Luck chain letter.  Early "Luck By Mail" type. Aviation headers.  "The luck of the cards ..."   "I received it in the mail."   US, 1948.
Trans-Continental Western Airlines, International Division, Hangar 2, Tel. 2268
The luck of the cards has been sent you. It has now been around the world 4 times by an army officer.
The one who breaks it will have bad luck. Please copy this letter and see what happens in 4 days after receiving it.
Send this copy and 4 other copies to whom you wish good luck. Don't send any money. Don't keep this copy. It must leave 24 hours after receiving it.
Gen. Alex Brickman received $3,000 and lost it because he broke the chain.
You are to have good luck 4 days after receiving it. This is no joke. I received it in the mail.
                "Good Luck"

Published: The Mason City Globe-Gazette (Mason City, Iowa), March 24, 1948, p. 7. CHAIN LETTER NUISANCE.  "I regret to announce that the chain letter nuisance is back with us. The one before me is under the letter heading of"  [text]. "The letter has all the appearance of having been written by an imbecile and it takes an imbecile to fall for it.   Entered by DWV, Aug. 13, 2014.


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