Exchange chain letter. Fishing plugs (lures).  Six copies within three days.  Six names. "The Fisherman's Club."  US, 1954.

Dear Fisherman:
Select one plug of your choice and send it to the first name at the top of the list with your name and address on the package. Then write six copies (6) of this letter, cutting off the top name and adding your name to the bottom, within three days of receipt of this letter.

Your name will come up next time and you will receive thirty-six (36) fishing plugs. To catch any fish these days a fisherman needs 36 plugs.
It will be interesting to see the selection you will receive and all of this is legal since there is no money involved.

Please do not break this chain as others are depending on you.

The Fisherman's Club

Published: The Mason City Globe-Gazette (Mason City, Iowa), Feb. 18, 1954, p. 21.
"Postmaster Henry C Pendergraft Thursday warned against an outbreak of chain letters and postal cards in the Mason City area involving golf balls, fish baits, tea towels and picture post cards.
According to postal laws and regulations, says Pendergraft, any chain postal card or letter involving money or property of a substantial value is considered to be a lottery and is unmailable under federal law.
Any item of merchandise is considered to be 'property of a substantial value.'
The chain letter plays upon the receiver's acquisitiveness and sense of obligation. An example is one signed 'The Fisherman's Club.' It reads:"   [text]

Entered by DWV, Aug. 28, 2014 in Lompoc, CA.


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