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The 1959 Symphonic Phonographs Catalog

The 1959 Symphonic Phonographs Catalog

Ephemera
While on vacation in Cape Cod recently, I brought a wad of cash to my favorite used book store and went nuts. In fact, I didn't purchase one book. Instead I walked away with a healthy stack of vintage magazines -- everything from old issues of Family Circle, The Saturday Evening Post, and Better Homes and Gardens to random fashion and auto magazines. And this, the 1959 Symphonic Phonographs catalog. Within these pages lies a bounty of vintage turntable models, all with that special late '50s beauty. You've got your sturdy and fashionable portable players, like the Junior and Sophomore models seen here... ... and you've got hefty models that double as furniture, as was the style back then, like the Symphony. You really can't go wrong either way I suppose. I have no idea
Retrotisements: Valentine’s Day Edition

Retrotisements: Valentine’s Day Edition

Retrotisements
OK fellas, Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  You know the drill by now so make with the flowers, candy, and assorted frilly things declaring your undying love.  Need some suggestions this year?  Here's some vintage Valentine's Day advertisements to help you get in the mood... for shopping. (Western Union Telegram, 1948) DEAR LIZ SAW YOU IN MALT SHOP, FOLLOWED YOU HOME. PLEASE DO NOT CALL POLICE ON ME AGAIN.  I WAS ROOTING IN YOUR TRASH BECAUSE I LOVE YOU.  YOU WILL REALIZE THIS SOME DAY. YOU CANNOT STOP ME. LOVE, YOUR DESTINY (Baker's Coconut, 1940) Mmmmmmmm!  Nothing says "I love you" like a shag cake from a can. (Columbia Grafonola, 1921) I say this with no sarcasm whatsoever - I would gladly accept any of the items in this ad as a gift. The Grafo