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The major Mail Order Pattern Syndicates - Readers Mail, Needlework Bureau, etc created Needlework catalogs.   Each of the services operated under the same premise; mail away to purchase a pattern and add an additional amount to receive the Needlework catalog.   This then went full circle in that, once you received the catalog, you would want to order additional patterns from the catalog.   The catalog services began in the early 1940's and ran into the early 1980's.   

I, of course, collect these catalogs (when I can find them at reasonable prices), and add them to Facebook albums for your viewing pleasure.    Should you care to look through these catalogs, just follow the links below the album covers.


1945/46                                          1949                                     1955

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 1957                                              1958

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There are quite a number more catalogs in this collection that I'll be adding in the upcoming weeks.

Vintage Crochet and Knitting Patterns in PDF format from the 1930's to the 1960's. Specializing in Mail Order Designs.