This 3 3/4" round hard paper coaster is durable and beautifully printed, and it's the third in a series commemorating the many A16 logos over the years.
In the late 70s, A16 moved from the log cabin looking shop in El Cajon to a much larger and new 3 story building at the East end of San Diego's Mission Valley. At the same time, two other A16 shops in San Diego (on the SDSU Campus and on Sports Arena Blvd) we're closed. The single new shop on Alvarado Canyon Road was much larger than the 3 old shops combined and the factory took up a portion of the 1st floor. Mic Mead's nephew John D. was tasked with building a log cabin office during one of his college summer breaks. The log cabin office was built in the middle of the new shop so that Mic could better interact with the action on the salesfloor. Several years later the A16 logo was updated by replacing the old log cabin shop with a drawing of Mic's new office. The new version served as the company's trademark for the next 12 years (1992). It seems that it has been the most popular of all the company's logos.
Collect them all!