Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Gnip Gnop

One of the joys of garage saling is when you find that lost piece of your childhood, a forgotten memory of wildly slapping a plastic paddle and watching neon pink and green balls bounce erratically about.  I'm talking, of course, about that slap-happy game by Parker Brothers, "Gnip Gnop".


Monday, August 22, 2016

Only You Part Deux

There's a house on my usual garage sale route that stands out because of the antique cast iron fire call box posts that stand in the driveway.  I've always assumed a fireman lived there who collected fire related items.  Last weekend, they were having a garage sale.

His garage looked like a museum dedicated to the history of fire fighting.  I asked him if he was a fireman and he said he wasn't, just collected it.  His prices for the most part were retail plus, so I didn't pick up much.  I did walk away with this metal Smokey the Bear button.  It probably dates from the 1960's or '70's.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

What was on TV August 11th through 17th, 1979

I'm running behind, as usual, on this week's TV Guide.  I try to post these during the week they cover (I don't know why I make up these rules), so I'm coming in just under the wire for the week.  This week's cover begs the question, "Who the heck is Rod Arrants?"


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Elvis -- The King Lives On?

Elvis (no last name necessary) passed away 39 years ago today.  This mug made by Dawn with a copyright date of 1977 shows they were pretty quick to jump on capitalizing his death.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Right Eating...Keeps You Swingin'

From 1960 comes another pamphlet promoting healthy eating to teenagers, with the promise that swingin' will go hand in hand.


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Truetone Restoration

I found this 1941 Truetone radio at a rummage sale a couple weekends back.  It was pretty rough looking and missing knobs, but it was only $5 and I wanted to save it.


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Dennison Addressing Labels

Another item I bought simply for the packaging was this box of Addressing Labels made by Dennison, known to Halloween collectors for their "Bogie Books".


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