Friday, November 30, 2007

1956 BBQ

Great little ad for a local Long Beach BBQ Joint.

Found in a little city guide book, circa 1956.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

2d vs 3d

Somethings always look better in 3D

1978 flyer

Vinyl Advertising doll

Monday, November 26, 2007

Pard on me

My dog is moving.

about 6 months ago I dropped by a local antique shop and there on the wall was this incredible Pard Dog Food advertising clock. What makes it great is the dogs head poking out of the doghouse moves up and down while the clock is on. I asked the owner "How much ?". Not for sale he was keeping it, so all I could do was put it in my mental want list of rare stuff that you never see more than one of. Fast forward 3 months and it's the 3rd Sunday of the month which means Long Beach Antique and Collectible meet. I start shopping and walk up to one table and there sitting on the table is a Pard Dog Food clock just like the one at the shop. It's funny how things happen out there (at the swap meets) you take a left here or a right there and sometimes it puts you in the right place at the right time ( and sometimes just behind the person in the right place at the right time).There was one problem with the one I bought which was the part that makes the head move was missing. So yesterday I dropped by the shop that had the first one to pick up mine. Andrew the owner of the first one was able to fix mine using his as reference to recreate the parts mine needed to make it work. So a big Thanks go out to Andrew for getting my clock back together working like it should.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


vintage matchbook cover

I like the clean and simple design

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Looking up from my desk at home I know where I am

This was part of an original US Post Office sign from Bell Gardens.
Thanks Steve

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Working Display

I finally found a spot for our Sambos Coat Hanger . I like this piece not only for the great graphics but it also makes a handy key holder.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Comet Checkers

Nice little checkers box I picked up at the Rose Bowl Swap on Sunday. At just $1 dollar I had to have it, I mean it was only a dollar right? I have quite a few things that I bought for a dollar or less and think to myself how lucky those buys were. When you really look at it the fact that someone decided that instead of tossing the piece in the trash they brought it out for someone like me to buy. So todays post goes out to all those dealers.

"Thanks for all the neat little things that I really don't need but am very happy to have for a dollar or less."

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Putt Putt

Vintage pics of a day at the mini putt putt. Looks like the photographer shot a male and female version for a few of the holes.

Oh don't forget the Star of the mini golf Smokey the Bear!

Monday, November 05, 2007

True Lemon Relief

Found this Vicks box Sunday at the swap meet, still had the drops inside but they had turned red. The seller had found a whole house of vintage products some still sealed and full of product. Best part were the 3 vintage spray cans for my collection

Thanks for dropping by

Friday, November 02, 2007

Vintage snacks

Looks like "thin" was in back then also.

I mean really Bacon/Thin ???????