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1959 Johnson Smith & Co. Novelties & Toys Catalog Vintage

The Johnson Smith Company was a mail-order company established in 1914
by
Alfred Johnson Smith in Chicago, Illinois that sold novelty and gag gift
items such as
x-ray goggles, whoopee cushions, fake vomit, and joy buzzers.

The company moved from Chicago to Racine, Wisconsin in 1926, to Detroit
in the 1930s, and from the Detroit area to
Bradenton, Florida in 1986.

In 2014, Johnson Smith & Co. marked its 100th anniversary. On December
31, 2019, the company’s website announced that they had ceased
operations and closed.

Remember Johnson Smith Catalog? Did You Read The Johnson-Smith ...


Early 20th century Ventriloquism Guide and novelties catalogue.

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TIME TO PUT UP THE CHRISTMAS TREE~1962

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F.W. WOOLWORTH CO. 1955

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CHRISTMAS WISH BOOK FROM 1953

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REMEMBER THESE?

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Rewards catalog,1965

S&H Green Stamps were trading stamps popular in the from the
1930s until the late 1980s. They were distributed as part of a
rewards program operated by the Sperry & Hutchinson company
(S&H), founded in 1896 by
Thomas Sperry and Shelley Byron
Hutchinson
.

Customers would receive stamps at the checkout counter of many
supermarkets,
department stores, and gasoline stations among
other retailers, which could be redeemed for numerous products
in the
catalog (above).


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A Green Stamp Redemption Center.

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