The Davenport Collection
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Woolworth’s Stores catalogue of E. & S. (Ellisdons) items

These four pink pages offer ‘A Selection of the World’s Best Jokes, Tricks, Puzzles, Magic, Novelties (made in England)’. No item costs more than six old pence (6d). I am grateful to Philip Treece for explaining in 2021 that the use of E. & S. allowed retailers like Woolworths to purchase from Ellisdons without fear that customers would be directed to purchase directly from Ellisdons. The fascinating story as to how this list of items came about will be told in a forthcoming book by Philip Treece about the Ellisdon family and business.

Item Details

Size 4 pages, 185 x 250mm.
Date Circa 1940
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Ref no N2315