Friday, June 13, 2008

Flint Artifacts: Buick Ashtray

1 comment:

  1. Yes, this was issued by Buick, as it happens, about a week or so from the HUGE Flint/GM 50 millionth car celebration. I still have the THICK Flint Journal Special Issue of that newspaper and it is PACKED with wonderful GM history and local Flint 1950's flavour.

    Buick issued hundreds of free stuff, all of which is quite collectable! Most of us who are retired from the GM factories here in Flint have several items laying around in drawers or boxes in the shed. Don't throw them away it's worth some money! Not a lot, but throwing this stuff out robs a collector of a display.


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