Thursday, November 25, 2010


Here’s something tasty for your eyes to feast on! It’s an awesome Thanksgiving themed cover from the November 1964 issue of The Golden Magazine. Artist unknown.

And better than your Aunt Mildred’s oyster mushroom dressing is this fine looking calendar page by Richard Scarry.

Friday, November 05, 2010



1... 2... 3... blast off! Really, the hat on my head blasted off when I saw this box with the snazzy space graphics for sale at a flea market last week.

It’s always exciting when you sneak up on something you’ve never seen before and luckily for this item, the price was right.

My guess this Rediplete Pediatric Syrup box made by Merck Sharp & Dohme is from the late 1960's to early 1970's and it probably once held a bottle - now missing. I wonder what the bottle looked like? Maybe it was figural like Dan’s spaceman vitamin bottle or my builder man vitamin bottle.

The neato thing about this box, are the sides, ‘cause they turn into stretch pictures. You know, like the ones at the Haunted Mansion, just not as complicated and without the mayhem.

Let’s take a look at ‘em in action -


When I opened the box, I was shocked to find some sort of weird medicine inside.

Turns out these multicolored capsules are really from the novelty world with a tiny steel ball bearing inside. These mystery jumping beans, not to be confused with the Mexican variety, must have inspired the Mighty Beanz. I’m thankful for these little guys, because they helped save this box. Most vintage packaging is saved because someone used it for storage. That’s why you see tons of old coffee cans on the market, because everyone needed a container for their nails, screws and a cremated family pet or two.

Houston, the Rediplete has landed!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010


I knew I had a copy of this magazine somewhere in the archives and I was determined to find it today, because I forgot to post it two years ago during the Prez election. The cover art was created by Dorothea Cooke and I just love the simplicity of it.

When I look at this 70 year old magazine cover, it makes me think how nice that some things have never changed. Even though our country is heavily divided on so many issues, it’s nice to live in a place where we can still get together in a public place and vote.