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My favorite glow-in-the-dark toy EVER! - Toysin Toys
Where is this kiddie car? ~ I WANT IT!! - Toysin Toys
"Optional" Leather Dust Jacket on 1911 First Edition Book - Booksin Books
Gambling theme copper ashtray & cigarette box combo - Tobaccianain Tobacciana
1930s NOS Stanley thermos w/ box & GREAT graphics! - Kitchenin Kitchen
Original Darius Kinsey Railroad/Mining Photographs in Orig. Folder - Photographsin Photographs
This tie is BAD! - Mens Clothingin Mens Clothing
WW II Patch Identification Help - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Dated Masonic Pin ~ Alaska/Yukon Expo? - Medals Pins and Badgesin Medals Pins and B…
Campfire Girl pinback identification please - Outdoor Sportsin Outdoor Sports

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  1. Probably because it cost a month's wages for a working man back in the day - $50 in 1950!
  2. Can't speak directly to this, but will say that many years ago we came across an ozone generator that consisted of a long box with a blue neon tube thingy that sold in a New York second for a really g...
  3. Perhaps new eyes (and databases) are available to help with this ongoing mystery. Mucho danka for any assistance.
  4. Still hopeful of finding an answer to this mystery.
  5. Well, it appears we have achieved a consensus ~ many thanks for your assistance, tomtucker & harborguy.
  6. More than you know, racer.... more than you know. (grin)
  7. Many thanks Harborguy ~ that's a good start!
  8. Well, let's hope so! Thanks for the positive vibe.
  9. Still hoping to get some help with this identification.
  10. I just got an urge to fire up the video and re-watch "Midnight In The Gardne of Good & Evil". Wonder why?
  11. I'm not gonna say it *isn't* an ID badge, but I will say that it looks almost exactly like the old photobooth pics you could get for a quarter at Coney Island-style arcades back in the day. If it wer...
  12. Sure looks like the Boston, MA post office. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Boston-MA-Dorchester-center-Station-Flag-Cancel-on-1909-Post-Office-Postcard-/261036622326?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc6fec...
  13. And hello back 'atcha! It's always nice to be able to connect historical items back to present-day decendents. It's a huge part of what makes playing with this 'old stuff' so enjoyable. Thanks ...
  14. Just a gut feeling here, but it 'feels' like the kind of thing a cowboy hearding cattle to KC might have made at the 'end of the trail'. The gun is a nice touch. I'm not recommending opening it,...
  15. ... or you could give 'em to me..... (smile)
  16. They are obviously designed for cutting Sponge Bob's square pants. ;^)
  17. Glad someone finally appreciated this example of the weirdness we accumulated over the years. Thanks for the luv!
  18. Hello again, Steve! Hope you can find a moment to post some pictures of that accumulation. It would be nice to see what it represents, as much as we have discussed it here. While for me, it is most...
  19. Ah.... Parnelli. One of my all-time favorite racers. And names. To this day I still invoke it and christen any outrageous driving stunt as being performed with "way to go, Parnelli (fill in the per...
  20. Thanks for the 'wows'. This piece now resides in Australia thanks to a buyer whose feedback on the transaction consisted of "STUNNING!!!!!!! N I THINK YOU SPENT WHOLE DAY TO PACKED IT" (which I did ...
  21. teve ~ if you are going to consider a donation, pay particular attention to the "Library and Archives" link on the Rock&Roll Hall of Fame link above. They have an impressive list of personal papers f...
  22. The rock Hall of Fame is in Cleveland, Ohio, Steve. It is pretty big-time as those operations go with annual induction ceremonies that are televised. Here's a link: http://rockhall.com/ The Expe...
  23. What an incredibly gracious offer, Hems!!! But honestly my tongue was in my cheek when I made that $5 offer, not for a second imagining you would consider giving it up. (I do that a lot, offer $...
  24. Oh... and I'll give you five bucks for that concept design scribbling....
  25. Fascinating insight, Hems! So, in your opinion, which came first? The Storm or the Hipgnosis? I understand that the creative process from your discription was organic and collaborative, but is Wik...
  26. Glad to see I hit your memory-bone square, Hems. As I said, I was hazy on where I'd stuck it ~ probably for the same reasons ..... From what I understand, Storm designed the actual album cover for...
  27. OK... last post for this... we figured out that it was a "Catholic Sick Call / Last Rites Box". No other ID as to maker. Hope that helps.
  28. Not the same, but sure could be out of the same studio, Mani. And to your hubby.... thanks for going through the effort to dig it out for us to appreciate! It would be interesting to see how it di...
  29. Give ya five bucks for it, Mani! Please check for any label when you dig it out.
  30. Thanks for the reply... I was neglegent in not posting additional information here I later obtained about it. You are correct on it being a Catholic station which held various cups, holy water & etc....
  31. Have another set of thanks, Jason! Yep, that was interesting and informative. Looks like we beat the odds... one in ten applications gets a ticket? It only took six apps for us to get ours (gre...
  32. The only picture I have is in my mind's eye, WS ~ but for your benefit imagine a shorter, more portly version of Walter Brennan and you're damn close. Just like he should look, don't you think? ...
  33. A terrific find and even better backstory, walksoftly. It has inspired me to do my own experience in another thread. Thanks ~ it's a story I've always wanted to share.
  34. Thanks for that great discription, Jason! Did they have the 'Feedback Booth' there ~ how was that handled? Could everyone do it or was there an 'audition'? Was it real regimented? Do you have...
  35. My date to the senior prom drove one of these Metros ~ I'm sure her daddy got it for her for just that reason.... no room for hanky, much less panky. But man, did she smell nice!
  36. Thanks for posting this! We have one (or, most of one ~ it's missing the cable AND the wood wheels) and have wondered how it was supposed to work. But the wifey collects turtles so it lives with us ...
  37. It would help if you mentioned 1) how big it is, 2) what it is made of, and 3) does it look like it has been repainted. It is a cute little boat. At least I think it is little.
  38. Seeing this album and Vol. 1 gives me serious flashbacks.... "Were you at Woodstock, man?" "No... but I did trip for the Dead!" (guess you had to be there. I *think* I was....) So many ye...
  39. Uh... I guess, Jason, but the wifey & I aren't really morning people and we live over an hour away. Should have opted for the noon admit. (sigh) Do they give you the bum's rush once you have sh...
  40. Don't mean to be a nag here, but I just took a closer look at the top edge of your calendar and it looks like it is hanging on by a thread! The metal edging is an important verification point as to i...
  41. Nice example! There are several sites that list how to determine if it is bona fide (I listed most of them in a similar recent post I made here), but it is a good start that it is not marked with Mar...
  42. Well, no answers, but an identical extinguisher (in an amber yellow color) with significant metal corrosion just sold on ebay for $353.00 (free shipping). Yowzers! Now I REALLY regret selling that...
  43. My money is on a grocer's scale ~ the prices in pence (up to 1/ ~ one pound sterling) which gives you the total cost depending on the weight of the item(s) on the scale... tomatoes, pork chops or what...
  44. My first thought is, due to it's skookum (sturdy) nature that it just might be railroad-related. Maybe an oiling mechanism. You might get some luck in a train-oriented thread or website. Be sure to...
  45. No idea what these are, but t'were me, I would slap one of those boxes onto ebay just for kicks & giggles ~ there are aftermarket parts and then there are 'vintage' aftermarket parts. It's a pretty e...
  46. I should add that, to my eye, I finally decided that the P looked like it was morphed with an L and the ' I ' was just a nouveau form, not an initial. Whether or not the H was also a design form or...
  47. Mikko ~ Thanks for all your suggestions & thoughts. As I mentioned in my first post, I suspected that it was rail or ship dining stock based on the other example I found (which had a steamship flag ...
  48. On their face, there's not much value in the ones you show ~ they are the 'common' values ~ meaning that they were used for an average next-town-over destination and thus many, many were used thusly ~...
  49. Decorative value only, unfortunately ~ and that is in the eye of the beholder. But on the brighter side, stamps will always be worth the face value!
  50. I substituted a photo to show what is underneath the tipped-in shot ~ another indicator of the vintage nature. Repro calendars have no printing beneath the image and this one has the lines for noting...
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