Cup of Tea?

MARQUIS ETC has a wonderful selection of tea cups and saucers. This is how tea should be served. In a thin, vintage, English bone china cup. Mix and match a selection for your next tea party. Come see what’s new this week at MARQUIS ETC.

A Rare Slice of History


VERY RARE, 1880s, Bullion Exchange Bank Ledger from Carson City, Nevada with nearly 1000 pages of entries. This is an amazing slice of Gold/Silver/Banking history from the Bullion Exchange Bank in Carson City, Nevada. The handwriting is absolutely amazing and the book is 1000 pages and 997 of them are filled out in this stunning calligraphy. So lots and lots of pages which I am assuming may have some famous names and companies written on them if someone were diligent in searching through them. I believe the same individual did all the writing in the book as it is all remarkable. The ledger dates from September 6, 1888 till November 6, 1889. Book itself was produced by Le Count Bros. out of San Francisco, California. They were stationers, lithographers and printers. Book is very legible and easy to read. It is GIGANTIC and VERY HEAVY. It measures 18 by 13 inches and is 4 inches thick. It weighs a whopping 25 lbs. This is a VERY RARE slice of Gold Rush and Silver mining history in Nevada. Available in my ebay store now. Click here to view.

A Small Slice of Aviation History


VERY RARE, 1933, Chicago World's Fair, pocket watch fob or medal. This fob/medal is extremely rare. The only one I can find online anywhere is in the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. One side shows Italo Balbo and the other side shows the Savoia-Marchetti S-55x aircraft. The Savoia-Marchetti S-55x was introduced in 1926 and retired in 1945. The fob measures 1.25 inches in diameter. Very rare piece of Aviation history depicting the voyage from Italy to the Chicago World's Fair, Century of Progress Exposition in 1933. I found the following information online:

In 1933 General Italo Balbo led an armada of 24 Italian hydroplanes from Rome to the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago. It was billed as the “Crociera del Decennale” (i.e. 10th anniversary voyage in English) commemorating 10 years of fascist rule in Italy. This medal was one of several struck to commemorate the flight. Chicago renamed the former 7th Street “Balbo Drive” and staged a great parade in his honor. The Italian Exhibit building was designed in the shape of a giant airplane to tie into the armada flight theme.

Available in my ebay store.
Click here to view.




Come join us for our Labor Day Sale.  The entire store is 20% off today through Labor Day!  Monday, Sept. 3rd (Labor Day).
Shop Hours are Thursdays through Mondays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Please note that we moved in April of this year.  New address is:
           Antiques, Collectibles, Junque
 149 Sacramento St.       Auburn, CA 95603

Good Luck Charms


This little good luck charm is a Victorian, Charivari charm.  It is made out of 800 Silver and a stag antler.  When Austrian men would wear their lederhosen they would wear a charm chain across the front and on that chain would be items like this little Stag Horn charm. These talismans would bring good luck on the hunt.  This antique beauty is available now on my ebay site. Click here to view. 

For my Sweetheart


A piece of jewelry with a history.  Wonderful, Vintage, World War II, Trench Art, UK 3 Pence Coin, Slide Locket, Sweetheart Pendant.  A soldier, in the trenches, made this lovely little locket for his Sweetheart at home.  Many different trench art pieces were made by soldiers out of items they had on hand.  This locket slides open and has a 3 pence coin on both sides.  A little love sent home from a Soldier to his Sweetheart. Available in my ebay store.  Click here to view.

Auburn Co op


This wonderful Auburn event features something for every member of your family and is a great way to support your community and meet up with your friends.  The event features artisans handcrafted wares, gourmet food and drinks from local brewers, distilleries, and farmers, family fun including rock climbing and skate parks, live music and entertainment, and enjoy a stroll through the shops in Old Town.

Co-op is located in Old Town Auburn the 1st Thursday of each month June thru September, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Woof Woof


This little boy is a vintage, Hubley, Cast Iron, Boxer dog.  He is number 307, a large, doorstop size, and very rare.  The Hubley Manufacturing Co., out of Lancaster, PA produced this vintage beauty in the 1930s.  They started making cast iron toys in 1894.  These were made and painted by hand.  He is quieter than most dogs and doesn't eat as much.  This vintage Hubley doorstop is available on my ebay site. Click here to view.

Wild Animal Lovers


Hello Wild Animal Lovers.  This beautiful leopard is part of a 14k Yellow Gold, Diamond, and Emerald necklace, earrings and ring set currently available on my ebay site.  Beautiful set was hand fabricated in South Africa and comes with the original appraisal from 1992 and a current appraisal valuing the set at $20,645.  A perfect gift for the Wild Animal Lover or the girl who has everything.  A real show stopper.  Click here to view on ebay.

Come see what's new this week


Come see what's new this week at MARQUIS ETC.  We are not only an antique store but we have wonderful collectibles like this rare, 2004, porcelain BETTY BOOP collectible.  She is available in our ebay store now.  Click here to go to this listing on ebay.

We are loving our new location in the heart of Old Town Auburn.  We carry antiques, collectibles and good junque.  Come see what's new this week.

Come visit us at our new location

Come visit us at our new location located at 149 Sacramento Street in Old Town Auburn, California.  We have moved 3 blocks away from our old location and we are excited about our new digs.  We have cleaned, painted, designed, and stocked up for our transition.  Although we loved our shop on Commercial Street for the last 10 years, it was time for a change.  We welcome your business Thursdays thru Mondays from 10 to 5.  Open a little later most weekend nights.  What can make a first opening day more special?  A girl's dad driving hours just to show up for the event.  A girl loves her dad.  He is the handsome gent in the photo with me. Come see whats new this week at MARQUIS ETC.