Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Here are some items I found but did not buy while on my trip to Texas in May of 2017. Mostly I did not buy them due to the high cost. In a few cases it was due to the large size. Farther down I show what I did buy,
$295.00 Nice condition but too rich for my blood. Found in Tulsa, OK along I44.
$695.00 This is a small one. Very nice. Also found in Tulsa OK.
$595.00 Found in Tulsa, OK. Has a few condition issues.
I already have all 3 of these. They were each priced around $50.00 also in Tulsa, OK
$195.00 in Tulsa. Nice condition. I have no more room for signs.
$1,095.00 Very large. Both sides say RICHardson Root Beer. Found just west of Wichita, KS.
$85.00 Cardboard sign. West of Wichita KS
Don't know the price. This is a soft cooler bag. Wichita KS.
$29.95 Paper label. Full. Wichita KS
These next three are items I saw at an Antique Show in Colorado just prior to leaving for Texas. They are all in mint condition but were priced that way also. Way too rich for me.
$345.00 This is a stoneware glass, not a mug
$750.00 This is the first one of these I have actually seen. I have a few of the small mugs with this same picture. Once I saw the price I was afraid to even touch it.
Below are the items I found that I did buy. There were not a lot of finds. Of course when you already have thousands of items it is hard to find things you do not already have, Even a couple of these are duplicates, but were so cheap I could not pass on them.
All the above were found in Wichita. Paid $6.50 for the Hires Mug. $15.00 for the old Hires bottle. $8.00 for the XXX bottle. $4.50 for the Yankee Doodle Root Beet, paper label, 1946. Paid $4.00 for the AAA Glass (which I already had thanks for Vince)
Found this nice set in Austin, Texas. $48.00 for pitcher and 5 mugs. Seller said they were from the 1930's but they say Hand Painted and Made in Japan on the bottom so I am thinking more like the 1950's. Still as very nice set.
These are the only two new root beers I was able to find. We did find some Big Chill Root Beer in Pawhuska, OK but I would have had to buy a 12 pack of cans and they only has Diet.
All in all it was not a great Root Beer trip. Later this year we are thinking of going to Edmonton Canada to see the 800 store mall. I have never looked for Root Beer in Canada. Could be fun.
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