Stamp of Approval

September 1963

X-Men #1

Stamp collecting must’ve been big in the ’60s – on this page of classifieds the entire first column is stamps, most of the second column is stamps, and there’s even one in the third column!

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Something I’m wondering about – “approvals” – anyone know what this refers to? It’s in most of the stamp ads – “10¢ to approval buyers,” “Write today for approvals,” “10¢ to approval applicants.” Any ideas, guys?

Anyway, the thing I find most intriguing in this ad is the personal radio – “no need for batteries or tubes – no need for electric ‘plug-in’ either – diode eliminates them all forever” – well, the diode needs to get power somehow, right? If it doesn’t use batteries and doesn’t plug in, then what is it – hand crank or something?

 

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In the Days Before Internet…

April 1980

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century #7

Remember when people had attention spans? Well back in my day, people didn’t need TV and the internet for their entertainment! They could listen to stories and use their imaginations for the rest!

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Here we have a broad assortment of stories on record (and even some on cassette!) for you to choose from! SUPER ENTERTAINMENT, SUPER VALUE indeed!