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Vintage Religious Collectibles, Rosaries, Crucifixes

We carry a variety of vintage and antique religious collectibles such as rosaries, crucifixes, saint medals and religious jewelry.

Ebony and sterling silver rosary.Ebony and sterling silver rosary.Ebony and sterling silver rosary."Sterling ebony Francs"Engraved "William D. Taylor"Carved beadsSterling silverSterling silver

Vintage rosary made from ebony and sterling silver. Crucifix is engraved "William D. Taylor" on the back. Also reads"Sterling ebony France" below this. Approximately 21 inches long. The crucifix is 2 inches x 1 1/8 inches. $38.00

Ebony/sterling silver rosary.Back of sterling silver crucifixVangeline sterlingCarved beadSterling medalSterling medalSterling crucifix

Vintage sterling silver/ebony rosary. The crucifix on this rosary does not have any wood like the one above and it is engraved "B. D. Taylor". Also is engraved "Vangeline sterling". 21 inches long. $42.00

Vintage Holy CrossBack of Holy Cross pin/broochClose-up of clear rhinestones

Vintage black glass Holy Cross pin/brooch with five clear rhinestones and gold tone metal back. It is 3 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide. $29.95


Vintage wooden crucifix with brass Jesus. Surrounded by four angels. Measures 13 1/2 inches tall and 10 1/8 inches wide. Has a loop at the top for hanging on your wall. $125.00


Gilded Florentine wooden ramed picture of Jesus and The Lord's PrayerGilded Florentine wooden ramed picture of Jesus and The Lord's Prayer

Gilded Florentine wooden ramed picture of Jesus and The Lord's Prayer decorated frameGilded Florentine wooden ramed picture of Jesus and The Lord's Prayer open back sideClose up of Lord's prayerlose up of decorated frameHardened matter on frameSpine of frame

This Florentine gilded, wooden framed Lord's prayer and image of Jesus are applied decoupage style. Made in Italy. Measures 7 1/8 inches x 5 3/8 inches closed and 10 7/8 inches x 7 1/8 inches open. At the bottom on the Lord's Prayer, it reads "mod. 4C" at the left hand corner and "Made in Italy" in the right hand corner. Please note photo of small hardened substance on back of this item. I'm not sure what it is but I didn't want to damage this lovely Florentine by scraping the frame. Excellent condition. 75.00

Handpainted and hand carved old wooden statue of Mary holding baby Jesus. Stands 15 7/8 inches tall, and 5 7/8 inches wide. The base is 3 3/4" square. There are a few small chips of paint missing, mostly on the back of Mary. $225.00


Antique 1927  trifold fan from with Mary holding Baby JesusBack of fanSweeney-Phillips logoPatent stampClose-up of Mary and JesusClose-up of scratchClose-up or Mary and Jesus' facesPhotograph of trifold fan in closed position

This is an antique cardboard trifold fan from a Sweeney-Phillips Funeral Home that I believe was located in Missouri. The middle panel depicts Mary holding the Baby Jesus under a tree of pink roses. The two side panels are decorated with two baby Angels and white lilies. The fan is 8 1/2 inches tall and 6 inches wide when closed. It is about 12 3/4 inches wide when opened. The only flaw is a light scratch across the right leg and left foot of the Baby Jesus (see photo). Beautifully colored! The patent for this fan was applied for on May 5th, 1927. $98.00 Free shipping!   

A. Birembaux statue of JesusA. Birembaux statue of JesusA. Birembaux statue of Jesus close-upA. Birembaux statue of Jesus markings"A. Birembaux"Base

Vintage statue of Jesus bearing cross. I believe the statue is made of a white metal and gilded.There is a little base metal showing through on the head and face of Jesus. The base is, I believe, a plastic faux marble (looks good) or celluloid and the bottom is covered with a sheet of black plastic. On the side of the base is written, " Made in Belgium, A. Birembaux". It measures 4 5/8 inches x 2 7/8 inches and is 5 inches tall. $95.00


This beautiful framed print of the Mother of Perpetual Help comes from the Redemptorist Fathers of Liguori Missouri, the custodians of this shrine. The frame is 9 1/4 inches wide by 12 inches tall. The print is 7 3/4 inches by 10 1/2 inches inside the borders of the frame. The colors in the print are richer than in my photos. The frame is original and made of wood. It is in excellent condition except for the paper backing which has began to separate due to age. $75.00 Sold!

24K gold plated religious medal24K gold plated religious medal

Vintage 24K gold plated Italian religious medal. Has image of The Virgin Mary holding Baby Jesus. Back of medal translated reads "This subject has been made with gold plated 24 KT ". Also marked with "RR". Measures 1 1/2 inches x 1 inch. $24.95