Showing posts with label JR Williams. Show all posts
Showing posts with label JR Williams. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A flea market miscellany

Here's some of the oddball stuff I picked up last weekend:

Bull 195303 blotter

Bull of the Woods by J.R. Williams cartoon desk blotter / calendar from Vogt Roller Co, Chicago, IL in March 1953.

Bill Clinton Inauguration '93 superhero button

Bill Clinton superhero caricature on an Inauguration '93 button.

 Bart Simpson JHUHP button
A counterfeit Bart Simpson saying "I belong to The Johns Hopkins Health Plan. Why In The Hell Don't You!" on an advertising button.

Nutty Awards 4 postcard by Jack Davis

Nutty Awards #4 postcard by Jack Davis.  Topps produced 30 of these in 1965.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

A bit of cartoon ephemera


Once upon a time, ink didn't come in ballpoint pens, and you often had to 'blot' or soak up the runny stuff before your writing smeared. Companies distributed blotters with advertising on, and sometimes they had cartoons. Here's 10 of JR Williams' strip 'Bull of the Woods' and one of 'Ripley's Believe It or Not' that I picked up last weekend.