Friday, October 30, 2009
This is a lot of 22 Fawcett Crest and Signet (or Scholastic Starline) paperback Peanuts cartoon books featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Pig-pen and all of the other characters from Charles M. Schulz’s ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
These books are all from my own childhood collection of ‘Peanuts’ books and come from a smoke and pet-free home.
The books are:
1. A Charlie Brown Christmas (Fourth Signet Printing, Copyright 1965) – very good condition
2. Charlie Brown’s All-stars (Ninth Signet Printing, Copyrigh 1966) – very good condition
3. For the Love of Peanuts! (Eleventh Fawcett Crest Printing, July 1967) – lower right corner of front cover is creased, otherwise excellent condition
4. Fun with Peanuts (Ninth Fawcett Crest Printing, June 1967) – very good condition
5. Good Ol’ Snoopy (Third Fawcett Crest Printing, March 1968) – like new condition
6. He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown! ( First Scholastic Starline Printing, Sept. 1969) – like new condition
7. Here Comes Charlie Brown! ( Third Fawcett Crest Printing, March 1967) – very good condition
8. Here Comes Snoopy (Eighth Fawcett Crest Printing, Sept. 1967) – like new condition
9. Hey Peanuts! (Tenth Fawcett Crest Printing, June 1967) – crease on lower right corner of front cover, some dirt smudges on back cover, otherwise in excellent condition
10. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! (Fifth Signet Printing, Copyright 1967) – like new condition
11. Let’s Face It, Charlie Brown (Sixth Fawcett Crest Printing, Sept. 1968) – like new condition
12. Nobody’s Perfect, Charie Brown (Third Fawcett Crest Printing, Sept. 1969) – like new condition
13. Slide, Charlie Brown! Slide! (First Fawcett Crest Printing, Sept. 1968) – like new condition
14. The Wonderful World of Peanuts (Ninth Fawcett Crest Printing, June 1967) – like new condition
15. This is Your Life, Charlie Brown! (First Fawcett Crest Printing, August 1968) – like new condition
16. Very Funny, Charlie Brown (Fourth Fawcett Crest Printing, Sept. 1967) – slight bend in upper right corner of front cover, otherwise in excellent condition
17. What Next, Charlie Brown? (Eleventh Fawcett Crest Printing, July 1966) – some dark marks from rubbing on front cover, small crease in middle of back cover, otherwise in excellent condition
18. Who Do You Think You Are, Charlie Brown? (no indication of print date) – slight crease on upper right corner of front cover, otherwise in excellent condition
19. You’re a Winner, Charlie Brown! (Second Fawcett Crest Printing, Sept. 1967) – like new condition
20. You Are Too Much, Charlie Brown! (First Fawcett Crest Printing, March 1966) – slight crease on lower left corner of back cover, tiny wear mark on edge of front cover at spine, otherwise in excellent condition
21. You’re in Love, Charlie Brown! (First Signet Printing, February 1969) – cover has seperated from book at the spine
22. You’re My Hero, Charlie Brown! (First Fawcett Crest Printing, June 1968) – like new condition
The pages of these books are clean and uncreased and the bindings are tight. There may be a small abount of yellowing on the edges due to age. Otherwise, these books are in excellent, with the exceptions noted above for each book. Please remember also that these books are over forty years old!
This is an Allstate Electric HO Train Set from the early 1960’s. This set includes only the cars that are shown in the photographs, not the track or power supply.It will be for sale on eBay beginning Nov. 8 2009 at 9:28 PM until Nov. 15 2009 at 9:28 PM. Search under my userid on eBay (my_60s_stuff) for this item.
I haven’t attempted to run this set for many years since I no longer have the track available, but as I recall it operated correctly when it was last run, many years ago. I don’t know if the locomotive still operates, but I don’t seen any reason that it shouldn’t.
There are seven cars in the original set plus one extra car:
1. New Haven Locomotive
2. New Haven container car
5. New Haven Box car – a lever on the bottom of the car trips to open the sliding door and a worker pushes a cart out the door.
6. New York Central System car with crane – the wheels on the side of the car raise and lower the crane and the boom.
7. Rock Island caboose
8. Erie 6028 Flat Bed car – this seems to have been a car carrier, but the car carrier has detached from the flat bed and it seems that there is a ramp missing to carry cars on a second level. As can be seen from the photograph, the upper section of the car carrier is also cracked. Two of what appears to be four of the cars are still present.
As can be seen from the photographs the set is included in the original box. The plastic tray has some pieces broken off the corners, but is otherwise intact.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
This is a Corgi Toys Classics Bentley Le Mans from the mid-1960s. This car is from my collection of childhood toys and I have owned it since 1966 or 1967. It will be listed for sale on eBay beginning Nov. 8 2009 at 9:47 PM and ending on Nov. 15 2009 at 9:47 PM. Search for listings under my userid (my_60s_stuff) to find it.
This is a Corgi Toys Aston Martin DB5 car from the James Bond film ‘Goldfinger’ from the mid-1960s. This car is from my collection of childhood toys and I have owned it since 1967 or so. It will be listed for sale on eBay beginning Nov. 8 2009 at 9:19 PM until Nov. 15 2009 at 9:19 PM. Search for listings under my eBay userid (my_60s_stuff) to see this item.
Unlike many of these cars that are listed for sale, this one still has the bad guy in the passenger’s seat who will be ejected when you press the rear button on the left hand side of the car. The roof still pops open and ejects the passenger, and closes and locks in place.
Pressing the front button on the left hand side of the car releases the machine guns and ramming bumper at the front of the car. They still retract as they should when pressed into the front of the car.
Pressing the exhaust pipe releases the bullet shield at the rear of the car. It, too, retracts and locks in place when pushed down.
The James Bond figure and the passenger still have all their paint and are intact.
The gold paint on the car is still shiny and clean, with a few small scratches (on the passengers side door and roof, passenger fender, driver’s side door and top of the trunk and bullet shield). Otherwise, this car is in excellent condition.
This is a Hot Wheels Drag Race Action set from 1967. Unlike the set released in the 2000’s, this is the original set from 1967, including the original Custom Ford T-Bird and Custom Chevrolet Camaro and the box that the set came in. I have owned this set since it was new in 1967. This item will be for sale on eBay beginning Nov. 8 2009 at 9:25 PM until Nov. 15 2009 at 9:25 PM. Search for listings under my eBay userid (my_60s_stuff) to see this item.
• 30 feet of hot strip track
• The starter gate with tripper
• The finish gate with automatic flag
• 12 joiners (the purple plastic tabs)
• A Universal clamp
• A lane merger
• The two cars, the Custom Ford T-Bird and the Custom Chevrolet Camaro
Missing from the set (according to the list of items on the side of the box) are the 2 Hot Wheels collector buttons and the Hot Wheels Collector’s Catalog.
The box is in fair condition. On one end, one of the flaps is missing and one of the flaps is torn a bit. On the other end the flaps have been taped shut with masking tape.
The cars are scratched from much use, but otherwise are undamaged and roll well, although the Camaro veers to the left a bit.
The track is very clean and undamaged, and appears to be nearly new!
This is a die cast metal bank in the shape of a rocket ship, made by Astro Manufacturing during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Stamped on one of the rocket fins is the notation ‘R.D. 1957-A Berzac Creation’. It will be for sale on eBay beginning Nov. 8, 2009 at 9:25 PM until Nov. 15, 2009 at 9:25 PM. Search for listings under my eBay userid (my_60s_stuff) to see this item.
These banks seem to have been a promotional item given out by banks during the 1950’s and 1960’s. I recall having this bank when John Glenn completed his orbital flight, so I’ve had it at least since approximately 1962, since John Glenn made his flight in February, 1962. This bank was given out by the First Federal Savings bank at 749 Lee Street in Des Plaines, Illinois, as can be seen by the label on the nose cone.
The spring loaded mechanism on the side of the rocket is used to fire a coin into a slot beneath the lip of the nose cone. It still works!
The gold plating is still shiny and intact, although with a few smudges and scratches here and there.
This bank is unique among the others that you may find for sale in that I still have the key used to unlock the base, allowing you to remove the coins when it is full (or when it is time for another e-Bay purchase!). Please see the pictures for the key and base removed from the rocket.