Remember "Soakies", those character collector soap bottles that were so popular in the late 50's and early to mid sixties...Although the name "Soaky" belongs to Colgate-Palmolive, collectors now use it for all plastic figural bubble-bath containers. And they can fetch handsome prices these days. You can read more about the history of Soakies at: http://bit.ly/18Wi3jw
They're followed by the ultimate vintage Christmas kitsch: whiskered Santa Claus stickers--and still unopened in the package. No further comment necessary!
And the Bertoia August 22-23 Basics Auction is right around the corner. Lots of interesting things.
The October Signature auction looks fabulous too and features the Tony Annese collection. Some great trains and train accessories--you'll find lots of inspiration no doubt! For more, visit http://www.bertoiaauctions.com/
We especially like the details on the reed train station.
And finally the Nomura Atomic Pistol! We like the graphics on the box as much as the toy!
"Friction Powered Atomic Pistol with Spark", by Nomura (T.N.), circa 1950s--made in Japan. Featured in a previous auction at SeriousToyz.
For those who don't know, Nomura, also known at TN, was one of the biggest and most prolific of all postwar Japanese toy makers. It operated from the 1940s thru the 1970's. MORE INFO HERE.
AGAIN, click on the photos and links.
Repairing/restoring vintage putz house windows and doors; a tip to make placing new ones in much easier; click here
Tutorial: three Haloween wreaths; COURTESY OF RETRO RENOVATION-- some fab designs here.
An oldie but goodie----Two skiing flattie patterns, courtesy of Howard Lamey https://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1142
By special request, early made in Japan yellow and purple bungalow putz house, restoration and more from Tom H: click here.
ANOTHER REQUEST: SCHOOL HOUSE PUTZ REPRO, PACK-O-FUN SIZE FROM HOWARD; more here
And in case you missed it:
--JUNE DAYS AT ROB & MONICA'S OUR ADVENTURES AMONGST THE DUCKS; CLICK HERE
--ANOTHER fabulous putz house, foil roof REPRO FROM PUTZINVT; more here
--THE LAST EDITION OF MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON IS HERE.
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