I’m not sure if this is what the Ramones were singing about, but it’s still pretty cool. 1940s coin operated electric shock machine, Click Here For eBay Auction. For a mere one cent you to can risk cardiac failure. I remember the modern version of this had Uncle Fester with a light bulb in his mouth. I know it’s not cool to like something new, but I am partial to old Fester.
The final, notable, pick ups from this past weekend two 1930s (rough estimate) era aprons. The first is from a blue print company out of New York, and the second needs little introduction The Wall Street Journal. Both are in excellent condition and the print is very strong on each. The Wall Street Journal apron has slightly off registration print giving it a slight 3D effect in some areas. Currently there is a similar The Wall Street Journal apron on eBay listed at $1,950 or best offer, Click To Check It Out On eBay. If anyone out there is looking to make an offer that absurd on one drop me a line.
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Once the Dunk trend finally curls up and dies (if it ever happens) legit vintage/Nike heads will still be shelling out the big bucks for 70s Nikes. I’m not sure what price these are going to finish at, but it’s going to be a lot-maybe Chris Hall can shed some light, but I think I’m just going to sit back and wait.
For the most part there wasn’t a whole lot to be found on the junk trail this weekend. Saturday it rained all day so only the indoor venues were operating. I was able to go out Sunday and grab a few items. The first being this 1930 print by Jaro Hess entitled The Land of Make Believe. Hess’s print compiles all (maybe not all but most) fairy tales into one giant imaginary world. Hess created the piece in anticipation of the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, and it was mass produced as a print by The Child’s Wonderland Company out of Grand Rapids Michigan. This printing is an original 1930 edition, but there have been subsequent printings as the rights have changed hands a few times throughout the years. You can tell this is an original 1930 printing as it still includes “The Wandering Jew” text that was removed on later versions, the “Published by the Child’s Wonderland Co. Grand Rapids Michigan” text that was either removed or blacked out on later versions, and the copyright reads as 1930 without any additional dates. The woman I purchased the print from had a similar one hanging over her bed as a child which was secured only with tacks, as you can imagine it was destroyed. Later in life she was able to purchase one in immaculate condition and have it professionally framed. I guess it was time to pass it on and I was more than willing to add it to my collection/wall. Check Out Jaro Hess on eBay.