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It is fun to collect items, and I attend estate and yard sales, as well auctions and EBAY to help in this regard. Though I fall for "whatever captures my fancy", It is fun to collect items, and I attend estate and yard sales, as well auctions and EBAY to help in this regard. Though I fall for "whatever captures my fancy", my special interests are alcohol and tobacco items, railroadiana, sports material, restaurantware, general advertising and photographs. If you are interested in discussing such things, or sharing information etc., my email is: tagspa@ptd.net (Read more)


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Wilkes-Barré, PA Playgrounds' Harmonica Band - Photographsin Photographs
Two Drinking Vessels...... - Advertisingin Advertising
Iroquois/Syracuse China Platter 1945 - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man  1984 - Moviesin Movies
Santa Fe Rwy. Turquoise Room Ashtray - Railroadianain Railroadiana
Fourstardave Bobblehead - Animalsin Animals
Advertising Piece From a Defunct Store... - Advertisingin Advertising
Gucci Real Marble Advertising Item - Advertisingin Advertising
Waltham Art Deco Style Clock - Art Decoin Art Deco
Whitman Candy Salmagundi Box - Advertisingin Advertising


  1. good evening, Sean...thanks for you kind comment. I hope that all is well with you!!!
  2. Good evening, Sean...the store that she worked at was The Lazarus Department Store in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Sadly, the store is no longer in existence. This certainly is a high class, impressive item....
  3. Hi, AO.....I concur with you wholeheartedly! Collecting these items is a great hobby, and practical, too, as such pieces add a lot to food is served on them :)
  4. Thank you, everyone !!!!
  5. Thanking each of you for your love of this platter.... !!!!
  6. Thanking all for their loves of thee items!!!!
  7. Thanks to all who shared love of this photo !!!!!
  8. Thank you, Jenni !!!!
  9. Thank you, everyone for your loves of this nostalgic item......
  10. Thank you all for the loves of this cool collectible.....
  11. Thank you, Celiene...I appreciate your input very much!
  12. Coming right up, Jenni !!!! :)
  13. Hi, everyone...thanks for your love of this clock!!!!!
  14. Thank you all for your appreciation of this item......
  15. Thank you, Keramikos, for the info that you had supplied on the tin, and Much himself. It is good to share knowledge and I appreciate your input very much!
  16. Thanks, Jenni....it is a nice piece, despite some of the glaze being scuffed from its surface. Such restaurant ware appeals to me. I had a nice collection at one time, but had to dispose of most of it...
  17. Thank you, Jenni! Yes, his enviable record is legendary! And, as a sidebar, Fourstardave's resting place is on Saratoga's backstretch on the infield at Clare Court.
  18. This piece was part of a box lot obtained at an auction! I really like this piece!!!!! Thanks, Jenny and V-50!
  19. Yes, V ! It is a beauty!!!!
  20. Hi dav..thanks for your comments on and love of this item.....it's good to have friends and relatives in such positions as our sisters had :)
  21. Hi. Jenni...thank you for your kind comments. They really did well on restoring this. There is another of the train's cars in storage, and perhaps as room becomes available, it will be added to the d...
  22. Jscotto...thank you, they did a good job on it, and saved it from most likely being scrapped......
  23. Thank you, all, for your love of this cool collectible!!!!!!
  24. Thank you, Thomas...and a Merry Christmas to you and your family, as well !!!!!!
  25. Hi, Jenni!!!! Yes, the Secretariat ornament is one of my most cherished items, as a very kind co-worker, Rena Knarr, had given it to me for Christmas one year when we worked together at an Agriculture...
  26. Thank you, officialfuel, kwqd, 'buss and gargoylecollector! That's pretty funny 'buss :)
  27. Hi, jscotto! Thanks for the greeting, and for the kind comments on the tree! Again, Merry Christmas, my friend!!!!!
  28. Good day, Watchsearcher. Thanks for your comments. Yes, those hot pepper lights are really a great addition to my home!!! I love them, and I love real hot peppers, as well !!!! I agree with you re:...
  29. Thank you, clockerman, hava great Christmas and a much improved 2021 !
  30. Thank you, jscotto! I appreciate your input.....
  31. Yes, there is something indescribably good about the satisfaction that we get from collecting things!!!! Oh, and our area is being blanketed by snow right now!!!! Some sleet is mixing in, which may...
  32. I live in Kingston, PA..whereabouts are you located?
  33. Thanks, everyone, for your loves of this item!!!!
  34. Hi, AO, I did manage to salvage this relic earlier today! I will do some cleaning on this, and will leave the rest of the project to any one who would be interested in this captivating item.
  35. I agree, fort!!!!
  36. Thanks for tips o the multiple image problem...it may be that my computer is sensing its age.....
  37. Thank you, fortapache!
  38. Thanks to V-50, Vinyl33rpm, dav2no1, and kwqd for your loves of this cool coaster!
  39. Thanks to kwqd, v-50, fortapache, and AO for your loves of this item :)
  40. Thanks, kwqd...I hope to get this resolved.......
  41. Thank you, Jenni!
  42. Thank you all for the love you have given this item!!!!
  43. Ho, clockerman.....I agree with you totally! I. too, have spent weekends at "The Spa"' and am especially grateful to have gained access to the backstretch! As you know, it is a world within itself ba...
  44. Thank you, Jenni...I agree with you totally on that!!!!
  45. Yes. Jenni......this was a wonderful surprise! I love this gift!!!! And, i do miss Ballantine..both the beer and the ale!!!!
  46. A "Stinging Scorpio" ! :)
  47. That's a really great paperweight, Jenni! O'd bet that The Lion Brewery would appreciate seeing that, as Lionshead Beer is their primary product@
  48. Thank you all for your loves of this nostalgic piece of advertising!!!!!
  49. Thank you, Jenni! Yes, that RCA advertising creationpairing Nipper with the Victrola is timeless! :)
  50. Yes, Lori and Foundaroundtown...those box lots at sales often yield great items!!!!
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Bud Cort autograph Limahl autograph Martin Stephens autograph Johnny Mathis autograph 1968 Vietnam war US ARMY issue Jungle Fatigue shirt with "in country" made rank & shoulder patch More Christmas, please find this charming and not annoying Tweety Milk Bottle ??


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