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Offline larrytalbot

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Re: Old Comic Book Ads! Did anyone ever purchase anything advertised?
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2019, 10:14:47 PM »
... From the Cap Marvel Club

Digital Comic Museum

Re: Old Comic Book Ads! Did anyone ever purchase anything advertised?
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Re: Old Comic Book Ads! Did anyone ever purchase anything advertised?
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2019, 10:24:37 PM »
Tried to attach multiple items on my previous scan, but only one appeared in the upload. Will try again here.

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Re: Old Comic Book Ads! Did anyone ever purchase anything advertised?
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2019, 10:33:02 PM »
Success! A couple more from Cap Marvel. Look to this site for more ads & premiums from Fawcett.

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Re: Old Comic Book Ads! Did anyone ever purchase anything advertised?
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2019, 02:56:16 AM »
... more from Fawcett

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Re: Old Comic Book Ads! Did anyone ever purchase anything advertised?
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2019, 02:59:27 AM »
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Re: Old Comic Book Ads! Did anyone ever purchase anything advertised?
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2019, 09:17:21 AM »
Thanks guys!

And here's the Ghost Rider mask you could have bought for $1 from an ad in Tim Holt #26 (October-November 1951).

And a sample of the real thing on the wall of a comic shop.  Picture found online.

-Yoc

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Re: Old Comic Book Ads! Did anyone ever purchase anything advertised?
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2019, 01:08:50 AM »
More Fawcett premiums...

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Re: Old Comic Book Ads! Did anyone ever purchase anything advertised?
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2019, 08:33:43 PM »
I did buy those x-ray specs way back as a kid, had fun wearing them at school.
Funny, the teacher made me take them off, like they were real!

Also bought the submarine they advertised some years later, I was very surprised when it came in the mail and was a flat package.

Turned out to look NOTHING like the picture, of course, and was all cardboard.

I remember even further back an ad for Thor's hammer, I always wished I could get that!!
Fun memories!
Al

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Re: Old Comic Book Ads! Did anyone ever purchase anything advertised?
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2019, 09:28:36 PM »
More 1940s Fawcett ads. I bought the flying Cap Marvel back then. Also, all the decals - which I transferred to the walls & furniture in my room. It was neat to be surrounded by my comic book friends. Not to mention the wonder of the decal-transfer process for a 6-7 year old!

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Re: Old Comic Book Ads! Did anyone ever purchase anything advertised?
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2019, 09:33:11 PM »
Nice Captain Marvel watch, but out of price range for most kids in my neighborhood. That price would have bought 60 comics back then.

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Re: Old Comic Book Ads! Did anyone ever purchase anything advertised?
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2019, 07:13:07 PM »
I remember having some of these pins as a kid.  Don't know if I bought them from Fawcett or not, or how much they cost. I may have got them by trading with friends for comics. I definitely bought the punch-out book, as the price (10 cents) was affordable.

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Re: Old Comic Book Ads! Did anyone ever purchase anything advertised?
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2019, 09:50:36 PM »
Pages of the Flying Marvels punch-out book from 1945.

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Re: Old Comic Book Ads! Did anyone ever purchase anything advertised?
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2019, 01:15:05 AM »
Final Fawcett premiums from my collection: Marvel Bunny & Spy Smasher.

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Re: Old Comic Book Ads! Did anyone ever purchase anything advertised?
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2019, 08:24:17 AM »
Nice button.  Never seen that one before.  :)

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Re: Old Comic Book Ads! Did anyone ever purchase anything advertised?
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2019, 03:06:19 PM »
The only Fawcett item along these lines that I have, and one of only two items along these lines I have from the golden age or thereabouts: