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Over the years (about 30 or so) I have been collecting Vintage Christmas – all items, all designs, all ages. Of course, having grown up in the 60s I am most partial to that era. Well, it’s time to clear a little room in my condo and those items I do not think I am going to use, I am going to put up on Ruby Lane. Now since a lot of the items I have are in the “low range” area, and the minimum amount I can sell an item for on RL is $5, some of those $5 items will have a MAKE OFFER button showing BUT, I will state the price I want right for the item at the beginning of the listing so there’s no mistake about the offer. So up now……
AGE: Dated 1965
ITEM: A giveaway at Christmas from Newberrys, a five and dime that rivaled Woolworth's!
CONDITION: Very nice with great color (same design) to the front/back cover. Small tear at the middle right of the front cover - small scraping at the bottom of the book (under the B). Pages are uncolored but do show the browning that comes with normal age.
NOTE: Everything always looks better in person than in my scans/photos.
SIZE: 7-1/4" x 10-1/4" approx.
FINAL COMMENTS: J.J. Newberry's was an American five and dime store chain in the 20th century. It was founded in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States, in 1911 by John Josiah Newberry (1877–1954). J.J. Newberry had learned the variety store business by working at S.H. Kress stores for 12 years between 1899 and 1911, after having worked for department store Fowler, Dick, and Walker for five years. Over the years, the Newberry chain acquired other stores including Hested in Wyoming, Missouri, North Dakota, Colorado, and Nebraska, and Lee Stores in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. At the time of founder J.J. Newberry's death (1954), the chain had 475 stores. By 1961, the company operated 565 stores with total yearly sales of $291 million. The 439 unit JJ Newberry Co. was sold to McCrory Stores in 1972. It continued to operate under the Newberry name as a division of McCrory Stores. McCrory opened stores under the Newberry banner especially in the Northeast and California where the name had a strong presence. The demise of the company became evident following a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing in 1992.
FURTHER NOTE: I can put an awful lot of paper into one envelope so be assured, if you buy more than 1 piece of paper, I will adjust the postage once I receive the purchase order. And please, don’t pay until I HAVE revised the postage. Thanks.
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YES – I do offer layaway on large purchases – just contact me for my terms.
RE INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY – Please contact me PRIOR to placing an order to see if I can ship to your country. If I can, I will quote postal rates at that time.