Re: Other Vices / Collections

Ted Grant /
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Some random stuff in the house. Most of my collectibles are squirreled away in the garage attic. I love lighted signs especially neon. I was trying to get time off work to attend the American school of Neon in Minneapolis. Never happened but I still have a lot of technical books on glass blowing and tube bending. Unfortunately neon is almost a lost art and has been replaced by LED's. Still nice to look at but no soul... Here's a Stroh's on tap neon that I picked up in the box at a automotive swap meet in Pomona Ca. circa 1983. Paid 40.00 for a new sign. The Schlitz light beer was a freebie that we scored having lunch on the Queen Mary in LA circa 1982. I asked the restaurant owner if she had any old alcohol signage for sale. She looked at me like I was really weird then went in back and handed me this sign. SWEET! The Chevrolet Sports Dept. came from my buddy who owned a 64 Impala SS. He moved to Vancouver and gave me this sign. The Pirelli sign and numerous metal signs came from a closed tire shop in Oakbank Mb. The owner had back problems and was only open two hours a day. I cleaned out all of the advertising in the shop for 90 bucks. The 7UP The Uncola light was a birthday present when I was 14. The 50's 7 UP bottle was my mom's sprinkler bottle for ironing . Used to have a chrome metal sprinkler head but the rubber stopper was petrified. The porcelain Coca Cola sign was a free score at the dump. I spotted the colors in some discarded lumber. This 40's vintage sign was being used as a kick plate on a old storm door. The metal transport truck was my Christmas present in 1963. The Tonka loader was a birthday gift circa 1970. Made in Mound, Minesota. The pedestal 7UP glasses have been kickin' around since the 70's. The blow up 7up ceiling hanger is from 1969. Still holds air.

I have ton's of stuff from my youth. My dad was a carpenter with four kids to feed. There's a certain satisfaction to being poor. I never went hungry but always appreciated what we had and realized you had to work to afford nice things. I always thought my mom went the extra mile to toast bread for my sandwiches. The reality was expired bread bought to save a few cents. I took excellent care of anything I had so a lot of it survived....

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