Monthly Archives: June 2012

It’s a Sign of the Times – The Nineteenth Century That Is

I have to admit – I love old signs.  Their sole purpose was to say “Hey, look at me and buy what I have to sell!”   Before we had radio or television, the role of the sign, at least small … Continue reading

Posted in 1800's, Advertising, Americana, Historical, Jim, Signs, Weird | 1 Comment

South American Bart Simpson

I can’t say that I’ve been a Simpsons fan since day one. The reason for that is because in order for that to be true, I would have had to have watched The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987, … Continue reading

Posted in 1990's, Action Figures, Ben, Foreign, Humor, Toys, Weird | 8 Comments

The Unimal: Educational Hybrid Monster!

When I found my Unimal about 8 months ago, I thought I was just buying a wacky hybrid farm animal.  Turns out the Unimal, which is 1/5 cow, 1/5 steer, 1/5 chicken, 1/5 pig, and 1/5 sheep has a rich … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's, Amy, Monsters, Uncategorized, Weird | 2 Comments

My Miller -Ironson Lumber Truck – One Owner, Low Miles and Still Truckin’

If you ask a toy collector how they got started, the response is often “I started buying back my childhood.”   It seems the lure of toys for adults is almost as great as it is for children.  Maybe it’s that … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's, Jim, Toys, Vehicular | 1 Comment

The Best High School Yearbook (Parody) Ever!

I will admit right up front that I love high school yearbooks – any and all. This love affair most likely began in June 1961 when I was a mere child of eight.  My big brother, who was finishing up … Continue reading

Posted in 1960's, 1970's, Ben, Carol, Ephemera, Humor | 6 Comments