Founded in 1701 by Antoine de La Mothe Cadillac in a settlement called Fort Ponchartrain. Known as the Paris of the West, City of Champions, Arsenal of Democracy, Motown, Rock City, and The Motor City at one time or another in its storied history.

Mainly I collect old beer/soda related items like cans, bottles, signs, corked bottle caps, and everything in between. I also have a great appreciation for old war Mainly I collect old beer/soda related items like cans, bottles, signs, corked bottle caps, and everything in between. I also have a great appreciation for old war relics and an affinity for Petroliana collectibles. Antique advertising typically fits the bill as well. Old toys across all spectrums also rock!! : ) If I think it is cool though I will get my hands on it regardless of what it may be or what timeframe it is from. As long as it would be considered vintage, antique, or old. In addition, I imagine what stories the items I find could tell if only they were able to project the most significant historical experience they were a part of in their existence! Kind of like how R2D2 would project stuff in Star Wars... : ) Also, if the mood strikes me I will choose to thin out certain aspects of my collection to obtain other items that I would like to include in it at that time. Lastly, at times I may utilize this site as a collectable diary documenting some of my finds and the history I have learned about them along the way.... In conclusion, how exactly did I get my moniker you may ask when it doesn't relate to the main items I collect? Probably not, but just in case. ; ) Well when I first found the site on Show and Tell I posted an electric lighter and came up with a name that related to it. I don't even smoke! I didn't plan on staying long. The rest is history as they say.... : ) I also appreciate and am thankful for you taking the time to read this as well as looking at my items. The same applies to those of you that have chosen to follow me on this Collectors Weekly journey we are on together. Thank you all so much! : ) ANY REPRODUCTION OF THE IMAGES TAKEN BY ME IN MY PROFILE AND COLLECTION IN ANY FORM IS NOT AUTHORIZED AND STRICTLY PROHIBITED FROM THIS SITE WITHOUT MY CONSENT. P.S. See if you can find me in a picture throughout the items I have listed on here. Kinda like find Waldo. But in this case it is find electobacco. If you find me leave a comment on the specific item that you did and you win a prize.... ; ) Well maybe not. But isn't it worth a shot anyway just in case... ; ) Guess what city all the items mentioned in my location (under electobacco on this page above) relate to and the same applies. : ) (Read more)


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Happy Thanksgiving Antique Figurines, Fruit Basket, & Turkey. Gobble! Gobble! :) - Figurinesin Figurines
Four Old Antique Mystery Porcelain Stuffed Dolls - Dollsin Dolls
1859 Antique Old C. Sharps Philada PA Pepperbox .22 4 Shot Gun Pistol - Outdoor Sportsin Outdoor Sports
1950's Marx Tin Litho E-12 Toy Wind Up Tank - Toysin Toys
1969 48 Inch Tall Vintage Green Glass Chianti Gori Gori Wine Bottle Bamboo Neck Basket St. Julian Detroit Mich - Bottlesin Bottles
1934 Detroit Tigers Baseball American League Champs All In One Pennant Cane - Baseballin Baseball
1919 Parke Davis Detroit Mich 500 Chocolate Coated Tablets Neuralgic Opium Cannabis Medicine Bottle - Bottlesin Bottles
1919 Old John Wyeth Nausea Merck One Cent Tax Stamp Cocaine Hydrochloride Medicine Bottles - Bottlesin Bottles
1914 NY License Plate 71354 Old Original Negative Photograph Picture Henry Ford Automobile Model T - Photographsin Photographs
Original Old June 14, 1941, Albert Einstein & Clyde Fisher Princeton New Jersey Photograph Picture - Photographsin Photographs


  1. Thank you Sean. Have a wonderful upcoming Christmas, Holiday Season, and New Year my friend! ;)
  2. Zowie especially during the most wonderful time of the year. For sure there will be some surprises under the Christmas tree! :)
  3. Thank you for showing some Thanksgiving love Manikin, agh, Jono, Walk, tom, vetraio, Dr. and petey. Take care my friends.
  4. Thanks for the love vans, kerry, and dr. I appreciate you liking the post as well walk.
  5. You are right walksoftly. As always the knowledge manikin provides and her willingness to do so is priceless. Grand Slam! :)
  6. Amazing find!Thank you for sharing. I guess the secret to getting the best shot was to dress your best as well. ; )
  7. You are awesome Jono. Thank you so much for the laughs. Sweet post! : ) Hopefully I do not run into, or become, any of these characters later this week. :)
  8. Awesome Manikin. Thank you. You are the best! :) I had a feeling the first doll is of an old TV character as well. A comedian it seems. And as I am writing this I solved my own mystery. It is Jackie G...
  9. Here is another awesome Pepperbox by pw-collector that you may also want to take a look at. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/105790-mossberg-brownie-4-barrel-pepperbox?in=activity
  10. Awesome item my friend! Thank you for sharing.
  11. Zowie thank you so much for the post as well. Yeah it would be great to find a box for this. Still looking.... : )
  12. ho2, Zowie, and tom thank you so much for stopping by and showing some love for the Atom Jet Racer! : )
  13. Thanks phil, nicole, tom, geo, ho2, and Lori for showing some love for the picture of Einstein and his buddy Clyde! : )
  14. Lori. Thank you! : )
  15. Thanks for the comment slack. The belt look he is going for may come back in style. We will see! : )
  16. I appreciate you guys stopping by and showing some love roycroft, tom, official, vans, walk, and kerry. You are all the best. Have an awesome day and see you around! : )
  17. Thanks blunderbuss. It can be an intimidating shot. :)
  18. Yes. The Harley is sweet. Luck is on our side my friend. : )
  19. Thanks for loving the Pepperbox .22 SEAN, Jono, pw, geo, and blunderbuss. It is cool that you have one Jono. Thanks for the comment as well Dave. blunderbuss it is an awesome day isn't it? : ) Thank...
  20. Thanks for showing the Atom Racer some love pickr! Have an awesome day and upcoming weekend my friend..... : )
  21. Thank you so much for the comment Weirdpuckett! It is you that is awesome!! I also appreciate all the new found loves for this bad boy!! : )
  22. Thanks for the comments Amber and zguy. And I appreciate all of the loves from so many of you. Please make sure to enjoy what is left of the Summer my friends!! : )
  23. Thanks for the love and comment Sean. I hope all is well my friend. :)
  24. artislove you should come out to this event sometime. If you love the pictures being at the event itself will blow your mind. : )
  25. Good to see you again as well BELLIN and I appreciate you enjoying this item as well my friend.
  26. I have been to Holland before artislove! You have an amazing country and people! Thank you for showing some love relating to this item as well my friend. I appreciate the post also. Interesting dy...
  27. artislove thank you for stopping by and showing some love! How can you not right? It is part of your name..... : )
  28. I appreciate you stopping by and liking this item Hunter. Keep up the awesome work on the site and always wishing you nothing but the best! : )
  29. Thank you yet again BELLIN for showing this pennant some love. Have a great day and week ahead my friend! : )
  30. Hey BELLIN hopefully your Spring is going well my friend. Thanks also for springing some love for this bottle as well! : )
  31. The third time is a charm walk. Thank you once again. You are awesome my friend! : )
  32. I appreciate you loving this item as well walksoftly. Have an awesome day! : )
  33. Hello walksoftly. Good to see you on here. Thanks for the love! : )
  34. It is funny that you ask. I found a number of old medicine bottles. Some were still unopened and full. All of the ones that had opium, cannabis, or cocaine as an ingredient were empty. Go figure. ...
  35. kerry10456 thank you so much yet once again for loving this one as well! Godspeed to you and yours....
  36. I appreciate you passing by and showin some love kerry!
  37. Thank you for showing your appreciation for this item crabby, collectibles, ho2, pawis, inky, and filmnet as well as loving it! : )
  38. Sounds like you did some great research on the item JHERTL! Awesome job putting the dots together. I thank you and musikchoo for appreciating this item my friends.
  39. Hello Scott. I hope your Spring is going well. Thanks for sending some love the way of the pennant! : )
  40. Thanks yet again for showing some love for this pennant as well PhilDavid. : )
  41. Thanks PhilDavid for loving this item. Have an awesome day my friend! : )
  42. Hey Belltown thanks for the love. Keep up the amazing work on the site. Have an awesome day! : )
  43. Thanks you again blunder and mustang for showing some love for this item. It is great to see you around my friends. Please make sure to have an awesome and successful week ahead.
  44. mustangtony and blunderbuss2 I appreciate you guys falling in love with this item. It may have something to do with what had been in it before though. : )
  45. petey and lisa I appreciate the love. It is great to see both of you around!
  46. Yet once again thanks for loving this Detroit Tiger pennant petey and lisa. Keep rockin my friends! : )
  47. Thanks for stopping by and the love lisa and petey! Wishing both of you an awesome day! : )
  48. Takeoff is commencing. 3.....2......1......BLASTOFF!!! : )
  49. Really cool sign and history behind this item my friend! Thank you for sharing! : )
  50. Thank you yet again for the additional love antiques! You seem to have found me!! : )
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