02161-M1093EUKE- Catalogue- MUNSON SPECIALTY CO., Kingston, NY, ca 1906. "The Season’s Book of Novelties." Jokes, tricks, jim-cracks, notions, stamping outfits, gee-whiz household wonders, electric belts, magnetic foot batteries, lung tester & developer, toiletries, fountain pens and an awfully complicated looking men’s "cuff holder" that always assured that the proper amount of shirt cuff was showing from your coat sleeve. Much more. Well illustrated. Coated stock, stiff covers. Very good condition. 6" x 8-3/4" x 34 pp. $48.00


02903-M0794EEHO- Booklet- DENNISON MFG CO., Framingham, MA, 1925. SEALING WAX CRAFT. Complete instructions for moulding heated sealing wax into all types of decorative jewelry, novelties, plaques, etc. Painting with dissolved sealing wax. Well illustrated, center color spread with colors available. Cover shelf soil. 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" x 36pp. $30.00

00192-B0990CUOK- Catalogue- HEANEY MAGIC CO., cat #25, Berlin, WI. 1925. Magical apparatus, stage illusions, card tricks, mind reading effects, crystal gazing acts, spirit tricks, books, novelties, jokes. Excellent condition. 4-1/4" x 6-1/4" x 224pp. $75.00

03368-M0195EOUE- Catalogue- SLACK MFG CO., Chicago, IL. 1930s. Favors, decorations, hats, novelties, holiday goods, noisemakers, balloons, rubber toys, candy, masks, toys, artificial plants & trees, etc. Self-covered. Printed in blue ink. Shelf soil, cover inscription. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 64pp. $155.00

04582-M1195LUEH- Catalogue- THE MODEL PUBLISHING CO., Chicago, IL. ca 1930. The Model Illustrated Catalogue of Prospectors Instruments Tools And Supplies. Magnetic Dipping Needles, Prospectors Spades, Picks, Knives, Augers, Earth Magnifying Glasses. Gee-whiz books for the credulous on underground treasures, prospectors guides & manuals, black magic, comic speeches, mock trials, how to box, lovers' secrets, ethnic jokes, dream directory, recipes/formulas, wizard's manual, get rich schemes, much more. Lucky gazing crystals, novelties, mystic rings, Gypsy fortune telling cards, lodestones, hair straightener, seals, etc. The books are generally cheap, the hardware and instruments considerably overpriced. Case in point is the so-called "Prospectors' Earth Magnifier," a simple magnifying glass worth no more than a dollar at the time, offered here for $5.00 to $7.50 depending on size. Well illustrated, 2-color covers, very good condition. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 57pp. $58.00

07346-M1008EREA- Catalogue- JOHNSON SMITH & CO., Detroit, Michigan, USA. 1941. “Mammoth New Catalog of 9000 Novelties. Including Over 1500 Sensational New Novelties Just Added! No Other Catalog Quite Like It. 26th Year of Fast Sufficient Service.” Musical instruments, fishing tackle, cap guns and pistols, holsters, knives, masks, Halloween, theater disguise, card and magic tricks, books, badges, rings, hobbies, sporting goods, optical goods, jewelry, cameras, fortune telling, cameras, and on and on! Worth hours of browsing and you would still have to come back for more.  This is the hardback version and has held up very well. Pages are age toned, corners of book are good but show some minimal use, wear at front hinge and at top of spine. Indexed. 5” x 8”x 624pp. $124.00

03715-M0495EAAR- Catalogue- DON PHOEBUS THE MAGIC MAN, Irvington, NJ. ca 1945. "Magic & Fun, Latest Catalogue of Jokes, Novelties, Magic, Tricks, Puzzles, Books." Light centerfold. Stiff covers, semi-coated stock pages. Very good condition. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4" x 12pp. $12.00

06391-M0199EUKE- Catalogue- FLORAL SUPPLY SYNDICATE, Los Angeles, CA. Fall 1953, Spring 1954. "Book of Bargains." Everything needed to operate a florist business- quite comprehensive with many samples tipped in. Numerous ribbon styles, foil plant trim, pot ties, braid, crepe paper, artificial flowers and leaves, celluloid flowers, artificial fruits, prepared foliages, wreaths, plush animals, baby novelties, birds, chicks, pottery in all patterns, planters, Christmas lights, novelties, decorations, ornaments. Easter novelties, Styrofoam shapes, plant aids, flower holders and pin frogs (eleven styles depicted), floral bowls, papier-mâché products, vases, glassware, boxes, corsage pins and accessories, cellophane bags, prayer books, baskets, wedding accessories, angel and ostrich feathers, staplers, sprayers, glitter, dye, cards, stationery, wireframes, scissors, knives, more. Many sample swatches tipped in. All but two seem to be present. Green foil covers. Light cover wear, otherwise very good condition. 8-3/4"x 11"x 72pp. $48.00

06449-M0499ESEE- Catalogue- HARRY GREENWOLD, WALLENSTEIN-MAYER CO. Wholesale Jewelers, Cincinnati, OH. 1957 Annual Red Book. Full lines in very nice illustrations, photos, and overall layout. Lots of color. Watches (two color pgs of character watches, including Mickey Mouse, Snow White, Hoppy), diamonds, jewelry, flatware, silverware, clocks, electric appliances, novelties, vest chains, emblems and lodge jewels, 8 color pgs of Ronson lighters, 2 pgs of Rowenta lighters by Forstner, 2 pgs of Whiting & Davis bags, 1 pg of sterling silver dresser sets, much more. Smells a little musty, otherwise excellent condition. Big hardback. 9-1/8"x 12-1/4"x464pp. $64.00

03970-M0795ECOA- Catalogue- DOROTHY DAMAR, Elizabeth, NJ. 1959. "Summertime Best Buys". Time-savers, work-savers, novelties, etc. Mail order operation similar to Miles Kimble and others. Heavily illustrated, red accented. Excellent condition. 8-1/2" x 11" x 48pp. $8.00

05991-M1297ECSL- Catalogue- ALLEN-LEWIS MANUFACTURING CO., Denver, CO. Cat No.74, probably 1974. Importers and Exporters of souvenirs, novelties, jewelry, ceramics, giftwares, beaded items, toys. Well illustrated in halftone photos. Excellent condition. 8-1/2"x 11"x 130pp. $30.00

01880-M0793ECKO- Catalogue- SALLY DISTRIBUTORS, Minneapolis, MN, Wholesale catalogue No 115, 1978.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Gifts, Toys of all kinds Games,  Party Goods, Gifts, Nick-knacks, Decorations, Jokes, Gags, etc.   2-color covers. self-covered mailer on heat-set newsprint. Very good condition. 8-1/2” x 11” x 95 pp. $20.00  

07160-M0697EEEE- Catalogue- ALBERT E. PRICE, INC., Bellmawr, NJ. 1997 Dealers Wholesale Catalog.  Gifts, decorating items, picture frames, toys, knick-knacks, plaques, seasonal items (Easter, Halloween, Christmas), figurines, porcelains, board games, canes, chess sets, lamps, vases, crystal items, ceramics, miniature doll furniture, dolls, and a whole lot more. All in color. Bound-in price list. Excellent condition. 8-1/2”x 10-7/8”x 87pp plus price list. $28.00  Pictures

07035-M1103EEEE- Mostly Tabloids- Large Halloween Assortment of advertising pieces from a variety of newspapers and locations from 2003. Companies include: K-Mart (4), Target (2), Eckerd Drugs (7), Walgreens (8), CVS (6), Kroger (1), Big Lots (1), Food City (1), Lands End (1 postcard), and a colorful ad from a Gainesville, Texas newspaper with Jack-o-lanterns. Most have multi-pages of everything we have come to expect on Halloween: costumes, candies, novelties, etc. Very colorful. All like new. All 32 pieces. $18.00

07350-M1008EEEE- Newspaper Inserts- Large HALLOWEEN assortment from 2008. Colorful newspaper inserts from various stores advertising Halloween goods in 2008. Costumes, candies, novelties, etc. There are eight stores represented: 1) K-Mart, five pieces with total of 12-1/2 pages with Halloween goods; 2) Kroger, one piece with ½ page; 3) Dollar General Stores, one piece with 1 page; 4) Big Lots, one piece with 1 page; 5) CVS Drugs, Five pieces with total of 7-1/2 pages; 6) Wal-Mart, one piece with 7 pages; 7) Walgreens, six pieces with total of 16 pages; 8) Rite Aid, five pieces with total of 9 pages. Grand total of Halloween goods is 54-1/2 pages. The individual stores have repeat of some pages but usually in different order. Great colorful presentations. General page sizes are 9”x 10” All 54-1/2 pages from eight stores. All excellent condition. $12.00

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