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In 1932 there were TV viewing times in Department Stores

Here’s an interesting ad I found in a 1932 newspaper. The ad is Gimbel’s department store announcing viewing times for new television sets on display. Now keep in mind. TVs were a novelty. Very few people had the money to purchase them. AND there were hardly any TV shows to watch. Even still, having TVs […]
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1967 Fillmore West postcard featuring the rock group Cream

San Francisco was the place to be in 1967 – the ‘summer of love.’ And the place to see concerts was Bill Graham’s Fillmore West. On August 22, the English rock trio Cream owned the stage. For three dollars you could see this supergroup with Eric Clapton on guitar, Jack Bruce on bass and Ginger […]
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Non-sports novelty bubble gum trading cards

A set of trading cards and a stick of gum. That’s what you got when you purchased collectible cards, whether they be baseball or non-baseball trading cards. Now baseball cards have been around for at least a hundred years, but novelty bubble gum cards hit the market after World War Two. Name a trend or […]
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The Beatles 1964 movie trailers to A Hard Day’s Night

Fifty years ago this week, The Beatles released their first full length feature film: A Hard Day’s Night. This week’s My Vintage Video feature two theatrical trailers used to promote the film. The second trailer includes a scene of the fab four in baby carriages; it was never shown in US theaters.
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The Dixie Cups perform their #1 hit ‘Chapel of Love’

During the height of the British Invasion in 1964, along came a girl group from New Orleans with a number one hit. “Chapel of Love” by the Dixie Cups was a smash in June of ’64. Enjoy this week’s My Vintage Video.
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Pop Up Book: Edward Gorey’s The Dwindling Party

Who doesn’t love a pop up book? I remember being fascinated with them as a child – things move, turn and flap open. And even as an adult the pages bring a smile to my face. This book by the late Edward Gorey was in our family. I found it in a box of books […]
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Vintage Advertising: Gulf Oil Triptych Brochure

Memorial Day weekend kicks of summer travel. Millions of people will gas up and hit the road. Here’s a vintage advertising brochure for Gulf Oil. I love the illustration of the granny driving what looks to be an old Model T. For more on vintage Gulf Oil Collectibles click here.
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Newsreel: The 1964 World’s Fair opens in New York

Fifty years ago this month, the 1964 World’s Fair opened in Flushing Meadows, New York. By the time the fair closed a year later, more than 50 million people attended the fair. And although that was less than the projected 70 million mentioned in this newsreel, for those who did attend, everlasting memories were made.
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Uncle Sam’s Coin Register Bank

Well another tax year has come to a close. And wondering what to do with your tax refund? Perhaps put it in the bank or specifically in a vintage coin register bank. Banks like this were made throughout the 20th century. For fifty years they were made in the US by the Durable Toy and […]
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My Vintage Video: The Jive Talking Roosevelt Franklin from Sesame Street

It’s my pleasure to introduce Roosevelt Franklin, the totally hip, skatting purple muppet from Sesame Street. What’s he gonna do when he turns two? He’ll tell you in this vintage video!
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