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 on: Today at 07:43:45 AM 
Started by MarkWarner - Last post by Kracalactaka
Yep the Hubleys came in a variety of colors over the years. This one pictured is an ebay purchase from about 5 years back, but it is just like the one I had as a kid in the 70s it came as a part of a set  with a P-40 in the same color scheme












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 on: Today at 02:26:52 AM 
Started by MarkWarner - Last post by bowers
Yeah, great pics, Krac. Mine was silver and red. Cheers, Bowers

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 on: Today at 02:00:02 AM 
Started by crashryan - Last post by crashryan
Very interesting. Half the time the art looks like Leonard Starr and half the time like Dan Barry. Nice work in any event. I wonder if Steve Merritt is related to Cliff Merritt, who promoted the railroading union in the 60s.
Link to the book: Steve Merritt 01

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 on: Today at 01:49:23 AM 
Started by MarkWarner - Last post by crashryan
Very cool, Krac! Did Hubley produce planes with different color schemes? I seem to remember mine being mostly silver, with a highlight color...blue maybe?

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 on: December 16, 2017, 11:30:03 PM 
Started by dwilt - Last post by dwilt
Do a Google search on "Steve Merritt" + comic and you'll see a link to a Kiplinger's article from December 1949. This comic book is "a new scheme to promote the free enterprise system" and uses "the comic -book technique to tell workers about the American business system...This is one comic that will not be found on newsstands. Companies which buy it can have it mailed directly to the homes of employes [sic], where it reaches the worker's entire family."

Surprising to see a Boody Rogers story in here as well!
Link to the book: Steve Merritt 01

 6 
 on: December 16, 2017, 10:29:23 PM 
Started by MarkWarner - Last post by lyons
Thanks for the history on Woolworths, paw broon.  I had no idea the chain spawned itself over there. Reading that 26 Woolworths stores had been destroyed by the enemy during WW2 seems like news out of the Twilight Zone or from an alternate reality.       

 7 
 on: December 16, 2017, 09:08:05 PM 
Started by MarkWarner - Last post by Kracalactaka
the afformentioned pics of the Metal Toy plane advertised on Page 20, Made By Hubley.












 8 
 on: December 16, 2017, 05:12:07 PM 
Started by freddyfly - Last post by paw broon
Just tried to do that very thing but someone has beaten me to the punch.  All good.

 9 
 on: December 16, 2017, 03:54:02 PM 
Started by MarkWarner - Last post by paw broon
Some of you might be interested in A bit of Woolworths history in the U.K. Obviously some of the items for sale were different and this page will give you an insight, especially as a lot of it is WW2 related:-
http://www.woolworthsmuseum.co.uk/1940s-defiance.htm
Krac's mention of the navy firing at a pelican is informative.  I didn't think it felt right for other reasons as I said above and I think the story would have been better with a more fairytale slant.
Needless to say, this has got Linda and I talking about the Woolworth stores that we knew as kids, and the weird and wonderful mix of goods you could find in them. How things have changed.  The Flagship store in Edinburgh, where you could buy paint, toys, records, comics, underwear and piles more, is now an Apple store, where, in many peoples' opinions, you can buy nothing useful ;)
Just great to see those ads in the comic again.

 10 
 on: December 16, 2017, 11:31:35 AM 
Started by MarkWarner - Last post by lyons
Thanks for the gander at the Liz Taylor set, kracalactaka.   My Mom would have hit the roof if she had seen one of these sets in our home at Christmas.  She hated the attention Dad paid whenever Elizabeth Taylor appeared in magazine or screen. And yes, NORAD's tracking of Santa by radar over North American territory was an exciting time to listen to the radio on Christmas Eve night.  Thanks to MarkWarner for sharing these ads. 

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