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About Old Jokes is the one-stop-shop for lovers of classic and vintage practical jokes. We stock the finest joke shop classics from a wide range of today's manufacturers. From whoopee cushions and stink bombs, to dirty face soap and hand buzzers, we stock it all. We also have a wide range of original vintage jokes for collectors, including antique German pranks and the finest Ellisdons and BeePee props direct from the back pages of 1950s comic books. For those interested in the vibrant history of the joke and novelty world, we sell a line of books on the history of the joke industry and reproduction joke shop catalogues from the Golden Age of the practical joker.


Old Jokes is operated by me, Philip David Treece. I'm a bookseller and publisher by trade and I run the magic bookshop I also write about the history of magic, joke shops and the novelty industry. My blog,, has many articles on this world and the unusual people behind it. 

I hope you find something of interest here. If you'd like to be updated on news and special offers please sign up to the newsletter using the bar at the bottom of the page. If you have any questions you can contact me directly via the contact page.

All the best,


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