1933 Auto Show GILMORE Circus Award Pinback

1933 Auto Show GILMORE Circus Award Pinback

In the 1930s, Gilmore Oil sponsored a radio program called the 'Gilmore Circus Radio Program'. Each week verses were added to the "Blu-Green Longest Song in the World" contest. The 3 winning verses were chosen from entries sent in by the listeners. The winners would receive $5 in Gilmore Oil product coupons. In 1933, the Gilmore Circus went on the road, and was present at the Seattle, Portland and San Francisco Auto Shows, among others. This pinback is presumably from one of those shows. There is one thing to note: I purchased this pin many years ago as an original. However, there were some early reproductions made of these pinbacks that were made very well. These can be difficult to tell from the original. While I whole-heartedly believe this is an original, I cannot 100% categorically state that it is. 2 pics were taken without flash to highlight the detail, and 1 pic was taken with flash to highlight the gold colored luster. The pin is almost the exact size of a nickel. Please check out the pics, as they are part of the description, and ask any questions that you may have. Thanks for looking!
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