|The picture shows a view of this 1935 Tailspin Tommy Newark Star Eagle Newspaper Comic Character Celluloid Pin Back Button. These numbered pinback buttons were used by newspapers for contests. If you matched a published number in the paper you would win a prize. This one was from the Newark Star-Eagle and pictures Tailspin Tommy in the cockpit of an airplane. The number is #E3778. There is a paper insert in the back with a union mark that reads as follows:|
KEEP AND WEAR THIS BUTTON
IT IS GOOD FOR DURATION OF CONTEST
WATCH FOR LUCKY NUMBERS ON COMIC PAGES
OF NEWARK STAR-EAGLE ONLY FOR VALUABLE PRIZES.
The pinback button measures 1'' wide. It is in excellent condition with a few tiny brown spots on the edge. One can be seen in the picture. Also, the paper insert has browned with age but it is still easily read.