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:
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.
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:
Now I will get to work attaching one to my antique cup. Stay tuned for photos.
I missed this vintage motorcycle racing poster at auction this week:
Bummer for me! Maybe next time…
I finally got around to listing the BJ Ernst vintage wool ties in my Etsy shop…
Go get ’em while they last!
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!
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.
Another new motorcycle film poster for my collection: