Money chain letter. Printed Send-a-Dime with add for an Al Jolson performance. US, 1935.   Image




10¢                                                           PROSPERITY CLUB                                                           10¢

                                                            HOPE-FAITH-CHARITY

       This chain was started in the hope of bringing you prosperity.

Within three days, make five copies of this letter, leaving off the


top name and address and adding your name and address at the bottom

of the list and mail to five of your friends to whom you wish pros-

perity to come.

           In omitting the top name, send that person ten cents (
10¢)

as a charity donations.

   In turn as your name leaves the top, if chain is not broken you

will receive 15,625 letters or $1,562.50

   Is this worth a Dime to you?

   Have the faith of your friend and this chain will not be broken.

   If you are unwilling to carry out this work, please return this

letter to the last person on the list so that the chain will not be

broken.


Name                              St.                           City

____________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________

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You Will Dance With Happiness When Your Dimes Roll In
  
                               AND  WE  RECOMMEND
                              
FOR A THRILLING GOOD TIME
                AL JOLSON AND RUBY KEELER
                              -   -   -   
IN   -    -   -
                        "GO INTO YOUR DANCE"
                AT THE KNICKERBOCKER THEATRE
                                                  Week of May 10th Thru 16th
            


                    

Professionally printed on 10.5" by 8.5" unlined paper. No envelope or names present. Present is 9" by 6.5" envelope, one side of which is a "cost ticket" from a print shop. The chain letter likely was in this envelope. It has folding into thirds lines. The printers envelope has a form for detailed costs printed on one side with some hand written annotations. Apparently 2,000 copies of this chain letter, with the ad for the Al Jolson performance at the bottom, were printed for the "Knickerbocker Theatre City" at the price of $7.00, received on 5/7/1935. This "Knickerbocker Theatre" likely in Holland, MI. See accompanying jpg of this invoice. Keystrokes preserved, sizing approximate in ad. Sic "donations" on line 9.  Image of chain letter.
The two items were sold as one lot on eBay by Pink Empire Wholesale. Entered by DWV, 1/7/2019.

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