Monday, October 15, 2012

Hello again, gentle readers! I, Lydia, vanished into the ether at a bookstore on the island of Santorini in Greece. But now I am back! I have a lot to do, but my favorite bookstore owner said that I should drop in, so here I am, briefly, to tell you about the cool stuff around here.

I'm not doing categories this time, because everything is just so cool. Firstly, medicinal alcohol from the days of Prohibition!

Okay, so there's no actual bourbon in it, but for the low price of $20.00 you may own a genuine bottle (and box) for "medicinal alcohol" from the American Medicinal Spirits Company. When alcohol was illegal, some doctors secured the ability to prescribe it as a medicine. True story! You can have the bottle to prove it!

Moving later in the 20th century, check out the 1964 election!

The Democratic lineup included Bobby Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, while on the Republican side, a certain George Romney was discussed as a Republican candidate. (George Romney was Mitt's dad.) I also like the other issues on the cover of this antique magazine, which you may have for a mere $7.50. "Today's teen-age sex problems!" "Your future in American industry!" Sometimes I think that people never change.

But although people don't change, comics do!

Donald Duck! We have more old Duck comics than you could shake a stick at, and they're only $5.00 apiece. The above cracks me up. And in honor of the upcoming Halloween (my favorite holiday) we've even got this:

You see why I came back from Santorini? This stuff is just too amazing. Enjoy it, gentle readers!

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