MCM doorway room divider shelf unit
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Hello! Meet my plants and trinkets.

When I was a kid in the late 60’s/early 70’s, I used to sell door-to-door (mainly from those outfits in the back of the comic…

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Color this to calm your mind.
Posted in Back in My Day Flotsam

They were out of peyote

It came to management’s attention that people on the factory floor were under stress. Stressed out people make mistakes! So they brainstormed, picked up plastic…

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Stinky cops and robbers, cap guns make a nice gunpowder stink.

I don’t recall having a cap gun when I was a kid. But when I could get these 20 grain caps, I put them on…

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Buyer beware or Lizzy Borden?

You can find some great deals at backwoods auctions, but of course you really have to examine the goods. I can’t decide if the second…

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WIBC winner's medallion
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WHERE ARE THE BALLS?

I got this old bowling medallion from Listia.com for almost free. It is inscribed on the front, (above their club’s “coat of arms”) 25th Anniversary,…

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Only your nose knows

My dad’s Uncle Hank bought this Fart Finder from some sort of gift shop in Renton, Wa. on January 23rd, 1970. I know this because…

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Airline brand portable radio hasn't played since the Eisenhower administration.
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I bring you… Music! Or… a house fire!

I would like to see if this old Airline brand portable tube radio from Monkey Wards still works, it uses a D battery but there…

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Pac Man Fever? Try lockdown madness.

I was digging up some rockery and found this decrepit old video game token. Wouldn’t it be creepy if there was an abandoned arcade in…

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Red Dog metal saloon dollar token
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I give up on this

I have lost interest in my coin and token collection, Except for the silver dollar with the president Nixon case, that my dad gave me….

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Crackerjack toy policeman.
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Man in blue doing a crackerjack job

The reason I think this guy came out of a box of Crackerjacks, is I think I got one in like 1966 or so. He…

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