This is a vintage Smokey Bear collectible brown bookmark or name tag. Smokey's memorable catch phrase is "Only you can prevent wildfires." Created in 1944, the Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign is the longest-running public service advertising campaign in U.S. history.
Originally, this was an advertising piece that the USDA Forest Service gave kids and schools to remind them of the importance of preventing forest fires. Smokey is dressed in his familiar forest service hat and pants along with his named belt.
This makes a wonderful gift for anyone who collects vintage advertising ephemera or specifically Smokey Bear items. It also can be re-purposed as a vintage bookmark.
Purchase more than one Smokey Bear bookmark (or more than one paper item in the same order) and the rest ship for free (within the US).
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Please also see the section on "Refund Policy."
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