Vintage 1931 Marks Wholesale Furs Catalog, Detroit MI
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wholesale Fur Catalog, 1931 1932, Herman & Ben Marks, 1211 Griswold, detroit, Mich." 32 pages of expensive, shiny paper showing fur coats modeled by lovely ladies. Furs include silver & golden muskrat, rabbit (galapin, lapin), Russian pony, caracul, American lamb, persian lamb, Hudson & Zealand seal, siberian squirrel, raccoon, ocelot, leopard, beaver, mink and ermine. Fox fur and other scarfs are on the last page. The ads mention that these coats re "styled in Paris and Made in USA" The store had "6 entire floors of furs". Prices are disguised as serial numbers for the wholesale trade. Lease expensive seems to be a Zealand Seal for $62.50. An American mink is $750, but it states that other models sell up to $5000. An order blank and envelope are included in this catalog. Front cover has damage on the top. Note the fancy silver sheen covers. See photos including one of the actual store in Detroit. No reserve.