comic pinbacks
November 16, 2005 3:22 PM   Subscribe

comic pinbacks : a free reference and research guide for vintage comic pinbacks from the 1890s to the 1950s.
posted by crunchland (9 comments total)
Neat! And, thanks.
posted by interrobang at 3:49 PM on November 16, 2005

I object strongly to posts that don't give me thirty or forty links to hours and hours worth of reading, giving me enough research to write a thesis. So here goes:

That's your.....whole post?
posted by longsleeves at 5:15 PM on November 16, 2005

read it and weep, wiseguy.
posted by crunchland at 5:34 PM on November 16, 2005

Heh, well I like it, peculiarly evocative of the times. Lileks-ish even.
posted by scheptech at 6:30 PM on November 16, 2005

I like this. How were pinbacks distributed, did you have to pay for them? Searching gets overwhelmed by some indie rock band.
posted by tellurian at 6:52 PM on November 16, 2005

Your search was probably overwhelmed by the band results because I suspect you searched for 'pinback' as opposed to 'pinbacks'. I tried adding the all-important 's' and got a lot of relevant results.
posted by wannalol at 8:20 PM on November 16, 2005

Ah! thanks wannalol.
posted by tellurian at 8:23 PM on November 16, 2005

I recently inherited my father's collection of Pep pins from the 40's, still attached to the same old leather notebook he had put them in back then. Besides my wife and dog, it's the one thing I'd take if the house was burning. Thanks for the post.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 4:12 PM on November 17, 2005

I was puzzled by what the numbers on the some of the newspaper buttons... from the little research I did, I'm pretty sure they're like lottery numbers, and the newspaper would print a random number, and the person with that button number would win a prize.
posted by crunchland at 4:20 PM on November 17, 2005

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