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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sears Roebuck & Co. The Best of 1905-1910 Collectibles Book Review

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Sears Roebuck & Co. The Best of 1905-1910 Collectibles Book Review

About the Book: Take a hundred-year excursion into the past when all your wishes and whims could be found within the pages of a Sears, Roebuck, & Co. catalogue. Whether you lived in Manhattan, New York, or Manhattan, Kansas, a new camera, a grand piano, and even the latest medical supplies were only a mail order away with your Sears catalogue. Florida Water, Liquid Skin, hammer-less revolvers, bankers’ shears, travelling bags, bridging telephones, and the Acme Triumph Six-Hole Steel Range (which was the “The Wonder of the Stove World” according to the ad copy) could all be had for reasonable prices.

In this compilation of the best collectibles from the 1905 through 1910 Sears catalogs, readers will find everything the early-twentieth-century American needed to outfit home, office, medicine chest, or craft workshop. A useful resource for artists, antiques dealers, and history buffs, this title is certain to make any reader feel nostalgic for simpler times. From the department introductions and the descriptions of Sears’s warehouses and factories to the hundreds of merchandise-filled pages, readers will find treasures on every page of Sears, Roebuck, & Co.: Best Collectibles from the 1905–1910 Catalogues. 15,000 black-and-white illustrations

Our Take: The Sears Catalogue reprints are some of our favorite books of all time.  I'm not exaggurating in the slightest!  We use these as art references and also a great look back in time.  This catalogue is a collection of various collectible samplings from five years of the catalogues from the early 20th century.  This book features everything from pocketwatches to knives and medicines (primarily various snake oils).   We cannot recommend these books enough!

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