Monday, January 16, 2012

Collection of Dog License Tags

The latest items we have received for the collection is a collection of dog license tags from the city of Salem. this collection consists of one tag from each year from 1967 - 1980 except for 1975. They are all different numbers and each year was it's own shape. They are made of brass.  

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Salem Advertising Items

We received some advertising pieces recently. 

First is a six inch wooden ruler from the Holyoke Insurance Company, I think it is from the 1950's since there is an alphanumeric phone number on it. 

Second is also a six inch ruler, this one is advertising Safe Tee FlexGas Range Connectors which you could buy from Silver's Supply Co. here in Salem also from the 1950's. 

Last is the best of the bunch, it's a small tin case with a label for the Salem Lead Company. the front of the box has embossed on it National Lead Co. Boston, Manufacturers of Pure White Lead by the Old Dutch Process. the back features the dutch boy logo. The booklet gives you in information on mixing your own paint. there are also several paint chips and instruction on the reverse side of how to mix them.