Thursday, February 8, 2018


To the right, some of our favorite O gauge model buildings from Karl Fey.  Fey made some of the best "faux tinplate" railroad structures we have ever seen and amazing putz houses too.

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Next up a neat photo from 1959--77 Sunset
Strip's Edd Byrnes!  Edd's "Kookie" character became a national phenomena; read more about the show here

It's followed by one of our favorite vintage "building" tins; the Alamo! We haven't been able to find out much about this one.

Last time we looked it appeared to have been a candy filled souvenir.

Click on the photos and enjoy. 

For the crafters---putz and more---fabulous art textures:

--Art texture using crumbled wax paper and glue

--Another great art texture and a fab way to re-use cellophane, plastic wrap and bags (your editor loves this and uses it alot on small furniture pieces, cardboard projects, and more) 

--An oldie but goodie and one of our favorite putz houses from Howard Lamey--lighted!

--Here's a nifty little tin-litho jet from the Japanese firm of 'K', courtesy of Toys & Stuff 

--For the love of tiny pianos, from our friend Holiday Jenny

--Another oldie but goodie, fab putz houses from Mimi....

1 comment:

  1. My sister had a 45rpm record of "Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb."