Magical Merlin’s Treasures

Christine Blaus

“Thanks for checking out my booth.  I’m Christine the owner of “Magical Merlin’s Treasures”.  Merlin is my pup.  I have been a buyer and seller of antiques since the age of 9……so for a very long time! (although I myself am not yet an antique, I have spent my entire life in this business).  I am also a collector.  My collection, like the items I sell, tends to focus of one-of-a-kind items or items that are extremely rare and difficult to find.  If you see anything you like, I encourage you to call me as everything is negotiable!  Preferred payment method is E-transfer.   Happy shopping.”

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(416) 704-4228

cblaus@portcreditlaw.com

Etobicoke, ON
Canada

1.  Pair of Early 1960’s Czechoslovakian Table Lamps

Item Price: $750.00 for the pair

Item Description: Ornate table lamps from Czechoslovakia, purchased in 1961 (by original owner) in Toronto, for $375.00. Brass colored bases with frosted glass globes that have diamond glass medallions. There is no maker’s mark. Both lamps are working. There are no cracks, no repairs, no restorations – everything is original. Height = 24 inches. Base is 7 3/4 inches x 7 3/4 inches.  Asking $750.00 for the pair.

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2.  Four 1940’s Oak and Leather Chairs

Item Price: $460.00 for the 4

Item Description: These are four oak chairs from the 1940’s. The seats, the backs and the top part of the chairs are covered in original black leather (all in good shape – no cracking, no repairs and no tears). The leather is affixed with original brass tacks. There is no makers mark on any of the chairs. Height to seat = 18 inches, Depth = 18″, seat width = 18 1/2 inches and height of the chair is 34″. The chairs fit to any standard height tables.  Asking $460 for the four. 

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3.  Early 1960’s Czechoslovakian Table Lamp

Item Price: $825

Item Description: An ornate, hard to find Czechoslovakian table lamp with frosted glass shade adorned with colored glass medallions along with multi-colored glass crystals (one small bead has a tiny chip) (this style is often found on 1940’s Czech lamps). The base is a brass colored metal. There is no makers mark on the lamp. It was purchased in 1961 (by the original owner) in Toronto for $400.00. The lamp is working, in all original condition – no cracks, no repairs, no restorations. Height = 36 inches; shade is 14 inches at its widest; base is 10 inches x 10 inches.  Asking $825.

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4.  Air France Boeing 707 Large Scale Display Model

Item Price: $750

Item Description: This is a large scale display metal model of an Air France Boeing 707 Intercontinental aircraft. These models were usually used as advertising for the airline and could be found at airports, in travel agencies or in the office of an Air France executive. It is in good condition and shows well. There are a few minor surface scratches and some paint wear on the nose. It is all original on its original cast stand. Length = 27″, Width = 27″ (wing span), Height = 11 inches. This is an awesome display piece.  Asking $750.

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5.  1950’s Original Barbara Ann Scott Skater Doll in Original Box

Item Price: $695

Item Description: This is a 1950’s original Barbara Ann Scott doll, made by the Reliable Toy Co. Canada. She is a 15″ composition doll with sleeping blue eyes (that open and close) and open mouth with teeth. Face shows some crazing and cracking as do the fingers on the left hand. She has all original clothing including a red velveteen skating costume with matching cap both trimmed with maribou feathers along with original skates. Her honey blonde mohair wig is original. She is in the original box (which shows some wear but is all there). Overall good condition considering these are rarely found with their original box and all original pieces. Asking $695.00.

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6.  Early 1950’s Double Gooseneck Tulip Lamp

Item Price: $895

Item Description: This gooseneck lamp, in the form of a tulip, can be used in full upright tulip position or can be positioned for reading or for spot illumination. It is ideal for over the bed as each lamp bends to the required position and gives off excellent lighting. The green metal shades highlight the tulips and balance out with the same green on the leaves. The lamp is in working condition. Issues: a small piece of brass plating is rubbed off on the base and one of the leaves is loose from the base (once the lamp is placed, the leaf doesn’t affect its integrity – it can be repaired, but is not necessary). There is no makers mark on the lamp. Owner purchased the lamp in 1954. Asking $895.00.

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7.  Three Moroccan Style 1960’s Bar Lights

Item Price: $475.00 for All

Item Description: These lights have a brass colored metal case, each light with four glass panels that have a stained glass or Moroccan style. Glass panels are in perfect condition. All lights are in good working order and ready to hang. Height = 12 inches, Width = 5 inches.
Asking $475.00 for the 3 lights.

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8.  Balloon Back chair

Item Price: $65

Item Description: Chair appears to be a cherry wood and has a tapestry seat. It is in good condition with no repairs and no damage. Height = 35″, Width = 17″ and Depth = 14″. Asking $65.00.

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9.  Pair of 1960’s Spaghetti Swag Lights

Item Price: $225.00 for the pair

Item Description: Pair of 1960’s multi-color hanging spaghetti swag lights with ribbon lucite around each light. Please see the photo of the lights lit up as they best show the colors. Lights are in good working condition. One light has a two inch crack in the lucite – it is not visible when hanging (either lit or unlit) – the crack does not affect the appearance or functionality. Asking $225.00 for the pair.

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10.  1938 First Edition J. Edgar Hoover “Persons in Hiding” Book

Item Price: $175

Item Description: This is a first edition, 1938 original book by J. Edgar Hoover (signed copy), Boston, Little, Brown and Company. The book is in publishers black cloth, lettered in yellow. There is some foxing and some soiling, but overall in fair condition. An excellent copy for someone starting to collect first edition books. There is some damage to about 1 1/4 inches of the outside binding at the bottom back of the book – doesn’t show when exhibited. The book is inscribed in J. Edgar Hoover’s handwriting ” To Anna B. Cammerer To a real friend of the g men” with inscription dated 2/2/38 (the book was published in February 1939, so this is an early copy). Asking $175.00.

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11.  1950’s Disney’s Jiminy Cricket tin toy windup

Item Price: $195

Item Description: 1950’s Walt Disney Productions authorized, 6″ Jiminy Cricket hopping tin windup toy made by Linemar. Comes with original key, works fine and shows well. Tin lithograph has bright colors and is all original including original umbrella. A fun piece. Asking $195.00.

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12.  1781 Silver Half-Hunter Pocket Watch With Chain and Key

Item Price: $225

Item Description: This is a silver, half-hunter pocket watch, marked with a left-facing walking lion, an anchor and the letter “i”, making it 925/1000 silver, made in Birmingham England in 1781. There is no makers mark – the back of the watch showing the inner workings has not been opened. The outer lid of the case has the hours marked in blue enamel and the back is engraved and has the name “S.R. Oakley 1884”. The face dial is crisp white and has a faint hairline crack. The watch is working and comes with a chain – clasp of the chain that is attached to the watch, is marked “Nickel Silver” – chain doesn’t appear to be silver. Original key. A hard to find watch. Asking $225.00.

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13.  CPR/HLP Railroad Signal Lantern Lamp

Item Price: $310

Item Description: An original CPR (door is stamped) caboose signal lamp from the Hiram L. Piper Co. Ltd. (a Canadian division of Adlake Co.). Has 4 glass lenses (all in excellent condition) – 3 blue and 1 red. The Lamp is in excellent condition with original wick in glass housing on the inside. No damage, all original. Asking $310.00.

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14.  Black Forest Mantle Clock with Grande Sonnerie Chimes

Item Price: $195

Item Description: A German Black Forest clock from the Black Forest Clock Co., Toronto. Walnut case. Brass 8 day pendulum movement with original key. Working. This has a Grande Sonnerie striking mechanism, which means there is more than one chime. Chime can be set to Westminster, Whittington or St. Michaels chimes. Case is in good condition. Asking $195.00.  

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15.  Bill Clinton “My Life” First Edition, Signed Book

Item Price: $260

Item Description: This book was signed by Bill Clinton on August 5, 2004 at his only Canadian appearance at Indigo Books (leaflet and receipts are included). President Clinton signed on the title page. There is no inscription to anyone. This first edition has the error on page iv (in Acknowledgments) which reads “failure” but should have been “failures”. Complete with dust jacket. No condition issues. Asking $260.00.

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