This 1915 catalogue includes novelties, jokes, puzzles and magic. The catalogue includes Joke Corsets described as “the latest 1915 joke”. Since Davenports moved from 13 New Oxford Street in August 1915, the date of this catalogue must therefore be 1915.
Catalogues & Advertising Leaflets
The collection is rich in items from Davenports and other magic suppliers, as well as catalogues from novelty wholesalers and retailers.
Hurm & Prévost took over De Vere’s business and published this catalogue in 1910. The catalogue highlights De Vere’s name. According to Jacques Voignier in the Voignier and Albo book ‘Magic of France’, Hurm & Prévost published two small catalogues. This 8 page catalogue in 1910, and a 24 page one in 1911. They were effectively lists of corrections to De Vere’s general catalogue. Around 1914 Charles De Vere resumed management of his shop.