1955

Automobiles

New

  • Buick, 2 door, 6 passenger sedan, 2,395.00
  • Dodge, 6 passenger sedan, 2,183.00

Used

  • Ford, Victoria, 1953, 598.00
  • Ford, station wagon, 1948, 325.00
  • Pontiac, 2 door sedan, 1947, 160.00
  • Tires, Allstate, 75.00-99.80/each
  • Brake fluid, .39/12 ounce can
  • Spark plugs, .49-.85/each

Clothing

  • Men’s coat, 44.85-85.00/each
  • Men’s shirts, 2.99-3.95/each
  • Men’s shoes, calfskin, 9.98-17.98/pair
  • Women’s blouses, acetate-cotton, 1.99/each
  • Women’s dresses, “suit style,” 14.98/each
  • Women’s sweaters, cardigan, orlon, 5.99-9.79/each
  • Women’s coats, mink trimmed wool, 79.00-139.00/each
  • Boy’s dungarees, 1.00/pair
  • Girl’s dresses, 4.99-9.99/each

Food & beverages

  • Apples, Winesap, .27/2 lbs
  • Bananas, .29/2 lbs
  • Beans, baked, Van Camp’s, .10/16 ounce can
  • Beef, ground, .39/lb
  • Bosco, .57/24 ounce jar
  • Butter, Swift’s Brookfield, .63/lb
  • Cake mix, Swansdown, .33/large box
  • Cheese, Velveeta, Kraft, .79/2 lb package
  • Chicken, frying, .45/lb
  • Coffee, Eight O’Clock, .95/lb bag
  • Cookies, Oreos, Nabisco, .39/pkg
  • Crackers, Ritz, Nabisco, .32/1 lb package
  • Crisco, .22/lb can
  • Eggs, .57/dozen
  • Fish, cod steaks, .29/lb
  • Flour, Gold Seal, .41/5 lb bag
  • Fruit cocktail, Del Monte, .49/2 17 ounce cans
  • Ham, boiled, Armour Star, .69/lb
  • Jelly, .45/32 ounce jar
  • Juice, Orange, Snocrop, .19/2 four ounce cans
  • Marshmallows, Campfire, .33/lb package
  • Oranges, Temple, .49/dozen
  • Peanut butter, Beech Nut, .39/11 ounce jar
  • Pickles, Kosher style spears, .25/32 ounce jar
  • Pineapples, fresh, .29/each
  • Potato chips, Wise, .25/4.5 ounce package
  • Potatoes, New Crop Florida, .20/3 lbs
  • Ravioli, canned, Chef Boyardee, .26/15.5 ounce can
  • Soda, Canada Dry, .45/2 28 ounce bottles
  • SPAM, .39/12 ounce can
  • Tea, Lipton, .63/48 count box
  • Yogurt, Dannon, .18/8 ounce cup

Furniture

  • Bed, twin or full size, spindle, 79.96/each
  • Bedroom set, 5 piece, 59.95-72.96/set
  • Chairs, contour chaise, 69.50/each
  • Chest, cedar, Lane, 49.95-59.95/each
  • Dinette, 5 piece, wrought iron, 37.50/set
  • Dining room set, 9 piece, mahogany, 249.00/set
  • Living room set, 3 piece, modern, 129.00/set
  • Sofa, 199.00/each
  • Table, dining room extension, 40″-78″, 125.00/each

Tools

  • Gas cans, 1.49/5 gallon can
  • Wallpaper, .98-2.49/roll
  • Wrench set, pipe, 3 piece, 1.89-2.69/set
  • Wrench set, socket, 21 piece, 3.99-12.99/set

Household goods

  • Air conditioner, 129.95/each
  • Ammonia, Parson’s, .22/32 ounce bottle
  • Blankets, wool, 72″ X 90″, 11.95/each
  • Bread box, all metal, 1.00-1.39/each
  • Clock, alarm, 1.59/each
  • Clothes dryer, GE, 159.95/each
  • Clothes washer, Kenmore, 138.00-158.00/each
  • Dinnerware set, Melmac, 16 piece, 7.95-16.00/set
  • Flatware, 50 pieces, 9.98-19.98/set
  • Freezer, 11 cu feet, 249.00-429.00/each
  • Generator, electric power, home model, 5 kw, 595.00/each
  • Hot plate, Electric, 1.29-1.98/each
  • Laundry soap, Octagon, .25/3 cakes
  • Range, Kenmore, Triple-top gas, 158.00-239.95/each
  • Refrigerator, Coldspot, 9.2 cu feet, 239.00/each
  • Tea kettle, aluminum, .99-4.95/each

Newspapers

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

Personal care & health

  • Cold cream, Jergen’s, .69-1.00/jar
  • Permanent wave, Oppenheim & Collins salon [Morristown, NJ], 8.50/each
  • Shampoo, White Rain, .60/3.5 ounce bottle
  • Soap, Lifebuoy, .26/3 regular sized bars
  • Tissues, Marcal, .23/3 packages, 100 count
  • Toothpaste, Pepsodent, .47/”bonus” tube

Real estate

Houses for sale:

  • Morristown, 7 room ranch, 31,650.00
  • Dover, 6 rooms, ranch, 26,000.00
  • Chester, early American farm house, 10 acres, 21,500.00
  • Morris Plains, 5 rooms, 14,900.00

Houses for rent:

  • Morristown, 3 bedrooms, split level, 125.00/month
  • Dover, 4.5 rooms, attached house, 75.00/month

Apartments & rooms:

  • Morristown, 5 rooms, utilities included, 125.00/month
  • Morristown, 4 rooms, faces Green, 75.00/month
  • Room, large, 10.00/week

Recreation & amusements

  • Canaries, “guaranteed to sing,” 3.49/each
  • Dog, German shepherd puppies, AKC registered, 50.00/each
  • Luggage, American Tourister, 26″ pullman, 19.95-34.95/each
  • Parakeets 1.98/each
  • Roller skates, 12.95/pair
  • Phonograph, portable, Philco, 29.95/each
  • Telephone calls, 3 minutes, after 6PM, Boston to Boonton, .60/each
  • Television, Philco, cabinet model, 299.95/each
  • Theatre, Community Theatre [Morristown, NJ], “Mr. Hulst’s Holiday,” 1.00/orchestra; 1.50/loge
  • Valentines, Hallmark, .29/children’s school package