Historic Prices: 1977

Automobiles

New
  • Mercury, Bobcat, 3,588.00
  • Toyota, Corolla, 2,870.00
  • Triumph, TR7, 4,995.00
Used
  • 1974, Lincoln Continental, Mark IV, 5,400.000
  • 1973, Opel, Manta Luxus, 1,800.00
  • 1970, Ford, Torino, 800.00

Clothing

  • Boy's slacks, corduroy, 3.75-9.75/pair
  • Girl's jacket, down filled, 14.75-32.00/each
  • Girl's skirt, denim, 2.99-4.99/each
  • Junior's long skirts, 25" for boots, 12.00-14.00/each
  • Men's dress shirt, 10.00-14.00/each
  • Men's jeans, 13.00-18.00/pair
  • Men's necktie, polyester, 2.99-5.00/each
  • Men's shoes, 22.00-30.00/pair
  • Men's sweater, 9.00-20.00/each
  • Snowmobile boots, 7.99-11.99/pair
  • Snowmobile suits, mens & ladies, 34.99-52.99/each
  • Women's blouse, quiana nylon print, 9.75-20.00/each
  • Women's coat, London Fog, 69.75-150.00/each
  • Women's pajamas, 7.99-11.00/pair
  • Women's pants suit, 19.99-26.00/each
  • Women's shoes, 8.99-30.00/pair
  • Women's sweater, cardigan, 15.00-32.00/each

Employment & services

  • Accountant, 12,000.00/year
  • Accounting clerk, 563.00/month
  • Chemical engineer, 18,000.00/year
  • Insurance, casualty claims adjuster, 14,000.00/year
  • Insurance clerk, 650.00/month
  • Management trainee, 18,000.00-20,000.00/year
  • Receptionist, 135.00-140.00/week
  • Sales trainee, 7,800.00/year
  • Secretary, junior level, 628.00/month
  • Typist-clerk, 650.00/month

Food & beverages

  • Apple sauce, Mott's, 1.00/two 25 oz jars
  • Bacon, Stop & Shop, .99/lb
  • Bananas, 1.00/5 lbs
  • Beef, London Broil, 1.79/lb
  • Bisquick, .97/40 oz box
  • Cake, Sara Lee, pound, .87/11 oz pkg
  • Cake mix, Betty Crocker, .35/18.5 oz pkg
  • Cheese, Kraft, Velveeta, .99/lb
  • Chicken, Perdue, Oven Roaster, .69/lb
  • Cocoa, Swiss Miss, .89/12 oz pkg
  • Coffee, Maxwell House, instant, 2.99/10 oz jar
  • Cookies, Keebler, Fudge Stripes, .79/12 oz pkg
  • Crackers, Sunshine, Krispy saltines, 1.00/two 16 oz pkgs
  • Fish, tuna, Starkist, chunk light, 1.00/two 6.5 oz cans
  • Frankfurters, Hebrew national, 1.39/12 oz pkg
  • French fries, Birds Eye, .29/10 oz pkg
  • Ham, semi-boneless, 1.69/lb
  • Grapefruit, red, .99/5
  • Juice, Ocean Spray, cranberry, frozen, 1.00/four 6 oz cans
  • Juice, Tropicana, frozen, 10.00/six 6 oz cans
  • Ketchup, Heinz, .89/32 oz bottle
  • Lemons, .49/6
  • Maple syrup, Vermont Maid, 1.29/36 oz bottle
  • Margarine, 1.00/two 1 lb containers
  • Mayonnaise, Kraft, .79/quart jar
  • Oranges, navel, 1.00/12 large
  • Peas, Birds Eye, frozen, .33/10 oz pkg
  • Potatoes, .89/10 lb bag
  • Preserves, Smuckers, grape jelly, 1.00/3 lb jar
  • Spaghetti, Muellers, 1.00/two 1 lb pkgs
  • Tea, Lipton, bags, .99/100 count box
  • TV dinner, Morton, .39/10 oz pkg
  • Waffles, Eggo, frozen, .79/17 oz pkg
  • Yogurt, Light n'Lively, 1.00/four 8 oz cups

Household & seasonal goods

  • Cleanser, Ajax, 1.39/40 oz pkg
  • Cooking set, Revereware, stainless steel, 8 piece, 45.00/set
  • Dish detergent, Joy, .69/22 oz bottle
  • Duraflame log, .89/each
  • Glue, Elmer's, .59-.99/8 oz bottle
  • Laundry detergent, Wisk, .99/quart
  • Paper towels, Bounty, .49/100 count roll
  • Range, Kenmore, gas, 199.00/each
  • Refrigerator, Sears, 15.2 cu ft, 379.00-429.99/each
  • Towel, Lady Pepperell, bath, 2.99/each
  • Vacuum cleaner, Kenmore, upright, 59.95-89.99/each
  • Washing machine, large capacity, 239.99-249.99/each
  • Wild bird seed, .89/5 lb bag

Newspaper

  • .20/daily paper

Personal care & health

  • Aspirin, Bayer, .89/100 count bottle
  • Alka Seltzer, .59/25 count box
  • Cough syrup, Vicks, 1.19/3 oz bottle
  • Deodorant, Gillette, Right Guard, 1.49/8 oz container
  • Eye drops, Visine, 1.99/1 oz container
  • Hair dryer, 1200 watts, 8.99-1.99/each
  • Lotion, Jergen's, 1.19/10 oz bottle
  • Mouthwash, Listermint, 1.25/24 oz bottle
  • Pepto Bismol, 1.77/16 oz box
  • Q-Tips, .79/400 count pack
  • Razor blades, Gillette Trac II, 1.69/10 count pkg
  • Shampoo, Johnson & Johnson Baby, 1.29-11 oz bottle
  • Soap, Zest, .35/6 oz bar
  • Throat lozenges, Cepacol, .89/24 count box
  • Tissues, Scotties, .49/200 count box
  • Toilet tissue, Waldorf, .59/roll
  • Toothpaste, Crest, .99/7 oz tube

Real estate

Houses for sale
  • Denville, 3 bedrooms, colonial cape, 43,900.00
  • Randolph, 4 bedrooms, newer colonial, 84,900.00
  • Roxbury, 2 bedrooms, ranch, 35,000.00
Houses for rent
  • Morristown, 3 bedrooms, 500.00/month
  • Randolph, 3 bedrooms, 400.00/month
  • Roxbury, 4 rooms, 400.00/month
Apartments & rooms
  • Lake Hopatcong, 1 bedroom, 230.00/month
  • Arlington, 1 bedroom, garden apartment, 284.00/month
  • Parsippany, 3 rooms, 385.00/month

Recreation & amusements

  • AM/FM cassette recorder, Supremacy, 40.00-55.00/each
  • Ballet, NJ Ballet [Community Theater, Morristown, NJ], 3.50/ticket
  • Barbell set, 17.99-24.99/each
  • Cactus plant, .59/2.5" pot
  • Crayons, Crayola, .37-.52/24 count box
  • Dinner, Larison's Turkey Farm [Chester, NJ], full course, 5.95/weekdays
  • Movie ticket, Madison theater [Madison, NJ], 1.50/each
  • Playing cards, .19-.43/deck
  • Pool table, Cordova, 8' slate, 299.00-539.00/each
  • Sled, Gladding, metal & wood, 8.99/each
  • Superbowl buffet, The Auction, 7 ft TV screen, [Pine Brook, NJ], 5.95/person
  • Television, Sears, 19", color, 299.0/each
  • Tropical fish aquarium starter set, 21.99/each
  • Vacation, Walt Disney World, Orlando FL, 8 days/7 nights, including airfare, 233.00-377.00/person