Mount Hood Oregon, RPPC

This real photo post card, RPPC, is of Mount Hood in Oregon. This one was taken a long time ago from the Wapanitia Highway, which is now called State Route 216.


Stock Certificate, Keystone Mines, Amador City California, May, 12, 1915

I can’t imagine there was much left in the Keystone Mines in Amador City in 1915. This is another possible example of “mining by assessment.” This was a simple premise wherein the folks allegedly working on the mines kept hitting their investors for more money while actually delivering little more than a “dry hole.” Lots of mining fortunes were made this way. Pretty certificate though.

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Religious Medals, Various Dates

The majority of these are Catholic Religious Medals. They have various dates of manufacture, and a few even came from Rome. These have been personally collected by myself since they first gave me one in church when I was 7 years old.

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Matchbook Collection

Is there a place these days that gives matches to its customers, other than bars or liquor stores, when you buy or use cigarettes? Matchbooks once had a lot of information but they are now seemingly gone.

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The Voice of a Friend

I heard the voice of a friend the other day. One of the few people who met my late wife Ruth, and saw the wonderfulness of her, even if it was for only a short time. They told me that had suffered through cancer also and had beaten back the terrible disease. I was so happy to hear my friends voice that I forgot to shut up and just jabbered and jabbered.

So I am sending this one out to you my friend. I wish you health, life, and money, and the time to enjoy them all. 


Blue Book, San Fernando Valley College

San Fernando Valley State College is now called Cal State Northridge. I have seen some serious valley girls come out of this place and most are smart as a whip. A blonde tressed, looking in the mirror, smart as a whip girl, but you get what you get. After all, it is California.


“Weird Tales,” “Golden Smog,” Rykodisc 10-13-1998

This is a very strange promotional booklet for a band that has a very strange past. The first incarnations of this band, because of "Contractual Obligations," were forced to use fake names on the liner notes of the records. "Weird Tales," is the first time the actual players on the record were listed by their real names. As you can see there are a lot of culprits on the records including Jeff Tweedy of the Jayhawks, and the great Dan Murphy of Soul Asylum. A very odd promo indeed. This one was on Rykodisc, who had a way of nurturing, and ferreting out these musical gems.

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