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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)


  1. Hi, dav....no insulators remain on the crossbars, and those that have fallen have all been picked up by collectors. I only have one insulator, that I obtained in another area, it is of translucent ...
  2. Hi, Jennie..that is quite a remarkable recollection of your family history. Thanks for sharing this memory of your childhood.....
  3. Good morning Vinyl...yes, sadly, that was then, and this is now......
  4. Hi, fort...It's good that it's running, but sad that you lost yours !!!!!
  5. Good day, Jenni.....yes, that is a beauty of an ashtray! Ha, ha, ha...I recall that jingle ! Such curiosities are fun to collect....
  6. Hi, dav2no1.....thanks for the input! I do have a nice collection of ashtrays. One can acquire these for cheap prices at house sales and in box lots at auctions. They are nice collectibles, are practi...
  7. Hi, Vinyl33...I do as well! It looks to be an "all business" whistle, and its loud tone compliments its looks.
  8. Yes, Jenni..heads will roll over both both The Mets and The Yankees tanking this year !!!
  9. Hi, Jenni....it'll be a long off season for Mets' fans...hmm, four of the top spending teams have not made 2023's post season action!!!!
  10. Yes, V..it is a beauty!!! I got that one in a box lot of older tie clips...the others were really nice, too...but this one's my favorite..hava good day!
  11. Thank you, Jenni...your kind thoughts and insight are very much appreciated! Yes, the Unisphere still stands, and the other building that you mentioned is the restored New York State Pavilion of the 6...
  12. EJW-54: Let's Go Buffalo !!!!!!
  13. Yes, Jenni...I agree with you wholeheartedly on that !!!!
  14. Jenni.....I'm doing, OK..thank you~ I, too, am looking forward to 2023 Saratoga meet. My plans to get there are still tentative, but I am leaning towards the visit, as I have not been there since ...
  15. Thank you, Jenny! I agree with you 100% !!!! I hope that all is well with you !!!!!
  16. That's really cool !!!!
  17. Keramikos....I spent much time at Ali's Deer Lake, PA Training Camp, watching Ali and other fighters, some who were world class, prepare for fights at that facility. It was a real education in many wa...
  18. Stuff, it should read "closed circuit shows"...sorry!
  19. Stuff....I saw the Thrilla in Manila @ St. Joseph's Hall in Hazleton, PA . Those closed shows in theaters really captured the aura of the live events!
  20. Good morning. and thank you, Jenni...I appreciate your kind thoughts!
  21. Thank, Cisum, your input is much appreciated. I am attaching a story of the Vulcan Iron works for your, and the other viewers' review. Such things truly hold my interest, and I sense that others may ...
  22. Thank you, Jenni!!!!
  23. Hi, Jenni....thank you for your kind comment ! It was a nice sized venue, that had a kitchen and a bar. Many great times were to be had there !!!!!
  24. Thank you, dav2no1 ! It is a real beauty!
  25. Thank you, Jenni !!!!!
  26. Thank you, bottle-bud.....
  27. Hello, Inky.. yes,the colors on this bottle are very attractive! And the eye catching creative graphics in yellow make a nice contrast. Thank you for your kind input......
  28. Thank you, Jenni! I get lucky sometimes at the sales :)
  29. Good morning dav2no1....that is really a great item that you have! Thanks for sharing !!!!!
  30. Thank you, Jenny! I appreciate your kind input. I, too, enjoy Manhattans very much!!!
  31. Thank you all for your loves of this image, and also to those who commented on it..
  32. Thank you, Jenni, it IS a great looking set! And being on the beach now WOULD be great tonic !
  33. Hi, AO....it is a beauty for sure!!!!
  34. I appreciate the insight that many of you have given on this item. From this, I gather that this is a quality item. I got this at a retiring doctor's office dispersal.
  35. Thank you, Phil! I am happy that when Woolworth's went out, that the buyers retained some of its features. The floor panels are some type of red stone, and the Woolworth's lettering is grayish marble...
  36. Thank you, Jenni! I too miss the Woolworth stores. They were the best! I am happy that this photo recalled pleasant memories for you !!!
  37. Hi, Keramikos! The Sordoni and fine woodwork sites show the Woolworth store in WB. I could not open the Flickr site) The WB Woolworth store had been remodeled into a Barnes and Noble concern, which w...
  38. Good morning, dav2no1....he does balance on pointed feet. Thank you for your question.
  39. Hi, Phil...thanks for your input, which is very much appreciated. the figure is 8Cm from head to toe. And the span of the balance bar is 16.5Cm.
  40. Thank you, Jenni! I am happy that this building still stands, and in close semblance to its original grandeur! And thank you to all who have posted loves oaths image!
  41. Thank you, Jenni! You are correct, the contemporary holders cheesy imitations of the older items. I like acquiring such things for their practical, aesthetic, and historical value. And with many ...
  42. A real beauty !!!!!
  43. A great acquisition! Congratulations !!!!!!
  44. Thank you, Jenni, and the best to you always as well!
  45. Good insight on that , Buss...thanks for your input!
  46. Thanks for the loves and for the comments...and I did have a Merry Christmas, Trey, as I hope that you and tall of the others had as well! I wish all a very much improved 2022!
  47. Thanks, everyone for the loves and the comments. And 'Buss , If I still had a garage, I'd rebuild that cooler! :)
  48. Thank you all for your loves of this vintage item......
  49. Great items!!!!! Phil Rizzutto and Yogi Berra also owned and operated a bowling center in Clifton, NJ. They opened this business in 1959, and it had a good run.
  50. You are welcome, Jenni! it was a fun day, and I hope that you had a good time, as well!!!
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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 ?? Genuine Leather Book Cover


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