Emblem Company had a catalog for their products. This one, titled
"Catalog 29", sold for 25 cents and had pictures of many
products they had produced or sold through their store on No. Wilton Place
in Hollywood, CA.
page, titled "Club Plaques of Cast Aluminum" showed 66 different
custom designed club plaques.
page pictured their New Royal Lancer line of plaques, which are the same
10 plaques advertised by J. C. Whitney in their June, 1959 ad (shown
page showing their "Stock Plaques of Cast Aluminum" had pictures
of plaques for Aces, Angels, Devils, Knights, Stockers and Wolves.
Emblem also placed ads in car magazines. This ad on the left appeared in
the November, 1957 issue of Hot Rod magazine and stated they sold
the "FINEST CLUB PLAQUES IN THE NATION". No prices for plaques
were mentioned in the ad. The Hot Heads (Culver City) plaque was pictured.
This decal for the National Hot Rod Association is an
example of some of the other things Stylized was selling.
small ad for Chicago Metalcraft (Metal Craft), on the left, appeared in
the August, 1958 issue of Hot Rod magazine and advertised that their
5"x 8" plaques were selling for $2.00 each. There was no pattern
charge if you ordered 10 or more plaques. They also offered a 5"x
9-1/2" plaque for $2.25 each in the ad. The plaque shown in this ad
is for the Exterminators (So. Cal.).
1966 they were still running ads in magazines like Hot Rod and this one
said "We are still the world's largest manufacturer of the real cast
aluminum car club plaque, featuring your custom design at reasonable
prices". It goes on to say "Over 120,000 satisfied
customers" and the ad had their mailing address if you wanted to send
for "Free Literature".
Other Speed Shops, that had printed catalogs, would often have information
about ordering club plaques from them. The following is an example of this
type of ad and all 10 of the plaques shown are pictured on this site.
Notice that the price was $2.97 each..
The Sparkomatic Corporation in Milford, PA printed a
Wholesale Automotive Catalog. In Catalog No. 135 there is a page showing 12
different plaques that were also being sold by other companies. The
description in their "Club Corner" says "New Deluxe Plaques
are heavy cast aluminum with ground RAISED letters and designs. Colorful
"leatherette" baked-on enamel background. Rustproof. Approx
5" x 9". Shpg wt 1 lb." and the price was $1.89 Each.
Dave Burns placed this ad in an unknown publication. He was
located in Huntington Park, CA and the ad had images of the Jokers
(Burbank), Krawlers (Huntington Beach), Accelerators (Los Angeles),
Sidewinders (Glendale) and Cam Twirlers (Pomona Valley) plaques that were
available in three sizes.