The Pipe Tobacco Girls Like To Kiss
Wednesday Advertising Day.
Recently, I bought a whole lot of interesting comic strip ads from the late forties and early fifties. Among them were these four Frank Robbins ads for Bond Street pipe tobacco, which seem to have appeard once every four weeks. Intrigued by the numbering (these four are numbers 18 to 21), I tried to find others on NewspaperArchive. For the earlier ones I found that #18 was indeed Robbins' first. For the later ones I found one more in October and none in November or December, but the September 17th issue of the papers that were running this ad series are both absent. So it seems, that after six episodes the series was ended. It's odd one tier format must have made it hard to place for newspapers.