As some of you might know, I recently joined the blogging team over at Forbes Magazine's "Booked." For my latest post, I thought it would be a fun idea to feature something I had found in an old Forbes. Easier said than done.

I have a quite a few old issues, that wasn't the problem. It turns out that people just don't leave bookmarks in magazines. The articles are single servings, no need to mark your place. I ended up going though about 40 issues before I finally came upon this:

 Order reciept and note, dated March 16th, 1970.

From: "Lilians"
3 Aylsham Crescent
Mile Cross

To: Mrs. Newton Avery

Dear Madam:
I have enclosed 3 ozs of wool, at 1/8 oz 5|-
Sorry I did not send it earlier, but I have been trying to get you the same dye no.. This is a very good material..
I haven't a shade card to spare at the moment, but when I see the rep, I will forward one on to you.

Yours Faithfully
L.M. Willnolt

Found in Forbes Magazine, Volume 15, Number 2, January 15, 1970.

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  1. Great find as I am a knitter.

  2. Fabulous! Was it marking an article on Fashion Finance? LOL. I'll bel Lilian was a dressmaker.

  3. I like that the cover reads "Is there cash in that trash?" Change it to "Is there a forgotten bookmark in that book?" and it's spot on! :^)

  4. I don't suppose it means much (other than that both secondhand items were sold to you by the same person), but it looks like both this receipt and the one from an earlier post ( come from the same store in Norwich in the U.K.

  5. Excellent eye, Robin. I had never noticed that.