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Subject: 70s catalogs

Written By: mitch1987 on 08/13/11 at 1:46 pm

Finally scanned a few more catalogs. First is an Eatons Christmas catalog from 1975. For anyone who doesn't know, Eatons was Canada's leading department store from the 1930s to 1970s until Sears and Woolco started to take over. I love how department store sold firearms and cigarette making machines.  I remember spending hours using a Supermatic to make cigarettes for my mom. Between that and the hundreds of times we were sent down to the corner store to buy cigarettes as kids, I'm suprised I never took up smoking. 
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Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: amjikloviet on 08/14/11 at 6:16 pm

Wow, those Kodak cameras. My parents still have theirs from the 70s(not like the ones pictured, much bulkier) they're not in working condition now of course. Pretty much antiques now! Nice to see what catalogs looked like back then, I'm guessing it was the same here in the US. Thanks for posting it  :)

Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: Tia on 08/14/11 at 6:28 pm

wow, i can almost smell the pages.  :D that takes me back, man, i used to surf sears and jc penney catalogs and they had similar goodies. stuff's expensive! i'm surprised, for the mid-70s, a TV cost 500 bucks? ouch. those TVs were pretty bad, and all you could get was maybe 8 channels total.

Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: Foo Bar on 08/16/11 at 9:19 pm

I'm a few thousand miles away from being able to confirm it, but I'd bet good money I owned most of the cars in that Matchbox set.  I recognize a few of the boxes for the board games. 

And I'm going through culture shock at remembering my grandparents' place - I remember one of them being a smoker, but I was too young to realize that there was a time when ashtrays qualified as household decor.

Keep 'em coming, you may be the only person scanning this stuff in.

Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/16/11 at 10:54 pm

^ Maybe Santa will bring me that rifle with the scope on it, just there between the bicycles and the sportswear!
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I remember when the Sears catalog used to arrive at our house.  I used to browse through it a page at a time.  It was awesome to think there was that much STUFF for sale.  It was patriotic!  The Russians lined up in the Moscow winter for hours to get a roll of john paper, but you could order a pair of duck hunting boots, a popcorn machine, and a felling ax right from your cabin on County Road 23, East Muskrat Hollow, Tennessee!
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Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: mitch1987 on 08/16/11 at 11:41 pm


^ Maybe Santa will bring me that rifle with the scope on it, just there between the bicycles and the sportswear!
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I remember when the Sears catalog used to arrive at our house.  I used to browse through it a page at a time.  It was awesome to think there was that much STUFF for sale.  It was patriotic!  The Russians lined up in the Moscow winter for hours to get a roll of john paper, but you could order a pair of duck hunting boots, a popcorn machine, and a felling ax right from your cabin on County Road 23, East Muskrat Hollow, Tennessee!
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I remember doing the same thing when it would arrive at our house. Circling everything we wanted. Back when stores really did carry almost everything.
Wow, those Kodak cameras. My parents still have theirs from the 70s(not like the ones pictured, much bulkier) they're not in working condition now of course. Pretty much antiques now! Nice to see what catalogs looked like back then, I'm guessing it was the same here in the US. Thanks for posting it  :)

  Your welcome and I have a few US Sears catalogs and Canadian ones from the same years and a lot of the stuff is similar but up here they just inserted NHL hockey stuff where you guys would have NFL stuff lol.

Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: mitch1987 on 08/17/11 at 12:10 am


I'm a few thousand miles away from being able to confirm it, but I'd bet good money I owned most of the cars in that Matchbox set.  I recognize a few of the boxes for the board games. 

And I'm going through culture shock at remembering my grandparents' place - I remember one of them being a smoker, but I was too young to realize that there was a time when ashtrays qualified as household decor.

Keep 'em coming, you may be the only person scanning this stuff in.


Thanks I will..I scanned a few more this week and will post them later in the week.  My dad saved us a case full of  Matchox cars each from back in the late 60s/early 70s. He said he would buy 2 of each for us and give us one and save the other. Easier to do back then when they were only 25 cents each.
wow, i can almost smell the pages.  :D that takes me back, man, i used to surf sears and jc penney catalogs and they had similar goodies. stuff's expensive! i'm surprised, for the mid-70s, a TV cost 500 bucks? ouch. those TVs were pretty bad, and all you could get was maybe 8 channels total.


I agree on the stuff being expensive..Buying a TV was a big decision back then and probably why almost noone had 2 TVs. At least not 2 color ones!  Where I grew up we had no cable until the early 80s , so we only had 2 channels although we could sometimes get in a 3rd on Saturday mornings.

Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: lorac61469 on 08/17/11 at 9:31 am

Great stuff!!

I had all the Barbies pictured. I wish I still had 'em.  :\'(

Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/17/11 at 5:59 pm


Thanks I will..I scanned a few more this week and will post them later in the week.  My dad saved us a case full of  Matchox cars each from back in the late 60s/early 70s. He said he would buy 2 of each for us and give us one and save the other. Easier to do back then when they were only 25 cents each.  


AND back in those days Matchbox cars were die-cast made by Lesney in England.  Nowadays they're all plastic crap.  I was big on Matchbox cars.  Hotwheels were a little flashier, but not as high quality.


I agree on the stuff being expensive..Buying a TV was a big decision back then and probably why almost noone had 2 TVs. At least not 2 color ones!  Where I grew up we had no cable until the early 80s , so we only had 2 channels although we could sometimes get in a 3rd on Saturday mornings.

And if Jimmeh Cawtah decides he's gotta talk to mom & dad...we're gonna miss Charlie's Angels!  Nooooooo......
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Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: mitch1987 on 08/17/11 at 6:12 pm


AND back in those days Matchbox cars were die-cast made by Lesney in England.  Nowadays they're all plastic crap.  I was big on Matchbox cars.  Hotwheels were a little flashier, but not as high quality.
And if Jimmeh Cawtah decides he's gotta talk to mom & dad...we're gonna miss Charlie's Angels!  Nooooooo......
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Exactly!!! back when you only had 2 to 3 channels, you were pretty much screwed if they had a newsbreak like Carter or Reagan on as they'd all have it.  TV was definitely more of a family thing back then to. With only 1 TV everyone had to gather in the livingroom to watch the same show.  Even the next day at school, you could be pretty sure that most of the other kids had watched the same show.
  I always liked Matchbox more to. I always thought they were more realistic ( at least the early ones before they tried to copy Hotwheels).

Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: Butterball on 09/10/11 at 10:47 pm

I have a Sears Christmas "Wishbook" from the mid 70's...I was surprised to see how much LED watches and LED calculators were going for back then.

Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: AmericanGirl on 09/11/11 at 4:34 pm

My family had a refrigerator in that awesome Harvest Gold color!

But even better - we got one having that newfangled side-by-side design  :D

In retrospect, it wasn't the best refrigerator in the world, it didn't last like it should've - but it looked sharp in 1973 when we bought it  ::)

Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: mitch1987 on 09/11/11 at 9:30 pm

Well finally got time to put somemore scans up so here goes. This is a catalog from Eatons in 1974.
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Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: mitch1987 on 09/11/11 at 9:45 pm

Next is a 1976 Sears
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Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: amjikloviet on 09/11/11 at 10:24 pm

The first instant camera pictured on the Sears catalog is the one my parents had! They still have it to this day.

Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: King Tut on 09/11/11 at 11:36 pm

We had that clock radio for $39.97 from the Sears catalogue. Mom still has it!

And we had most of those board games frm the Eaton's one :  Life, Masterpiece, Pay day, Dealer's choice, Clue, Sorry, Backgamon, Careers,  Monopoly, Sub Search, Scrabble. Probe, Billionaire.
Still own a few of those today.

Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: karen on 09/12/11 at 11:57 am


Great stuff!!

I had all the Barbies pictured. I wish I still had 'em.  :\'(


I had the Barbie camper van pictured

Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: karen on 09/12/11 at 12:09 pm


And I'm going through culture shock at remembering my grandparents' place - I remember one of them being a smoker, but I was too young to realize that there was a time when ashtrays qualified as household decor.



My grandparents had a matching set of ice bucket and cigarette holder/dispenser.  Both fake tan leather with 'brass' horse buckle trims.  At family parties the grandkids thought it great fun to be allowed to serve cigarettes.

Subject: Re: 70s catalogs

Written By: King Tut on 09/12/11 at 7:34 pm


I had the Barbie camper van pictured

I missed that picture. I also had a Barbie camper van, not sure if it's the one pictured. D

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