One of our displays, small, in keeping with our character of being a Heritage Centre of Play
Most of our Pez containers are vintage and are considered to be collectibles. The heads that are on the bottom of the display were decapitated some forty years ago and were used as finger puppets. According to the prices in an ‘’antique’’ shop on Sheinkin Street each of our figures are worth from 60 to 90 shekels. The market stall holder in Jaffa’s flea market just sniffed at me and wouldn’t answer when I asked for prices. She knew I was not a buyer.
This larger display is in the Museum of the Patent Office in Georgetown, Washington . I was there when it was quite new and bought lots of stuff in its shop before eating a delicious dinner at the Inaugural Banquet in its vast atrium.
Here I am at work after searching for Jefferson’s shoe boxes.
At the United States Patent Office, paper copies of patent documents are stored in special drawers called “shoes.” According to some, the term “shoes” arose from Thomas Jefferson’s practice of storing early patent documents in his shoe boxes.