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Aloha Fold-Out Postcard

 

This vintage Hawaii post card set made by Curt Teich tells quite a story…

In 1944, a U.S. military Private with rather illegible nomenclature sent this to Ms. Sara Gutshall in Maytown, PA.

Notice there’s no postal address needed – the mail carrier knew where to go with it!

After Pearl Harbor, individuals serving over in the Pacific theater would send these decorative postcards to their ladies at home. It’s a beautiful relic of the 1940s and takes you way back to a very different age.

 

$20

Big Basketball

This old mechanical game is cool! You use levers to propel the ball up into the net. The whole thing is intact, just one of the scoring wheels is missing. It’s an easy fix – take off the existing wheel, run it through a photocopier – cut it out and install both and you have “home vs visitors” scoring.

Star Wars Colossal Game Pack

This pack includes the Tiger Star Wars Electronic Talking Galactic Battle Game, no box or game pieces, but it WORKS. Also comes with the Tiger Star Wars quiz game, which also works and has a cartridge for the Quiz Wiz Episodes IV, V and VI – just needs a book!

Also, there are these various small game pieces, including the Millenium Falcon!

All for $50. A good “fixer upper” pack.

 

Elegant Swan

This neat rare collectible brings to mind the beautiful Swananoa mansion, the summer home of James Dooley, nestled in the mountains of Afton, VA. After being cared for by the Walter and Lao Russell foundation for many years, Swananoa was bought by a deranged oil magnate and let to rot. This swan would have been right at home in the elegant Italian marble estate or at the Dooley’s main home in Richmond, VA.

$7

Ugly Pug

He’s got a face only a pugger can love — and he really likes what’s in that lunchbox!…

Which happens to be this:

is this a face?

Writing in some Asiatic language – and some interesting pictures – I can’t make heads nor tails out of it. Maybe the buyer can piece this together – it’s all there in a bag.

One who can read the message might file this under ‘spiritual significance’…

 

 

Law School in a Box

One of the best things that Mental Floss ever did (in my opinion) was create this interesting little item. Get a mini-legal encyclopedia explaining odd crimes like ‘smurfing’ and “heroes of the courtroom” cards featuring greats like Oliver Wendell Holmes. Get this plus a MYSTERY GIFT item for the bright young lad or lassie who is sure to go places – or the grizzled old coot at your holiday table who has somehow snagged a credential from the bar.

$10