A red and green bandwagon to jump on

Here’s another Santa matchbook, this one from the nice people at Du-par’s, whoever they are. You have to admit, back when most people smoked, matches were a great way to advertise. Not sure if I like this Santa though. He seems to be saying, “Ho Ho! Lighting up a doobie in the alley behind the […]

QFC King deposed?

This ad from a Dec. 1963 “Prudence Penny” insert in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer indicates that this is the first Christmas for the little QFC king. For all I know, it may have been his last. Perhaps his oddly trimmed mustache did not play well among the upper middle-class housewives that shopped there. Along the way, […]