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Times Past: Could IKEA have beaten this?


Snapshots from The Times archives: Jan. 8, 1967

Such a deal: sofa, chair, coffee and end tables, lamp and a piece of art — plus a 25-inch TV console — for less than $700. And a Tijuana Brass album for qualifying buyers.

But even more amazing: a single area code for Gardena and Sherman Oaks.

-- Joan Fantazia

Photo credit: Bob Chamberlain / Los Angeles Times

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