In December 2019, after 105 years in business, the Johnson Smith Company closed its doors. Johnson Smith ads were there on historic issues like Detective #27, and Action #1, and in the early 70s were starting a renewed comic book campaign. I discovered the company as a child and I remember buying their "Horror Record", which I thought was just as great as any Power Records offering. I remember buying the Secret Pen Radio, which was a tiny crystal radio housed inside a large pen casing, and in 4th grade, my desk was next to a radiator and I remember bringing it to school and clipping the antenna to the radiator and listening to AM stations. Of course I also got all the typical items, like fake vomit, a joy buzzer, whoopee cushion, and the item simply known as "Oops", with the description "Bad shot... somebody missed" next to a drawing of a toilet with a dark object on the seat. I remember that for at least two birthdays in a row, most if not all my presents were from Johnson Smith. I loved getting the latest Johnson Smith catalogs in the mail... it even rivaled Heroes World catalogs. Although I stopped ordering regularly from them as I got into my 20s, I still requested and received catalogs til the end. Back in the day I bought and still have a couple reproduction catalogs from the 1920s, and kept a few of my own catalogs from my childhood. I also have the final catalog mailed out late in 2019. Goodbye Johnson Smith Company. You will be missed.