Sunday, December 31, 2006

Sold...cross your fingers

Well guess what great news we got yesterday.
Our house has a buyer !!!!! now the fun part moving.......I think the Giant Rooster will head over to the new backyard first.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

One Present

I just wanted to share with you all the great Advertising Figure my wonderful wife surprised me with this Christmas.

it is a hard vinyl savings bank for Continental Tires. The little guy has tire treads for his hat and jacket.

Thanks Kelly

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday.

Take Care One and All

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Twas the night before

Time to get those last posts off for the holiday season
The remaining seals I had yet to post this month.

I wish you all a great Holiday Eve!
naughty or nice......

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Seasonal Sprays

A few Holiday themed cans from my spray can collection

Friday, December 22, 2006

My New Bike from Santa

Came across these 2 old snaps in the garage last night.

One Happy Kid on Christmas morning.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Santa Town

When away from the north pole Santa stays here

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A Frtios Freebie

What better way to say thanks to all their loyal customers than some free holiday seals with every purchase.

Thanks Frito-Lay! Happy Holidays

Monday, December 18, 2006

Blog on Over

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

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Disneyland Holidays Two

Another vintage Holiday Piece from the park featuring the Big guy.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Holidays at Disneyland

I dug out a few vinatge small Holiday Disneyland posters from the collection we got. Here is one for today

stay tuned Sat and Sun for 2 more.
Happy Holidays everyone......

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Winter Bob

Just shy of a Number One issue but perfect for these Holiday posts.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Stick it

Vintage sheet of those handy xmas seals.
more to come in the following days stay tuned.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Santa Bag

What visit would be complete that a little somthing from the gift shop.

Santas Village gift shop that is.
Vintage bag design from one of the shops.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Van de Kamp's

December 1955 cover of Van de Kamp's Windmill. This was a internal magazine the company produced each month.
Inside were articles on the company plus everyone's birthdays,births,promotions, weddings and everything else that was happening with the employees ( you know all the personal stuff most companies could care less about these days). This cover has Santa stocking up at the Van Kamp's Bakery section for xmas eve supplies. "Hey Santa don't forget the sticky buns!"

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Santa and Snowmen Band

Some Holiday Musicians

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Toms Card

Santa had upgraded to a helicopter and left the sleigh in the garage.

Vintage greeting card from Tom Williams Cadillac-Olsmobile Santa Barbara California

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

10 cent seals

Vintage holiday seals with a some great typestyle copy. You sure got a lot for a dime back then.

Monday, December 04, 2006

SG from Mr. W

Vintage Wilson & Co. Inc. Seasons Greeting. Not sure what the company did but they sure had a sharp smiling man serving up the "W" that year. Have a great week all, see you tomorrow (so to speak).

Friday, December 01, 2006

Mail Thanks

Happy December everyone and remember, get those packages out early this year.

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.