Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gag Cards















"You'll be amazed at the fun you have... particularly when the card is close to the truth."

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Look Kids! Big Powerful Magic Magnifier

How do you win this and other cool premiums? By selling tubes of salve (see fine print in the coupon).

























Monday, August 29, 2011

Chaparral 2F Plus 2

Probably the only time you've seen Chaparral and Alfa Romeo sports cars shown next to an El Camino.




























Sunday, August 28, 2011

Just Pick the Kind of Body You Want

"Why Be Half a Man?"



























Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lee Rider in the "Brand Rustlers"

Using brands to brand brands.




























Friday, August 26, 2011

The Key to Power for Self Defense

Defend yourself with karate, judo, ju-jitsu, boxing, wrestling and... hypnotism?























Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Imposters

Transforming car from Aurora, long before the Transformer toys.




























Pirates of the Caribbean

Thirty plus years before the movies came out, Disney capitalized on the ride's popularity with these movable models.













Sea Monkeys

The inset shows them as fairly large creatures instead on the tiny shrimp you would actually get.














Super Bodybuilding Course

One of the phethora of muscle-building ads aimed at prepubescent boys. No celebrity endorsement typical of the industry, though.




























The Day Bill Told Off His Boss

Predated the song "Take This Job and Shove It" by Johnny Paycheck.



























3 Way Hurricane Lantern

A green lantern?




























100 Toy Soldiers $1.25

The footlocker is a clever package design, even if it is cardboard.



























250 Magic Tricks Revealed

From the collection of the fictitious "Art the Magician"














Draw Instantly

Trace instantly, more accurately.

























40 Foreign and American Cars

"Three-dimensional, unbreakable models"













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