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Welcome to Prospero's Blog! My wife Mollie and I work together in our Rough Magic studio on the coast of Maine. I've always loved old books, memorabilia, curiosities and Americana (especially 19th century dramatic literature) and am happy to share my discoveries in my Etsy Shops. Please come by and browse ~ there's just no telling what you'll find!

January 21, 2011

In Your "merry" Vintage Car

Riverton 1911
 Let's go all the way this Valentine's Day and give your beloved a Vintage Car!  There are quite a few of  them around the esty block, and I will provide a few suggestion that won't break you and might just please your Valentine.

Father's Day Antique
Let's start with ideas from teamepe.  This one from Paper Petal Creations is suggested for Father's Day, but,gosh, you can certainly push that date up a few months.  Who knows, this car might just increase in value by June.


Old Car Value Guide





Vestiesteam should have an abundance of vintage cars, and here is one from Quinsippi Mercantile that may just be the dream car of your future.  You may never know till you have put yourself or himself behind the wheel.
Orange Ford Galaxie







Closer to home, the shop of the stapelia company from the Maineteam shows this car.  Pretty flashy is probably the term that people of its era would have used.

Car Wash

Here is a car that just must have been a treasure for somebody more than 100 years ago.  And when they washed cars at that time, they had to be very careful -- and they were.  Find this one at Old Paper And Pages.

Must  not forget that other etsy shop Prosperos Bookshelf.  And the vintage car in this instance  was in trouble. When this car was in fashion, it was common for  drivers to have not only a spare tire and the kit to repair a punctured tire tube on the road but also a spare axle for the kind of roads  that existed.  I am sure that drivers were frequently advised to "Get a horse!" but that was "equipment" they had to hire on the spot.

Get a Horse!

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