Vintage Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glasses

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1955 Vintage Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glasses 

Bold bright yellow and green graphics feature two horse racing vigorously, one with #3 on saddle blanket. Five fastest winners names and times are listed.

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1961 Vintage Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glasses

Black and red Kentucky Derby text is arranged diagonally with a large front view of horse and rider wearing red.  Text is arranged diagonally with winning horses names listed randomly.

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1958 Vintage Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glass

Mid Century black and gold graphics are well done and present Iron Leige on front of glass as the last winner.  Graphics are slightly different on each side.  Horse with #2 is featured on one side, reverse side has horse with #3.

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1962 Vintage Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glass

Gold gilt text arranged on frosted glass with winners listed in red text, rider on horse # 6 draped with an oversized rose collar. Steeples, jockey caps and horseshoes are accents.

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1963 Vintage Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glass

Brown and white with gold leaf text, the rider is wearing #7. In the background, the steeple of the track is visible. Jockey caps are the other decorative elements.

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1963 Vintage Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glass

The brown and gold distinctive graphics on these glasses feature the head of a horse surrounded by text arranged in an arch. Jockey caps are the other decorative elements.

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1965 Vintage Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glass

Bold red banners float about the distinctive race track buildings and horse in brown graphics. Glass is completely frosted and highlighted by red Run for the Roses text. Roses are depicted in a large bouquet on back of glass.

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1965 Vintage Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glass

Two riders on horses numbered 2 and 3 are depicted in a side view within a circle that is surrounded by gold leaf text. Four fastest running years are listed below horses. The famous steeples of Churchill Downs are on the back of glass.

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1967 Vintage Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glass

Black squares are filled with racing graphics, steeples with pennants flying and other symbols. Frosted white squares have lists of winners. Text is gold ink.

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1968 Vintage Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glass

The famous steeple banners fly over a red and blue shield with racing graphics. Gold ink is used for the derby text.

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1970 Vintage Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glass

Green shield shaped graphics have a crossed ribbon detail for gold ink text. Red jockey caps are an accent graphic.

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1972 Vintage Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glass

Orange and green graphics feature two horses charging toward the finish line. Steeples are in green with orange used for the text.

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1973 Vintage Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glass

Elegant red, green and black graphics feature a rider and horse draped with rose collar and the famous steeples. Text and other graphics are in green.

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1974 Vintage Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glass

The official 100th Anniversary glass has a brownish tan frosted finish as the back drop for a horse head surrounded by a gold oval.

These vintage items are pre-owned by one family and were collected when new. Used primarily for display they were recently discovered carefully wrapped in a family storage cabinet.

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1960’s Vintage Hamm’s Beer Glasses

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The red text, gold rim and blue used for the slogan “From the Land of Sky Blue Waters” on these small beer glasses are distinctively styled.   A popular advertising product in the 60’s, these glasses were used as a unique and durable promotional item for Hamm’s Beer Company, located on St. Paul, Minnesota.

Size  approximately 3.25 inches tall by 2.375 inches in diameter 

 

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Duncan Glow Imperial Yo Yo Rice Krispies Promotional Advertising

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This vintage yo yo is in excellent condition, rarely, if ever used. This was a promotional or advertising specialty yo yo produced in 1989 for a limited time. a must have for yo yo collectors as well as collectors who specialize in “glow in the dark” objects.

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Five Vintage Tourist Attraction Bullet Pencils

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This is an instant collection featuring family vacation destinations and tourist attractions. These collectible bullet pencils were mementos and souvenirs unique to an era, as well as a means of advertising and promotion.

They each have a “bullet” tip which when pulled out reveals the pencil with its protected, sharpened lead. The second segment of the pencil consists of the printed, early plastic cover with the eraser on the other end.

Among this group of five, there is one for ” The Loop” at the Great Smoky Mountains and the “World Famous Tree House” on the Redwood Highway in California. Also included is a very detailed image of the lake and frolicking vacationers at Ideal Beach Resort at Shafer Lake in Monticello, Indiana. There is also one from Monticello the “Home of Thomas Jefferson” which depicts the famous image of the stately house. The last of five is an unusual destination, The Ohio State Office Building” in the state capitol of Ohio, Columbus.

Measurements: approximately 4″ long x .5″ wide

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Seven Vintage John Deere and Farm Supply Advertising Bullet Pencils

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It is easy to date these vintage advertising bullet pencils as being from the 1940s and the 1950s. Some don’t even include phone digits, let alone the ubiquitous web urls we are now provided for businesses. Most of this group’s include a several digit number, which assumes a local connection for the user. These pencils were unique to an era.

They each have a “bullet” tip which when pulled out reveals the pencil with its protected, sharpened lead. The second segment of the pencil consists of the printed, early plastic cover with the eraser on the other end. These bullet pencils may be seen in photographs of farmers in their denim overalls. Each overall bib had a sewn area for a writing utensil such as a bullet pencil. These and similar bullet pencils were not only a savvy means of advertising for local, regional, or national advertising of farm equipment, seed, and other similar services, but a functional, if not necessary writing instrument back in the day.

This is an instant collection on which to build for anyone interested in John Deere equipment, farming, writing instruments, or the history of advertising ephemera. Included are two John Deere (four legged deer). and one Pioneer Seed Corn bullet pencil. Two of the seven appear to have been lightly used or not used. Six are in very good vintage condition. We have included a seventh bullet pencil, this one from Stark Trucking. Although we could, no doubt, use a pliers to pull it open, we have not.

The full list and related companies or towns: John Deere/Wolf Sales Co., Scio, Ohio / John Deere Cedarville, Ohio / Welch HIGRADE Fertilizers / Pioneer Corn Co., Tipton, Ohio / Madison Farm Bureau, London, Ohio / C. E. Hill, “On the bank of the Deer Creek, Williamsport, Ohio / Stark Trucking, Fountanelle, Iowa

Measurements: approximately 4″ long x .5” wide

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