This attractive ceramic vase features an orange-brown glaze and geometric patterns and is a nice size for a desk otherwise cluttered with paperwork and several months’ worth of sticky notes. You might as well have one little corner for civilization. Measures approximately 6”-high.
42939-1. There’s something very Miss Havisham about this piano—with lovely wood that must have been dazzling when new, and with its classical lyre-styled pedal mount, the grand old era from which it came remains visible despite the nicks and scratches of time. The story of the Erard company is as fascinating as its creations (really, Google it when you can), and if we’re reading the internal numeral correctly, this piece may be from between 1840 – 1875. Serial#: 14833. We also know that the German Schimmel company bought the Erard name in the 20th century.
42097-2. Shiny as the patent leather shoes on your nightmare childhood piano teacher, this sleek black Horugel upright piano delivers big sound in a relatively small package. Measures 59” x 2’ x 46”H. Bench (ID# 42068-15) sold separately.
43090-31. Max Fischer, Steve Zissou, Gustav H., and Jeff Goldblum enter a room with one old world travel trunk that has brass fittings and leather side handles. No one’s name is on the trunk, and no one seems to be coming for it. Who gets it? Measures 17 x 31 x 20”H
43031-7. You’ve seen them on the tee-vee, and you’ve seen them on the sidelines, and now you, yes you, can have your very own rolling beverage chiller in an alluring (or alarming) highlighter yellow! You certainly won’t lose it in the crowd. Just add ice! Measures 22”-diameter x 37”-high.
41483-19 and -20. One of the highlights of any good high lat machine is being able to say, “Hi, lats!” to the bulging muscles you get from it (say that in a Southern accent for extra fun and confusion).
Regardless of where you fall on the great pop vs. soda terminology divide (sodapop, anyone?), we’ve now got you covered and then some. Customers have been asking for some type of drinks machine in the Surplus Store—we’ve heard you, and we are now happy to offer a vending machine that offers soda, pop, water, juice, and energy drinks. The vending machine accepts both cash and debit/credit cards. Automatic for the people, yo.
43100-2. I’ve often wondered if the person who invented the upright piano made a fortune. I hope so, and I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall the day that idea struck—“Hey, what if we just turned all this stuff downward?” If nothing else, I hope she or he got free hootch in every old west saloon from here to the Mississippi. Serial # 221029.
Update: While there is some disagreement on the Interwebs, it appears the winner is one John Isaac Hawkins of Philadelphia at the beginning of the 19th century. Bravo!
House set: $20.00; Party Ware set: $30.00; Dolls: $10.00 each
Little Tykes Toddle Toy Family House set, Little Tykes Party Ware set, 14” Love Me Baby dolls by Lovee Doll. Okay, I have to admit, I had to look up the Lovee Doll & Toy Company because I couldn’t believe it was real. Not only was it a real company, it STILL is, somewhere in NYC and somehow without its own website, which: interesting. These boxed gems appear to be from the 1970s or ‘80s, and we know some adults who would get a kick out of owning these, which: also interesting.
43090-17. True story, when I was a kid my latch-key friends and I would strap on our roller skates and play Ice Capades (kids, ask your folks). If we had known how to get our hands on a snazzy bright blue metal spotlight like this beauty, we probably could have been the next Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner of Mission, Kansas. Marked “Transmatic.”