How Can You Find a Copy of a Catalog You Lost?


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To replace a copy of a lost catalog, order a new one from the company that issued it or from a catalog website such as Catalogs.com or OnlineCatalogs.com. For older versions of a catalog, posting on a forum for enthusiasts of the catalog's subject may turn up someone willing to pass on his copy. Online auction sites sometimes offer copies of vintage and antique catalogs. Used booksellers and antiques dealers are usually willing to search for copies of such catalogs.

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Catalog-based retailers such as Ballard Designs have a page on their website for ordering a catalog. Lego offers the three most recent editions of its catalog on its website.

Catalogs.com and OnlineCatalogs.com offer hundreds of catalogs by topic, including clothes, housewares, hobby supplies, gifts and health products. Many of these have order forms for print copies, though some are only viewable online.

AuctionCatalog.com specializes in current and past catalogs of auction houses and exhibitions.

Online auction sites such as eBay.com and eBid.com have an eclectic assortment of catalogs. Although it may be difficult to find a catalog from a specific year or season on an auction site, a seller of catalogs up for bid may have others in stock or may be able to acquire a specific issue.

While there may be a cost to order some catalogs, many companies credit the amount towards the customer's first purchase.

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