About

A little history about our store.
I started collecting magazines and old newspapers in 1963, when I was 13, the day that President Kennedy died, and I’ve never stopped.

History fascinated me: who did what to who–when–where–why–and what future editions revealed about the past.

When a famous person died; a movie star, or pilot, or explorer, magazines would go back over their whole lives and you can see how they became the people they turned out to be.

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I eventually collected 100,000 magazines and opened a small store in Chicago to see if people were interested. Boy! Were they ever!

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“Company founder Bob Katzman and cute wife
Joyce searching for magazines in Washington state”

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“future owners of company: David, Lisa,
and Rachel, in 1983, waiting patiently”

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“meeting of the executive committee”

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“father, Irv, and son discussing his war.(1912-2000) r.i.p.”

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“latest future owner, Sarah, held in
check by grown up brother David”

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