Friday, March 30, 2007

Our Lady

I am always happy to find old paper with great ad characters on them. The price is usually affordable and you never know what will turn up in that pile or box of old stuff. Perging an old filing cabinet that was out in our old garage I came across this piece I had stashed away too long ago.

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for dropping by.....

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Freddie Girl

One more little Funny Face piece I have

Friday, March 23, 2007

Stick to Elmers

Found a little stack of theses Elmers Glue stickers featuring Elmer himself.

I wonder if Elsie ever got jealous of his glue fame?

I'm sure Mr. Ed wasn't......

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Funny Faces

It always seems I start small collection of things ( like I don't have enough already). I have a few of these and pick them up when the price is too low to pass on, usually 1-5 dollars. Here is one from my small collection.

Monday, March 19, 2007

71 Take Out

A few Happy customers after picking up some Carl's Jr to go.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Mocha Boy #3


Today rounds out my Big Boy coffee can collection with the final can I have. This one is very similar to to number 2 with only a few changes. This can has the updated running Bobs Big boy character logo. The copyrite folks also must have decided that "boy" needed to be changed to "Boy" and then they added the registered "®" to it also. I am always looking for different can and wonder if in other parts of the states there might be other versions so the hunt continues. Thanks again for dropping by!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Mocha boy #2

Continuing with my Mocha boy coffee cans is the second version they produced.

This version has good ole Bob right there on the can not just a small graphic on the lid. This is my favorite can of the three with a great graphic of Bob holding the famous double decker. This can has the sealed top that you had to use a can opener to open and a removable plastic lid to keep the grounds fresh. I was lucky to find this can unopened and full of coffee, just in case I need a vintage coffee fix. If you missed the first can post head over to swapatorium and check out Mondays post. Have a great day see you all tomorrow.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Guest Blogging at Swapatorium

Hello everyone! Today I am a guest blogger over at swapatorium. Angelica has a wonderful blog and was one of the reasons I started up Tikranch. Please drop on by and check it out.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Jack and Bingo

Nice little Cracker Jack tin fold over pin my friend Jason found for me today at the junk swap. Thank you!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Lighter Art

Hi Folks late post today but a post non the less.
I am always a sucker for some original artwork and when it is priced right I buy it. I have had this piece for a while and dropped it on the scanner for todays post. I have a few great track home renderings from the late 60's. I will have to dig them out and post them in the future.
Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Plant Power

Wonderful design for this plant feed tablets box.

The bottom pot is dimensional to hold the product.

They sure don't make packaging like they used to.

Early Bob

Today I dug out this matchbook from my Bobs Big Boy collection. You might say "Hey that's not the Bob I know" and you are somewhat correct. This version of Bob was the first they used when they started using him on for advertising. This matchbook is the earliest one I have which shows only 2 locations. I have yet to find a 1 location book but the seach is still on so maybe someday.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Space Juice

Found this great little bottle of Rocket Fuel yesterday.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Are you Reddy?

This was the first advertising nodder I bought when I started to collect advertising figures . I was at the Arizona Toy show and they had another antique show in another building. I was shopping it before the day before the toy show started and came across Reddy on a table full of costume jewelery. At first look I did not even realize that it was Reddy Kilowatt since he usually is not wearing a cowboy hat and western outfit. I aksed the lady how much and she told me $15.00....SOLD. She told me that the only reason she had it was it was she bought some reddy earings and other jewelry from a lady and the nodder came with the deal. I bought it and that was the start of my advertising nodder collection. I have seen over the years that Arizona used Reddy dressed in a cowboy outfit quite a bit in their promotions. Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Fill r Up

This is one of my favorite Advertising nodders "The Phillips 66 Cowboy". Instead of two guns he is holding a pair of gas nozzles at each side. Drop by tomorrow for another advertising nodder you might know.