John Coker, LTD - Est. 1971

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The Colton map series are regarded as some of the most accurate of American maps of the world. They were colored in borders of countries and the historical changes of boundaries make these interesting to viewers today.
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Unmarked but probably Sterling, this pin has well detailed and engraved thistles in full bloom. The quality of this pin is evident from the weight and the design is unbelievably minute. The border of the square shaped pin is well detailed and the effect is one of very much quality. No makers mark or stamp, but probably American in the 1950s.
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In the 40s everybody used colonial themed silhouettes in their residences as decoration. There was a nostalgia for things the way they used to be and these depicted a time when we were not rushed hurried or stressed out. The color of these could not be better and the back of one has Series No. 613 Landscape by Benton Glass Picture Co from Cleveland Ohio. The ladies and gentlemens clothing is a good colonial image of nostalgia.
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A Vertically Striped book match holder made by Tiffanys the slim elegance of this piece makes an interest for modern use and not making a mark in a vest or pants pocket.
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I am not really in the know about different bird species, this appears to be a yellow finch or some cousin to it. Two birds are shown on a single green strand of plant. The image is from the 19th century, there are no names or titles on the base and the condition of the paper is good but does show some foxing. The two birds are watercolored on top of the regular print and the appeal is undeniable. The birds are shown in profile with their feet clutching the branch and their wing feathers are well detailed. This probably dates to the 1850-70 period and the frame is the original leaf cornered walnut frame with carving between the leaves on the sides. Even the glass in the frame is in good condition with the old wavy bubbly surface.
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Most collectors love the curved glass silhouettes from the 1950s. The costumes of the colonial era are unique and the glasses have black painted chairs, settees and flowers as designs on the outwardly bowed glass.
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Around 1900, stylish ladies used shells in various forms of accessory. This shell either miniature or change purse is hinged, has a chain, painting in enamels on the shell surface and silver plated bands. The shell has an almost abalone surface or finish, and the sides of the purse appear to be a carmel color of leather. This piece is just plain cute, interesting and different. The catch is working perfectly on this piece and is the apparant original. A purse collector would simply adore this.
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Great Art Deco styling to this round faced advertising desk thermometer. Football shaped metal base is attached to round face that has a nice blend of cream and brown shades. Face reads Tel-Tru Room Thermometer and Connery Construction Co, Philadelphia, Pa.. Thermometer works fine. This piece exudes character, the kind of piece that was on your grandparents desks.
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The Augustus Mitchell series of maps shows detailed descriptions of each region showing railroads lakes and the borders were engraved as a flowering vine. The maps show a lack of modern growth.
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The Colton map series are regarded as some of the most accurate of American maps of the world. They were colored in borders of countries and the historical changes of boundaries make these interesting to viewers today.