May, 2023
In This Issue
  • In Memoriam: Dave Hirsch
  • AAAA Convention: Sponsors and Partners
  • Register to Attend the AAAA Convention today
  • A Novelty Act
  • Successful Indy Ad Show for Morphy Auctions
  • The Pause that Refreshes … for Almost 40 Years
  • Collectors' Showcase Magazine
  • Schimpff's Confectionery Going to U.S. Senate
  • Wanted Items
In Memoriam: Dave Hirsch
It is with profound sadness that we report the passing of AAAA and antique advertising pioneer David G. Hirsch. He succumbed to an ongoing heart condition in the hospital on Wednesday, May 10.

Dave was one of the original founders of AAAA around 1990. He has been a seminal and vibrant force within the club since then. He served in many capacities, contributing his talents wherever they were needed, including serving as a member of the Board of Directors. Perhaps his most notable role was as Editor of our print newsletter, PastTimes. For numerous years, he brought his creativity, brilliance, and high-level expertise in graphic design to the task of producing stunning issues of our award-winning newsletter.

But Dave will be remembered most for the person he was. He was a mensch. Dave was one of the most beloved figures anywhere in the realm of our hobby. Everybody knew Dave. He relished mentoring new collectors and was generous with his time and talents. When he was around, there was a special electricity in the room.

He was passionate as a collector. With an eye for high quality and unique material, he assembled one of the most impressive and comprehensive antique advertising collections in the US. And he remained very active in the hobby until the very end. Just a few short days ago, he was on the phone finalizing a PastTimes ad for some items he wanted to sell.

If more time had been available to solicit testimonials about Dave, many would appear below. But, given the need to get this notice out prior to his online funeral on Monday, May 15, there will be just one testimonial offered here. But it is a special one. It comes from long-time AAAA member and close friend of Dave's, Remey Rubin. If you are not aware, Dave's daughter, Leslie, is married to Remey's son, Ken. Since Remey has been an integral part of Dave's hobby family and actual family, we will give him the last word.

"Dave was the first person to introduce himself to me at my first Quad A convention in Manchester New Hampshire in 1995. At that time, I was only collecting ribbon tins. Dave was a great teacher and mentor in my collecting pursuits. It turned out that Dave’s office was one block from mine in Chicago. We started having many lunches where he educated me on collecting. I quickly learned that quality was better than quantity. But, the best part of our friendship was the shidduch (match-making) we made. This resulted in the sharing of two wonderful grandchildren. Dave was extremely proud of Lucy and Peter." --Remey Rubin

Our deepest sympathies go out to his dear wife Marcia, who often accompanied Dave on his collecting adventures, his children, Leslie, Paul and Alan, and his grandchildren, Lucy, Peter, Claudia, Emma, Beatrix and Theo.

Dave, you made your mark and you will be missed.
AAAA Convention: Sponsors and Partners
Convention Sponsors

Convention Sponsors are important partners of AAAA that provide vital support to our annual Conventions. The donations they tender make our fun raffles possible. AAAA wishes to express its deepest appreciation to the 2023 Convention Sponsors listed below for their vital support of our big event. Please patronize these Sponsors whenever you get the opportunity. They are wonderful partners!

AAAA also wishes to acknowledge and express appreciation to Mary and Dick Cousin, who were in charge of recruiting all of the Pennsylvania-based Convention Sponsors and gathering required information. They did a great job! Thank you, Mary and Dick!
Allan Petretti
Hackensack, New Jersey

Allan Petretti is the legendary “guru” and undisputed authority of all things related to Coca-Cola and soda pop art.  He has published 23 books on the subject which are considered the definitive references in the field. Over the years, he also has written a myriad of columns and auction reviews for many popular antiques publications. More recently, he has embraced his roots as graphic artist and is active producing whimsical and creative artworks of great beauty. Allan has been the benefactor of AAAA through his seminars and his generous gifts of original art. This year, Allan will again be donating original art and, in concert with AAAA, will also be donating an 11” by 14” print of his beautiful “York” creation, suitable for framing, to each AAAA member who attends the Convention. 

Antique Week

Antique Week is a weekly publication covering the antiques and collectibles industry. The paper offers in-depth articles on various collecting categories as well as auction and show reports. Advertisers know if they want to reach the right audience, Antique Week is the place to advertise.
Location: Knightstown, Indiana
Phone: 1-800-876-5133

Antique Trader

For 65 years, Antique Trader has been inspiring, informing and entertaining the collecting community with timely news coverage, lively collector profiles and in-depth articles on topics as varied and as broad as the big, bold, beautiful antiques world. Published in full color 24 times a year in print, and offering a weekly digital newsletter, robust website ( and engaging social media platforms, Antique Trader provides expert insight, historical perspective, values and incomparable content, all designed to guarantee a delightful and rewarding experience.

Location: Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Contact Editorial Director Paul Kennedy: [email protected]

Antiques & Auction News (A&AN)

A&AN, is the long (45 year) trusted weekly publication that is distributed to shops, shows, markets and auctions. Their distribution remains strong in the mid-to-northeastern United States. Publication covers insights with timely comments by Peter S. Seibert on antiques and the collectors’ market.

Address: P.O. Box 500, Mount Joy, PA 17522
Editor: Karl Pass 717-278-1404

Bob Nance at Adams Antiques

Bob Nance has been an active dealer of antique advertising and other vintage items for many years. He is an AAAA member in good standing and is well-known to many members. He has been an AAAA Convention Sponsor each year since the establishment of the program.

Location: Adams Antiques, 2400 N Reading Rd, Denver, PA 17517
Phone: (717) 335-0001
Hours: Sunday 8:00-5:00; All other days 9:00-5:00
Web Site:

Bootleg Antiques & Oddities

Bootleg Antiques brings new energy to its 125+ year old building, home to over 70 quality antique dealers and consignors. With two beautifully renovated floors, they have five rooms covering over 10,000 square feet. Their Bootleg Café offers light refreshments, hot foods, a complementary refreshment table, and free live entertainment at designated hours.

Location: 135 Bridge Street, Columbia, PA
Phone: (717) 684-0009

Chupp Auctions

Chupp Auctions is an important national auction house that specializes in antique advertising, farm primitives and salesman samples among other items. Located in picturesque Shipshewana, Indiana, this auction house is noted for bringing rare and highly desirable antique advertising items to market. Over 25 years in business and still going strong!

Location: 890 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
Phone: (260) 768-7616

The Original Indianapolis Antique Advertising Show (Indy Ad Show) managed by Morphy Auctions

The Indy Ad Show is the nation’s premier show to find vintage and antique advertising memorabilia. This show is now managed by Morphy Auctions. In May & September, over 250 dealers and vendors converge on the Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Indiana, to transform the grounds into a collector's dream. Simply stated, they bring the best they have to offer for both the beginning and the advanced collector. You will find early items from the 1800's up through the 1960's to include: Salesman Samples, Breweriana & Saloon, Soda Fountain, Early Advertising and General Store Displays, Toys, Political, Barber Shop, Americana, Coin Operated Machines, Mechanical Slot Machines, and Pharmaceutical & Veterinarian Advertising, and more!

Location: Morphy Auctions, Denver. PA 17517
Phone: (877) 968-8880

Indoor Antique Advertising Show

IAA Show Indy is one of the largest and most exciting specialty shows of its kind. It is held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana, in the Champions pavilion. It is always conducted on the third weekend in March. Soon it will also be held in the fall. Join us for this rare shopping experience March 16th, 2024. 

Phone: (248) 910-6765

Journal of Antiques & Collectibles

The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles is a national monthly online and print magazine and social platform for dealers, collectors, antiquers and enthusiasts of antique collectibles. We share the history, makers, and stories behind the items you love to collect and offer the resources to help you actively engage in the marketplace. 

Location: Sturbridge, MA
Phone: 508-347-1960 X 402

Kovels' Antiques, Inc.

Kovels’ Antiques, Inc, was founded by Ralph and Terry Kovel. Hailed as “the duke and duchess of the antiques world,” they have written more than 100 books and many special reports about collecting. Their bylined newspaper column started in 1954 and is the longest-running syndicated column in the U.S. by one author. It appears in more than 100 newspapers. Their books include the annual Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, now in its 54th edition, that has sold over 4 million copies. The Kovels bought their first advertising collectible in 1954, the well-known “Grape-Nuts, There’s a Raison” sign. Most of the advertising collection in their house is part of a “country store” that was used in their national TV series. Advertising became important enough to become a category in the price book in 1988. Their website,, has more than a million expert reviewed prices, marks, readers Q & A, identification help, resources for collectors and buying and selling advice. Included online is the digital edition of Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles (plus 48 years of archives) their subscription newsletter which includes sales reports, hotlines, and tips to help you stay informed on the changing market. Go to and sign up for a FREE weekly email with news and information of interest to collectors.

Mail: P.O. Box 22192, Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone 216-752-2252

Lancaster County Antique Center

Lancaster County Antique Center LLC, founded in 1975, is the county’s first co-op and features 60+ dealers with a wide variety of merchandise ranging from the hard-to-find and desirable to the price-to-sell.

Location: 1059 N. Reading Rd., Denver PA 17517
Phone: 717-336-2701
Hours: 9:00-5:00 Mon. & Thurs; 9:00-7:30 Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Mad Hatter Antique Mall

The Mad Hatter Antique Mall is a 15,000 square foot antique establishment located on Route 272 in Adamstown, PA. The mall is comprised of over 100 Dealers in both booths and showcases. The Mad Hatter features a wide variety of antiques and collectibles. Advertising is one of the categories carried. There is something for every taste and budget. Come shop ‘til you drop at the Big Red Hat!

Location: 61 Willow Street, Adamstown, PA
Phone: (717) 484-4159
Hours: 10:00-5:00 Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 9:00-5:00 Sunday

Morphy Auctions

Morphy Auctions is one of the largest auction houses under one roof. Counting on decades of experience running successful antique auctions for both sellers and buyers, the team at Morphy Auctions aims to delight our clients with fresh-to-the-market auctions, professionalism and state-of-the-art auction venues. Antique advertising is one of Morphy Auctions' numerous areas of specialization, bringing to market some of the most desirable pieces available in the realm of vintage advertising.

Location: 2000 North Reading Road, Denver, PA 17517
Phone: 877-968-8880
Hours: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Monday-Friday (or by Appointment)

Time Matters Antique Mall

Specializing in Vintage Advertising, Vintage Gas Pumps, Soda Vending Machines & Coolers, Disney, PEZ, Advertising Clocks, plus a full-line of General Antiques, Jewelry, Shaving Mugs, Pottery, Sports Memorabilia & Glass-ware. Looking for Advertising or Collectibles makes this a MUST STOP!!

Location: 2664 N. Reading Rd., Reinholds, PA 17569
Phone: 717-484-1514
Hours: 10AM-5PM, 7 Days a Week
Zelma’s Emporium

Description: Located in New Oxford, Zelma’s Emporium (formerly Golden Lane Antiques for 30 years) relaunched during the covid shut-down. Zelma’s specializes in early American, Primitives, Fine Art, European, Asian, Furniture and Décor. Close to Gettysburg; there are civil war items as well. Zelma’s holds true to there are antiques on the door AND in the store! 

Location: 11 N. Water Street, New Oxford, PA
Phone: (717) 624-3800

Convention Partners
Since 2014, AAAA has embraced an innovative model of collaborating with other collector groups and associations at our Conventions. Each group’s event is separate and independent from the others but there are designated activities that bring them together. Please welcome our partners as honored guests at our Silent Auction and Room Hopping events. Some of them will be selling from their rooms. We have found that many of these individuals also actively collect, buy, and sell vintage advertising. Cross-buying and selling between groups is always very active and beneficial for all.
This year, we will be joined by the following groups:

  • The Ice Screamers is a national organization that supports those who enjoy researching ice cream history and collecting ice cream parlor and soda fountain memorabilia. We collaborate with them every other year, when AAAA meets in Pennsylvania. They are invited to participate in the AAAA Silent Auction and Room Hopping. In turn, they open their Show and Sale on Friday to AAAA members. They also include AAAA members in their Thursday evening Ice Cream Tasting event. Although the Ice Screamers have a more targeted focus, there is a great deal of overlap between the interests of these two groups.

  • Graniteware collectors are former members of the National Graniteware Society (NGS) which was dissolved in 2016. Although NGS no longer officially exists, many of their past members continue to informally meet in conjunction with the AAAA Conventions. They actively participate in the AAAA Silent Auction and Room Hopping activities. We have discovered that some of the best pieces of vintage advertising are made available for sale from Graniteware participants!

  • Treasures for Little Children (TLC) is a national club devoted to collecting toys and other items that would have been cherished by little children in the days of yesteryear.  They are the newest group to collaborate with AAAA. Last year, they brought a variety of charming items to sell at the Convention.

  • The National Barber Shop & Shaving Collectables Association started over 40 years ago. Formerly known as the National Shaving Mug Collectors Association, it has expanded in scope to encompass all facets of the Second Oldest Profession in the world. The club is not only comprised of collectors of the Tonsorial Arts but also preservers of history. Collections include but are not limited to a wide variety of occupational, decorative, fraternal and advertising mugs, barber bottles, advertising signs & smalls, tins, displays, ornate razors, barber tools and furniture, and so much more accoutrement. The barber shop, with its famed stripes, captures Americana at its finest. This is the first year this organization has collaborated with AAAA. Space limitations prevented them from conducting their 2023 convention with us at the Wyndham Garden, but they will be located at a venue only 1 mile away and the two clubs will have plenty of opportunities for fun, shared fellowship. 
Rooms are in Short Supply! Register to Attend the Convention Today!
To put it bluntly, we are very likely to run out of rooms very soon so if you plan to attend the AAAA Convention, please register and make your hotel reservations TODAY!

The 2023 AAAA Convention will take place at the Wyndham Garden York in York, Pennsylvania from July 19-22, 2023. The convention registration fee is $130 per person, which includes all convention activities, two banquet dinners, one buffet lunch, one ice-cream tasting event, and, for hotel guests, free continental breakfast each morning. To display the convention schedule, click here.
To register for the Convention online, click here.
To print a Convention registration form to mail in, click here.
The discounted hotel room rate is $124 per night for a room with one king bed and $134 for a room with two queen beds, plus tax. Wi-Fi in your room and parking are complementary. You must contact the hotel directly to make room reservations.
To reserve a hotel room, you must call the hotel directly at 717-846-9500 (then select “0”). Tell them you are with the “Antique Advertising Convention”.
To reserve a hotel room online, click here.
The deadline for making reservations and registering for the convention is June 7, 2023. However, as stated above, we expect the hotel rooms to run out before then.
Don't forget that each current AAAA member who registers to attend the Convention will receive a FREE suitable-for-framing 11" by 14" art print created by Allan Petretti to commemorate the York Convention. It is just stunning! Click here to see it.
If you have any questions, write to [email protected] or call 317-594-0658.
A Novelty Act
By Allan Petretti
Celluloid novelty advertising! What a great Idea! Give away a small, useful object--something that will be kept—that promotes your product! Well, many companies did just that. However NO company used it to the extent that the “King of All Advertising” did: Coca-Cola.  Not only did Coca-Cola perfect the idea, they used it so extensively that today it’s considered an artform. Pocket mirrors, match safes, bookmarks, watch fobs, badges, you name it. . . all protected in a plastic-like material that that can be preserved and used, while simultaneously reminding you to “Have A Coke”!

In 1855, celluloid was first introduced by the English firm of Alexander Parkes as a bulk material for forming objects. In 1862, it was patented under the name of “Parkesine”. It was later licensed by John Wesley Hyatt in America for use in billiard balls, which until then, were made of ivory. Hyatt dubbed his material “celluloid”.

The Whitehead & Hoag Company, which was formed in 1892 in Newark, New Jersey, vigorously pursued the manufacture of celluloid objects. The company eventually became the largest manufacturer of novelty advertising in the United States, making over 5,000 different objects. By 1953, the business started to decline and in 1959, its long-time competitor, Bastian Bros., of Rochester, New York, bought them out. By 1965, Bastian Bros. stopped using the name Whitehead & Hoag.
The Coca-Cola Company used a number of manufacturers of celluloid novelties. However, Whitehead & Hoag was the best…and it was nothing but the very best for the “Advertising King!" One of the most beautiful and incredible pieces made by Whitehead & Hoag was a small 8” x 10” hanging sign titled “Satisfied” in 1906. This rather suggestive little piece was probably not commissioned by Atlanta. It was more likely produced by the Western Bottlers! Nonetheless, this rare little sign is a prized part of only a small number of advanced collections in the country. It actually can be found in a number of variations. The particular one shown below was purchased by me many years ago from the grandson of a man who actually worked for Whitehead & Hoag as a young man.
1907 "Satisfied" Celluloid Sign
As amazing as this little sign is, it is certainly not the very best or even the rarest Coca-Cola celluloid novelty item. That distinction may go to a magnificent series of 5 ½” X 7 ½” celluloid “boudoir clocks” that were given away from around 1901 to 1906 or so. They are so rare that only a small number are represented in even the most complete collections. We do have a 1902 photographic image (below) of a group of ladies in the New York Coca-Cola Headquarters office, showing one of these clocks (a 1901 Hilda Clark model). It is circled in red, behind them on top of a cabinet.
1902 Coca-Cola Headquarters Office Showing Boudoir Clock
Celluloid was used in varied ways to create novelty pieces of advertising. However, given that they were crimped over a lithographed image or actually printed directly on the celluloid surface, the resultant images were usually not of the highest quality. Special inks for use on the slick celluloid surface resulted in less than perfect detail. In any case, the Coca-Cola Company used it to the hilt on anything and everything imaginable. Some of these objects are so rare today that they are prized by even the most sophisticated collectors.

I am always amazed and taken back by the amount of detail, money, and artistic effort this company put into the production of a seemingly insignificant item promoting a humble “5 glass of soda water." Absolutely Incredible Indeed!

The gallery below presents a variety of fascinating celluloid Coca-Cola promotional items.
1912 Watch Fob
1896 Bookmark
1898 Bookmark
1908 Owl Bookmark
1922 Pocket Mirror
1911 Match Safe
1911 Pocket Mirror
1914 Pocket Mirror
c. 1902 Hanging Sign
1910 Watch Fob
1906 Celluloid Boudoir Clock
1908 Match Safe
Front (Left) and Back (Above)
Successful Indy Ad Show for Morphy Auctions
It was a successful first outing on May 5-6 for Morphy Auctions in its new role as owner of the Indy Ad Show. Dan Morphy, President and Founder of Morphy Auctions and Cheryl Goyda, who will be managing the show, were in attendance, getting to know dealers and shoppers alike.

As always, this show brought the "best of the best" to the attention of eager buyers. All genres of antique and vintage advertising were well-represented at a wide range of price points. A positive vibe prevailed as many attendees could be seen proudly scurrying about with their new acquisitions. Dealers were involved in animated conversations with shoppers throughout the spacious Boone County Fairgrounds facility in Lebanon, Indiana. It was a festive atmosphere.

Dealers uniformly had very positive things to say about their sales. Some even reported record levels of activity. Asked about how the process for dealers worked under the new ownership, feedback was positive.

The new owners introduced a very helpful enhancement to this show. They distributed informative maps of the fairgrounds, detailing the precise location of each of the dealers. The map included listings for 233 booths.

The next show in this series will take place September 22-23, 2023, once again at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Indiana. For further information, click here.

The images below attest to the great selection of antique advertising at this show!
Dan Morphy, President and Owner of Morphy Auctions chats with Paul Lefkovitz, AAAA Convention Coordinator and Publications Editor
Cheryl Goyda, newly installed as the person responsible for managing the Indy Ad Show
The Pause that Refreshes...for Almost 40 Years
By Oscar & Charlotte Segovia
Coca-Cola has always been our first choice; it quenches our thirst, not just in consuming but also in collecting. Charlotte and I were destined to collect Coca-Cola memorabilia. We met in Monroe, Louisiana a city in which the Biedenharn family had been bottling Coca-Cola for over a century.
This is where our story begins as Coca-Cola collectors. We purchased a portable ice chest cooler at an auction nearby. A few months later, we bought a Westinghouse Coca-Cola machine and that started the wheels in motion for collecting. A year later, we really caught the bug and began selling antiques in a mall in New Braunfels TX. Besides stocking our booth with furniture and knick-knacks, we began to fill our space with Coca-Cola items that we purchased at auctions and elsewhere.
After a couple of years of selling antiques part-time we quit that business and began collecting Coca-Cola. While living in Austin Texas, we ran across a brochure about the Pop Poppenheimer’s Advertising and Coca-Cola collection in Memphis. Though we didn’t go to this huge auction we read about the Coca-Cola Collectors Club and have been a member since 1988.
After a couple of years of collecting, we started the Austin Chapter of the Coca-Cola Collectors Club. Since then, we’ve been active in other chapters and now we belong to the Atlanta Chapter. We’ve been an integral part of their annual convention, “Springtime in Atlanta”, which takes place each April, over the week of Easter.
As young collectors, we purchased any and every little trinket that we could afford. After a few short years, we were actively going to auctions almost weekly and attending any advertising & bottle show we could find. We also stopped at every antique store and mall that we drove past.
We began to define our late 1990s collection to consist of cardboard and lithograph pieces as well as easel-backs and festoons. We also collect Kay Displays items; metal, tin, porcelain signs; and light-up items that include clocks and neon’s.
Our favorite items are cardboards and Kay Display items, though we truly love all types of memorabilia I mentioned. Our favorite era in collecting is from the 1920s through the 1950s.
We have attended over 27 national Coca-Cola Conventions since 1990. We have also attended many regional events such as Atlanta’s Springtime Shows; Tex-Fest in the DFW area; the old Septemberfest’s conventions in E-town KY; and Space City Chapter’s Show & Sale in Houston. 
Since retiring a few years ago, we’ve kept ourselves busy doing seven to eight advertising shows each year. These events include the Indy Ad Show; the Indoor Antique Advertising Show, both in Indianapolis; the Springtime in Atlanta & Nat’l Coca-Cola Conventions; the Jackson Bottle Show and its sister show in Cleveland, Mississippi; and the Candlelight Antique Show in Elkmont, Alabama.
We recently acquired which is a full-service online site for Coca-Cola enthusiasts. The site has information for advanced collectors and offers an annual subscription for its Price Guide section of over 4,850 all-color items in 139 index categories.
We’re looking forward to attending our first Quad A convention in York, Pennsylvania this July, as well as meeting new collectors. We’ll be bringing a variety of Coca-Cola and other advertising memorabilia along with us!    

Our Coca-Cola collection is featured in the gallery of photos below.      
Collectors' Showcase Magazine
At the height of the 1980s-90s frenzied interest in all types of collectibles, there were books and magazines galore to educate, guide, provide valuation, and entertain the millions who were hit with the the collecting bug. Collectors' Showcase was one of those magazines, published nine times per year that targeted that niche. While this periodical covered all sorts of collectibles, antique advertising was an area that was well-represented, both in terms of articles and advertising.

Thumbing through a copy of this vintage magazine would make any veteran collector reflect fondly on his or her earlier days in the hobby. Events and trends from that era are on full display and the generous representation of photos showcase wonderful items that are not often seen these days. With approximately 80 to 120 pages in each issue, there is much to learn and enjoy.
A few of the articles that were published in the issues of this magazine include: "Coffee--Its Hot" by Tim Schweighart; "Canadian Tin Containers" by Glen Parul; "Sewing Related Trade Cards" by Evelyn Eubanks; "Novelty Ice Cream Dippers of the 1920s" by Wayne Smith; "Peter Sidlow Advertising Collection Auction Preview"; "Oreo: King of the Cookies" (uncredited); "Collectors' Profile: Roi & Ruth Davis" by Donna Kaonis; "Tindeco" by Kristin Helberg, "An 1880's Pharmacy" by Donna Kaonis; and so on.

For collectors of antique advertising and other collectibles who appreciate the value of good reference material, this magazine is to be recommended.

AAAA member and pioneer antique advertising collector, Jerry Glenn, is making his collection of Collectors' Showcase Magazines available for purchase in various quantities of 7, 14 and 21 assorted issues. Interested parties should contact Jerry at 843-384-0303.
Schimpff's Confectionery Going to the US Senate
Well, not exactly. But the fact is that United States Senator Todd Young (Indiana), was recently accorded the honor of occupying the so-called "candy desk" in the US Senate Chambers. This particular seat comes with a special but quirky obligation--and that is to keep a table near a popular chambers entrance stocked with candy treats that originate from Senator Young's home state of Indiana. Among Senator Young's special offerings will be "Cinnamon Red Hots", produced by Schimpff's Confectionery in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Schimpff's Confectionery is owned by Warren and Jill Schimpff, long-time, beloved members of AAAA.

Click here to read a statement released by Senator Young's office announcing his selection of prized Hoosier candy treats, including Schimpff's Cinnamon Red Hots.

Asked about this distinct honor, Warren and Jill issued the following statement: "We are thrilled that Indiana Senator Todd Young has chosen our famous Cinnamon Red Hots to be present on his famous desk - “The Candy Desk” - in the Senate chamber in Washington DC. We think it is a capital idea!!"

Jill went on to say she "hopes that all the candy will sweeten some of the debates that take place in the Senate". Warren hopes "that our candy might help to pass some Red Hot legislation!"
Schimpff's Confectionery produces and sells a variety of treats. Hard candy fish and Modjeskas, in particular, are very popular. A more recent favorite is the chocolate, caramel, and pecan confection molded into the shape of a turtle. However, Cinnamon Red Hots are considered Schimpff's "signature piece".

In the photo to the right, Warren and Jill can be seen conducting a free, live demonstration of the production of Cinnamon Red Hots.
Schimpff's Confectionery has been operating out of its current location in historic downtown Jeffersonville (photo, left) since 1891, although the family actually began producing candy in the 1850's. In addition to manufacturing and selling numerous varieties of candy, Schimpff's Confectionery features a lunch room with a 1950s soda fountain and original tin ceiling. Also, there is an area where free candy production demonstrations are offered to curious customers.
For those reading this article, the most exciting attraction may very well be the world-class museum of candy-related memorabilia (photo, right). Only a few such institutions exist in the United States. Thousands of pieces of historic and rare American candy memorabilia are displayed. For collectors of vintage advertising, this museum is a very memorable experience.
Schimpff's Confectionery is a family enterprise with a wonderful history. To learn more about its origins, click here. If you are ever in the Jeffersonville, Indiana area, you must stop by and visit this one-of-a-kind testament to the "sweet life."
Wanted Items
In this column are those sought-after items of desire that seem to be elusive. If you know where any of these items can be acquired or if you have one available, please click the link to reply directly to the seeker. To place a listing in this column, click here. There is no fee for AAAA members. Up to three listings per member are permitted.

Pre-1885 advertising items related to barbed wire and farm fences. I am interested in primary material. Let me know if you have any items including illustrated catalogs, wire company published newspapers, illustrated postal covers and letterheads, flyers, signs, salesman samples, patent models or anything else related to my specific wants. Larry W. Love, [email protected], 214-497-6787

Continental Cubes tobacco tin 4.75” tall and the 6.0” tall size. Convention Hall coffee tin (Ridenour-Baker Kansas City) any variation. Big Horn 1 lb or 3 lb coffee tin. [email protected]

Philip Morris Tin & Porcelain Advertising Signs, thermometers, door push signs. Excellent to mint condition preferred. Daryl Crawford (804) 721-7294 or email [email protected]

Justrite Pet Foods. The Justrite Company General Office was located in Milwaukee WI. A National Company. Advertising, displays, signs, tins, boxes all with logo on it. Most would come from the 1930’s through 1950’s. Thanks for the help… Gordon Addington. To reply, click here.

Old Topper Brewery Calendar of the late 1940's featuring a pin up artist nude in large format wanted. Always seeking any Rochester Brewery memorabilia. John DeVolder 585-697-4047 or [email protected].
"Jenny" Genesee Brewing Company's girl of the 1950's. Seeking cardboard point of sale-and other items that feature Jenny, who had a ten-year run from 1953 to 1963. Also interested in any cardboard point of sale items from the 1930's through the 1950's from any of the Rochester Breweries. John DeVolder 585-697-4047 or [email protected].

Coca-Cola 24" button porcelain sign with bottle in center. Want several in as close to mint condition as possible. Call 336-970-9867.
Books on Oil & Gas Collectibles. Also looking for books on signs. Call 336-970-9867.

Yellow Kid wanted: 50 year collector looking for the unusual. Reply to: [email protected].

Pedal Cars: Photos, postcards, calendars, catalogs and advertising related to pedal cars. To reply, click here.

Beer cans, soda cans, beer and soda tin-over-cardboard signs, cork-backed bottle caps, key-wind coffee cans, quart oil cans. Please email Jeff Lebo at [email protected].

Pedal car related items. To reply, click here.

Matchbook holders. To know what these are, see my articles in Checkerboard
for Nov. 2020 and May 2021. I will consider all items, in any material from plastic to gold, and not necessarily with advertising. Email Andy at [email protected].

Cigarette Packs. Advanced collector looking to purchase vintage packs. Please contact Dheeraj by email: [email protected].

Donald Duck Goyer Coffee Cans; One Pound Can & 3 oz Sample Size in Good Condition With Lids. Please Send Email With Photos & Prices to [email protected].

Morimura Brothers (Japanese import company operating in NYC from 1880-1941) advertising items wanted: trade cards, pamphlets, catalog pages, salesman sample pages, porcelain items with advertising. To reply email at [email protected].
DeLaval Items and Farm Advertising Signs. Always looking for top quality and unique items. Contact Gregg Hillyer at [email protected].

Antique Advertising pertaining to Country Store or Drug Store Products or Places. Especially those showing Women or Girls with the product or location shown. I would consider any  Antique Advertising (paper, cardboard & metal Signs). Quality a plus! Dale Peterson at [email protected].

Unusual one pound peanut butter tins. Tin litho or paper label. To reply, click here.
Marshmallow Tins. Smaller than 5 Pound Size. To reply, click here.
American Cookie, Biscuit and Cracker Tins and Boxes. To reply, click here

Banjo related advertising wanted Pre-1940s. Long time collector buying banjo company signage, catalogs, billheads, periodicals, minstrel banjo items such as posters, broadsides, sheet music (pre-1870s) with illustrated banjo covers, early photographs showing banjo players (pre-1915). My main collecting interest is in 19th century material. To reply, click here.

"Antique American Medicine Bottles" by M. Knapp... soft cover book with price guide. Printed in 2012. [email protected] or 781-248-8620. Also, see my other want ad for Clarke’s ephemera and bottles.

Looking for 3 Vintage Tins. American Eagle "Oriental Mixture" tobacco (dimensions approx. 6.5" long, 2.75" wide, 1.5" tall); 1 Gal. Indian Head Hydraulic Brake Fluid; and Packham´s Caramel Toffee. Any offer is welcome and any condition considered. To reply, click here.

Morton Salt, older items, and also Pacific Coast Borax, especially a crate or box. Email [email protected] or call Peggy Dailey 612-522-9211.

Comic Book-Related Advertising Items: Must be from before 1980. To reply, click here.

Clarke’s Vegetable Sherry Wine Bitters, Sharon, MA & Rockland, ME: All sizes, variants, smooth/pontil base. Especially need labeled Clarke’s any size! Also, any Clarke’s ephemera…trade cards, almanacs, newspaper ads, etc. Charlie Martin Jr., 781-248-8620. Email: [email protected].

George Petty: Advanced collector looking for unique or rare items. Photo’s, store displays and non paper items. NO Esquire pages. Pete Perrault. To reply, click here or call (502) 290-7661.

Ice Cream Advertising: Mr. Ice Cream desires better graphic ice cream advertising including: postcards (Advertising and RPPC), trade cards, letterheads, billheads, booklets, poster stamps, blotters, magic lantern slides, pinbacks, watchfobs, and pocket mirrors. Allan Mellis, 1115 West Montana St. Chicago, Illinois 60614-2220. [email protected] To reply, click here.

Stock food, poultry food, veterinary advertising wanted. Posters, medicine packages, give-aways. Email [email protected] or call (256) 520-5211.

Singer Sewhandy Model 20. Green-regular paint, not hammertone. To reply, click here.

National Biscuit Company, Nabisco, Uneeda Biscuit, Uneeda Bakers, Muth Bakery, NBC Bread toys, signage, tins, containers, displays, historical items. Please Email [email protected] or call (937) 205-2232.

Early Cigarette Rolling Papers: Pre-1940’s - American, Zig Zag, Braunstein Freres, Bambino, and Ottoman papers wanted. To reply, click here.

Antique/Collectible Banking and Financial System "Giveaway" and advertising items. Specifically from Pennsylvania. Alarm devices and such. To reply, click here.

VITAMINS advertising, displays, signs, bottles, and anything related: Hadacol is an example. Most would come from the 1930’s thru the 1970’s. Also anything related to cod-liver oil and WEIGHT-LOSS, REDUCING, ANTI-FAT, and OBESITY ITEMS. To reply, click here.
Early tin signs lithographed by Tuchfarber, Wells and Hope, Worcester Sign Company, Sentenne and Green, etc. I can pay more for good condition, but would be interested in any condition. Don Lurito [email protected] also in the directory. To reply, click here.
Dwinell-Wright Co. Royal Ground Spice Cardboard Spice Boxes. One side displays horizontally. Approximately 3.75" by 2.25". Any type of spice is OK. To reply, click here.
ENSIGN Perfect and ENSIGN Perfection vertical pocket tobacco tins to enhance my collection. Feel free to contact me at 614-888-4619 or [email protected] to see if you can help fill the voids.
Edmands Coffee Company, Edmands Tea Company, 1776 Coffee, American Beauty Tea, Japan Tea, Devonshire Tea, (imported by Edmands, Boston/Chicago): Any items such as tins, signs, paper, or anything else related to the Edmands family of companies in Boston is desired. To reply, click here.
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