2020 – Collections: THAI TAX, etc.
(ignore May 1, 2017 publish date – this was published on July 1, 2020)
So what were you expecting – this?
“Tie Tacks” just looks really boring to me…………..and – for the most part – these are fairly unboring.
In the collection, I found some non-TT flatties (the “etc.”), so let’s get them out of the way.
From GM in 1954:
From my career camera brand and my state:
I think the Hackensack one – which commemorates a very sad day when five of Hackensack’s bravest lost their lives – was a tie tack because a mark in the middle of the flip side appears to show where a post had broken off:
Same thing with this former TT:
This is a 1.5” pin:
…..and here’s its story:
Dunno where I got it.
I don’t think I’ve ever used a TT with an actual tie, but maybe 3 or 4 of them have found their way onto my cap, particularly one ol’ reliable that’s been on it for two decades.
“What’s that gold thing on your cap?”
“Something I found on eBay.”
I even found a backup (bottom left), but I have no idea what the initials originally stood for:
This is the longest at 3.25”:
…followed by the sub at a little over 2.5”:
I can’t imagine what kind of occasion would be appropriate for either of those two on a tie (Haters of ’57 Chevys? Lovers of Russian subs?).
I’m not Canadian, but I AM a Leafe:
Is this supposed to show an outline of New Jersey? Or some unidentified region that’s familiar to no one? Either way, it looks severely misshapen:
Other NJ TTs:
Felix the Cat & Felix the Car (it’s in LA):
Pin the tail on the………target?
I don’t wanna know what this is:
I think I know what these are:
Oops! I missed one of their friends. The Yankees seem to be vouching for her (“OK”):
By the way, “OK” was Chevrolet’s Used Car Division when I was growing up. This logo was everywhere:
Jesters and Sliders:
Reddy Kilowatt and Bendix:
Reddy Kilowatt is a cartoon character that acted as corporate spokesman for electricity generation in the United States and other countries for over seven decades. He is drawn as a stick figure whose body, limbs, and hair are made of stylized lightning bolts and whose bulbous head has a light bulb for a nose and wall outlets for ears.
As for the other one, my grandmother worked at the Eclipse-Pioneer Division of the Bendix Aviation Corporation in Teterboro, NJ.
Reddy seems to be selecting an underage cheerleader to hang out with instead of Yosemite Sam or SantaSpidey:
Looks like a ring, but it’s a TT:
SKYY vodka brings you “A Drunken Kodak Cat” on RTL-TV, co-sponsored/co-mixed by/with 7Up (“I’ll have a Seven and SKYY”):
Bob’s Big Boy sits on Bob (ouch!):
You KNOW I have to have a couple of music-related ones, right?:
After the ride, throw potato salad at the clown (what else can you read into this?):
The week leading up to Y2K (Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Y2K):
It’s TIME to buy an IMPALA that has a full tank of AMOCO?
A CADILLAC TAXI with a Chevy 427 engine?
I’d be hard-pressed to think of an occasion where this would work well with a tie (this IS a TT and not a pin):
I have no idea where this/these came from (maybe the tooth fairy?), but if someone wears this on their tie……………
…………I’m wearing this on mine: