23: Blackstone's Own Magic Trick Bubble Gum
Blackstone, Harry. Blackstone's Own Magic Trick Bubble Gum. Havertown, Pennsylvania, ca. 1950. A complete set of wrappers, instructions, and apparatus for 24 pocket tricks endorsed by Blackstone, Sr. In original three-color display box bearing Blackstone's picture, and measuring 8 x 4 x 1 ½". Box worn and tattered at extremities but complete, contents in generally good condition. Scarce. Harry Blackstone, Sr. lent his image and name to advertising to a wide range of products, from white bread and washing machines, to comic books and bubble gum. Complete sets of his bubble gum tricks are virtually unknown. Many of Blackstone's product-related promotions are chronicled in Robert Lund's monograph, And Now a Word from Our Sponsor.