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THE MULLARD MAGIC TAKE ON KITSCH CHRISTMAS GIFTS - AAAAH!

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THE MULLARD MAGIC TAKE ON KITSCH CHRISTMAS GIFTS  -  AAAAH!

We tend to think of the kitsch Christmas gift as a modern phenomenon driven by the Chinese engine of industry where natural resources are harvested and then transformed into said products .  Actually, this isn't the case; witness this charming advert from 1928 where one could purchase a kitsch present for the telephone owner:- I am sure all the telephone aficionados whom are reading this blog post will be ruminating as to whether or not the pictured candlestick telephone is a  No. 2, a No. 4 or a No. 10 - me, I cannot help but ruminate on the pained expression worn...

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