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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Our 2017 Catalog

Side view of Colonel Littleton's Face with the cover of the 2017 Catalog and the words 25th Edition

This holiday season marks our catalog’s 25th edition. Actually, we’ve been in business 30 years; however in our first few years we didn’t have the products or the resources to produce a catalog. Over the years, just about everything has changed from the size, printing, binding, product selection, etc. We work hard to produce this annual catalog and hope you enjoy receiving it.  Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about our latest catalog.  (Be sure to read all the way to number one.)

10. Our 2017 catalog cover features a photo of our handmade leather and American alligator cover mock up. This cover was created using our steerhide leather; heat stamped with our logo and catalog information, our brass plate and three pieces of American alligator hide.

The 2017 Colonel Littleton Catalog cover, made of a saddletan hide stamped with the logo and trimmed with alligator along the spine and in two corner.

9. Everything but the printing is done in-house at our offices in Lynnville, Tennessee…design, copy, photography, layout, product development and proofing.

8. The oldest picture in the catalog is of the Cologne.

A bottle of Colonel Littleton cologne on a wooden table next to the hilt of an antique saber.

7. Look on Page 15. The leather bag behind our No. 1 Saddlebag Briefcase, which was Colonel’s inspiration, is an original U.S. Cavalry Saddlebag from the 1850s.

Close cropped image of the top left corner of a saddlebag briefcase with an antique saddlebag in the background         Civil war era antique saddlebag hanging over an antique travel trunk

6. Colonel’s 1951 Willy’s Jeep which he personally restored from the ground up (except for the paint) is one of our favorite props. On Page 11 and Page 19, the Possibles Bags and the No. 37 Satchel are photographed in the front seat.

1951 restored Willy's Jeep, khaki-colored, with an orange and while Tennessee-shaped license plate on the front

Wheel and dash of a 1951 Willy's Jeep with Possibles Bags resting on the seat         No. 37 Satchel resting on the seat of a 1951 Willy's Jeep.

5. Page 23, “Honey Pup” is the local town dog and sidewalk greeter. She’s a very friendly Corgi.

A corgi sitting on the ground on a leash next to a girl wearing cowboy boots

4. Page 41-42, Colonel is shown upstairs in the Giles County Courthouse. Those are the original seats put in when the building was built in 1908. Each original seat features a hat rack underneath, because at that time men were not properly dressed without their hats.

Colonel sitting in the upper balcony of a darkened courtroom in the Pulaski Courthouse         Colonel Littleton hats resting in hat racks attached to the underside of antique theatre seats original to the Pulaski Courthouse court room

3. USA flags in each product copy are reminders that our products are made in the United States of America.

2. Page 52 is an old geographical map of Giles County, Tennessee borrowed from our county courthouse archives.  You can see Lynnville marked at the top.

Old geographical map of Giles County in Tennessee, cropped in to Lynnville

. . . And, last but not least . . .

 1. The “Colonel Man” cartoon is hidden 13 times throughout the catalog. Can you find them? You could win a $1,000 Col. Littleton Gift Certificate.

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