Yesterday’s Shopping Gamages General Catalogue 1914. A Cornucopia Of Nostalgic Curios From Days Gone By. By Clive Reynard

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In 1914, with British diplomats posted to the four coners of the globe, Gamages was a vital link with home, providing a cornucopia of essential and not so essential items from furniture and household goods to scientific instruments, early wireless apparatus, bee – keeping requisites, rifles, cameras and games to while away the leisure hours in dominion, colonial and overseas postings

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Pre – Owned but no signs of use. It was possible to order goods from the Gamages catalogue speedily and efficiently by mail, cable, telegraph and telephone, and the very highest attention was placed on customer service and satisfaction, with prominent price and quality guarantees, even direct communication with the Managing Director himself being featured in case of complaint. The Gamages Catalogue for 1914 was the last to appear before the outbreak of the First World War on 4th August. Years followed which were to sweep away the comfortable and well – ordered world which the catalogue had existed to serve. It is thus a document of enduring interest and importance and this selection from the pages of the catalogue provide tantalising glimpses of a bygone age. Slight marking to front dustjacket but book is as new. Hardcover. Published by Wordsworth Editions Ltd 1994

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Weight 0.733 kg