Thursday, December 8, 2016

30. 1955 Armour Coin Ad found

 


My EBay search on Armour coins this week turned up a 1955 Armour ad for their 1955 coin promotion. It is shown below. I confirms a lot of things about the 1955 set and offers some humerous comments about the coins and how Armour was trying to get kids to collect them.
 
 
It may be a little hard to read so I will repeat some of the content.
 
"Made of genuine plastic" (remember this was the early days of plastics in consumer products)
 
 "...the size of a silver dollar"
 
 "24 different coins" no surprises here, obviously no variations are listed cause back then this was not being done on purpose like it was in the 1980s.
 
" six different colors including "deep red, dark blue, light blue, bright yellow, orange and green"
So this would be our common 6 or red orange, yellow, navy, aqua and pale green. Why all the other colors came up is still a mystery.
 
- "Don't miss out on this chance to own and trade these picture-coins" that's a unique description !
 
- "These aren't flimsy cards. They are big, solid lasting coins"
 
- "They don't tear or wrinkle"
 
- "...jingle them in your pocket (That's where the edge chips came from - damn you Armour advertising man), use them as play money or paste the complete set on a board and hang them on your wall" (Oh God please don't ! )
 
- "Offer to go to the store for mom today and bring home a pack of Armour franks" (Yes they really said to do this ...Maybe Soupy Sales was their ad man !...only old timers will understand that reference...look it up on google)
 
Any of you actually remember this ad ?...I was only 6 and don't recall to much that far back.....
 
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 For those of you following the selling prices on rare color coins, A black Mantle correct in PSA 9 just went for over $2800. One of the two black coins I need, but too rich for my blood...
 
 
 
 

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