Thrift Store Finds – Odds and Ends


One of those single-slide viewers. Love the design of these things.


A needlepoint landscape of a sailboat, lighthouse and seagull, framed at Simpson’s.


Another needlepoint, this one of an American Indian. Very cool.


Jhennifer Mug. Was this custom made or did they make a mug for every possible spelling of every name?

Thrift Store Finds – T-Shirts


“Not all who wander are lost” T-shirt by The North Face featuring Bigfoot, with a retro look. I should have picked this one up.


Pi on a window sill T-shirt.


A “Knights Who Say Ni” t-shirt, for the Monty Python geek in your life.


Cool graphic – the Spanish version of the poster for The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues. Very nice.


A Sammy’s Steak House tee. Kinda hip.


Pirana Joe T-shirt. The shirt itself was nothing special, but this is the most elaborate label I’ve seen on a piece of clothing.


Graphic from some kind of anime or manga. The special thing about this shirt is that it’s hand-painted. Nice work.

Flea market Finds – Boomboxes, Stereos & Speakers

Electronics
Not one, but TWO Prosonic boomboxes. Somedy was a Prosonic fan. They made some pretty cool big boomboxes at one point, but these are from after the golden era of “ghetto blasters”. I guess they were going for the Panasonic look.
Some space-agey speakers:


Some noname speakers with “Quadra Linear Horn Sysytem”. I wonder if those horns are just for looks or if they are actual drivers.
Some Allegro speakers by Zenith:


I’m guessing these sound terrible.
A powered Aiwa Speaker:


Kind of intriguing. “Super Real Sound” “Dynamic Super Loudness”. Well, these are just… super.
A Finetone turntable / amplifier / radio:


Couldn’t find much about this brand. I like the tuning wheel, but I’ve never liked slider controls. They tend to suck.
The Realistic Clarinette 100:


Turntable, cassette recorder, 8-track recorder, radio… what more do you need? I was a bit tempted, but I have too many amps already. The name Clarinette doesn’t inspire confidence, though. Reminds me of when a salesman sells Homer Simpson a Carnival√© TV.

Latest thrift shop trip finds – Games


A Flinch card game. I love the drawing on the box. I sold one of these once, but the 70’s edition:


This box is equally cool but in that seventies way.
Found this Spare-Time Bowling Game:


Which is played with dice. Cool graphic, but definitely retro rather than vintage.
A National Geographic Global Pursuit game:


Never played this as a kid. I’m assuming it was meant to be educational, which in book meant boring.
The Visu Matic Card Shuffler:


By Royal London. Always nice when things come with the box. Sadly, the battery compartment was full of rust. Many cool things about this: The fake-wood look, the “Fingertip Control”, the eye with the arrow, and the fact that they call it “Cordless Electric” rather than battery powered. I guess when your company is called Royal London, you have to make things sound fancy. Somebody put little pen dots on the “Matic”:


I like that, for some reason. Maybe I’m weird.