Saturday, September 7, 2013

Letterheadings with Jim Jordan: Creek Chub Bait Company (1945)

It is surprising how tough most early Creek Chub Bait Company paper is to find. Early letterhead and billheads from the company rarely turn up. This weeks feature is a 1945 Garrett, IND. postmarked Creek Chub Bait Co. envelope. It shows a nice illustration of Creek Chub's signature bait "The famous Pikie Minnow" complete with dual line ties and hand painted gills. I have seen this style envelope with postmarks as early as 1937 and as late as 1952. With all the business this company did, a lot more of these should turn up. I only see one or two of these a year come up for sale.

Best regards,
Jim Jordan

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