A GET-RICH-QUICK SCHEME THAT “IS HONORABLE, SQUARE, AND LEGITIMATE, AND ENTIRELY FREE FROM HUMBUGGERY AND CLAP-TRAP OF EVERY DESCRIPTION”; Advertising packet offering secret recipes for Magic Cold Water Pens, Artificial Honey, Magic Ointment (for horse or man), Arabian Horse Tamer Secrets, and more. H. G. Fay.
A GET-RICH-QUICK SCHEME THAT “IS HONORABLE, SQUARE, AND LEGITIMATE, AND ENTIRELY FREE FROM HUMBUGGERY AND CLAP-TRAP OF EVERY DESCRIPTION”; Advertising packet offering secret recipes for Magic Cold Water Pens, Artificial Honey, Magic Ointment (for horse or man), Arabian Horse Tamer Secrets, and more
A GET-RICH-QUICK SCHEME THAT “IS HONORABLE, SQUARE, AND LEGITIMATE, AND ENTIRELY FREE FROM HUMBUGGERY AND CLAP-TRAP OF EVERY DESCRIPTION”; Advertising packet offering secret recipes for Magic Cold Water Pens, Artificial Honey, Magic Ointment (for horse or man), Arabian Horse Tamer Secrets, and more

A GET-RICH-QUICK SCHEME THAT “IS HONORABLE, SQUARE, AND LEGITIMATE, AND ENTIRELY FREE FROM HUMBUGGERY AND CLAP-TRAP OF EVERY DESCRIPTION”; Advertising packet offering secret recipes for Magic Cold Water Pens, Artificial Honey, Magic Ointment (for horse or man), Arabian Horse Tamer Secrets, and more

Burlington, Vermont: H. G. Fay, circa 1881-1882. Envelope or Cover. This grouping includes a large (10” x 14”) double-sided broadsheet, a form letter, and the original promotional mailing envelope.  The envelope is franked with a grey-blue 1-cent stamp (Scott #206) that was sold between 1881-1882. It was canceled with a cork handstamp carved into the shape of the letter “L”.  There is a small ink-stain to one corner of the envelope.  Everything in in nice shape.

Fay has tailored his get-rich scheme to appeal to “the Working Class”  inviting “attention to its chief characteristic qualities, viz. Pleasant, Profitable, Permanent, and Lucrative” without having to

“toil hard for ten hours per day in workshops, stores, mills, on farms, etc., for the paltry sum of one to two dollars perday.”  Instead for only $1 a working man can purchase a copy of Fay’s Recipes and Secrets; or the Manufacturer’s Guide, which will allow him to “engage in a light profitable business [just like] the great self-made men [who] have made their mark in the work, and accumulated PRINCELY FORTUNES. . . .  What’s the need of . . . being under the control of some exacting employer, who knows and cares as little for your success in life as . . . the stump of the cigar which he smoked on yesterday. . ..”

The Guide, the materials promise, will contain a vast array of secrets and recipes for services and products Fay paid up to $500 to obtain including:

Magic Cold Water Pens,

Barber’s Star Hair Oil,

French Furniture Polish,

Sticky Fly Paper,

Florida Water, Bay rum,

Ottawa Beer,

Cider without Apples

Champagne Cider,

Fire on Water,

Ink for Secret Correspondence ,

the Hunter’s and Trapper’s Secret for catching mink, muskrats, beaver and other fur animals,

The Arabian Horse Tamer’s Secret, and

Many more.

. Very good. Item #009657

Price: $100.00

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