Friday, January 28, 2011

The Gewgaw, Mascon Mechanical Bank

Ah, the halcyon days when toys were actually manufactured in the US. Here's an example from Lorain, OH:

You push a lever on his butt, and he deposits the coin quite effectively in the slot on his back.

If you are interested, you can find him for sale here.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Japanese Car Classic Club - Torrance, CA

I have a soft spot for these old cars - they were popular when i was in high school.

Does that make me a classic?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Gewgaw: A face only a nut could love

I've got a loverly bunch of coconuts.

Actually, just one. He's for sale. He's a hollowed out coconut box. Frankly, I-don't-really-know-what-the-heck-it-is, it may not even be a coconut. But, he's awfully cute. In an homely sort of way.

You can pick him here.

Trash Truck vs Electric Company

I'm losing my electricity on Friday - the electric company is changing out transformers or something. There's no parking on the street on that day, in the morning.

It's also garbage pickup - so I get to watch dueling trucks and trash.

Let the games begin.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Gewgaw, Abraham Lincoln is For Sale

I got it in my head to separate myself from my hoard before I turn into a subject on one of those reality shows.

Here's a fine gewgaw example that I have no idea what it is.

It's addressed to a Cpl. Thomas Audio, so I wonder if it was sent directly through the US mail. I suspect it dates back to WWII.

You can see it and the rest of my 'treasures' here.