Years ago, the Valmor Company, who made beauty (and other) products for African-American consumers, closed up and a small quantity of the product labels from the 1930s-40s were found in the warehouse. Here's a lot of 20 original labels...all with great graphics and bright vibrant colors...
This original 1950's GEE WHIZ TRANSFER PICTURE BOOK -'DECALCOMANIAS' features temporary tattoos of the LONE RANGER and TONTO and other subjects that include sports, transportation, flowers and wild animals. There are 5 colorful sheets with 16 small tattoos on each.These were also called 'cockamamies' back where we came from. Directions tell you how to apply these though we're not sure they'd still work and they're worth more unused. Tattoo book measures 4 1/2 by 8 1/4 inches...
This original early BEATLES item was published in London in 1964. This accordian FOLDBOOK opens to reveal...12 SUPER GLOSSY PICTURES OF YOUR FAVORITES...the Beatles, of course! Measures 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches folded but opened up it's a whopping 3 1/2 FEET LONG! Covers are in color and inside photos are black and white with captions on the back. Slight edge wear. Overall...rare, original and in excellent condition.
This original 1964 magazine...THE BEATLES FILM...is an 'exclusive behind the scenes story and photos' of the Beatles first movie...A HARD DAY'S NIGHT. The plot relates a 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles and this 48-page magazine has loads of great color and black and white photos from the film and production of it. This magazine was apparently published before the release of the film which hadn't been titled yet...
This original 1964 Beatles Fan Club and Tour book has 28 pages of super black and white photos of the Fab Four...starting with a great purple and black shot of them on the cover. Guaranteed to be original, the book measures 12 x 12 inches. There's a 2-inch cut off the back cover (where the publisher's name was printed) because that's how the vendors could get a refund from the distributor for copies not sold. Otherwise, book is in near-mint condition.
This original vintage 1965 Beatles Fan Club and Tour book has 32 pages of great black and white photos of the Fab Four...starting with a portrait of them wrapped in scarves on the cover. Guaranteed to be original, the book measures 12 x 12 inches. There's a 2-inch cut off the page before last (where the publisher's name was printed) because that's how the vendors could get a refund from the distributor for copies not sold. Otherwise, book is in near-mint condition.
While dads were off to war in the 1940s, kids at home were playing with these original WW II theme AMERICAN TRANSFER PICTURES...an early form of temporary tattoo. This original store display card comes in the original envelope...there are 144 tattoos on the display...
This colorful punchboard from about 1940 has lucky horseshoes, four-leaf clovers and the promise of being a 'winner'. These punchboards were used in candy and grocery stores. If you punched the right number...#5 on this board, you'd win '20 pieces' (might have been candy, cigarettes or gum...whatever made for a good incentive). Board measures 6 1/2 by 8 7/8 inches. Never punched. Overall in unused, excellent vintage condition.
This original 1940s WW II cardboard bookmark warns Americans to 'Prevent Forest Fires...Our Carelessness...Their Secret Weapon'. Caricatures of menacing Hitler and Tojo illustrate the bookmark. The back text explains how smoke interferes with the training of pilots, invites attacks by enemy subs and helps hide them from patrols. Bookmark measures 2 1/2 by 7 inches. Issued by the Dept. of Agriculture - Forest Service. Excellent condition.
NOT a reprint...this original 1890 Wehman's Cook Book is a 100-page soft cover book that tells you how to make...'kidney gravy, oyster chowder, pork fruit cake, mutton pie, hard times pudding'...and many other yummy dishes. Back cover is an ad for some of Wehman's other books available at the time. Among them TRAMP, COON AND RUBE JOKES. Pages are slightly age-yellowed but overall, this is old, unused warehouse stock in excellent condition.
These POLITICARDS are dated 1971 and were made during the height of the Richard Nixon presidency. Each of the 54 different playing cards is a different character of the era...
A young, lean and mean Mick Jagger machine rocks the cover of this July 14, 1972 LIFE magazine. Cover story is...THE STONES ARE ROLLING AGAIN. It's a 6-page article with photos of the Stones '72 Tour. It's deja vu all over again as the Stones still haven't stopped rolling. Good ol' Mick and the boys give all of us hope that you can rock on well into your geriatric years. Magazine is in near-mint condition with lots of other good 1970's stuff in here too.