Friday, September 12, 2008

Making a Splash

Topps established their reputation after the end of World War Two with a barrage of publicity stunts and multi-media promotions. Here's an early example, from the collection of Jeff Shepherd, who has a real good handle on the confectionary side of things at Topps.
Good to know there were no injuries!

Topps also got their name in front of different audiences, here's one from a printer's trade journal (Jeff's too I think).

Just to show I'm not a vulture, here's a Topps postmark printed March of 1949 from my collection, which reminds me of nothing less than a Jules Feiffer cartoon!

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