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JIMMIE ALLEN FLYING CADET SELF HELP PIN 1930's

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  • Closed: Wed 19 Jan 2011, 1:43 pm
Listing #: 346717190
Vintage pin 5 x 1.3 cms.

From information by Wikipedia:
The Jimmie Allen program was first broadcast February 23, 1933. Robertson is Jimmie's mentor. He does all the flying and continually teaches Allen a trick or two that he learned in World War I. After an exciting aerial dogfight near the end of the story, Robertson reveals that the FBI has made him a G-Man. In subsequent episodes of the series, Jimmie expresses interest in becoming a pilot and enrolls in flying school. Numerous exciting adventures follow, full of danger and mystery.
Soon after the first broadcast, seven more radio stations were added to the Jimmie Allen show's roster, and Skelly Oil found itself involved in one of the great promotions of early radio. A Jimmie Allen Flying Club was created: all a kid had to do was apply at any Skelly station. Applicants received many radio premiums, highly treasured today --- A SET OF WINGS, a membership emblem and a "personal letter" from Jimmie Allen. Other giveaways included a Jimmie Allen picture puzzle (a Skelly truck refueling a light airplane), a "secret service whistle" and a Jimmie Allen album..
Throughout the 1930s, interest was high. The serial was adapted to film with The Sky Parade (1936), a Paramount feature about the post-war adventures of WWI pilots. The film featured some of the cast from the radio show playing different parts.
The popularity began to wane in 1937 when it was dropped by Skelly Oil. Repeats of the "Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen" continued to air on radio stations across the country and in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand until 1943.

Self help Co-op Ltd operated in NZ in the 1930's & 1940's. It was the first type of grocery stores/mini markets where customers helped themselves rather than being served.

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  • Seller location: Kerikeri, Northland, NZ

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Closes: Wed 19 Jan, 1:43 pm. 2011