Friday, September 29, 2006

The Uncle Rollie Mystery

Before I got a MIB Uncle Rollie I thought the figure was Uncle Rollie and he came with his sporty car. The box solved the question and the uncle is just the uncle and the cars name is Rollie. Here is 2 parts of the box to show the names and all the great features of the toys. Have a great weeekend after today.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Big Cheese

One Giant Mayor Mc Cheeseburger please! This piece is from the McDonlds Playland and went on top of one of the play rides. There is a round hole on the bottom so it could be mounted on a pole. I ike the large figures from the playland and recently found a Big Mac Cop but still need the full figure Mayor Mc Cheese and the Apple Pie Tree. Have a great Day

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Two Squirts

We have 4 dogs, 2 we named after Ad figures, 1 we named after an appetizer at the Rusty Pelican and one is from the Adams Family. Today I would like to introduce Squirt. He is the skinny one of the bunch and in this photo he is sporting a mini gold Mickey Mouse ears. The second photo is his namesake the Squirt Boy. This figure is from Mexico and on his back is the Squirt Logo so everyone would know who the little guy was for. Thanks for dropping by today.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Thin & Big

My wife did an estate sale years ago and he was the owner of Albecks in Arcadia. We found a couple of pictures of the place so now I can share one of them with the world. I like the way they juxtapose "Little Thin" hotcakes with "BIG" burgers. One question for you all ????? is there a difference between Hotcakes and Pancakes? Thanks for dropping by....

The Ranch Club

Howdy folks I am back with some new posts this week ( I know only 2 last week ) I traded my friend Patrick a cool Big Bad Wolf Doll( like Tex Avery style) for this great sign from the Ranch Club. I always like trades when both people get something they like and no money has to change hands.

Now I have to find a good place to hang it in our new home we are moving to soon.

Friday, September 22, 2006


Here is another piece from my vintage Spray Paint Can Collection. Blak-Ray Transparent Flourescent Spray Laquer ( That name covers all the bases) Not only is it medium Blue but break out the blacklight and dig the glowing color. I wonder what a whole room would have looked like under a blacklight?

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Find your way

They sure don't make maps like they used to. This one is from 1933 with a great art deco look with the girl and dog.

Monday, September 18, 2006


Howdy folks hope you all had a great weekend. Too busy this weekend to sit down and post a few things but I did find a few things over the weekend for show and tell this week. This is a great matchbook image on the iconic Holiday Inn Sign before it was updated to what it is today. I love the way those artists did such great designs with the sometimes limited colors they had available. Drop by tomorrow for more from the ranch and thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, September 15, 2006

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.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Hormel Treats

So much meat in a small little can. I never ate these little sausages I always thought like looked like huge round tubes of Bologna plus canned meat tastes weird to me. The vinatge little can shows the contents as they would be inside plus now with the E-Z open top. I wonder if they were imported from vienna or just a advertising ploy. Check me out tomorrow for my monthly post at Swapatorium, thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Clocks Chubby

Chubby The Champ mascot for The Clock Broiler Restaurants. He has his hands full with 2 boxing gloves and holding a frying pan clock with fork and spoon hands. I think he is sitting on some sort of wagon also. Wass he was too top heavy to walk on his own? Have a great Day

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The King

I am always searching for interesting Ad Characters and they turn up on all kinds of things. This piece is a large metal lid probably for those big metal cans they ship chemicals in. What a great character with his Can crown and body. I wonder if they ever made a three dimensional display of this guy?, what a find that would be. Thanks for dropping by ya all.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Prime Ribs

Just a quick post of a great image off a menu I had Dan @ Mistertoast scan for me.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Missed it

Just wanted to post this great Speedy Piece that was on Ebay with no reserve. I wanted to bid on it but like some great pieces the seller took a big offer and ended the auction early. I did however get some great pictures of it to add to my reference folder. Have a great Sunday everyone.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Smoking Kool Band

A great die-cut set of Kool Birds playing their favorite smokes.

click on the picture for a better look

Friday, September 08, 2006

Jane's Husband (the final chapter)

And so the story ends

I wonder what happen to Jim?
Thanks for dropping by this week I hope you all enjoyed the comic.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Jane's Husband (Her story part4)

The story continues

again enjoy in moderation.

Stay tuned for the final pages Friday.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Jane's Husband (Her story part3)

The story continues

again enjoy in moderation.

Well things are looking better for Jane or are they???????

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Jane's Husband (Her story part2)

The story continues

again enjoy in moderation.

And you thought your life was rough, poor Jane stay tuned tomorrow for more adventures in drinking.....

Monday, September 04, 2006

Jane's Husband (Her story part1)

As Promised the story of

Please enjoy in moderation.

stop by tomorrow for more drama and drinking.......

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Jane's Husband Intro part 2

Just a little public service info on the inside front cover, stay tuned for the start on Monday.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Jane's Husband Intro

Well beaver week has ended so on to bigger and more important things. My wife found the most amazing comic the other day and I want to share it with you all. I will be posting a few pages a day starting monday so stop on by . Today I want to start by posting the Cover . I hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend, including Jane and her Husband.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Eager Beaver Friday

Well we have reach the final day of Beaver Blog Bonanza Week and both Dan and I have been saving our Eager Beaver pieces for today. Here is mine
Cities Service had one eager beaver there to help you out when in need of directions, gas or as Dans post shows, a car wash. Thanks go out to dan at mistertoast for for his great posts this week and to all of you out there for dropping by to check out our Beavers. We will have to have another Bonanza Blog Week soon it's been fun.