Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I Hate Stuffed Animals

This was an exception.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sunday Score 12/27/09

Went to a different 4th sunday show today in Torrance. Was a bit chilly but did find a nice coke tray for $25.00.
circa 1942

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Winter Figure

One of my ad figures designed for the winter season

Friday, December 25, 2009

To All

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


About the only snow this year in the OC

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Crate Wishes

With all good wishes for Xmas and the New Year

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sizzler Art

A Holiday Greeting left by our server at the Sizzler last night. All hand drawn, you don't see that much these days in the corporate food service world. Thanks for the great food, service and art Valerie

Saturday, December 05, 2009


A bit off xmas but neat find a the junk swap today. Dated 1978 they had nuts and bolts inside.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Thursday, December 03, 2009

A Bear, Doll and Car

makes a little girl happy!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Remember your Manners

Time to get with the season, even with sunny california skys and 75-80 degree weather.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Enjoy the day and give thanks for all you have, now pass the potatoes.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Vintage Harbie

Vintage shots of Harbie the Harbor Oil Company Mascot

Here a shot of the small version mounted on one of the company trucks. I know of only 2 of these figures out in collections and have seen one of them in person

A big Thanks to Vince for sending me these great shots of Harbie in his natural habitat.

Here is a shot of the small version I was lucky to see in person.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Early Xmas Wish

HI Santa can you get me one of these? I have been good boy this year.

Found from an internet search for Willie Wirehand, anybody seen this guy in person?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Howdy

Always a new version out there to find

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Join the Club

Great Little Bob's Big Boy Club Sticker my wife pulled for me at the shop from a friends space. Thanks Kelly and Bob

Friday, November 06, 2009

Last of 3

The best of the 3 due the the great Ad figure Bear.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

More Rust and Corrosion

This would be a high dollar can in nice shape but lucky for me it was not and I was able to buy it.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Rusty Cans

Among other things I collect are quart sized motor oil cans. I have maybe 9 and as you can see from this latest can I like them to show their age. These condition cans are usually affordable and when you get a few together they make a nice display.

I bought 3 different cans from a dealer out at the Pomona Car Show. He had about 20 and all were in bad to worse shape. I asked where they came from and he had a great answer. His Dad and him would go on can and bottle hunts up older traffic routes not used these days after the interstate highways took over. These cans came from an old gas station they found out there off the beaten path. The story was that there were a few walls that had fallen over and thru the busted walls they found out that who ever constructed the building at the time used all these oil cans stacked up and then sealed with concrete. What a great find and story to go along with the cans.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Big Corn Small Swine

Nice weathered sign out at Irvine Swap on Sunday.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Batman & Robin

Cool photo I found on Saturday

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Early Morning Scanning session just for you all!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

2 Days Left

Man this month has just flown by like witch over a haunted house. I better give you all something in the next few days, I feel so guilty not keeping up with the blog. Things are going OK have not needed to sell off the vast Tikiranch collection yet and am keeping my fingers crossed things don't get worse. Promise to get a Hallows Post up by the 31st. Take Care and thanks for checking in.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

What's up Tikiranch??

I know your asking where's all that orange and black you promised. The blog is taking a back seat right now while I figure out my real life. i am happy to be working part time at my old job and hope it turns to full soon. The shift is 6:00 pm-2:30 am so I am still trying to get used to the late day start and early morning exit. I will try and get a few post together with some great vintage graphics soon

Saturday, October 03, 2009

October is here

Well a few days late for that but things will be changing soon for the annual Tikiranch Hallows Halloween posts. I would have been ready on the 1st but wouldn't you know that crapped up economy caught up with me and I was layed off last tuesday. It was good while it lasted for the last 18 months. No notice or warning just a call to the big bosses office and a blah blah blah this and how things are slow that, last paycheck,3 days vacation check ( Oh and Randy if I give you the check please don't cash them until friday OK?) WHAT???? I thought you make me work 6 hours till you say Bye Bye and then don't cash the check? The company was on the fast track to failure and the owner is a multi millionaire so he has no interest in making it work as far as I could tell the last few months. I figured that out when places I ordered from were putting my orders on hold till some $$ came thru. Oh well I was happy I had worked out some part time gig at my former job that I left to take the job I just lost. I hope it turns into a full time position soon. The new shift I am on is 6:00 p.m. - 2:00 am which will give me time during the day to hit up some sales and shops, now I just need to figure out when to sleep....Still looking for other job options if this one does not work out in the Orange County area if anyone hears anything in the Graphic arts,printing mac operator field.

Thanks for letting me vent back to more serious stuff soon.

Monday, September 28, 2009

More Thanks

Thanks go out to David for the multi colored glitter container, it will go great with my glitter spray cans.

Check out the dispensing top, it looks like a bank safe.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday find

Dated 1963-64 on back