Category Archives: Historical objects

Cool thing we have sold – Farmall Tractor Model

Several years ago, when we sold for other people, we got a call on the night before Thanksgiving to go to the house of a friend of a friend.  Mary Ellen lived in an apartment in an old Italian section … Continue reading

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Johnny-Sells 10 Anniversary!

October marks the 10th anniversary of Johnny-Sells on eBay! In 2003, my wife Janet was an award winning Public Relations professional working for a real estate investment company. It was a thriving business with dozens of eager 20 somethings buying … Continue reading

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US Vice President Pens #1 Hit Song!

No, it’s not Joe Biden (pictured above).  It’s Charles G. Dawes (who?) He was Republican Calvin Coolidge’s VP from 1924 -28.  Before entering politics, Dawes was the owner of several gas companies.

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Warren G. Harding The First Media Savvy President

Republican Warren G. Harding of Ohio was elected US President in 1920 using history’s first media campaign.   He recognized the value of the developing technology of the time.   The handsome Harding staged photo opportunities with great success.  

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Robert Emmet, Irish Hero – Plaque available at Johnny-Sells

Irish patriots will love this three dimensional tribute to Irish hero Robert Emmet.     Click here to see the Johnny-Sells eBay listing for this bit of historical memoribilia. Here’s more about Robert Emmet: Robert Emmet’s short, dramatic life came to a … Continue reading

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Johnny-Sells “End of the World” Sale!

The Mayans have predicted the end of the world in late December.  Who are we to argue? You’ll want to look good in the afterlife.  So go on over to Johnny-Sells on eBay to pick out an nice outfit.  Hundreds … Continue reading

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8000 Feedbacks! 99.9% Positive!

We’ve reached a milestone! 8000 eBay Feedbacks! That’s the number of happy customers who have taken the time to let us know they are happy with our products and services. We’re proud that in the 9 years we’ve been on … Continue reading

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How Did Nome, Alaska Get Its Name?

Johnny-Sells has shipped to Nome.  Good people up there.  But I came across a fun fact about how the town got its name. In the 1850s, sailors on a British ship noted the existence of a prominent but unnamed point … Continue reading

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“Males Order Brides” a Hilarious Rollicking Romp at Quest Theater Ensemble

This wacky, wonderful tale is about lovelorn prospectors in the Old West who are about to be hoodwinked by a villain with a handlebar mustache.  You are encouraged to boo and hiss and throw popcorn at the bad guys and … Continue reading

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Caron Nuit de Noel Parfum Vintage in Black Baccarat Bottle

Caron’s Nuit de Noel “Christmas Night” has won many fans since its introduction in 1922.  It is one of Caron’s most legendary perfumes. The way perfumer Guy Robert puts it (in Le Sens du Parfum, with translation and paraphrase), “You’re … Continue reading

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