Vintage 1950s/1960s Swatch Books

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Calling all vintage textile collectors and historians! Up for sale are a set of three MASSIVE fabric swatch books from the 1950s/1960s. These types of swatch books are tough to find! Multiple pages with 100s of wool fabric samples in a wide range of colors and styles. One book is dated Fall 1962 with samples from 1961 and 1962. Another book has samples dated 1958. One book has more empty pages than the others. These books came to me with others dating 1940s to 1960s. I'm letting these three go due to lack of storage space.  More photos available on request.
These are the kind of books that would have been available to fabric merchants or on the counters of shops for customers to look through and order from. Samples have little tags with info attached. The front cover of each book is marked "National Flat Back Swatch Book."
Each book measures 13" wide by 18" tall.
Books have marks from storage and were a bit dusty when I received them. I have carefully cleaned them using a special attachment for my vacuum. Some samples have moth damage and there are some pages missing samples or that were left blank. Most of the samples are in one book but there is still plenty of interesting and beautiful samples in the other two.
PLEASE NOTE! US Ground Shipping. Combined weight of all three books with box for shopping is 30 pounds. US shipping only. We will adjust the actual shipping costs when order is processed. Please contact us with your zip code if you need a more accurate shipping rate ahead of purchasing.