Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cocoanut Grove/Ambassador Hotel Ashtray

This ashtray is from the famous Cocoanut Grove nightclub that was located inside the Ambassador Hotel. The Ambassador Hotel was demolished in 2005-2006 and was the site where Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Token, Barber Oil Company, Fullerton, Nebraska

This is a "Premium Check" token that was issued by the Barber Oil Company of Fullerton, Nebraska. I imagine this was fairly early, as 5 cents would not be much of a reward these days.

Ford V8 Button, 1930's

This button came out at the end of the 1930's to celebrate the first Ford V8 engines. This one is a bit rare because it was printed in Los Angeles by Western Badge and Button. If you see one these buttons buy it because you will not see another soon.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection Gallery Book

This was the gallery book they gave you if you toured the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection in Colonial Williamsburg back in 1960.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Alameda/Contra Costa Transit System

These are two tokens from 1961 that allowed you to ride the bus in Oakland, California.

Monday, September 12, 2011

In Memoriam

For those who were taken on 9-11-2001, and for all those left behind who will never forget