Yesterday I got some great deals at my local thrift store, a wonderful pipe holder / match holder / match striker. They were promoting a upcoming book sale so I went this morning to check out the first day offerings. I came across these old Hopalong Cassidy Books for children. These were published in 1950 and were quite popular back then as well as today among collectors.
Hopalong Cassidy was a fictional cowboy character in a book originally written by Clarence Mulford in 1904. Over the years the original character which was a rude and rough talking cowboy took on a major image change to become a lovable cowboy in the movies and radio shows and was also re-invented in many of the books. Many of the kids of the 30's, 40's, and 50's grew up with Hopalong Cassidy.
This great find was also a great bargain as the prices for all hardbacks were 50 cents and you got one free so they were a quarter each - not to bad for a couple of vintage collectible children's books.