OG SON OF FIRE POSTER : THE LIBBY ADVENTURE MAP. Irving Crump.
OG SON OF FIRE POSTER : THE LIBBY ADVENTURE MAP
OG SON OF FIRE POSTER : THE LIBBY ADVENTURE MAP
OG SON OF FIRE POSTER : THE LIBBY ADVENTURE MAP

OG SON OF FIRE POSTER : THE LIBBY ADVENTURE MAP

Chicago, IL: Libby, McNeill & Libby, 1935. Map. 19 3/4" x 15" poster, folded. In original mailing envelope, postmarked Chicago with a .01 stamp, but with no return address from Libby, McNeill. Issued by the powdered milk concern Libby, McNeill & Libby in exchange for saved-up labels. Six lead figurines (Nada, Ru, Rex The Stalking Death, Bigtooth, etc.) were manufactured by the makers of Lincoln Logs, and available to listeners of the radio show, to follow along with radio adventures. Near Fine. Item #75387

Og, Son of Fire was originally conceived in 1921 by Irving Crump, and stories featuring Og appeared in Boy's Life Magazine. At a certain point a thrice-weekly radio show featuring Og and his friends Nada, Bigtooth and Ru. In Crump’s original story in 1921, Og was a very primitive being, just a boy, described as hairy, short in stature with massive sloping shoulders, large hands, short legs and very long, strong arms, a massive jaw with short, strong teeth, a heavily muscled neck, wide-set eyes beneath a shaggy brow and a broad high forehead which was unusual for his race. ... Irving Crump steadily improved Og’s motor skills and cognitive abilities as well as his vocabulary. ("The Evolution of Og, Son of Fire" by Doug Hopkinson).

"The prize of all radio premium maps in original, mint condition: the Adventure Map from OG, Son of Fire ($1,100). In 1935, a silver coin and proof of purchase from Libby's Evaporated Milk could bring a radio listener even closer to the Unknown Land of Dragons and Red Beards, and Rex the Stalking Death!" (from a 1996 Antique Traders Weekly issue).

Price: $350.00

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