Tuesday, June 9, 2015

ABOUT JOHN CHUCKMAN

John Chuckman is former chief economist for a large Canadian oil company. He has many interests and is a lifelong student of history. He writes with a passionate desire for honesty, the rule of reason, and concern for human decency. John regards it as a badge of honor to have left the United States as a poor young man from the South Side of Chicago when the country embarked on the pointless murder of something like 3 million Vietnamese in their own land because they embraced the wrong economic loyalties. He lives in Canada, which he is fond of calling “the peaceable kingdom.”

John’s writing appears regularly on many Internet sites. He has been translated into at least ten languages and has been regularly translated into Italian and Spanish. Several of his essays have been published in book collections, including two college texts. He has published a book, The Decline of the American Empire and the Rise of China as a Global Power, published by Constable and Robinson, London. John also writes book reviews.

Apart from his writing since retiring from the oil industry, John has taught university courses in economics, done a good deal of private tutoring, served as a professional newspaper restaurant reviewer (he likes cooking), followed his favorite hobby of photography, and created a popular family of image blogs on the Internet.

John may be reached directly at:  formersouthsideboy@gmail.com

SOME INTERNET SITES FROM JOHN CHUCKMAN:


CHUCKMAN'S PORT STANLEY
    http://chuckmanportstanley.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S MONTREAL
     http://chuckmanmontreal.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S ILES DE LA MADELEINE (MAGDALEN ISLANDS)
     http://chuckmanmagdalenislands.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S GODERICH
CHUCKMAN PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA (SELECTED POSTCARDS AND RESTAURANT ITEMS)
 CHUCKMAN’S PLACES ON WORDPRESS
 CHUCKMAN’S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: TORONTO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA
 CHUCKMAN' S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS OF THE 1950s VOL.1/4
 CHUCKMAN’S ROBOTS
 CHUCKMAN’S ART
 CHUCKMAN’S GALLERY OF GROTESQUES
 CHUCKMAN’S CARTOON COMMENTS   
 CHUCKMAN'S MISCELLANEA OF WORDS
CHUCKMAN'S COMMENTS FROM THE WORLD PRESS
CHUCKMAN'S POLITICAL ESSAYS


ME, ROUGHLY: THE DECLINE IS RAPID NOW

Monday, June 1, 2015

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS 1953-1955 - 180-CARD COMPLETE SET - PLUS WRAPPERSAND DISPLAY BOX - SET DESCRIPTION

This set was unusual in the fact that there was an early series, consisting of the first 160 cards, and a second series of only 20 cards published more than a year later. I don't know whether this small number for the second set reflects its lack of popularity or something else. The original set was very popular, and it was a favorite of mine. The backs of the main set are printed with red, the favorite color of Topps in its 1950s sets. The backs of the second set come in two different series, blue and red, and I do not know the reason. The really exciting parts of the whole set were the unusual cars, including sportscars, racers, and European exotics. There is perhaps an excessive number of early cars, not all of which are interesting or notable.



JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 001 - DIAMOND T CONCRETE MIXER

Friday, September 7, 2007

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 002 - CUMMINS DIESEL RACER




JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 003 - CONNAUGHT SPORTS CAR

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 004 - BUICK TOY TONNEAU 1910


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 005 - MERCER RACEABOUT 1911




JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 006 - EXCALIBER J SPORTS CAR


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 007 - NORTON MOTORCYCLE




JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 008 - LUMBER STRADDLE TRUCK


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 009 - BUICK RUNABOUT 1911







JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 010 - LANCIA SPORTS CAR




JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 011 - MASERATI RACING CAR




JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 012 - MACK DIESEL TRACTOR


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 013 - MAXWELL ROADSTER 1911




JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 014 - GATSO SPORTS CAR

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 015 - OSCA MASERATI SPORTS CAR


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 016 - PIERCE ARROW STATION WAGON 1911




JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 017 - WHITE OPERA COUPE 1910


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 018 - CEMO TURBO EXPERIMENTAL


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 019 - PEGASO SPORTS CAR

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 020 - PIERCE MOTORETTE 1903


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 021 - BRUSH PANEL DELIVERY 1911

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 022 - LAGO TALBOT SPORTS CAR

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 023 - LAKESTER HOT ROD

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 024 - PIERCE GREAT ARROW 1905


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 025 - AIRPORT FIRE TRUCK


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 026 - COOPER-BRISTOL RACING CAR


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 027 - MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL SPORTS CAR




JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 028 - FORD RUNABOUT 1903


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 029 - SIMPLEX 1910




JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 030 ALFA ROMEO RACING CAR




Thursday, September 6, 2007

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 031 - HOSE TRUCK FIRE ENGINE

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 032 - RENAULT VICTORIA 1909




JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 033 - WILLYS JEEP


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 034 - BORGWARD HANSA SPORTS CAR

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 035 - EFFYH RACER







JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 036 - LOCOMOBILE EXPRESS TRUCK 1907


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 037 - FORD MODEL T 1910

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 038 - KENZ HOT ROD







JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 039 - BRM RACING CAR

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 040 - COLUMBIA SURREY 1900




JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 041 - STANLEY STEAMER TOURING CAR 1911




JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 042 - M24 LIGHT TANK


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 043 - TWIN TANKER HOT ROD

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 044 - PANHARD RACER 1902


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 045 - FRANKLIN REAR ENTRANCE TOURING 1904







JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 046 - BELLY TANK HOT ROD

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 047 - ANTI-AIRCRAFT HALF TRACK


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 048 - PACKARD LANDAULET 1912


JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - TOPPS WORLD ON WHEELS - 1953-5 - CARD 049 - THE LONG ISLAND AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM