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This toy catalog dates from 1939 features some of the most amazing toys of the period!  It is from Jack Edwards Store, Carbondale, PA and features two children on its cover, “Billy and Ruth.”  There is a letter from Billy and Ruth inside the front cover.  I’m not sure if they were actual children or fictional characters made up by the store.

I have included images of some of the pages in the 40-page catalog.  The selection of toys is so diverse!  From Popeye and Lone Ranger toys, to Deanna Durbin and Betsy Wetsy Dolls! 

It’s amazing that the Popeye Dippy Dumper Auto only cost 49c in 1939!  Can you imagine how much it would be worth in mint condition now?!?

This rare catalog is currently listed for sale on EBay.  Click on the link at the top of the page to view my EBay auctions!