Monday, August 8, 2011

World's Longest Yard Sale 2011 items up for sale now

Last Saturday, my wife & I made our annual trek to the World's Longest Yard Sale which traverses US Highway 127 from Michigan down into Georgia or Alabama (can't remember which).  We usually start over in northern Kentucky at Mainstrasses in Covington and then head south.  We generally only go about 40 to 50 miles and then call it a day, looking for things for us, the kids or for me to resell.

 Without further ado, here's what I've found and have listed in my store.


I found a number of interesting cookbooks this year, all vintage, anywhere from 1943 up to the early 60's.

Searchlight Recipe Book from Household Magazine, 1943
Pillsbury Baking 100 Prize Winning Recipes, 1950 (2nd Grand National)
Pillsbury Baking 100 Grand National Recipes , 1955 (6th Grand National)
Family Fare, Food Management & Recipes, 1960 USDA publication
Vernor's Recipes, circa 1960 pamphlet for Ginger Ale recipes

Fun & Games

I picked up a few nice game items too.

Amtrak Playing Cards, 2 packs, never used (one pack is still sealed, the other's packaging came undone after I bought them.
Charles Goren AutoBridge Play Yourself Bridge game, 1950
Hondy II, The Red Book of Social Recreation, 4th Edition, 1932 with various games & puzzles for parties, the high time of the 1930's.

Beer Mugs & Steins

I found a nice beer mug at one place and have just posted a couple of German ones last week.

Oldenberg Brewery beer mug, Ft. Mitchell, KY 1993 Commemorative Edition
Dinkelacker Biere Aus Stuttgart beer stein, pre-unification, West Germany, 1.5 l
Henninger Brau Frankfurt-Main beer stein, pre-unification, West Germany, 1.5 l
Zinzinnati Oktoberfest 1994 mug, Cincinnati's annual fest.

Finally, I picked up another song sheet, this one from 1950 of the classic Christmas tune, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" written by Jimmy Boyd, sung by Tommie Connor.  Suitable for framing & would make a great Christmas decoration, I think.

Again, check out both of my stores for some great finds.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Parabola: Magazine of Myth & Tradition - Complete Set (1976-2009)

A friend is divesting of some of her things and has asked me to list her complete set of the quarterly magazine Parabola, the Magazine of Myth & Tradition - every issue from 1976 through 2009, 136 issues in all over the 34 years.  Here's a great chance to own the entire collection of this highly regarded magazine.

Check it out in our store!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cincinnati Reds, National League Central Division 2010 Champions!

The Cincinnati Reds clinched their first division championship last night with an exciting game ending home run from Jay Bruce.  For those wanting to celebrate all things Reds, I have a number of items in my store, in the Baseball Emporium.

First off, we have six packs of this year's 2010 Cincinnati Reds baseball cards, handed out at a game earlier this season.  They are new and unopened.

Harking back to earlier days, I have a couple of Ken Griffey items, the 8 X 10 photo the Reds gave out commemorating Griffey's 600th home run (3 of those left), as well as the smaller 5 X 7 photo showing Griffey hitting the 600th home run on June 9, 2008. in Miami (4 of those).

In honor of the late Joe Nuxhall, the beloved Reds broadcaster, I have two different items.  The first is the replica statue of the one outside Great American Ball Park given out at a Reds game a few years ago.  The other is two Reds magnets; one with the classic Mr. Redlegs over their Wishbone C and the other, a circular Nuxy magnet.

Finally, while he's also no longer with the club, I have an Austin Kearns bobblehead, as well as a Tom Browning "Mr. Perfect" bobblehead.  Likewise I have three 8 X 10 matted photos of Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo.

Friday, August 27, 2010

More Elvis! Official Elvis Presley Ornament Collection 1992

Last year I wrote a blog about an Elvis Presley sign I have for sale.  Nice item and it's still available, but today driving back to my office, I noticed an estate sale here in the neighborhood.  I stopped just to see what they had.  I found a nice boxed set of Elvis Presley ornaments.  The box states "The Official Elvis Presley 1992 Christmas Ornament Collection" and shows "E.P.E. c. 1992".  Inside are three of the thin brass (bronze?) style oraments of "The King".

I haven't listed the set yet as I want to do some research on them first.  Usually I'll do some searches on various sites and you find a number of the same thing and then I can set a price.  Surprisingly, I'm not finding this set listed anywhere.  The only one that comes up for 1992 Elvis ornaments is the Hallmark one and they seem to be a dime a dozen.  I'll update this post when I list them for sale.  In the meantime, if anyone has any interest, let me know.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

World's Longest Yard Sale finds, Daniel Llords caricature

I picked up an interesting item today at the World's Longest Yard Sale.  It's a caricature of the late Daniel Llords, a renowned puppeteer who died in Hillsboro, Ohio last year.  The caricature was done in 1948 and is signed by "Pamela" (with the quotes) and I can't decipher the last name.  It's a wonderful piece.  If anyone knows who the caricaturist is, let me know.

Here's some pictures of the piece and a close up of the signature and the comments written in the drawing.  Likewise, what I bought included a photo, allegedly of Mr. Llords.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

TSC Sales Now on

My sister-in-law recently told me that she is selling some of her vintage items on Etsy. I decided to check it out and will be adding items over the next few weeks. You can check it out at

Saturday, March 6, 2010

You Can Buy From Me!

The company I purchase my domain names through is celebrating their 10th anniversary. As a bonus to their users they were making available free domain names to the first customers who got a code for them. I was able to secure one yesterday and decided to get a name that worked with the extension from Montenegro, .me. So for now, the domain is mine and I have it pointing to my TSC Sales store, but may set up a web site with my other site too (

We'll see if that helps drive some sales, which have been anemic to say the least. So remember,!