The holidays are coming so I thought I’d send this in. Who can forget the scene in “A Christmas Story” where Ralphie is delighted to find his Little Orphan Annie decoder pin in the mail. Then, he ends up defeated when he finds out the “secret message” is really an ad for Ovaltine. “A Crummy Commercial!??!”
My dad got me this set for X-mas last year, since he knows I love that movie. This one is from 1935, I hear they issued different ones every year. My dad actually has a couple of Captain Midnight Ovaltine decoder pins from when he was a kid, too… I’ll have to dig those up and see if I can photo them.
These are in surprisingly good shape for being as old as they are, but I’m pretty sure they’re original. S.S. is for “Secret Society.” I want to write secret messages, but who would decode them? =)