Posted in Mildly Interesting The Advertising

Pepsi giveth, Pepsi taketh away.

I heard that Pepsi came out with a special seasonal flavor, Apple Pie Pepsi. They say it “mimics the texture and mouth-feel of apple pie.”…

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Flok Kraft VS Flock It!
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Flock for cash!

What happened to this magical Flok-Kraft that can dress your dashboard like Wilma Flintstone? We used to have an old Dodge Dart that had worn…

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Old Puyallup fair ad
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You can do it a trot, you can do it at a gallop-

In our hours of quiet semi-quarantine desperation, we dream of things we will do when this mysterious virus has subsided. It will probably be even…

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Posted in The Advertising

To the year 2508!

Going to the year 2508 with Hugh Marlowe and Nancy Gates, I don’t care if it does have monsters with many eyes, and huge spiders…

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Zenith TV with Space Command
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Space Command!

It must have been a golden time for independent Television and Radio stores like Jack Bartlett’s. Remote Control of your television, being able to turn…

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Card Table Braces
Posted in Back in My Day The Advertising

Nobody fixes anything anymore.

Another item from my dad’s old 1958 Jensen-Byrd catalog, supplier to hardware retailers all over the west. This is a set of the locking mechanisms…

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Nudist camp ladies in an old Barbasol ad, for no apparent reason.
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Madison Avenue likes what it likes.

I don’t understand what the point of this Barbasol ad was, but the cartoon is cute and clever. What do you expect from Popular Mechanics?…

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Great American Food and Beverage Co. Matchbox
Posted in The Advertising The Matchbooks

The Great American AWESOME

I normally only collect old book matches, but this matchbox from The Great American Food and Beverage Co. Conglomeration (A SoCal chain but they had…

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Old comic book ad to get kids to sell Christmas cards
Posted in Back in My Day The Advertising

Sell Christmas cards, win a shotgun

When I was a kid, I earned money by selling Christmas cards, and in the spring, seed packets- I got my inventory from outfits like…

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Posted in Flotsam In the Shop The Advertising

Don’t be in the dark about flashlights!

This is from a Jensen-Byrd Wholesale hardware catalog from 1951, that my dad had and referred to once in a blue moon. A huge hardback…

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