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Santa Delivers Old Gold Cigarettes **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Tis the season … Craig shared this ad. Was on eBay until it sold.

You rarely see Santa delivering packs of Old Gold cigarettes to all the good boys and girls anymore.

 
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Article With a Reference to Thanksgiving and Jeeps

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2019: Roberto Flores

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

For us it will be a quiet one, as we have relatives scattered all over. But, we are thankful that everyone’s made it through this month, lol!

If you’d like a nice story to read this Thanksgiving, you can try an article about Durwood J. Smith. The story contains both a jeep and a Thanksgiving memory on the Western Front (see Durwood’s pic below) … do you know how hard that combo is to find?? If not for Roberto Flores, we wouldn’t even have art depicting jeeps and turkeys together!!

So, I was very happy to stumble on this nice story called:

Thanksgiving on the Western Front

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PHOTO CREDIT: Charleen Smith-Riedel and Smithsonia Magazine

 
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Walter M. Baumhofer’s “Self Appreciation”

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Robin recently purchased this Walter M. Baumhofer illustration at an auction. It’s titled “Self Appreciation”. According to intelligentcollector.com, Walter was one of the most prolific Adventure Pulp artists out there. Among other prolific pulp adventure artists mention in the article is Emmett Watson.

Funny how both Emmett’s illustration Jeepers and Walter’s image has two men, a jeep, a tent, a red blanket, and three bears. I find that a big coincidence.

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General Jeeps Illustration

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Mario Maipid posted this illustration to one of Facebook’s groups. It was used as part of a patent or trademark filing in the State of Wisconsin.

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Drawing of Four Jeeps on eBay

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This curious set of drawings is about the size of a standard piece of paper. It depicts Ford GP (upper left), an MB/GPW (lower left), a Ford GP “Super 6” (middle right), and a Bantam BRC 60 (lower right). It’s kind of pricey (imho), given at least three of the four are redrawn photos.

View all the information on eBay

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JEEPERS By Emmett Watson

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UPDATE: I scanned the this image “JEEPERS” by Emmett Watson and cleaned up the lines and scratches as best I could. The final size is 18″x24″, which should make it easy to put in a frame. It was part of a calendar, but I can find no information or the images from the calendar. 

Some folks have asked for prints of this illustration, as it is difficult to find. I do not yet have a price on that, but I don’t plan on printing many (15-30 depending on requests), so I suspect the price will be around $25/each to cover my costs and shipping, but I haven’t finalized that.

You can’t see it, but the piece has “TDM CO, U.S.A.” printed in the lower right corner. I believe that refers to the Thomas D. Murphy company, launched by Thomas D. Murphy in the late 1800s. Here’s a bit of history on him:

In 1889, Thomas D. Murphy of Red Oak, Iowa, publisher of the local newspaper, had an idea. Adapt his printing plant and expertise and create calendars with exquisite reproductions of paintings by American masters. Murphy invented the advertising art calendar and one of the first painters Murphy contacted was Thomas Moran. The idea was so successful that Murphy calendars would be purchased and given away by banks, insurance agencies, livery stables, auto dealers, shops, businesses and manufacturers for a century.

After searching, I cannot find anyone who owns the copyright to this image (TDM appears dead). So, I feel comfortable getting some of these printed.

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In 2014, a lithograph of JEEPERS, possibly an image from another calendar, sold with a frame at auction for $75.00.

Here’s another illustration that might have been a companion piece, given there are bears, a camp site, and two men, one with a red shirt and one with a blue shirt, and the same red blanket. It’s titled Smokey the Bear and it went up for auction last year.

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Roberto’s Newest Illustration

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Roberto Flores shared this new ‘doodle’ of a CJ-3A.

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Another Roberto Flores Illustration

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For a second day in a row, Roberto shared an illustration. This one is based on a pic David Wilson of Wisconsin shared on Facebook.

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Roberto’s Latest Illustration

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Robert Flores creating this detailed drawing recently, basing it on the photo shown below.

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Roberto’s Latest Illustration

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Roberto shared his latest doodle, inspired by photos in a Four Wheeler Article from 2008.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/project-vehicles/129-0812-1951-willys-jeep-cj3a-brake-conversion/

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1944 Drawing by Artist Ken Riley **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is a great illustration. Turns out, he became an accomplished artist.

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“1944 Press Photo A drawing depicts a soldier relaxes in a jeep at a battle zone. This is an original press photo. A Jeep At Ease Coast Guard Combat Artist Ken Riley catches a jeep in a rare pose–at ease–in this drawing from the South Pacific battle zones. Reliable companion of the fighting men, these tough little fellows roll off Coast Guard-manned landing craft with the first waves of invaders. Artist Riley, who lives in Parsons, Kansas enlisted in the Coast Guard and carried his sketchbook into the Pacific war theatre. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 05-04-1944.

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Another ‘Doodle’ By Roberto

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Roberto just shared his newest illustration.

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Roberto’s CJ-3A Illustration

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Roberto shared this CJ-3A illustration inspired by a Four Wheeler Magazine photo:

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Roberto’s Latest Doodle

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Roberto Flores recently created this doodle.

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Starman Comic

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Mark shared the latest jeep comic over at jeep truck.com.

Click here and scroll down the page: http://jeeptruck.com

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1956 AD For The CJ-5

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features

This ad promoting “8 reasons why the ‘Jeep’ does more jobs … better!” appeared in the March 15, 1956, issue of the Heppner Gazette Times in Heppner, Oregon. Interesting that it shows a dual pane windshield.

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More From Roberto Flores

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It’s been too long since I featured any of Roberto’s drawings. You can see a number of new ones on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RobertoFloresCartoonist

Here are a couple:

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Walt Disney’s Gem Mineral Club Decal

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This 4″ Walt Disney gem hunter’s decal is on eBay (I offered $20, seller countered with $25). Apparently, this may have been tangentially connected to the Mineral King project. Unbeknownst to me, in late 1965 Disney was awarded the right to develop the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park. Originally, this area was at the edge of the park, but now the NP encompasses that valley and more. It’s a pretty interesting story. Fun fact: The Country Bear Jamboree was originally designed for Mineral King. The Audio-Animatronic bears were planned as entertainers for one of the restaurants.

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CJ-5 Belt Buckle on eBay

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This is an interesting belt buckle.

“Beautiful vintage condition RARE vintage Jeep. Great vintage belt buckle.
Buckle is in good condition with some scratches and signs of use and wear. It could use a good polishing but I’ll leave that up to the buyer.”

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1940s Rockwell Kent Jeep Generator Illustration $2500

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Here’s an interesting, early illustration by Rockwell Kent. It’s on a fine art website, which in part explains the price. If the link below does not work, go here https://www.1stdibs.com and enter “jeep” into the search field.

“This original drawing was created for an advertisement by General Electric for its portable power generators, here shown powering a saw wielded by two lumberjacks. Attributed to Rockwell Kent, who did many illustrations for GE and other companies to support his family and travels, it captures the kind of isolated, tree-covered scene that Kent so cherished. Beautifully rendered, it is an excellent example of the kind of graphic work recently celebrated in an exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany. Note, too, the Jeep, which had been introduced during World War II and had come to represent tough, dependable transportation.”

https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/drawings/original-drawing-general-electric-jeep-possibly-r-kent/id-f_470780/

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Some Christmas Cheer

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Merry Christmas everyone!

This image is courtesy of Roberto Flores!

Lawrence shared his annual Christmas photo with us:

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And Jim shared his wreathed jeep as well:

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And Charles shared this Jeep Parts JEF Christmas photo:

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1956 T-Man Comic with Ford GP on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Comics, Features, Women & Jeeps

Strangely, this 1956 Comic book (#31) on eBay features T-Man (Treasury Man) Pete Trask fighting a “Red Agent” in a Ford GP, while four issues earlier T-Man raced bad guys in a more traditional WWII jeep (see bottom photo). I wonder why the comic switched to an older jeep? Maybe we have to read it to find out??

“1956 T-MAN #31 EARLY 10 CENT SILVER AGE SWEET ACTION JEEP COVER FINE CONDITION”

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This was for sale on eBay in 2013.

“This lot is an original September 1955 T-MAN (#27) from Quality Comics, nice solid VG condition, 36 pages including The Great Assassination Plot, The Underground Press, Commie Fire Bomb Plot, and Red Riffs Of Morocco. Violence and good girl content. Very early code comic! Complete, nothing missing. I will update this with more info as needed! US bidders only, please.”

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Perris Valley Four Wheelers Badge on eBay

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This club badge would have been mounted on a jeep. I tried to learn more about this club, but had no luck finding any info.

“Perris valley jeep club badge. In great condition. 8″ metal sign with painted graphics and great detail. Great for a jeep enthusiast, or in your man cave. Please see pictures for condition. If you have any questions, please message me.”

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1960ish Las Brisas Jeep Rental Card W/Map

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I found this neat little card from the Las Brisas resort on eBay. Folded up, it’s about the size of a post card. The illustrated side advertises pink jeep rentals in English and Spanish. The other side shows a map of the area (here’s a google map link). It’s meant to sit on a table or desk.

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1942 War Bond Ad

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features

This war bond ad featuring what looks to be a Bantam BRC40 was published in the April 30, 1942, issue of the Daily Illini.

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