Thanks Van, without the slightest prompting I was given this cover-less catalogue, all worn around the edges but never the less full of drawings, typography and prices of the day for hardware and building products. I’ve saved these catalogues from the beginning of my design career, paid good money from antiquarian book sellers the world over just to keep up the focus and build on the categories I’ve concentrated on. Lets face it – not only these advertising catalogues but all sorts of grouped commercial information with a graphic slant is now highly sought after. Just do a search for ‘trade catalogue’ on any search engine and see what surfaces and more importantly, look at the prices asked . . . also check out Vanessa and Michael’s web they updated yesterday.

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