Another day, another post of an Estate Sale item that got away. This one, too, is from the Twin Lakes Estate Sale that I visited a few weeks ago. First, I shared the photo of a telephone desk . Then the Mayor Daley (first one) Primary campaign poster . Today, is this glass Snoopy bank. It has a slot at the top for coins. You can see in the background that this guy was a Peanuts collector. He had a bunch of Peanuts stuff, but none of it was of interest to me except for this bank. I have posted another Snoopy item that I picked up at a Goodwill - a Snoopy political glass . Why this bank? Because we had one of these in my house when I was a kid. I remember it well and remember that it didn't have a hole on the bottom to let any of they money out. The only way to get dough out of this thing was to smash it. One of my sisters used this and she stuck dollar bills in it, which gummed up everything even worse. With the slot and *just* coins in there, you could kind of ti
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I picked up this "Back the Beagle" glass at Goodwill in Elmhurst recently when I was dropping off a whole bunch of old Halloween decorations. I figured...while I was there....why not take a quick stroll through the store to see if there were any treasures. This one seemed like a natural addition to our vintage glass collection. It is the exact same shape/style as the Chipettes one that I posted about last fall . The thing that jumped out at me was that we had a "Character X for President' glass in the collection with this "Pooh for President" glass from Sears . The front features Snoopy and the slogan "Back the Beagle". The back, seen below, has a 1958 copyright, which isn't when this glass was produced. Can't be. I went digging ebay and the web to find out more about the glass and it turns out, there was a series of four of these glasses - all around the "Vote Snoopy" campaign. Here's a screenshot from a li
One of the gifts that one of my sisters gave me were these Lord Nut White Cheddar and Jalapeno peanuts. You can find out more about them here on the "Who is Lord Nut?" site (which is cute, right?) I cracked open this can one day over break in the car and it never left the van. We scarfed them down quick. If you come across some Lord Nuts at a party, plant yourself near that bowl . Don't mingle. Just stay there and horde them to yourself. Get a tall frosty beverage to wash them down, but trust me....don't mingle. Just plant yourself .