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The Story of Western Publishing - Tom Ray's Pop-Culture Roadshow March 26, 2020



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Okay! This is another one of my pop culture roadshow things where I look at some of the toys and collectibles that I have and try to learn a little something about them.

This one actually connects to a lot of the previous ones that I've done with a common element. What I noticed was, I have a lot of books I have a lot of puzzles I have a lot of games and one thing keeps popping up on them and it's this Whitman publishing company Racine, Wisconsin. 

Items in this show

Big Little Books, Barney Baxter & Jack Armstrong 

image of 2 vintage books on white background

Walt Disney Flip-it Book

image of vintage paperback on white background

Whitman Huey Dewey & Louie round puzzle

image of orange color vintage puzzle box on white background

Donkey Party Game

image of vintage game box on white background

1970 Betty Crocker Recipe Card Box

image of big green box with recipes in them

Dell Comics Daffy Duck

image of vintage comic book with drawing on white background

Krazy Ikes

image of vintage game in cardboard tube and plastic pieces

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