Goldie Russell

Below is a comprehensive list of all the articles published in Catalog Success magazine in 2007. If you would like to view stories by issue date, click here. You can also use the Article Archive to search by keyword or topic. CATALOGER PROFILES Cover Stories Chinaberry: “Reinventing the Wheel” by Paul Miller, January After 5/Surf to Summit: “Kayaking and Cocktails” by Paul Miller, February Patagonia: “Shiny Happy People” by Matt Griffin, May Garnet Hill: “A Natural Issue” by Carolyn Heinze, June Fair Indigo: “Playing Fair” by Paul Miller, August The Nailco Group: “More Than Skin Deep” by Carolyn

© Profile of Success, Catalog Success magazine, April 2007 Interview by Matt Griffin Catalog Success: When was the A.G. Russell catalog established? Goldie Russell: The mail order company was started in 1964. He didn’t actually mail a catalog for a period of time. Mostly it was space ads. I don’t know when you printed the first catalog, but I imagine that wasn’t until the ‘70s. A.G. Russell: Actually it was the late ‘60s. As soon as I had enough names to start mailing. You’d have to define catalog. I don’t know how it was defined in the late ‘60s, but I was

Background: After his favorite whetstone was lost in a move from California to Arkansas in 1964, A.G. Russell struggled to find another stone like it in local hardware stores. He ended up ordering a number of the stones direct from the manufacturer. Assuming other knife enthusiasts would be interested in buying them, he sought to sell them via space ads in outdoor magazines. Soon he acquired a stock of knives and found himself in the mail order knife business, as well. Following nearly 25 years of ups and downs, Russell asked Goldie, his second wife and a former art teacher, to join the

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