Tag Archives: 1967

Fat Sacks of CASH

Apparently,  some time around the middle of the twentieth century this fellow was making FAT SACKS OF CASH selling America’s Greatest Family Newspaper GRIT. At least that was the potential promise to young entrepreneurs willing to sell this weekly publication … Continue reading

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Too Good to be True

Even the grade school boys at which this ad was squarely aimed knew this was too good to be true.

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Horribly Realistic!

There was a long period in comics where you could always count on ads featuring either fake vomit or artificial dog droppings. I always wondered where this sort of stuff was made. Was it a factory that specialized in novelty … Continue reading

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…But I am also a client!

$2.50 for a life-like head of either blond or brunette hair?! There’s no way Sy Sperling could beat this!!!

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I’ll Never Ask For Anything Ever Again As Long As I Live!

There were tons of ads in comics aimed squarely at boys, but none sent them into paroxysms of mad delirium as much as an ad for a MINI-BIKE! Owning and riding a mini-bike was the subject of many a school … Continue reading

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Amazing Powers of Penetration

IMAGINE – a genuine spy pen enabling you to see through walls with its amazing powers of penetration. According to the advertising copy, it was developed by the German secret service during World War II although it didn’t gain them … Continue reading

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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

He’s so tiny and ADORABLE! Look! He fits in the palm of your hand! He probably doesn’t eat much. How much trouble could a squirrel monkey be?

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