This is the third in a series of Do-It-Yourself Curio Catalog Projects:
You can use the following high-quality scans to print your own King Curio Catalog #45. This catalog was likely printed in 1933 or 1934. You will see many similarities to both the Sovereign Catalog and King Catalog #87. There are many differences and a few surprises too!
Each scan is about 2MB and each web page contains the front and back for a sheet. That makes each page about 4MB so be sure you have a broadband connection!
Each page has two scans that are the front and back of a sheet. For example, the page named King Curio #45- 1A & 1B contains the front and back of the sheet that contains the front and back outside covers (1A) and inside covers (1B). Each sheet is folded in half so it contains four pages, two pages per side. There are 12 sheets total which gives a 48 page catalog. In addition, there is a page named King Curio #45 - Supp that contains scans of the original order blank and return envelope!
Just right click the pictures to download them to your computer and print them on both sides of the paper: 1A is backed by 1B, 2A is backed by 2B etc. It helps alignment if each image is centered on the page before printing. Be sure each side has the same top and bottom edges. Each image should fill a whole 8.5" x 11" sheet.
Then trim the pages as desired and fold them in half. Finally, assemble the catalog by putting 1A face down, 2A face down on top of it, etc. up to sheet 12 and staple in the center. All of the pages should now be in the correct original order. Your completed catalog will be almost like reading the real thing from the 1930s!
Here is what the completed project looks like:
If you haven't done it yet, you can also make your own King Curio Catalog #87 from 1944
and your own Sovereign Products Catalog from the 1930s
On to King Curio #45 1A & 1B