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Black Is The New Marker

These nice, chisel-tip black permanent markers are the standard style and size at 5-1/4” long, and they also give off the standard smell. We just love that new marker smell. Standard is fine, but surplus is divine! Disregard the “IDS” logo and phone numbers on the barrel—that’s why you’ll be getting a dozen of them for less than 8 bucks!

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BLACK CHISEL-TIP PERMANENT MARKERS

Black Is The New Marker

These nice, chisel-tip black permanent markers are the standard style and size at 5-1/4” long, and they also give off the standard smell. We just love that new marker smell. Standard is fine, but surplus is divine! Disregard the “IDS” logo and phone numbers on the barrel—that’s why you’ll be getting a dozen of them for less than 8 bucks!

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$7.50 PKG (12)

Mighty Pretty & Mighty Powerful

Like Wonder Woman, this nickel-plated rare earth magnet is pretty and extremely powerful. It’s a 3/4” square x 1/4” thick neodymium magnet with an 8-lb pull and a better-than-usual plating job.

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8-LB PULL NICKEL PLATED MAGNET

Mighty Pretty & Mighty Powerful

Like Wonder Woman, this nickel-plated rare earth magnet is pretty and extremely powerful. It’s a 3/4” square x 1/4” thick neodymium magnet with an 8-lb pull and a better-than-usual plating job.

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$7.95 EACH

Ponyshoe Magnet

Little-bitty horseshoe magnet, for traditionalists. Just 1-1/4" across x 1" x 5/16" thick. Red-painted Alnico, with approx 2.9 lbs of pull (ignore the 2 lb on the label) it includes a little steel keeper for when it's not sticking to a tiny horse's foot.

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HORSESHOE MAGNET

Ponyshoe Magnet

Little-bitty horseshoe magnet, for traditionalists. Just 1-1/4" across x 1" x 5/16" thick. Red-painted Alnico, with approx 2.9 lbs of pull (ignore the 2 lb on the label) it includes a little steel keeper for when it's not sticking to a tiny horse's foot.

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$5.50 EACH

Tired Of Iron Filings?

Same here. Try the Ferrofluid Magnetic Display, a little sealed bottle with virtually fluid nano-particles of ferrous metal suspended in liquid. You’ll get (4) powerful 1/2” dia x 3/16” neodymium disc magnets, (2) of them attached to chess-pawnish holders. Move the magnets in assorted combinations around the bottle for fascinating effects. Sort of the marriage of science with desk toys, but students can’t spill these particles all over the place.

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FERROFLUID MAGNETIC DISPLAY

Tired Of Iron Filings?

Same here. Try the Ferrofluid Magnetic Display, a little sealed bottle with virtually fluid nano-particles of ferrous metal suspended in liquid. You’ll get (4) powerful 1/2” dia x 3/16” neodymium disc magnets, (2) of them attached to chess-pawnish holders. Move the magnets in assorted combinations around the bottle for fascinating effects. Sort of the marriage of science with desk toys, but students can’t spill these particles all over the place.

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$26.95 EACH

Yardbirds

There's nothing better for long, lonely days than watching critters in the back yard, and this National Wildlife Federation® paperback, Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife, shows you how to expand your local menagerie beyond squirrels and sparrows. Includes (17) wildlife-friendly projects for the entire family in (168) pages with more (200) color photographs. Contains instructions on getting your yard or garden certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat, too. Be the first on your block to be able to say that at a cocktail party.

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BIRD AND BACKYARD WILDLIFE BOOK

Yardbirds

There's nothing better for long, lonely days than watching critters in the back yard, and this National Wildlife Federation® paperback, Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife, shows you how to expand your local menagerie beyond squirrels and sparrows. Includes (17) wildlife-friendly projects for the entire family in (168) pages with more (200) color photographs. Contains instructions on getting your yard or garden certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat, too. Be the first on your block to be able to say that at a cocktail party.

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$19.95 EACH
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Perpetual Pens

Go ahead—try to keep these BIC® Round Stic® pens long enough that they run out of ink on you. We think you’ll lose them before that happens—that’s how long they last. Luckily, you’ll get a box of (12) if you’re prone to losing them. With black ink, and “Xtra-Life,” these are the thin, 6” long everyday pens that seem to always work. With removable, pocket-clip caps. You need these—or eventually you will.

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12 PACK BIC® ROUND STIC® XTRA-LIFE PENS

Perpetual Pens

Go ahead—try to keep these BIC® Round Stic® pens long enough that they run out of ink on you. We think you’ll lose them before that happens—that’s how long they last. Luckily, you’ll get a box of (12) if you’re prone to losing them. With black ink, and “Xtra-Life,” these are the thin, 6” long everyday pens that seem to always work. With removable, pocket-clip caps. You need these—or eventually you will.

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$2.95 EACH

Smear Not

Gel pens and mascara—the two causes of smear fear. Cure the first one with this pack of (20) gel highlighter markers. They’re not felt-tip highlighters, but a waxy, crayon-ish filler that lays down a day-glo translucent stripe. You advance it by twisting the top. Manufacturer says it won't dry out, smear or bleed through. You’ll get (10) neon yellow-chartreuse plus (2) each in pink, purple, blue, green and orange.

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NON-SMEARING HIGHLIGHTER MARKERS

Smear Not

Gel pens and mascara—the two causes of smear fear. Cure the first one with this pack of (20) gel highlighter markers. They’re not felt-tip highlighters, but a waxy, crayon-ish filler that lays down a day-glo translucent stripe. You advance it by twisting the top. Manufacturer says it won't dry out, smear or bleed through. You’ll get (10) neon yellow-chartreuse plus (2) each in pink, purple, blue, green and orange.

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$8.50 EACH

Brusha, Brusha, Brusha

We love brush-tip markers because they make us feel like we have talent. You, too, can get that same feeling for a lot less than art school tuition. This Sharpie® brush pen is 5-1/2” long with permanent black ink and a pocket clip. It’s ready for you to practice your calligraphy.

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SHARPIE BLACK BRUSH PEN

Brusha, Brusha, Brusha

We love brush-tip markers because they make us feel like we have talent. You, too, can get that same feeling for a lot less than art school tuition. This Sharpie® brush pen is 5-1/2” long with permanent black ink and a pocket clip. It’s ready for you to practice your calligraphy.

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$3.95 PKG (3)

Change Of Plans?

Same here. We suggest Erasable Me, the re-markable magnetic wall calendar kit for people whose lives won't stand still. Includes a 16” x 12” magnetic whiteboard calendar, an 8” x 6” notepad, a pair of two-color erasable pens (black/red and blue/green), (2) whiteboard erasers, and a cute little yellow Q-man pen-holder. For ages 6+.

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ERASABLE ME WALL CALENDAR KIT

Change Of Plans?

Same here. We suggest Erasable Me, the re-markable magnetic wall calendar kit for people whose lives won't stand still. Includes a 16” x 12” magnetic whiteboard calendar, an 8” x 6” notepad, a pair of two-color erasable pens (black/red and blue/green), (2) whiteboard erasers, and a cute little yellow Q-man pen-holder. For ages 6+.

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$12.50 EACH

Nose Sharpener

Back by popular demand! Stick the dull, but leaded end of your wooden pencil into the left nostril of this nose and twist clockwise. You will be rewarded with a shiny sharp point on the pencil and a curl of shavings on your desk, lap or floor. Pretty good performance for a life sized, flesh colored piece of hard plastic!! We'll send you (3) in assorted skin tones. If you want to sharpen things up around the office or home, send for this item, and prove you have a nose for great deals!!

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NOSE SHARPENER

Nose Sharpener

Back by popular demand! Stick the dull, but leaded end of your wooden pencil into the left nostril of this nose and twist clockwise. You will be rewarded with a shiny sharp point on the pencil and a curl of shavings on your desk, lap or floor. Pretty good performance for a life sized, flesh colored piece of hard plastic!! We'll send you (3) in assorted skin tones. If you want to sharpen things up around the office or home, send for this item, and prove you have a nose for great deals!!

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$6.95 PKG (3)

Betcha Can't Spell Fluorescent

If you can, we'll give you these (4) neon Sharpie® markers for under six bucks. if you can't, you'll have to pay $5.75. Either way, the markers--in orange, lime green, pink and alarming yellow--will fluoresce under black light. All have fine points and permanent ink.

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SHARPIE FLUORESCENT MARKERS 4-PACK

Betcha Can't Spell Fluorescent

If you can, we'll give you these (4) neon Sharpie® markers for under six bucks. if you can't, you'll have to pay $5.75. Either way, the markers--in orange, lime green, pink and alarming yellow--will fluoresce under black light. All have fine points and permanent ink.

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$5.75 EACH

Hang On There

Looking for a very, very, very long refrigerator magnet? At 15 ft, this 3/8" wide x 1/16" thick magnetic strip should just about go up one side, across the top, and down the other side. It's flexible, but can be broken if bent back against itself -- which means that small children can make craft magnets without having to cut the strip or themselves! We love it when a plan comes together!

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STRIP MAGNET

Hang On There

Looking for a very, very, very long refrigerator magnet? At 15 ft, this 3/8" wide x 1/16" thick magnetic strip should just about go up one side, across the top, and down the other side. It's flexible, but can be broken if bent back against itself -- which means that small children can make craft magnets without having to cut the strip or themselves! We love it when a plan comes together!

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$3.25 PKG (15)

Alnico Bar Magnet

Pair of alnico bar magnets, each 7/16" x 1/4" x 3". Magnetized end to end with the North pole marked, the North end painted red and the South pole painted blue. Come with a pair of keepers and a wood separator bar.

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SCIENCE FAIR ALNICO BAR MAGNETS

Alnico Bar Magnet

Pair of alnico bar magnets, each 7/16" x 1/4" x 3". Magnetized end to end with the North pole marked, the North end painted red and the South pole painted blue. Come with a pair of keepers and a wood separator bar.

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$8.45 EACH

Simple Circuit

An easy way to light up the kids' eyes! Teach them to wire a simple circuit with our basic components.

  • The knife switches are mounted on a plastic bases.
  • The miniature plastic socket holds a standard flashlight bulb with a 14 mm dia screw base.
  • We pack 6 volt and 3 volt round bulbs, or 1.5 volt bell-shaped bulbs, (5) to a package.(Bulbs are rated slightly higher to prevent them from burning out.)
  • Hook up the black plastic and metal 2" x 4-1/4" telegraph key with brass contacts and (2) terminal posts with nuts.
  • Our blue-plastic holder for (1) "D" battery has a small tab at each end to hook a lead to, and a 1/8" square mounting hole at each corner.
  • You add the mounting surface and the know-how.
  • Actual bulb voltage listed in parenthesis.

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SCIENCE FAIR TELEGRAPH KEY

Simple Circuit

An easy way to light up the kids' eyes! Teach them to wire a simple circuit with our basic components.

  • The knife switches are mounted on a plastic bases.
  • The miniature plastic socket holds a standard flashlight bulb with a 14 mm dia screw base.
  • We pack 6 volt and 3 volt round bulbs, or 1.5 volt bell-shaped bulbs, (5) to a package.(Bulbs are rated slightly higher to prevent them from burning out.)
  • Hook up the black plastic and metal 2" x 4-1/4" telegraph key with brass contacts and (2) terminal posts with nuts.
  • Our blue-plastic holder for (1) "D" battery has a small tab at each end to hook a lead to, and a 1/8" square mounting hole at each corner.
  • You add the mounting surface and the know-how.
  • Actual bulb voltage listed in parenthesis.

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CAPITAL OF BELARUS? MINSK!

If they saw this color map eight times a day, they'd know where every place is-and its capital. Snap this tough, 8.5" x 11" laminated sheet into a school notebook and eventually they'll have to read it. It's a very nice world map with capital cities on one side, a U.S. map with state capitals on the other. It includes other major cities plus partial Canadian and Mexican bonus areas. Current, barring a coup since we got our latest shipment.

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LAMINATED 8-1/2" X 11" NOTEBOOK U.S. MAP

CAPITAL OF BELARUS? MINSK!

If they saw this color map eight times a day, they'd know where every place is-and its capital. Snap this tough, 8.5" x 11" laminated sheet into a school notebook and eventually they'll have to read it. It's a very nice world map with capital cities on one side, a U.S. map with state capitals on the other. It includes other major cities plus partial Canadian and Mexican bonus areas. Current, barring a coup since we got our latest shipment.

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$3.50 EACH

Excellent Electromagnet

Physics project alert! This robust puppy of a magnet has dual 6V coils and stands 4" high x 3-1/4" wide, not counting the side terminals. Each coil draws 2.4A at 6VDC, and is conservatively rated for 40 Newtons (approx 9 lbs) at that voltage. Can be wired in either parallel or series, and comes with a mounting hook. Works great with a 6-volt lantern battery.

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ELECTROMAGNET

Excellent Electromagnet

Physics project alert! This robust puppy of a magnet has dual 6V coils and stands 4" high x 3-1/4" wide, not counting the side terminals. Each coil draws 2.4A at 6VDC, and is conservatively rated for 40 Newtons (approx 9 lbs) at that voltage. Can be wired in either parallel or series, and comes with a mounting hook. Works great with a 6-volt lantern battery.

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$20.95 EACH

Knowledge Is Globular

Our compact 4” dia globes have smooth dual axes rotation and measure 5" wide x 6" high overall, including the nice black stand they’re attached to. All show their features in excellent detail. You pick: the Moon globe, showing craters, seas, rilles, valleys, mountain ranges and landing sites of manned and unmanned missions; the Celestial globe with stars, constellations and celestial images by noted German cartographer Karl Harig; the Political globe with an easy-to-read map indicating political borders and capital cities; the Antique-Style Political globe, which is like the Political globe, but old-time looking; or the Satellite globe, which shows the landmasses and oceans of earth as they appear from satellites. A few different globes next to each other make for a really great display, but they’re all nice enough to stand alone.

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GLOBE, MOON, 4-3/8", DUAL AXES ROTATION

Knowledge Is Globular

Our compact 4” dia globes have smooth dual axes rotation and measure 5" wide x 6" high overall, including the nice black stand they’re attached to. All show their features in excellent detail. You pick: the Moon globe, showing craters, seas, rilles, valleys, mountain ranges and landing sites of manned and unmanned missions; the Celestial globe with stars, constellations and celestial images by noted German cartographer Karl Harig; the Political globe with an easy-to-read map indicating political borders and capital cities; the Antique-Style Political globe, which is like the Political globe, but old-time looking; or the Satellite globe, which shows the landmasses and oceans of earth as they appear from satellites. A few different globes next to each other make for a really great display, but they’re all nice enough to stand alone.

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The Original Dry-Erase Markers

Once upon a schoolmarm, chalk was the medium of choice for illustrating lessons. “Chalk talks,” remember? (OK, ask your grannie.) Return with us to those pre-Ted, pre-Power Point, pre-dry erase days and get this pack of a dozen 3/8” dia x 3-1/8” long sticks of soft, low dust, “premium ivory” chalk. Pretty color on a blackboard, too.

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12-PACK WHITE CHALK STICKS

The Original Dry-Erase Markers

Once upon a schoolmarm, chalk was the medium of choice for illustrating lessons. “Chalk talks,” remember? (OK, ask your grannie.) Return with us to those pre-Ted, pre-Power Point, pre-dry erase days and get this pack of a dozen 3/8” dia x 3-1/8” long sticks of soft, low dust, “premium ivory” chalk. Pretty color on a blackboard, too.

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$2.95 EACH

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