Anything But 'Free Bird'

I decided to take some requests this morning. What are you all in the mood for? Photos? A letter? Old postcard? Baseball card?

Let me know in the comments, I will try and get to as many as I can.


18 comments:

  1. I find old postcards fascinating. Or how about defunct or regional candy bar wrappers? Do you ever find anything like that?
    I love your blog.

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  2. no candy bar wrappers that I can think of. I have some random product packaging, soap, food, etc...

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  3. Norrin - here's the Ivory soap wrapper. According to my note, I found it in a 1944 Life Magazine.

    http://imgur.com/tHqFE.jpg

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  4. How about the strangest thing that you haven't shown yet?

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  5. H & E - here's a letter I found in a amongst a bunch of Asimov paperbacks:

    http://imgur.com/ebSIH.jpg

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  6. Bookish - that's a good question. How about this Post Office Department decal? It's pretty big, six inches across. Still has the original wax paper on it:

    http://imgur.com/i7ROk.jpg

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  7. That's neat! Do you know how old it is?

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  8. I found it in a math textbook from the 80s, but based on the back of the sticker, I'd say 1960s or 1970s.

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  9. Any old ephemera will do, but I', leaning toward trade cards or ink blotters. Wonderful litho images on a lot of them.

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  10. Love notes! They are the best!

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  11. What about lists. What was your most interesting list that you've found.

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  12. have you found any birds, free or otherwise? :^) [bird photos, postcards, advertising ephemera, etc]

    interesting baseball trading cards?

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  13. Ok, this is the last update for the day, as I'm due home and I'm hungry.

    Sorry to say, no love notes in stock. They are probably my favorite, and I try to post them as soon as I find them.

    Here's a trade card I found in with the Peterson's Magazine from 1865 I recently talked about on Twitter:

    http://imgur.com/XeZfc.jpg

    As for lists, this is closest I could come:

    http://imgur.com/T0O6j.jpg

    Found in "Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cookbook" from 1891.

    Bird-related material? None that I could find. I came across a peacock feather once while sorting, but that was really before I was saving this stuff.

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  14. I think letters would be of interest--at least, to me!

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  15. OK, will get a letter up tomorrow.

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