February 23, 2009


When I was in high school I had a matchbook collection. My aunts and uncles would bring them back to me from hotels and I collected them wherever I could find them. I found these matchbooks for sale on eBay, they are all from Newfoundland and I am sure I had some of them.

February 17, 2009

Hinterland Who's Who

This is one of the few things on eBay I actually wanted to bid on and buy. When I was growing up Hinterland Who's Who "ads" would come on tv. The muskox, the loon, the grizzly and other animals found in Canada were profiled in these tv spots and the best part was you could send away for free brochures about the animals. We sent away for them a couple of times. You never knew what ones you would get and we read them many times. You can see many of the original ads on YouTube.

February 14, 2009

Cinnamon Hearts

I remember getting a few of these when I was growing up. I used to save the plastic container and use it for storing trinkets. I found these for sale on eBay, not sure I'd want to eat the 20 year old candy. I think you can still buy these today.

February 05, 2009

Canada Games Badge

The 1977 Canada Games were held in St. John's. I remember this badge/button from then.