Monthly Archives: February 2013

Morley Johnson’s Christmas Catalogue 1959

Whilst browsing through an Antique & Collectables store last month I stumbled across this great 1950’s Christmas Catalogue. Whilst looking through the pages of all the available goodies I stumbled across a piece of furniture that looked awfully familiar!

Sure enough, it was the Combo Unit that I had listed on the site for sale a few months ago – , although it’s correct terminology at the time was a ‘Utility Bookcase’.

It was great to find it and read though the original description along with seeing its original advertising picture. Even my own display for the photo shoot from 50+ years later bared resemblance to how it too was marketed!

Mid Century Utility  Bookcase
Original advertising from a 1959 catalogue depicting a piece of furniture recently sold by Still Broke Enterprises.