Posts Tagged ‘radio premiums’

1938 CHARLIE CHAN Radio Premiums from the Van Camp Company

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

In 1938 the CHARLIE CHAN radio show offered at least three paper related premiums from it’s sponsor, the STOKELY / VAN CAMP Company, (makers of ketchup and other condiments.) These are so rare that you won’t find them in price guides.

All of the Charlie Chan pictures on the following premiums have a distinct resemblance to Warner Oland!

A (1.5 x 2”) FULL COLOR sticker on a grocery brokers envelope, the sticker reads, “Van Camp’s presents Charlie Chan On The Air, Free Magician Tricks.” The sticker has a beautiful painted portrait of Charlie Chan. The envelope is postmarked, “Peoria, Ill. Feb 2, 1938.” (more…)

Welcome to the Radio Premium Exchange

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

This site is aimed specifically at collectors of premiums from vintage radio and early TV shows. Radio shows such as Captain Midnight, Jack Armstrong, the Lone Ranger, Sky King, Dick Tracy, Radio Orphan Annie, Green Hornet, Superman, Tarzan, Tom Mix and many others offered premiums via the airways to their young listeners. Many of the above shows continued to offer premiums after the switchover to television while picking up a few new shows offering items along the way: Space Patrol, Howdy Doody, Captain Video, etc. Premium collecting extends into items offered through the comic books, pulp magazines, gas stations, cereal boxes, movie serials, candy wrappers, Dixie lids, etc. of the period. This is what makes premium collecting so exciting- the more obscure the premium, the more it’s sought after. (more…)