Sunday, January 9, 2011

3 Advertising Finds This Weekend

This is a lovely old 1960's Chevron clock, quite large actually (18' x 18") . We are keeping our fingers crossed that it can be repaired, then it'll light up. Over the years we have sold quite a number of these types of clocks but this kind of thing is getting harder and harder to find so I was very impressed when Mr VM brought this home the other day.

The coffee container below would have been used in a store. The condition is fantastic, which is always an issue with advertising pieces. It is 14" wide x 19" long x 20" high so it's a great size. The colors and the images are really vibrant - great for a kitchen.
"Coffee makes us severe, and grave, and philosophical."
Jonathan Swift

This Maxwell House coffee can held 15 lbs. Again the colors are vibrant and overall condition is great.

"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water."
The Women's Petition Against Coffee 1674.


Dumbwit Tellher said...

Hi Marian - what terrific finds & for them to be in such incredible condition is amazing. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. So happy to find yours. So a Scottish woman living in MT. I'm a woman born in MT, married to a Scotsman!!

Wishing you a great New Year filled with new founded treasures ~ Deb

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Some classic items here, hope you can get that clock working again.

Winchester whisperer said...

Love the clock and what a great quotation about coffee!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Thanks so much for being my proof reader! The house I featured is indeed in Iceland. Can you tell I was sleepy when I uploaded that post???? I've corrected it now, thanks so much to you!!

lvroftiques said...

Ooohhh those were some great finds! Vanna