Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Congo Room

A few scans of a great Sahara menu from Old School Las Vegas

You don't see art like that on menu covers these days.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Happy Birthday Blog

Has it been a year already? Looking back at my first post it has. I wanted to take this day to say Thanks to all of you out there who visit the blog and also all the great people it has brought me in touch with over the past year.

Thanks and Happy Birthday Tikiranch !!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Space Girl

A new addition to the Vintage space card collection

Now get back to work.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Vac-U-Form Friday Final

We round -up the week of plastic with the final four.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone !!!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Vac-U-Form Thursday

Here's a few Large and fragile signs I have, I put a fork inthe pics to show scale.

The Kraft Salad Man/Woman

Ohhh Yea the Kool-Aid pitcher.

See you on friday for my last Vac-U-post

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Vac-U-Form Wednesday

Hanes for the Baby with a little holder for advertising booklets. This would sit on the counter.

A piece with a lot of sole for Sperry Topsiders. Remember when everyone had to have a pair?

Se ya all tommorrow for a few large ones that made it thru the years.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Vac-U-Form Tuesday

How about some Beer?

Thanks for dropping by, see you tomorrow for more thin one sided characters.....

Monday, May 21, 2007

Vac-U-Form Monday

To start the week of 3-dimensional sign is two of the smaller one I have.

Chief Big Wheels one of the snack cake characters like Twinkie the Kid

This is a promo for 7-11 that featured Hawaiian Punch Slurpee's. The piece was cut off the whole sign thats was too broken up to save.

Seee you all tuesday for the next few ones.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Wacky Placks

Some products that might be hard to find at the local supermarket

Friday, May 18, 2007

Next Week

Starting on Monday The Thin, The Fragile, The usually tossed in the trash collection of Ad Character Vacuform Signs. See you on Monday.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Colonel

It's been a while since I have post an Ad Figure of mine so I thought I would share one of my latest additions.

Heavy Plaster standing over 2 feet tall must have been some sort of company display statue

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Eldorado

I sometimes find old photos and I'll even buy a bunch if the price is right. Last night I went thru a batch pulling out some that seem to make some sort of "better than the others" cut when I came across this one.

It almost looks too good to be just an old snapshot maybe that's why I like it.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Doo Poo

So here is another magnetic toy I have in my growing collection.

No Man ,No Woman but the Pup you've always wanted..

I like the warning on the back
and also check out how they used the dog house art with the toy from the front in the backyard scene on the back. There is also that mysterious hand using the toy attached to the front of the dog house. I also noticed that the kid playing with the toy is also adding a hat to one of the dogs around him.
Thanks for dropping by the Ranch

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Disneyland Kid

Dug this great Fritos the Kid matchbook out for todays post

Wednesday, May 09, 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.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Zip Reading

Part of my Mr. Zip collection

This book is about Mr. Zip and the mail, but all the illustrations inside do not picture Mr. Zip doing anything. It does show a mail man with the text is calling him Mr. Zip. I guess they wanted readers to think Mr. Zip was the postman luckily we all know who the real guy is.

Friday, May 04, 2007


Sometimes while rummaging thru boxes at the junk swap you find things like this

all crumpled up in a old box of nuts and bolts. I bought a small assortment of future Robot pieces and toss this in the box too. With the way some of the seller are at this swap they probably would have wanted $5.00 for it by itself. Thanks for dropping by Have a great Friday........

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Space Stick

Who need a ball point pen that writes in space when you can draw your Hopscotch on the moon with this Rocket Chalk.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

W.I.T.B day 21 The Bottom of the Box

Well here is the last post from the box. I thought there was just napkins inside the box when I bought it but hidden at the bottom was some other vintage goodies and one great piece for my collection.

a shoe shinning cloth,souvenir pibback,3 sugar cube wrappers and a coffee ticket stub.

Olvera Street paper bag

Hamburger Wrappers

Tiny paper lids?

Hamburger Wrappers

A great Clock Broiler Wrapper keeper

Thanks for dropping by for Whats in the Box. Now back to the regular mish mash of the good, the bad and the why did you buy that's?