After publishing the post "Contemplating Skunks," I got curious the alleged popularity of skunk fur coats. A little research discovered these two ads. The first, undated, is for the New York department store B. Altman & Co., where a skunk greatcoat from the Altman Fur Salon cost $395.
The second appeared in the New York Daily News in August 1941, advertising a fur sale at Russeks, once located on the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and Thirty-sixth Street, where a skunk fur coat could be had for a mere $170.
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