The stuff dreams are made of. To Bogart and Greenstreet it was a statue of a falcon from Malta. But to millions of children during the Christmas Season it was the Billy and Ruth Toy Catalog. Published every Christmas from the 1920’s thru the 60’s this colorful wonderland was a fountainhead sweet dreams and lengthy letters to Santa.
From the toy trains to the toy trucks a lot hasn’t changed in sixty-three years. But when you scroll down to page 33 you’ll find some dazzling exceptions: Toys that help improve spelling or increase ones knowledge of world geography or (dare I say) teach penmanship! All three of these gifts would have been used for a lifetime, it’s a shame their value isn’t appreciated today.