Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Holy Traders, Catholic Saint Trading Cards



















I traded a Joe Shlabotnik card for this set of Holy Traders. They are Catholic Saint trading cards.

Monday, May 23, 2011

"True Lies" Spy Camera






This is a "True Lies" movie promo "Spy Camera." This thing was a give-away to promote Jimmy Cameron's box office smash back in 1994. Sometimes circumstances make a piece of junk into poetic justice, as is the case with this one.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pentagram Man And His Quest, London, 1967













Pentagram was published by Gerard Noel in an attempt to create serious discussion on various esoteric topics such as astrology, Wicca, and other slightly "off center" stuff. He also hosted the first "witchcraft" dinner in the modern era, in London in 1964.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

One Old Cigarette Lighter






This one was made in Japan in the 1950's. It is Sterling silver, is tarnished to death, but has some very nice engraving.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Afro Ken Stuffed Toy








It is rumored that the person who "invented" the Pet Rock lost a lot of money on their next idea which was "Pet Sand." I hope you did not take your "Hello Kitty" money and invest in "Afro Ken," because he was the Edsel of the Japanese anime craze and exists only in the hearts and minds of the few and the weird.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Buttons













When you collect ephemera you are exposed to a lot of junk. I recently ran across these buttons. Some are from locations in California and the others are just a little strange.