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Odd Novelty Items, Curiosities, Jokes & Gags from the 1900s


Odd Novelty Items, Curiosities, Jokes and Gags From the 1900s

Saturday Nov 13, 2010 4 pm or 6:30 pm, with evening reception Admission $5 Free parking

A special 4 pm and 6:30 pm presentation of 15 odd Novelty items, Curiosities, Jokes and Gags From the 1920s and 1930s, even through the 1960s; from a private collection of more than 1100 items will tickle you!

These are especially unusual and visitors can try to guess what they are. Many items are vintage and rare and Stan knows the stories behind these goofy things!

His demonstrations of several items from the famous Johnson Smith Catalog and Fishlove and Co. will take you back to make you feel like a kid would have felt in the early part of the last century. These companies sold jokes, novelties, puzzles and a wide variety of unusual items that both kids and grown-ups had fun with.

Stan will show a few of the catalogs from his impressive collection and answer questions about Johnson Smith and Fishlove & Co. during the presentation. He and his wife Mardi are well-regarded experts in this fun and funny category of curiosities, jokes and gags.

They have written articles & been written about in Games magazine, 2 issues of Magic magazine, Mental Floss, Kenosha News, Milwaukee Sentinel, Racine Journal Times, Toronto Star( Canada), and in the books Cheap Laffs and Blame it on the Dog.

Their collection of Johnson Smith Catalogs and products was the featured exhibit at the Racine Heritage Museum.

The non-profit, educational museum’s gift shop will be open with many curious toys and novelties for sale that day so you can carry on the tradition of this classic fun.

Admission for the day is $5 per person, all ages. The event is for ages 5-105, not younger though. Parking is free.

The 6:30 evening presentation will also include a reception. Refreshments will be available for purchase to help support the event. Logic Puzzle Museum, 533 Milwaukee Av, downtown Burlington, WI

Occurs once: Nov 13, 2010 (12:45 PM to 1:45 PM)
Target Audience: Family
Contact Name: j
Contact Phone: 262 763-3946

Logic Puzzle Museum

533 Milwaukee Av, Burlington, WI 53105

Ticket Price: $5/person, all ages.
Ticketing Phone: 262 763-3946