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Joined: November 9th, 2006, 3:31 am

August 16th, 2016, 2:19 pm #1

Does anyone have a sample of the COLORED ADVENTURE BOOKLET that came inside ??



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Joined: September 3rd, 2009, 10:17 pm

August 16th, 2016, 4:32 pm #2

Marty - Next time you mock up a fake wrapper to drive us wrapper enthusiasts crazy, at least spell "GRAMS" right! It's a real beauty. Make me one. - Jack J.
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Joined: November 9th, 2006, 3:31 am

August 16th, 2016, 6:16 pm #3

Does anyone have a sample of the COLORED ADVENTURE BOOKLET that came inside ??



You did it again Jack..

I never saw the mis-spelling of the word GRAM...otherwise I would have told the Printer to change it !!

You also spotted the differences in the I SPY WRAPPER which was great as now I have two different ones - and I would have never looked without your Sherlock capabilities..

Still have not located your TERRIFIC Action Gum Wrapper in BLUE !!
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Joined: September 3rd, 2009, 10:17 pm

August 17th, 2016, 4:32 am #4

Does anyone have a sample of the COLORED ADVENTURE BOOKLET that came inside ??



Now all I need to find is a Do And Dare wrapper with GRAM spelled correctly and we'll have a variation. My comment about it being fake was clearly born of jealousy. That's one great and obscure wrapper. I have no clue about booklets of the same title or any by Walter Johnson. - Jack J.
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Joined: September 3rd, 2009, 10:17 pm

August 17th, 2016, 4:00 pm #5

Does anyone have a sample of the COLORED ADVENTURE BOOKLET that came inside ??



Ok, here's a guess on the "booklet" that came inside this wrapper.

The R28 Cartoon Adventures is a set of strip cards with cartoon characters as the subject. There are 8 Tailspin Tommys, 8 Tarzans, 8 Bronco Bills, and 24 Buck Rogers. Assuming the Buck Rogers cards are three strips of eight, that makes six strips of 8 cards. Each strip of 8 has a portrait card at the front. What if these perforated strips were accordioned into booklets and placed in this "Do and Dare" wrapper? The descriptive "Colored Adventure Book" would certainly apply. The cards are rare, as is this wrapper. This may have been a "test" for Walter Johnson before the company produced the Dick Tracy set. I think this is at least as likely as that there are Do and Dare booklets out there that the hobby has not found. -Jack J.

Just thought about the similarity with the Commando Rangers strip cards and the associated wrapper. Funny that the Commandos wrapper was produced by a candy company in Oak Park, Illinois, spitting distance from Chicago where the Walter H. Johnson company did business. -JJ
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Joined: November 8th, 2006, 2:37 am

August 17th, 2016, 4:15 pm #6

Does anyone have a sample of the COLORED ADVENTURE BOOKLET that came inside ??



Interesting idea Jack!

How about this one:

R25 Thrilling Stories. These are booklets. No-one has seen a wrapper. It is comic strip based (like the Dick Tracy cards). The wrapper and booklets go well together, as in "Thrilling Stories of Do and Dare". It would also explain why no wrapper has been seen for the one and no booklets for the other since the titles don't match. Plus there are other similarities in font, etc. Look at the backs. Both say "This is one of a series of":

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Joined: May 2nd, 2008, 4:35 am

August 17th, 2016, 5:18 pm #7

Does anyone have a sample of the COLORED ADVENTURE BOOKLET that came inside ??



2 good guesses...here in 2016...Non Sport unanswered questions remain.
Can't say that about most other hobbies.
Viva Non Sports!
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Joined: September 3rd, 2009, 10:17 pm

August 17th, 2016, 6:13 pm #8

Does anyone have a sample of the COLORED ADVENTURE BOOKLET that came inside ??



Todd - I like your guess better than mine, but the "This is one of a series of..." reason is a bit weak. Probably half the non-strip and 3/4 of the strip cards from the 1930's use those words on the back. -Jack J.
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Joined: November 8th, 2006, 2:37 am

August 17th, 2016, 6:57 pm #9

Does anyone have a sample of the COLORED ADVENTURE BOOKLET that came inside ??



Jack, granted a bit weak (that was why it was last). However, looking at the line is is very similar font, placement, etc. and it is present on both cards. I'm sure there are quite a few 30's cards that DON'T say that as well.
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Joined: March 2nd, 2016, 11:21 am

August 17th, 2016, 7:12 pm #10

Does anyone have a sample of the COLORED ADVENTURE BOOKLET that came inside ??



Looks like a Tom Mix and Tony spin off. Probably same size.
They're out there waiting for us.
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