Friday, September 30, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
This iconic image (similar to Mad's Alfred E. Neuman) was seen throughout Coney Island's Steeplechase park from 1897 until it was demolished by Donald trump's father in 1964.
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Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
The Clairtone Project G console stereo. Using the inflation calculator, the price today would be approx. $12,000.00. For more information on the Clairetone G series please visit
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
This ad from National lampoon 1972 illustrates the true value of vintage audio equipment. The receivers advertised range in price from $239.00 up to $429.00 in 1972 dollars.Things are roughly 6 to 10 x more expensive now (2011) i.e hamburger and french fries @ .75 cents in 1971, $7.50 in 2011.
With this calculation, these receivers would cost between $1,400- $4,000.00 today. They're well made and virtually bullet proof. The power ratings are REAL and can be purchased at garage sales and thrift stores for almost nothing.
A somewhat random collection of photos from the past...
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Yonge south of Bloor in the 1970's.
Yonge south of Shaftsbury circa 1914.
Gerrard East looking towards Yonge in the 1950's.