Edited to include the image on the top left: Tan Lucy Pez found a link about 666 products. You can find it in the comment section and I recommend that you read it because it is funny. Thanks, Tan Lucy!!
Ephemera refers to paper items, and among the ones I collect are old paper fans, old postcards and matchbook covers. Over the next several weeks, I will be showing my collections. Some other things I collect are frogs, wooden carvings of people, old tin spice and medicine containers and I have a little paper money and coin from other countries. My collecting has slowed down considerably over the last year, as I am reaching a point where I need to pare down - not add!
The fan above was one I HAD to have as soon as I saw it, because my daughter was pregnant with twins at the time, plus I like its sunny, bright color. It advertises a product called "666", which as the reverse proclaims, is good to fight malaria, headaches, neuralgia, minor burns, cuts, sores, and colds and is also good as a laxative and tonic. I wonder what the alcohol content of this one was!
I cannot imagine that "666" was a big seller - given the Biblical connotations of those numbers. Unfortunately, there is no date on this fan, but since 666 predates my time, I am assuming it was from the 30's. Hoss, if you or anyone else from that era remembers this one, I'd appreciate some info.