Jeff Owens wrote:
During the early 1950's there were a number of promotional
gave away supposed real deeds for one square inch of land. They were on
the order of green stamps, if you are old enough to remember them
also. You could collect them, and actually acquire enough to trade in for
a contiguous parcel. The land was desert in Arizona or wilds of
Alaska. I wonder if any was actually acquired and developed. One of
these 'deeds' would, at worst, be a collectors item today.
I would have said that these promotions were in the '60s 7 &even very early
'70s, but that may be just "it couldn't have been "that long ago"
part. Anyway, I seem to recall hearing something about the fact that some
court declared it illegal. I don't know if I ever heard the facts of that
case or why that declaration was made -- if it was.
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