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    My favorite adverts in these old books were these, and the page full of pranks and magic tricks. I never sent away for any of these things, and now I wish I would have.

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    1. TomBenedict 39 months ago | reply

      If you ever saw the one for how to fold an origami F-15, I can vouch for it. Worth whatever it was I paid for it back in the early 80's. Can't vouch for those binoculars, though...

    2. Murray_MLIS 39 months ago | reply

      I like the fake IDs and birth certificates; just what comic-reading adolescent needs!

    3. martinifontaine 39 months ago | reply

      Oh, I think your idea of how great they might have been is far better than what you would have received. Still, great reading material!

    4. bob canada 38 months ago | reply

      I used to want to send away for this stuff too, but never had any money. I have a feeling we'd have been extremely disappointed with the actual products if we'd ever sent for them.

    5. EllenJo 37 months ago | reply

      I am glad I'm not the only one who regrets never sending off for any of this stuff!
      I also secretly believe that if I sent off for some of these things today those P.O.Boxes in Brooklyn, Hoboken, Milwaukee, that some secret warehouse attendant of the past will still send me my order.

    6. Timo62 35 months ago | reply

      The fake ID was of course a scam, it wouldn't have fooled anyone.

    7. BennyPix 33 months ago | reply

      Tip: The X-Ray Specs aren't all they're cracked up to be.

    8. Bodie Bailey 32 months ago | reply

      My first job was selling Christmas cards from an ad in the back. I got some cool stuff. train sets, .049 gas dragster, and airplane. I still have the train.

    9. DanBruDesign 30 months ago | reply

      My X-Ray specs from childhood are on my Gene Simmons mannaquin;

    10. Zomtographer 24 months ago | reply

      Reminds me of the ones they used to have on the back of Garbage Pail Kid stickers

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