Secondhand Lions & Vintage Advertising Postcard Direct Mattress Co

The Vintage Advertising Postcard Direct Mattress Co it finds me recalling the 2003 movie Secondhand Lions. First of all, there is more than one scene of salesmen calling on the two Great-Uncles played by Michael Caine and Robert Duvall,  living in Texas. Secondly, with it being Friday and us going into the weekend, this is a great movie to watch or re-watch.

Vintage Advertising Postcard Direct Mattress Co

Over at eBay, the Vintage Advertising Postcard Direct Mattress Co. is listing with a Buy It Now price of $7.95.

“THE DIRECT MATTRESS CO. Has branch offices and plants in Lubbock, Tyler, Terrell and Hillsboro, Texas. They manufacture mattresses made to order from Texas Cotton. They also renovate all kinds of bedding. On receipt of this card with name and address below, a salesman will call anywhere within a radius of 100 miles of Dallas, Tyler or Lubbock and show samples. You incur no obligation in making this request.”

YouTube Secondhand Lions Movie The Salesmen scene

From my blog post back on June 18, 2016, on Secondhand Lions Letter, it includes this partial description of the movie.

“Secondhand Lions has many plot lines including scenes of a rustic, beat-up old mailbox, and a steady stream of traveling salesmen who stop by making sales pitches…”

Furthermore, this is the IBDB quote I include in my post.

“A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas.” – IMDB – Secondhand Lions (2003)”


Before wrapping up, my thanks to local salesman Stephen for the challenge of tying the idea of letter-writing with the topic of mattresses for a blog post topic!

Thank you for joining me today. See you tomorrow with my Saturday blog post.

Anchors Aweigh,  


P.S. Today is AnchoredScraps daily blog post #1640, en route to #1700!

Vintage Advertising Postcard Direct Mattress Co Attribution & Thank you to the following who I referenced above –

eBay The Direct Mattress Co. Vintage Dallas Texas Linen Advertising Postcard / The Direct Mattress Co

YouTube Secondhand Lions (2003) The Salesmen

IMDb Secondhand Lions (2003), and excerpt trivia page at IMDb Secondhand Lions (2003)



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