Archive for February, 2010

A Perfectly Good Airplane..

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Today brings a new addition to the Toy Rack. I don’t understand why people jump out of perfectly good airplanes, let alone¬†Stewart “Mac” McMillan. This acquisition comes from a Rock Hudson collector in Gabbs, Nevada. I wonder if they made a “Wife” parachute toy?

Bad Timing Spoils Run

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

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Because of a poorly timed but otherwise innocent sexual reference, the print run on this sticker series was cut short. But, at the same time, their collector value skyrocketed, especially for the one in question. Unfortunately this one, originally purchased at the Food Mart in Cave Spring, GA, is not in mint condition. Did anyone manage to collect them all?

The Real Truth about Santa

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

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Yes, this Little Goldie Book (which slipped through the cracks during LGB tribute week) exposed kids to a horrifying secret about Ol’ St. Nick.. And that secret is that Santa’s budget matches that of the household to which presents are delivered. If you ever wondered why the rich kids got the best presents even though they were obnoxious little brats all year long, now you know. Discovered under the canned goods shelf during the remodeling of the Fare-deal Market in Altoona, IA.

When I grow up..

Friday, February 19th, 2010

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“..I want to be a doctor! But not just any doctor, no way! I don’t want to save lives, I want to improve them! And make ridiculous piles of cash doing it!” I can just hear the joyous cries of the young recipients of this curious little toy. I mean, who wouldn’t want a stethoscope with Julian McMahon’s picture on it? This more recent offering was found at the Corner Pharmacy in Baileyton, TN.

Missed Comedy Opportunity

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

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Ironically, this frame tray puzzle actually has 24 “easy pieces”. You’d think they’d tie it in a little better with the name of the Jack Nicholson movie it features. Much to my dismay, it’s only missing four pieces, which again kills the chance of further comedic potential. Thanks to the Garcia rummage sale in Agua Dulce, TX for this find.

It’s not Halloween yet, but..

Monday, February 15th, 2010

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It seems like only yesterday that Britney was sporting a low-maintenance hairstyle and demonstrating the practicality of using an umbrella to gain access to an automobile (in which she obviously had locked her keys). This classic Halloween costume, found on clearance at the local Party Pit, really takes me back.

Last Train to Wrongsville

Friday, February 12th, 2010

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Despite the controversy, we felt the need for posterity’s sake to post a picture of this “very special episode” of Goldie Books. It’s bad enough they tempt us with pots of gold and wishes, but seriously, this goes too far. Thanks to the Super Swap Meet in Blair, NE for this horrific tale of “stranger danger”. We hope you’ve enjoyed our week of Little Goldie Book goodness!

Be Careful What You Wish For

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

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What kid hasn’t, at least in passing, wished death upon a sibling? Especially a younger one who gets all the attention! Well, this “wonderful life” story vividly shows youngsters the consequences of having the Almighty do your dirty work. Thanks to Aunt Vivian in Benton Ridge for the loan of this classic.

That Old Silk Hat

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

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Our week-long tribute to Little Goldie Books continues! This “Scary Christmas” tale warns us all of the dark powers that infest magic hats, and reminds us that the sun is our friend. Pried from the hands of a tearful youngster, this book was sold for a mere dime at a garage sale in Cecilton, MD.

Bringin’ Home Dinner

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

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Who knew Walt’s disdain for parents went as far as the ugly duckling’s mom? Birds is birds, I suppose. This classic book, which was found in a dentist’s waiting room in Jeanerette, Louisiana, most likely scarred more kids than Bambi ever did.