Category Archives: Vehicular

Skateboard Smack-Ups Manny Manhole

I think I tried skateboarding about twice in my life. There’s an old adage about how if you don’t succeed, well, by golly, you just pick yourself up and try again. Not me. I couldn’t get the hang of it … Continue reading

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Promo Cars – Little Cars Used to Sell Big Cars

In 2012, I wrote about the rediscovery of my Miller-Ironson lumber truck, a prized possession of my childhood that I found in my mother’s attic and now proudly resides in our home. That journey back to my youth also led … Continue reading

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Last Travel-Log from the Road – 10/4/12: Antique Archeology-Nashville Submitted by Carol

When we set out on our cross-country journey at the beginning of September, we knew we wanted to antique our way across America, but we weren’t exactly sure where we would go.  We still have a few more days on … Continue reading

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Travel Log #2: LeClaire, Iowa 9/7/12 Reported by Carol

We entered LeClaire, Iowa, which is just north of Interstate 80 and on the banks of the Mississippi River, at about 9:45 a.m.  I was taking note of the price of gas at a BP station when Jim shouted, “There … Continue reading

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Pick Of The Week: Huge MASK Collection

I have to preface this post by saying that this is not a typical find for me. I’ll make a few insane scores like this in a given year, but that’s not reflective of what I’m doing on a weekly … Continue reading

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Transformers Sandbot

Let’s face it, if you’re looking for a toy that you can change from one thing and make it resemble something else entirely, sand is pretty much the ultimate Transformer. Though sand sculptures may have their origins as far back … Continue reading

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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

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