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Arcane Objects sells unique vintage and antique items, vintage technology and goods with a highly curated sensibility.
typewriters, vintage cameras, antique photography equipment, mid-century art, dictaphones, phonographs, record players, opera glasses, antique binoculars, phrenology heads, vintage inkwell, pen set, feather pen set, aeronautical reproductions, hot air balloon model, Native American artifacts, military trench art, vintage military items, steiff puppets, puppets, vintage ceramics, antique kinetic toys, optical toys, vintage games, antique medicine bottles, poison bottles, antique eyeglasses, compasses, pull-down maps
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ARCANE OBJECTS

Purveyors of fine antiques, inspired vintage and curated goods.

Typewriters are our specialty

WE BUY AND SELL OBSOLETE BUT BEAUTIFUL TECHNOLOGY

This includes typewriters, phonographs, gramophones, speakers, motion picture cameras & projectors, vintage and antique cameras and equipment, wax cylinder dictaphones, magic lanterns and anything with a lens.

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Aeronautical objects

WE SELL UNIQUE ANTIQUES & VINTAGE INSPIRED GOODS

Arcane Objects sells unique vintage, antique items and goods with a highly curated sensibility. Among our “objects arcane” are newly created items and toys that reflect a sense of the past.

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  • Vintage Kodak Stereo Camera
    Vintage Kodak Stereo Camera

    Our newest Etsy listing is the Kodak Stereo Camera was a 35mm film stereo camera produced by the Eastman Kodak Company between 1954 and 1959. This camera has two lenses to take twin shots of scenes. These stereo images were meant to be shown on......

  • Ray Bradbury Quote
    Ray Bradbury on Writing

    A fantastic quote from one of our favorite fantasy authors. (That’s one of our typewriters in the background.) Feel free to share! It's always nice to Share....

  • brass-microscope
    Antique Brass Student Microscope with box

    Our newest Etsy listing is an antique brass microscope – unmarked but appears to be from about 1910. It comes with a wooden box and some interesting ephemera. Included are a lens cleaning cloth from Anderson & Anderson Opticians and a clipping with fabulous “Turn......

MORE OF WHAT WE SELL

Objects we carry include: phrenology heads, and inkwells, Native American artifacts, military trench art, vintage military items, puppets, vintage ceramics, vintage kinetic & optical toys, vintage games, antique medicine and poison bottles, antique eyeglasses, compasses and vintage pull-down maps. New to the Etsy store will be vintage pipes and ties.

We carry antique reproductions such as Hot Air Balloon models, gorgeous pen & ink sets, paper parasols, model ships and much more. We also like anything aeronautical and anything with a lens! For more info on what we may have in stock, check out our Shop page.

Bausch & Lomb Microscope
Arcane Objects booth at a street fair.

WHERE WE SELL

We currently sell at antique faires and some events and street fairs in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We occasionally sell on eBay as well. We’ve listed some items on our Etsy store.Visit our blog to see what we’ve listed. You can also see some of our antique reproduction items for sale on our Shop page.

 

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