Friday, July 24, 2015

Please don't smoke...

Yes, another find at Lisbon's finest fleamarket. Made of something feeling and looking like aluminium. No markings. It's like Batman's ride, but from the 30ies (Dark Knight in shinny armour, right ?)

Me ? I use it to keep my paper clips. On my desk. It just makes it look like a GM design office now. It's all in the little details...

So please, if you need to smoke, let it be your tires, or your engine... 

Car ashtray (?), no other markings

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Know your tanks !

Anyone ? Nooo ? correct. This is the Dragon tank from Dr. No, one of James Bond's first true villains. Spot it here :

Dragon tank, Gilbert, England, 1965

Thursday, July 16, 2015

When I was a kid...

Fort Apache, Oehme & Sohne, Germany, 1970's

 ... I played Cowboys and indians... the stories of Zorro and Davy Crocket and Rintintin... and I did it with this fort. I was lucky to find it back just as I remembered it. All wood. Felt for the door hinges.

Lots of great battles happened here, and I am really happy to have found this toy.


Beautiful artwork on red box...

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Tintin made in Portugal !

Tintin e companhia , Bertrand, Portugal, 1970's

Our little belgian reporter has always been quite popular here in Portugal. These figurines were made with Heimo molds by the portuguese publishing company Bertrand. For the funny story, I started learning portuguese by re-reading all Tintin comic books in that language.

Are you also and international "connaisseur Tintinologue ?"

To know how or heroes are called in each language, go here.