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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Lost & Found

I have been going through my poster bins in an attempt to throw some of them up on my Etsy store. It is like Christmas! I am finding posters I forgot that I had. Like this one for instance:

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I bought this in Paris back in the early 90’s, before I knew I would be obsessed with motorcycle posters in the future. This is a small cardboard sign measuring 9″x12″ designed to be hung in a dealership. It is from the 1930’s. It advertises tires and tubes for bicycles, motorcycles, and scooters.

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Vintage Soccer Medals

One of my categories of obsession is vintage soccer memorabilia. Posters, trophies, team photos, and equipment. I have been building a trophy for my fantasy Premier League football league, the Yankee Hooligans, and in doing so started seeking out vintage soccer trophies I could get engraved. Most were already engraved so I decided to make a cup of my own and combine vintage elements to make an antique looking trophy. In my search for elements I came across these great antique soccer medals:

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Now I will get to work attaching one to my antique cup. Stay tuned for photos.


One That Got Away

I missed this vintage motorcycle racing poster at auction this week:

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Bummer for me! Maybe next time…


Veterans Day Salute

My grandfather, Henry Ford Stiltz, lied about his age and joined the navy at the age of 16 to serve with his older brother in WWII. He was stationed on the USS Lexington when it was torpedoed in the Coral Sea by the Japanese Navy. He survived the sinking with a Medal of Commendation for saving fellow soldiers during the explosions, and went on to become both a State trooper and a Federal Game Warden. He was a proud patriot that gave me a foundation in conservative American values. He was a proud hard-working man that would help others but never ask for help in return. Thank you G-Pa for fighting for our freedom. I carry on your values so that your fight was not in vain.

BJ Ernst Wool Ties on Etsy

I finally got around to listing the BJ Ernst vintage wool ties in my Etsy shop

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Go get ’em while they last!


Post Election Mental Hangover

Well, I had hopes that our country would take a new direction and get this economy back on track so that there would be hope that I could wait for the turn-around and keep my retail store open. It seems that this is not the case, so I will start making plans to close up shop and scale back until such a time when people have some discretionary income and start collecting again. We are running a sale in Casarama that will now ramp up and become a liquidation sale. We will also start liquidating goods via our ETSY storefront and our eBay account. O-bummer!

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The Day The Earth Stood Still

Sometimes the French & Italian versions of American film posters are far superior. This is the case with the French version of, “The Day The Earth Stood Still” that I just won at auction.

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New Poster

Another new motorcycle film poster for my collection:

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