Pyramid scheme - "The Guaranteed Prosperity Club." Six
names, one dollar ante. With letter (link below). US, 1935.
IN GOD WE TRUST
NOT EACH OTHER
The person that gave me this air mail
letter also gave me a properly
addressed and stamped envelope and in
his presence I mailed ONE
DOLLAR to the top name on this list.
I then placed my own name and
address on the bottom of the list and
made five copies, this being
one. If you accept this Air Mail
letter you will do as I have done,
and make five copies and dispose of them
in like manner.
You will promise to place your list of
names on the bottom of the
page in proper order and not reveal the
identity thereof except as
they are revealed to you. You will
furnish each person to whom you
give a copy , a stamped envelope addressed
to the next person in
line. In your presence he will
place a dollar bill in the envelop
and together you will mail it.
THE PERSON TO WHOM YOU MAIL THIS DONATION IS
NO LONGER ON YOUR LIST.
Your strict observance of these rules
is your guarantee of no break
in the chain.
THE TOP NAME
ON THIS LIST IS NOW
2810 - 16th Ave. So. Seattle, Wash.
2110 - 31st Ave. So. Seattle,
540 Central Bldg. Seattle,
609 Vance Bldg.
Lillian Levinson 1404
Margaret R. Kennedy
540 Central Bldg.
THIS IS AN AIR MAIL CHAIN. KEEP
IT GOING BY AIR MAIl WHENEVER A
LETTER GOES OUT OF THE CITY.
Typed letter, keystrokes
preserved above. Accompanied by five carbon copies of the letter plus and
explanatory letter dated May 10, 1935 in Seattle and signed by Earnest Falk
(the third name in the above list) - see ie1935-05_pyramid_guaranteed.
All contained in an envelope postmarked May 10, 1935 in Seattle and addressed
to Mr. Geo. M. Martin, Harrah, Wash. (return address E. Falk, 540 Central
Bldg., Seattle, Wash.) Ebay lot purchased by DWV and entered on 10/4/08.
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