1942

Automobiles

—no new car advertisements—

  • Buick sedan, used, 1941 1,000.00
  • Ford Deluxe Sedan, used, 1940 625.00
  • Plymouth Coupe, used, 1938 295.00
  • Oil, motor .25/2 quart cans
  • Spark plugs .38/each, sets of 4

Beverages

  • Coffee .25/lb
  • Cola, Pepsi .05/bottle
  • Juice, apple .15/2 18 oz cans

Clothing

  • Men’s gabardine suits 35.00
  • Men’s Van Heusen shirts 2.25
  • Men’s Florsheim shoes 11.00/pair
  • Women’s umbrella 2.50/each
  • Women’s handbags 2.98-7.50
  • Women’s house frock 2.98-3.98
  • Women’s gingham suits 4.98
  • Misses’ suits reg. 25.00, sale 14.95
  • Misses’ coat reg. 25.00, sale 15.95
  • Girl’s cotton dresses 1.09
  • Watch, women’s, Bulova 29.75

Employment

  • Cooks 90.00/month
  • Housekeeper 10.00/week
  • Investigators 100.00/month + car fare
  • Waitresses 80.00/month

Food

  • Apples, Western Winesap .25/3 lbs
  • Baby food, Stokely’s .18/4 cans
  • Bacon .33/2 1/2 lbs
  • Beef, rib roast .29/lb
  • Bread .08/large loaf
  • Butter .43/lb
  • Cereal, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes .05/6 oz pkg
  • Cheese, Swiss .36/lb
  • Crackers, Nabisco’s Ritz .21/lb package
  • Crisco .23/lb can
  • Eggs .38/dozen
  • Fish, halibut steak .29/lb
  • Ham, smoked .34/lb
  • Ketchup, Heinz .25/28 oz bottle
  • Mayonnaise .25/pint jar
  • Onions, Texas .14/3 lbs
  • Oranges, Valencia .29/dozen
  • Peanut butter .24/1 lb jar
  • Preserves, grape jelly .25/1 lb jar
  • Potatoes .19/5 lbs
  • Soup, Campbell’s tomato .25/4 14 oz cans
  • Strawberries .22/quart
  • Sugar .06/lb

Furniture

  • Chair, upholstered 49.95
  • Love seat, upholstered 69.95
  • Porch couch and chair 47.50
  • Porch glider 29.95-32.95
  • Sofa 99.50/each

Garden equipment

  • Annuals (snapdragons etc.) .35/dozen
  • Grass seed .89/3 lb bag

Household goods

  • Bedspreads 2.50-12.00
  • Curtains .89-4.98/pair
  • Curtains, blackout .29/each
  • Dinnerware set, 53 pieces, Sears 9.49/each
  • Light bulbs, Lightmaster .15/2 bulbs
  • Linoleum rug, 9X12 4.98/piece
  • Paint, Master-mixed house 3.09/gallon
  • Shower curtain 1.98
  • Silverware, Sterling silver plate 36.95/set
  • Wax paper .11/125 foot roll
  • Windex .25/2 regular bottles

Medicine & health care

  • Absorbine Jr. reg. 1.25, sale .64
  • Aspirin, .09/100 count bottle
  • Band-aids .23/36 count box
  • Epsom salts .18/5 lbs
  • Laxative, Feenamint chewing gum .19/16 ct
  • Milk of Magnesia, Phillips reg. .50, sale .21

Newspapers

  • Daily Record .03/weekday paper
  • Classified advertising: 1 day .10/line; 6 consecutive days, .7/line

Personal care

  • Beauty cream, Yardley 1.50/2 jars
  • Cleansing cream, Barbara Gould reg. 2.00
  • Facial tissues .23/1,000 count box
  • Mouthwash, Zincora .49/quart
  • Nail polish remover .07/3 oz size
  • Shaving cream, Barbasol .13/tube
  • Soap, Ivory .17/3 medium cakes
  • Talcum powder .39/jar
  • Tooth powder reg. .50, sale .22

Professional Services

  • Car wash 1.00
  • Film developing .08/roll
  • Permanent wave (professional) 4.00-6.00
  • Piano tuning 3.00
  • Radios repaired .50 & up
  • Reupholstering, 3 piece 44.50/complete
  • Tennis racquets restrung 2.30-7.95

Real estate

  • Colonial, 9 rooms, Burnham Park 8,000.00
  • Colonial, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 13,200.00
  • Bungalow, 8 rooms, 2 car garage, 4,000.00
  • Bungalow, 5 rooms, 4,200.00
  • 7 rooms, Hanover 5,900.00
  • Apartment, 5 rooms, 55.00/month

Recreation & amusements

  • Boy’s fishing set, Sears 1.39
  • Buffet supper, Wayside Inn, Denville 1.00
  • Camera film .14-.23/roll
  • Card party, Green Village Fire House .40/ticket
  • Concert, HMS Pinafore, A Capella Choir .55/ticket
  • Croquet set, Sears 2.59
  • Dancing, Morris Grange Hall .44/ticket
  • Greens fees, Braidburn County Club, Florham Park 1.00/18 holes, 1.50/all day
  • Movie [Roth-Jersey Theatre], .35-.50/ticket
  • Radios, table models 11.50-37.50