Month: February 2020

cartoon drink in barrel dispensing not beer
Posted in Ephemera

Beer Hall Synergy

Still going through these “risque” cards from the 1950’s I think. Some of them are just weird. There is some kind of beer hall synergy…

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Let's go bowling matchbook graphics
Posted in The Matchbooks

Let’s go bowling!

I can’t even remember the last time I’ve been in a bowling alley. Why? We need to do that. This matchbook promotes bowling alley membership…

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Newlyweds but guest won't leave
Posted in Love and War files

The man who would not leave

From a stack of these assorted old risque cards- This guy just won’t leave so the newlyweds just said what the hell, let’s get started…

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Risque wallet cards of the 1950's
Posted in Love and War files

Sure, use the guest towels

I got a stack of these assorted risque cards, from the 50’s I guess? I’m not sure what situation would warrant the use or display…

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Big Fish cartoon postcard, checkbox style
Posted in The postcards

Write home… Check!

These old “checkbox” postcards were quite handy. They cover most common things people write on postcards, just check off the appropriate boxes, address it and…

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Furnace filter then and now
Posted in In the Shop

Check your furnace filter ma’am?

We didn’t have any heating problems, but it was a good idea to up and change the furnace filter today, as you can see… So…

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Cure for dandruff germ bottle 1930s
Posted in Flotsam

Kill the dandruff germ!

I picked up this neat bottle at the Saturday auction, it once contained “Newbro’s Herpicide” and claimed that it “kills the dandruff germ”. Mr. Newbro…

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The Tale of The Seahorse corny postcard
Posted in The postcards

Good God, Lemon! Seahorses

From postcard dynasty Carman and Casey, The people who brought you “The story of Shells” and “The Legend of the Sand Dollar”, here’s “The Tale…

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Nikko sushi bar logo
Posted in The Matchbooks

That’s a different Nikko

The person that collected these matchbook originally must have been quite the traveller. He got this one at the Nikko sushi bar in San Francisco,…

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On the phone again landline 69
Posted in Back in My Day

On the phone again

My sister Cheryl was always on the phone, good thing we weren’t on a party line anymore. Not sure who took this picture, but it…

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