Antique Milk or Cream can

Antique Milk or Cream can
Antique Milk or Cream can
Retail Price: $120.00
Our Price: $49.95
You save: $70.05

Antique Milk or Cream Can

Milk and cream cans are some of the most common dairy antiques. Until the adoption of farm bulk tanks and tanker trucks in the 1940's and 50's milk was stored cooled and transported in cans.

Cream cans were smaller then milk cans since the cream was a more concentrated product. Cream cans came in 4 8 10 and 12 quart sizes. The lids were usually held on by a chain and some lids were designed to force the air out of the can to keep the cream from churning into butter during shipment. The cream can on auction is a 4 quart can. It is stamped with only G S. We believe this was a Golden State cream can.


  • Dimension; 13" tall 3.5" 6 1/4" round at the base tapering to 4" at the top.
  • Condition; FAIR to GOOD Some scratches dents and rust no holes.

Many photos showing all sides and top. This is a nice cream can that is still able to hold liquids. Has minor dents on can and lid.

Vintage Avon Ruby Red Bud Vase COTILLION Cologne Vase

Vintage Avon Ruby Red Bud Vase COTILLION Cologne Vase
Vintage Avon Ruby Red Bud Vase COTILLION Cologne Vase
Retail Price: $20.00
Our Price: $17.95
You save: $2.05

This Avon vase is in their ruby red color. The exterior panel is like a vine winding its way along the largest part of the vase towards the mouth. This vintage Ruby Bud Vase still has a drop of Cotillion Cologne and the stopper still has it's cork.

Cotillion Cologne by Avon is a Oriental Floral fragrance for women. Cotillion Cologne was launched in 1934. The fragrance features floral notes, spices and sandalowood.

This item is used and to preserve the Cotillion Cologne, the inside was not washed out.

  • Measures: 7.5" tall and 1.75" in diameter across the base. Mouth Diameter: 1/2"
  • It is in perfect condition and still wears its Avon sticker on its base.
  • It does not have the original box.
  • Smoke House Padlock – M W & Co

    Smoke House Padlock - M W & Co
    This is a nice relic from the gold rush days! I think collectors call this type of wrought iron lever lock a "smokehouse lock" or "smokie". The M.W. & Co. mark on the brass drop (keyhole cover) is that of Mallory, Wheeler & Company of New Haven, Connecticut. c. 1865-1910, the largest manufacturer of padlocks during that era. Apx. 3" high by 2 1/8" wide, Iron Case, Iron shackle. Found in Red Rover Canyon, Acton California. This old lock looks like it was preyed open with the shackle bent off slightly to one side and frozen in time where it laid. found in the late 1990's encrusted in rust and dirt, no longer working to keep valuables safe. One has to wonder what this lock held safe in it days! A door to a mine! Perhaps a strong box full of gold! It will cost be more to ship this item then it will fetch so placed here in auction to see what interests are out there.

    Littlejohn Dairy Baldwin Park California

    Antique Milk Bottle
    Antique Milk Bottle
    Current Bid
    Auction Open

    Milk Bottle Littlejohn Dairy Baldwin Park California

    Not much can be found about this dairy other than that it was serving school kids milk during the late 30's in Baldwin Park California. Baldwin Park began as part of cattle grazing land belonging to the San Gabriel Mission. It eventually became part of the Rancho Azusa de Dalton and the Rancho La Puente properties. The community became known as Vineland in 1880. By 1906 it changed to Baldwin Park. It was named after Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin. In 1956 Baldwin Park became the 47th incorporated city in the State of California.

    Another dairy that does show during the same time frame was the Milikan Dairy in the same area.

    From the Baldwin Park history..
    "The Milikan Dairy was on Frazier and the schools enjoyed bringing kids to see how their milk was processed from the cow to the bottle. It might sound dull by today's standard but you have to remember that in those days not everybody had a TV and then it was black and white with a nine inch screen."
    This bottle was found during a brush clearance project in 1983 on Bear Mountain above the San Fernando Valley. The facility that was active in the 1930's was a facility that housed minuteman missiles now leased to Los County Fire by the Forest Service called Camp 9.


    • dimension; 9.5" tall 3.5" wide 12" round the middle. Bottle is squire in design with light side seams run from base and end below the top of lip. Smooth base with embossing.
    • Condition; VERY GOOD Some scratches some case ware some minor chips. Hard to find Dairy in any condition. Small chip in the top lip with some case ware. Light purple color to the glass due to exposure to the sun.
    • Purple tint; The light purple tent shows that the bottle was made some time prior to 1915 when most but not all glass companies' ceased using manganese and substituted selenium as the clearing agent. With this and the history of Baldwin Park I would guess the bottle was produced sometime around 1906 to 1915.