Zoological prints

Vintage Zoological prints abound in shops and flea markets.



There is something for everyone in every price range and size.

Whew! Made it to letter Z once again on ABC Wednesday!

Starting a busy, busy Summer and Fall ahead and I may not be here every single week but I will be continuing with all things vintage, their repair, their stories and our love of collecting!


Golden Gambling Ephemera

Vintage Vegas coin cups to hold your nickles, dimes and quarters (oh my!) were once made of paper and the size of a regular drinking cup. These were meant to be used to tote your winnings around the casino in order to feed them back into another one armed bandit then be tossed into the trash on your way out of town.


Gambling memorabilia is another high interest subject in vintage collecting. This category covers everything from antique Wheel of Fortune games dating back hundreds of years up to and including these paper coin cups from the mid 20th century.

Quick Quarter Mile


This Quick Quarter Mile Horsepower Calculator is a great example of ephemera from the age of race car tuning before every single thing was taken over by on-board electronics and computers.

A mechanic/driver could learn a lot from a run down the pavement and this little cardboard dial.

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