peruse our want list below, If you have anything
you think we might want to buy or trade for-
Andy Fulks- Direct Mail
E-mail us, Call us (765)-482-1861, Fax us (765)-482-1848, Cell Phone-(317) 626-1861 or (317) 796-1863
Thank you for the consideration.
Civil War Wanted Lists
We are always looking for items to use for research, or add to our collection. If you have anything available that might interest us, please feel the urge to contact us. We will pay collector prices, and quality is always rewarded.
Civil War-General- Guns, Leather Goods, Swords, Uniforms, Shoes, Hats, or anything relating to the conflict from the mid 1800's.
Mid 1860's Photography- Any Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, Tintypes, Carte de Visites, or any other format depicting soldiers, civilians, or outdoor views from the 1860's. Especially anything Masonic, Post Mortem, or unusual. We buy civilian CDV's in quantity!
Old Knives, Forks and Spoons. Knives and Forks with Wood or Bone Handles wanted. One Piece or entire sets. Three tine forks are better, but four tine forks are acceptable if they have the correct wood or bone handles. Childs sets, etc are also desired.
Tin or Silver plated spoons with a "fiddleback" design.
Good, sellable condition on the above items please.
Patriotic Clocks- Admiral Dewey clock, Schley, Mckinley, Roosevelt, Wheeler, Battleship Maine, See what we want - Click Here
We will pay cash, or trade merchandise for the above items if we can use them.
Fulks General Store- Latham Missouri.
My grandfather ran a store in Latham, Mo from the teens through the early 1960's. There must be something floating around from over 50 years of service. He also ran the post office for that period of time (Right in the store) I am looking for anything related to Fulks General Store, or Benjamin L. Fulks Postmaster. I will pay ridiculous prices for anything related to the store or Post Office. Also anything from any of my Fulks ancestors- William B Fulks (Founded California, Missouri- bank president, judge, etc), John Montgomery Fulks (One of his sons,) Ben Fulks (B.L. Fulks- next in line. His wife was Sabry Mae Hull) or any of my uncles and aunts- Harry B Fulks, Cecelia Fulks (Wilson), Helen Fulks (Hofstetter), David H Fulks, Joseph Fulks (Joe), Donald D Fulks (Don), or Charles D Fulks (Chuck- my dad). Please contact me if anything is available.
My moms side of the family is from the Chico area in Northern California. I collect anything from Richardson Springs, which is 10 miles north of downtown Chico. Richardson Springs was a resort in one of the canyons in the foothills at the northern edge of the Sacramento Valley.
Begun in the early 1900's, the Richardson family owned and operated the resort until the 1960's when it was sold to a Church group. YWAM (Youth with a Mission) now operates the hotel and grounds as a retreat and summer camp.
Besides the Healthful Springs, Mineral Baths, and other resort offerings, Richardson Springs sold bottled water and crystals distilled from the mineral water that flows from the several springs. They also ran a dairy for a number of years. Richardson Springs had a Post office for it's guests. I believe that the Post office closed in 1963.
There were two hotels. One a modest wooden structure which burned in the early 20's. The replacement hotel was a many storied structure made of brick which still stands today. There were (and still are) many cabins and small houses that were occupied by the guests, which included many noteables of the day, into the 1940's. As the allure of the "Healthful Mineral Baths" wore off in post war America, the business began to slip away.
The Icon of Richardson Springs was the famous Indian, Chief Healthwater, who laid by a pool drinking. This trademark was on just about everything including the resort furniture. Some of the logos are as small as 1/2" placed on bookends, thermometers, etc. The largest were the billboards that were placed along highways.
I am avidly seeking any ephemera from Richardson Springs, including Souvenir items, Milk Bottles, Water Bottles, Brochures, Crates, Furniture, or even one of the Billboards, (at least one is still known to exist). Please contact me if you have such material available, or know the whereabouts. AJF5577 @aol.com
I am actively seeking anything from Richardson Springs- Please let me know!
Soda Pop Items-
I have collected a variety of Soda Pop items since I was 10 years old.
Included is an extensive collection of Whistle Soda and Cleo Cola.
Most of the Whistle Soda and Cleo Cola items in Allan Petrettis' Soda Pop books are either in, or from my collection.
Always seeking Rare and Elusive "Thirsty? just Whistle" and "Cleo Cola" advertising items.
Picnic Coolers Wanted
I collected Soda Machines and Picnic Coolers throught the 1990's and early 2000's. I am cleaning out our warehouse and got bitten by "the bug" again. In the 1990's we used to occupy our time looking for everything on this page, but I have been the most fanatical about 19th Century photography and Soda Pop advertising. I recently located a few of my better coolers and uh-oh, "here we go again". I have around 80 picnic coolers from the 1940's, 50's and 60's in the collection and have always wanted to complete every collection that I started (who doesnt want that?).
The two top brands of coolers that
are listed in the "most wanted" are Atlas 18 and Superior Junior,
shown below. Any embossed (raised lettering) off brand soda pop picnic cooler
is a good find. I am not really interested in any aluminum coolers unless they
are perfect. (Aluminum dents easily). There were many brands of coolers also
made in Stainless Steel. These are also a good find and I will pay accordingly.
Remember that condition is always important, but not such a big deal in the rarer coolers.
There are still a few elusive coolers
that I am seeking to complete my collection. Brands of coolers include Superior
Junior, Atlas 18, Cronstroms 12, Temprite, Progress Refrigeration and a few
Soda Pop only please, unless it is a really cool embossed beer cooler. I do not have any picnic coolers to sell at this time, until I get a few duplicates.
I am always interested in hearing from you if you have any picnic cooler that you want to sell or trade.
Beware of several Whistle Soda reproductions currently floating around the market. There are a few signs, and at least one PAM Clock. The repro PAM clock has an elf pushing a bottle on a wheelbarrow. These were produced by an advertising Clock dealer in Ohio, who has produced quite a number of phoney advertising clock faces. These repro faces are put into "old" clock cases and sold as old. This particular Whistle soda clock did not exist prior to the mid 1990's. They are always offered with the face as "Near Mint". Ever wonder why there are no used or poor conditon Whistle clocks with this design out there? If you look closely, you can tell the graphics are newly made.
Whistle did have two clocks produced by PAM in the 1950's and 1960's. The older design had the Whistle logo, flanked by two elves. One of the elves is pulling the chain of a steam whistle, which is the letter L in the logo. I have only seen two of these clocks in my life. One was in good condition, and one had some flaking (I ended up with the lesser of the two). This clock is shown to the Left. The face is marked "Pam Clock Co new Rochelle, NY c57"
The second Whistle Pam Clock is circa 1962. This clock is genuine and commonly seen. It has a musical note logo in the center. Pam also made a round thermometer that matches this design.
The Masonite Whistle clock is also good, except that I heard someone reproduced these as well. The original masonite clock will have a good looking period paper label on the back.Look closely before you buy!
There are a number of reproduction Whistle items (shown as originals) in one of the advertising collectibles books authored by B.J. Summers and sold by Collector Books. Unfortunately, with these items in publication and showing a value, this creates quite a bit of confusion for collectors, new and old alike. I am always available via e-mail to verify the authenticity of what you might have.- firstname.lastname@example.org
Allan Petretti is the foremost expert on soda collecting in the world. His books are the standard reference for everyone.
Petretti's Soda Pop Collectibles Price Guide: The Encyclopedia of Soda-Pop Collectibles is in it's 3rd edition so far. Hundreds of pages of as many different soda brands.
Petretti's Coca Cola Colectibles Price Guide is currently in its' 12th printing and is considered the "Bible" of Coca Cola Collecting. (Buy them both at Amazon.com)
Currently wanted for my collection is any Coca Cola advertising designed around World War 2.
Planes, ships, soldiers depicted on cardboard signs are especially wanted (No magazine ads, please).
In 1939 Lafayette Rittgers began producing a series of Sports and Whimsical figures out of plaster and distributed to variety stores, etc. Most pieces are marked L.L. Rittgers and a date. Rittgers Collectibles were sold with a paper label on the bottom, which helps date the actual piece. Rittgers studios produced novelty figures ca 1940 into the 1950's. The figures are colorfully painted. There are also Wall Plaques and Props with the same theme produced by Rittgers. Paper Labels can say "Distributed by Rittgers, Rittgers & Suttle or Suttle & Asmus".
I am actively seeking Rittgers figures for my collection. E-Mail Me
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