Category Archives: 1950s Era

SOLD! Mid Century Modern Hassock with Storage

I just love this MCM hassock; it reminds me so much of the furniture in both sets of grandparents’ homes when I was growing up.  If I didn’t already have a large house crammed full of too much “stuff” (just … Continue reading

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Book: The Saturday Evening Post Carnival of Humor, 1958

A nostalgic selection of stories and cartoons from 50 years of the Saturday Evening Post. Price: $6.95 plus 5.5% State of Maine sales tax. Condition:  Very good. Location: Heritage Collectibles, Lewiston.  Enter 9 Park Street into your GPS.  Check out … Continue reading

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SOLD! Antique Telephone or Gossip Bench

  This is a nice little gossip bench, reminiscent of the old days when we all had “party lines”.  When we lived in Bryant Pond, my family had the old-fashioned crank (or “ringie-dingie”) phone, that was attached to the wall. … Continue reading

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SOLD! A Wicked Cool Vintage Metal Record Stand

  This vintage record stand came out of an 1800s home in Auburn, and man is it wicked cool in that retro, Mid Century Modern kind of way!  We love the lattice work top, and the way it holds records … Continue reading

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Partial Rolls of Retro Wallpaper

  So here’s a bunch of vintage wallpaper.  We have no idea what you can do with it (crafts?, inside a closet?), but man, some of these patterns are very cool.  And very outdated.  Take a look!  (Yellow does appear … Continue reading

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SOLD! Mid Century Modern Couch and Two Chairs

  We recently acquired this wonderful Mid Century Modern couch and two matching chairs via a house clean out.  The frames are in great condition although the cushions need to be completely recovered… the fabric’s in pretty sad shape. If … Continue reading

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SOLD! Vintage Child’s Easel Style Double Chalkboard

  With a little bit of cleaning up, this vintage double-sided green chalkboard (similar to the one I spent hours drawing on as a child, but much larger!) would be great fun for any kid!  Or two kids playing at … Continue reading

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SOLD! Retro Bullet-Style Chandelier

This is a very cool retro chandelier, probably from the 1950s-1960s.  John searched extensively for a similar one that had either been sold or was for sale, and couldn’t find one, so we could only guess. Condition: Very good.  Each of the … Continue reading

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SOLD! A Big Chunk of the History of Westbrook, Maine – S D Warren Paper Mill’s Centennial

Westbrook area citizens know how important the S D Warren paper mill (now owned by SAPPI) has been to the community…. at one time the mill employed over 3,000 workers. The May 19, 1954 issue of the Westbrook American devoted … Continue reading

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“Mutual Moments” – 19 Newsletters Dated 1947-1957 from What is Now Known as Mutual of Omaha

Dating back to 1947, these 19 separate newsletters from the Mutual Benefit Health and Accident Association of Omaha, Nebraska are a fun mix of data, jokes, letters to the company, data and other facts & figures! The newsletters apparently were … Continue reading

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