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Signs O’ The Times July 28, 2016

Filed under: 1980s,Advertising,Culture,Fun,Funny,History,Humor,Nostalgia,Texas,Vintage — kerbey @ 1:38 pm


Tossing out old newspapers today, I stumbled on to this choice (and timely) comic. In fact, I did toss the 7/14/1984 Dallas Times Herald into the trash, but not before scanning these ads.


And what about a nearly $1200 Beta Recorder? Bet that was only useful for a few years.

Now this just proves boots have always been expensive.


In another I Don’t Get It moment, we have an ad for Sofa Country, hosting wrestler Kerry Von Erich to sign autographs. WTH?


I’d never heard of him, but evidently he was part of the Von Erich family of professional wrestlers. Here he is with you-know-who.



And lest you think cell phones were invented in this millennium, think again.


Save $400?? Can you imagine what the starting price was?


5 Responses to “Signs O’ The Times”

  1. Paul Says:

    Very Cool Kerbey.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Benson Says:

    I love perusing old ads. You are right about boots they have always been pricey. I wonder what folks back then would say if they were told that there would be a time when you could buy a video camera for a fraction of that. And it would come with a phone.

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  3. High prices! ❤
    Diana xo

    Liked by 1 person

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