Gay Cock

Ted Nimmo
Submitted by Ted Nimmo August 14th, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner

I picked this up in a box full of vintage print ads at an antique show in Fresno, California.  I’m thinkin’ it was some kind of label for a fruit tray used for harvesting/shipping peaches or somethin’.  In any event, never one to miss a double entendre, it now hangs proudly in my kitchen near some other rooster kitsch.

5 Responses to “Gay Cock”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    I know that’s a food label but what were these folks thinking????

    Would love to see that cock, the fowl kind sitting below the sign and label, up closer.

    Do you specifically collect Gay Cock label stuff? Then again, what kitsch collector wouldn’t?!

  2. Ted Nimmo

    Ted Nimmo

    Hi hon, I’ll climb back up there again tomorrow. It was my quest at one time do do the kitchen in roosters, but my better half prefers grapes, now I got a little of both goin’ on. I’ve actually never seen any other gay cocks (the fowl kind). Are there more collectibles I should know about? I would like to learn more about the label/company I’m originally from Fresno so there are lots of packing houses etc… Have a great rest of the weekend, there’s a new true blood on tonight. Thanks for bein’ awesome Allee. I simply must meet you someday.

    • Michael Ely

      Michael Ely

      Hey Ted. First of all, I’m a True Blood fan too. In regards to the label, I love it! I’ve seen lots of these types of vintage labels including Gay Johnny, Cock Sure, Dyke, Hooker, Little Fairies, Hustler, Top Man, Queen Fruits, Kitchen Queen, etc. They are all a hoot.