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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1920-1940 Old Antique Working Durand Slag Crackle Glass Art Nouveau Tulip Table Lamp - Lampsin Lamps
1930's American Character Sally Patsy Type Composition Doll - Dollsin Dolls
1890's Sterling Silver Swan Emerald Eyes Antique Parasol Cane Walking Stick Handle - Accessoriesin Accessories
Old 1950's Young Davy Crockett Gold Trimmed Brush Cookie Jar - Kitchenin Kitchen
Old Reproduction Nipponese Japanese Matchlock Muzzleloading Blackpowder Pistol Rifle - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
1954 Original Osvaldo Salas Mickey Mantle Photograph - Baseballin Baseball
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1933 Photograph Framed Picture Babe Ruth New York Yankees Baseball - Baseballin Baseball
Neolithic Native American Indian Grinding Fire Starting Stone Sticks Artifact Shaft Tool - Native Americanin Native American
October 26th 1970 Original Muhammed Ali Cassius Clay vs. Jerry Quarry Boxing Event Ticket Stub - Paperin Paper


  1. Awesome. Thank you once again my friend. Have a blessed remainder of the day! :)
  2. I really appreciate the information moonhill. You are awesome. Thank you. One more question. Do you have any idea around what year this would be from? Early 1900's? I guess the top and bottom may ...
  3. Thank you so much for loving this lamp agh, walk, try, and moonhill. It is greatly appreciated! :)
  4. Manikin you are awesome. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this information. Have an awesome day and upcoming week! :)
  5. Thanks Sean. I really appreciate you enjoying so many of my posts during the time I have been on here. Have a great day and upcoming weekend my friend! :)
  6. Thank you for the additional information kyra. I am so glad you like it so much!! :)
  7. Yes I did look thoroughly for any marking(s). I could not find any. May they have worn off over time or did it possibly not have any from the start? What would be the reason behind it having markings ...
  8. I thank all of you for the love my friends and feedback. I guess it does seem to be a parasol handle kyra. Yes indeed vetrai. It is unmarked. Nothing to be found anywhere on it.
  9. Thank you for passing by and showing Davy some love vetraio! Have an awesome remainder of the week my friend! :)
  10. I agree. Personalities and ideas are important to share as well tora. We are all unique in our own way similar to all the various items people share on here. Have an awesome day my friend! :)
  11. Great work everyone. All of you that chimed in. Once again it is greatly appreciated.
  12. It still amazes me how reproductions/replicas/forgeries of both guns and paintings can still be worth so much money. Among other items as well I am sure.
  13. Thanks Tube for the research as well. So you guys are all in agreement now that this is a reproduction? This one is different in many ways than the one in the auction. Maybe I should still get a thi...
  14. Thanks for stopping by and the love fort, Cind, and daddy.
  15. I respect you and what you have shared regardless of what I find out related to this item my friend. You gain nothing by sharing your knowledge with me, except respect and that you are a person of cha...
  16. I am grateful for your input blunderbuss. You rock my friend! May you and your family, as well as those closest to you, attain all that you seek and have the ultimate in success! I have some work to...
  17. There is patina which may not show up much in the pictures. Also the wood staining you mention is apparent throughout the item as well.
  18. blunder. Amazing information that you shared. Thank you so much. This thing is crazy old! I know it has been well taken care of from one generation to the next and kept indoors. I have no doubt it ...
  19. Thanks for the love blunder, ttom, and agh!
  20. fhrjr2 it does have age and wear to it. In addition, what appears to be very old, as well as skilled, workmanship.
  21. Thanks for the love as well Jewels.
  22. Thanks filmnet. It may be a naval gun. But I am not sure. Thanks for the love and comment related to this item my friend. :)
  23. Thanks goes out to you as well nuts. You guys are awesome!! :)
  24. Thanks so much for the comment, as well as the information you shared, and love Az for these items. Always wishing you nothing but the best! :)
  25. I appreciate you sharing this. It must feel great to have this as part of your collection. May your best find be ahead of you my friend. :)
  26. Really cool. Thanks for sharing Ted.
  27. You have a cool family history. Thanks for sharing this historic picture! Good stuff! :)
  28. I appreciate all of you stopping by and loving this item jewels, agh, Manikin, and CindB. Have an awesome day everyone! :)
  29. Vintage Fanon T-600 Walkie-Talkies It is cool what this WW2 technology led to in the private sector. :) http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/146885-vintage-fanon-t-600-walkie-talkies?in=activity
  30. Looks like they are multipurpose and can also be used as a hammer. ;) Thanks for sharing kanukster.
  31. Thank you ttom, lzenglish, CindB, surf, walk, fort, agh, Jewels, blunder, and packrat for loving the item in this post! I appreciate all of you taking the time to take a look at this. Have a blessed ...
  32. Thank you once again aghcollect. Have a blessed remainder of the day! :)
  33. Thank you my friend aghcollect. Once again what you shared is greatly appreciated. One more question. Would they have made a picture this big in the early 1900's? If not then there is no way this wou...
  34. Thank you for the comment and love of this item as well aghcollect. So if the picture is by Charles M. Conlon is there anything else you can tell by just looking at the pictures I posted my friend? Th...
  35. Thank you for your input scottvez. It is greatly appreciated.
  36. Thanks for loving the post Phil. I appreciate you taking a peek as well. It looks even more cool in person. Have an awesome day my friend! :)
  37. For those of you that enjoyed this post there are additional pictures of the Beer Can House at "Part Deux". :) http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/17969-beer-can-house-part-deux
  38. Thanks for passing by and the love Sean! :)
  39. Thanks for the love Pat and Virginia! I just noticed from your post that it is being featured on the FB page PatSea. Thank you for making me aware. Cool Stuff! :)
  40. Thanks for the comment CindB as well as looking at and loving so many of the items I have posted on here. I agree. :)
  41. Thank you so much cratedigger. Yeah it is really cool my friend. Thank you as well for the awesome comment! Who doesn't like POWER huh!?!? :)
  42. Thanks for showing this item some love lisa and Jewels. Please make sure to have a safe, and awesome, remainder of the week! :)
  43. Congratulations! Will a big hug do Patsea?? ;)
  44. I appreciate you showing so much love for my items Pat. Take care. Have a wonderful remainder of the day and rest of the week! :)
  45. Thank you once again for the love Pat. :)
  46. Thanks for the love of this item as well Pat. Nice catch by the way. Your profile picture. It is awesome that you enjoy fishing. So do I. :)
  47. Yes indeed you did. Great effort. With me being a bit older in this one. ;)
  48. PatSea you are very good. Very good. ;)
  49. Nice post crate. Yeah they used to tally it up and it would change every month or so I believe. Enjoy your Big Mac. :)
  50. Pat awesome job! I appreciate you taking the time to read my bio on here. I will get it right out to you in the mail!! ;)
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