I thought so too! Here are a few items I have. Allis stuff seems much easier to find...I think it's highly collectible, and available due to the AG tractor following, probably on a similar, but smaller scale as the JD stuff. Finding AC-GT specific items is more difficult. Finding Simplicity stuff is kinda tough too. There are some items that appear to have been available to every dealer, and others that I've only seen one or two of. I'll work on a few pics of some literature later.
Zippo Lighter dated 1958...the rider on the lighter debuted in 1959
And of course, a Zippo Slim in AC script. This is a 1973
A dealer sign from central IN...missing letters spelled out 'Since 1960", and it was previously a lighted sign.
One of my favorites...a lighted service center sign/clock. This logo is also my favorite Simplicity logo, due to the incorporation of the GT graphic. Mid '70's era.
Dealership pennants/banner. Spans 33', perfect for the shop!
These were sold though dealers to commemorate the 75th anniversary, in 1997. Found one last year in the plastic. I enjoyed the fact that Simplicity featured a walk-behind to commemorate their beginnings in GT's.
No room for this one out in the shop...it resides in the main garage as a nite-lite, and to welcome visitors and new friends. Came from a Eastern MI dealership.
This one is a beauty, and the only one of it's kind I've seen. Has the mid '70's logo, but has never seen weather. It's in A++ shape, and came from a defunct Northern MI dealership. I have a line on their outdoor, 20' steel sign, but have no place to put it, or way to transport it 3.5hrs home.
This one is VERY special...I have 2 from a set of 1 dozen, commemorating the 50th anniversary. Might sound corny, but I do use one to celebrate the occasional great buy, or rare find! =]
This is the grill badge from a 75th anniversary tractor...I'm amazed one of the 750 produced was parted out.
Gotta know how warm or cold it is out there!
Another neat find...I prefer old gas cans to the new 'safety' cans, and came across a great Simplicity can. It was even sold by Simplicity, through dealers with a part #(1690504).
Here's one I like to display at shows...Simplicity used the slogan "There are 9 great mowers in the world. Simplicity makes 8 of them.", and this photograph, in their mid '70's advertising...
So, I got the sheep so that I could have them all!
That's about all for now...there's more, but I'm pooped for tonite