1950

Automobiles

New

Henry J, 1,299.00

NOTE: there were several ads for new cars, but none of the others contained prices

Used

  • 1949, Oldsmobile 88, 4 door, 1,995.00
  • 1947, Studebaker, 4 door, 1,050.00
  • 1936, Ford, 2 door, 250.00

Clothing

  • Boy’s pajamas, cotton flannel, 1.99/pair
  • Children’s snowsuit, 10.98/each
  • Men’s coat, garbardine wool, 50.00/each
  • Men’s shirt, cotton plaid, 2.99/each
  • Men’s sweater, pullover, 3.99-5.00/each
  • Women’s coat, mink or marmot, 199.00/each
  • Women’s dress, 14.98/each
  • Women’s shoes, dress, 12.95/pair
  • Women’s shoulder bag, 15.00/each
  • Women’s slippers, Trimfoot, 2.95-3.95/pair
  • Women’s stockings, nylon, 1.00/pair
  • Women’s suit, Yorkshire flannel, 59.59/each
  • Women’s sweater, pullover, 3.50/each

Employment & services

  • Haircut and permanent wave, 6.95/each
  • Manager, Master-maid Products, 20,000.00/year
  • Salesmen, 100.00/week
  • Telephone work for girls, 36.00/week
  • Tree surgeon, 1.50/hour
  • Typewriter rentals, 3.00/month

Food & beverages

  • Apple, McIntosh, .19/3 lbs
  • Bacon, Crescent, .43.lb
  • Beans, Reliable wax, .33/two 19 oz cans
  • Beef, chopped, .53/lb
  • Bologna, .29/half lb
  • Bosco, Chocolate flavored milk amplifier, .27/12 oz jar
  • Bread, Marvel, white, .14/lb loaf
  • Butter, Brookfield, .68/lb
  • Candy, Hallowe’en, Hershey & Nestle bars, miniatures, .40/half lb
  • Cheese, Velveeta, .99/2 lbs
  • Coffee, White Rose, .87/lb
  • Crisco, .89/3 lb can
  • Eggs, .45/dozen
  • Fish, tuna, Chicken of the Sea, .31/can
  • Grapefruit, seedless, .25/3
  • Grapes, .25/2 lbs
  • Ham, boiled, sliced, .69/half pound
  • Juice, Ocean Spray, Cranberry, .29/two 16 oz can
  • Lettuce, Jersey Iceberg, .10/head
  • Macaroni, Larosa, .17/lb
  • Milk, Borden’s evaporated, .12/tall can
  • Onions, Yellow, .10/3 lbs
  • Pepper, Pure Black, .29/1 ounce can
  • Pork chops, center cut, .75/lb Potatoes, .99/50 lb bag
  • Pudding, My-T-Fine, .06/regular pkg
  • Soup mix, Lipton’s, Noodle, .32/3 pkgs
  • SPAM, .39/regular can
  • Sugar, granulated, .42/5 lb bag
  • Syrup, Log Cabin, .24/lb
  • Tomatoes, PrideFarm, .25/two no. 2 cans

Furniture

  • Baby carriage, Boodle Buggy, 20.00/each
  • Carpeting, Broadloom, 7.50/sq yard
  • Chair, “Boudoir,” 19.95-24.95
  • Crib, Lullaby, maple, 32.00/each
  • Dinette set, 5 pieces, 99.95-129.95/set
  • Living room set, 2 pieces, 189.00/set
  • Range, Rober Shaw, gas, 75.00/each
  • Refrigerator, Kelvinator, 5 foot, 75.00/each
  • Rug, Karastan, 9″ X 12″, 198.50/each
  • Sofa, sleeper, 79.50-99.50/each
  • Table & 4 chairs, light wood, Swedish modern, 100.00/set

Household & seasonal goods

  • Blanket, Cannon, wool, 6′ X 7′, 8.99/each
  • Bread box, 2.99/each
  • Curtains, shower, Para brand, 2.95-3.98/each
  • Dinnerware, Greenbriar, modern classic, 4.95/20 piece set
  • Firewood, 24.00/cord
  • Flatware, stainless steel, 24 piece table service, 4.99-5.95/set
  • Flower bulbs, tulips, .35/pkgs of 6
  • Knives with cleaver, 7 piece set, .2.99/each
  • Laundry detergent, Ivory Flakes, .29/large pkg
  • Paint, Benjamin Moore, indoor, 3.50/gallon
  • Sheets, Cannon, full size, 3.69/each
  • Shopping cart, large folding, 2.99/each
  • Slipcovers, 8 piece set, 52.00/set
  • Tea kettle, solid copper, 2.50/each
  • Towel, bath, Crane’s, 1.00/each
  • Wallpaper, 1.95/roll
  • Washing machine, Bendix, 169.95/each
  • Waxed paper, Cut-Rite, .23/125 ft roll

Newspapers

  • Daily Record [Morristown NJ], .05/daily paper

Personal care & health

  • Athlete’s food powder, Quinsma, .49/4 oz package
  • Bandages, Johnson & Johnson, Band-aid, .29/36 count box
  • Aspirin, Bayer, 5 grain tablets, .59/100 count bottle
  • Breath freshener, Breath-O-Later, .25/3 refills
  • Drano, .22/12 oz can
  • Hand cleanser, Dit, .19/pkg
  • Hand lotion, Jergen’s, .45/bottle
  • Laxative, Ex Lax, chocolate, .23/18 ounce bottle
  • Razor blades, Gillette, .49/10 pack
  • Shampoo, Prell, .79/2.5 ounce bottle
  • Shaving cream, Palmolive, .49/tube
  • Soap, Octagon, flakes, .25/large box
  • Tissue, Kleenex, .27/300 count box
  • Toothpaste, Philipps, .25/tube
  • Vicks Vapo-rub, .33/1.5 oz jar
  • Vitamins, One-A-Day, 1.96/60 ct bottle

Real estate

  • Houses for sale
  • Morristown, 7 rooms, 16,500.00
  • Morristown, 7 rooms, 13,900.00
  • Mendham, 7 rooms, 13,500.00
  • Houses for rent
  • Denville, 4.5 rooms, 90.00/month
  • Morris Twp., 6 rooms, 100.00/month
  • Morristown, 3 bedrooms, 125.00/month
  • Apartments & rooms
  • Dover, 6 rooms, 125.00/month
  • Whippany, 4 rooms, 75.00/month
  • Madison, 5 rooms, 65.00

Recreation & amusements

  • Basketball, youth, 2.79/each
  • Beagles, 30.00/each
  • Canasta ensemble, monogrammed, 2.00/set
  • Card game party, Ukranian Hall [Whippany], .75/”donation”
  • Dinner, 8 courses, The Colonial Inn [Madison] 1.75/person
  • Dolls, 4.98
  • Halloween costumes, 1.49-1.98/each
  • Halloween masks, rubber, .29-.49/each
  • Lunchbox kit, Thermos, 2.59/each
  • Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein conducting Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, 3.00-25.00/ticket
  • Record player, RCA Victor, “45,” 19.95/each
  • Stock car auto races, Morristown Raceway, .60/children; 1.25/adults
  • Tap shoes, 3.00-3.75/pair
  • Television set, Stromberg-Carlson, 279.95