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How Your Grandpa Got His LOLs

Those of a certain age will recall “gag boxes,” which are little jokes hidden inside a small box. You gave (or just showed) them to people like a greeting card. Irving Fishlove, founder of H. Fishlove and Co. novelties, popularized the little boxes in the 1920s and ’30s. Collector’s Weekly talks to novelty collectors Mardi [...]