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