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  • Among my souvenirs #180 (Studebakers paper weight 1936-38)

    These are fairly scarce. A quality paper weight. Received my first one from Carlton Shamo who was the long time editor of The Studebaker Spotlight employee magazine back in the mid 1970s. At the time I did not know the vintage. Later found it in the promo material from 1936-38. Hard to believe they originally sold for .25c in lots of 25! Any others out there?

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    Richard Quinn
    Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

  • #2
    I'll take 4 for a dollar.
    101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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    • #3
      Dick,
      No, I dont have one nor have I seen one but thanks for the posting.

      \"QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER\"
      MELBOURNE.

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      • #4
        Cool. Me want.
        The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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        • #5
          Thanks for sharing.
          sigpic

          Home of the Fried Green Tomato

          "IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "

          1960 Champ , 1966 Daytona , 1965 Daytona Wagonaire

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          • #6
            I had one. Ended up trading it for some even rarer collectibles.
            Chris Dresbach

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel View Post
              Hard to believe they originally sold for .25c in lots of 25! Any others out there?
              I assume that the promotional material has the pricing correct. At 25 cents or $0.25 or 25c, it was an expense in 1936 when the average working man was making $15-$18 per 50 hour week (top of my head guess - someone else can research it). Now, that would be like $13.60 each for someone making $800 per week.
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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              • #8
                Originally posted by studegary View Post
                I assume that the promotional material has the pricing correct. At 25 cents or $0.25 or 25c, it was an expense in 1936 when the average working man was making $15-$18 per 50 hour week (top of my head guess - someone else can research it). Now, that would be like $13.60 each for someone making $800 per week.
                I would definitely trade 5 rolls of Life Savers for one! Ads of the day showed they were 5c a roll.

                Craig

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                • #9
                  (I have to stop speed reading the forum..)

                  I read the header thinking this was a 180 pound paperweight....
                  Thinking "Man-o-man.... Must be windy in that office"
                  HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                  Jeff


                  Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                  Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                  • #10
                    Mr. Artie Que:

                    Yes, l have one! Got it last summer at the Crossroads Zone meet in Dundee, MI. I'm pleased to know that it was a Studebaker-issued item. Thot it was just a piece put together by a 'handy' factory employee!
                    Roger Hill


                    60 Lark Vlll, hardtop, black/red, Power Kit, 3 spd. - "Juliette"
                    61 Champ Deluxe, 6, black/red, o/d, long box. - "Jeri"
                    Junior Wagon - "Junior"

                    "In the end, dear undertaker,
                    Ride me in a Studebaker"

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