Friday, September 21, 2007

Western Family May 1955

Going thru the garage last night getting things together for a local junk swap meet blow out sale I came across some water damaged Western Family Magazines. I grabbed one and decided to scan and post all the Ad characters in the issue. So here they are from May 1955

I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow

Thanks for dropping by .... Have a great Day.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Whopper

A few days ago my friend Dan( at Mr Toasts Blog) posted an artist rendering of a Whale inspired Car wash. He mentioned that it came from me, so today I am showing off what I ended up getting from him for the piece of art.

This great sign was probably used inside the Burger King maybe as wall decoration. It is about 4 feet wide and with the execption of the end of the straw missing it is in excellent condition. Thanks again Dan for the great trade now I just have to decide where to hang it.....

Monday, September 17, 2007

Flintstone Factory

Happy Monday Everyone!
Out shopping the Rose Bowl meet a week ago I found this wood framed cardboard poster store display .

At first I thought it was just a Flintstones poster but as I approached the booth the bottom section revealed the product the factory produced.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Visit my post at Swapatorium Today

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.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Dunes 1

Sometimes I find a piece out there at the swapmeets that has little value by itself or maybe just value to me as a collector. The problem is it is part of something else that the seller will not seperate it from. So many times I have to leave it when I know the future buyer will probably toss the thing that I wanted. What the heck are you talking about Tikiranch? you might be wondering. Todays post is a good example of it. I am at the Rose Bowl monthly swap and this dealer has a whole box of vintage shirts and sweaters. They clothing was nothing special and she wanted 15.00 a piece for them. The great part of the box to me was a few of them were bagged up in valet bags from the Las Vegas Dunes. I asked if I could buy just a few of the plastic bags ( Yes I know paying money for a plastic bag may seem crazy to some people). I figured I would give her a few bucks a piece since I had no interest in the shirts. She would not sell me them at any price and told me they went with the shirts. I left them and went on shopping figuring they would just end up in a trashcan but paying 15.00 for just the bag was too much for me. So where did this great image for today come from?

Toward the end of the swap I went past the booth and there were a few shirts left and this time I was able to but a few and not the shirts for 2.00 each.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007


A little box of tape I picked up over the Labor day weekend.

Here is a store display of the Scotch Boy character that was sold on Ebay a few years back.

Looks like he was made to hold a box of tape in his hand.