Today I went to my favorite junk shop in Corder (there is only one).
"Mahnken's Farm Supply", so called because it was once a hardware store.
Mr. Mahnken had opened some "new" auction boxes from his vast, cluttered, storage - a semi annual event at best- and I did not want to miss out on possibly restocking my own shop.
I picked up this souvenir ashtray, among other things.
I have never smoked and never plan to start, but
I love old trinkety souvenirs and since I live in Missouri, this selection was a no brainer.
It's old enough (pre-1960s) that the Arch is missing from St. Louis!
(There is a crude map of Missouri in the middle of the ashtray).
But the infamous Missouri mule has always been around.
I am in the process of listing new items.
(The "among other things" I picked up today.)
Watch for an oven thermometer, a portable shaving mirror and brush, a pot metal pin dish from San Francisco, Calif. (circa 1920s I am guessing) and a rusty, crusty sand shovel.
It was a great day pickin' at Mahnken's Farm Supply!