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billryan
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April 22nd, 2021 at 2:21:36 PM permalink
Evidently, there was a liquor bottle collecting craze in the late 1960s/early 1970s, as liquor companies produced bottles of famous Americans, or would put out a bottle with a man dressed in a certain military uniform. Elvis was popular, as were Civil War figures.
I never saw them until I moved to Vegas and found dozens of them at auctions. Most of them don't sell for much but I have 12 Revolutionary War soldiers on one shelf and a Stonewall Jackson bottle on another
JohnnyQ
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April 22nd, 2021 at 2:29:56 PM permalink
Ditto perhaps with AVON.

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Keeneone
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April 22nd, 2021 at 2:42:41 PM permalink
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The only GARFIELD I know is the CAT and the PRESIDENT. I figured there had to be something else. I googled it. But it is GARFIELD the CAT, right ? Or what ?

ANYHOWS, some of the funniest 5 minutes on FILM is the After Credits seen with Bill Murray in ZOMBIELAND 2 - DOUBLE TAP. Don't trust me, WATCH IT. Run don't walk.


The Cat. Pretty funny clip with Murray.



Speaking of Murray, I recently heard a story somewhere about him hearing the song Linda Goes To Mars while he was a bit depressed. Listening to it popped him out of the negative headspace apparently. I now love the John Prine song. Good times. Back to collecting...
Keeneone
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April 22nd, 2021 at 2:47:08 PM permalink
Sometimes I just kind of hunt for items. Not really to collect, but to just find something out in the world.
For example, I remember watching the movie Full Metal Jacket and enjoyed it. I found out it was based on a book, The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford. After I saw the dust jacket on a first edition I wanted to find one. The cover was very unique which helps while looking. I did eventually find a later paperback version of the book at a flea market in Florida and bought it. It is now in a box somewhere. I am not actively seeking this item, but if I am shopping at the right kind of store I do browse the book section.
Yes I could just buy one online, but I want to find one. The search continues.
1st Ed:

Paperback:
JohnnyQ
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Keeneone
April 22nd, 2021 at 3:23:02 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

The Cat. Pretty funny clip with Murray.

That's it !

- "Drugs Cost Money"

- "Can we get a Baby Wipe for Al ?"

- "Huge fan, Mr. Roker"

CLASSIC Comedy Genius.

As a bonus, I saw Kenny Loggins with an Orchestra a few years back.
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daveyandersen1
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April 23rd, 2021 at 6:22:03 PM permalink
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I like to collect things. My biggest collection is license plates. Part of my collection can be viewed at several DMV offices in California, the California Highway Patrol headquarters, and the auto museum in Laughlin.

I also have small collections of casino chips (mainly $8 chips), ID cards, coins, and gambling books.

I can't believe that someone else actually collects license plates... I don't now but i did as a kid..I really enjoyed it.. only had them from 3 states though..
JohnnyQ
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April 27th, 2021 at 9:17:23 AM permalink
I don't have too much in the way of Casino Collectibles, but I did buy matching his/hers Westward Ho satin-ish/embrodered turquoise jackets from Ebay as a gag for my wife ( fortunately she thought it was funny ), since she was absolutely NOT a fan of the "Ho". We only stayed there once, and that was enough for her.

We lived in Illinois many years ago and I saw an ad in the Sunday paper for a Westward Ho "open-house" or something like that at a hotel in Rockford. We went, they told everyone how nice it was...

...casino was OK I guess, I remember they had an Ice cream "social" in the afternoon - which may have been part of the package, and frozen Margarita's for $ 1, but the Motel part was not "nice" unless you are a fan of 50's/60's roadside motels...

...and then we got a mailing for a super low cost package including air-fare out of O'Hare. So we went.


The embroidery is very large on the back of the jacket, 9" tall and 7" wide. There is a smaller Westward Ho Casino logo on the front as well.

I eventually got another one too, just for the heck of it.



ps:

I also have a Blackjack Felt from Tuscany somewhere around here. That might make a good project.
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FTB
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April 27th, 2021 at 9:25:56 AM permalink
Quote: daveyandersen1

I can't believe that someone else actually collects license plates... I don't now but i did as a kid..I really enjoyed it.. only had them from 3 states though..



I was in Florida recently and a large gift shop there were selling ones from all over. I have never seen that before. I was tempted to buy three of them (especially the one that coincidentally had “my numbers” as part of the plate number).

I might start collecting and hang them up in the garage. They have to be states I’ve actually visited before.
DRich
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April 27th, 2021 at 5:16:34 PM permalink
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I love the blue satin jacket. It looks like something I would buy as a joke.
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AxelWolf
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April 27th, 2021 at 11:28:17 PM permalink
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Quote: JohnnyQ

I don't have too much in the way of Casino Collectibles

Would you like to acquire some?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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