Contact Pete

If you have any questions for me, then best option is to use the contact form here, or leave a comment (bottom) on the page that refers to your question or story… I will answer it A.S.A.P.

I often get other inquiries regarding collectibles. I do buy & even sell /swap some items if I’m not attached to that particular collectible.

Thanks heaps for visiting the website and hope you enjoyed your trip down memory lane…

The Milk Bar Kid….Peter Lister.

E: peter( at sign here)

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  1. Anne - October 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Hi Pete just wanted to congratulate you on your site….am a lover of the old milk bar and even though I have been living interstate for many years I grew up in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and loved my local milk bars. I also have an interest in old advertising and have a few pieces I have collected over time including a glass ‘Smiths crisps’ container an d an ETA glass jar.
    I also have a love of old tv shows and wondered if you have anything relating to the kids show ‘Adventure Island’??

    Will keep an eye on your site and good luck!!


    • Pete

      Pete - October 6, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      Hey thanks for commenting Anne… Cool, some of the old advertising is stylish in it’s own way… Im a graphic artist who designs modern ads for publications, and my inspiration is from the past, especially 50’s -70’s. I try to collect anything unique from Australian childrens TV and Adventure island is in my search on E-Bay… have never seen anything from that show…Flowerpot, Clown (played by John Michael Howson), Panda(s) … and of course things from Magic Circle Club … being an early 60’s show, I don’t think merchandising was known as a money spinner and the only memorable things would be costumes or props from the actual show. Enjoy!

  2. Glen Chamberlain - October 7, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    I have been telling my grandchildren about the the fantastic skills of the people who used to serve milk shakes in the 40’s. They used to transfer the mixed shake from the metal container to the glass with a flourish that defied gravity. I have been searching the net without success. I’m sure there would have to be something on film archives somewhere. (possibly cinesound?) I was only about 9 years of age when I remember my uncle taking me to a milk bar to see this. I have a feeling it may have been at the Black and White Milkbar in Martin Place, Sydney.

    • Pete

      Pete - October 7, 2014 at 6:57 pm

      You are right Glen, they used to do it in the style the bartenders do today, especially in the US. I don’t know of any film or advert that depicts this but will keep my eye out… would be a cool thing today even! Thanks for the Milk Bar memory.

  3. Trish - November 3, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Posted wrong photo before sorry! This is the one when it was finished

    • Pete

      Pete - November 4, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Trish…AMAZING, you have done well to represent the era, the laminex table n chairs, cupboards, phone, vinyl, etc…. Wow, I wanna live in your house! LOL Keep up the good work, brilliant! Thanks for sharing

  4. Glen - November 3, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Thanks for your comments on my search. I believe the name for what the bartenders do is “flairing” and there are some amazing You tube videos, but it mainly seems to concentrate on juggling bottles and glasses. I saw only one small example of transferring drink between containers, but not any where as spectacular as I remember the milk bar attendants. Out of interest I did come across an advert on Gumtree calling for the services of a milk bar attendant with ‘flairing’ skills for some special occasion in a country town milk bar. I’m going to pursue my search through Movitone Newsreels to see if they have any ww2 footage.

  5. Trish - November 4, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Hi Glen, thanks for your lovely comments! I was very pleased with the final picture. Two of my favourite prices are the milkshake maker and topping dispenser from a lady who used to own a milk at in the 70’s to 80’s!

  6. Min - December 5, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Hi Pete,

    I’m Chinese. Very interested with milk bars in Melbourne. Have done quite a bit research, wanting to do something about it. Thanks for the good work!

  7. Pete

    Pete - January 16, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Glen, I came across another name for “flairing” it is a ‘soda jerk’ which is a common 50’s American name…. google that see the results!

  8. molly - March 2, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Hi. Would you happen to have a wrapper or a picture of a Peter’s ice cream Kreem B tween. My husband has a 1960s milk bar in his shed fully fitted out but not with this item and the proper period lino and as I have painted his Coca Cola takeaway prices blackboard and other things I would love to paint him A proper kreem b tween sign. I have been searching for ages. And have come up empty handed and I thought you might just be the person I need to ask.Any help you can would be appreciated. I would love to be able to do this for his birthday which is next monthw.


    • Pete

      Pete - March 6, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Good Question Molly… I too have not got any advertising for Kreem B Tween that depicts an image of the actual “icecream sandwhich”
      or a wrapper from memory, and I certainly don’t have anything to my knowledge, sorry can’t help you out this time!
      I will add an image to the next post that you may have already seen, this depicts the logo and an old ad, guy sell on ebay = “tinranch”.
      Would love to see a photo of Hubbys Milk Bar setup. Cheers.

  9. Pete

    Pete - March 6, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Molly, This I found on the web.
    This guy sells repro signs and has a version of an old ad.
    Hope this helps.

  10. Sage

    Sage - September 7, 2015 at 3:18 am

    Hey Pete im after the Dragonball Z Tazo folder! I cannot find them anywhere… Please email me if you know where i can find one. Thanks!!

  11. Ian

    Ian - January 7, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Hi Pete,
    Great site! It really brings back some memories.
    I found a couple of Twisties Stunt Gliders in their packets in a drawer at my Mum’s the other day and was just wondering if you knew what year they were from? Thanks.

  12. Pete

    Pete - January 7, 2016 at 11:37 am

    G’day Ian, yes I know them well. These came out in the 70’s, the logo can often be the giveaway. I have seen them sell for around $10 Ea on Ebay. Cool Find!

  13. Carl

    Carl - May 2, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    hi pete , love the site. who owns chickadees these days? Secondly , love the artwork on your page the illustration – can you steer me to who did it?

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