Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Miss Esso

Finally Found Her

I put this in a safe place when we moved 2 years ago and just a few weeks ago I discovered it while digging thru the garage boxes.

N is for Nuts

Monday, June 29, 2009


M is for Milkman

Sunday, June 28, 2009

More Engine Men

Found a different Delco Remy engine booklet today with a few new engine characters

L is for Lamp

Saturday, June 27, 2009


K is for Keys

Sorry to report there was not another piece of artwork to be found out at the swap today.

Friday, June 26, 2009


I saved the best for last so here are 2 Knotts Berry Farm Designs from the collection. The first is a pencil mock up and the second is a full handpainted design

J is for Jelly

Thursday, June 25, 2009

So Cal

Found a few Local ones in pencil and original color.

I is for Ice Cream

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Some Color Comps

Here are the full color handpainted originals in the collection I found last Saturday.

H is for House

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Here are some pencil roughs and a color rough for a few Marineland pennant designs

G is for Giraffe

Monday, June 22, 2009

Souvenir Pennant Art

All this week I will be posting the collection of original artwork from a company the produced souvenir pennants. This was also found last Saturday along with the Disneyland Flag... ( and no I did not find any original Disneyland art, don't think I didn't dig and search)

Here are 3 different Las Vegas proposals, one in pencil , pen and colored.

F is for Flag

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sat Junk Meet Find

Check out the neat Disneyland Flag that showed up at the junk meet today. The flag was distributed by a company in Pasadena and were made in Brazil. The piece is about 17 inches long.

In addition to the flag there was a interesting stash from the same company, check back on Monday for a whole week of posts.


E is for Elephant

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mc Cookies

D is for Drum

Have a Punch

Simple design/Great color

C is for Cake

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Eddy's on Fire

B is for Boat

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Graphic Goodness

Great Speedball pen box and the start of the alphabet deck posts.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday Score 6/14/09

Out all the great vintage Bobs Big Boy pieces out there was one that I had yet to find since I started collecting advertising character figures over 22 years ago. Yesterday at the Rose Bowl my search ended.

The Bobs figure is about 9 1/2 tall and on the backside is a teal colored post where the lamp fixture is mounted. The whole piece is ceramic so I can understand why so few are still around. There is some mystery surrounding these lamps since I have yet to see any vintage information as to where they were used. The other big question you might be wondering is what does the shade look like? Good question since most of the lamps out there are also missing a shade. I have heard it was a red checker board pattern but since no period paper work or photos have turned up it's anyones guess. Maybe someone out there might be able to enlighten us Big Boy collectors?
Thanks for dropping by stay tuned this week for more vintage finds and graphics, plus a tiki post sometime this week.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Two different Litter Bug signs we have.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Your Boy

Hade this in my wallet since I found it in a old scrap book at the junk swap.
Bob is my go to guy!

or I guess I should say Go to Boy!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Mini Luncheonette

Let's play
Order Up!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Click to enlarge

Found this on the back of a Dell comic book. I guess everyone need a Frisky Fudgie once in a while.