Sunday, June 22, 2008

1939 Sun Life of Canada Insurance Agent Ad

For this blog, I've been repeatedly asked to write about life insurance on eBay. There are only so many weird things to do with that topic on eBay, so finding oddities is like grasping for straws.

Usually, items found are either the free crap like branded coffee mugs and paper weights, or for ads, like this one here. The huge majority of print ads for sale have zero bids on them, with this being an exception.

What is it that makes this so special? It appears to be a clipping from a newspaper (slightly gray paper, page number in the top left hand corner), but something like this would be fairly rare, given its age. But who was it that held on to this for so long with the intention of punting it on eBay?

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