Another view ... Closeup of the wheel ... Closeup of the handle, with date ... One side ... The other side ... From above.

Doorknob weathervaneThis whimsical metal weathervane arrow was hand made on a doorknob base. It is 24" long by 5" high, the point is 2" wide. It was most likely made in the 1940's or 50's. It has weathered green paint over remnants of red, and is in excellent condition. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: AWTT.   Weather vane arrow made from a doorknob ... The other side, upside down ... Closeup of point ... Closeup of tail.

Home made scooterThis is a folky home made wooden scooter. It was constructed from 2 x 4's with triangular supports made from 3/4" plywood. The wheels are from an early skate board mechanism or roller skates. This was probably made in the early 1960's. It is sturdy, rolls well, and certainly can be used. The scooter was painted white, and the paint has a fair amount of wear from riding. It is 22 3/4" long by 33" high by 12 1/8" wide. The price is $110.00. Inventory Code: TOCS.   Home made scooter ... Closeup of handles ... One side view ... The other side ... Front view ... Back view ... From above ... Another view from above ... Closeup of seat ... Lower front ... Lower back ... From below ... Closeup of front wheels ... Closeup of rear wheels ... With a soda can for scale.

Chrome desk lampThis is a decorative chrome can light with a white glass globe. There is a switch in the cord, and the globe lifts off to change the bulb. It is about 12 1/2" high, with a can about 4 1/2" in diameter and a 7" globe. These original lamps were made in the late 1960's and early 70's. It is in very good, working condition, with some small discolored spots on the chrome. The price is $65.00. Inventory Code: ATWT.   Chrome desk lamp.

Salt and pepperThis is a salt and pepper set decorated with shells and coral. They are finished with a light coat of varnish, and are in excellent condition, with a few small chips, but no missing pieces. They are from the 1950's or 60's and are each 4" high by 3" in diameter. The price of the set is $45.00. Inventory Code: ATHH.   Shell covered salt and pepper shakers ... Another view ... From above.

This is a oil painting on canvas by the late Martin Zipin. The subject is a carnival barker or ticket taker. It was done in the early 1960's and is in excellent condition. The overall size including the frame is 32" by 18 5/8". The size of the image is 26 1/2 by 13". The price is $3500.00. Inventory Code: KPPC.   Image.

Miniature rocking chairMiniature chairNext are two matching miniature rustic chairs. They are made from twigs with the bark partly removed and scrap wood, probably from the 1950's or 60's. They are in very good condition with minor wear. The straight chair stands 3 3/4" high by 2" wide by 2 3/4" deep. There seems to be a number or word carved very faintly into the seat, but we can't make it out. The rocking chair measures 3 3/4" high by 2" wide by 4 1/4" deep. The price for the pair is $95.00 Inventory Code: TKHC.   Straight chair:   Miniature straight chair ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.
Rocking chair:   Miniature rocking chair ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... Both chairs together ... With a soda can for scale.

Some much larger photos:   Straight chair:   Miniature rustic chair ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... With a soda can for scale.
Rocking chair:   Miniature rocking chair ... Side and back views ... From above and below ... Both chairs together ... With a soda can for scale.

Mid-century modern enameled plaqueThis is a colorful Mid-Century modern style enameled plaque set in a frame cut from a single piece of wood. It has geometric squares and circles of white on a red background highlighted with spatterings of white throughout. There may be a signature in the corner, we are not sure. The plaque itself is about 5 1/2" by 8", and the frame is just under 9 1/2" by 12" by 1/2" thick. Overall it is in very good condition with some slight crazing to the enamel work. It was probably made around the 1950's or 60's. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: CWSO.   Mid-century modern enameled plaque ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Mid-century modern enameled plaque ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

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