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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"P" for Alabama PICKER (ABC Wednesday)

It's ABC Wednesday, and the Letter of the Week is "P." So here's The Alabama PICKER, a series of Picks I found in Alabama, and  yes, this is similar to The History Channel's popular "American Pickers" TV show where Antique Archaeologists Mike and Frank travel all across America in search of a few good pickings that they can sell for profit. Except I'm not sellin' or tellin' exactly where I found these PICKS! Can you believe I came across this really, really old shell of a vehicle in a ditch somewhere? Well, yes I did, and it's just lucky I had my camera! Mike would love this pick! I just don't know how he'd haul it out of this place, and most likely none of it is salvageable! Sorry, Mike!


Photo courtesy of Christine Weerts
Now, a friend found this great Drink Coca-Cola, Sign of Good Taste sign. I will hint that it's in  Wilcox County! Only thing, I don't think it's in good enough condition to suit Frank!


Moving on, how about this June 7, 1944 edition of The Birmingham News? It headlines the D-Day Invasion, and notice that the price of the paper was just a nickel! Wonder what it's worth now!

Below on the left, I found a 1978 Alabama National Championship poster from back when the "Bear" was still coach. It's in an indoor flea market. Hey, this would make a great Christmas gift for some reminiscent, all-out Bama fan!

 
Finally, wonder if anybody collects George Wallace memorabilia? Here's a Wallace button from our former governor's presidential campaign of around 40 years ago! It surely isn't worth a fortune, but it's definitely an historic Alabama Pick!


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6 comments:

  1. Interesting Picks. I love collecting memorbilia from my state too. Good choice for the letter P.

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  2. I think you made some wonderful finds here!

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  3. Actually, the Wallace button is probably the most interesting, if it's legit; lots of knockoffs out there.

    On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you!

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  4. Well, that IS interesting, Roger, and the button is legit! Thanks for your comment.

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  5. Oh, these are great picks - what an interesting post!

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  6. I don't even know what that top one is! LOL! Interesting finds though - and I love searching for things like this, too!

    I actually bought a couple of 'I like Ike' buttons one time when I was in the US! 'Ike' is one of my son's nicknames and he gave one to his girlfriend.

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