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John Cartoonized
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NeverJetHot

WHERE AM I?? This is the personal blog of a retired airplane factory drone… I was delighted when I discovered the anagram of my name…

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Old barroom cartoon postcard
Posted in The postcards

ONE Jackass? You wish.

This old postcard shows a jackass backed up to a bar, and a patron commenting, “There’s one at every bar”. Aside from the question of…

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Eat at Ed's matchbook
Posted in The Matchbooks

Don’t Starve, Eat at Ed’s!!

I have to wonder about the economic realities of the town where Ed’s restaurant existed. On one hand, the customer has the choice of eating…

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Front of "Buy War Bonds" matchbook cover
Posted in The Matchbooks

Virus bonds?

A few generations ago, people would buy “War Bonds” from Uncle Sam, to finance WWII. Now we are faced with needing to pony up cash…

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Old postcard; trout fishing
Posted in The postcards

Gone Fishing. And kinda swimming

I remember a stream like this, fishing with my dad. Of course, I fell in. (Hey, mossy rocks are slippery!) It was still fun though….

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Sock Monkey Family
Posted in Observations

Too many monkeys!

If you all think my matchbook covers collecting is a stupid hobby, There is a lady on Facebook is downsizing her Sock Monkey collection. If…

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Book matches from your friends at Tommy Bartlett's show
Posted in The Matchbooks

ROBOT WORLD

This matchbook from “Tommy Bartlett’s Robot World” in the Wisconsin Dells caught my eye- I googled that. Sadly, as expected they are are closed for…

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Nothing Does It Like 7-up matchbook cover
Posted in The Matchbooks

Grab some 7-up and Pall Malls for Grandma

I’ve got a bunch of matchbook covers touting healthy 7-Up. Some of them also feature another pop called “Like” but I have no idea what…

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Matchbook cover - Party sensibly from Clark's Pizza
Posted in The Matchbooks

Don’t get sauced! Eat pizza

Clark’s pizza’s matchbooks had a public service message, “Don’t get sauced”. They probably had a few customers that were causing trouble because of the drinking-…

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Esquire restaurant lady golfer
Posted in The Matchbooks

Canada on the ball

New restaurant in Ottawa, not sure what they serve. But they have “Plenty on the ball”. The golfer lady, well I am no golf swing…

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lAS vEGAS cLUB EARLY CASINO MATCHBOOK COVER
Posted in The Matchbooks

LARGEST SIGN! That’s good luck!

I just acquired this 30-strike matchbook from The Las Vegas Club, a very early casino in Vegas, judging by the Hupmobiles or whatever in the…

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