Jump to content




Photo

Daily history for 2/21/14 - Unusual Candies correspondence


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf

    Posting Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,095 posts
  • Joined: 03-March 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mineola, NY

Posted 21 February 2014 - 02:13 PM

Just another unusual item from the pile. You know they don't ship items like this anymore. The bag, which I assume had tires in it, was just closed with string . :shok: Notice the other cool things like the handwritten address and the six-cent Teddy Roosevelt stamp (who's L.I. house is about 20 miles away from me ) by the way. Six cents, really?

 

Anyone know Mark Wasmer from Easton, PA?

 

Unfortunately, the letter inside is long gone. I am going to go out on a limb here and guess this may have held at one time some special tires. I remember seeing a promo ad by Candies saying you could win one of a kind Candies at your raceway. I have a couple pairs of very unusual Candies, one of which came in the lot with this bag. My only other guess would be a sample or warranty set. Who knows?

 

Enjoy!

 

lone.jpg


  • Peter Horvath likes this

Joe Lupo





#2 TSR

TSR

    The Dokktor is IN

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 41,400 posts
  • Joined: 02-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mexifornia

Posted 21 February 2014 - 02:45 PM

Joe, the same bags were used by Champion for their armature balancing service!  :)

 

 

 

 

 



#3 Gator Bob

Gator Bob

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,913 posts
  • Joined: 12-April 11
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:.

Posted 21 February 2014 - 06:45 PM

Nice find Joe !

 

Yes, Typical packaging for the era.

If you purchased most any hardware for a project like a lawn mower or mini bike repair that is how it would come mail-order. 

 

This song was from the same era .... "I know a tire that's soft and ... " lol


- WDzqYLKlZcbyIJAbLTxE.png

                            Bob Israelite


#4 SlotStox#53

SlotStox#53

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,820 posts
  • Joined: 13-March 13
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:TX

Posted 21 February 2014 - 07:26 PM

Very nice pieces from the personal vault Joe :good: What color are the Candies?



#5 Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf

    Posting Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,095 posts
  • Joined: 03-March 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mineola, NY

Posted 21 February 2014 - 07:37 PM

Paul, I knew some wise *** was going to ask to see the tires :D :laugh2: Now I'm going to have to find them :dash2:


Joe Lupo


#6 SlotStox#53

SlotStox#53

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,820 posts
  • Joined: 13-March 13
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:TX

Posted 22 February 2014 - 07:09 AM

:laugh2: :D my work here is done :laugh2:

#7 Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf

    Posting Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,095 posts
  • Joined: 03-March 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mineola, NY

Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:48 PM

OK, I found at least one set of the weird ones. These are just as found. Red,White and Blue swirl on black rims. Has anybody ever seen these? I do not think they were regular production items.

 

 

 

DSC03511.JPG


Joe Lupo


#8 SlotStox#53

SlotStox#53

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,820 posts
  • Joined: 13-March 13
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:TX

Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:50 PM

Now they are fancy Candies :D Think I've seen camo swirl on epay but no red white & blue.. Nice tires !



#9 don.siegel

don.siegel

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,794 posts
  • Joined: 17-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Paris, France

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:22 PM

I haven't seen that pattern, but I wouldn't even begin to guess all the different patterns that Candies made! The only one that really struck me at the time was what I think they called the "Black Mariah", with a clear tire around a black hub... Anybody have a pair of these? 

 

Candies are still the best silicones you can find... 

 

Don 



#10 Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf

    Posting Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,095 posts
  • Joined: 03-March 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mineola, NY

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:38 PM

Don, I do have the Black Moriah's ( I think that's how they spelled it ) somewhere but I have to find them.

 

Here are some "clears" on chrome rims.

 

DSC03512.JPG

 

Don, As usual I am in full agreement with you regarding variations. Here are just some of my NOS ones and I have a lot more loose. There are many sizes as well and variations on the colors. Many different shades of the same color.

 

DSC03513.JPG


Joe Lupo






Electric Dreams Online Shop