I found these ads two weeks apart in January 1949. It was always exciting to send away for these things although, like Ralphie found in A Christmas Story, they were often a bit disappointing in reality. The Disney comics would be pretty basic, I think, but the Super Jet Plane Ring probably didn’t perform as advertised! Next week, the Thursday File will look at a few items for the lady of the house to send away for.
Researched & written by Kathryn Auger