|WHAT A CONCEPT! A toothpick holder shaped like a corset!!! It must have been controversial because these, especially in blue are quite rare.. The base says
"PATENT APPLD FOR". It is 2" tall, made by Bellaire Goblet ca. 1899. $245
|This precious little guy is named BABY OWL.
He is only 2 1/2" tall and 2" wide & holds your toothpicks
in a jar on his back. Westmoreland made them in the early 1900s and again in the 1950s. Since this one is signed by Westmoreland (see above), it is probably from the later period.
The original is pictured in the Sanfords' Novelty Book. $45
|A wee ribbed vessel in this
fiery opalescent might have come from England. We can't find an American maker. It
is only 2 1/2" tall with 'ribs' surrounding the outside. $36
|The books call this a TROUGH and we think it looks more like a manger. You call it what you want. It is about 3" long & very rare. There is some green and some gold paint remaining.
There is a small 'ding' on one of the feet. Shown in Sanford & Bredehoft pg 238. $295
|PRETTY MAIDEN is the name of this famous 5 1/4" tall toothpick holder.
It has the statue of a girl standing by a large basket; is #749 in Heacock's
1000 Toothpick Holders book and it is shown in Metz II pg 216.
The manufacturer is unknown but it is said to have been made in 1890.
We have one with a 3/4" very flat flake underneath one corner for $55
and one with some base roughness, incl. 3 minor flakes, for $95.
|Barrel on a Stand has some roughness on
It is early Japan. $35
|Daisy & Button - These are shaped like a little ice buckets
with tabs on the sides. They are 2" tall & made by the
Aetna Glass & Manf. Co. ca. 1886.
In blue $56. In amber $48
|HERON is a good guess about this name of this bird. This toothpick holder is not old
but a fun design - made by Summit. $26
|DOG WITH HAT was
made by the Belmont
Glass Co. ca 1885.
|The famous Kewpie dolls are based on comical strip-like
illustrations by Rose O'Neill that appeared in Ladies' Home Journal in 1909.
The small dolls were extremely popular in the early 1900s.
This piece 1 3/4" tall & 1 3/4" wide, depicts Kewpie standing by what was originally a candy container. The base says, "Geo Borgfeldt & Co. N.Y., Kewpie, Reg U. S. Pat. Off., Des. Pat 3650."
& "SERIAL NO. 2882, NET WT 3/4 OZ." $85
|U S Glass Company's
Fleur De Lis ca 1900
4" tall. $50
|CORNUCOPIA vase in
milk glass is 3"tall & has
a little bit of gold left on
it. Maker is unknown;
no damage $55.
|Horseshoe with Clover in milk glass; no gold & no damage on this one. $85|
|PEEK-A-BOO is 3 3/4" tall. It may have been made originally by
National/ McKee or by McKee-Jeannette.
It has been widely reproduced, but this on has the
hollow center of the original issues.
Photos are of the front, close-up and back. $95
|Toy LOVING CUP in clear w/ gold with no damage. 2 1/4" tall by U S Glass Co. c. 1909 $30||
Toy LOVING CUP with excellent
ruby stain & some gold. 2 1/4" tall by
|SQUIRREL salt cellar but shown in toothpick holder books. It is 3 3/4" from the front of the base to the back of his tail. There is one tiny flake under the base edge. $65|
|Monkey on a Stump, a novelty toothpick holder by U S Glass in the late 1880s.
One side shows a monkey clinging to the tree stump & the other side (blue photo)
shows 2 monkeys visiting (or arguing).
In amber $68.
In clear glass, slightly discolored & has a couple of minor flakes, so $45.
In blue $78.
|BUNDLED CIGARS milk glass with some of the gold left on the bundle tie. $45||This style is called a 'sanitary' toothpick. It is a
McKee pattern they named COLONIAL but it is also
known as Lean Queen by collectors.
It was made c. 1910 & is $55.
|This clear toothpick holder with frosted lady called DIANA. It is in the toothpick society book #1011 No damage $37||This vaseline toothpick with a gold top rim is called HUB. In Sanford book II pg 223.
Unattributed & undated. $55
|A quadruple plated
silver toothpick holder #886 in the Nat'l TPH Collector's Society.
c 1900 by
Derby Silver Co. $75
|This is shown in the Canadian Handbook, pattern Northern Star. Crude glass, many bubbles. $35|
|A pink china toothpick with 3 gold feet. It is signed Charles Field Haviland CFOH over GDM mark; France $95||A square white
china toothpick with
gold wheat stalks & 4
gold feet; 4849 $35
|A dainty white
china toothpick with
gold lines & pink &
purple flowers. $35
|This bone china toothpick
is shaped like the trunk of
a tree. It is Royal Worcester. Made in England 3098 $55
|FINECUT “with saucer”; No. 720; originally sold as a cov'd mustard w/ attached underplate but without the lid is considered a toothpick holder. Made by Bruce Bros. pre 1891. They are 3" tall and attached plate is 4 1/2" in diameter. $39 in clear and blue is $75|
|Clear DAISY & BUTTON;
2 5/8” tall; 3 1/2” wide at brim; by Duncan c. 1885;
Straight sides $35
|Blue DAISY & BUTTON; 2 5/8” tall; 3 1/2” wide at brim;
by National/ Rochester ca. 1902; Straight sides. $42
|FINECUT clear band with buckle around top; 2 1/2” tall; 3 1/4” wide; no damage $50|
|THOUSAND EYE in clear; Adams #130 pattern c. 1885; has a chip
on top edge. $25
We have it in blue $75.
|ENGLISH HOBNAIL hat
All over English Hobnail design
with no band. 2 5/8" high 3 3/4"
long brim. By Westmoreland
ca. 1930. $38
|TAPERED BLOCK in clear; 2 1/2” high; 3 1/4” wide; no damage by National Glass Co.
c. 1902 $35
|This blue Threaded type
pattern is called PLUG HAT.
2 1/4” hi x 3” across top.
|This tiny little 2 1/4" tall BIRD BASKET missing its lid
is of undetermined origin
but possibly from 1885.
Sanford/Bredehoft II pg 213.
In amethyst, in might be a repro.
|Known as LOOP FOOTED aka KNOTTY PINE. It has some remaining gold 'knots'. It is the Nat'l Toothpick Holder
Society's #1034. $48