Behold the massive stockpile of 1970s and 1980s matchbox cars, hot wheels and the like. A few of the highlights include the Greyhound Bus and the Hess Bus (located on top of the large truck) These are all a bit worse for the wear and I think I will keep these for the boy when he gets a bit older.
Below are two rugs I picked up. I was told they were vintage Navajo rugs, but you've got me. I am not a rug dealer, expert or up to snuff on Native American textiles. I just liked them, and well sometimes you've got to go with your gut, even if it costs you, right? If any of you kind folks have a hunch of your own, please let me know. *Update* I don't think either of the rugs are Navajo now. I did some further research, and Navajo rug almost never have fringe at the end like the red one does. The longer rug appears to be of great quality, but I can't find any Navajo rugs that share the same design or symbols.
At the same sale, the basket pictured below is supposed to be a navajo basket - again, I have no idea. To the far right is the most amazing souvenir drum from the Petrified Forest National Park. This I'll be keeping for the boy and I have some guilt about this because it feels more fragile than a "toy"should and he'll probably end up ruining it.
Right before I dropped and broke my camera I was able to snap a shot of the most cheerful orange bowls made by Knobler and an old set of salt and pepper shakers from the Bali Hai restaurant.
I hope to be back to post a few more shots of some of the other collections I found, including 40 or so small old glass jars and a set of science posters produced by Chevron Chemical Company (part of Chevron Gas).