Weekend Finds: A Handful of Smalls

While Austin was hauling around a taxidermy turtle and monkey fur at the tag sale Saturday morning, I picked up a few not quite as unique things myself. My finds were all small and mostly holiday themed.

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First up is this 1950s plastic Santa. He has a cute fuzzy beard and is about 5″ tall. He could be hung up by his string or used as a toy rattle for a child. It is filled with small clear looking rocks that I can see by peeking in the hole in the top of his head.

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I found this Willson Goggles hinged tin for $1.00. I thought it would work great to store some small finds in. It dates from between 1929-1936 when the company changed its name to Willson Products, Inc.

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This tin pecking chicken is missing its key to make it move, but I thought it would look adorable sitting out for Easter.

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This last find was my favorite of the morning and it was only priced $3.00. Yes! It’s a circa 1920s made in Japan figural lamp shaped like a frog. The paint is in pretty good shape for its age. When I found it I wondered what the other light bulbs in the set would have looked like and luckily I was able to find this image. This set is not an exact match but it helps to show the wide range of objects that would be grouped together and strung on a Christmas tree.

From left to right is a monkey, fish, strawberry, pine cone, banana, frog, Santa, and a bird. So now the search is on.

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