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Old 04-17-2014, 09:46 AM   #1
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McCall's Cookbook, found a treasure!

I have been looking for an old 1963 McCalls cookbook for my collection. I've seen some for sale online, but with shipping, they were more than I wanted to pay. Yesterday, I found one at Goodwill for $2. It is in near perfect condition, still has the dust cover which has a little tear in it. The binding is still tight and there is not a mark in the book. It looks like the person never used it. It is not a first edition, but that was not important to me. I was so excited when I saw it I wanted to holler and scream, but people frown on that. It doesn't take much to make me happy.
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:08 PM   #2
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Lucky you!!! I always prowl through the cookbooks at thrift store and estate sales looking for treasures.
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Old 04-17-2014, 03:30 PM   #3
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What a great find! Those are collectors items.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:59 PM   #4
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Wow! I love old cook books. Is there a specific recipe you're going to try? Hey, does anyone remember the paper dolls in McCall's? I couldn't wait to see what Betsy McCall was wearing. Those were the good old days, huh?
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What a great find, Carol. Especially since it's in such good condition!

Shelly...I had forgotten all about the McCall's paper dolls until now! I used to love them!
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:14 AM   #6
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Love to go to garage sales and also book fairs where people donate books,
always find a lot of interesting reading.
Paper Dolls I remember them - many hours of entertainment.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:19 AM   #7
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I remember the Betsy McCall paper dolls. They were fun. No one plays paper dolls anymore. Or jacks. Or jump rope. Or hopscotch. Or dodge ball. Or Spud.
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:15 PM   #8
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Great find Carol! Whatcha gonna cook?

I too remember Betsy McCall, my sister and I spent countless hours cutting out and playing with those paper dolls! It was a treat only to be had at "Nannie's" house.
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:40 PM   #9
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Somebunny, I never said anything about cooking!!! LOL I just collect cookbooks!
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:01 PM   #10
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Somebunny, I never said anything about cooking!!! LOL I just collect cookbooks!

Lol Carol! Fair enough!
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