Claw The Unconquered #5
It’s another random grab bag of mini ads!
The one that strikes me the most here is the one for live seahorses – they’ll send you two “freshly caught” mated pairs, with at least one pregnant. OK, I have two main thoughts on this:
- Sending live, pregnant seahorses through the mail seems like it would be prohibitively difficult/risky.
- Capturing seahorses from the wild and then sending them through the mail seems rather cruel… and seems like it should be illegal.
At least Sea Monkeys are in a type of suspended animation when they’re shipped, but live, conscious animals is a whole different story!
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Buying and selling money seems a bit redundant to me, but with prices like this, how could you say no? $11,750 for a silver dollar? Sign me up!
I’ve got a penny from 1911 sitting on my desk (that I just randomly got in change somewhere), so according to this ad, I could get up to $4,800 for it!
…But somehow I get the feeling that I would be very disappointed if I actually expected to get that much for it.
Coins! Coins!! COINS!!! This is our second installment from Centre Coin Company – in the 1972 installment, they’re only looking to buy coins, but in this one, the focus is on selling!
However, they do have quite an offer – fill the penny album they send you, and you’ll get $150! Makes me wonder just how rare some of those pennies are and how many kids (if any) actually cashed in on this deal.
Jungle Action #2
A penny that’s worth $10,000?! That’s amazing! I could possibly have one in my possession right now! If only I knew what year it was from… oh wait, it’s covered in the ad. I guess the only way to know is to buy their catalog!
I actually have a penny from 1911 on my desk (which I randomly got in change somewhere), so it looks like I’ve got $200 coming to me! Awesome!