Thursday, November 30, 2006

Would you like some candy

A great tin of candy from a fellow Japanese Collector of Advertising Figures.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

New Hep

Here's a coupon to help get that fire burning.That's right a whole 8 cents no thanks needed

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Back Jack

Seems like a Fast Food week here at the Ranch so how about some more? Way back before Jack came back they gave out these great autograph postcards from the big stars of the day.

Check those menus out they had not even invented the Jumbo Jack yet but they did have Jack Cola. I also want to know what a Bonus Burger was? Thanks for dropping by please driving forward.

Monday, November 27, 2006


1963 table top calendar for Carls. This was when they were using the shooting star version of their character logo.

They have some great pictures of the early days on their website

Friday, November 24, 2006


just a nice pic of Bobs I found online for today.

Thursday, November 23, 2006


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Vintage Webers Open Sign for Thanksgiving featuring Charlie Brown.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Here Piggy Piggy

As promised another Piggy bank from my advertising collection. This guy is Meaty Mike and he also is a character for a feed company. His company was Golden Sun Feed which you can see on his hat.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Pig Out

Vintage Ernie Pig Advertising Bank for GTA feed. The product he is holding is called Lit-O-Bit. At his side is a football and his helmet. Stay tuned tomorrow for another swine bank. Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, November 20, 2006


Nice little award piece given out to Yo-Yo contest winners from the the Duncan Yo-Yo company. They had the yo-yo man for their spokesman. They also had another version of with a Yo-Yo head which showed up on some of the instruction booklets and trophys.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Food is Fun

Happy Friday everyone! Last night while trying to organize one area of the garage I came across these two cookbooks. I remember finding the first one and bought it for some reason. I don't collect cookbooks but do have a few with Ad Figures on them. One day months later I found a second Food is Fun cookbook but with a different cover. Inside they are the same so I wonder why they changed the cover? One guess is they wanted a family feel to the book so the replaced the scary single lady with a Ethel Mertz looking lady and her one dimensional family peeking around the corner. Thanks for dropping by Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Vintage slide of a carnival punk booth. Looks who's there the Marlboro man.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Out of this World Thanks!!!

Today I would like to send out a Big Tikiranch Thanks to Bertha.

She sent me these two new cards for my space themed greeting card collection. What a thoughtful thing to do so I wanted to say Thanks and share them with everyone today.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Clean and Simple

Vintage can (yes can) of Wisk laundry deturgent. No huge mega plastic bottles back then, all great washing products came in metal containers. Great graphics with just 4 bold colors. I wonder how many loads you could get out of a can like this? Thanks for dropping by everyone.

Friday, November 10, 2006

It's Magic

The Magic Chef store display figure used in stores to promote the appliances, His hand has a slot in it so he could hold advertisiments or maybe specials signs. The piece is about 28 inches tall and made of paper mache and plaster. The construction is very good which I realized when for some unkown reason ours took a header of the top off our fridge onto the floor. Not to worry he only suffered some cracks to the top of his hat thankfully.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Are you Reddy

Over the years I have kept quite a few Reddy Kilowatt illustrations. Most were from the electric bills they sent out but they were also in many magazines and promotional materials. Here are some scans of a few.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Western Wear

Here is a neat little advertising figure I found for a Western Wear Company in Denver. When I first found it I thought it was just one of those childrens craft project with the Walnut Head. The piece was some sort of promo for the Rockmount Ranch Wear Company. The whole body is made of small diecut pieces of thick leather. These must have takes quite a while to assemble with as many pieces as there are. Seeing a piece like this reminds me how companies went out of there way to promote themselves with interesting giveaways back then.

Have a super day ya all.............

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Painter

Hello everyone has it been a week already? time to get back to blogging. Today's post is a color snapshot I kept when going thru a box of photos I found a month ago. The image was good as is but the writing on the back makes it even better.

Have a great day and thanks for dropping back by.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Guest Blogging at Swapatorium

Hello everyone! Today I am a guest blogger over at swapatorium. Please drop on by and check it out.