Monday, September 28, 2009

More Thanks

Thanks go out to David for the multi colored glitter container, it will go great with my glitter spray cans.

Check out the dispensing top, it looks like a bank safe.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday find

Dated 1963-64 on back

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A few Thanks

When you have been going to the same shows,swaps,fleas and sales for as many years as I have you get to know everyone who does the same. I have a great group of fellow collector and friends out there which make the whole adventure that much more fun. The thrill of the hunt and stories of who got what or who missed that are told all thru the morning as we all pass each other while running around in the pre-morning darkness looking for that killer find either for ourselves or a potential buyer down the road. I look back at the past 27 years and man there were some great things found by everyone over the years. I think sometimes that we all have a lucky streak here and there which makes most of us happy for our finds and also for a fellow collectors score. The fact that everyone gets a find out there shopping keeps us all heading out at the crack of dawn every weekend. The next few days I want to thanks a few friend for small gifts the have found for me.

Thanks Eric for this Rocket card

Thanks Dan & Steve for these Space cards

Monday, September 21, 2009

Up Up and Away

Found at a garage sale down the street a few weeks ago. The seller told me it was her uncle Clyde and he never married.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Classic vs Plastic

Vintage Holiday Inn postcard

The sign was all they needed to show.

The latest version

Wow what a great design update !!!!


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Shopping Saturday

Today I took a few shots of what turned up out there shopping the swap and a garage sale this morning.

2 Witco Tiki Lamps with shades, 4 small metal storage drawers, early tin lunchbox,1 bank money bag, 2 old (and musty smelling) Cunard line ship blankets, Bullwinkle,Rocky and Mr. Peabody Tie holder( too bad there was some damage), A lighthouse cleanser can (check the slogan), old JC Higgins tackle box with fishing gear inside, Vintage wall clock and a great wooden shipping box to put it all in.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Hot Rod Case

Found this amazing decal adorned suitcase at the show on Sunday.

This is the my favorite

Love that atomic bomb cloud in any logo.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Crate Invasion

A week ago I was able to buy a collection of crates from a fellow dealer. He hit up a local estate sale and ended up with over 100 crates. I put in a call and was able to get a good portion of them. Last night I got them out of the van and put them out for a 11:00 pm moonlight shot.

I am ready if we get a freak snow storm and need some wood for the fireplace.

Thanks Jim!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Look Inside

A peek inside the front door of our place

When we moved in we moved Bob all over the house to find the best place. I made a rolling frame to make it easier and the last place we tried was inside the front door alcove. As you can see he just fit with a few inches to spare. I would have had a problem if he was the burger holding version. Its funny when people come to the door and there's a giant Big Boy smiling at them, but some don't seem to notice. Very Hot today and the past few days which makes putting things off that more blog posts.