Name That List, #65

What is this a list of? The answer is below in extended.

  • five men's gold wedding rings
  • four small cans of lima beans
  • an empty tin of fruitcake
  • a non-working Rayovac flashlight
  • a guitar with two broken strings
  • a Janis Joplin cassette tape
  • a transistor radio in a leather case
  • costume jewelry
  • a pair of wrenches
  • a horse hair brush
  • an alarm clock
  • half a can of gasoline


They're items that were left at the Golden Gate Bridge in lieu of money by drivers who didn't have cash for the toll payment.

It used to be the policy at the bridge that, if a motorist didn't have money for the toll, the toll collectors were allowed to accept some possession of value instead. So motorists would give whatever they happened to have in their car. These items were later auctioned off.

Nowadays this is no longer an option because all the tolls are collected electronically, via online payment or through a FasTrak account.

More info:, Golden Gate Bridge Tolls and Payment

Escondido Times-Advocate - Apr 24, 1972

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Feb 20, 2022
     Category: Name That List

I thought it was items discovered when I cleaned out the bow storage bins of my boat.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 02/20/22 at 07:24 AM
Quite a disparity between gold wedding rings and a busted flashlight.
Posted by Brian on 02/21/22 at 06:35 PM
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