Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Space Patrol Walkie-Talkies, 1973













Archer was a division of Radio Shack when these walkie-talkies were made in May 1973. They work and you can hear every cell phone and wireless phone for blocks around with these things.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cal/Stanford Football Ticket




This is the stub from the game between Cal and Stanford. The date of the game was November 19, 1949 and Cal was the winner of the game.

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