some Willits info

pat chapman

Willits biographer
The second Willits catalog I have in my book is from 1951, and the cover is the same as the one you just bought. There were mostly minor changes over the years of this version (such as changing the address on the cover). The main change each year was the price list, which typically was glued onto the inside back cover. The year printed on the price list is the only way to confirm the catalog date.


LOVES Wooden Canoes
Very cool! After hearing Peter bought a catalog from the same period, I was convinced I'd bought an accidental double listing.

However, the photo of "mine's" cover has different pencil marks, so I'm just not sure. Anyhow, great to see the old price list. What we wouldn't all give to spend a few days in a time machine, huh? :rolleyes: