Another elaborate presentation with an unrelated Space Shuttle on it; this one from Australia, featuring the Pleiades (Seven Sisters), with a lovely shot of Space Shuttle Discovery launching on the first-day-of-issue card. (I’ll be the first to admit that a shuttle launch photo adds to just about anything it’s slapped on.)
Archives for April 2008
A 1977 lunchbox (with thermos) by King Seely. Worth almost $200, according to one site!
The Alien Abduction Lamp™ is about the best thing I’ve seen all year. Personally, I prefer the Lamp with Bovine Abductee. It’s only in concept stage, and was all over the blogosphere last year; here’s hoping someone produces it!
Abduction is a lamp for Sci-Fi fans of all ages.
A light bulb inside the metal UFO lights up the beam and the windows. The glass of the beam is frosted to distribute light in all directions.
(Where in the world is Nevis?) These stamps celebrate the 20th anniversary of Apollo 11… but are actually featuring Apollo 12? Very strange. I love the vertical stamps, unusual pictures on both.
A kind reader has commented with the real info regarding this lunchbox:
this lunchbox is from the TV series “Men Into Space” which aired from 1959-1960. The sci-fi series was actually pretty well done and featured William Lundigan as Air Force Col. Edward McCauley.
I admit I still like my made-up description, so I’m leaving it here at the bottom:
Representing the Air Force in space, Colonel Ed McCauley has a smart red ray pistol and a determined gaze. This dashing young redhead enjoys free-fall, tethered space walks, and defending Earth from outside forces.
An unusual stamp I bought on a whim, depicting a 1999 solar eclipse.